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Browsing The New York Public Library's research catalog during a shift at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, we came across a tantalizing entry for a publication called The Class Mark.... READ MORE HERE:
Union Library Workers: Struggle in the Stacks! Researching NYPL's Labor History
That is very interesting! Thank you for sharing.
On a different vein, it made me think about the past, before OPACs. I remember the summer before college, I needed extra hours (money) and I got stuck pulling and filing cards into the card catalog at the PLCHC main library, pulling the rod, finding the spot, dropping the card, pulling the old one out, and sliding the rod back in. I think I also did that at the Avondale Branch where I was a student assistant in grades 11 and 12. My 16-year-old daughter will never have such an experience and around here they don't even hire teens to work in the library. I feel old...
Katherine Moser Kelly (she, her)
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