Librarians/question about the books


1. After the library decides that a book (reference and/or non-reference) is too old to be in circulation, what happens to the book? (Is the book still in the library?)(Is there a different classification system used for these books?)

2. As a researcher, do you know how I could gain access to non-published books and manuscripts?

3. When doing a search of library materials, is there a way to specifically find reference materials on a given subject if the catalog does not give you the option? (reference materials: encyclopedias, specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, lexicons, chronologies, bibliographies, and annals.

1. Very often, the book is weeded out of the collection and typically sold at a book sale to benefit the library.

2. If you access the collection of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., you may have the most success in gaining access to a non-published book or manuscript.

3. If you visit an academic library, you can learn how to use the databases that allow you to search books and manuscripts from throughout the world.


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Robert H. Kieserman, MBA, MLIS


I am a consultant to public and special libraries and I specialize in library management and administration. I am able to answer questions about library science as a career as well as about the general topic of library science and how libraries work and the services they provide.


I have an MBA, an MLIS degree, I am a business professor, I have written four books on entrepreneurship, and have been a expert in another management area (healthcare) for AllExperts with a consistently high rating for over two years.

the American Library Association, the Library Administration and Management Association, the Public Library Association, and the Medical Library Association

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MBA in Accounting and a MLIS

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