Efficient Librarian

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Lydia M. Gooding, class of 1910, became the librarian at Dickinson College. As going to the library (whether in search of quietness for studying, or to search for reference readings assigned by professors) increased in popularity (for many years "going to the library wasn't considered quite the best form"), Gooding made some changes in dynamics that made running the library more efficient.
She hired 8-10 student assistants during the year and introduced a new system for cataloguing books. Moreover, she supervised the erection of new shelves on the balcony where she placed old or static books.