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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How do I make a list...??

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Library of Congress,
Prints & Photographs Division,
FSA/OWI Collection
Dear Circ,

Wow!  I'm learning more and more about how to use the library to my best advantage. I've been reading your responses to Irving's questions. Now I want to learn about making lists. After all, I don't need a fancy system to make a list, isn't an old-fashioned paper list just as good? And don't get me wrong, I love lists, I make them all the time. So tell me how you would make a list and why it's a better way to do it.

Larry Liszt


Dear Larry,

We like lists too, they are a helpful organizational tool.  So let's make one! It's really easy.

Go to our catalog.  Let's use Irving's last search.  Type "debt" in the search box and search.  Then add the two filters, ADULT NON-FICTION (under Collection), and Finance, Personal (under Subject).  Now we have Irving's last search.  Look at the entry for the first item.  The title is at the top, then the author.  Then there are two boxes, "Place Hold" and "Add to List."  If you click on "Add to List", the first thing that will come up is the Log In box (remember the computer has to know who you are).  So go ahead and log in.  Then you'll see a box that says "Choose a List" and below that you have a choice.  You can choose "My List", or in bold you'll see "Create New List" in bold.  Try clicking on "Create New List."  You'll get a new box that says "debt" with a "Save" button next to it.  Try typing in "Larry's Debt Books" and click Save.  You'll get a message that says "Your items have been added."  You can do this with any of the books on your search.  Add some more items.  Now go up to the right hand corner and click on "Larry's Account." Now you'll get a box about your account.  Click on "Saved Lists."  You can view your new list, rename it, e-mail it to yourself or someone else, or print it. 

What you can't do is lose your list.  Sometimes it feels like we lose more lists than we actually make.  Not especially helpful....  So try making a list.  The best part is that if you're in the library, the list will always be available to you because you can always log in to your account.  If we don't lose our list, it's usually in our "other coat."

Circ

Dear Readers,
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