Figure 5-13.Shelf arrangement of books.
publishing a list of processed books in the POD will
keep the crew informed about new library books.
The card catalog file, as shown in figure 5-
14, is the patrons index to the librarys collection.
It lists each book in the library by author, title,
and by subject for nonfiction books and gives the
shelf location for each book in the upper comer of
the card. The card catalog should be located so it is
readily available to library users. Interfile all
alphabetically as shown in figures 5-14 and 5-15.
File these cards when the processed book is put
on the shelf. (These cards should not be allowed to
Figure 5-14.Sample card catalog file.
collect for filing since they are of no use to patrons
until they are filed.)
The shelflist is an official record of the
librarys holdings. It contains one author card for
each book in the collection. Shelflists are not for
patron use and should be kept in a secure place. File
shelflist cards for fiction books alphabetically by
author, as shown in figure 5-16. File shelflist cards
for nonfiction books numerically by class number, as
shown in figure 5-17. These files should represent the
order in which the books are shelved. File the
shelflist cards when the processed books are shelved.
(Shelflist cards should not collect for later filing.) The
shelflist should resemble the sample shown in figure
Paperbacks are furnished to the shipboard
library monthly to add to the clothbound library
collection. These materials have a short life-span and
are not intended as permanent materials for the
collection. The first or last page of each
identification such as COURTESY OF YOUR
SHIPS LIBRARY, SHARE WITH A SHIPMATE.
You or another library staff member will usually shelve