Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Advice Needed about EAIA's Books

Academic journal article The Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, Inc.

Advice Needed about EAIA's Books

Article excerpt

Did you know the library is a membership benefit? Have you ever used it?

As I write this in late September, the Halloween candy has hit the grocery store shelves, so the holidays can't be far off. The family members are beginning to ask, "What do you want for Hanukkah or Christmas" and "Where are we going?" The great big kid in me starts making that great big list that starts with a new Jaguar and works its way to books and socks in very short order. Around here we call that the "Wish-Want-Need" method.

Having survived several renovation projects in our hundred--year old house has made the wish-want-need method an art form. Yes, I'd like cherry cabinets and granite countertops in the kitchen. Too bad the budget totals $2500. Commercial style appliances?

Forget it. Go to Sears!

Now I need to work on another wish-- want--need list for EAIA's library. I wish that all the books in EAIA's library were cataloged and ready to mail. I want to hire somebody fulltime until that job is finished. I need to get away from this computer and go down there and do some work!

So I'm writing to all members now to ask what should we do with the collection of books that make up the RAIA library?

If you have used the library, can you tell me (1) When, and how often? …

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