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The Joy of Focussed-Random Browsing in the Library Stacks: recast and rediscovered in my Twitter feed

By Janet Rankin, Sr. Associate Director for Teaching Initiatives

For anyone who was involved in scholarly pursuits before the Internet became ubiquitous and before card catalogs became trendy for the storage of things having nothing to do with cards, browsing the library stacks for research-related journal articles and texts - was one of the most exciting, and yet simple practices many researchers engaged in.  

I called it "Focussed-Random Browsing", and, for those of you younger than 30, here's how it worked: