How I became a librarian
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How I became a librarian by Eileen H. Colwell

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Published by T. Nelson in London .
Written in English


  • Library science.

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Statement[by] Eileen Colwell. With a foreword by Phyllis Parrott.
LC ClassificationsZ720.C72 A3 1957
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 117 p.
Number of Pages117
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6021536M
LC Control Number66085515

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