Genevieve Walton and Library Instruction at the Michigan State Normal College

Clare Beck
1989 College and Research Libraries  
From 1892 to 1932, the library of the Michigan State Normal College was directed by Genevieve Walton, who developed a one-room, one-person operation into a full-fledged academic library. The focus of this paper is on Walton 's development of a course in library instruction for students at the college. Using archival records, the paper describes her course in library use, her active involvement in the educational process, and her determination that librarians function as college faculty.
more » ... work is related to historical patterns of bibliographic instruction, particularly as it developed in normal colleges, and to published assertions about the history of bibliographic instruction. Directions for further research are suggested.
doi:10.5860/crl_50_04_441 fatcat:m7lefal4dndz5b6dguro6tlfg4