Threesology Research Journal
Library Science

~ The Study of Threes ~
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Library Science
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Initial efforts in pursuing a threes research project so many decades ago, resulted in the usage of a notebook when an accumulation of data exceeded a mental capacity to sustain an adequate representation for the purposes of recall and further collection interests. Such a dilemma is encountered by all of us who eventually focus in on a single or multiple topics. Each of us has our own method for cataloguing perceptions and associated compilations, some of which we may refer to as a second nature, muscle memory, prodigious memory or other culturally driven phrase. In cataloging diverse subjects such as different items we need from the store for our house, car, garage, storage shed, etc., we may use an itemized method of shopping for each particular item according to where it will be placed, such as items on a list which are meant for the kitchen, or garden shed, or ornamentations to be placed into an attic or basement awaiting the appropriate time of year to be displayed. Some people use day planners or diaries or journals meant for personal use, while others like the Threesology Research Journal, are meant for public consumption such as minutes of a meeting conducted by public officials. Each of us in our own way has a library. Indeed, many of us have a collection of multiple libraries such as a library of tools, a library of books on auto mechanics or clothes making, or cooking, sewing, hobbies, etc... We put items into certain spots and keep a running memory of where such items are likely to be found. If we lose our household and vehicle keys because we fail to use a recurring spot for later locating and identifying them, some of us may use a back-tracking method in which we trace over the steps we think we had traversed when we last saw our keys. The same goes for our phone, a book, or some other item we set down in an unconventional or non-usual place which causes some consternation when we later try to find them.

Each of us practices some measure of a library science and may come to disagree with another's methodology for arranging thought processes when discussing a given topic. Some of us are so creatively divergent that we jump from one subject to another from hour-to-hour or day-to-day, making it difficult for others to follow our train of thought and the correlations being made between diverse materials. While some make think such meanderings are a linguistically-driven psychologically-based cling/clang, bow/wow, ding-dong, pooh/pooh, or other dichotomously arranged assemblage, there is some underlying method to our madness, even if only a few come to appreciate the associations. Instead of one picture being worth a thousand words, a single word comes to be interpreted as a thousand pictures. It is a phrase flipped over to produce yet another dichotomy bringing to mind the controversy between a two- and three- (etc.) formatted frame of thinking. Working in a library is not as simple as making sure materials are assigned a Dewey Decimal number or placing them in some Author- Title- Subject order.

Those with Library Science Degrees are those who can be assigned to positions of trust and management, even if you were to go to their home and see that a child of theirs has a rather disorganized looking method for sorting and aligning their toys and clothes. Sometimes a toy box and closet are not viewed (by the child) as the best shelves upon which a child's collection of goods is to be stored... not to mention how they arrange their food while eating. Ask any infant sitting in a highchair, the best place for food is not always a bowl or their mouth. Infants and children have their own system of organization. No less, a person with a Library Science degree who gets a job as a Librarian, must also deal with a public and employees whose own ideas of collecting, sorting and ordering may well be happenstance, destructive, carelessly simplistic, or even purposefully undermining the established order to make finding materials more difficult for whomever seeks out a given book, magazine, newspaper, or other item of interest. While a library is intentionally meant to be user-friendly, how and where shelves within a library may require a learning curve. Yet, the presence of a Librarian and assistants is essential for helping the public navigate the large terrain of diverse materials... if only the public could be trained to ask for help and not be afraid to ask what they might view as a "dumb question". There are no dumb questions, and no self-respecting library attendant would view any question with ridicule or an indication of a person's ignorance. All questions can be viewed as an innocence with the potential to develop into a genius. While there exists the idea that there is a thin line between madness and genius is widely acknowledged, it is less widely known that intelligent people often have a child-like innocence of perception which they explore and use as a genesis for that which may well become a truly insightful idea.

Someone with a library science degree can be quite helpful to those who need to make some conventionally recognized sense out of an otherwise disarrayed appearing assortment of activities and ideas. While helpful in the standards being taught for items which are more commonly thought to be static, such as books on a shelf, magazines on a rack, etc... flexibility in thinking with those with a Library Science Degree is helpful, if not in some cases quite essential in such a project as the Threes Research Journal. However, I don't want to imply that those pursuing a Library Science Degree are not creative thinkers. If you have ever worked in any type of cataloguing situation, you know all too well that there is a substantial level of organizational talent required, even if others think such activities are just as routine as putting books back on a shelf, as if one were working in a factory next to a conveyor belt. All jobs have routine maintenance requirements The talents of a person with such a degree could not only help organize the growing mass of material into a presentable scenario for a larger readership, but help to align content on pages which have already been produced after the initial creative exercise has been permitted to illustrate their divergent portrayals. Emphasizing standards of a Library Science Degree to be the sole arbitrator during the development of a creative impulse may or may not be an impediment in some cases, since originality of thought and activity have their own "libraryishnessificationology" during its stages of development.

A Library Science degree has application in many different fields so long as those pursing such a degree appreciate they are acquiring an organizational expertise which frequently requires flexibility, and a personal interest as well a aptitude outside of the conventional library setting. Such a degree has a marketable value so long as the individual can sell themselves as being a profitable advantage to a given company or organization with a leadership who may not even realize their interests and gains can be improved by investing in an appropriate model of cataloguing for the purposes of being able to better manage their inventory of goods, ideas, resources, etc. A Library Science degree requires someone to have a significant means of tracking multiple products which may be organized in different settings such as the shelves in warehouses, lines on a graph, or vehicles on different lots. While most of us have minor cataloguing skills, it is seldom considered that a person's life can be turned around, or uplifted, or put into order by the application of someone skilled with some type of organizational ability, be they a counselor, psychiatrist, police officer, coach, dentist, gardener, chemist, office manager, Clergy, Librarian, etc., all of whom have different, yet basically similar frames of mind for organizing one or another type of materials. Some organizational skills are better than others for given tasks, while some, like a person with a Library Science degree, can provide others an insight into how they may alternatively arrange their interests to gain a more fulfilling perspective. In my opinion a "Library Science degree" should be called an "Organizational Science degree", because a diverse student body has the capacity to apply organization to different subjects on an individual basis, and not simply a collective one.




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