What’s a Card Catalog?

card catalog with arms

What’s a card catalog, you say? It’s OK, you must be a freshman.

Beloit College has released their annual Mindset List, a listing of interesting factoids about the incoming class of new students that arrive in approximately twelve days. According to the list, the card catalog, arguably one of the most identifiable objects associated with our fine establishment, is practically a dinosaur to the fresh crop of kids. They also have never understood what RSVP stands for (I don’t either), only known postal abbreviations for states to contain two letters and (this one’s probably the saddest) have never been Saved by the Bell, in prime-time anyway.

As a precaution, please make sure that you’re in a good mood because it may be a little depressing to think how well you remember some of the things that the class of 2013 never experienced.

About kyle

I'm the library guy. No, seriously, I'm the only male reference & instruction librarian. I also have the pleasure of serving several campus committees, the Academic Staff Assembly and the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues, among others.
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