Material, mind, and method, was the teaching philosophy of librarian superhero Isadore Gilbert Mudge It refers to the tools she thought that every good reference librarian must have: a solid reference collection, a lively intelligent mind, and the sound organizational skills necessary to plan search strategies and to convey results to patrons.

My header image is used courtesy of the British Public Library’s collections on Flickr Commons: https://flic.kr/p/hSkMi3

The image is taken from: Guizot, François Pierre Guillaume, and WITT, Henriette De. L’Histoire D’Angleterre Depuis Les Temps Les plus Reculés … Racontée À Mes Petits-enfants … Recueillie Par Madame De Witt. … Ouvrage Illustré, Etc. Paris, 1877. Print. Page 9. http://explore.bl.uk/BLVU1:LSCOP-ALL:BLL01001541676

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