Monday, September 20, 2010

I recently attended the Librarianship Institute sponsored by the Mississippi Library Commission. I am currently involved in a project associated with the Institute reviewing reference sources available for Library Patrons. I want to share some of this information with you. The first book I reviewed was "Native Trees of the Southeast". We have many students involved with leaf collections as school projects and this book is a great help for them. It is a reference book and cannot be checked out of the library but you can use it in the library at any time. It is a beautiful book with really pretty color pictures. It gives much information including the scientific names and common names of trees in our area. It states the habitat and range, distinguishing characteristics and uses of each one. It has a glossary and index in the back. Did you know the largest variety of trees in the United States is located in the Southeast?

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