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close this book Forestry training manual Inter-America Region
close this folder Getting ready
View the document 1. Stock the library
View the document Reference material listing
View the document 2. The training site
View the document 3. Plan the field trip
View the document 4. Tree planting site
View the document 5. Soil erosion site
View the document 6. Transportation
View the document 7. Materials

1. Stock the library

Several good books and sets of reference materials are needed as library stock. Select materials which will aid trainees in research paper development, agro-forestry planning, and species identification. Further, incorporate a few manuals and research papers that you think will be of general interest. Putting together the library is perhaps the most difficult of all preliminary tasks. You will find that you have few friends and fewer resources when it comes to borrowing books, papers and manuals.

After you have collected all your materials for the library, list them and make 3" X 5" index cards with the title and author of each item, and state if it is a book, manual, paper, etc.



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The appropriate card is attached with paper clip to each piece of reference material. As they are checked out, cards are placed in a box provided for that purpose.

Setting up the library is a day long project for one trainee. After materials are carded and listed, they should be placed on a series of tables that makes them easy to see and thereby determine what materials are available. The library should also have tables and chairs for trainees to study.

Included below is a sample list of reference materials we used in Ecuador. This list is not exhaustive by any means.