National Geographic : 1965 Sep
ANSWER MA AM What are the structural characteristics of organic soaps? What is the minimum daily in take of water needed to sustain the human system? This Research Laboratories librarian at the General Motors Technical Center has the answers ... or she'll find them. By back ground and training, she is well qualified to handle the more than 7,000 complex in quiries that come to the Research Laboratories library every year-not only from GM Technical Center personnel but from manufacturing divisions as well. Her credentials include a Master's degree in Library Science and years of practical experience. The job of people in research is to explore the unknown. But the usual first step in any project is to find out all about what is known. Here is where the librarian goes to work. She looks, digs, discovers . . . and delivers all the available data, all the background material. There are some 78 librarians and assistants in 22 GM libraries across the country. Their education, training and experience make them important people at General Motors. General Motors Is People... making better things for you t.' 0 0 .. ..