When the book was first published, I used it a lot for the classes I was teaching to beginner genealogists. I especially liked the CD in which you could print out great census forms, and various checklists. Since this was 2004, I doubt the CD would work with new operating systems since XP, but it could. As the title states, the book is for librarians, but it could be given to a researcher in need of help.
The Table of Contents has chapters covering: Starting an Organized Search, Starting Research and 10 other topics. There is also a list of figures, such as: Pedigree Chart, Family Group Sheet, Research Log and Ancestor Interview Form, all basic forms. However, I particularly liked the Federal Census Chronology for a set period of time, like the years 1790-1860, 1870-1900. All those years are printed on one page, which makes it easy to view a person and or family.
Another chart I liked, and had never seen before is, "Where to Look First for Genealogical Data" each page is broken down into a time frame, such as 1850 - 1900, 1900 - 1950, each with the types of records you should be locating. For instance, the first places to look for the period of 1850 - 1900 are, the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 census, Ellis Island database, Civil War Pension Applications, State death indexes, Probate records, birth-marriage-death records, cemetery records, etc. Sometimes it is nice having a list right in front of you. Of course, this list is different than the one for the 1950-2000 period, which doesn't have any censuses listed!
Unfortunately, I couldn't locate the author to get permission to post a few examples, as his web page was down. The publisher has yet to respond to my email. If you have questions, please contact me.