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Vol. 31, No. 5
February 3, 1972
SPRING LITERARY SERIES ANNOUNCED
"Sally, George and Martha," a new play about
George Washington by Sam Dann, by arrangement
with The Matinee Theatre Series, Lucille Lortel
Artistic Director, will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on
February 21 and 22 in the Coolidge Auditorium. The
play is the second literary program of the spring sea-
son; the first, "An Evening with Ruth Gordon" was
presented on January 17 and 18. Tickets for the play,
presented under the auspices of the Gertrude Clarke
Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund, will be distrib-
uted by Patrick Hayes at 1300 G St., N.W., beginning
at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16. A service
charge of 25 cents is placed on each ticket, and only
two tickets are given to a person. Telephone reserva-
tions may be made on February 16 by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.
David Ray and Robert Watson will read and discuss
their poems, with Josephine Jacobsen as moderator,
on March 13. Mrs. Jacobsen is Consultant in Poetry
to the Library of Congress for 1971-72 and 1972-73.
On March 27, poet John Ciardi, introduced by
Josephine Jacobsen, will read from his poems.
George Garrett and Brendan Kennelly will partici-
pate in a joint poetry reading and discussion, with
Josephine Jacobsen as moderator, on April 10.
Josephine Jacobsen will bring the 1971-72 season
of literary programs to a close with a lecture, "From
Anne to Marianne: Some Women in American
Poetry," on May 1. This program will be sponsored
by the Library of Congress as one of the activities of
the Consultant in Poetry.
Tape recordings of many of these and other pro-
grams in the Library's literary series are made avail-
able by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and
Literature Fund for delayed broadcast on radio
stations in other cities through the National Public
Radio, Scheduled Tapes Division. In Washington,
D.C., programs are presented in delayed broadcasts
by radio station WGMS-FM.
BEAUX ARTS TRIO IN CONCERT
On Friday evening, February 11, the Gertrude
Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of instrumental chamber
music by the Beaux Arts Trio of New York. The
Beaux Arts Trio has made numerous appearances at
the Library. This ensemble (Isidore Cohen, violin;
Bernard Greenhouse, violoncello; and Menahem
Pressler, piano) will perform Trio in E flat major, H.
XV: 29 by Joseph Haydn; Trio in D minor, Op. 63 by
Robert Schumann; and Trio in C major, Op. 87 by
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. It will be broad-
cast in its entirety by Station WGMS of Washington,
D.C., and tape recordings for delayed broadcasts will
be made available to stations in other cities by the
Katie and Walter Louchheim Fund in the Library of
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ALA Inquiry Team Report ............. 46-47
Beaux Arts Trio in Concert . .... 45-46
Library of Congress Footnotes . .... 53-54
Library of Congress Publications . ... 47-49
Library Receives Harding Letters . .... 46
News in the Library World . ... 54-56
Spring Literary Series Announced . .... 45
Staff News ................. 49-53
Tickets for this concert will be distributed by
Patrick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30
a.m., Monday, February 7. A service charge of 25
cents is placed on each ticket, and only two tickets
are distributed to an individual. Telephone reserva-
tions may be made on Monday morning by calling
393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.
LIBRARY RECEIVES HARDING LETTERS
The Library of Congress has accepted a group of
letters by former President Warren G. Harding, under
conditions which make them inaccessible until the
year 2014, 50 years after their existence became
known to the public. Under terms of the agreement
accepted by the Librarian of Congress, the letters will
be open for scholarly use after that date.
There are slightly more than 100 letters by Harding
addressed to Mrs. James (Carrie) Phillips; there are
also manuscript poems addressed to Mrs. Phillips.
These are the "love letters" and "love poems," public
awareness of which led to various lawsuits by inter-
ested persons and organizations from 1964 onward.
Historian Francis Russell, officers of the Ohio Histori-
cal Society, the families of President Harding and
Mrs. Phillips, American Heritage Co., and the New
York Times were involved. Except for some
unauthorized publication of a few phrases in news-
paper reports, the manuscripts are unpublished. In
Russell's book on Harding, Shadow of Blooming
Grove, no direct quotations were permitted. Russell
and his publisher left blank spaces on pages where
quotations from the letters might otherwise have
Some of the letters are extensive. One runs to 41
pages. Others are brief notes. The Harding letters are
dated 1910-1920, although there are some associated
manuscripts of later date, including drafts of letters
by Mrs. Phillips relating to Harding. Because some of
the Harding letters were written on inexpensive paper
torn from writing tablets, the Library will first sub-
ject the manuscripts to preservation and restoration
measures to insure their existence in 2014. When such
necessary work is completed, they will be sealed and
housed in the Manuscript Division, which holds the
major body of personal papers for 23 Presidents, not
ALA INQUIRY TEAM REPORT
A personal member of the American Library Asso-
ciation, who is also a member of the Library of Con-
gress staff, introduced at ALA's June 1971 meeting a
resolution alleging racial discrimination in both
recruiting and promotion against the Library of Con-
gress. Although ALA By-laws provide that only
specific charges should be investigated, Council
adopted a resolution "to effect an immediate inquiry
into the facts of the case ... with the purpose of
assuring appropriate action with the least possible
delay and with a full report to Council no later than
Midwinter, 1972." Subsequently the Staff Committee
on Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry, directed to
conduct such an investigation, appointed a Library of
Congress Inquiry Team.
The Joint Committee on the Library, through its
Chairman, Congressman Wayne L. Hays, informed the
Library on November 9 that "under no circumstances
can we permit an outside non-governmental organiza-
tion to make such an inquiry. It is my belief that the
American Library Association is infringing on and
usurping the oversight responsibilities of the Congress
in making an investigation of an Agency under the
exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress."
Mr. Hays went on to state that "several months ago
when these allegations of discrimination were first
February 3, 1972
made, I had a meeting with the individuals who had
apparently instigated this action by the American
Library Association. I told them we would carefully
examine any evidence they could produce and docu-
ment. I stressed our desire to correct any situation
they would bring to our attention. Despite this open
invitation, we received no evidence."
Following receipt of a copy of the Team Chair-
man's letter by ALA headquarters in Chicago, the
Inquiry Team visited Washington twice in the next
two months and heard, it has stated, 29 witnesses
(out of a total of 3,840 employees), all of whom were
critical of Library practices. The Team also had an
informal meeting with Library officials who outlined
the Library's personnel policies and procedures,
including the operations of the Equal Employment
On Tuesday, January 25, the Staff Committee on
Arbitration, Mediation, and Inquiry, having presented
its report to ALA Executive Board, presented the
report to Council, releasing it at the same time to the
press in Chicago and Washington. Council adopted
the Team's report and The Committee's recommenda-
tions, as amended, as follows:
1. That a copy of the Report of the Library of Congress
Inquiry Team be distributed immediately to Mr. Joslyn N.
Williams, personal member of ALA, to Mr. L. Quincy Mum-
ford, Librarian of Congress, and to the members of the Joint
Committee on the Library.
2. That the Report of the Library of Congress Inquiry Team
be published in the March issue of American Libraries.
3. That a timetable be established by the Staff Committee
on Mediation, Arbitration, and Inquiry to review substantive
action on the Library of Congress Inquiry Team's recom-
mendations and that a report of further findings be made to
the ALA Council at the 1972 Annual Conference, and in no
case later than the 1973 Midwinter Meeting.
On Thursday, January 27, when the Librarian of
Congress had had an opportunity to read a copy of
the report obtained from a staff member who re-
turned from Chicago, Mr. Mumford sent the follow-
ing telegram to Keith Doms, President of ALA:
I am deeply disturbed by the report of the Library of
Congress Inquiry Team. It reflects on the integrity of over
600 Library of Congress supervisors. There is an obvious lack
of specifics contained in the serious charges made against the
Library. We cannot answer these charges unless those persons
who presented testimony on which they were based come
forward with their complaints.
The Library of Congress has machinery through its Equal
Opportunity Office to investigate fully any specific
complaint coming to it. An impartial outside hearing
examiner certified by the Civil Service Commission is avail-
able to every member of the Library staff. I urge that the
Inquiry Team communicate to those witnesses who have
made these charges, that the Library administration wants
them to present their specific complaints in order that we can
eradicate any injustices that exist.
The Congressional Joint Committee on the Library has also
asked for these facts and has asked these individuals to give
them any evidence that they can produce and document with
respect to discriminatory practices at the Library of Congress
and heretofore has not received such evidence.
The report fails to recognize the Library of Congress'
accomplishments in the area of race relations. The distortions
contained in it can only hamper the long-standing and con-
tinuing efforts of the Library with respect to minority
recruitment and advancement. The Library of Congress will
continue to work assiduously for equal opportunity for all.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Eastern Africa. Vol. 5, No. 1.
January 1972. (pp. 1-49.) Continuing subscriptions
free to libraries upon request to the Field Director,
Library of Congress Office, P.O. Box 30598, Nairobi,
Accessions List: Israel. Vol. 8, No. 12. December
1971. (pp. 400-416.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv,
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 10, No. 10. October
1971. (pp. 82-90.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Louise Bogan: A Woman's Words. A lecture deliv-
ered at the Library of Congress May 4, 1970, by
William Jay Smith, Consultant in Poetry in English at
the Library of Congress, 1968-70, with a bibliogra-
phy. 1971. (81 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20402, at 45 cents a copy.
Louise Bogan served as Consultant in Poetry to the
Library of Congress in 1945-46-the first woman to
hold that post. Following her death on February 4,
1970, William Jay Smith delivered a lecture on the
achievements of her career; this lecture and a bibli-
ography prepared by the Library's Reference Depart-
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ment are included in Louise Bogan: A 'oman's
Mr. Smith's reminiscence about Miss Bogan's life
and work is a personal rather than a formal one. He
not only cites her finest qualities as a poet and essay-
ist, but also recalls their friendship of many years and
their collaboration on The Golden Journey: Poems
for Young People, which was published in 1965.
In addition to six volumes of poetry, Miss Bogan
was the author of numerous essays and reviews. In
1950, the Library published a bibliography she had
prepared as the Library's Consultant in Poetry, Wlorks
in the Humanities Published in Great Britain,
1939-1946: A Selective List, a compilation of nearly
1,000 items written during the war by men of letters.
A 485-item bibliography of Louise Bogan materials
in the collections of the Library of Congress con-
cludes the publication. The major parts of the bibli-
ography focus on works by Miss Bogan published
separately, including her prose works and her col-
lected poems; individual poems not published in
collections; articles, essays, and short stories pub-
lished singly; book reviews in The New Yorker, which
number over 300; manuscripts; and phonorecords in
the Library's Music Division.
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
October 1971. (xx, 1025 p.) Compiled by the Library
of Congress with the cooperation of the Resources
Committee of the Resources and Technical Services
Division, American Library Association. For sale by
the Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard, Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
Saint-John Perse: Praise and Presence. A Lecture
delivered at the Library of Congress December 2,
1968, by Pierre Emmanuel under the auspices of the
Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature Fund,
with a bibliography. 1971. (iii, 82 p.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents at 45 cents a copy.
Alexis Lger, known to the literary world as Saint-
John Perse, is a former Consultant in French Litera-
ture to the Library of Congress and recipient of the
1960 Noble Prize for Literature. Leger served the
Library as Consultant and, later, as Honorary Con-
sultant, from 1941 to 1953.
Saint-John Perse consists of Pierre Emmanuel's
lecture and a bibliography compiled by Ruth S.
Freitag of the Library's General Reference and Bibli-
ography Division. M. Emmanuel, French poet and
essayist, reviews Perse's poetic career and discusses his
accomplishments in his major works of poetry,
Chronique, Anabase, Oiseaux, Exil, Vents, Amers,
and Eloges. While Consultant at the Library, Leger
also compiled two bibliographies which were subse-
quently published: A Selection of Works for an
Understanding of World Affairs since 1914 (1943)
and France: A List of References on Contemporary
Economic. Social, and Political Conditions (1944).
Miss Freitag's bibliography, which contains 243
entries, includes all of Leger's writings published
either under his own name or under his pseudonym
and other items attributed to him in the Library's
main catalog. Citations are also given to works pub-
lished in journals as well as in books or pamphlets and
to works published only in journals or collections;
letters and memoranda in the Library's manuscript,
rare book, and general collections are individually
described and their contents summarized. The
arrangement of the entries, divided into 11 sections,
is primarily chronological.
Selected Sources of Information on Vocational
Rehabilitation, compiled by the Science and Tech-
nology Division's National Referral Center, is an
informal four-page listing of organizations which can
supply information on different aspects of vocational
rehabilitation. Included for each of the 13 organiza-
tions listed is its address, telephone number, a
description of the information services it will perform
for the public or selected users, and information on
its publications, holdings, and data collections. Copies
of Selected Sources of Information on Vocational
Rehabilitation may be obtained free from the
National Referral Center, Science and Technology
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Press Releases: No. 72-4 (January 20) Photographs of Presi-
dents from 1921-71 exhibition will open at the Library of
Congress on February 1; No. 72-5 (January 25) First in series
of symposia on American Revolution to be held at Library of
Congress May 5 and 6; No. 72-6 (January 27) 22nd National
Exhibition of Prints to open on February 13 at the Dearborn
Campus Library of the University of Michigan; No. 72-7
(January 27) Statement of Librarian of Congress on ALA
Inquiry Team report; No. 72-8 (January 29) Literary pro-
grams for the spring season announced by the Library of
Library of Congress Regulations: Nos. 1818-4, 1818-4.1,
and 18184.2 (January 25) concerned street parking for
Library staff; no. 1515-4 (January 26) stated the Library's
policies regarding General Accounting Office audits.
Special Announcements: No. 460 (January 26) called
attention to the William A. Jump Memorial Award for 1972;
February 3, 1972
no. 461 (January 26) gave the Washington's birthday holiday
Awards and an anniversary were on the December
calendar of the New Delhi LC Field Office. In an
Annual Awards Ceremony held at the American
Embassy in New Delhi on December 17 four Library
of Congress employees were honored. Harnarinder
Singh Tiwana received a 10-year service pin, and
Lakshmi Kant Sharma and Dewan Singh Dogra both
received safe-driving awards. Mrs. Kesavan Kesari,
Head the Documents Section, received a meritorious
step increase for the consistent high level of perform-
ance she demonstrated in procuring documents from
state and central governments and for the superior
leadership she has given her section. The awards were
presented by Ambassador Kenneth B. Keating and
Galen L. Stone, Deputy Chief of Mission.
During the annual Christmas Party, Rodney G.
Sarle, New Delhi Field Director, recognized the first
10 years of the Field Office's operation. He traced
the history of its development and mentioned the
Field Directors who had administered it. Mr. Sarle
then garlanded the first 10 employees who joined the
staff between December 4, 1961 and February 12,
1962, and who still remain with the office: Ram
E Award recipients at the American Embassy in
New Delhi are, from left to right, Mr. Dogra,
Mr. Tiwana, Mr. Sharma, and Mrs. Kesari.
The first 10 employees in the New Delhi office are ft-r) Mr. Kishan, Mr. Charan, Mr. Das, Mr. Alexander,
Miss Gandhi, Miss Sahai, Mr. Sarle. Miss Nandra, Mr. Sirajuddin, Mr. Joseph, and Mr. Juriel.
LC Information Bulletin
Kishan, Kali Charan, Bhagwan Das, J. M. Alexander,
Nargis Gandhi, Vimla Sahai, Surinder Kaur Nandra, S.
M. Sirajuddin, Anthony Joseph, and Roshan Juriel.
The senior-American employee, Mrs. Eunice Stutz-
man Gupta, Assistant Field Director for Cataloging,
closed the anniversary observance by cutting a deco-
rated cake topped with ten candles.
Recruits Complete Program
On Friday, January 21, the Librarian, L. Quincy
Mumford, presented certificates to the 11 members
of the Library's 22nd Special Recruit Class, thus offi-
cially ending the 19-week intensive training program
which began on September 13. During the program,
the recruits participated in a series of seminars on the
major functions of the Library, including Acquisition
and Selection of Library Material, Bibliographic
Control, Serials in the Library, Reference, Research,
and Bibliographic Services, Administrative, Technical,
and Developmental Services, and the Office of the
Librarian. The information provided in these seminars
was reinforced and expanded through further orienta-
tion programs and work experiences provided by vari-
ous divisions. The recruits also had the opportunity
of visiting the Government Printing Office, Folger
Shakespeare Library, National Archives and Records
Service, National Library of Medicine, and National
Agricultural Library. The purpose of the program is
to provide a detailed understanding of the Library's
operations for highly qualified individuals who are
selected from among recent library school graduates
and from the Library staff.
As of January 24, the recruits were placed in the
following positions: Thomas D. Burney, Supervisor of
the Reading Room, Rare Book Division-Reference
Department; Mrs. Sandra Baumgardner, Automated
Operations Specialist, Order Division; Felicia R.
Giedrys, Cataloger, Shared Cataloging Division; Mrs.
Carolyn Rizzetta, Cataloger, Serial Record Division;
Mrs. Margaret Porter Smith, Cataloger, Descriptive
Cataloging Division; and Pamela A. Wood, Staff
Assistant to the Assistant Director for Processing
Services-all in the Processing Department. Those
placed in positions in the Congressional Research
Service were Susan C. Finsen, Joseph J. Schwarz, Mrs.
Patricia Tsuchitani, all Bibliographers, and Bruce C.
Miller, Acquisitions and Reference Librarian, Library
Services Division; and Frederick R. Reenstjerna,
Reference Librarian, Congressional Reference Divi-
sion. Mrs. Baumgardner, Mrs. Rizzetta, and Mrs.
Tsuchitani, who were chosen for the recruit program
from the Library staff, returned to the positions they
held at the beginning of the program.
Jacob Appointed to Library Staff
Louis A. Jacob has been appointed Head of the
Southern Asia Section of the Orientalia Division, and
will assume his duties in early April. Mr. Jacob
succeeds Cecil Hobbs, who retired on January 9.
The Southern Asia Section, one of five units of the
Orientalia Division of the Reference Department, has
custody of the Library's collection of books and
serials in the languages of South and Southeast Asia-
including Hindi, Bengali, Thai, Indonesian, Urdu,
Marathi, Sanskrit, Burmese, Vietnamese, and others.
The Section is responsible for the development of the
Library's resources for Southern Asia studies, the
provision of reference services relating to the region,
and the administration of collections written in the
vernacular languages of the area.
Mr. Jacob has served as Director of the Asian Refer-
ence Department at the University of Pennsylvania
Library since 1968, and as Assistant Professor in the
South Asia Regional Studies Department in the Uni-
versity since 1970. His primary responsibility there
has been the management of an Oriental collection to
support teaching and research at the University of
Pennsylvania, with special emphasis on South Asia
(India, Pakistan, Ceylon, and the Himalayan coun-
tries). From 1959 to 1968, he served as Librarian for
the Center for South Asia Studies at the University of
California, Berkeley, in charge of collection develop-
ment, reference work with students and faculty, and
the management of PL-480 materials received primar-
ily from India and Pakistan.
A nationally recognized leader in the field of collec-
tion development and bibliography for South Asian
studies, Mr. Jacob is Chairman of the South Asia
Microform Project Executive Committee; Chairman
of the Committee on South Asia Libraries and
Documentation of the Association for Asian Studies;
and Chairman of the Subcommittee on South Asia of
the Foreign Acquisitions Committee, Association of
Research Libraries. In 1968-1970, he was Organizing
Chairman of the Asian and North African Subsection,
Subject Specialists Section, Association of College
and Research Libraries (a division of the American
From 1961 to 1966, Mr. Jacob was subeditor for
South Asia of the annual Bibliography of Asian
Studies published by the Association for Asian
Studies. He is currently serving as convenor of the
Association's Task Force on the Bibliography of
Asian Studies. He is a contributor to professional
February 3, 1972
journals, and is the editor of South Asia: a Bibliogra- -
phy for Undergraduate Libraries (Williamsport, Pa.,
Bro-Dart Publishing Co., 1970).
A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Mr. Jacob received his
B.A. cum laude from Western Reserve University in
social sciences. He earned an M.A. with distinction in
South Asia studies from the University of California,
Berkeley, and an M.L.S., also from the University of
California. He has done extensive field work studying
library resources in India, England, and the United
States. He has been a fellow in the American Institute
of Indian Studies, and is a member of the Association
for Asian Studies, the American Oriental Society, the
American Academy of Political and Social Sciences,
and the American Library Association.
Mr. Jacob is married to the former Helen Pierce of
Painesville, Ohio. Mrs. Jacob is the Librarian of the
Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and the author of A
Garland for Gandhi (Berkeley, Calif., Parnassus Press,
Abe A. Goldman, General Counsel of the Copyright
Office, was presented a 35-year Federal Service
Award pin by George D. Cary, Register of Copy-
rights, on January 19.
Mr. Goldman attended Evansville College and the
University of Illinois and holds degrees from the Uni-
versity of Chicago (Ph.B) and from the University of
Chicago Law School (J.D., cum laude). After a few
years in private law practice in Indiana and Illinois
and as an instructor in commercial law and govern-
ment at Peoples Junior College in Chicago, he began
his Government career with the Farm Credit Adminis-
tration (1935-1950), where he was in charge of the
legal work of its Production Credit Division.
Mr. Goldman came to the Copyright Office as an
Attorney-Advisor in February 1952 and became
Chief of Research in December 1956. Under his direc-
tion, 35 studies dealing with the basic problems in
copyright law revision were completed. In March
1961 he became General Counsel of the Copyright
Office and since then has played a very important
role in the work of the Copyright Office in drafting
and working on the copyright revision bill. He is a
member of the Indiana and Illinois Bars.
Mrs. Louise R. Howard, a Reviser-Reviewer in the
Book Section of the Copyright Office Cataloging
Division, was presented a 30-year Federal Service
Award pin on January 4 by Mr. Cary. Mrs. Howard
earned her A.B. degree in history from Howard Uni-
versity in 1941 and has done graduate work there and
at the American University. She also has taken
courses in library science at the Department of
Agriculture Graduate School.
Mrs. Howard worked at the Bureau of Printing and
Engraving, the Department of the Navy, and the
Veterans Administration before coming to the Copy-
right Office in 1951. She was promoted to Cataloger
in 1956, to Senior Cataloger in 1964, and Reviser-
Reviewer in 1969.
Mrs. Howard has also taught school in the District
of Columbia and is a member of the District of
Columbia Library Association.
Benjamin W. Rudd, Copyright Office Librarian and
General Attorney, was presented a 25-year Federal
Service Award pin on January 19 by Mr. Cary. All of
Mr. Rudd's Federal service has been in the Copyright
Employed in the Cataloging and Classification
Departments of the Boston Public Library before his
appointment as a Cataloger in the Copyright Office
Cataloging Division on December 1, 1946, Mr. Rudd
was promoted to a Reviser in 1949 and served as
Assistant Head of the Book Section in that division
from May 1952 to August 1956. A graduate of the
Northeastern University School of Law and a member
of the Massachusetts Bar, Mr. Rudd was assigned to
the Copyright Office Law Library in September
He served on the Board of Trustees of the Copy-
right Society of the United States of America for
three years ending in 1965, and received a special
citation from the Copyright Society for his extra-
ordinary initiative, devotion, and scholarship in
furnishing to the Society unique and comprehensive
reports on developments in the copyright field
throughout the world.
Appointments: Lawrence O. Ball, library aid, GS-2, S&R,
PA2412; Raymond R. Blake, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, PA2412; Aaron Bonds, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, PA2412; Gary Cooper, deck attendant, GS-3, S&R,
PA2443; Gary M. Skolnik, programmer, GS-9, MARC Dev,
PA2482; Mrs. Adrienne E. Smith, arranging and distribution
assistant, GS-3, Cat Mgmt, PA2209.
Temporary Appointments: Gary Alston, clerk, GS-3, CRS
D; Martin P. Caussen, manuscript librarian, GT-7, Mss,
PA2427; Gordon Guigon, consultant for Building Planning
Office, BPO; Mrs. Mary W. McNab, analyst, public welfare,
GS-7, CRS Ed, PA2461.
Reappointments: Mrs. Barbara Britton, library aid, GS-3,
CRS L, OP400; Nancy S. Butts, language specialist, GS-7,
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FRD, PA2425; Annie Littlejohn, editorial assistant, GS-4,
CRS S, OP400; William E. Miller, warehouseman, WG-5,
Card, PB2419; Walter T. Scott, clerk, GS-4, Cop Serv,
PA2368; James M. Wall, motion picture assistant, GS-4, P&P,
OP600; Mrs. Gloria J. White, deck attendant, GS-3, S&R,
Promotions: Benjamin F. Hull, to technical information
specialist, GS-12, Sci, PB2448; Gary D. Jensen, S&R, to
reference librarian and bibliographer, GS-9, GR&B; Shirley
Loo, to head, subject specialization section, GS-13, CRS L,
PB2462; Mary Ann McKibben, CRS F, to administrative
secretary, GS-7, FLC, PA2504; Mrs. Nellie P. Schachowskoj,
Share Cat, to language specialist, GS-7, FRD, PA2425.
Transfer: Mrs. Theresa E. McNair, to supervisor, language
and literature, shelflisting unit, GS-11, Subj Cat, PB2445.
Resignations: Mrs. Josephita N. Boddie, Hisp; Stuart J.
Byczynski, Card; Robert M. Garlick, Cop Serv; William E.
Halsey, CRS E; Mrs. Magali Kirwan, GR&B; Ronald L. Ross,
Ser; Mrs. Sharon L. Self, Ser Rec; James W. Stevenson, Loan.
James B. Childs, Honorary Consultant in Govern-
ment Document Bibliography, contributed an article
on "Reference Use of Official Publications of
National Governments" to the October issue of the
Herald of Library Science His article appears on
A concert by Joe Hickerson, Reference Librarian in
the Archive of Folk Song, drew a rave review in a
recent issue of the New York Times. Of Mr. Hicker-
son's performance on January 14, for the New York
Pinewoods Folk Music Club, John S. Wilson said, "He
added to everything he sang a personal dimension
through the close communication he established with
his audience, giving each of his songs a very warm
individuality. ... It was a Hickerson evening and,
because of that, a delightful and different evening of
Mr. Hickerson, singer and guitarist, was accom-
panied by his wife, Lynn, who sang and played the
Alan Jabbour, Head of the Archive of Folk Song,
presented with Peter Hoover of Cleveland, Ohio, a
concert of American instrumental folk music on
January 14. Mr. Jabbour, on fiddle, and Mr. Hoover,
on five-string banjo, performed folk tunes they had
learned while visiting older musicians in the upper
South. The concert was sponsored by the Folklore
Society of Greater Washington and the Smithsonian's
Division for Performing Arts; it was held in the audi-
torium of the Museum of History and Technology.
Mrs. Ruth S. Nicholson, Manuscript Librarian in
the Manuscript Division, participated in a meeting of
the Manuscript Society held at the Truxton-Decatur
Naval Museum on January 15. She spoke on the
processing of documents deposited by the Naval
Historical Foundation, illustrating her talk with
copies of documents from the papers of Bladen
Dulany (1792-1856), Commander in Chief of the
South Pacific Squadron, 1852-54.
Personnel Policies and Procedures for Supervisors
will be offered in the Main Building on Wednesdays
and Fridays from March I through 24, from 10 am.
to 12 noon. This 16-hour course is intended to
provide supervisors at all levels with a thorough work-
ing knowledge of LC regulations, policies, and proce-
dures concerning effective personnel management.
Priority in selection will be given to first-line super-
visors exercising independent authority with regard to
interviewing and selecting candidates for positions,
initiating Personnel Action Requests for appoint-
ments, promotions, and reassignments, evaluating
performance, resolving complaints and grievances,
administering discipline, granting leave, and providing
job-related training. All of these topics plus position
classification will be discussed during the course by
the personnel officer having authority for that phase
of personnel management. In addition, supervisors
selected to attend are invited to submit in advance
any additional pertinent topics which they would like
to have discussed in class. Nominations should be sub-
mitted on Form LW 3/61B from Divisions through
Department Offices to the Training Office before the
February 7 deadline.
Tax Assistance. Staff members in the Main Building
and the Annex may call any one of the three persons
designated to assist other employees in preparing
their 1971 income tax returns. [See LC Information
Bulletin of January 20, p. 25.]
As announced, assistance is being offered by
appointment only beginning February 4. Most of the
appointment hours available in February have already
Persons requiring immediate answers to questions,
or who have complicated returns, should call the
Internal Revenue Service on 337-0450 or a tax con-
sultant outside the Library for assistance.
LC Ski Club. On Friday, February 11, the Library
of Congress Ski Club will present John Pence, a repre-
sentative from the Earl Allen Ski Shop, who will
introduce a film on the Graduated Length Method
(GLM) of ski instruction and demonstrate the porta-
February 3, 1972
ble ski deck used to teach this method. GLM indoor
lesson kits will also be on sale at this time. The Dick
a.'rr more film "Performers," a well-known film on
exhibition skung, will also be shown. All interested
skiers, non-members included, are invited to attend
this aiceting vhich will be held at 12 noon in the
Nancy Schauer and Jerry Stone were married on
Saturday, January 22, at the Andrews Air Force Base
Chapel. Mrs. Stone is employed by the Hecht Co. and
Mr. Stone is a Mail Clerk in the Materials Control
Section in the Copyright Office Service Division.
They are living in East Riverside, Md.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Adams are the parents of a
son Kenneth James, born on January 22. Mr. Adams
is Assistant Personnel Operations Officer.
Mr. and Mrs. Victor Montiviloff are the parents of a
daughter. Ann, born on January 15 at the Holy Cross
Hospital in Silver Spring, Md. Mrs. Montifiloff is a
Senior Descriptive Cataloger in the Shared Cataloging
Correction. In last week's Information Bulletin, the
opening sentence in the article on Lena J. Stewart's
retirement should have noted that she retired after
nearly 30 years of Government service. The editors
regret the error.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FOOTNOTES
Law Microtext Reading Room Opened
A Microtext Reading Room, containing 2,300 reels
of miciofilm and approximately 100,000 pieces of
microfiche, has been opened adjacent to the reading
room facihties of the American-British Law Division.
The materials on microform are primarily American-
British in nature, including early bills of the United
States Congress, legal newspapers and gazettes, and
the records and briefs of the United States Supreme
Court. Ultimately, the collection will also contain
representative legal reference materials of the Ameri-
can-British, Hispanic, European, Near Eastern and
African, and Far Eastern Law Divisions which will be
transferred from the Microfilm Reading Room.
The Law Library has purchased three new micro-
text reading machines, one of which will photocopy
documents directly from the film or fiche in a matter
of seconds; the use of the copier is restricted to Law
Library staff members.
Another unusual feature of the new facility is a
Cross Reference Card Catalog which will enable the
Reference Department to retain the Microfilm Read-
ing Room shelf numbers even though the Law
Library has established and will continue to maintain
a completely new Law Library shelf number.
The Microtext Reading Room is open for use of the
general public from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays,
and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays and holidays, the
same hours of service as the Anglo-American Reading
Room of the Law Library. Further information about
the new reading room may be obtained on ext. 5065.
Mrs. Nixon Presents Microfilm
On her recent trip to Africa, Mrs. Richard Nixon
visited Liberia on January 2 through 5. During her
visit, which coincided with the sesquicentennial cele-
brations of the founding of Liberia in 1822, she pre-
sented to the new President of Liberia, William R.
Tolbert, a reel of microfilm supplied by the Library
of Congress. The reel contained dispatches of Joseph
Jenkins Roberts, the first President of Liberia after it
was declared a republic in 1847. She also presented
President Tolbert the eight-volume set of the reprint
of the Annals of the American Colonization Society;
the Society assisted in the settlement of Liberia by
Negro freedmen from the United States.
Filmstrip on LC Published
The Library Filmstrip Center, Wichita, Kans., has
produced a filmstrip entitled Library of Congress
Classification consisting of 54 color frames. The
accompanying text is recorded on a phonodise as well
as on phonotape on reel or in cassette. The filmstrip
describes the early history of the Library of Congress
and explains its classification system. The scope,
arrangement and characteristic features of the classi-
fication are shown with special emphasis on the
continual process of updating the system and its
potential for future expansion.
DBPH Music Services Featured in Journal
"Library Serves Blind Students," which appeared in
the November 1971 issue of Music Journal, is the
most comprehensive article about the Division's
music services to appear in the professional music
literature to date.
Written by Mary Mylecraine, Music Services Unit
supervisor, the liberally illustrated, three-page feature
summarizes the history of the program since its
authorization by the Congress in the early 1960's;
and describes the holdings and services of the unit.
LC Information Bulletin
The November issue of Music Journal is annually
devoted to music services for the handicapped.
The Information Systems Office sponsored an
Automation Seminar on January 14 on Microform
Technology conducted by Charles G. LaHood, Chief
of the Library's Photoduplication Service. Mr.
LaHood described the major types of microforms and
supporting hardware devices available and highlighted
general considerations of microform system design
and potential areas of application for various micro-
Another seminar sponsored by ISO on January 18
was concerned with the report on the Acquisition and
Use of Software in the Federal Government. The
seminar, conducted by Edward J. Mahoney and Harry
J. Mason of the General Accounting Office, covered
the reason for the study by GAO, the principal find-
ings of the study, the recommendations and sugges-
tions of GAO, and agency actions as a result of the
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Library of Canada to Offer SDI Service
The National Library of Canada has announced
that it will begin on April 1 a nationwide selective
dissemination of information (SDI) service to cover
the social sciences and humanities. This service will
extend the coverage of the Canadian Selective
Dissemination of Information (CAN/SDI) Service,
which the National Science Library has made avail-
able to the Canadian scientific and technical com-
munity since April 1969.
Computer facilities and programs presently used by
the National Science Library for the CAN/SDI
Service will be shared with the National Library for
the new SDI service. Initially, searches will be made
against the entire subject range covered by the
Library of Congress MARC tapes using the techniques
developed by the Library of the University of
Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, for the National Science
Library. Future plans call for the National Library's
augmenting the data base of the CAN/SDI Service to
include other tape services, such as those provided by
the British National Bibliography, the ERIC Clearing-
house, or Psychological Abstracts, to cover the social
sciences and humanities. When the National Library
begins converting records for its national bibliogra-
phy, Canadiana, to machine-readable form, these
records will also be added to the CAN/SDI Service.
The National Library expects to acquire the periodi-
cals or microform publications covered by these tape
For the early stages of this project, the cost sched-
ules of the present CAN/SDI Service will be used.
There will be a basic charge of $40 graded upwards
depending on the kinds and number of specialized
services the subscriber wishes to have searched. Infor-
mation about subscriptions and related matters
should be directed to the National Science Library.
For subject fields covered by the National Library,
prospective subscribers should contact the CAN/SDI
Service, Reference Branch, National Library, 395
Wellington St., Ottawa, Canada K IA ON4.
A brochure entitled CAN/SDI: a National System
for the Selective Dissemination of Information is
available from the above address. The newsletters of
the National Library of Canada and the National
Science Library will also contain information con-
cerning expansion of services or new developments.
MARC Institutes Format Recognition
On January 11, the MARC Editorial Office shifted
the input of current MARC records from the regular
MARC input programs to the Format Recognition
programs. The regular input programs require an
editing process by a MARC editor prior to input.
Under the Format Recognition programs, the bibli-
ographic records are typed directly from unedited
cards and the MARC tags, indicators, and subfield
codes are assigned by the computer. All records pro-
duced by Format Recognition programs are proofed
for accuracy by the staff of the MARC Editorial
The research, development, and implementation of
Format Recognition was carried out by the MARC
Development Office as part of the RECON Pilot Pro-
ject. Format Recognition was completed in the spring
of 1971. During the remainder of 1971, the programs
were used in the input of approximately 17,000
MARC RECON records. During this period a number
of modifications were made to improve the perform-
ance of the program and to accommodate changes in
the cataloging rules and the MARC format.
It is expected that use of the new programs will
result in considerable savings in terms of labor in
creating the MARC record.
Cornell University Receives Grant
Cornell University Libraries has received a $23,930
grant from the Council on Library Resources in
February 3, 1972
Washington, D.C., to conduct a pioneering effort in
developing a long-range plan and a planning method
for the Cornell Library system.
Conducted during 1972, the project will develop a
set of management skills necessary for continued
effective planning; identify short and long-range
objectives and strategies for their attainment; and
conceptualize a data flow system to insure the con-
trol and vitality of the planning process and an
explicit procedure for periodic revision and updating
of the plan.
The services of the American Management Associa-
tion's Planning Center will be utilized.
The Cornell project is the result of a 1970 survey of
management problems in university libraries con-
ducted by the consulting firm of Booz, Allen and
Hamilton, under contract to the Association of
Research Libraries and funded by the Council on
Library Resources. That survey identified the lack of
management planning as one of eight key problems in
current university library administration.
Map Collection Catalog Is Published
Dictionary Catalog of the Map Division, a catalog
of the comprehensive collection of maps and other
cartographic publications of the Research Libraries of
the New York Public Library, has been published by
G.K. Hall & Co.
The 10-volume catalog, containing approximately
175,000 cards, lists maps and other cartographic pub-
lications from early American and European rarities
to current representations of the world and recently
explored parts of the universe.
The catalog is available at a cost of $730 in the
United States and $803 elsewhere from the publisher,
G.K. Hall & Co., 70 Lincoln St., Boston, Mass.
Two Volumes of ISIB Bibliography Ready
The first two volumes of the ISIS Cumulative Bibli-
ography have been published by Mansell Information/
Publishing Ltd. for the History of Science Society.
Part of a series which will index five decades of the
Society's quarterly journal, the two published
volumes set out in alphabetical sequence entries in
the Critical Bibliographies (1913 to 1965) which deal
with Personalities and Institutions.
The two-volume set is available for $67.20 from
Mansell, 3 Bloomsbury Place, London WCIA 2QA,
LTP Publishes Annual Report
The 11th annual report of the American Library
Association's Library Technology Program (LTP) has
been published and is available in single copies from
LTP, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St.,
Chicago, Il. 60611. The pamphlet briefly describes
the progress of LTP's current projects and lists LTP
publications in print.
ALA Publishes Reading List on Aged
A leaflet which lists fiction books about the aged
has been published by the Adult Services Division of
ALA. The list contains fictional works which deal
with the problems, joys, and sorrows of the aged.
The reading list was compiled for the White House
Conference on Aging, 1971, by the Library Services
to an Aging Population Committee, Adult Services
Division, ALA. The leaflet is available in quantity
from ALA Publishing Services, 50 East Huron St.,
Chicago, Ill. 60611.
SLA Chapter to Meet
A joint dinner meeting of the Biological Sciences,
Documentation, Geography and Map, Military,
Science and Technology, and Social Sciences Groups
of the Special Libraries Association, Washington
Chapter, will be held on Tuesday, February 15, at 7
p.m. (cash bar at 6 p.m.) at the Port of Georgetown
Restaurant, 1054 31st St., N.W. Parking is available
within the Canal Square Complex with entrance from
31st Street. Dr. Charles J. Robinove, Associate Pro-
gram Manager for Earth Resources Observation
Systems (EROS) will speak on "Remote Sensing," a
technique for analysis of the earth's surface utilizing
data obtained from orbiting satellites. Color slides of
the earth, as viewed from space, will be used to illus-
trate the discussion.
Reservations should be made by Friday, February
11. Checks for $6.25, payable to SLA, Washington
Chapter, should be sent to Ms. Janice Thompson, 845
South Pickett Street, Alexandria, Va. 22304. For
reservations and/or information, call 370-1374.
Technical Writing, Art Contests Announced
High school students in the metropolitan Wash-
ington area may enter a Scientific and Technical
Writing Contest and a Technical Art Contest spon-
sored by the Society for Technical Communication.
Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 in public, paro-
chial, and private schools are eligible. Cash prizes will
be awarded. The deadline for entries is March 31.
Information and entry blanks are available from the
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Society, 1010 Vermont Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
FLC Will Sponsor Two Workshops
The Federal Library Committee (FLC) will sponsor
two workshops in April 1972: Executive Workshop in
Library Management and Information Services, April
17-18, and Workshop on Techniques of Analyses and
Evaluation for Library Automation, April 19-20.
Both meetings will be held in the library at the
Adams National Historical Site, Quincy, Mass., and
will build upon work of the Federal Library Com-
mittee and the educational and work-related experi-
ence of the attendees. The two sessions have been
planned concurrently and scheduled in sequence to
permit concerned librarians to participate in both
sessions. Each session, however, will be treated as a
The Library Management workshop has been
designed to bring to the attention of field librarians
new developments in library and information science
that the Federal Library Committee has identified as
pertinent to the improvement of the capability of
Federal libraries and librarians in the fulfillment of
their missions; facilitate the implementation and use
of findings and products of the work of FLC and its
task forces; and advise librarians outside the Washing-
ton Metropolitan area of issues and projects under
consideration and development by FLC.
The Automation Workshop has been designed to
demonstrate how to analyze and evaluate current
operations and how to determine the "best" system
and to present the possibilities of networking by
Federal agencies and the impact upon field libraries.
Federal, municipal, state and regional governmental
employees will be accepted on a space available basis.
Letters requesting information and/or registration
should be submitted to Secretariat, Federal Library
Committee, Room 310, Library of Congress, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20540, by March 18. Individuals
requesting registration must include payment with
registration fee. The cost of each session-$50 per
person-will be shared by the participants. Personal
checks will be accepted. Agencies will be billed.
IBY Postmark Ads Available
Two postmark ads depicting the official symbol of
international Book Year, 1972, are now available
from Pitney Bowes, Inc. Ads for 5300, 5700, and R
model meters are $12.25 each and for DM and DM 3
model meters for $9.25 each. Orders may be placed
with Pitney Bowes, Inc., Walnut and Pacific Sts.,
Stamford, Conn. 06904.
New Publications Available from GPO
Third Quadrennial Supplement to the Cumulative
Index of Congressional Committee Hearings for the
90th and 91st Congresses is available from the Super-
intendent of Documents, Government Printing Office
(GPO), Washington, D.C. 20402. The Index is priced
Two timely election-year pamphlets, prepared by
the Senate Library, are also available from GPO. They
are Nomination and Election of the President and
Vice President of the United States including the
manner of Selecting Delegates to National Political
Conventions ($1.50 per copy) and Factual Campaign
Information (60 cents a copy).
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