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Vol. 31, No. 14
April 7, 1972
HORECKY TO HEAD SLAVIC DIVISION
Paul L. Horecky has been appointed Chief of the
Slavic and Central European Division of the Library's
Reference Department. Mr. Horecky, who served as
Assistant Chief and East European Specialist from
December 1958 to May 1971, has been Acting Chief
of the division since the retirement of Sergius Yakob-
son on May 31.
A native of Czechoslovakia, Mr. Horecky received a
doctorate of political and legal sciences from the Uni-
versity of Prague. During World War II he served with
the British forces, leaving military service with the
rank of captain, and from 1947 to 1949 served as a
trial attorney in the office of the Chief of Counsel at
the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials. He was co-author
of volumes 10 and II of the tribunal's official pro-
ceedings, which the Department of the Army pub-
lished in 1950-51.
From 1949 to 1951 Mr. Horecky was at the Rus-
sian Research Center at Harvard University, which
granted him an M.A. in Soviet Area Studies in 1951.
In that year he came to the then Slavic Division of
the Library of Congress as a Slavic Research Analyst.
In 1956 he was named East European Specialist of
the Slavic and Central European Division and in 1958
Assistant Chief and East European Specialist. Well
known for his writings and lectures in the field of
East European studies, Mr. Horecky has been active
in professional associations in this country and abroad.
A member of the Executive Committee of the
Slavic and East European Subsection of the American
Library Association 1966-67, of the Subcommittee
on East Central and Southeast European Studies
(1968-70) and of the Advisory Committee on Library
Needs in East Central and Southeast European
Studies (1968-69) of the American Council of
Learned Societies and the Social Science Research
Council, he has been Chairman since 1970 of the
ACLS Research and Library Resources Advisory
Committee. He is also a member of the Library and
Documentation Committee of the American Associa-
tion for the Advancement of Slavic Studies and of the
Joint Committee on Eastern Europe of the American
Council of Learned Societies and the Social Science
Frequently invited to represent the Library of Con-
gress or the library profession at conferences in the
United States and in Europe, Mr. Horecky took part
in the 1968 American Assembly's deliberation on
"The United States and Eastern Europe," the 1967
ACLS/SSRC Conference on East Central and South-
east European Studies, the 1966 ACLS Conference
on Bibliography and Research Aids in Soviet Studies,
and, as a representative of the U.S., in the First Inter-
national Congress of Balkan and South European
Studies at Sofia, Bulgaria, in 1966. He served on
panels at both the Third and Fourth National Con-
ventions of the American Association for the
Advancement of Slavic Studies and delivered a paper
at the 1971 Central Slavic Conference of the AAASS
at St. Louis.
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Concert ....... .......... ....... 151
DBPH Joins State Meeting. . ... 153
Exhibits . . ... 152-153
Horecky to Head Slavic Division ... 149-150
LC Appropriations Bill Goes to Conference . .
Committee . .. 150-151
Leave System Under Consideration ... 55
Library of Congress Publications ... 154
News in the Library World . ... 160-164
Noteworthy Acquisition . ... 151-152
PL-480, CIP, and NPAC Explained . 155
Quinquennial Commences . ... 155
Regional Library Opens in Maine . 153
He is the author of seven Library of Congress publi-
cations, the most recent of which he compiled with
Robert G. Carlton in 1967, a third edition of The
USSR and Eastern Europe: Periodicals in Western
Languages, and he has in preparation the Handbook
of Library and Research Resources on East Central
and Southeastern Europe. Choice, a review journal of
the Association of College and Research Libraries,
listed two of his books among the "Outstanding Aca-
demic Books" for 1970: East Central Europe: A
Guide to Basic Publications (University of Chicago
Press. 1970), and Southeastern Europe: A Guide to
Basic Publications (University of Chicago Press,
1970). The University of Chicago Press also published
his Basic Russian Publications: An Annotated Bibliog-
raphy on Russia and the Soviet Union (1962) and
Russia and the Soviet Union: A Bibliographic Guide
to Western Language Publications (1965), both
widely used as reference works for the study of the
area. In 1959 his Libraries and Bibliographic Centers
in the Soviet Union appeared as an Indiana University
publication He has also contributed articles on Rus-
sian and Eastern European affairs to numerous schol-
arly and professional publications, including the
Encyclopedia Americana, American Political Science
Review, the Journal of Politics. Western Political
Quarterly, The American Archivist. Library Journal.
the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress, the
Slavic Review, and Cahiers de Monde Russe et
Mr. Horecky and his wife, the former Emily M.
Ivey, a senior research analyst, live in Alexandria, Va.
They have one son, Frederick John. a student at
Grinnell College, Iowa.
LC APPROPRIATIONS BILL
GOES TO CONFERENCE COMMITTEE
The House Committee on Appropriations reported
(H. Rept. 92-937) and the House voted on March 23
a total of $78,161,450 for operating expenses of the
Library of Congress in the Legislative Branch Appro-
priations Bill for 1973. The initial outfitting of the
James Madison Memorial Library Building accounts
for $4,000,000 of this total; over $3,000,000 is
attributable to pay increases and related costs. The
amount of $36,040,000 for "LC salaries and ex-
penses" provides for 21 new positions: 8 in the
Processing Department, 2 in the Reference Depart-
ment, and 11 additional members of the Special
Police Force in the Administrative Department.
The sum of $5,041,000 was recommended for the
operation of the Copyright Office, including 18 posi-
tions to handle the registration of sound recordings,
provided for by Public Law 92-140, October 15,
1971, and $10,000 for printing the new Cumulative
Index of Copyright Decisions, 1909- 70.
The Congressional Research Service was granted
$9,155,000, an increase that provides for 86 new
positions. An appropriation of $10.175,000 was
recommended for the distribution of catalog cards,
and included in that sum was $225,000 for additional
automation equipment. Approval was granted for
$1,118,650 for books for the general collections and
$181,500 for books for the Law Library. increases
dictated by the increasing cost of materials purchased
by the Library. Granted for books for the blind and
physically handicapped was $8,892,000.
A total of $2,903,000 was recommended for the
collection and distribution of library materials (the
overseas programs), of which $2,627.000 is in foreign
currencies and $276,000 in U.S. dollars. Decreases
have been made in the funding programs for Israel,
Morocco, Pakistan, and the Arab Republic of Egypt,
and increases are reflected in 1973 funds for the pro-
grams in India, Poland, and Yugoslavia.
Furniture and furnishings account for $4.435,300,
April 7, 1972
of which the $4,000,000 mentioned above provides
for the purchase of compact book shelving for the
James Madison Memorial Library Building. A total of
$120,000 was recommended for the revision of
Hinds' and Cannon's Precedents, on which Library
personnel are employed to assist the Parliamentarian
of the House.
The Senate Appropriations Committee recom-
mended, and the full Senate voted on March 28,
$36,455,000 for salaries and expenses under the
Library's main appropriation, an increase of
$415,000 over the House allowance. The increase
would support 51, instead of 21, additional positions.
The Senate recommendations for other LC appropria-
tion items were the same as those of the House.
Also in the recommendations now going to confer-
ence are appropriations for the Architect of the Capi-
tol, which include structural and mechanical care of
the Library buildings and grounds. The House voted
$1,516,400 for this purpose, the Senate $1,531,400;
the Senate addition of $15,000 would provide for an
architectural and engineering study of proposed
modifications to the Coolidge Auditorium.
It is not expected that the conferees will meet until
after the Easter recess.
THE JUILLIARD QUARTET TO PERFORM
On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 13 and 14,
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the
Library of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The
members of this ensemble are Robert Mann and Earl
Carlyss, violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus
Adam, violoncello. Their program will include Quar-
tet in A major, Op. 18, No. 5 by Ludwig van Beetho-
ven; String Quartet No. 2 by Charles Ives; and
Quartet in A minor, Op. 51, No. 2 by Johannes
Each concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. The Friday
evening concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
Station WGMS of Washington, D.C., and tape record-
ings for delayed broadcasts will be made available to
stations in other cities by the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.
Tickets for both concerts will be distributed by
Patrick Hayes, 1300 G Street, N.W., beginning at
8:30 a.m., on Monday, April 10. A service charge of
25 cents is placed on each ticket, and only two
tickets are distributed to an individual. Telephone
reservations may be made on Monday morning by
calling 393-4463. Mail orders are not accepted.
STICK CHARTS PLACED WITH LC MAPS
The Library of Congress has recently acquired fac-
similes of three types of stick charts for its collec-
tions. A stick chart is a primitive type of navigational
aid used by the natives of the Marshall Islands. The
chart consists of a framework of coconut palm or
pandanus reeds secured in designed patterns by bind-
ings of pandanus twine and formed to compose rough
representations of oceanic areas. Cowrie shells are
tied to the reeds to show the relative locations of
islands and atolls. The stick charts have a highly
variable scale and overall shape. The knowledge por-
trayed on the charts is remarkable for its information
on currents and wave patterns. Their real significance
is that they were made by a pre-literate people and
are a find example of primitive cartography.
The Marshallese navigators jealously guarded their
secrets even from the people of their own tribes. The
stick charts represented the accumulated knowledge
of the art of navigation and oceanography as trans-
mitted from chief to son for generations.
The earliest records of European expeditions into
the Pacific carry very few references to stick charts.
During the Russian Kotzebue's cruise of 1817, a Mari-
anas native reported that Pacific navigators used a
"stick" which was supposed to indicate direction. Dr.
L. H. Gulick, an American missionary, reported in
1862 that the Marshallese "have a very accurate
knowledge of the islands of their own seas, and a
wonderful tact in navigating. ... They even con-
struct rude maps by which they retain and impart
knowledge regarding the direction and relative dis-
tances of the various (island) groups." In 1890
Robert Louis Stevenson, the author, visited the Mar-
MICROFILM READING ROOM OFFERS
EVENING AND SATURDAY SERVICE
Beginning April 15, the Microfilm Reading Room,
MB-140B, will extend its hours of service on Tues-
day and Thursday evenings and on Saturdays. The
reading room hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and
8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Stack service will be provided until 4:30 p.m. on
days when the reading room closes at 5 p.m. and
until 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Walter W. Ristow, Chief of the Geography and Map Division, and I
aid A. Wise, Head of the Division's Acquisitions Section, compa
stick chart with a modern navigational chart.
shalls and acquired a stick chart which is now located
in the University of Pennsylvania Museum. A Captain
Winkler of the German Navy made a detailed report
regarding the Marshall Islands stick charts in 1896,
and his account was translated and published in the
1899 Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution.
During the past 70 years a number of other articles
on stick charts have appeared in professional journals.
Stick charts were classified by these early naviga-
tors into three distinct types: mattang, meddo. and
rebbelib. The mattang was an instructional chart
which represented no particular geographic area. The
meddo was a local chart showing specific islands and
atolls. The rebbelib was a general sailing chart repre-
senting island chains, but containing less information
on wave actions. Curved reeds were added to the stick
charts to indicate significant currents and wave pat-
Today modern transportation and navigational
techniques are used widely by the natives of the Mar-
shall Islands Some of the island navigators are still
using their own systems, not necessarily in preference
to, but in addition to other European navigational
tools. There is little secrecy today about the inter-
pretation of the stick charts; however, this skill will
probably disappear as the younger natives lose
interest in this ancient art of navigation and adapt to
more modern conventions.
The Library of Congress has examples of
the three types of stick charts in its collec-
tions. The stick charts may be consulted in
the Geography and Map Reading Room.
Rare Book Division Recent Acquisitions
American history and early illustrated
books represent the two major aspects of the
Rare Book Division's current exhibit of recent
acquisitions. Unique and contemporary docu-
ments, such as the first New York edition of
Thomas Paine's Common Sense, a pseudo-
Franklin imprint, a circular letter of George
Washington in broadside form, help to illus-
trate the early history of the Nation. while
new acquisitions in the Stern Collection in-
crease the dimension of Lincolniana. The lat-
)on- ter can now boast of an original broadside of
re a the First National Republican Party conven-
tion, held in Chicago in 1860; an additional
broadside, dated a year later (April 17, 1861)
announces President Jefferson Davis' response to
Lincoln's intention of sending troops into the South.
Man's interest in knowledge and its dissemination
through the printed word is often best seen histori-
cally in those early productions of the book which
are notable in matters of text, typography, illustra-
tion, and commentary. Many of the new acquisitions
of the present exhibit, owing principally to the gener-
osity of Lessing J. Rosenwald, fall into this category.
Classical texts from Italy, French historical and anti-
quarian works, and Swiss religious books combine to
give an overview of the 16th-century book craft.
while individually they represent printers such as
Joannes Tacuinus, Estienne Baland. Nicolas Couteau.
firms such as Melchior Sessa and Petrus de Ravanis.
and woodcuts attributed to Guillaume Le Roy.
The exhibit may be viewed from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m., Monday through Friday, in the foyer of the
Rare Book Room, MB-256, from April 3 through
New Print Acquisitions on View
Recent fine print acquisitions from the Prints and
Photographs Division reflecting diverse styles and
periods comprise a current Library exhibit. The 17
prints in the exhibit date from a 1586 print by
Hendrik Goltzius to the present: the nationalities
represented include Czechoslovakia, France. Ger-
April 7, 1972
many, and the United States; and the media are
lithography, collage, etching and engraving, and
mixed media with photography. One of the most
complex pieces is by Kenneth Kerslake who combines
the mixed media of intaglio and embossing with
An exceptionally beautiful print is an etching and
aquatint by Edouard Manet made in the 1860's dur-
ing the beginning of a revival of the etching technique
A fine example of a melodramatic treatment of the
landscape theme by Thomas Hart Benton is included.
In contrast is the stark and compelling "Confirmation
Sunday" by Eino Ahonen, the whimsical "Cow's
Portrait" by Marvin Jones, and the lithograph of a
man seated at a table by Rolf Nesch which has the
spontaneity of a drawing.
The exhibit will be on view from April 3 to July 2
in the south and southeast corridors of the Main
Building ground floor.
REGIONAL LIBRARY OPENS IN MAINE
A regional library for the blind and physically
handicapped in the State of Maine became part of the
national network of regional libraries serving blind
and physically handicapped readers on April 3.
This latest addition raises to 51 the total number of
regional libraries cooperating with the Library of
Congress' Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped to serve readers among the estimated two
million or more people in the Nation who cannot
read conventional print materials.
Located in the capital city of Augusta, the Maine
library will be formally opened in ceremonies in June.
A unit of the Maine State Library, the Division for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped has been desig-
nated as the regional library, and the Division head,
Mrs. Carolyn Cornett, as the Regional Librarian for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Four subregional libraries for the blind and physi-
cally handicapped also have been established in the
State, one each in the public libraries in Bangor,
Lewiston, Portland, and Houlton.
Regional libraries for blind and physically handi-
capped readers serve all 50 States, the District of
Columbia, and the insular territories. Several of the
more populous States have as many as two regional
libraries. Readers in States without regional libraries
are served by those in nearby States under contract
A starter collection, consisting of multiple talking
book copies of some 4,000 separate titles, and talking
book machines have been provided for the Maine
regional library by the Library of Congress. As new
talking books and magazines are produced, Maine will
receive additions to its collections, based on the num-
ber of users of the library service in the State. Books
and magazines in braille for Maine readers will be
supplied under contract by the Perkins School for the
Blind, Watertown, Mass., former supplier of talking
books for Maine.
More than 250,000 readers are being served by the
41-year-old national free library service for blind and
physically handicapped individuals established by
Congress in 1931. The physically handicapped who
cannot read conventional print books became eligible
to use the service in 1966, when Congress amended
the original legislation to include them.
DBPH JOINS STATE MEETING
Robert S. Bray, Chief of the Division for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, and two other Division
staff members participated in the 13th annual confer-
ence of California Transcribers & Educators of the
Visually Handicapped, Inc. (CTEVH) held March 16,
17, and 18 at the Sheraton-Universal Hotel in North
As main speaker at the annual conference banquet
held on Friday evening, Mr. Bray used the conference
theme, "A Time for Us to Review and Renew," to
look backward and forward 13 years at the national
free library service for the blind and physically handi-
Mrs. Maxine Dorf, Head of the Volunteer Services
Section, and John Jackson, Braille Music Specialist,
of the DBPH staff served as resource persons at
several workshops during the three-day meeting. Divi-
sion publications were made available to conferees in
the exhibit area.
A non-profit organization, the California Tran-
scriber group is the largest and most active in the
Nation, having a membership of over 600, and a regis-
tration for the conference of over 500. There are over
700 braille transcribers in the State who have been
certified by the Library of Congress, and 18 certified
braille proofreaders. CTEVH members include not
only transcribers but teachers, school and agency
administrators, university professors, librarians,
rehabilitation counsellors, parents, and others.
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
.4A''es.i,)ns List: India. Vol. 11, No. 1. January
1i72. (pp. I-4o.) and No. 2. February 1972. (pp.
47.-2.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office. American Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Accessions List: Indonesia. Malaysia. Singapore,
and Brunet. Including Annual Author Index. Vol. 6,
No. 10/12. October/December 1971. (pp. 183-251.)
Continuing subscriptions free to libraries upon
request to the Field Director, Library of Congress
Office. American Embassy, APO San Francisco
Accessions List: Israel Vol. 9, No. 2. February
1972. (pp. 22-35.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Aviv,
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 11, No. 1. January
1972. (pp. 1-9.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Accessions List: Pakistan. Vol. 10, No. 12. Decem-
ber 1971. (pp. 99-108.) Including Cumulative Author
and Subject Indexes for Vol. 10. (pp. i-xxxix.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Field Director, Library of Congress Office. Ameri-
can Consulate General, Karachi, Pakistan.
Bishop Charles Henry Brent: A Register of His
Papers in the Library of Congress. 1971. (11 p.)
Available free of charge from the Manuscript Divi-
sion. Library of Congress. Washington, D.C. 20540.
This register, which was originally published in
1059 and which has been reprinted, is a research aid
to the papers of Bishop Brent which were deposited
in the Library of Congress in 1954 and augmented by
additional gifts in 1957 and 1958.
Cataloging Service. Bulletin 103. March 1972. (9
p.) Free to subscribers to the card distribution serv-
ice. Card Division, Library of Congress, Building 159,
Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541. This
issue of Cataloging Service is entitled "Cataloging
Decisions" and is a continuation of the publication of
decisions begun in Bulletin 96.
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Supplement No. 1 to
First issue, 1972. (Various pagings.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington. D.C. 20402, for $1.25
this issue or $50 a session, domestic, and S62.50 a
National Directory of Latin Americanists. 2nd edi-
tion. (Hispanic Foundation Bibliographical Series No.
12.) 1971. (684 p.) For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents at $4.25 a copy.
Onginally published in 1966. this directory was
compiled by the Hispanic Foundation in the Library
of Congress. The second edition contains the biog-
raphies of 2,695 specialists in the social sciences and
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
February 1972. (xx, 800 p.) Compiled by the Library
of Congress with the cooperation of the Resources
and Technical Services Division, American Library
Association. For sale by the Card Division.
Selected Sources of Information in Social Affairs:
Welfare, Employment-Unemployment, Consumer
Affairs. Juvenile Delinquency, Prisons and Prison
Reforms, Public Health, recently compiled by the
Science and Technology Division's National Referral
Center, is an informal 16-page listing of organizations
that provide information in the various areas sug-
gested by the title. Included for each of the 70 orga-
nizations listed is its address, telephone number, a
description of the information services it will perform
for the public or selected users, and in some cases,
information on its publications, holdings, and data
collections. Copies of the list may be obtained free
from the National Referral Center, Science and Tech-
nology Division, Library of Congress. Washington.
Press Releases: No. 72-21 (March 27) Bernard Malamud.
William Styron, and John Updike appointed Honorary Con-
sultants in American Letters to the Library of Congress; No.
72-22 (March 28) Paul Horecky, scholar and author, named
to head Slavic and Central European Division of the Library
of Congress, No. 72-23 (March 29) Library of Congress
announces opening of Maine library as 51st regional library
for blind and physically handicapped; No. 72-24 (March 30)
Poets George Garrett and Brendan Kennelly to read at
Library of Congress April 10.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1810-2, pages 2 and 3
(March 23) restated conditions for the issuance and use of
special out-of-hours access passes to the Library building; no.
1710-2. page 1 (March 29) authorized payment of travel for
individuals serving the Library without pay.
April 7, 1972
The preparation of the 1968-1972 cumulation of
the National Union Catalog is now ready to begin.
During the weekend of February 26-27, the Catalog
Publication Division moved its National Union Cata-
log Publication Section from the second to the fifth
floor of the Massachusetts Avenue Annex, which was
formerly occupied by the Federal Research Division.
The additional space will enable the Section to more
than double its size and accomplish the tremendous
filing and editorial effort of producing the new quin-
Mrs. Gloria Hsia, Chief of the Catalog Publication
Division; Kay F. Wexler, Assistant Chief; key super-
visors, and the laborers from the Buildings Manage-
ment Office worked from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on
Saturday, and from 7 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday
to complete the move. While there were evidences of
feminine mind-changing in the relocating of furniture
on the second day, everyone worked at overcoming
their chauvinism to permit the ladies to move things
around along with the men! The area was ready for
occupancy on Monday morning, and the staff seem
pleased with their new quarters. Mrs. Hsia, expressed
her appreciation to the laborers for their efficient and
From 50 to 60 temporary employees will be hired
and trained for the quinquennial, and it will require a
great deal of effort on the part of the more experi-
enced staff to handle the anticipated training load.
Most of the staff must be trained in the new filing
rules, and there will be small group meetings to
explain personnel procedures and the work of the
division as a whole. Some of the space on the second
floor, made available by the move of the Publication
Section, will be adapted to a classroom for this pur-
pose. The new quinquennial is scheduled for comple-
tion in late 1974.
PL-480, CIP, AND NPAC EXPLAINED
The Public Law 480 Program, the Cataloging in
Publication Program, and the National Program for
Acquisitions and Cataloging are briefly explained in
the February issue of the Law Library Journal. The
three articles were compiled by Betty Wilkins, Assist-
ant Law Librarian of the University of Washington
Law Library, and appear in the "Current Comments"
section on pages 95 and 97.
LEAVE SYSTEM UNDER CONSIDERATION
Legislation to improve the administration of the
Federal employees' leave system has been requested
of Congress by the Civil Service Commission.
One of the two administrative changes asked by the
Commission would allow a Federal employee to
receive a lump-sum payment for all annual leave
accrued during the year in which he leaves Federal
service. Under present law, employees about to leave
the service often elect to use annual leave in excess of
the amount for which a lump-sum is payable, thereby
preventing the filling of their position which tech-
nically remains "filled" until the excess leave is used.
The second change would repeal the ban on the use
of annual leave during the first 90 days of employ-
ment, except for short-term employees. The 90-day
ban on using annual leave at the beginning of employ-
ment does not aid management in any respect, CSC
noted, and it often invokes a hardship on the individ-
SICKLE CELL ANEMIA TESTING
Employees registered for the sickle cell anemia
screening program should report for the test on April
13 or 20 to the Annex Health Room A-1017, accord-
ing to the schedule arranged by the last name of the
employee. Transportation will be available on April
20 for the Crystal Mall Annex employees to be tested
at 10 a.m. and for the Taylor Street Annex employ-
ees to be tested at 1:20 p.m. Pickett Street Annex
employees may report at any time convenient to
them on April 20. A separate schedule will be issued
for testing at the Navy Yard Annex on April 27 and
28. Questions concerning the schedule will be
answered by the Supervisor of Health Services on ext.
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TRAINING PROGRAMS AT LC
A Two-Part Series
On Monday morning, new employees gather in the
Wdson Room to watch an introductory film on the
Library of Congress.
At noon in the Main Building, staff members prac-
tice typing to increase speed and improve accuracy.
Later in the week Library supervisors meet in the
Whittall Pavilion to discuss the intricacies of Library
policies and procedures.
In the Copyright Office, examiners review the
copyright law, and in the Information Systems Office
in the Annex. staff members study COBOL pro-
In another part of the Library, a staff member gets
ready to attend a class at a local university after
Throughout the Library, immediate supervisors
orient and train employees, both new and experi-
enced, for the job at hand.
The training programs which are available to Li-
brary employees come in a variety of shapes and
sizes. They are designed to serve different purposes.
They are developed and produced by various sponsors
and provided at many locations. In a two-part series,
the LC Information Bulletin will explore the training
opportunities open to Library staff members.
Like so many other Library functions, the respon-
sibility for equipping employees to get a job done
embraces every level of hierarchy. Management estab-
lishes and controls an organizational climate in which
employees' talents and skills may grow. Department
directors and division chiefs are required continually
to assess the needs for training programs in their
But it is the immediate supervisors who bear the
heaviest responsibility for training. They must evalu-
ate and recommend the kinds of training which their
employees must have to accomplish program and
project objectives. And it is the supervisors to whom
employees look to get on-the-job, day-to-day training.
The greatest amount of training takes place in the
Library itself. Of the 1.538 participants in some type
of formal training program during fiscal year 1971
(some employees took more than one course), 80 per-
cent were enrolled in an in-house Library program:
the remainder attended either a course in another
Federal agency or a non-Government course.
Of the employees who attend a training program in
the Library, the majority participate in one of the
many Library-wide courses. (There are numerous
specialized departmental or divisional courses offered
in the Library which will be discussed later.)
The Library-wide programs are coordinated by the
Training Office, which is part of the Personnel Office
in the Administrative Department. The Training
Office, located in Room G-129 in the Main Building,
is headed by Harvey H. Joiner, Jr., Training Officer.
He is assisted by Catherine Kaiser, Employee Devel-
opment Specialist, and Mrs. Irene C. Kellogg,
Employee Development Assistant.
The Training Office, working in conjunction with
Library management, proposes and develops pro-
grams to meet demonstrated needs for training. For
the most part, these are based on a survey in which
department and division heads estimate the number
of employees and the type of training they will need
for the following fiscal year. The Training Office sets
up and coordinates Library-wide courses to meet the
The Library-wide courses generally fall into four
categories: orientation, clerical and office services,
supervisory, and technical. Courses run from one
hour to several weeks. Most are repeated several times
a year. Participants are nominated for training courses
by their supervisors, with the approval of division and
A New Employee Orientation is offered to all new
employees as soon as possible after they have been
appointed. Generally scheduled on the first and third
Monday of each month, the four-hour session covers
the Library's history, organization, services, and activ-
ities; two films, one entitled "The Library of Con-
gress," produced by Encyclopedia Britannica, and a
second entitled "The Extra Step," produced by the
Bell Telephone Co., in conjunction with the Civil
Service Commission, and aimed at creating an aware-
ness of the type of service to the public expected in a
April 7, 1972
Government job; and a tour of the Library's main
areas. All new employees are scheduled to attend the
The Professional Orientation Series, now in its sixth
year of operation, provides staff members with a
broad perspective of the Library. A series of 19 lec-
ture and tour sessions deals with the major areas of
Library activity. The program is designed for new and
veteran staff members whose supervisors have deter-
mined that their jobs require a broad knowledge of
the Library, its structure, functions, and the interrela-
tionship of organizational units. The series is offered
about three times a year. Since it began in December
1966, it has been given 15 times to 791 employees.
The Library's Special Recruit Program, the most
intensive of the orientation programs, is designed for
library school graduates and professional Library staff
members. Candidates are recommended by their li-
brary school deans, and, in the case of Library
employees, their division chiefs. A Library committee
chaired by the Deputy Librarian and made up of
operating officials and Personnel office staff reviews
applications, interviews nominees, and selects from
10 to 15 recruits each year. The 19-week program
consists of seminars, tours, and rotational work
assignments designed to prepare these trainees for a
broad range of professional positions in the Library.
The Special Recruit Program began in 1949 and,
except for one year, has been offered continuously
since then. The program has been attended by 217
special recruits, 42 percent of whom are now in the
Library, many in Key supervisory and management
Clerical and Office Services
Several clerical and office services courses are
offered to Library employees.
The "From Nine to Five" secretarial course, devel-
oped by WETA television and the Civil Service Com-
mission for secretaries and clerk-typists, concentrates
primarily on the interpersonal aspects of office activi-
ties, including good personal and clerical traits and
skills, self-confidence, self-reliance, and good com-
munication. The course is a combination of telecasts
and live instruction. The 18-hour class is offered
about two times a year.
The Clerical Practices program provides new secre-
tarial staff members with an introduction to the
Library's clerical and procedural practices. The topics
which are discussed include correspondence, tele-
phone techniques, filing, duplicating, personal appear-
ance, office behavior, and work performance.
Participants come mainly from the clerical, typing,
and secretarial fields. The six-hour course is offered
about two times a year.
The Office Travel Documents course acquaints par-
ticipants with current travel regulations and with the
methods of preparing and processing official travel
documents. The course is open to those who are
responsible for preparing official travel documents,
including employees who need a refresher course. The
90-minute session is scheduled about two times a
The Time and Attendance course provides instruc-
tion in the correct methods of preparing time and
attendance reports. The course is offered to time and
attendance clerks and to certifying officers. The
90-minute session is scheduled about six times a year.
A Basic Refresher Typing course is designed to pro-
vide career development by improving typing skills
and enabling persons to pass the typing test. Enroll-
ees, who must type a minimum of 20 words per
minute to enter the course, must type at least 40
words per minute to complete it successfully. Offered
since 1968, the course usually is presented several
times a year depending upon the availability of
A new Refresher Typing course, for those who have
previously passed a 40 word-a-minute test but need to
improve their speed and accuracy, is now being
offered. The course will run about two weeks.
Another new course, Success Through Efficient
Reading, is currently underway. The course is de-
signed to increase reading speed, comprehension, and
word power. It is presented by WETA television, with
outside reading texts as supplemental work. Twenty
three staff members are participating.
Supervisory training is provided for Library super-
visors through a number of formal courses designed
to provide initial preparation for the job and contin-
ual development in the art of supervision. Most of the
courses have been developed by the Civil Service
Commission's Bureau of Training; Library instructors
take a basic CSC supervisor's course as well as a fol-
low-up instructor's course.
Personnel Policies and Procedures for Supervisors
provides supervisors with a working knowledge of the
Library regulations and guidelines in this vital area.
Designed to assist supervisors in the areas of man-
power management and development, the course
covers such topics as recruitment, placement, and
merit promotion; training and employee develop-
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ment. position classification, the interrelationship of
management, supervisors, and employees; initiating
and processing personnel actions: pay systems, leave
and attendance. employee organizations: benefits and
services; disciplinary actions, and indebtedness. The
course is given to supervisors at all levels, with prior-
ity for first-line supervisors with large numbers of
subordinates. The 16-hour course was developed by
the Personnel Office and is given about six times a
year. Since it was instituted in October 1968, 382
supervisors have participated.
A supplementary seminar for those who have taken
Personnel Policies and Procedures provides an oppor-
tunity for further discussion of management prob-
lems and developments. It is scheduled upon request.
Supervision and Group Performance, offered in the
Library since October 1970, is a 40-hour discussion
course designed to introduce supervisors to the
modern concepts of supervision, based on recent find-
ings of social science research, and to assist them in
determining how these concepts can be applied in
their particular work situations. Topics include place-
ment and merit promotion, equal employment oppor-
tunity, why people behave as they do, why groups act
as they do, analysis of work situations, orientation of
new workers, learning, performance appraisal, disci-
pline, and labor-management relations. The course is
offered primarily to first-line supervisors in grades
GS-12 and below. It is scheduled about three times a
Basic Management Techniques I, a new course
which is expected to be offered in the Library in the
fall, examines in detail the management processes of
planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling. Lec-
tures, demonstrations, and readings will cover such
areas as the responsibilities of supervisors, the plan-
ning process, the rationale of organization, basic
departmentalhzation, assignment and work distribu-
tion, the scheduling process, and others. The program
is designed especially for first-line supervisors.
Eight Steps Toward Excellence, a televised course
produced by the Applied Management Science Corp.
of Minneapolis dealing with the techniques of modem
management, made its debut at the Library last win-
ter. The broadcast lectures cover such topics as identi-
fying managerial blind spots, managing today's young
adult, stopping trouble before it starts, and cutting
problems down to size. Discussion periods followed
Several technical training programs which are
offered provide Library employees with specialized
training on a Library-wide basis.
The Financial Management in the Library of Con-
gress course is designed to provide staff members with
information about Government financial activity,
especially as practiced in the Library. The course
covers such subjects as the source of funds, the
budget cycle, governmental accounting, and prepara-
tion of budget estimates and justifications. The
course is offered to staff members who work closely
with the Library's Office of Financial Management.
The eight-hour session is given about two times a
Computing Systems Fundamentals is a two-part,
self-taught (programed) instruction course. The first
part, an overview, provides the student with a prelimi-
nary introduction to computing systems. It enables
him to identify the various units of a computer and
their functions, to describe various numbering sys-
tems, and to discuss the basic elements of programing
and programing languages. The one-week course
requires about three hours of home study.
The second part of the Computing Systems Funda-
mentals course provides the student with a further
introduction to computing systems. It enables him to
use decision tables and flow charts, to discuss the use
of computer components and programing systems in
solving problems, and to provide adequate documen-
tation for systems solutions. The course takes about
three weeks to complete. These two computer
courses are provided on a need-to-know basis.
The first Industrial Truck Driver Training class will
be offered this month for 26 employees who are
required to operate electric tractors, fork lift trucks,
and other industrial mobile equipment. Certificates
will be issued by the Library upon successful comple-
tion of three half-day sessions of training and per-
formance testing. Although a second class has not yet
been scheduled, one may be offered when job
requirements indicate a need for further training.
Next week the LC Information Bulletin will discuss
other training available to Library staff, including spe-
cial in-house programs, interagency courses, and non-
DEATH OF RETIRED STAFF MEMBER
James E. Mahoney, a former staff member. died on
February 1. Mr. Mahoney was with the Office of the
Secretary in the Library of Congress for 32 years
April 7, 1972
before retiring in July 1962. His career with the
Library began in June 1930 when he was appointed
Mail Clerk. After assuming more responsible posi-
tions, he was promoted to Assistant Chief of the Mail
and Delivery Section in December 1944 and served in
that position until his retirement.
Mr. Mahoney, a native of Washington, D.C.,
attended Dunbar High School. He is survived by his
wife, Harriet, two daughters. Mrs. Rose Ann Wise and
Mrs. Marie B. Gaines, four sons, James E. Jr., Freder-
ick, Ronald, and Alvin, 15 grandchildren, and four
Mrs. Lillian Frazier and Mrs. Inez Young of the
Card Division were each presented 30-year Federal
Service Award pins by William J. Welsh, Director of
the Processing Department.
On March 12, 1942, Mrs. Young, presently an Esti-
mator in the Estimating Unit, went to work for the
General Services Administration. Two days later Mrs.
Frazier, now an Accounting Clerk, also started work-
ing for the General Services Administration. Mrs.
Young left GSA to come to the Library of Congress
on December 23, 1952. She persuaded Mrs. Frazier to
make a similar move and Mrs. Frazier came to the
Card Division on April 3, 1958. These facts were
revealed during the awards presentation on March 6.
Both Mrs. Young and Mrs. Frazier are natives of
this area, Mrs. Young from Bealeton, Va. and Mrs.
Frazier from Washington, D.C.
Mrs. Elfriede J. Leonard, Supervisor of the Serials
and Social Sciences Shelflisting Unit, was presented a
20-year Federal Service Award pin on March 24 by
Charles C. Bead. Chief of the Subject Cataloging Divi-
Mrs. Leonard's entire Federal career has been with
the Library of Congress. Her first position at the
Library was as a Shelflister. In 1963 she became a
Senior Shelflister and in 1965 a Reviewer. When the
Shelflisting Section was reorganized in 1968 Mrs.
Leonard was named Assistant Supervisor of the
Serials and Social Sciences Shelflisting Unit. She was
promoted to her present position in 1970.
Marvin W. McFarland, Chief of the Library's Sci-
ence and Technology Division and the National
Referral Center, was presented a 30-year Federal
Service Award pin on March 21 by Paul L. Berry,
Director of the Reference Department.
Mr. McFarland was a member of the U.S. Army Air
Force from 1942 to 1948. In October 1948 he joined
the Library's staff as a Special Consultant to the
Chief of the Aeronautics Division. In November 1953
he became Head of the Aeronautics Section in the
Science and Technology Division, and in August 1954
he was appointed to the Guggenheim Chair of Aero-
nautics. Mr. McFarland was promoted to Assistant
Division Chief in March 1963 and to his present posi-
tion in January 1966.
A complete biography of Mr. McFarland appeared
in the LC Information Bulletin. January 6, 1966, pp.
Mary V. Slaughter, Subject Cataloger in the Subject
Cataloging Division recently was presented a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin by William J. Welsh, Direc-
tor of the Processing Department.
A native of New Bridge, Md., Mrs. Slaughter holds
an A.A. degree from Mount Saint Agnes College and
an A.B. degree from Goucher College. All of her
Federal service has been with the Library of Congress.
She joined the staff of the Subject Cataloging Divi-
sion in December 1941. In February 1952 Mrs.
Slaughter transferred to the Decimal Classification
Division and in April 1953 to the Exchange and Gift
Division. She returned to the Subject Cataloging Divi-
sion in July 1961 where she has held positions of
Robert L. Chartrand, Specialist in Information Sci-
ences for the Congressional Research Service, is the
editor of a recently published book Computers in the
Service of Society (New York, Pergamon Press, 1972,
192 p.). The volume resulted from a seminar series
held at the National Lawyers Club, cosponsored by
the American University and Pergamon Press, Ltd.,
and chaired by Mr. Chartrand. In commenting on the
value of this series of papers and related dialogues,
publisher Robert Maxwell states that the book "ful-
fills a long standing need for an exposition on the
impact of the computer and the man-machine con-
frontations which have ensued" and continues by
remarking that its "greatest residual contribution will
be its reflections on the essence of this technological
age-its irreducible elements, its foibles, and its great
In probing the computer's role in contemporary
society, the 10 contributors-including such noted
observers and decisionmakers as Congressmen John
Brademas and F. Bradford Morse, General Bernard A.
Schriever (Ret.), Dr. F. Joachim Weyl, and Dr. Joseph
H. Engel-touched on every possible aspect of the
impact of innovative tools and techniques on educa-
tion, government, business, industry, commerce, and
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the private citizen.
Mrs. Lorena Thomas, Head of the Standards and
Training Section in the Information Systems Office,
participated in a discussion concerning rail commut-
ing on Sunday, March 26. on radio station WGAY.
Mrs. Lemons is a member of the Alliance for Rail
Progress. a local civic organization concerned with
establishing a balanced transportation system in the
Washington, D.C. area. This system would integrate
metro. bus, and commuter rail modes with necessary
Richard W. Stephenson, Head of the Reference and
Bibliography Section in the Geography and Map Divi-
sion, delivered an illustrated lecture to more than 100
persons at the Falls Church High School, Falls
Church, Va., on March 7. The presentation, part of a
series of lectures on "Fairfax County-Then and
Now," was sponsored by the Fairfax County History
Commission and the Division of Adult Services of the
Fairfax County Public Schools.
In his address, entitled "Early Fairfax County
Maps," Mr. Stephenson traced the evolution of the
cartography of Northern Virginia and Fairfax County
from John Smith's visit to the region in 1608 to the
completion, 300 years later, of the first detailed,
scientifically produced, government survey of the
county. Each of the 45 maps discussed in his presen-
tation is on file in the Geography and Map Division.
Mr. Zimmerman Promoted to Assistant Chief of the
Descriptive Cataloging Division
Glen A. Zimmerman has been promoted to Assist-
ant Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division.
Mr. Zimmerman received a bachelor's degree in
history from Iowa State University in 1963. After
serving 2 1/2 years as an artillery officer in the U.S.
Army, he received a MALS from the University of
Michigan School of Library Service in 1967.
He came to the Library of Congress as a participant
in the 1967-68 Special Recruit Program after which
he served as a Subject Cataloger in the social sciences
in the Subject Cataloging Division. From July 1968
to June 1970 Mr. Zimmerman was Executive Assist-
ant in the Processing Department Office. Since June
1970 he has been serving in the position of Assistant
to the Chief of the Descriptive Cataloging Division.
Appointments: Dorothy M. Bensel, assistant supervisor,
continuations unil, GS-7, Ord, PA2535; Alan R. Centa, pro-
grammer. GS-9, MARC Dev, PA2482; Rachel E. Hawkins,
library technician, GS-6, MARC Ed. PA2618; Diane E.
Rapin, editor, GS-7, Cop Cat. PA2502. Thomas M. Rooney,
micro photographer assistant, GT-3, Photodup, OPS-100;
Susan A. Vlachos, shelflister trainee. GS-5, Subj Cat,
PA2557; Mrs. Dorothy I. Zeiset. secretary, GS-5. Mus
Temporary Appointments: Willam C. Ackerman, writer-
editor. GS-12, Publ, NP; Rosemary A. Chalk, research assist-
ant, GS-7, CRS SPR, PA2512; Dara E. Garrett. reference
clerk, GS-3. CRS Ed. NP: Sandra E. Greene, clerical assistant
trainee, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP; Michael E. Gronstal, reference
clerk, GS-3, CRS Ed, NP; Margaret Hine. library aid, GS-3,
CRS L, PA2520; Janice Mitchell, clerical assistant trainee,
GS-3, Subj Cat, NP; Charles P. Mullen, clerical assistant
trainee, GS-3, Subj Cat. NP; Jann A. Nielsen, clerical assistant
trainee, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP; Mrs. Beverly E. Tribbett, clerical
assistant-arranger, GT-3. Cat Publ, OP500.
Promotions: Lawrence 0. Ball, to deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, PA2443; John S. Bethel, Cop Serv, to clerk, GS-5, Cop
Cat, PA2635. Janifer Burton, Bldgs. to head, receiving sec-
tion, GS-6, Procurement, PA2521; Huey J. Cole, Ord, to
disbursing assistant, GS-6, FMO, PA2592; George H. Har-
shaw, to library technician, GS-9, GR&B, PA2556; Joan C.
Wilson, to tour leader, GS-7, S&R, NP.
Resignations: Belle L. Brooks, Mus; Joan B. Herrg, CRS
Ed; Franklin W. Taylor. E&G.
The LC Professional Association invites staff mem-
bers to an open rehearsal of the Julliard String Quar-
tet in the Coolidge Auditorium on Thursday, April
13, at 11:45 a.m. Doors will close promptly at 11:45.
Milicent J. Koeman and Ronald L. Wewerka were
married on Saturday, March 18, in the Capitol Hill
Presbyterian Church, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Wewerka
ia a Subject Cataloger in Humanities Section 1, Sub-
ject Cataloging Division, and Mr. Wewerka is a semi-
nary student at Howard University.
Mr. and Mrs. Bobby F. Dove are the parents of a
son, David Franklin, born on March 12 at Anne Arun-
del General Hospital. Mr. Dove is Assistant Head of
the Paperwork Management Section in the Central
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Soloviev are the parents of a
daughter, Elena, born on March 15 at Sibley Memo-
rial Hospital. Mr. Soloviev is a Germanic Languages
Cataloger in the Descriptive Cataloging Division.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
1972 Andersen Award Winners Named
Gold Medal winners for the 1972 international
April 7, 1972
Hans Christian Andersen Awards were announced in
Lisbon, Portugal, on March 23. The medals are pre-
sented biennally to an author and an illustrator of
children's books selected by the Hans Christian
Andersen Jury, representing the International Board
on Books for Young People (IBBY) which, in an asso-
ciated project with Unesco, has been presenting the
award medals since 1956. Like the Nobel Prize, they
are given in recognition of a winner's total body of
work. The 1972 medals will be awarded formally at
the IBBY biennial congress in Nice, France, on May
20 by jury president Virginia Haviland, Head of the
Children's Book Section at the Library of Congress.
This year's winning author is Scott O'Dell. a Cali-
fornia resident who has written both for adults and
for children. He has won awards in the United States
and Germany, and his works have been widely trans-
lated. His books for young people include Island of
the Blue Dolphins, The King's Fifth, The Black Pearl,
The Dark Canoe, Sing down the Moon, and Treasure
The winner of the medal for illustration is lb Spang
Olsen of Denmark whose work includes illustrations
for both adults' and children's books and often the
text for picturebooks as well as the illustrations. He
has won several awards in Denmark and in Finland
and Czechoslovakia. His books, all of which have
been translated, include Lars Peter's Birthday, The
Boy in the Moon, The Little Locomotive, The Marsh
Crone's Brew, Cat Alley, and Smoke.
Library Buildings Awards Announced
Nine libraries, ranging in size from a small branch
serving a community of oyster fishermen and tobacco
farmers to a 3.5 million-volume university facility,
have been named winners in the 1972 Library Build-
ings Award Program sponsored jointly by the Ameri-
can Institute of Architects, the National Book
Committee, and the American Library Association.
From the 204 entries submitted in the program, a
jury of two architects, an architectural student, a
representative of the National Book Committee, and
three librarians selected two libraries for First Honor
Awards and seven for Awards of Merit.
The First Honor Award winners are the Providence
(Rhode Island) College Library and the Ohio Histori-
cal Center Library-Archives in Columbus. Winners of
Awards of Merit are the Tate Library (Fieldston
School, Riverdale, N.Y.), Bailey Library (Hendrix
College, Conway, Ark.), Loomis Library (Loomis
Institute, Windsor, Conn.), Joseph Regenstein Library
(University of Chicago), Richardson (Texas) Public
Library, South County Library (Deale. Md.). and
Corte Madera (California) Branch Library.
The smallest of the winners is the South County
Library, a 6,300-square-foot structure with approxi-
mately 20,000 volumes and a seating capacity of 70;
the largest is the Joseph Regenstein Library, which
accommodates some 3,000 readers and contains
nearly 600,000 square feet. The Bailey Library is
Presentations of certificates will be made to archi-
tects during National Library Week and to librarians
during the Annual Conference of ALA in Chicago in
June. Photographic exhibits of the winning libraries
will also be displayed at the ALA Conference and
their pictures will be included in the May issue of
New York Research Libraries Receive Grant
The National Endowment for the Humanities has
announced the award of a million-dollar matching
grant to the Research Libraries of The New York
Public Library. Under the terms of this grant, the
National Endowment will match dollar for dollar, up
to $500,000, sums that the library can raise from
other sources in the current fiscal year. If fully met,
the grant will bring to the Research Libraries one
million dollars for its operational costs in the humani-
The Research Libraries of the New York Public
Library comprise one of the major resources of
humanistic scholarship in the country. Unlike the
branch libraries, they are "public" only in the sense
that they are open to users without charge. They
were founded by private benefaction and, until recent
times, have been supported almost entirely by private
giving but city, community, and university support
has not been sufficient to sustain the library in the
face of rising costs and it has been compelled to draw
upon capital funds to keep up with recurring deficits.
Wedgeworth Named ALA Executive Director
Robert Wedgeworth, Jr., has been named Executive
Director of the American Library Association by the
ALA Executive Board to succeed David H. Clift. The
announcement was made by Keith Doms, President
of ALA and Director of the Free Library of Philadel-
Mr. Wedgeworth holds an A.B. degree from Wabash
College and an M.S. in library science from the Uni-
versity of Illinois. He is currently a doctoral candidate
and Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of
Library Service at Rutgers-The State University of
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New Jersey. He has held positions in both public and
academic libraries, and was Assistant Chief Order
Librarian at Brown University Library from 1966 to
In addition to the ALA, Mr. Wedgeworth is also a
member of the American Society for Information
Science and is Editor of Library Resources Tech-
nical Services, the official journal of ALA's Resources
and Technical Services Division. He has authored a
variety of articles for Library Journal, Wilson Library
Bulletin, and for ALA publications.
ALA Nominating Committee Invites Suggestions
The 1972-73 ALA Nominating Committee is solic-
iting suggestions from the ALA membership for
candidates for the office of President-elect for
1972-73 and for Councilors-at-Large for 1973-77.
The committee is especially interested in obtaining
the names of individuals who have made contribu-
tions to State and regional organizations but who
may not yet be known nationally. Short statements
outlining the contributions of those persons suggested
and accompanying the recommendations will be par-
ticularly helpful to the committee.
Letters of recommendation can be addressed to any
member of the committee: Hardy B. Franklin (Chair-
man of the committee and faculty member of the
Library Science Department of Queens College of the
City University of New York), 100 Carolina Ave.,
Hempstead, N.Y. 11550; Mrs. Mary Frances K. John-
son. Associate Professor, School of Library Educa-
tion, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, N.C.
27412; Virginia H. Mathews, Deputy Director.
National Library Week, One Park Ave., New York,
N.Y. 10016; Hal B. Schell. Associate Director of
Libraries, Southern Methodist University Libraries,
Dallas. Tex. 75222; and Mrs. Brooke E. Sheldon,
Head, Library Development Division, New Mexico
State Library, P.O. Box 1629, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa
Fe, N. Mex. 87501.
ALA Publishes Accreditation List
The February issue of the list of graduate library
school programs accredited by the American Library
Association is available upon request from the Com-
mittee on Accreditation. American Library Associa-
tion, 50 East Huron St., Chicago, Il. 60611. Issued
semiannually by this ALA committee, the official list
gives the name and address of each library school
offering an accredited program, the name of the dean
or director, and the name of the degree to which the
accredited program leads. Library schools offering
doctoral and post-master's specialist or certificate
programs are so designated on the list.
FLC Meets on March 22
At its March 22 meeting, the Federal Library Com-
mittee (FLC) approved for forwarding to the FLC
Chairman for his consideration and implementation
the report and recommendations of the Ad Hoc Com-
mittee on FLC Structure, Functions, and Member-
ship. One section of the report was held for a month
at the request of the Department of Defense represen-
tative for further DOD consideration. The members
of the committee, appointed by the FLC Chairman,
are Stanley Bougas, Department of Commerce;
Michael Costello, Picatinny Arsenal; John Culbertson,
Office of Management and Budget; Lillian McLaurin,
Treasury Department; Kanardy Taylor, Department
of Health, Education, and Welfare; F. Kurt Cylke,
FLC Executive Secretary; and Mrs. Marlene Morrisey,
Library of Congress, chairman of the committee.
The FLC authorized the Executive Secretariat to
cooperate in a meeting with Federal librarians to
explore the viability of a Federal librarians' associa-
tion. The FLC also approved bibliographic projects in
observance of the American Revolution Bicentennial
The Executive Secretary reported on Federal
libraries' cooperative exhibit, and the Deputy Librar-
ian of Congress announced the national libraries'
agreement to proceed with the cooperative national
serials data program.
FLC to Conduct Survey
The Federal Library Committee will conduct a
comprehensive statistical survey of Federal libraries
with funds made available by the National Center for
Educational Statistics, U.S. Office of Education. The
survey has been approved by the Office of Manage-
ment and Budget. Edwin E. Olson of the School of
Library and Information Services of the University of
Maryland will act as Principal Investigator. Mrs. Rose-
mary R. Merritt will serve as an assistant to Mr.
Olson, and Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC Executive Secre-
tary, is Project Director.
The survey will be conducted under the direction
of the Executive Secretary of the Federal Library
Committee in the Library of Congress, and manpower
requirements will be met as much as possible by the
Office of the Executive Secretary, with additional
assistance limited to Mr. Olson, two consultants, and
a small group of editors working under Mr. Olson's
April 7, 1972
The Federal Library Committee Sub-Committee on
Statistical Programs will serve as a general coordinat-
ing/advisory body. Members include Hazel Austin,
Assistant Director of Library Service, Veterans
Administration; Gerald M. Coble, Director of the
Library Services Department, Naval Training Support
Command; John L. Cook, Director, Air Force Librar-
ies, Randolph Air Force Base; Logan O. Cowgill,
Assistant Manager of the Water Resources Scientific
Information Center, Department of the Interior; Mrs.
Elizabeth Knopf, Librarian, Office of Management
and Budget; Elizabeth Schwartz, Director, Army
Library Program; and Samuel Waters, Deputy Direc-
tor for Resource Development, National Agricultural
Library. Frank Kurt Cylke acts as Chairman. Paul
Howard, former Executive Secretary of the FLC, and
Joel Williams, author of the Library Statistics Hand-
book, will serve as consultants.
The library community has long suffered from the
absence of comprehensive, meaningful statistics
essential for a realistic appraisal of current library
needs and services. Federal libraries in particular have
had no way of measuring and comparing operating
budgets, adequacy of holdings, size of staff, types of
services, variety of users, organizational patterns, and
other data essential for management decisions
because of the lack of a uniform pattern for statistical
reporting. While there are statistics published irregu-
larly on college and university libraries, public librar-
ies, library schools, and special libraries, there is no
reliable and comparable information available for
Federal libraries. The only tool in the Federal area is
a report from a 1965-1966 study limited to technical
Federal libraries-a group of 450 which cannot offer
representative coverage of the total Federal library
community which is composed of nearly 2,700 indi-
vidual libraries of all types, including the quasi-public,
quasi-academic, and quasi-school libraries in the
United States and abroad.
The increasing growth of Federal library holdings,
inevitable as the number of publications multiplies,
and the complexity of Federal agency structure
underscore the need for a standard reporting system
that will serve the purposes of the individual Federal
library and at the same time present an accurate over-
all view of Federal libraries.
As the Federal Government considers new possi-
bilities for departmental and agency organization and
as the scope of federally supported activities extends
into related functions at the State and local levels, the
need for adequate statistical data about Federal
libraries becomes greater. Comprehensive library
planning at the Federal level requires up-to-date
statistical information as a basis for determining
future resources and programs. A standard method of
reporting is essential to permit orderly comparisons
of data from each library and to provide the docu-
mentation necessary for the development of guide-
lines for Federal library planning, cooperation,
staffing, and funding.
A standard pattern for statistical reporting will
facilitate and strengthen the interchange of resources
among Federal libraries and the efforts to meet
national needs to a greater degree than has been possi-
ble in the past. Accurate data on the size of collec-
tions, staff, and budgets of individual planning for the
future will point up the correlation of holdings, the
similarity of objectives and programs, and thus con-
tribute to better understanding of the value that can
come from combined efforts. Such cooperation of
Federal library resources can be a vital ingredient in
the Government's basic objectives of improving serv-
ices and being economical. A uniform statistical
reporting system is integral to such an accomplish-
ADP to Offer New Programs
The ADP Management Training Center of the U.S.
Civil Service Commission Bureau of Training is offer-
ing during the coming year a number of new pro-
grams for librarians and information specialists.
Scheduled between June of this year and April of
1973, these courses, which were developed with the
cooperation of the FLC Task Force on Automation,
will be offered in the Washington, D.C., area. Topics
include a Seminar on Library Automation, a Work-
shop in Serials Control, and a State-of-the-Art Survey
of Equipment for Information Processing. Most of
the two- or three-day sessions will be offered more
than once in the next year.
Interested persons should contact the Management
Training Center for additional information by calling
CUNY to Offer Short Courses in June
A series of short courses in the area of library and
information science will be offered this June by the
City University of New York (CUNY) Center for the
Advancement of Library-Information Science. Under
the auspices of the Center's Professional Development
Program, the courses are an extension of its fall and
spring semester schedules.
The courses to be offered in June are "Behavior in
Library-Information Science," "Census Data Use,"
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and "Data Processing Workshop." All three are speci-
fically oriented to the needs of librarians and
information scientists. and are taught by members of
the CLNY faculty. Courses are scheduled for seven
meetings each. starting on Thursday, June 8, con-
tinuing on the remaining Tuesdays and Thursdays of
the month, and ending June 29; the hours are 6:15
p.m. to 8-00 p.m.
The tuition is S45 plus a $10 registration fee. The
Data Processing Workshop charges an additional $15
laboratory fee. All classes will meet at the CUNY
Graduate School/University Center at 33 West 42 St.,
between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan.
For further information or registration forms,
interested persons should contact Vivian S. Sessions.
Director. Center for the Advancement of Library-
Information Science, at the above address.
New Decimal Classification On Sale
Abridged Dewey Decimal Classification. 10th ed.,
which was edited by the Library's Decimal Classifica-
tion Division. has been published by the proprietors
of the system, Forest Press, Inc.. 85 Watervliet Ave..
Albany, N.Y. 12206. and may be purchased from the
publisher for $12 postpaid. This new edition, which
LC Information Bulletin
may be of maximum muin.y to school and very small
public libraries tha' do not expect to grow very large,
departs from the policy followed in recent editions of
being an exact abridgement ofl the full Dewey. In
some cases numbers have been combined and, in
other cases, numbers are somewhat different from
those in the recently published 18th edition, the
parent of the new abridged edition. The I Oth Abridge
Dewey was carefully reviewed by two prominent
experts in the management of small libraries, and
should prove to be a useful tool to many institutions.
AFI Issues Report
The American Film Institute has released a well-
illustrated report covering the activities of the AFI
from its founding in June 1967. through June 1971.
The 80-page report contains reports from the Direc-
tor, the preservation program, the Center for
Advanced Film Studies, new opportunities for film-
makers, educational programs, research and publi-
cations, film exhibition programs, and membership
and financial programs and statements.
The 1967/71 report is available for 25 cents from
the American Film Institute, 1815 H Street, N.W.,
Washington. D.C. 20006.
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