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Vol. 31, No. 16
April 21, 1972
LIVES OF AMERICAN WOMEN POETS
TO BE SURVEYED IN MAY 1 LECTURE
Josephine Jacobsen, Consultant in Poetry to the
Library of Congress for 1971-72 and 1972-73, will
bring to a close the second half of the 1971-72 season
of literary programs on Monday evening, May 1. Her
lecture, "From Anne to Marianne: Some Women in
American Poetry," will offer a brief look at selected
American women poets-their environments and their
problems-from Anne Bradstreet to poets of today.
The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium by the Library of Congress as
one of the activities of the Consultant in Poetry. No
tickets are required. (A biography of Mrs. Jacobsen
appears in the LC Information Bulletin of January
27, p. 34).
Tape recordings of this and other programs in the
Library's literary series are made available for delayed
broadcast on radio stations in other cities through the
National Public Radio, Scheduled Tapes Division. In
Washington, D.C., this program will be broadcast by
radio station WGMS-FM on a date to be announced.
NATIONAL LIBRARIES TASK FORCE ON
AUTOMATION MADE PARALLEL TO FLC
L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, Martin
M. Cummings, Director of the National Library of
Medicine, and John Sherrod, Director of the National
Agricultural Library have announced that the U.S.
National Libraries Task Force on Automation and
Other Cooperative Services will function as a coopera-
tive activity parallel to the program of the Federal
Library Committee (FLC). Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC
Executive Secretary, will also serve, beginning April
10, as Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries Task
Force, the other current members of which are Sam-
uel Waters, NAL, and Joseph Leiter, NLM. Mrs. Mar-
lene D. Morrisey, Executive Assistant to the Librarian
of Congress, will continue as a liaison officer with the
Task Force and the FLC.
Samuel Lazerow, Chief of the Library's Serial Rec-
ord Division, leaves the Task Force chairmanship at
his request to devote his full time to direction of
activities in the Serial Record Division with emphasis
on LC serials controls.
The U.S. National Libraries Task Force was estab-
lished in 1967 to "improve access to the world's liter-
ature in all areas of human concern and scholarship.
so that comprehensive access to the materials of
learning can be afforded to all citizens of the United
States." Under Mr. Lazerow's leadership, the Task
Force has worked actively in the fields of acquisi-
tions, descriptive and subject cataloging, and various
phases of automation toward the ultimate goal of
"development of a national data bank of machine-
readable cataloging information ... as a central re-
source for all libraries." During this period the Task
Force has submitted recommendations on the adop-
tion of the MARC II Format for the communication
LC Information Bulletin
Automation Training Courses ........... 178
Concert ........................ 176
Library of Congress Publications ... 177-178
Literary Program . . ... 175
National Libraries Task Force on Automation 175-176
New Handbook on Books for Blind ... 176
News in the Library World . ... 182-184
- Staff News . . ... 178-182
Appendix-CIP Program . A-65-A-66
of bibliographic information, measures to assure com-
patibility in descriptive cataloging practices, adoption
of standard calendar date and standard language
codes, adoption of standard character sets for Roman
alphabets and Romanized non-Roman alphabets,
plans for national serials controls and for further co-
operation in acquisitions among the three national
The Task Force's development of the National Seri-
als Data Project through its pilot stage made possible
the recent announcement of the current National
Serials Data Program under the sponsorship of the
three national libraries. [LC Information Bulletin of
March 24, pp. 124-125.] This step and the close asso-
ciation of the Task Force with the Federal Library
Committee will extend the benefits of these cooper-
ative programs, both technical and non-technical, to
the widest possible library and information science
NEW HANDBOOK ON BOOKS FOR BLIND
In observance of the centennial of the social soror-
ity's founding in 1873, Delta Gamma Foundation,
has issued a 40-page handbook for members entitled
Library Aids and Services Available to the Blind and
The spiral-bound book contains much information
about the program of the Division for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped, and services provided by
others, mostly in tabular form. A concluding section
describes or lists practical ways in which sorority
chapter members can assist special and public libraries
and eligible individuals to obtain reading materials
The Delta Gamma Foundation has been active for
many years in the field of sight conservation and aid
to the blind. There are 100 sorority chapters at as
many colleges and universities; the membership totals
more than 70 thousand.
JUILLIARD QUARTET, JOHN GRAHAM,
AND WILLIAM MASSELOS TO PERFORM
On Thursday and Friday evenings, April 27 and 28,
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Li-
brary of Congress will sponsor two concerts of cham-
ber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The mem-
bers of this ensemble (Robert Mann and Earl Carlyss,
violins; Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus Adam, vio-
loncello) will be assisted by John Graham, viola, and
William Masselos, piano. The quartet will be making
final appearances for this season.
Sextet, composed in 1971 by Leslie Bassett, will
receive its premiere performance at the Thursday
evening concert. This work, for piano and strings, was
commissioned by the Serge Koussevitzky Music
Foundation in the Library of Congress and is dedi-
cated to Serge and Natalie Koussevitzky. Other works
on the program include Quintet in C minor, for two
violins, two violas, and violoncello, K. 406 by Wolf-
gang Amadeus Mozart; and Quintet in F minor, for
piano and strings, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms.
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 Pat-
rick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m.,
Monday, April 24. A service charge of 25 cents is
placed on each ticket, and only two tickets are dis-
tributed to an individual. Telephone reservations may
be made on Monday morning by calling 393-4463.
Mail orders are not accepted.
April 21, 1972
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Ind1i ',cia. .llali.iiaj. .Sigaporc and
Brunei. Vol. 7. No. I. January 1972. (pp. 1-26.) Con-
tinuing subscriptions free to libraries upon request to
the Field Director, Lihrar% of Conngress Office, Ameri-
can Embassy, APO San Francisco 96356.
Ac essiins List: Pakistan. Vol. I1, No. 2. February
1972. (pp. 10-17.) Continuing subscriptions free to
hbraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Consulate General,
Accessions List: Middle East.Vol. 10, Nos. 1 and 2.
January and February 1972. (pp. 1-45.) Continuing
subscriptions free to libraries upon request to the
Acting Field Director, Libriry of Congress Office,
U.S. Interests Section, Spanish Embassy Cairo, Arab
Republic of Egypt.
Books: A .tl-RC Format; Specifications for Mag-
netic Tapes C ,ntaining Catalog Records for Books.
Fifth ed. 1972. For sale by the Superintendent of
Documents. U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-
ington. D.C. 20402, at $1 a copy (LC 1.2:M18/11).
Free to subscribers of the MARC Distribution Ser-
This publication, which was prepared by the MARC
Development Office, is the latest edition of the com-
munications format for books. Specifications for
machine-readable cataloging data, the character set,
and the tape format as well as other miscellaneous
information that would be useful for subscribers of
the MARC Distribution Service have been included in
the document. As new elements are added or changes
are made to the format, they will be issued as ad-
denda to the fifth edition. Subscribers to the MARC
Distribution Service will receive copies of the ad-
denda automatically; non-subscribers may obtain
them from the Library of Congress Card Division.
The issuance of these addenda will be announced in
the Library of Congress Information Bulletin.
Catalog of C.pynr'iht Entries. Third series. Vol. 25,
Parts 3-4, No. I: Dramas and Works Prepared for Oral
Delivery. January-June 1971. (ix, 120 p.) For sale by
the Superintendent of Documents at $2.50 an issue
or $5 a year. domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC
Catalog of GC pyrilht Entries. Third series. Vol. 25,
Parts 12-13, No. 1: Motion Pictures and Filmstrips.
Januai.-June 1971. (ix, 86 p.) For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents at $2.50 an issue or $5 a
year, domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign (LC
Children's Books 1971: A List of Books for Pre-
school Through Junior High School Age. 1972. (16
p.) For sale by the Superintendent of Documents at
15 cents a copy, domestic, and 20 cents, foreign (LC
This eighth annual guide to children's books was
compiled by the Children's Book Section of the
Library of Congress in cooperation with the Educa-
tional Materials Center in the U.S. Office of Educa-
tion and an advisory committee. Copies of the seven
earlier guides are still available for sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents at 15 cents a copy.
The new annotated list contains 200 titles selected
from some 2,500 new juvenile books reported to have
been published in the United States in 1971. These
represent a wide range of fiction and nonfiction con-
sidered valuable and enjoyable for children from pre-
school age through junior high school. The guide,
intended to aid public and school librarians in select-
ing children's books, lists leisure reading, books for
school reading plans, books for sharing in reading
aloud, and books for background reading and as sup-
plements to the curricula. Within the list, reading
levels are indicated, and titles are arranged in groups
under the headings of Picture and Picture-Story
Books, Stories for the Middle Group, Fiction for
Older Readers, Folklore, Poetry and Rhymes, Arts
and Hobbies, Biography, History, People, and Places,
and Nature and Science.
Children's fiction during the year came nearer to a
truly realistic treatment of socio-economic
problems-poverty, generation differences, the lack of
one or both parents, and death. The American Indian
received increased attention in stories, and two
unusual collections of poetry about Indians appeared
in print. At the same time, fantasy continued to be
successful and fresh collections of folklore were pub-
Nonfiction likewise reflected current issues, and an
analytical approach was taken to ecology, population
problems, and political situations such as Vietnam. In
Moja Means One, a Caldecott Medal Honor Book by
Tom and Muriel Feelings, the authors-former resi-
dents of Africa-present a counting book with num-
bers in Swahili and scenes of a typical African
The guide was prepared under the direction of Vir-
ginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Section,
assisted by Mrs. Lois B. Watt, Chief of the Educa-
tional Materials Center, and an advisory committee
whose members read and examined many new books,
met regularly for discussions, and suggested titles to
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provide a balanced selection of children's literature.
The committee members were Deborah Weilerstein,
Supervisor of Children's Work, Mrs. Elizabeth Goebel,
Head of the Central Children's Room, Department of
Libraries, and Mrs. Ann S. Potter, Elementary School
Librarian, Public Schools, all in Arlington, Va.; Lillie
G. Patterson, Library Specialist, Public Schools, Balti-
more, Md.; Elsie S. MacDonald, Deputy Coordinator,
and Mrs. Elizabeth B. Murphy, Assistant Coordinator,
Children's Services, Public Library, and Mrs. Christina
Carr Young, School Librarian, Department of Library
Science, Public Schools, all in the District of Colum-
bia; Margaret N. Coughlan, Reference Librarian and
Bibliographer, Children's Book Section, Library of
Congress; Mrs. Marguerite Murray, Coordinator, Mrs.
Nancy Young Orr, Assistant Coordinator, Children's
Services, Department of Public Libraries, and Mrs.
Sarah E. Gagne, Science Specialist, all in Montgomery
County, Md.; and Mrs. Edythe O. Cawthorne, Coordi-
nator of Children's Services, Memorial Library Sys-
tem, Prince George's County, Md.
The Translation of Poetry. A lecture delivered at
the Library of Congress on April 14, 1970, by Allen
Tate, Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress
in 1943-44, and the transcript of a panel discussion
held on April 15 and chaired by Louis Untermeyer,
also former Consultant in Poetry to the Library, from
1960 to 1961. 1972. (v, 40 p.) For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents at 30 cents a copy (LC
On April 13-15, 1970, poets and poet-translators
from the United States and eight other countries par-
ticipated in the International Poetry Festival spon-
sored by the Library of Congress under the auspices
of the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature
Fund. In his lecture, Mr. Tate explores the problems
inherent in translating poetry and in judging the
translations. He remarks that "a translator ought to
be a poet himself... he must be a master of his own
language, whatever mastery he may have of the lan-
guage from which he is translating."
Chaired by Mr. Untermeyer, members of the panel
were poets Allen Tate, Zulfikar Ghose (Pakistan), and
Yehuda Amichai (Israel), and American translators
John Malcolm Brinnin, Donald Finkel, Serge Gav-
ronsky, William Jay Smith, Miller Williams, and
Harold P. Wright. Among the questions discussed
were "should the translator be true to the difficulties
of the original poem or should he try to simplify
them?" and "is it impossible to bring over both the
meaning and the music from one language to another
or must one be sacrificed, and, if so, which one?"
William Jay Smith, Consultant in Poetry to the Li-
brary in 1968-70 edited the transcript of the panel
discussion for publication. A bibliography of refer-
ences made during the discussion is included.
AUTOMATION TRAINING COURSES
The Information Systems Office (ISO) conducted a
seven-day automation training course, "OS/360 ANS
COBOL Coding Workshop," beginning March 13.
Julius R. Droz of ISO conducted the course designed
to provide training for beginning programmers as well
as journeymen programmers seeking familiarity with
ISO sponsored a seminar on March 23 on the high-
lights of "Efficient Data Base Structures, Network
Techniques for Project Management and Computer
Typesetting/Photocomposition." The program, which
was conducted as a panel discussion with John Bright-
man, Walter Gallagher, D. Lee Power, and Charlene
Woody of ISO as participants, included such topics as
the efficient use of machine facilities for processing
tape and disk data sets, by Miss Woody and Mr.
Power; concepts of project management and the
methodology for the planning, scheduling, and imple-
mentation of a project using Critical Path Method
(CPM) techniques, by Mr. Gallagher; and, highlighted
information relevant to the state of the art in photo-
composition and GPO's role in automated composi-
tion, by Mr. Brightman.
Another automation seminar was held on March 28
on the Social Science Review Information System
conducted by Ira Bitz, research scientist with the
American Institute for Research. Mr. Bitz presented
an overview of the Social Science System which in-
cluded a description of system files, file structure,
and the rationale for the system architecture. He also
described the theory and practice of measuring the
effectiveness of an information system.
Nineteen Supervisors Complete Course
Nineteen first-line supervisors have successfully
completed the 40-hour Supervision and Group Per-
formance Course, taught by Harvey H. Joiner,
Training Officer, at the Division for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped February 14 through Febru-
ary 25. This course, designed by the Civil Service
Commission to help supervisors develop their leader-
April 21, 1972
ship skills through effective use of available resources.
was given in eight half-day morning sessions and one
Participating supervisors from the Administrative
Department were Daniel T. Leniek and Erskine J.
Underwood of the Special Police Force. Participants
from the Copyright Office were Joan W. Roberts and
James C. Roberts, Reference Division, and John W.
McKay, Cataloging Division. Processing Department
participants included Areena Lowe, Jenny Gjolstad,
Elizabeth Myers, Norine Vicenti, and Anna S. Stump,
all of Shared Cataloging Division; Faye G. Allen, Rob-
ert Atkins. and Dudley E. A. Lowe of the Card Divi-
sion; Thomas E. Wilson, William G. McGibbon, and
Leonard Randolph of the Catalog Management Divi-
sion; Beth Sears. Descriptive Cataloging Division; and
Theresa McNair of the Subject Cataloging Division.
The Reference Department was represented by Mary
Jane Gibson of the General Reference and Bibliog-
Supervision and Group Performance will be offered
again this spring from May 8 through May 19. The
course is helpful for both new and experienced super-
visors as it enables them to apply the latest principles
of effective supervision to increasing the morale and
productivity of their work groups. Nominations for
the course should be submitted on form LW 3/61b
from divisions through departments to the Training
Office before the April 24 deadline.
Fred J. McKay, Federal Research Division, was
awarded a 30-year Federal Service Award pin at a
ceremony in the office of the Director of the Refer-
Mr. McKay joined the Library in what was then the
Air Studies Division in December 1948 as a Technical
Analyst. He brought with him training and experience
gained through wartime service with the Army Engi-
neers and the Army Air Corps and subsequent civilian
duty with the Army Map Service. He has a B.A.
degree in Psychology from George Washington Uni-
versity and holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Govern-
ment and Public Administration from American Uni-
In 1955, Mr. McKay received a commendation
from the Director of Federal Civil Defense for his role
in the development of operational techniques for
assessing fallout damage caused by residual radio-
He received Library of Congress Meritorious Service
Awards in 1960 and in 1967 for his contributions to
management and assistance in planning and imple-
menting a major reorganization of the division.
During most of his tenure at the Library, Mr.
McKay has been active in the USAF Reserve Group
stationed at the Pentagon. He was transferred to the
Retired Reserve in 1971 as a Lieutenant Colonel.
R. Merriman Penn of the Editing and Publishing
Section of the Copyright Office Cataloging Division
received a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on
March 31, from George D. Cary, Register of Copy-
Mr. Penn was born in Lynchburg, Va., and attended
Lynchburg public schools. He came to Washington in
1942 and began his Federal service with the U.S.
Naval Observatory, where he was employed as a
chauffeur. In 1946, he joined the Subject Cataloging
Division of the Library as a Messenger, was promoted
to Clerical Assistant and Division Messenger in 1951,
and was transferred to the Copyright Office Cata-
loging Division in 1952 and promoted to Machine
In 1957, Mr. Penn received the first of several Out-
standing Performance Ratings he was to earn for
quality work and high output in the operation of
multilith machines. He was cited by his supervisors
not only for his mechanical ability but for "dealing
admirable with personnel of all levels." Among his
duties in the Editing and Publishing Section is the
production of catalog cards for the Copyright Office.
Clifford B. Johnson, Correspondence Control Clerk
of the Order Division, was presented a 25-year Fed-
eral Service Award pin on March 8 by Robert C.
Sullivan, Chief of the Order Division.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Johnson attended
school in Washington, D.C. From October 1930
through December 1954, Mr. Johnson held positions
of increasing responsibility in the Bureau of the Cen-
sus, Department of Commerce. Following employ-
ment in private industry for a 15-year period, Mr.
Johnson resumed his Federal service when he
accepted a position as Mail Clerk in the Exchange and
Gift Division in October 1969. In December 1970, he
was transferred and promoted to his present position
in the Order Division.
Irene M. Rogers, Supervisor of the Invoice Unit in
the Order Division, completed 25-years of Federal
service on March 17, all of it with the Library of
Congress. With the exception of the first few weeks,
all of Mrs. Rogers' service has been in the Library's
Mrs. Rogers was born in Baltimore, Md. and
attended school there. She subsequently moved to
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Washington, D.C., where she was employed as an
Assistant Credit Manager of the Hecht Company from
May 1929 to April 1934. Shortly after the death of
her husband, Edgar F. Rogers, who was the former
Assistant Director of the Library's Department of
Administrative Services, Mrs. Rogers came to LC on
March 17, 1947, in the Cooperative Acquisition Pro-
ject. She was transferred and promoted to the posi-
tion of Head of the Voucher Unit in the Order Divi-
sion on July 1, 1947, and received another promotion
in 1954; in 1968, she assumed her present position.
In April 1967 and December 1970, Mrs. Rogers
received Outstanding Performance Ratings, and in
April 1967 she also received an additional within-
grade salary increase in recognition of her high qual-
ity performance. On February 16 of this year Mrs.
Rogers was granted an Incentive Award plus a cash
award for sustained high quality performance. [See
LC Information Bulletin, March 3, p. 93]. Over the
years, she has made many contributions to insure that
the thousands of purchase acquisitions sources that
the Library has utilized have been promptly and cor-
Mrs. Rogers was presented with a 25-year Federal
Service Award pin on March 8 by Mr. Sullivan. The
presentation was followed by a brief reception in the
Order Division Conference Room to honor both Mrs.
Rogers and Mr. Johnson.
Appointments: Earl O. Carter, reading room assistant,
(S-2. S&R, PA2413; Mrs. JoJean L. Early, systems analyst,
GS-1 3, ISO, PA2662: Beverly M. Laster, microphotographer
assistant, GT-3, Photodup, OP5-100; Henry T. Richard, Jr.,
messenger supply clerk, GS-3, Cop Reg, PA2652; Jessee A.
Rogers, reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R, OP5-600; Lenzy
G. Southall, reading room assistant, GS-2, S&R, PA2413; Mil-
ton C. Stevens, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200.
Temporary Appointments: Mary M. Jackson, library aid,
(T-3, Cat Publ, OP500; Preston T. Jenkins, janitor, WG-1,
Bldgs, OP100; Mrs. Sherry G. McCoy, library aid, GT-3, Cat
Publ. OP500; Peggy L. Stith, library aid, GT-3, Cat Publ,
Ol'5110- Doyle IE. Wilkins, collections maintenance worker,
WG-4, CMO, NP.
Reappointmcnts: Robert M. Smith, deck attendant, GS-3,
S&R, PA2443; Dana R. Sweet, research analyst, GS-9, FRD,
Promotions: Mrs. Helen K. Allen, to administrative secre-
tary. GS-6, MARC Ed, PA2610; John Fischer, to librarian,
GS-14, Subj Cat, J2670f; Maxine E. Grubbs, Cat Publ, to
division secretary, GS-6, Subj (at, PA2631; Mrs. Taffye M.
Hazel, Cat Publ, to shelflister trainee, GS-5, Subj Cat,
PA2557; Brenda Lynn Helms, to clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop
Serv, OP200; Carl E. Iskow, Ser, to location assistant, GS-6,
Subj Cat, PB2656; Mrs. Betty E. Jones, to library technician,
GS-6, Sci, PF2680; Lonnie C. Lowe, to publications and
proofsheet clerk, GS-6, Card, PB2582; Lewis B. Manning, to
publications proofsheet clerk, GS-6, Card, PB2582: Mrs.
Yvonne Marie Neal, to supervisory library technician, GS-7,
Ser Rec, PB2617.
Transfers: Mrs. Audrey M. Hamilton, Cat Mgmt, to prelimi-
nary cataloger, GS-6, Desc Cat, PJ2671; Mrs. Barbara B. Mad-
dox, Photodup, to clerk-typist, GS-5, Desc Cat, PA2599.
Resignations: Lynn Alcock, CRS A; David H. Baris. CRS
A; Charles R. Lewis, E&G; Mrs. Kathleen R. Lewis, FMO;
Winston L. Reeves, S&R.
Jeffery R. D. Crockett, Research Analyst in the
Reference Department, has published a 35-page
glossary entitled Indonesian Defense, Nuclear Weap-
ons, and Space Exploration Terms A number of
these terms are not listed in available Indonesian dic-
tionaries. This index with English translations should
be of interest and assistance to those who use
Mrs. Eilene Galloway, Senior Specialist in Interna-
tional Relations in the Foreign Affairs Division of the
Congressional Research Service presented a paper on
"Should the United Nations Draft a Treaty on Earth
Resources Satellites? A Pro and Con Analysis" at a
regional conference on Earth Resources Survey Satel-
lites and International Law. The conference, cospon-
sored by the American Society of International Law,
the L.Q.C. Lamar Society of International Law, and
the University of Mississippi School of Law, was held
at the University of Mississippi on April 7-8.
Charles Gallozzi, Assistant Chief of the Division for
the Blind and Physically Handicapped, attended the
Pan American Congress of Ophthalmology, in Hous-
ton, Tex., from April 2-7, to supervise manning of the
The exhibit, titled "Vision Loss and Talking
Books," was shown at the invitation of the chairman
of the Scientific Exhibits Committee for the Con-
Mary Jane Gibson, Assistant Head of the Bibliog-
raphy and Reference Correspondence Section, is the
compiler of a survey on the development of biblio-
graphical services in the United States in 1969, which
was published in the January 1972 issue of the
Unesco bimonthly Bibliography, Documentation,
Terminology (Paris) as part of its feature, "Biblio-
graphical Services Throughout the World." The
April 21, 1972
report, submitted to Unesco in response to an annual
questionnaire, discusses national institutions, inter-
library cooperation. and mechanization. It includes
citations to indexes and abstracts of periodicals and
bibliographies of Government publications and disser-
tations. as well as to other bibliographies on a variety
of topics ranging from area studies and children's
literature to science and technology. An expanded
version of this compilation combined with a similar
one for 1968 appeared in the winter 1970 issue of
RQ. [See the LC Information Bulletin, January 28,
1971, p. 55.]
Andrew M. Modelski and Richard W. Stephenson of
the Geograph% and Map Division's Reference and Bib-
liography Section read illustrated papers at the annual
convention of the American Congress on Surveying
and Mapping on March 15. Mr. Modelski's paper, an
outgrowth of his work on a bibliography of American
railroad maps in the Library of Congress, was entitled
"Nineteenth-Century American Railroad Cartog-
raphy." In it he presented a historical cross section of
the most important types of railroad maps produced
during the past century.
Mr. Stephenson's paper, entitled "Charles Varl6:
Nineteenth-Century Cartographer," traced the life
and works of a significant, although little-known
French-born American map maker. Varl6 compiled
and published in 1808 what is believed to be the first
printed map of an American county to show the
names of landowners.
Francis S. Wagner, Subject Cataloger in the Subject
Cataloging Division, is the author of an article en-
titled "Political Historiography and its Bibliography
in Post-1945 Central and Eastern Europe," which
appears in Studies for a New Central Europe (Vol. 3,
No. I (1972), pp. 73-92). He reviews some character-
istic trends of postwar historiography of the area
based on Russian, other Slavic, German, and Hungar-
ian, as well as Romanian periodical and monographic
literature. On April 5, Mr. Wagner was interviewed in
Hungarian for the Voice of America on the occasion
of the 750th anniversary of the issuance by King
Andrew II of the Golden Bull of Hungary. Mr. Wag-
ner described conditions in I3th-century feudal
Europe as background to the significance of the Gold-
en Bull. He also made a detailed comparison be-
tween the Golden Bull and the English Magna Charta.
Staff members are invited to consult catalogs and a
cumulative guide list indicating course tuition and
registration dates for most Washington, D.C., area
universities and schools in the Training Office, MB
G-129, ext. t34&
George Washington University's College of General
Studies will hold registration for the Federal After-
Hours Education Program for this summer on Thurs-
day, May 11, and Thursday, June 29, from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. in Conference Rooms A, B, and C off the
lobby of the Department of Commerce Building at
14th St. and Constitution Ave., N.W. Courses taken
in this program can be applied to the bachelor of
science and master of science in administration
degrees, with a variety of areas of concentration avail-
Classes for both the long session and the first short
session will begin May 22; classes for the second short
session will begin on July 12.
Classes to be held at the Library of Congress
include Seminar in Accounting from May 22 to
August 29 and Technological Change and Manpower
from July 12 to August 29. All courses are for three
semester hours credit.
The tuition is $60 per semester hour, as compared
to $80 per semester hour for courses taken at the
The Graduate School, U.S. Department of Agricul-
ture, will hold registration in person May 30-June 3
from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, in Room
1031, first floor, of the USDA South Building at 14th
St. and Independence Ave., S.W. Registration may be
made by mail before May 20.
Tuition remains $22 per semester hour; however, if
payment is made in full at the time of registration,
there is a $2 discount for each credit hour. For
further information, interested persons should call
the Graduate School, tel. 388-4419 (code 111).
The LC Professional Association will present a
panel discussion on "Women at LC" on Thursday,
April 27, from noon until 12:30 p.m. in the Whittall
Pavilion. On the panel will be Mary Jane Burnett of
CRS, Congressional Reference Division, Pat Hines of
Catalog Management Division, Cynthia Johanson of
Shelflisting Section, and Elizabeth Yadlosky of
American Law Division of CRS.
Marybeth Peters and Ralph W. Gingery were
married on Saturday, March 25, at the Neal Avenue
United Methodist Church in Newark, Ohio. Mrs.
Gingery is a Senior Examiner in the Music Section of
the Copyright Office Examining Division and Mr.
Gingery is an arranger with the U.S. Navy Band. They
are living in Oxon Hill, Md.
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Mary D. Rust and John Middleton were married on
March 25 at the Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in
the District of Columbia. Mrs. Middleton is a Library
Assistant and Secretary in the Copyright Office Li-
brary and Mr. Middleton is a steam fitter with the
U.S. Bureau of Engraving. They reside in Washington,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Benoit, Jr., are parents of a
daughter, Opal Christine, who weighed in at 7 lbs. 10
oz. on Thursday, March 30. Mrs. Benoit ("Onnetta")
is Printing Clerk in the Printing Unit, Central Services
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sharp are the parents of a
daughter, Nancy Katherine Sharp, born on March 15
at Fairfax (Virginia) Hospital. Mrs. Sharp is Assistant
Head of the Records Section of the Loan Division.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
President Nixon Issues NLW Message
President Richard Nixon issued a message to launch
the 15th National Library Week celebrated April
16-22. Sponsored by the National Book Committee,
Inc., in cooperation with the American Library Asso-
ciation, the NLW campaign has as its themes "Read-
ing Makes the World Go Round" and "You've Got a
Right to Read." The themes are tied in with the 1972
Unesco-sponsored International Book Year (IBY).
Reflecting the multi-national nature of IBY, National
Library Week will highlight the value of books and
reading in achieving greater interculture understand-
The President's message follows:
Libraries form the nucleus of-our public information sys-
tem. Their resources are among the most effective deterrents
to poverty, ignorance and prejudice. Their services are basic
to the education and general self-improvement of all our citi-
It is especially appropriate that the 1972 observance of
National Library Week coincides with International Book
Year which joins the United States with other nations of the
world in an endeavor that will directly benefit all peoples.
I urge all Americans to recognize and support our libraries
as vital centers for the preservation of the right to read, the
right to learn and the right to know; and I encourage close
cooperation with people of other lands, who share our own
deeply rooted conviction that libraries contribute greatly to a
well-informed citizenry and to true and enduring national
National Book Awards Are Announced
Flannery O'Connor, a Milledgeville, Ga., writer who
died in 1964, was honored with the 1972 National
Book Award in fiction for a complete edition of her
short stories published for the first time last year. The
book, Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories
(Farrar Straus & Giroux), is a collection of 31 stories,
12 of which had never before appeared in book form.
The 23rd Annual National Book Awards, the liter-
ary prize program administered by the National Book
Committee, were announced at a press conference on
April 11 and the presentations were made at Lincoln
Center in New York City on April 13.
Other winners of the $1,000 prizes given in 10 cate-
gories for distinguished writing or translating by
American citizens and published in the U.S. were:
Joseph P. Lash for his biography, Eleanor and Frank-
lin: The Story of Their Relationship, based on
Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers (W. W. Norton &
Co.); the late Allan Nevins for his eight volume his-
tory, Ordeal of the Union Series (Charles Scribner's
Sons); Stewart Brand in the contemporary affairs
category for The Last Whole Earth Catalog: A access to
Tools (Portola Institute); Charles Rosen in arts and
letters for The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beet-
hoven (Viking Press); Donald Barthelme in children's
books for The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine or the
Hithering Thithering Djinn (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).
Martin E. Marty in philosophy and religion for
Righteous Empire: The Protestant Experience in
America (The Dial Press); George L. Small in science
for The Blue Whale (Columbia Univ. Press). Austryn
Wainhouse for his translation of Chance and Neces-
sity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy ofModern
Biology by Jacques Monod (Alfred A. Knopf). The
poetry award was given for Howard Moss' Selected
Poems (Atheneum) and Frank O'Hara's The Collected
Poems of Frank O'Hara (Alfred A. Knopf).
British Council Offers Course For IBY
The British Council is offering a course in "The
Development of Library and Information Networks
in Britain" as a British contribution to International
Book Year. The course will be held in London and
York from August 20 through September 2 and is
intended for senior librarians and information officers
with experience of or interest in planning services.
Present trends towards the closer integration of li-
brary and information services in Britain, and their
relation to international developments will be de-
scribed. The Director of Studies will be B. C.
Brookes, Reader in Information Studies, University
April 21, 1972
College London School of Library Archive and Infor-
Qualification for the course includes concern with
the planning of library services and sufficient profi-
ciency in English to be able to engage in normal Eng-
lish conversation and to take lecture notes. Though
the practical work may include exercises on the
analysis of numerical data, no previous knowledge of
statistical techniques is necessary. Twenty five mem-
bers will be accepted for the course.
Inquiries and applications should be sent to the Di-
rector, Courses Department, The British Council, 3
Hanover St., London WIR9HH. Applications must be
received in London by May 1.
Catholic Library Association Holds Convention
"Harmony in Media" was the theme of the 51st
anniversary convention of the Catholic Library Asso-
ciation held in Chicago on April 3-6. Keynote speaker
Lorraine Sullivan, Assistant Superintendent in Charge
of Curriculum Development, Chicago Public Schools,
spoke on the topic "Curriculum Development and the
Modern Media Center." Six small group meetings fol-
lowed the opening address. The group topics and
chairmen were: Planning Library Facilities, Melvin R.
George; Supportive Staffing for Effective Media Pro-
grams, Sister Mary Chrysantha Rudnik; Changing
Libraries into Media Centers, Conny Miller; Demon-
stration of the Video Tape Cassette, Alan Rose; The
Training Package Plus-A New Approach to Teaching
High School Students the Use of the Media Center,
Katherine Eschbach; and Why the Church Needs TV,
Msgr. Ralph Schmit.
A reception at the Chicago Public Library was held
in the evening. Alex Ladenson, CPL librarian, Stan
Balzekas of the CPL Board of Trustees, and other
Chicago and Illinois hosts were joined in the receiving
line by the Association's officers.
On Tuesday, April 4, the Children's Libraries Sec-
tion heard Scott O'Dell, winner of the Hans Christian
Anderson Award, discuss the influence of reading on
children. The Regina Medal Luncheon, again a high-
light of the convention; honored Meindert De Jong
for the general excellence of his writings for children.
At the section's afternoon meeting Zilpha Keatley
Snyder discussed fantasy as therapy in her speech
"Uses of Magic." The Catholic Supplement Com-
mittee, Parish and Community Libraries Section, and
the Seminary Round Table also held meetings. Ten
"Showcase Films" were shown during the day; they
are available for rental or purchase from the Mass
Media Association, Baltimore, Md. Members of the
Health Sciences Round Table toured the American
Hospital Association headquarters.
On Wednesday, April 5, the Advisory Committee
met to discuss the Association's program for publica-
tion of manuals, classification schedules, subject
heading lists, selection tools, etc. In the afternoon the
College and University Libraries Section heard "In-
novation and Change in Catholic Higher Education
and Implementation for Academic Library Planning"
discussed by John W. Padberg, S. J. At the High
School Libraries Section meeting, the certificate of
merit for the greatest contribution to high school
librarianship was presented to Roger Damio, founder
and publisher of Media & Method magazine and K-
Eight, publications for elementary schools. The Li-
brary Education, Parish, and Franciscan Libraries
Sections also met. The High Schools Section con-
ducted a field trip, there were Theater Tours, and the
Parish Section held a dinner meeting addressed by
Author Larry Losoncy of the Adult Education Divi-
sion, and the U.S. Catholic Conference.
On Thursday, April 6, Ray M. Fry, Director, Divi-
sion of Libraries, U.S. Office of Education, spoke at a
meeting of the School Library Supervisors on
"Current Federal Programs of Interest to Schools and
Libraries." The Unit Representatives, Catholic Peri-
odical and Liberature Index, and College and
University sections also met. The Convention closed
with a luncheon meeting addressed by Andrew
Greeley, Director of the Center for the Study of Eth-
nic Groups at the National Opinion Research Center,
Professor of Education at the University of Chicago,
columnist, and author. Plans for next year's meeting
in Denver during Easter week were discussed and par-
ticipants received copies of a nine-page Committee
[Editor's Note: The report on the meeting of the
Catholic Library Association was supplied by Grace
L. Smiley, who retired from the Library after more
than 33 years of Federal service on May 28, 1971.
Miss Smiley first came to LC in 1944 and worked in
both the Descriptive Cataloging Division and the
International Organizations Section.]
Simmons College Alumni Honor Natalie Nicholson
Natalie Neill Nicholson, Associate Director of the
M.I.T. Libraries since 1958, has been awarded the
Alumni Achievement Award by the Simmons College
School of Library Science Alumni Association. The
award was presented to Miss Nicholson at the Alumni
Day banquet on March 17.
Miss Nicholson has been associated with the Har-
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vard University and the Boston Public Libraries. Pre-
viously active in various library groups, Miss
Nicholson currently is a member of the Boston Joint
Program for Minority Group Recruitment to Librari-
anship, as well as a member of a number of American
Library Association committees.
Irene A. Wright, Former LC Employee, Dies
Irene Aloha Wright, a representative of the Library
of Congress in Spain from 1932-36, died on April 6 in
New Rochelle, N.Y. Miss Wright worked as a research
assistant for a Library photostat project of archival
materials in Seville.
Miss Wright was an associate archivist of the U.S.
National Archives from 1936-38, when she became a
foreign affairs specialist for the Department of State.
She had served as chief of its cultural relations divi-
sion for Latin American and as an attestation officer
before retiring in 1952.
A historian of the Caribbean, Miss Wright's books
include Documented History of Havana in the 16th
Century, English Voyages to the Spanish Main,
1569-1580, and English Voyages to the Caribbean
ARBC Establishes 3 New Advisory Panels
Forty-six prominent Americans from the fields of
travel and hospitality, creative and visual arts, and the
performing arts have been named to three new ad-
visory panels of the American Revolution Bicenten-
nial Commission (ARBC). The panels will develop
programs and recommend policy guidelines to the
ARBC "Open House USA" Committee which is
chaired by George E. Lang, a New York restau-
As their first project, the Creative and Visual Arts
Panel and the Performing Arts Panel will review the
cultural resources which could be made available for
the pleasure and enjoyment of Americans during the
Bicentennial period, 1975-1976. Members of the Invi-
tation to the World Panel will assist the Commission
in its efforts to encourage and facilitate travel and
hospitality for domestic and international tourists.
Catalogs Available for UN Agency Publications
Publications which deal with a variety of current
topics from art and atomic energy to education and
ecology are issued by agencies within the United Na-
tion system. These publications provide specialized
information, international in scope and authority,
often unavailable elsewhere.
Now available are new, complete catalogs which list
and briefly describe the published material of the fol-
lowing UN agencies: Food and Agriculture Organi-
zation (FAO), General Agreement on Tariffs and
Trade and International Trade Center (GATT and
ITC), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA),
and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cul-
tural Organization (UNESCO).
Catalogs are available free on request from Unipub,
Inc., Box 433, New York, N.Y. 10016.
Society of Indexers Will Hold Annual Meeting
The American Society of Indexers will hold its first
annual all-day meeting on Saturday, May 6, at the
City University Graduate Center, 33 W. 42nd St.,
New York City. The morning session will deal with
indexer training; the afternoon session will feature a
panel discussion on the topic "What should indexers
expect from publishers and what should publishers
expect from indexers?"
Further information about the meeting may be ob-
tained from Mrs. Barbara M. Preschel, 400 E. 56th
St., New York City 10022.
Howard Pasternack Named to ALA Editorial Post
Howard Pasternack has been appointed assistant edi-
tor of Library Technology Reports, a bimonthly publi-
cation of the American Library Association, succeed-
ing Howard White who became editor last August.
Pasternack earned an MA. degree in 1969 from the
Graduate Library School, University of Chicago, where
he is working on a doctorate and in 1971, he received
an M.B.A. from the university. Pasternack received his
undergraduate degree in mathematics from Rice Uni-
versity, Houston, in 1966. His professional interests are
directed toward systems analysis techniques for the
management of information systems, libraries, and spe-
cialized information centers.
Brochure Lists Tarlton Law Library Publications
The University of Texas School of Law has issued a
brochure listing all publications of the Tarlton Law
Library to date. Listed are six "Tarlton Law Library
Legal Bibliographies," compilations of currently per-
tinent legal and non-legal materials in a number of
areas related to the study of law, six "Criminal Jus-
tice Reference Library Bibliographies," special bibli-
ographies prepared in response to the needs of CJRL
users, and miscellaneous monographs and serial publi-
cations. The brochure, which includes an order blank,
is available from the Tarlton Law Library, University
of Texas School of Law, 2500 Red River, Austin,
Vol. 31, No. 16
April 21, 1972
THE CATALOGING IN PUBLICATION PROGRAM
A LIST OF PARTICIPATING PUBLISHERS AND DIVISIONS
On July 1, 1971, the Lihrar\ of Congress received a
5400.000 matching grant from the National Endow-
ment for the Humanities and the Council on Library
Resources, Inc., for the Cataloging in Publication Pro-
gram. The Endowment and the Council each contrib-
uted S200,000. The purpose of CIP is to provide
professional cataloging data to publishers so that the
data will be printed in the book. Because CIP will
reduce cataloging costs and speed the delivery of
books to readers, it should be of benefit to the library
world and the publishing industry alike. The goal of
CIP is to provide Library of Congress Cataloging in
Publication Data at an annual rate of 30.000 titles by
June 30, 1973.
The following list of publishers is current as of
April 11. Librarians should note that titles from parti-
cipating publishers will eventually bear Lihrar) of
Congress Cataloging Publication Data on their cop.-
right pages. There will be a period of time, which will
vary from publisher to publisher, before their new
titles can be fully phased into the CIP Program; titles
which were too far into the publishers' production
schedules will not include Library of Congress Cata-
loging in Publication Data. Publishers will be encour-
aged to use a readily identifiable symbol using the
CIP acronym to denote CIP titles in their advertising
\MS Press. Inc.
Il.ir \ N. Abrams, Inc.
Brown University Press
Bucknell University Press
Addisonian Press Books
American Book companyy
American Heritage Press
American Heritage Publishing
American Library Association
American Mathematical Society
Arco Publishing Company, Inc.
Arno Press, Inc.
Association of American Publish-
Bantam Books. Inc.
A. S. Barnes & Company, Inc.
Behrman House, Inc.
W. A. Benjamin, Inc.
The Bethany Press
Books for Libraries, Inc.
R. R. Bowker Company
The Brookings Institution
Caravan Books, Inc.
Carolrhoda Books, Inc.
(arrollton Press, Inc.
Chandler Publishing Company
Chelsea House Publishers
Chicorel Library Publishing Corpo-
Chilton Book Company
Columbia University Press
The Connecticut Academy of Arts
Consolidated Book Publishers
Cornell University Press
Da Capo Press, Inc.
Darwin Press, Inc.*
Dell Publishing Company, Inc.
The Dial Press
Dodd, Mead and Company
Drake Publishers, Ltd.
English-Language Institute of
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Howard Fertig, Inc.
Follett Educational Corporation
W. H. Freeman and Company Pub-
Friendship Press, Inc.
Gale Research Company
Garland Publishing, Inc.
Garrard Publishing Company
Genealogical Publishing Company,
Grand River Books
Great Albion Books
Greenwood Press, Inc.
Greenwood Publishing Corpora-
The Gregg Press, Inc.
Grosset & Dunlap. Inc.*
Grune & Stratton, Inc.
G. K. Hall & Company
Haskell House Publishers, Ltd.
Hastings House, Publishers, Inc.
Hawthorn Books, Inc.
Health Sciences Publishing, Inc.
D. C. Heath and Company
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A. J. Holman Company
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, Inc.*
Houghton Mifflin Company
Industrial Press, Inc.
Iowa State University Press
The John Day Company, Inc.
John Knox Press
The Johns Hopkins Press
Johnson Reprint Corporation
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
Kraus Reprint Company
Ktav Publishing House, Inc.
Law-Arts Publishers, Inc.
Lerner Publications Company
Library of Congress
J. B. Lippincott Company
Little, Brown and Company
Litton Educational Publishing,
Livingston Publishing Company
Loyola University Press
The MIT Press
McCutchan Publishing Corpora-
McGrath Publishing Company
McGraw-Hill Book Company
G. & C. Merriam Company
Modern Library, Inc.
William Morrow & Company, Inc.
National Council of Teachers of
Negro Universities Press
Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Noble and Noble, Publishers, Inc.
North American Publishing Com-
Northern Illinois University Press
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Oceana Publications, Inc.
J. Philip O'Hara, Inc.
Ohio State University Press
Pantheon Books, Inc.
Parent's Magazine Press
Parker Publishing Company
The Pennsylvania State University
S. G. Phillips, Inc.
Princeton University Press
Rand McNally & Company
Random House, Inc.
Regional Publishing Company
Research Press Company
Fleming H. Revell Company
Rutgers University Press
Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints
Charles Scribner's Sons
Sheed & Ward, Inc.
The Shoe String Press, Inc.
Singing Tree Press
Patterson Smith Publishing Corpo-
Smithsonian Institution Press
Southern Illinois University Press
Standard Educational Corporation
State University of New York
Syracuse University Press
Taplinger Publishing Company,
Twayne Publishers, Inc.
Union of American Hebrew Con-
United Church Press
United States Historical Docu-
University of Alabama Press
University of California, Berkeley
(Institute of Governmental
University of Florida Press
University of Notre Dame Press*
University of Oklahoma Press
University of South Carolina Press
University of Texas Press
University of Washington Press
University of Wisconsin Press
University Park Press
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company
Vanderbilt University Press
The Viking Press, Inc.*
Henry Z. Waick, Inc.
Warner Press, Inc.
Franklin Watts, Inc.
Wayne State University Press
Wesleyan University Press
Westinghouse Learning Corpora-
The Westminster Press
Albert Whitman & Company*
John Wiley & Sons. Inc.
The H. W. Wilson Company
Windmill Books. Inc.
World Publishing Company
The Writer. Inc.
Young Scott Books
*Publishers indicating a desire to begin participation in April 1972 or after.
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