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Vol. 31, No. 27
July 7, 1972
FREDERICK R. GOFF RETIRES AS
CHIEF OF RARE BOOK DIVISION
Appointed Honorary Consultant
in Early Printed Books
Frederick R. Goff, Chief of the Rare Book Division
since 1945, retired on June 30. All 32 years of service
this distinguished scholar has given the Library of
Congress have been spent in association with the rare
book collections. With bachelor of arts and master of
arts degrees from Brown University and experience as
assistant to the editor of Incunabula in American
Libraries, a Second Census (New York, 1940), he
came to the Library in 1940 as Assistant to the Cura-
tor and then served as Assistant Chief and Acting
Chief of the Rare Book Division until his appoint-
ment as Chief of the division in 1945.
Mr. Goff arrived not long after the golden age of
rare book collections in the Library of Congress had
begun. Sometime in the administration of Librarian
Ainsworth Rand Spofford, the practice began of
labelling books of great value and significance
"Office" and placing them for safekeeping in the
Office of the Librarian, who was also the Library's
first curator of rare books. The collection moved to
the Main Building in 1897, first to the office of the
Chief Assistant Librarian, the position assumed at
that time by Mr. Spofford, then to the North Curtain
on the second floor (now the Law Library), and
finally to a separate reading room on deck 37. It was
not until 1934 that the collection was housed in the
present reading room and air-conditioned stack area
constructed for this purpose. When Mr. Goff began
his association with the collections in 1940, they
numbered about 127,000 items, in such important
groups as the Joseph Meredith Toner Collection,
given to the Library in 1882, the John Boyd Thacher
Collection, bequeathed in 1925, and the Vollbehr
Collection of Incunabula and the Gutenberg Bible,
acquired in 1930. Mr. Goff's predecessor, Arthur A.
Houghton, Jr., reported in 1940 that "as the Collec-
tion grows, and as the facilities of the Rare Book
Room come to be better known to collectors and to
the interested public, greater demands are made upon
it." At the end of Mr. Goffs tenure, the collections
number more than 300,000 volumes and pamphlets
and over 27,000 broadsides; in 1971 alone the Divi-
sion served 35,000 readers from all over the world
and had hundreds of other visitors who came to
admire the room itself. examine the doors, view the
exhibits, peer at the miniature books, and wonder at
the Houdini Collection.
During the last 32 years, the collections have been
enriched by the gifts, beginning in 1943, of Lessing J.
Rosenwald, whose magnificent collection of rare
books and manuscripts is one of the Library's chief
treasures, the Cervantes collection and the American
authors collection of the late Leonard Kebler, the
William Montelle Carpenter collection of Rudyard
Assistant Register Transfers to Unesco .
Class KD Numbers to Appear on LC Cards
David Clift Honored in American Libraries
First Congress Papers Published .
Frederick R. Goff Retires . .
Holmes Devise Lecture Reprints Available
House Approves Appropriations Bill .
Library of Congress Publications .
News in the Library World .
Staff News . .
Visitors to LC . .
Appendix-LC Personnel Program .
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Kipling, the Hans Christian Andersen collection of
the late Jean Hersholt, the Alfred Whital Stern col-
lection of Lincolniana, Carolyn Wells Houghton's
collection of Walt Whitman, and the library and
memorabilia of President Woodrow Wilson, presented
to the Library by Mrs. Wilson in 1946 and installed in
the Wilson Room adjacent to the Rare Book Room in
1949. These and the many other additions to the
collections have been described with meticulous
scholarship by Mr. Goff in the pages of the Quarterly
Journal of Current Acquisitions and its successor, the
Quarterly Journal of the Library of Congress.
Known for these articles and many other writings
in the field of rare books, Mr. Goff is particularly
noted for his editorship of Incunabula in American
Libraries: a Third Census (New York, 1964). A
supplement to the Third Census, already in press, will
be published early next year. He has also addressed
and lectured to the many bibliographic and profes-
sional organizations in which he is active-the Bibli-
ographical Society of America, of which he was
President in 1968, the American Library Association.
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which he served as Chairman of the Rare Books Sec-
tion of the ALA Association of College and Research
Libraries, the Grolier Club, and the Bibliographical
Society, London. In 1965, Brown University, at its
197th commencement, conferred upon him the
honorary degree of Doctor of Letters, with a citation
which read in part, "You have contributed greatly to
the knowledge of rare books through your writings,
and as much to their use as chief of the Rare Book
Division of the Library of Congress. We honor you as
one who is at once scholar and servant of scholars,
user and preserver of books."
On June 14, at a meeting of Reference Department
division chiefs, one of the newest chiefs, Ed Waters,
toasted the senior chief, "a rare bird in the rare field
of rare books on a rare occasion," and expressed re-
gret that "he is departing from the Department long
before his usefulness and his knowledge and his
cheery friendliness have been exhausted-if they ever
could be." On June 26, colleagues in the Rare Book
Division honored him with a reception at which he
received the division's gift.
Impressive testimony to the place Fred Goff holds
in the book world was a retirement gathering in New
York on June 16. About 80 bibliophiles, collectors,
librarians, and scholars from all over the United
States came to dinner at the Grolier Club at the invi-
tation of Mr. and Mrs. Lessing J. Rosenwald to honor
him. In addition to their many expressions of grati-
tude, admiration, and friendship, the group gave him
a Queen Anne desk and chair and a lamp, gifts in-
tended to encourage his continued endeavors in the
rare book field during his retirement years. The
Librarian of Congress, who was unable to attend the
dinner, said in a telegram to Mr. Rosenwald, "Fred's
contributions to the Library of Congress and its rare
book collections are as numerous as his friends. Bibli-
ophiles all over the world will miss his presence at the
Library of Congress. I will miss him both profes-
sionally and personally. He is a good friend."
Fortunately, retirement does not sever Mr. Goff's
association with the Library of Congress. for he has
accepted the Librarian's offer of an appointment as
Honorary Consultant in Early Printed Books for a
three-year term beginning July 1. In that post, Mr.
Goff will advise the Library on matters pertaining to
rare books, especially those from the early period of
printing, and on the significance of important acquisi-
tions, and will be available to answer questions from
the Library staff and scholars concerning the early
history of printing and the bibliographic descriptions
of books from this period.
July 7, 1972
ASSISTANT REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS
TRANSFERS TO UNESCO
Barbara Ringer, Assistant Register of Copyrights.
has transferred to the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco), where
she will serve as Director of the Copyright Division in
the Office of International Standards and Legal
Affairs. The transfer, which was approved by the De-
partment of State, will be for a period not to exceed
Miss Ringer has been on the staff of the Copyright
Office since 1949 and has been Assistant Register
since 1966, representing the United States in a num-
ber of conferences on international copyright
The House of Representatives on June 28 adopted
the Conference report (House Report No. 92-1167)
on the bill making appropriations for the Legislative
Branch for fiscal 1973.
The Conferees approved a total of $78,29,450 for
the operation of the Library of Congress. Included in
the Conference report is $36,170,000 for salaries and
expenses. This amount will allow for 32 additional
positions in lieu of 21 allowed by the House and 51
allowed by the Senate. Funds for the operation of the
Office of the Librarian, the Administrative, Proces-
sing, and Reference Departments, and the Law
Library are included in this appropriation.
Under appropriations for the Architect of the
Capitol the Conferees agreed to provide the $15,000
allowed by the Senate for an architectural and engi-
neering study of the Coolidge Auditorium.
Other appropriations to the Library [see LC Infor-
mation Bulletin of June 23] were not in contest.
After the bill passes the Senate and is signed by the
President the amounts contained in it will be reported
DAVID CLIFT HONORED
IN AMERICAN LIBRARIES
The July-August issue of American Libraries is a
festschrift issue for David H. Clift, who will retire on
September 30 as Executive Director of the American
Library Association. Entitled "Two Decisive
Decades- 1952-1972," the journal prints articles from
18 librarians and bookmen-Theodore Waller, Grace
T. Stevenson. Edmon Low, William S. Dix, Richard
L. Ducote, Eleanor Phinney, Eleanor Ferguson, Rich-
ard L. Darling, Bill M. Woods, L. Quincy Mumford.
Paul S. Dunkin, Jesse H. Shera, Williams Summers,
the late Verner W. Clapp, Emerson Greenaway, Dan
Lacy, Daniel Melcher, and Elizabeth Morton-on
information science, intellectual freedom, library
publishing, and every aspect of libraries and librarian-
ship. Mr. Mumford's contribution recounts develop-
ments at the Library of Congress in the 20 years Mr.
Clift has served ALA.
A special leather-bound edition of the festschrift
was presented to Mr. Clift during the ALA Confer-
ence in Chicago.
CLASS KD NUMBERS WILL APPEAR
ON LC PRINTED CARDS IN JULY
Classification Schedule KD for the law of the
United Kingdom and Ireland which is now in draft
form, is being applied to newly cataloged publica-
tions. The first KD call numbers will appear on LC
printed cards distributed in July.
The schedule, prepared in the Subject Cataloging
Division, begins with provisions for the law of Eng-
land and Wales (KD), including the law of the United
Kingdom as a whole and the common law system
(Anglo-American law) in general. The provisions are
followed by classification schemes for Scotland
(KDC), Northern Ireland (KDE), the Isle of Man and
the Channel Islands (KDG), and Ireland (Eire)
The draft has been duplicated for the internal use
of the Library of Congress staff in classifying British
and Irish law materials during a testing period of
approximately six months. Subsequently, the sched-
ule will be indexed and published for distribution. A
limited number of copies of the draft schedule is
available to interested law libraries through the Sub-
ject Cataloging Division.
HOLMES DEVISE LECTURE
"Rule-making and the Police," the Oliver Wendell
Holmes Devise Lecture for 1971, was delivered at the
University of Michigan Law School in November by
Carl McGowan, a member of the United States Court
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of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Reprints of
the lecture, published in the March issue of the Mich-
igan Law Review, are available from Mrs. Jean Alla-
way in the Office of the Devise, Assistant Librarian's
FIRST OF 18 VOLUMES ON FIRST
FEDERAL CONGRESS PUBLISHED
At a pre-publication ceremony on Monday, June
26, Speaker of the House of Representatives Carl
Albert and Senator Charles McC. Mathias of Maryland
accepted copies of the first volume of the Documen-
tary History of the First Federal Congress of the
United States of America from the editor, Linda
Grant dePauw. This volume, to be published July 4
by the Johns Hopkins University Press, is the first of
18. The first nine comprise the official papers of both
the Senate and the House, annotated and indexed;
volumes 10 through 18 will consist of unofficial
material such as letters, newspaper accounts, short-
hand transcriptions of debates, and diary entries that
cast additional light on the proceedings of the Con-
Most of what has been written about the First
Federal Congress has been based on the Annals of
Congress, a fragmentary synthesis of newspaper
accounts, since the original records were not available
to historians. In 1964, however, Speaker Sam Ray-
burn became convinced that release of the documents
for microfilming and eventual editing was in the
national interest, and Congress passed the necessary
legislation. Editorial work on the documentary his-
tory began in 1965, under the sponsorship of the
National Historical Publications Commission and
George Washington University.
Present at the Capitol ceremony were members of
the Friends of the First Federal Congress (Congress-
men and Senators from the 13 original States), repre-
sentatives of George Washington University, Johns
Hopkins University, the National Historical Publica-
tions Commission, the National Archives, and the
Library of Congress.
VISITORS TO LC
Among American librarians who have recently
visited LC were 32 members of the Ocean County
Library Association of New Jersey. Despite the
floods, the group came to Washington on June 23.
They had a general tour of both processing and refer-
ence services, and an opportunity to look at the
special exhibit of children's books. Mrs. Ema Garthe
was in charge of arrangements for this group, most of
whom are school librarians.
Robert Mowery, reference librarian at llinois
Wesleyan University, Bloomington, W1., visited the
Library with his wife on June 12. He had a general
tour and visited the African Section.
Two young librarians from Notre Dame University,
Mary Sue Freitag and Mrs. Julie Belding, toured LC
on June 15. Mrs. Belding is working at Notre Dame as
an exchange librarian from New Zealand.
Graduate students in library science from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin at Oshkosh visited the Library of
Congress on June 6. They had an orientation tour and
visit to Reference Department units with Kimberley
Dobbs, Louis Mortimer, Mrs. Patricia Tsuchitani and
Brian Willson as guides. In the Processing Department
tour, Katharina Arnhold and James McGovern were
their escorts. After the luncheon recess, they went to
the Card Division where Mrs. Constance Stevens was
in charge of their program.
Summer students in library science from Shippens-
burg State College in Pennsylvania toured LC on June
9 with John Magaro as their faculty adviser. The
students, who receive credits for an extended tour of
important libraries in the East, spent the morning
visiting sections of the Reference and- Processing
Charles C. Bead, Chief of the Subject Cataloging
Division, Processing Department, retired on June 30
after more than 29 years of Federal service. Follow-
ing his honorable discharge in 1945 from service with
the U.S. Army in World War II, Mr. Bead joined the
Library staff in November of that year, bringing with
him an outstanding record of academic achievement
and extensive language skills.
With the exception of a brief period during which
Mr. Bead was assigned to the Exchange and Gift Divi-
sion, he devoted his entire Library career to the field
of cataloging and classification, serving first in the
Descriptive Cataloging Division and since 1950 in the
Subject Cataloging Division. His superior grasp of
classification and subject heading theory and practice
soon earned him the respect of his superiors and
colleagues and led to commendations for his out-
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standing performance and promotions to positions of
increasing responsibility, culminating in his appoint-
ment as Chief of the Subject Cataloging Division in
December 1969. Under his leadership, this division.
which is responsible both for the application of sub-
ject controls to works added to the Library's classi-
fied collections and for the development and
publication of the LC subject heading list and classifi-
cation schedules, has made an impressive record.
A native of Berlin, Germany, Mr. Bead became a
United States citizen in 1943. He is a graduate of the
University of Berlin, holds a doctor of jurisprudence
degree from the University of Erlangen. and a library
science degree from the University of Illinois.
His kindness and courtesy as well as his scholarship
and administrative ability will be sorely missed.
Mrs. Evelyn R. Beam, Senior Cataloger in the
Descriptive Cataloging Division retired on June 30
after nearly 30 years of Federal service.
Mrs. Beam earned her degree in library science at
the Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va., and worked
as a librarian in Newport News, Va., from 1932 to
1935, and at the Hampton Institute in 1937-38. She
taught library courses at the Atlanta University in
Georgia in the summer of 1940 and was a branch
librarian in Alexandria, Va., in 1940-42.
A native of Calhoun, Ala., Mrs. Beam began her
Federal service in 1942 with the War Production
Board and began her Library of Congress career the
following year in the Card Division. In 1944, she
moved to the former Catalog Maintenance Division,
where she served as Head of the Card Preparation
Section from 1953 to 1961. In the Descriptive Cata-
loging Division, Mrs. Beam worked as Senior Descrip-
tive Cataloger in the English Language Section.
Mrs. Beam's retirement plans include travel and
more time to devote to her flower garden.
On Friday, June 23, the English Language Section
of the Descriptive Cataloging Division held a retire-
ment party for Claire Gornell who retired on that day
after more than 30 years of service with the Govern-
ment, most of it with the Library of Congress. A brief
biography of Miss Gornell, who received a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin on May 23, appeared in
the LC Information Bulletin on June 16, p. 269.
Mrs. Marta Koppel, Senior Descriptive Cataloger,
Miscellaneous Languages Section of the Descriptive
Cataloging Division, retired on June 30 after 15 years
of Federal service.
A native of Estonia, Mrs. Koppel received an M.A.
degree from the University of Tartu, Estonia. After
coming to the United States in 1950, she did further
graduate work at Columbia where she served later as a
lecturer in Finno-lgric languages.
She came to the Library of Congress as a prelimi-
nary cataloger in July 1957. She has held increas-
ingly responsible positions and in 1969, was awarded
a quality increase based on her excellent work and
extremely high cataloging output.
Samuel Lazerow, Chief of the Serial Record Divi-
sion in the Library of Congress since 1966, retired on
June 30 to become Vice President, Administration, of
the Institute for Scientific Information, a Phila-
delphia-based company which provides information
services, products, and systems to the scientific and
Mr. Lazerow has the distinction of having served in
high level administrative posts in all three national
libraries. As Chief of the Acquisition Section of the
National Agricultural Library from 1947 to 1952, he
was responsible for the planning and execution of
NAL's worldwide acquisition program; as Chief of the
Acquisitions Division, 1952-60, and Chief of the
Technical Services Division, 1960-65, of the National
Library of Medicine, he was responsible for the
searching, selection, acquisition, and cataloging of the
collections of NLM and for the maintenance of its
He was appointed Assistant Chief of the Catalog
Maintenance and Catalog Publication Division of the
Library of Congress in 1965 and a year later he was
named Chief of the Serial Record Division. In June
1967 he received a Superior Service Award for his
imaginative design and skillful execution of a program
furthering the Library's control over vital research
From January 1968 to March 1972 Mr. Lazerow
was Chairman of the National Libraries Task Force,
created in 1967 to pursue greater cooperation and
agreement on definite national objectives among the
three national libraries. Under his chairmanship the
Task Force initiated the National Serials Pilot Project,
which has been followed by the establishment of the
National Serials Data Program.
Mr. Lazerow, a graduate of Johns Hopkins Univer-
sity and Columbia University School of Library Ser-
vice, has been active in a number of professional
associations, including the American Library Associa-
tion, the Z39 Committee of the American National
Standards Institute, and the Potomac Technical Pro-
Geraldine McGovern, an Arranger in the Shared
Cataloging Division, retired on June 30 after more
than 23 years of Federal service.
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Miss McGovern joined the staff of the Library in
September 1949 in the Descriptive Cataloging Divi-
sion. Shortly afterwards, she transferred to the Card
Division, where she worked for 18 years. She began
working in the Shared Cataloging Division in June
Miss McGovern's co-workers and friends gave her a
retirement party in the Shared Cataloging Division on
June 21 at which time a piece of luggage and a purse
were presented to her.
Nicholas Hedlesky, Head of the Social Sciences Sec-
tion of the Subject Cataloging Division, was presented
with a 25-year Federal Service Award pin on June 23
by Charles C. Bead, Chief of the Division.
Mr. Hedlesky's LC service began in March 1952 in
the former Cyrillic Union Catalog Section. In July
1957, he transferred to the Subject Cataloging Divi-
sion as a Subject Cataloger in the field of the social
sciences. He was promoted to his present position in
Before coming to the Library, Mr. Hedlesky served
more than four years with the United States Army.
John C. Rather, Specialist in Technical Processes
Research, was presented a 20-year Federal Service
Award pin on June 7 by Richard S. Angell, Chief of
the Technical Processes Research Office. A graduate
of Amherst College and the Columbia University
School of Library Service, Mr. Rather came to the
Library as a Special Recruit in 1951, subsequently
becoming a Senior Cataloger in the Descriptive Cata-
After serving as research assistant at the Columbia
School of Library Service, 1954-56, Assistant Direc-
tor of Libraries at the University of Buffalo from
1956-59, and Specialist for College and Research
Libraries in the Library Services Branch of the U.S.
Office of Education from 1959-62, Mr. Rather re-
turned to the Library as Assistant Chief of the De-
scriptive Cataloging Division in 1962. He was
appointed to his present position in March 1967.
Mr. Rather is a member of the RECON Working
Task Force and editor of its report on the feasibility
of converting retrospective catalog records to
machine-readable form. He is chairman of the Work-
ing Group on Name Entry and Authority Files of the
U.S. National Libraries Task Force on Automation
and Other Cooperative Services.
Mr. Rather is also the author of the new rules for
filing arrangement referred to in the LC Information
Bulletin of June 23, pp. A-88-89, which have been
approved for all computer-generated bibliographic
products prepared by the Processing Department. His
paper, "The Realities of Interchanging Machine-
Readable Bibliographic Records," presented at the
International Seminar on the MARC Format and the
Exchange of Bibliographic Data in Machine-Readable
Form, Berlin, June 1971, has just been published in
its proceedings volume, Exchange of Bibliographic
Data and the MARC Format (Verlag Dokumentation,
Munich and Berlin, 1972).
As a member of N.Y.U. President Hester's Council
for the Graduate School of Arts and Science, Mrs.
Elizabeth E. Hamer, the Assistant Librarian of Con-
gress, conferred in New York on June 15 with other
members, deans, and faculty members about the
status of the University. Loss of Federal contracts
and grants, decline in enrollments, and the general
economic situation-which adversely affect most uni-
versities, as well as other institutions-face N.Y.U.
with serious problems, but the situation, Dean John
K. Major of the Graduate School of Arts and Science
and others emphasized, did not warrant the scare
publicity that has appeared in the press. Adjustments
will be necessary but not wholesale dismissals, and
excellence will not be sacrificed in the graduate pro-
Ronald S. Wilkinson, Manuscript Historian, Manu-
script Division, is the author of "Hermes Christianus:
John Winthrop, Jr. and Chemical Medicine in Seven-
teenth Century New England," in Science, Medicine
and Society in the Renaissance: Essays to honor
Walter Pagel, edited by Allen G. Debus (New York:
Science History Publications, 1972). Among 38 other
historians of science and medicine who have contrib-
uted to his massive two-volume Festschrift in honor
of one of the world's leading scholars in the field are
Henry Guerlac, I. Bernard Cohen, Robert P.
Multhauf, and Joseph Needham. Mr. Wilkinson,
author of a number of studies in Renaissance science
and medicine, is now completing a full-length work
on Winthrop, who was the first scientist of note in
Robert L. Nay, Assistant Law Librarian at the
Temple University School of Law Library, has been
appointed Assistant Chief of the American-British
Law Division of the Law Library, effective July 3.
A graduate of Temple University (B.A., 1954),
Temple University School of Law (LL.B., 1958), and
July 7, 1972
Drexel Institute of Technology (M.L.S., 1968), Mr.
Nay served as Acquisitions Librarian at Temple Law
Library from 1958 to 1968 before being promoted to
the position of Assistant Law Librarian. Recently, he
presided as Chairman of Temple's Acquisitions Com-
mittee whose function is to provide guidelines for
future expansion, and supervised the Temple Univer-
sity Microfilming Service and assisted in the planning
and implementation of the law school's move to a
In addition to these job related functions, Mr. Nay
has taught legal research at Temple Law School and is
the author of a paper, "History of Subject Access to
the Law," soon to be published in the American
Journal of Legal History. He is a member of the
American Association of Law Libraries and has par-
ticipated in activities of Pennsylvania librarian's
William J. Sittig, Head of the Library Resources
Section, Library Services Division, Congressional
Research Service, has been appointed the new Techni-
cal Officer in the Office of the Assistant Director for
Library Resources, Reference Department.
A 1963 graduate of Williams College, Mr. Sittig
received an M.L.S. from Columbia University in
1966. He served with the US. Army in Vietnam for
two years before coming to the Library of Congress
in 1968 to participate in the Special Recruit program.
He was a Bibliographer in the subjects of govern.
ment and law in the Library Services Division from
1969 to 1970, when he became Head of the Library
Appointments: Barbara E. Brasse, clerk-typist, GS-3, Cop
Serv, 7-200; Terrell Glenn Driver, assistant systems analyst,
GS-9, CRS-D, 2816; Michael P. Fitzgerald, programmer,
GS-11, ISO, 2736; James J. Keeler, analyst, social legislation,
GS-12, CRS Ed, 2816; Avia Evette Lockhart, card drawing
clerk, GS-3, Card, 2832; Kristine S. Munt, clerk, GS-4, Cop
Serv, 2749; Charles W. Roberts, deck attendant trainee, GS-2,
S&R, 3-600; Edward Dean Thomas, card drawing clerk, GS-3,
Card, 2832; Maurice Williams, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, 6-600; Edwin L. Yates, microphotographer assistant,
GT-3, Photodup, 5-100.
Temporary Appointments: Kim Cyrus, clerk, GS-3, CRS D,
NP; Norman Gluckman, clerical assistant, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP;
Francis F. Harper, library aid, GT-1, Photodup, NP; Mary R.
Stoney, clerical assistant trainee, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP; Robert
G. Wheeler, clerk, GS-3, CRS D, NP.
Reappointments: Mary Karen Renninger, clerical assistant,
GS-4, DBPH, 2827; Lillian V. Messicks, copyright examiner,
GS-11, Cop Exam, NP.
Promotions: Amanda B. Fenner, E&G. to peripheral equip-
ment operator. GS-5, Sci, 2814; Alfred A. Herman, to
cataloger. G&M, GS-9, 2826. Brian T. Howerton, to micro-
photographer assistant, GT-3, Photodup, NP; Louisiana S.
Jones, to clerk-typist, GS-4, E&G, 2852; Paul L. Kenney,
section secretary, GS-5, Orien, 2783; James Postell, to super-
visor, processing unit, GT-9, Photodup, 2790; Ursula G. M.
Reeves-Graybill, Cop Exam, to administrative secretary,
GS-6, FLC, 2841; Josephine Reynolds, Mss, to secretary,
GS-6, Ref, 2889.
Transfers: Frances G. Robbins, CRS S, to analyst, environ-
mental policy, GS-11, CRS EP, NP; James M. Rocca, Ord, to
fiscal records clerk, GS-5, FMO, 2835; Cynthia B. Wright,
CRS F, to secretary to the assistant director, GS-6, CRS D,
Resignations: Johnnie M. Barksdale, GR&B; Mable S.
Elliott, Share Cat; Shirley A. Funderburk, Cat Publ; Cara
Garrett, CRS Ed; Michael E. Cronstal, CRS Ed; Russell O.
Jones, CRS E; Laurence R. Kamins, Loan; Sandra K. Morant,
Photodup; Laurence L. Smelser, Subj Cat.
The book sale held by the LC Professional Associa-
tion on June 16 proved a success. Approximately
1,000 hardbound volumes and 800 paperbacks were
made available through donations from Library staff.
Despite some problems with publicity, books,
records, and prints were snatched up by eager biblio-
philes, some of whom were waiting when the sale
opened at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds from the sale amounted
Staff members who are interested in LCPA holding
book sales on a regular basis or who have books to
donate should contact Treva Turner, ext. 5352.
Ljiljana Stefanovic and Miomir Scekic were married
on June 22 in Arlington, Va. Mr. Scekic is a Cataloger
in the Shared Cataloging Division and Mrs. Scekic has
just arrived in the United States from Paris, France.
Anne Whiting and John Rollins were married on
Saturday, June 24, in the Washington Cathedral. Mrs.
Rollins is an Editor in the Publications Office and Mr.
Rollins is in private industry.
Mr. and Mrs. Teh-Chang Shih are the parents of a
daughter, June, born June 17 at Alexandria (Va.)
Hospital. Mrs. Shih is a Cataloger in the Shared Cata-
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Teasley are the parents of a
daughter, Trina, born June 13 at George Washington
University Hospital. Mrs. Teasley is a Bibliographical
Technician in the Shared Cataloging Division.
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LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Annual Report of the Register of Copyrights for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971. 1972. (26 p.)
Reprinted from the Annual Report of the Librarian
of Congress. Free upon request to the Register of
Copyrights, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Accessions List: India. Vol. 11, No. 5. May 1972.,
(pp. 199-290.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, New Delhi,
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
and Brunei Vol. 7, No. 3. March 1972. (pp. 56-84.)
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. 5. May 1972.
(pp. 83-106.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office, American Embassy, Tel-Avig,
Digest of Public General Bills and Resolutions.
92nd Congress, 2nd Session. Cumulative issue No. 2,
1972. (Various pagings.) For sale by .the Superin-
tendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, for $8.25 this issue
or $50 a session, domestic, and $62.50 a session,
foreign (LC 14.6:92-2/1-3).
Monthly Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 6. June 1972. (pp. 377-509,) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents for $1 this issue or
$6.50 a year, domestic, and $8.25 a year, foreign (LC
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
January-March 1972. Part I: A-E. (xx, 912 p.) Part II:
F-Lens. (892 p.) Part III: Lent-R. (953 p.) Part IV:
S-Z. (973 p.) Compiled by the Library of Congress
with the cooperation of the Resources Committee of
the Resources and Technical Services Division,
American Library Association. For sale by the Card
Division, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy
Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541, for $730 a
year; the subscription price includes nine monthly
and three quarterly issues plus, three quarterly issues
of Motion Pictures and Filmstrips, the semiannual
issue of Music and Phonorecords, and, as issued, the
National Union Catalog Register of Additional
Locations and the National Register of Microform
The National Union Catalog: Register of Additional
Locations. 1971. Vol. I: Card Numbers 66-3 to
66-70621. (xiv, 549 p.) Vol II: Card Numbers
66-70622 to SD66-8. (549 p.) For sale by the Card
Division as part of the subscription to the National
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1913-1 (June 19)
reflected changes in the service provided in the Rapid Re-
production Center, Central Services Division; No. 2023-7
(June 22) provided guidelines on political activity of Library
employees; No. 2015-16 (June 27) updated the Library's
policy on court leave; No. 214-13 (June 27), redefined the
organization and functions of the Prints and Photographs
"Division, Reference Department; No. 1710-3 (June 28)
restated the procedures for requesting authorization to travel
on official Library business; No. 2015-15 (June 28) clarified
the Library's policy on tardiness and brief absences.
Special Announcements: No. 484 (June 16) announced the
death of Verner W. Clapp; No. 485 (June 20) gave the
current shuttle bus schedule for Crystal Mall and Pickett
Street Annexes; No. 486 (June 20) urged staff members to
conserve electricity; No. 487 (June 21) announced the
forming of a Human Relations Council and Committees on
an ad hoc basis; No. 488 (June 21) concerned Virginia tax
withholding; No. 489 (June 23) announced the appointment
of Col John M. Collins (Ret), Senior Specialist in National
Defense, Allen Schick, Senior Specialist in American Govern-
ment and Public Administration, and Joseph G. Whelan,
Senior Specialist in International Affairs; No. 490 (June 28)
announced the appointment of Robert L. Nay, Assistant
Chief, American-British Law Division, Law Library.
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
John Sherrod to Chair FLC Advisory Group
John Sherrod, Director of the National Agricultural
Library, will serve as Chairman of the Federal Library
Committee's Executive Advisory Committee during
1972-1973. In announcing Mr. Sherrod's appoint-
ment to a third consecutive term, L. Quincy
Mumford, Librarian of Congress, cited the programs
developed during the past two years.
Madeline M. Henderson, National Bureau of
Standards, and Kanardy L. Taylor, Department of
Health, Education, and Welfare, were appointed to
terms ending in June 1973. Michael Costello,
Picatinny Arsenal, Mary A. Huffer, Department of
July 7, 1972
the Interior, and Elizabeth Knauff, Office of Manage-
ment and Budget, were appointed to serve through
Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC Executive Secretary, and
Marlene D. Morrisey, Executive Assistant to the
L b,, io i Congress, serve in an ex officio role.
: ... a ; ry Story Appears in Library Journal
An 'i1 article on Federal libraries written by
i'an appears in the June 15, issue of
:' / ,1. 'he article is the first in a series of
sw bin various aspects of the Federal
!11.:,! c,. 'rit ii .i ticle, Mr. Cylke surveys
the corn;, i, ;: .e, casrch potential, its coordina-
tion tih .i:.! :1t' FLC, and employment opportu-
nities. The article contains a bibliography of
publications regarding Federal libraries.
North Carolina Central University Receives Grant
North Carolina Central University's innovative five-
year, $1 i0.(0l) model of "collaboration between its
library staff and teaching faculty" is being funded by
a $50,000 grant under the Council on Library Re-
sources (CI R) and the National Endowment for the
Humanities' (NIHl) joint College Library Program.
North Carolina Central University is appropriating
$50.000 in i;. thing funds.
The academic "collaboration" will take place
during actual planning for classroom instruction and
will be made po,,ihlc through the employment of a
full-time reference librarian, a part-time subject
specialist, a part-time secretary, and varied student
assistants affiliated with the University's graduate
In its proposal. the University noted that lack of
collaboratiiun "does not result from lack of interest
on the paJt of faculty and library staff. Nor is it due
to absence of communication between the two
groups. This condition seems to exist in many
instances because no time is provided for adequate
planning that includes boih groups."
The grani to North Carolina Central University is
the ninth uirr e joint C'llege I.ibrady PIo,;r:r of
Ci 1. an in wlich matching funds are given to
support projects which bring the college library
further into the educational process.
Entries for 1972 Robinson Medal Invited
Entries for the 1972 Robinson Medal may now be
submitted to the Library Association in England. The
medal is awarded every two years to honor the
originality and inventive ability of librarians and
other interested persons or firms in connection with
devising new and improved methods in library tech-
nology and any aspect of hbrary administration.
Methods, inventions, etc., submitted must be
designed or adapted primarily for use in the field of
library technology or library administration and must
be shown to be effective in performance, and to be of
wide application or of national significance.
Further information and application forms are
available from the Secretary, The Library Associa-
tion, 7 Ridgmount St., London WCIE 7AE. The dead-
line for entries is November 30.
Fellowships Offered for Urban Service Program
Case Western Reserve University is offering 15
fellowships for a two-year graduate program in
librarianship leading to a master's degree to prepare
graduates for public library service in the inner city.
Members of minority groups, those from cconomi-
cally disadvantaged backgrounds, and others particu-
larly sensitive to the information needs of the
unlettered poor are urged to apply.
The program will include studies in library science
and such allied fields as sociology, cJu;.ili.., ;.1-
chology, and extensive field ,asf;'nmcnt, in urban
libraries and community aoi-ncies.
Deadline for applications is August 1. For further
information and application forms, write to Urban
Service Program, Schol of I b.,.i, Science, Case
Western Reserve Univp:.:y, University Ci..:ie, Cle,'e-
land, Ohio 44106. The program is -.!nm.-ort: by Title
[IB, Higher Education Act of I 65.
Roundup of Library Activities
Irene Millen, Division Head of the Music and Art
Department of Carnegie Library of Pi!f ,.' lias
been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award v
the University of Pil'. aurin-C, :,.; Liila!) School
Alumni Association. Te a ard was presented at the
Association's Annual meeting on Ap.ni 29. '.1,,
Millen has been associated with the C.~re';'i Library
of Pitshurgh as Head hlve. r' n ,r..-i since
19.:. ,Fd as Head n. it. trtent
Catherine Dorothy Scott has been ppoincd
Librarian of the National Ail and Space Museum
Branch of the Smithsonian Institution I hraries,
effective May 15. She was Chi'f Technical Librarian
of ;LLLCOM, Inc., U"i:ip ber I''2 and was
Assistant Librarian of bhe National Association of
Home Builders from 1955 to 1962.
Mrs. Lois Fern of Ch.vy Chase. (, has i. '.,,," as
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Chairman of the Federal Library Committee's Public
Relations Task Force to assume regular membership
on the committee. L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of
Congress and FLC Chairman, in accepting her resigna-
tion, cited Mrs. Fern's work with the FLCNewsletter
revitalization, the FLC display program, and in
developing a guide to assist Federal librarians in the
preparation of users' manuals. Sarah L. Wallace, Pub-
lications Officer of the Library of Congress, will'
assume the position of Chairman.
Folger Tours to be Given Mondays
Beginning July 1, the walk-in tour for the general
public which the Folger Shakespeare Library has been
holding on Thursdays for the past year will be given
on Monday afternoons. Two Monday tours will be
provided, at 1 p.m. and 2 pnm., except during the
month of August.
The tours, led by members of the Folger's volun-
teer docent group, provide visitors with a guided
introduction to the current exhibition in the Main
Gallery, "The Founding of the Folger," mounted in
honor of the Folger's 40th anniversary year. Shake-
spearean items on view and the library's replica
Elizabethan theater are also included on the tour.
No prior arrangement is needed to take the tours,
which are open to all visitors without charge. The
Folger's pre-arranged tours for school classes and
other groups have ended for the summer and will
resume on October 1. The walk-in tours, however,
will continue to be given for the public throughout
For further information, interested persons should
telephone Jean Baxter, Special Assistant, at (202)
Southeast Asian Publications Study Issued
A monograph on publications relating to Southeast
Asia entitled Southeast Asia Field Trip for the
Library of Congress, 1970-71 was published in April
by the Southeast Asia Program of Cornell University
as No. 85 in the Data Paper Series. The study was
prepared by Cecil Hobbs, former Head of the
Southern Asia Section of the Library's Orientalia
Division and currently the Library's Consultant on
The account of Mr. Hobbs' last field trip provides
an abundance of bibliographical information
pertaining to Southeast Asia to be found in the
various countries he visited-England, Netherlands,
Denmark, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Burma, Thailand,
Indonesia, Australia, West Malaysia, Singapore, East
Malaysia, Brunei, Phillipines, and Japan, and the
Crown Colony of Hong Kong. The work also includes
information about a number of research centers
located in these countries.
Vol. 31. No. 27
Report on the
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PERSONNEL PROGRAM
Delivered to the American Library Association Annual Conference by
John G. Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of Congress. June 27, 1972
The Library of Congress appreciates this oppor-
tunity to report on its personnel program. We
acknowledge that as the National Library we have a
responsibility to serve, as has been suggested, as a
"model" for other American libraries. Therefore, you
should know some of the pertinent facts about LC's
personnel program, including the area of minority
employment, against which to measure your own
The total full-time staff of the Library of Congress
under the General Schedule is 3,760. Of this number,
1,683 or 42 percent are minority group employees.
Every six months in accordance with guidelines of
the U.S. Civil Service Commission, the Library of
Congress conducts a minority employee census. A
comparison of the minority census of the Library
taken in November 1971 with the one completed in
May 1972, reflects the substantial progress made by
LC in recruiting and promoting minority employees.
In grades 5-8, with salaries ranging from
$7,300-$13,000, there were 41 additional employees
of whom 18 or 44 percent were minority employees.
In grades 9-11, with salaries ranging from $11,000 to
$17,300, there were 22 added employees. Of these,
12 or 54 percent were members of minority groups.
In grades 12 and 13 with salaries ranging from
$15,800-$24,300, there were 32 added staff members
of whom 12 or 37.5 percent were members of minor-
ity groups. In grades 14 and 15 with salaries ranging
from $21,900-$33,200, there were 13 staff members.
Of these, 3 or 23 percent were members of minority
I can assure you that a significant part of this pro-
gress is the result of affirmative action and positive
recruitment of minority group employees. If the
supply of minority candidates were larger, we feel
sure this record would be even better.
Another important area for the Library is the up-
ward mobility of employees already on the staff. To
move the program forward at the Library, we have
recently analyzed every position in terms of what
additional training and experience are needed for
incumbents in all jobs to move to higher levels. We
have also asked employees to update the education,
training, and experience information in their person-
nel records. This information, now available in com-
puter form, will make it possible to match new jobs
and vacancies with qualified people already on the
staff and to counsel staff members on opportunities
in the Library for which they may already be trained
or for which they need to get additional training.
In order to assure equal opportunity on vacant
positions, the Library of Congress has had for mdll
years an open posting system. Announcements of
vacancies are posted and distributed throjughoui the
Library so that all staff members will know about
them and be able to apply for specific positions for
which they qualify.
Training of employees is also receiving considerably
more attention at the Library. Employees in the
Washington area are particularly fortunate in the
number and variety of institutions offering programs
of continuing education-Federal City College, Amer-
ican, Catholic, George Washington, Georgetown. and
Howard Universities, D.C. Technical Institute, D.C.
Teachers College, the University of Maryland, the
suburban community colleges, and the Department of
Agriculture Graduate School. The Library's work
schedules are such that many employees can take
advantage of these opportunities. The Library has
increased considerably its commitment to training its
employees on Library time. All employees are in-
formed that they may request training pertinent to
their Library responsibilities and their own career
goals, and supervisors are urged to identify staff for
whom additional training would be useful. Informa-
tion on training programs both within and outside the
Library is easily available. Recent LC Information
Bulletins included information on 20 training courses
designed to improve various employee skills, such as
reading speed and comprehension, typing, cataloging.
computer operation, and the techniques of modern
management. For training outside the Library, re-
leased time is given with the tuition costs fully paid
by the Library.
Under a work-study program, high school students
in the Washington area, primarily representing minor-
ity groups, are earning salaries through employment
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in four departments of the Library and can thus con-
tinue in school until graduation. Library-sponsored
cataloging courses have given nearly 200 college grad-
uates an opportunity to move into higher level posi-
tions. Training in good supervision, with emphasis on
human relations, is another important part of the
Library's program. Over 400 supervisors have received
such training since 1968, and with added resources
and emphasis on human relations, it is now manda-
tory for every new supervisor.
In the area of equal employment opportunity, the
Library established a Fair Employment Practices Pro-
gram in 1962, one of the first to go into effect in a
Federal agency. In September 1971, the Program was
substantially expanded both in impact and resources
and renamed the Equal Opportunity Program with a
full-time Program coordinator, 3 additional officers,
and 7 counselors located in all Library departments
and major work areas. Ten of these 11 staff members
are representatives of a minority group. Every com-
plaint of discrimination brought before these officers
and counselors is thoroughly investigated and appro-
priate action recommended. If the complainant is not
satisfied with the finding of the Equal Opportunity
Office, he or she may appeal to an outside hearing
examiner certified to the Library for that purpose by
the Civil Service Commission. Since the expanded
program's inception, 63 complaints have been
successfully resolved by the counselors, officers, and
coordinator, and one case was resolved after being
referred to a hearing examiner. Two additional cases
are still pending such-resolution. The officers and
counselors are giving dedicated service to this aspect
of our affirmative action program, and although the
program is requiring considerable staff time and re-
sources, we feel the results justify the expenditure.
In order to improve staff communications, two
departments of the Library have already established
committees in the area of human relations. The Pro-
cessing Department Committee, for example, with 27
employees, represents a cross-section of the staff with
respect to Civil Service grade, sex, age, and race and
has established four subcommittees in the fields of
recruitment, training and orientation, promotion
policies and job mobility, and communications. Offi-
cials of the Library have appeared before the overall
committee to provide information and respond to
questions and committee concerns. The results have
been the identification of problems and misconcep-
tions and the dissemination of accurate information.
Because these Committees have had a positive
result in improved communications and staff rela-
tions, the Librarian of Congress has now directed all
departments and his own Office to establish similar
human relations committees. In addition, each com-
mittee will designate one representative to a Library-
wide Human Relations Council which will report at
least quarterly to the Librarian. We expect that these
seven Committees and the Council will further im-
prove Library-wide communication and staff relation-
ships both up and down the line.
In March of this year, the President signed the
Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972. The
Librarian of Congress and the Chairman of the Con-
gressional Joint Committee on the Library both
supported the inclusion of the Library of Congress,
an agency of the Legislative Branch, in this Act. The
law requires each agency to develop an equal employ-
ment opportunity plan and to maintain an affirmative
program of equal employment opportunity. The Act
provides for review, evaluation, and periodic progress
reports; training and education programs designed to
provide a maximum opportunity for employees to
advance so as to perform at their highest potential;
establishment of qualifications for personnel relating
to equal employment opportunity; and allocation of
personnel and resources to carry out this program.
Work has already begun at the Library to develop the
overall plan and the first annual program under this
Act while we await specific guidelines from the Civil
To conclude, we know there is still much to be
done in achieving equal opportunity for all in every
segment of our society. The results of hundreds of
years of discrimination are difficult to eliminate
rapidly. Both dedication and resources are necessary.
Even though we are making progress at the Library of
Congress, we are by no means satisfied and we shall
continue to take further positive steps to achieve
equal opportunity and personal advancement for all
our employees. The highest possible staff morale is
essential to our best possible service to the Nation,
and this will continue to be our major objective. We
shall appreciate your positive interest and support of
our continuing work.
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