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Vol. 32, No. 6
February 9, 1973
AVANT-GARDE FILMMAKER AND
ENGRAVER TO PRESENT PROGRAM OF
SHORT FILMS FEB. 14
lan Hugo, American engraver and avant-garde film-
maker, will discuss and screen eight of his short films
in the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Con-
gress on Wednesday, February 14, at 8 p.m. the day
before the filmmaker celebrates his 75th birthday.
The program, "The Films of lan Hugo" will be
accompanied by an exhibition in the Coolidge Audi-
torium foyer of 16 engravings by Hugo and a limited
edition volume of The House of Incest, hand printed
by Anais Nin with engravings by Hugo.
An engraver who turned to filmmaking 25 years
ago, lan Hugo transforms the film medium into an
extraordinarily beautiful synthesis of sound, image.
and color. His films have been called cinematic poetry
for the moods they evoke; they transcend the real
world and probe through the limitless depth of space
Mr. Hugo will open his presentation at the Library
with a seven-minute film "lan Hugo: Engraver and
Filmmaker" (1972) in which he appears, engaged in
the act of engraving a copper plate, and explains the
similarities in his approach to the two arts. In the
next film, "Jazz of Lights," (16 min. 1964) the fig-
ures of Moondog, a blind poet, and the writer Anais
Nin move past intricate patterns of form and color
created by the lights of Times Square at night. The
third film, "Bells of Atlantis" (10 min. 1952), is
based on a line in Anais Nin's prose poem in The
House of Incest, "I remember my first birth in
Following a brief intermission during which the
audience may view the Hugo exhibition, the film-
maker will show "The Gondola Eye" (16 1/2 min.
1971) which was filmed in Venice from a Venetian
(Continue to p. 49)
VICTOR BABIN MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS
PRESENTED TO LC BY MRS. BABIN
On January 22 Mrs. Victor Babin (professionally
known as Vitya Vronsky) formally presented to the
Library of Congress a large selection of the original
music manuscripts written by her late husband. The
duo-piano team of Vronsky and Babin, originally
from Russia, was world-famous for their musicianship
and virtuosity, and their artistry established new stan-
dards of excellence for two-piano playing. Victor
Babin, who died suddenly on March 1, 1972, was also
(Continue to p. 45)
Training Office Location Changed
The Training Office has moved from the Main
Building to a new location on the third floor,
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex. The telephone
number of the Training Office will remain the
same, ext. 6348.
LC Information Bulletin
Babin Music Manuscripts Acquired ... 43, 45
Hugo I ilms & Engravings to be Shown 43, 49
LC Federal Credit Union Meeting . ... 48
LC Publications .. .... .. ..... ..... 49
New Reference Works . ..... 49-50
New York Pro Musica . ... 44
News in the Library World . ... 50
Special Recruits Graduate . .... 45-46
Staff News . ...... 46-49
Taxation Seminar Held . .... 44-45
Training Office Location Changed ... 43
Walter Louchheim Dies . ... 44
LC BENEFACTOR, DIES
Walter C. Louchheim, civic leader, patron of the
arts, and benefactor of the Library chamber music
series, died on January 31 at his home in George-
town, following a short illness.
Mr. Louchheim came to Washington in 1934 as a
staff member of the Security and Exchange Commis-
sion, which he helped organize, and he was to con-
tinue to serve the Government through several
administrations as an expert on national and inter-
national monetary policy. At the time of his death,
Mr. Louchheim was associated with Ferris and Co.,
Inc., as director if its investment advisory depart-
A devotee of contemporary painting and a great
lover of the music of the classical composers, Mr.
Louchheim was for 40 years active in the cultural life
of the capital city. serving as a member of the Na-
tional Symphony Board and the Washington Society
for the Performing Arts. After having attended the
Friday evening chamber music concerts at the Library
of Congress for a number of years, he and his wife
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established the Katie and Walter Louchheim Fund at
the Library of Congress in 1968 to provide support
for musical performances and poetry readings, to aid
in the preparation of tapes for broadcasting chamber
music concerts and poetry readings held at the Li-
brary, and to produce tapes of programs for dissemi-
nation to the general public and educational institu-
Mr. Louchheim is survived by his wife, two daugh-
ters, and three grandchildren. The family has sug-
gested that contributions be made to the Katie and
Walter Louchheim Fund at the Library of Congress in
lieu of flowers.
NEW YORK PRO MUSIC CONCERT
SCHEDULED ON FEBRUARY 16
On Friday evening, February 16, the Elizabeth
Sprague Coolidge Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of vocal and instrumental
chamber music by the New York Pro Musica. This
ensemble, created in 1953 by the late Noah Green-
berg, is now under the direction of George Houle.
Members of the ensemble are Judith Hubbell and
Christine Whittlesey, sopranos; Daniel Collins, coun-
tertenor; Ray DeVoll, tenor; Rodney Godshall, bass;
and instrumentalists, Lucy Cross, Shelley Gruskin,
George Houle, Herb Myers, Mary Springfels, and
Frederick Renz. The program will feature Flemish
music of the 15th century with works by Johannes
Ciconia, Guillaume Dufay, Heinrich Isaac, Josquin
Desprez, Jacob Obrecht, Johannes Ockeghem,
Alexandre Agricola, and Philippe Basiron.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
Sr., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, Febru-
ary 12. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to an
individual. Telephone reservations may be made on
Monday morning by calling 3934463. Mail orders are
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
station WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.
THIRD TAXATION SEMINAR HELD
FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFFS
The third in a series of seminars on taxation spon-
February 9, 1973
scored by the Congressional Research Service for per-
sonnel of Congressional offices was held on January
24. The subject of this session was "Issues in Federal
Tax Legislation in 1973." Speakers were John S.
Nolan, partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of
Miller and Chevalier and formerly Deputy Assistant
Secretary of Treasury for Tax Policy, who spoke on
"Tax Legislation-View from Downtown," and
Laurence N. Woodworth, Chief of Staff, Joint Com-
mittee on Internal Revenue Taxation, who spoke on
"Tax Legislation-View From Capital Hill."
A total of 12 seminars on taxation is planned.
George J. Leibowitz, Senior Specialist in Taxation
and Fiscal Policy, Congressional Research Service, is
chairman of the planning committee for the seminars.
VICTOR BABIN MUSIC MANUSCRIPTS
(Continued from p. 43)
a distinguished composer who made significant con-
tributions to two-piano literature as well as writing
for other mediums.
In 1961 Mr. Babin was appointed Director of the
Cleveland Institute of Music, the position he held
until his untimely death. In this capacity he guided
the school to a position of undisputed excellence.
Both he and his wife taught advanced piano students,
and at the same time continued their joint artistic
career. They appeared in the Library of Congress
many times; Mr. Babin's death prevented another
appearance this season.
The manuscripts arrived in the Library in Novem-
ber, but Mrs. Babin could not make a formal presen-
Mr. Waters, Mrs. Babin, and Mr. Mumford
station to the Librarian until January 22. She ex-
pressed great appreciation for the long association she
and her husband had enjoyed here, and the Librarian
responded in terms of equal warmth. Letters, per-
sonal papers, and memorabilia will doubtless follow,
to form a distinctive collection among the Library's
SPECIAL RECRUIT CLASS
The 13 members of the 1972-73 Special Recruit
Class were awarded certificates of graduation by the
Librarian during a ceremony on January 19 in the
The ceremony culminated 19 weeks of intensive
orientation aimed at enabling recruits to view the
Library's many activities as integral, complementary
parts of one total organization, and to provide a
thorough knowledge, understanding, and appreciation
of the Library's many functions.
The program combines lectures, seminars, discus-
sions, tours, and limited work assignments on various
Library functions and was supplemented for the first
time this year with visits to the National Library of
Medicine, the National Agricultural Library, and the
National Archives. There also were optional tours of
the Martin Luther King Memorial Public Library, the
Smithsonian Institution Libraries, the U.S. Book
Exchange, and the Government Printing Office.
The name of the program, called the Special
Recruit program since its inception in 1949 will be
changed with the next class to the Library of Con-
gress Intern Program [see story in LC Information
Bulletin, January 5].
The graduating members of this year's recruit class
and their work assignments are: William L. Boletta,
Special Project, Office of the Assistant Director of
Library Resources, Reference Department; Theodore
B. Harris, Cataloger, English Language Section,
Descriptive Cataloging Division, Processing Depart-
ment; Beth I. Krevitt, Programmer, MARC Develop-
ment Office, Processing Department; Michael J.
McEnnis, Administrative Officer, MARC Develop-
ment Office; David P. Rose, Cataloger, Humanities I,
Subject Cataloging Division, Processing Department;
John R. Schroeder, Cataloger, Geography and Map
Division, Reference Department; Michael H. Shelley,
Reference Librarian, Geography and Map Division.
Barbara A. Smith, Assistant Head, American British
Exchange Section, Exchange and Gift Division,
LC Information Bulletin
Graduating members of the 1972-73 Special Recruit Class are (seated from left) Mrs. Smith, Miss Van Blake, Miss Wolfe, Miss
Krevitt, and Miss Wolfskillt (standing from left) Mr. Rose, Mr. Harris, Mr. Schroeder, Mr. McEnnis, Miss Whitlock, Mr. Boletta, Mr.
Shelley, Mr. Tabb, and the Librarian.
Processing Department; D. Winston Tabb, Reference
Librarian, Congressional Reference Division, CRS;
Joan C. Van Blake, Executive Assistant, Processing
Department Office; Margaret E. Whitlock, Special
Detail, Office of the Director, CRS; Pamela D. Wolfe,
Reference Librarian, Congressional Reference Divi-
sion, CRS; and Mary Margaret Wolfskill, Manuscript
Librarian, Manuscript Division.
DEATH OF FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Virginia C. Ross, a Library employee for 47 years,
died on January 23 at the Mar-Salle Convalescent
Home in Washington, D.C., after a brief illness.
A native of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Ross attended
local schools and was a graduate of Miss Smallwood's
Seminary. She joined the Catalogue Division of the
Library in 1898 where she served until 1945 when
she retired. After retiring from the Library, she served
as an assistant librarian at the Brookings Institution
for nine years.
Graveside services were held at Arlington National
Cemetery on January 25. Contributions in memory
of Mrs. Ross may be made to All Souls Memorial
Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by three nieces and a nephew.
New Delhi Staff Receive Awards
At an Annual Awards Ceremony held by the
American Embassy in New Delhi on December 8, 31
Library of Congress employees received awards pre-
sented by Galen L. Stone, the Charg6 d'Affaires ad
Meritorious step increases were received by Vimla
Sahai for her work in serials cataloging, and by Yash
Pal Mahajan for his direction of the Bibliographic
Section. Satinder Lal Sawhney received a meritorious
cash award of 1,200 Rupees for proposing and
implementing a survey of newspaper distribution
within the PL-480 Program which resulted in sub-
stantial savings. Lakshmi Kant Sharma and Dewan
Singh Dogra received safe driving awards.
The following 16 employees received meritorious
cash awards of 100 Rupees each for their assistance in
quelling the fire which broke out in the LC offices in
July: Nanak Chand Abrol, Nanak Chand, Dewan
Singh Dogra, Shyam Lal, Johnson Loyall, Gopal Ku-
mar Majumdar, Jawahar Lal Mehra, Abdul Qaiyoom,
Sabir Hussain Qureshi, Ramkishan, Harish Chander
Rawal. Gurbachan Singh Saini, Satinder Lal Sawhney,
Gurnam Singh. Mohan Singh, and Om Prakash
Thirteen employees who completed 10 years of
U.S. Government service during fiscal 1972 and were
presented with 10-year pins were: J. M. Alexander,
Amal Kumar Bhattacharya, Kali Charan, Bhagwan
Das, Nargis Gandhi, Avatar Krishna, Nagendra Nath
Mohanty, Anil Kumar Patney, Prem Paul, Ramkishan,
Vimla Sahai, S. M. Sirajuddin, and Dina Nath
February 9, 1973
George A. Young, Card Drawer Reviser in the
Inventory Section of the Card Division, was presented
a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on January 16
by William J. Welsh, Processing Department Director.
Mr. Young began his Federal service with the
Department of the Interior in 1937. During the war,
from 1942-45, he served with the U.S. Army in the
European theater. In 1945 he came to the Library
and joined the staff of the Card Division, where he
has held several positions. He was promoted to Card
Drawer Reviser in March 1970.
Federal Service Awards
Arnold Jacobius, Field Director of the Library's
NPAC Shared Cataloging project in Wiesbaden,
Germany, since 1971, was presented a 25-year Fed-
eral Service Award pin in December. Except for mili-
tary duty in the U.S. Army from 1942-46, Mr.
Jacobius' entire Federal service has been with the
Library of Congress.
Award winners from LC's New Delhi office are (l-r seated)
Satnder Lal Sawhney, J. M. Alexander, Nargis Gandhi, Surin-
der Kaur Nandra, Vimla Sahai, Yash Pal Mahajan, OmPrakash
Trikha, and Nagendra Nath Mohanty; (l-r first row) Abdul Qai-
yoom, Johnson Loyall, Lakshmi Kant Sharma, Dina Nath
IWadhwa. Jawahar Lal Mehra, Mohan Singh, Prem Paul, Anil
He received an M.A. degree in German from New
York University in 1950 and an M.S. degree in library
science from Columbia University the following year.
In 1955 he received a Ph. D. degree in German from
New York University.
Mr. Jacobius came to the Library in 1951 as a
Special Recruit. He held a variety of progressively
responsible positions in the Serial Division, the
former Technical Information Division, and the Sci-
ence and Technology Division, before being named in
1966 as Assistant Director of the Wiesbaden office.
Ivan Zlatin, Assistant Catalog Editor in the Na-
tional Union Catalog Publication Project, was pre-
sented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on Janu-
ary 19 by David A. Smith, Assistant Head of the
Mr. Zlatin, who received a law degree from Heidel-
berg University in Germany, came to the Library in
1953 as a Librarian in the Law Library. In 1960 he
was promoted to the position of Cataloger in the
Kumar Patney, Gurnam Singh, Ramkishan, Bhagwan Das.
Dewan Singh Dogra; (l-r second row) Gopal Kumar Majum-
dar, A vatar Krishna, Kali Charan, A mal Kumar Bhattacharya,
S. M. Strajuddin, Sabir Hussain Qureshi, and Harish Chander
Rawal; (I-r third row) Gurbachan Singh Saini and Nanak
Chand. Not pictured are Shyam Lal and Nanak Chand A brol.
LC Information Bulletin
Foreign Language Section of the Descriptive Catalog-
Before joining the Library staff, Mr. Zlatin worked
for the Bulgarian National Committee and had served
in the Bulgarian Diplomatic Service.
Rodney Sarle to Head NPAC Office in Brazil
Rodney G. Sarle, Field Director of the Library's
office in New Delhi, India, since 1969, has been
appointed Field Director of the LC's NPAC Regional
Acquisitions Center in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Born in Rumford, Maine, Mr. Sarle was graduated
from Brown University. He holds master's degrees in
business administration from Harvard University, and
in library science from the University of North Caro-
lina. In 1958 he came to the Library as a Special
Recruit and after completing the program served in
progressively responsible positions in various units,
among them the General Reference and Bibliography,
Exchange and Gift, and Card divisions, and as Admin-
istrative Assistant in the Processing Department
office. In 1964 he was appointed Field Director of
LC's PL-480 Program for the United Arab Republic, a
position he held until 1967. For the next two years
Mr. Sarle was Field Director of the LC office in
Karachi, Pakistan, but continued to supervise the
operation of the U.A.R. Program by periodic trips to
Cairo. For his exceptional performance in carrying
out this heavy double responsibility, Mr. Sarle re-
ceived a Meritorious Service Award in 1969. He is a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Mu, and the
Indian Library Association.
Mr. Sarle is expected to assume his new duties
around April 1.
Appointments: Joyce E. Blue, arranger, GS-2, Cat Publ,
9-500; Karl A. Henderson, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv,
10-200; Wilbert L. Jackson, reading room assistant, GS-2,
S&R, 6-600; Jacquelne Murgida, processing and reference
assistant, GS-6, Orien, 4273; Kenneth H. Reigner, assistant to
book room attendant, GS-4, Loan, 4543; Patricia I. Seabury,
deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 4-600; Lawrence P. Troxell, Jr.,
computer console equipment operator, GS-7, ISO, 4320;
Rodney L. West, deck attendant, GS-2, S&R, 1-600; An-
thony E. Williams, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, 10-200.
Temporary Appointments: Richard Kogan, social science
analyst, GS-7, CRS GGR, NP; Jane S. Lynn, inquiries re-
corder, GS-9, CRS D, NP; Paul R. Messner, clerk, GS-3, CRS
C, 4383; Richard J. Price, analyst in public welfare, GS-7,
CRS ED, 4455.
Credit Union to Hold Annual Meeting
The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union's
38th Annual Meeting will be held on February 21
at 4:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The
agenda includes a fiscal report for the year 1972,
the election of officers for the Credit Committee
and Board of Directors, and a drawing for a porta-
ble television set and other prizes. Credit Union
membership cards must be presented for admit-
tance to the meeting.
Reappointment: Natalie Forowa, deck attendant, GS-3,
Promotions: Yvonne I. Carter, to supervisor, card prepara-
tion unit, GS-7, Cat Mgmt, 4459; Celeste Maria Falcone, to
secretary to associate law librarian, GS-6, LL O, 4564; Pat-
rick J. Traylor, to deck attendant, GS-3, S&R, 2-600.
Transfers: Barbara N. Brown, Order, to catalog filer
(trainee), GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4305; Glenda V. Clarke, Card, to
editorial assistant, GS-4, CRS EP, 4533; Elijah Green, Cat
Publ, to catalog filer (trainee), GS-5, Cat Mgmt, 4305; Patri-
cia B. Harrison, Cat Publ, to clerk-typist, GS-3, Subj Cat, NP;
David P. Rose, Trng, to subject cataloger, GS-9, Subj Cat, NP.
Resignations: Felicia D. Broadhurst, Place & Class; Kristine
L. R. Brown, Cat Publ; Fred P. Langham, E&G; Bruce D.
O'Neal, Desc Cat; Jon P. Smith, E&G; Barbara A. Sweet,
Trng; Fred Whiting, Jr., Desc Cat.
Catherine I. Bahn, Principal Recommending Officer
in the Science and Technology Division, is the com-
piler of "Technical Reports in Geography and Map-
ping," a bibliographic article appearing in the Septem-
ber 1972 issue of the Special Libraries Association
Geography and Map Division Bulletin.
Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manuscript Division,
will be on leave beginning February 12 to New Zea-
land to lecture in American literature at The Univer-
sity of Auckland during the first term of their 1973
school calendar. Mr. Basler has received a Fulbright-
Hays travel grant for this purpose under the auspices
of the New Zealand-United States Educational Foun-
Ronald S. Wilkinson, Manuscript Historian in the
Manuscript Division, has been named a contributing
author to the new Dictionary of American History, a
major revision of the original work edited by James
Truslow Adams and published in 1940. The new
DAH is being prepared under the direction of an edi-
torial board of noted historians, and will be expanded
February 9, 1973
to seven volumes of text and an index. The publisher,
Charles Scribner's Sons, expects the revised set to be
available by the summer of 1974.
Rosa Crumble and Zan Owens were married on
December 27 in Virginia Beach. Va. Mrs. Owens is a
Card Copy Editor for the National Union Catalog
Library of Congress Ski Club members will be given
special discount lift and rental rates for night skiing
on Thursday evenings between 5 and 10 p.m. at the
Rappahannock Ski Area during the remainder of the
1973 ski season. Special rates of $3 for lift tickets
and $3.50 for equipment rental will be available to
Ski Club members.
The Library of Congress has granted recognition to
the Library of Congress Employees Union as an
official organization in the Library and to its affili-
ated status as Local 2477, American Federation of
State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Arrangements have been made for Library with-
holding of dues for those members of the union who
have authorized such withholding.
IAN HUGO FILM PROGRAM
(Continued from p. 43)
gondola; "Through the Magiscope" (10 min. 1969), a
film in which a forest of 11 women are shown in
various moods through Magiscopes-sculptures of
crystal, plastic, and metal by the Mexican artist,
Feliciano Bejar; "Apertura" (6 min. 1970), a mythi-
cal sequence of birth, primitive initiation, sacrifice,
exit, and rebirth: and "Levitation" (6 1/2 min. 1972),
in which a poet teaches levitation. The eighth film
will be an excerpt from a Hugo work in progress. Mr.
Hugo will be available for informal discussion follow-
ing the program.
Born in Boston, Mass., of Scotch, Irish, and Spanish
ancestry. Ian Hugo spent the first six years of his life
in Puerto Rico. From 1909 to 1912 he attended
Edinburgh Academy. Scotland, and in 1920 was grad-
uated from Columbia University in New York City.
He settled in Paris from 1925 to 1939 where he com-
bined psychology and business studies with painting.
When the war broke out, he returned to New York
where, in 1940. he took up engraving and etching
under S. W. Hayter at Atelier 17. After successful
one-man shows in the United States and South
America, he began filmmaking in 1948. His first film,
"Ai-Ye," was acclaimed at the Venice and Uruguay
Film Festivals in 1950. He was honored at the 1970
Edinburgh Film Festival with a retrospective of 20
years of his films.
Camera originals of some of Hugo's films are in the
national collections of the Library of Congress, the
gift of their creator.
Admission to the program is free. No tickets are
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: India. Vol. 11, No. 12, pt. 1.
December 1972. (pp. 909-969.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the Field Direc-
tor, Library of Congress Office, American Embassy,
New Delhi, India.
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,
and Brunei. Vol. 7, No. 11. November 1972. (pp.
281-306.) Continuing subscriptions free to libraries
upon request to the Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office, American Embassy, APO San Francisco
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement
December 1972. (51 p.) Prepared under the sponsor-
ship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and published monthly by the Library of Con-
gress. For sale by the Card Division, Library of Con-
gress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington,
D.C. 20541, for $25 a year.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949.
October-December 1972. (xiii, 103 p.) Prepared
under the sponsorship of the Joint Committee on the
Union List of Serials and issued in eight monthly and
four quarterly issues and an annual volume. Supple-
ment to the Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For
sale by the Card Division for $160 a year.
New Microfilm Publications: The Library of Con-
gress has made available on positive microfilm the
Library of Congress Information Bulletin for the
period January 23, 1942-December 1971. Copy is on
nine reels for $188. Orders and letters of inquiry
should be addressed to the Library of Congress,
Photoduplication Service, Department C-80, Washing-
ton, D.C. 20540.
NEW REFERENCE WORKS
Rural Development in Africa, compiled by the
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
3 1262 08493 0873
LC Information Bulletin
Afriecon Unit of the African Bibliographic Center. is
the first in a series of six bibliographies coveri-I
various aspects of development literature relating to
Africa. The guides, which are to deal with topics such
as educational development, employment. region'
cooperation, and population, will emphasize works
published since 1968. Some significant earlier publi-
cations will also be listed "in order to indicate the
nature of the evolution of research on rural develop-
ment in Africa."
The 1,121 entries in the first guide were gathered
from a number of international sources and are
arranged by subject for general works and by region
and country for items dealing specifically with a given
area within the continent. Some entries have been
annotated and those considered to be of special value
to the user have been indicated with an asterisk.
There are both author and subject indexes.
The paperback guide, a valuable compilation of
development literature, is available from the African
Bibliographic Center, 1346 Connecticut Ave., Wash-
ington, D.C. at a cost of $5. A copy is available for
consultation in the African Section, General Refer-
ence and Bibliography Division. [Beverly Gray]
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
JNUL Appoints New Director
Roy M. Mersky, former Librarian of the Tarlton
Law Library at the University of Texas, has been
appointed Director of the Jewish National and Uni-
versity Library in Jerusalem. His appointment comes
at a time when JNUL has just passed the two million
volume mark, making it one of the largest university
libraries in the world. Professor Mersky, the first
American librarian to direct JNUL in its 82-year his-
tory, will concentrate on expanding the graduate pro-
gram in library science at the Hebrew University,
developing computer automated processes for library
management, and consulting on the design and orga-
nization of a new university library on the Mount
Folger Library to Co-Sponsor Shakespeare Meeting
The Shakespeare Association of America will spon-
sor a meeting to be held in Washington, D.C., on
Friday and Saturday, March 30 and 31. Co-sponsor of
the meeting will be the Folger Shakespeare Librar)
whose grant from the National Endowment for the
Humanities assists the Library's Institute in Renais-
sance and 18th-Century Studies in holding biannual
conferences on Renaissance subjects. Several sessions
of the conference will be held at the Folger Library
on Saturday, March 31, including the first Annual
Shakespeare Association Lecture to be delivered by
Professor Harry Levin of Harvard University at 11
a.m. The Saturday sessions will be open to the public
as long as seating is available, and persons interested
in attending should contact the Folger Shakespeare
Library, Washington, D.C. 20003. Information on
other sessions of the conference is available from The
Shakespeare Association of America. Humanities
Building, University of South Carolina, Columbia,
Future Communications to be Discussed by STC
The Society for Technical Communication (for-
merly the Society of Technical Writers and Publish-
ers) will hold a meeting on February 20 on the topic
"Communications in the Future." The principal
speaker for the meeting, which will be held at 7:30
p.m. at the National Agricultural Library, Baltimore
Blvd., Beltsville, Md., will be Andrew Molner of the
National Science Foundation. Additional information
may be obtained from Harry Schecter, 2939 Van
Ness St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008.
Honorary Consultant Edits Volume
Benjamin Quarles, LC Honorary Consultant in
American History, is the editor of a volume Blacks on
John Brown, recently published by the University of
Illinois Press. The selections span the views of
Brown's contemporaries as well as of present-day
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