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STRINGER AWARDED GERMAN MEDAL
George E. Stringer, Deputy Personnel Security Offi-
cer, has been notified that he has been awarded the
Parsberg Distinguished Service Medal by local German
authorities for his services to the County of Parsberg
in Bavaria while a United States Resident Officer with
the Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Ger-
many from 1949 to 1952. Only nine other persons
have been awarded the medal since it was first created
and Mr. Stringer is the only foreign national to have
been so honored.
While Resident Officer, Mr. Stringer was respon-
sible for administering all phases of the occupation
mission at county and community level in a district
of central Bavaria with a population of approximately
62,000. Later his responsibilities were expanded to
include a larger area with nearly I 20,000 inhabitants.
Many of the programs begun during that time-such
as town meetings-are still a part of the community
life in the area.
Upon completion of his assignment in Parsberg, Mr.
Stringer was commended by the then U.S. High Com-
missioner for Germany, John J. McCloy, for the very
substantial contribution he had made to the U.S.
mission in Germany.
Mr. Stringer has been invited to attend a presenta-
tion ceremony in Parsberg in May which will coincide
with the opening of a new secondary school.
March 31, 1972
EMPLOYEE RELATIONS COUNSELING
AVAILABLE AT ALL LC LOCATIONS
The staff of the Employee Relations Office is avail-
able to assist Library employees with counseling on a
wide variety of problems, primarily job-related, but
also personal. Their primary objective is to assist
supervisors and employees in their efforts to establish
and maintain relationships which make working to-
gether a satisfying and productive experience but
they also assist by answering questions and providing
advice on housing and commuting matters.
As a convenience to Library supervisors and staff
members at the Crystal Mall and Navy Yard Annexes,
the Employee Relations Office has arranged the fol-
Crystal Mall Annex: Every Tuesday, Hobert Johns-
ton, Employee Relations Specialist, is available in
Room 221, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The telephone
number is 557-8758.
Navy Yard Annex: Every Wednesday, Herbert Bel-
mear, Employee Relations Specialist, is available in
Building 159, Room 120, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The telephone extension is 6164 or 6120.
Appointments in these Annex Buildings need not
be made in advance, but staff members may tele-
phone the Employee Relations Office at ext. 6361 to
arrange specific times if they wish.
The staff of the Employee Relations Office, Room
G-112, in the Main Building, is available for coun-
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Concert ............. .. .... ... 141
Credit Union Reduces Interest . 139
DBPH Host to CEC Session . 141-142
Delayed Broadcast . . 140-141
Employee Relations Counseling . 137-138
Exhibit . . 140
Honorary Consultants Named . 139-140
ISO Holds Automation Seminar . 145
Library of Congress Pubhcations ... 142
Literary Program . . 140
New Reference Books . .. 146
News in the Library World . 146-148
President Signs EEO Act . ... 138-139
"72 Seres" Card Numbers . ... 145-146
Staff News . ... 142-145
Stringer Awarded German Medal . .137
selling on a non-scheduled basis for staff members in
all buildings but recommends, whenever possible, that
appointments be made in advance.
PRESIDENT SIGNS EEO ACT
The Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972
was signed by the President on March 24, (P.L.
92-261). Section 717 relates to Nondiscrimination in
Federal Government Employment.
The pertinent portion of the Act that will affect LC
Sec. 717. (a) All personnel actions affecting employees or
applicants for employment (except with regard to aliens
employed outside the limits of the United States) in military
departments as defined in section 102 of title 5, United
States Code, in executive agencies (other than the General
Accounting Office) as defined in section 105 of title 5,
United States Code (including employees and applicants for
employment who are paid from nonappropriated funds), in
the United States Postal Service and the Postal Rate Commis-
sion. in those units of the Government of the District of
Columbia having positions in the competitive service, and in
those units of the legislative and judicial branches of the
Federal Government having positions m the competitive serv-
ice, and in the Library of Congress shall be made free from
any discrimination based on race. color, religion, sex, or
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the
Civil Service Commission shall have authority to enforce the
provisions of subsection (a) through appropriate remedies,
including reinstatement or hiring of employees with or with-
out back pay, as will effectuate the policies of this section,
and shall issue such rules, regulations, orders and instructions
as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out its respon-
sibilities under this section. The Civil Service Commission
(1) be responsible for the annual review and approval of
a national and regional equal employment opportunity plan
which each department and agency and each appropriate
unit referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall submit
in order to maintain an affirmative program of equal
employment opportunity for all such employees and appli-
cants for employment;
(2) be responsible for the review and evaluation of the
operation of all agency equal employment opportunity pro-
grams, periodically obtaining and publishing (on at least a
semiannual basis) progress reports from each such depart-
ment, agency, or unit;and
(3) consult with and sobcit the recommendations of
interested individuals, groups, and organizations relating to
equal employment opportunity.
The head of each such department, agency, or unit shall
comply with such rules, regulations, orders, and instructions
which shall include a provision that an employee or applicant
for employment shall be notified of any final action taken on
any complaint of discrimination filed by him thereunder. The
plan submitted by each department, agency, and unit shall
include, but not be limited to-
(1) provision for the establishment of training and educa-
tion programs designed to provide a maximum opportunity
for employees to advance so as to perform at their highest
(2) a description of the qualifications in terms of training
and experience relating to equal employment opportunity
for the principal and operating officials of each such
department, agency, or unit responsible for carrying out the
equal employment opportunity program and of the alloca-
tion of personnel and resources proposed by such depart-
ment, agency, or unit to carry out its equal employment
opportunity program. With respect to employment in the
Library of Congress, authorities granted in this subsection
to the Civil Service Commission shall be exercised by the
Librarian of Congress.
Maidi 31. 1972
The Library of Congress was included in the Act by
an amendment offered in the Senate by Senators
Alan Cranston and Peter H. Dominick. This amend-
ment had the support of the Librarian of Congress
and the Chairman of the Joint Committee on the
Library. Senator B. Everett Jordan.
As the Library procedes to implement programs
outlined in the Act, reports will be made to the staff.
CREDIT UNION REDUCES INTEREST
The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union
announced that all new loans on new automobiles
will be reduced from 10% to 9% effective April 1.
The Credit Union maintains a reference library on
consumer and price information of automobiles and
will provide this information for its members. The
Credit Lnion's office hours are from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. daily and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on paydays.
Members wishing information should call or visit the
Credit Lnion's Manager. Jim Mitchell.
MALAMUD, STYRON, AND UPDIKE
NAMED HONORARY CONSULTANTS
Authors Bernard Malamud, William Styron, and
John lpdike have been appointed by the Librarian as
Honorary Consultants in American Letters for the
next three years. They will replace Katherine Garri-
son Chapin, Ralph Ellison, and Robert Penn Warren.
The role of the Honorary Consultant in American
Letters is to advise the Library on the acquisition of
literary works-particularly of manuscripts and for-
eign hooks in the field of belles lettres; to advise the
Library of Congress on the selection of the Consult-
ant in Poetry in English, who is customarily
employed for a one- or two-year term; to recommend
protects for bibliographic work on specific groups of
inarerial, in the Library. and to suggest critics and
other scholars to carry out such projects. They also
adJ ise on the selection of contemporary poets to be
recorded by the Library in readings from their works
and assist in specific literary activities the Library
may undertake on which the expert advice of Ameri-
can writers in the field is required.
Bernard Malamud was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in
1914. He was educated at Erasmus Hall High School
in Brooklyn, the College of the City of New York
(B.A.. 1936). and Columbia University (M.A., 1942).
He has taught at Oregon State College and at Benn-
ington College. In 1952 his first novel, The Natural,
marked him as a distinctive talent, and The Assistant,
in 1957, placed him in the front rank of American
writers. His subsequent books of fiction confirmed
this position: The Magic Barrel (1958), A New Life
(1961). Idiots First (1963), The Fixer (1966), and
Piutures of Fidelman (1969). His latest novel, The
Tenants, was published in September 1971. Among
the numerous fellowships and awards he has received
are the Pulitzer Prize in 1967 for The Fixer and two
National Book Awards, in 1959 for The Magic Barrel
and in 1967 for The Fixer.
Born in Newport News, Va., in 1925, William
Styron was educated at Christchurch School, David-
son College, and Duke University (A.B., 1947); his
education was interrupted by service with the Marine
Corps during ihe latter part of World War II. He pub-
lished his first novel, Lie Down in Darkness, in 1951.
The Long March followed quickly in 1952, and 1960
saw the publication of Set This House on Fire, which
was set in Italy. The appearance in 1967 of The Con-
fessions of Nat Turner, which was a widely acclaimed
critical success, also won Mr. Styron the Pulitzer Prize
in fiction that year. Mr. Styron, who is a member of
the National Institute of Arts and Letters and a fel-
low of Silliman College, Yale University, is the author
of numerous articles in periodicals and was the editor
of Best Stories from the Paris Review (1959).
Author John Updike was born in 1932 in Shilling-
ton, Pa., and graduated in 1954 from Harvard College
(A.B., summa cum laude); the following year he
studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine
Art, Oxford, England. From 1955 to 1957 he was a
reporter on the staff of The New Yorker magazine.
He is the recipient of a Richard and Hilda Rosenthal
Foundation Award, a Guggenheim fellowship, an 0.
Henry Memorial Awards first prize, and two awards
for his novel The Centaur (1963)-the National Book
Award and a National Association of Independent
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personal copy of LCIB should bring this fact to the
attention of the person in his division responsible
for picking up the division's supply of the Informa-
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Schools Award. Mr. I'pdike's oibher novels include
The Poorh/iuse Fair (l091'), Rabbit. Run (lQht0),
Couples (lo8). and Rahbit Redux (1971). In addi-
lion, he is the author of several volumes of short
stories, three hooks of poems, three books for chil-
dren, and a collection of essays. He is a member of
the National Institute of Arts and Letters.
Other well-known American writers who are cur-
rently serving the Library of Congress in the capacity
of Honorary Consultants in American Letters are
Conrad Aiken. James Dickey, MacKinlay Kantor.
William Jay Smith, William Stafford. and John Hall
EXHIBIT TRACES HUNGARIAN LAW
The Law Library will commemorate the 750th
Anniversary of the approval of the Golden Bull of
Hungary with an exhibit of a reproduction of the
document and of old Hungarian law books and other
material related to this constitutional grant. The
Golden Bull, granted by King Andrew II of Hungary
in 1222. was a reaffirmation of the ancient rights and
liberties of the Hungarian nation. It resembles in
many aspects the Magna Charta of England. which
preceded the Hungarian constitutional document by
only seven years. The exhibit will also include several
works dealing with the Golden Bull and its impor-
tance in the constitutional development of Hungary.
The exhibit, opening on April 5, will be located in
the foyer of the Law Library, Second Floor, Main
Building. It will remain on view until June 30.
TWO POETS TO READ ON APRIL 10
The staff and friends of the Library of Congress are
invited to a poetry reading on Monday, April 10, at
7:30 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. Poets George
Garrett and Brendan Kennelly will read from and dis-
cuss their work and Josephine Jacobsen. the Library's
Consultant in Poetry, will moderate the discussion.
No tickets are required for the program.
George Garrett was born in Orlando, Fla.. in 1929,
and was educated at the Hill School and at Princeton
University (B.A., M.A.). During the early fifties he
served as a sergeant with the field artillery, United
States Army, in Italy, Austria, and Germany. He has
taught at Wesleyan University, Rice University, the
University of Virginia, Princeton University (writer-
in-residence, 1964-65), and Hollins College. where he
has been Professor of English and director of the
writing program since 1967. Mr. Garrett joined the
faculty of the University of South Carolina for
1971-72. At present he is poetry editor of the Trans-
atlantic Review, coeditor of The Hollins Critic, and
associate editor of Contempora. His first book of
poetry, the Reverend Ghost: Poems (1957), was fol-
lowed by The Sleeping Gypsy and Other Poems
(1958). Abraham's Knife (1961), and For a Bitter
Season: New and Selected Poems (1967). He has pub-
lished four collections of short stories, most recently
A Wreath for Garibaldi (1969), and four novels.
including The Death of the Fox (1971). His work has
appeared in numerous periodicals and anthologies. In
1958 he received the Sewanee Review Fellowship in
Poetry, and in 1959 the Rome Prize of the American
Academy of Arts and Letters.
Irish poet Brendan Kennelly was born in County
Kerry, Ireland, in 1936. He was educated at St. Ial's
College, Tarbert, County Kerry: Trinity College.
Dublin; and Leeds University, Yorkshire. For many
years he taught literature at Trinity College in Dublin.
Ireland, but is presently a member of the faculty at
Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pa. With Rudi
Holzapfel, Mr. Kennelly has published four books of
poetry, the most recent being Poems: Green Town-
lands (1963). He is the author of numerous other
volumes including My Dark Fathers (1 63), Coll'c-
tion One: Getting up Early (1966), Dream of a Black
Fox (1968), and Selected Poems (1969). A contribu-
tor to various Irish periodicals, Mr. Kennelly has also
published two novels, The Crooked Cross (1963). and
The Florentines (1967). He has both written poetry
in Irish and translated poems from Irish. In 1967 he
was the recipient of the A. E. Memorial Award.
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 April 22 at 10:30 p.m.
The reading at the Library is under the auspices of
the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Poetry and Literature
WGMS-FM TO AIR CIARDI READING
On Saturday, April 8, at 10:30 p.m.. station
WGMS-FM, Washington. D.C. will present a delayed
broadcast of the literary program held on March 27
[see LC Information Bulletin. March 17, p 13 13. The
March 31, 1972
program featured poet John Ciardi in a reading; he
was introduced by Josephine Jacobsen, the Library's
Consultant in Poetry.
THE JUILLARD STRING QUARTET
On Thursday and Friday evenings. April 6 and 7,
tile Gertrude Clarke Whntall Foundation in the
Library ol Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The
quarter (Robert Mann and Earl Carlyss, violins;
Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus Adam, violoncello)
will present Quartet in D minor by Juan de Arriaga;
String Quartet by Anion von Webern; and Quartet in
E flat major, Op. 127 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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
stanons in other cities by the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.
Tickets for both concerts will be distributed by
Patrick Haves. 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30
a.m., Monday. April 3. 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.
DBPH HOST TO CEC SESSION
The Division for the Blind and Physically Handi-
capped was host last week to one of the largest
meetings ever held at the Taylor Street Annex: an
afternoon session of the Council for Exceptional Chil-
dren's Division for the Visually Handicapped, Par-
tially Seeing, and Blind (DVH) on Tuesday, March
21, during the 50th annual international convention
of CEC held in Washington March 19-24.
Following welcoming remarks by DBPH Chief
Robert S. Bray, the conventioneers, totaling an esti-
mated 200, remained together in a group for their
annual business meeting in the DBPH conference
room, presided over by Charles Woodcock, DVH pres-
ident, who is Superintendent of the Oregon State
School for the Blind, Salem, Oreg.; and Mrs. Carol
Halliday, President-elect and Program Chairman, who
is Program Planner and Developer for the Blue Grass
East Mental Health Center of Lexington. Ky.
Mr. Bray and Mrs. Halliday, at start of Council for Excep-
tional Children session held at Taylor Street Annex.
Later the group broke up into four parts for the
following workshop session: (I) Volunteer
Programs-Braille and Audio-at the Local Level, a
panel discussion coordinated by Mrs. Maxine Dorf,
Head of the Volunteer Services Unit. and Bill West.
Coordinator, Tape Volunteers: (2) Research and
Development in Reading Equipment for the Blind
and Physically Handicapped, directed by Ralph Gar-
retson, Head of the Technical Section; (3) Storytell-
ing to and for the Blind Child, featuring a
presentation by Jean Brown, Children's Librarian of
the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Penn.,
assisted by Linda Redmond. Children's Librarian,
D.C. Regional Library Unit; and (4) Music Services:
Aid to the Teacher of the Visually Handicapped,
directed by Mrs. Mary Mylecraine. Supervisor of the
Music Services Unit.
Also on the afternoon agenda were a tour of the
Taylor Street Annex and visits to several exhibits set
up especially for the group, consisting of many items
drawn from the Division's permanent collection: a
display of mechanical reading aids for the visually
handicapped, several small, stuffed animals on loan
from the Smithsonian Institution: an original group
of two-dimension, twin vision (braille and print)
books developed by the Casper E. Yost Chapter,
Arthur B. Goetze Council of the Telephone Pioneers
of America, Omaha, Nebr., and given to the Division:
and a group of touch toys and pictures prepared by a
group of Washington women and children.
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An exhibit at the CEC convention manned by
Robert Ennis. Librarian, D.C Regional Library Unit,
iamng others, and attendance at several convention
sessions by staff members rounded out DBPH partici-
pation in the CEC's golden anniversary convention.
Donald Weber. Assistant Head of the National Collec-
tions Section, coordinated plans for the session of the
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: Middle h:ast Index to Mono-
graphic Titles in 1971. Volume 9, 1971. (pp. i-xxvi.)
Continuing subscriptions free to libraries upon
request to the Acting Field Director, Library of Con-
gress Office. U.S. Interests Section, Spanish Embassy,
Cairo, Arab Republic of Egypt.
.tMnthl' Checklist of State Publications. Vol. 63,
No. 3. March 1972. (pp. 153-212.) For sale by the
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government
Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at 45 cents
this issue or S6.50 a year, domestic, and S8.25 a year,
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject arrangement .
February 1972. (33 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,
Selected Sources of Information on Hazardous
Materials. recently compiled by the Science and Tech-
nology Division's National Referral Center, is an
informal 14-page listing of organizations that will pro-
vide information on the handling, transportation, and
other aspects of hazardous materials. Included for
each of the 53 organizations listed is its address, tele-
phone number, a description of the information serv-
ices it will perform for the public or selected users,
and information on its publications, holdings, and
data collections. Copies of the list may be obtained
free from the National Referral Center, Science and
Technology Division, Library of Congress, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20540.
Press Releases: No. 72-20 (March 20) John Clardi to read
at Library of Congress on March 27.
Special Announcements: No. 464 (March 16 advised the
Library staff on payments of delayed salary increases; no.
465 (March 16) explained the Sickle Cell Anemia Education
and Screening Program in the Library, no. 466 (March 201
announced the appointment of Paul Vasallo as Direclor.
National Serials Data Program: no. 467 (March 20I called
attention to the Federal Employees Health Benefit% 1972
"open season"; no. 468 (March 20) announced he appoint-
ment of Edward N. Waters as Chief of the Music DiJvsiun.
DEATH OF A FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Florence Baxter Currie, a Senior Cataloger in Brit-
ish and North and South American History when she
retired on April 30, 1951 (see Information Bulletin,
April 30, 1951, p. 22], died on March 9 at a hospital
in New Rochelle, N.Y. She resided in the District of
Columbia until 1968 when she moved to East Orange,
NJ., to be near her sister.
Samuel Lazerow, Chief of the Serial Record Divi-
sion and Chairman of the U.S. National Libraries
Task Force on Automation and Other Cooperative
Services, was recently presented a 35-year Federal
Service Award pin by William J. Welsh, Director of
the Processing Department.
A native of Baltimore, Md., Mr. Lazerow is a gradu-
ate of Johns Hopkins University (BS., with honors,
1938) and Columbia University (M.S. in Library
Science, with honors, 1941). He has done advanced
study in scientific management principles, standards
and measurements, and systems administration at the
U.S. Department of Agriculture Graduate School and
also has done graduate work in management tech-
nology at the American University. He enlisted in the
U.S. Army in 1942 and was discharged in 1946 with
the rank of Captain.
Mr. Lazerow joined the staff of the Library in
August 1965 as Assistant Chief of the former Catalog
Maintenance and Catalog Publication Division and
was promoted to his present position in the spring of
1966. (Full accounts of his Federal Service career
appeared in LC Information Bulletin of August 2,
1965, July 7, 1966, and March 2, 1967.)
In addition to managing the division which devel-
ops and maintains the official records of the Library's
serial holdings and the cataloging of serial materials
for the past seven years, Mr. Lazerow has also been
active in an advisory capacity to other libraries and in
professional associations. He has been since 1968
Library of Congress Liaison to the Serials Section
March 31. 1972
Policy and Reseaich Committee of the Resources and
Technical Services Division. American Library Asso-
ciation. a member of the Advisory Board since 1971
t, ilhe Joint Serials Control Project of the Five Asso-
ciaied University Libraries; a member, also since
1971. oi the Pan American Health Organization
Advisloy Committee to the Regional Library of Medi-
cine 1a SSl Paulo Brazil: a member of the Subcom-
inttee m thie Arrangement of Periodicals of the Z39
Co('nin m ee of the American National Standards Insti-
tute; and this year was made a member of the Group
o, Experts on the International Serials Data System.
Ile ha. been I'l the past four years Chairman of the
lask Fh'ce on Automation, a body whose goal is to
s.eek Molutiions to individual technical library problems
in an e'foi to arrive at uniform standards and proce-
dures to the highest degree possible for the three
Benjamin Swinson, Study Facilities Assistant in the
Stack and Reader Division, was presented a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin by Paul L. Berry, Director
ofl lie Reference Department, on March 20.
Mr. Swinson was born in Snow Hill, N.C., and
allended schools there and in Wilson, N.C., where he
graduated from high school. He married shortly after
graduation, and he and his wife, Lillian, came to
Washington. D.C. Never having "any idea that I
would be here 30 years," Mr. Swinson accepted a
position with the Library of Congress in the old
Library Buildings Division in March 1942. "There
have been a lot of changes since then," he recalls. He
remembers that "we worked six days a week then,
and there were no power mowers-we mowed the
lawn by hand."
In December 1944 he transferred to the Stack and
Reader Division. He worked in the control room for
seven years and then moved to the Study Facilities
Unit where he continues to find it a "pleasure to
meet all those different people." Over the years, he
has received many letters of thanks and commenda-
tron from grateful scholars.
Mr. Swinson, a great sports fan, attended as many
baseball games as possible "when we had a good team
here;" and follows football and basketball. In addi-
tion to gardening and keeping up the lawn at home,
he also collects coins, one coin in his collection dating
back to 1878.
Mr. and Mrs. Swinson are the parents of two sons,
both of whom have M.A. degrees-Benjamin L. Swin-
son. a Major with the U.S. Army currently at the
Pentagon. and Calvin R. Swinson, a certified public
accountnt in San Francisco. They have two grand-
children. Mrs. Swinson retired in 1970 from the State
Elvin E. Thomas, Assistant Head of the Inventory
Section of the Card Division, was presented a 30-year
Federal Service Award pin on March 6 by Mr. Welsh.
All of Mr. Thomas's Library service has been with the
A native of Sun, W. Va., Mr. Thomas attended
school in Mount Hope, W. Va. Immediately following
his service with the U.S. Army from February 1'42
to October 1945, where he rose to the rank of Master
Sergeant, he joined the Library as a Card Drawer. Mr.
Thomas has held positions of increasing responsibility
and was promoted to his present position in July
1969. The Section in which he serves has respon-
sibility for filling card orders, which totaled 10 mil-
lion last year.
While in the military service, Mr. Thomas was
selected as a member of the original cadre for the all
black 332nd Fighter Plane Group. This was the first
and only black Fighter Group in the military history
of the United States. He served under then Col.
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. This group distinguished itself
in combat by flying escort bombers and received
seven Stars and one Presidential Group Citation.
Meritorious Service Awards
Gerald C. Maddox, Head of the Processing and
Curatorial Section and Curator in the Prints and
Photographs Division, was given a Meritorious Service
and a $150 cash award commending him for his
"thorough and creative planning" of the division's
Mr. Maddox and Mr. Mumford
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move to the Annex. The Librarian stated that under
Mr. Maddox's "leadership. the first and most difficult
phase of the move was completed with such smooth-
ness that the staff was able to provide reasonably
full service at a far earlier date than anticipated. All
parties concerned have tes ficd to [his] willingness.
availability, and competence."
Jerry Lee Kearns. Acting Head of the Reference
Section in the Prints ard Photographs Divi-ion.
accepted a Meritorious Service Award and a cash
award of $ 100 in recognition for his "significant con-
tributions" during the move of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Reading Room from the Main Budding to the
Annex. Mr. Mumford noted how Mr. Kearrs'
"thoughtful work brought [the] unit into working
order virtually as soon as it was relocated and allowed
public service to be given in comfortable surroundings
within a week after the move commenced."
Mr. Kearnsand the Librarian
Appointments: Menta S. Johnson. clerk-typist, GS-3, Cal
Publ, OP500; Yancy G. Lea, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs Mgmt,
OP00; Richard W. McCrellan, Jr., senior programmer,
GS-12, ISO, PA2603; Harvey J. Pellon, computer pro-
grammer, GS-ll, MARC Dev, PA2482; Mrs. Doris J. Spencer,
senior programmer, GS-12, ISO, PA2283; Joseph P. Vessels,
mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200.
Temporary Appointments: William N. Raiford, analyst in
international relations, GS-9, CRS-F, P2511; Paul A. Robin-
son, processing assistant, GS-5, Mss, PA2576.
Reppointments: Mrs. Deborah C. Harley. clerical assistant.
GS-4, Ov Op. PA2559; Mrs Judith A. Mauck, technical infor-
mation specialist. GS-9, Sci. PB2570.
Promotions: Bruce I. I.angdon. CRS. to asisitani head.
Subject Specialilaii- n Sec,'on. GS-12, (RS-L. PB2536:
Thomas R. Wer.ner. M's. to exchange speciabst, GS-9. E&G.
PB2441; Ba'rr S. Weyburn, tn %helfbster trainee. GS-5, Subj
Cal. P4255.7, Mrs. Dnrie L. Wilbams. to shelllister trainee,
GS-5. Sub: Cai. P4-S i7.
Transfers: Sharon Lynn Grant. FRD. to prehminary cata-
loger, GS-5, IDe Ctdl. PA26i00 Mrs Irene C. Kellogg, Trng,
to secretary to Ihe executive officer, GS-6. PRoc. PA2605;
Mrs. Ameli. L. Miller. (RS-A, to editorial assistant, GS-5,
Resignations: John P. Bennrtl. Ill. S&R; Wilham M. Bur-
iouphs, ISO; James D. I ann, (op Serv: Michael A. Maguire,
LL; Kathleen M. Moran. Cat Publ; Joseph E. Parks, CRS;
Rohert T. Smith. LL Eui.
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, Presented an illustrated lecture on
"The Photographed Past: The Library of Congress
Collections" to the Botetourt Bibliographical Society
at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Va., on March 9.
Frederick R. Goff, Chief of the Rare Book Divi-
sion, participated in the Third Annual Conference
sponsored by the Center for Medieval and Renais-
sance Studies, held on February 25 and 26 at Ohio
State University in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of
the Conference was "The Year 1500."
Mr. Goffs illustrated lecture was devoted to "The
Book and The Artist in the 15th Century." Other
participants included Howard M. Brown of the Uni-
versity of Chicago, whose lecture was devoted to
music of the period; Jaroslav Pelikan of Yale, who
spoke on reform and reformation; Harold J. Grimm
of Ohio State University, whose topic was "Social
Forces in Germany in 1500;" James S. Ackerman of
Harvard University, who lectured on "Scientific Illus-
tration in Early Printed Books;" and Roland H.
Bainton, Professor Emeritus of Yale, who concluded
the formal papers with a lecture entitled "The Influ-
ence of Women in the Reformation." The Conference
ended with a panel discussion moderated by Stanley
J. Kahrl, Director of the Center for Medieval and
Renaissance Studies at Ohio State.
John B. Kuiper, Head of the Motion Picture Sec-
tion, Prints and Photographs Division, lectured at the
Smithsonian Institution on March 7. The lecture was
a part of the Seminar on the Conservation of Photo-
graphs and Related Documents sponsored jointly by
the Smithsonian and the Institute for Graphic Corn-
March 31, 1972
munication. Mr. Kuiper's topic was "Technical and
Administrative Decisions in Film Preservation."
Walter W. Ristow, Chief of the Geography and Map
Division, was elected a Life Member of the American
Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) during
the annual business meeting held at the Washington
Hilton Hotel on March 14. Mr. Ristow joined the
ACSM in 1 42. one year after it was founded.
Sickle cell anemia testing for staff members wishing
to take the tests will be given on Thursday afternoons
on April 13, 20. and 27. A further announcement for
time and place will follow. The screening test, which
will be given by the Library nurses, takes only a few
minutes and the results will be confidential. Em-
ployees interested in having the test should complete
a form obtainable from the Supervisor of Health Serv-
ices, Room A-1015, as soon as possible.
Employees may enroll in the Federal Employees
Health Benefits program during "open season" until
April 14. Employees presently enrolled may change
plans, options, and type of enrollment. Changes and
new enrollments become effective on April 17.
The new premium rates, as listed in Special
Announcement 467, will be applicable on April 17.
The new rates will be reflected in withholding and
contribution adjustments for most employees,
whether or not they make enrollment changes during
the open season. Plan benefits have not changed.
Nominations are invited for the in-house, Refresher
Typing Course to be instructed by Mrs. Margie Ruth
Lee of the Central Services Division. The course will
be given from April 24 through May 5, Monday
through Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.
Enrollment will be limited to 15 staff members
who have previously passed the LC typing test but
whose typing skills, for various reasons, may not have
been utilized for a time, resulting in a need for typing
improvement. It is hoped that during this 15-hour
course, participants will increase their speed by an
average of 10 words per minute, and significantly
improve their accuracy rate.
Nominations should be submitted on Form LW
3/61b, through divisions and departments, in time to
reach the Training Office by the nomination deadline
of Monday, April 10.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Broscius are the parents of a
daughter, Karen Elaine, born on March 20 at the
Cafritz Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mrs.
Broscius is a Processing Unit Supervisor in the Shared
Mr. & Mrs. Richard LaRoche are the parents of a
daughter, Renei Katherine LaRoche, born on Febru-
ary 27 at Fairfax Hospital, in Fairfax, Va. Mr. La-
Roche is a Librarian in the State Documents Section
of the Exchange and Gift Division.
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Stewart are the parents of a son,
Rulian Jamek Stewart, born on March 2 at Columbia
Hospital in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Stewart is the
Secretary to the Chief of the Exchange and Gift Divi-
ISO HOLDS AUTOMATION SEMINAR
The Information Systems Office sponsored an
Automation Seminar on March 7 on programming
concepts -conducted by Harlan D. Mills, Manager of
Programming Studies, IBM Corp. Mr. Mills gave a pre-
sentation of basic hypotheses of structured pro-
gramming and their implementation in the Chief
Programmer Team approach being used at IBM. He
also described the unprecedented results from some
initial applications of these concepts.
"72 SERIES" CARD NUMBERS
The "7 series" card numbers, a distinguishing fea-
ture of which was the use of the second numeral in
the card number as a "check digit," are being re-
placed by a "72 series" which will eliminate the use
of the "check digit" and which represents a return to
the system where the first two numerals of the card
number correspond to the last two numerals of the
calendar year in which the card number was issued.
This change will have virtually no effect on most
libraries ordering LC printed catalog cards, for to the
human eye, card numbers being assigned in the new
"72 series" will look the same, that is, they will con-
sist of "72" followed by a dash and a serial number
consisting of up to six digits.
Previously used "7 series" card numbers which
incorporated the numbers "2," "3," "4," and so
forth as a "check digit" will remain valid and will not
be duplicated by numbers assigned in 1972, 1973,
1974 and so forth. Cataloging Service Bulletin 102,
January 1972, provides more detailed information on
the "72 series." Additional copies of Bulletin 102
may be obtained free of charge from the Card Divi-
LC Information Bulletin
sion. Library of Congress. Building 159, Navy Yard
Annex. Washington. D.C. 20541.
NEW REFERENCE BOOKS
A recent Soviet sociological treatise with a substan-
tial bibliography that is likely to be of interest to
American scholars is Biud:her Vremeni Gorodskogo
.Vaselenia [The Time Budget of the Urban Popula-
tion] (Moscow, Siatistika. 1971. 247 p. HN29.B5).
This volume surveys the results of investigations made
in Soviet Union of the patterns of use of personal
time. This comprises all those divisions of the individ-
ual's day into lime for sleep, work, recreation, house-
hold duties, and the like, with the variations which
are to be found among age, sex, or occupational
groupings. Such information allows the reader to
arrive at a more complete view of the character of life
in Soviet urban areas than is to be found in much of
the other literature on the subject. A concise bibliog-
raphy (pp. 232-246) offers a guide to Soviet publica-
tions in the field and to works which have been
published in the East European countries. There are
many statistical tables which show, for example,
something of the problems in the use of time experi-
enced by working wives who must also maintain a
household and care for children. A copy of this
volume is available from the general collections.
[Robert V Allen]
The Dag Hammarskjold Library of the United
Nations has initiated a new reference aid series con-
sisting of selective bibliographies confined to mate-
rials available at the U.N. Library. The first four of
these duplicated listings are No. 1: Environmental
Law: A Partial List of National and International
Legislation August 10, 1971. 14 p.); No. 2: Organ
Transplantation: A Partial List of National Legisla-
tion (August 12, 1971. 7 p.); No. 3. The Diplomatic
S Recognition of China September 30, 1971.9 p.); and
No. 4: The Diplomatic Recognition of the Divided
Countries (October 20, 1971. 19 p.). These lists are
prepared pnmarily for U.N. use and are not available
for outside distribution. They may be consulted.
however, in the Union Catalog and International
Organizations Reference Section, MB-144.
[Robert W Schaaf]
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Livrara Portugal Marks 30th Anniversary
The Livraria Portugal. booksellers of Lisbon,
Portugal, has celebrated the 30th anniversary of its
founding. The anniversary has been marked by a
series of special events and observances, including
publication of a special anniversary booklet, an exhi-
bition in honor of novelist Jose Maria Ferreira de
Castro. the striking of a medal citing the bookstore
and bearing an insignia of an open book, and the
issuance of a two-volume collection of the signed arti-
cles of Dr. Jose Pedro Machado, well-known Portu-
guese scholar who has collaborated in the editing of
the Boletim Bibliografico, a publication of Livraria
The bookstore opened to the public on May 4,
1941 at its present location, no. 70, Rua do Carmo.
Today the firm has departments featuring trade
books, children's books, and textbooks for all teach-
ing levels. The store has recently added an antiquarian
section, featuring deluxe and illustrated editions of
works on heraldry, arms and weapons, clocks and
watches, jewelry, gems, and shells. The store fre-
quently puts up special exhibits and window displays
honoring various authors. On many occasions,
authors have come to the store to autograph their
books, and, in some instances, to read their works.
The firm's Boletim Bibliografico reaches a public
scattered over Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and
Oceania; it lists the firm's Portuguese and foreign
wares and serves as a current national bibliography.
Bicentennial Report to Congress Now Available
The 1971 American Revolution Bicentennial Com-
mission Report to Congress is now available from
Commission Headquarters, 736 Jackson PI., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. It highlights Commission activities
during the past year and gives a capsule description of
Bicentennial program planning in the various States
and by Federal agencies and private organizations.
The report also contains information on the
planned 1976 international exposition, a description
of the official ARBC symbol, and an explanation of
the criteria for Commission endorsement of Bicen-
tennial programs. Appended to the report are lists of
members of various ARBC panels-Philatelic Advisory
Panel, and Coins and Medals Advisory Panel-and list
of State Bicentennial Commissions or contacts.
Programs for Blind Readers Suggested for IBY
A list of activities to aid blind readers throughout
the world in conjunction with International Book
Year has been proposed to Unesco by Charles Hedk-
vist. President of the World Council for the Welfare of
the Blind. Mr. Hedkvist's suggestions are reprinted in
March 31, 1972
the February issue of International Book Year, a
newsletter published by Unesco.
The activities which are suggested include a study
of problems connected with copyright laws concern-
ing books for the blind; the application of inter-
national recommendations and agreements concern-
ing shipment of literature for the blind; reduction in
cost of books for the blind: publication of a new
edition of World Braille Usage, originally published
by Unesco in 1953; book weeks and other national
events to focus public attention to book problems;
and an arrangement to use Unesco gift coupons to
purchase braille duplicating equipment.
Folger's "Romeo and Juliet" Opens April 6
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet will open on the
Elizabethan stage of the Folger Shakespeare Library
on April 6 and will run through April 30. Two pre-
view performances will be held on April 4 and 5.
The production by the Folger Theater Group will
be set in a late 19th-century European traveling cir-
cus. According to the play's director, Munson Hicks,
the circus world has the same kind of emotionally-
charged atmosphere that Shakespeare saw in his
original setting, the Italian Renaissance town of
Tickets for the production are available by mail or
by phone from Folger Theatre Group, 201 E. Capitol
St., S.E., Washington, D.C. 20003 or 546-4986.
Roundup of Library Activities
The American Library Association will sponsor a
Telecommunications Seminar on April 6-7 at the
Statler-Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics will
include transfer of bibliographic and numeric data,
images, and sound. Registration is $60 for ALA
members, $70 for non-members. For further informa-
tion contact Don S. Culbertson, Executive Secretary,
Information Science and Automation Division, ALA,
50 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.
The University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of
Library and Information Sciences will administer the
1972 Multi-National Librarian Project, a 15-week
cultural exchange program sponsored by the Depart-
ment of State. Ten career librarians from foreign
countries will participate in the program which runs
from April 6 through July 20.
The 4th National Meeting of the Information
Industry Association will be held on April 10-12 at
the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. Highlighted
will be the session, "On-Line Information Centers,"
featuring five leading exponents of interactive-on-line
information services. For more information, contact
Paul G. Zurkowski, IIA Executive Director, 1025
15th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20005.
The New England College Librarians, the New
England Technical Services Librarians, and the New
England Chapter of the American Society for Infor-
mation Science will co-sponsor a conference on the
Role and Function of the Library in an Era of
Expanding Educational Technology. The conference
will be held on May 5-6 in Amherst, Mass. For infor-
mation regarding accommodations, write to Mrs. Pat
Graves, University Library, University of Massachu-
setts, Amherst, Mass. 01002.
Robert Jordan, Director of the Media Services Divi-
sion at Federal City College, Washington, D.C., has
been appointed an operations expert for the John F.
Kennedy Library at Addas Ababa, Ethiopia. While he
is on leave of absence, Matthew Woods will serve as
the Acting Director of the Division.
Historians Honor James Masterson
Dr. James Masterson, Editor of Writings of Ameri-
can History for the past 20 years, was honored by his
colleagues at a luncheon held at the Cosmos Club on
Thursday, March 23. A unique project, Dr. Master-
son's bibliography has been produced under the
auspices of the National Archives, researched at the
Library of Congress, published by the Smithsonian
Institution as volume II of the Annual Report of the
American Historical Association, and printed by the
Government Printing Office. Dr. Robert K. Webb,
Managing Editor of the American Historical Review,
made the presentation of a calligraphic tribute, on
behalf of the American Historical Association Coun-
cil, to Dr. Masterson for his extraordinary dedication
and contribution to American scholarship.
Guests at the luncheon included Oliver Wendell
Holmes, Jr., former Executive Director of the
National Historical Publications Commission; Joyce
Eberly, Assistant Editor of the Writings of American
History for the past 12 years; Mrs. Elizabeth E.
Hamer, Assistant Librarian of Congress; Marvin W.
Kranz, Specialist in American History, General Refer-
ence and Bibliography Division; and Oliver H. Orr,
Jr., Manuscript Historian, Manuscript Division. Earlier
volumes of Writings were edited by Grace Gardner
Griffin of LC's Manuscript Division.
Abraham Kaminstein Tribute Appears in Journal
"A Tribute to Abraham L. Kaminstein," recently
retired Register of Copyrights, appeared in the
October 1971 issue of the Bulletin of the Copyright
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S,,ciet. of the U.S.A. The tribute includes laudatory
statements by Leonard Zissu. President of the Copy-
rght Society; L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Con-
gress; Senator John L. McClellan. Chairman of the
Subcommittee on Patents. Trademarks, and Copy-
rights of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary:
Congressman Robert W. Kastenmeier, Chairman of
the Copyright Subcommittee of the House Com-
mittee on the Judiciary. Eugene M. Braderman, then
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Commercial
Affairs and Business Activities; Professor Eugen
Uimer. Director of the Max Planck Institute for For-
eign and International Patent. Copyright, and
Competition Law, Munich: and George D. Cary.
Register of Copynghts. Appended to the issue is an
annotated bibliography of Mr. Kaminstein, compiled
by Benjamin W. Rudd. Attorney-Adviser-Librarian of
the Copynght Office.
Paul Howard and FLC Featured in Article
The November-December 1971 issue of Infnrma-
tion: News/Sources/PrNofiles contains a profile article
on Paul Howard. first Executive Secretary of the
Federal Library Committee (FLC). The story, written
by Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC Executive Secretary,
describes Mr. Howard as a man "who dedicated his
career to developing a viable organization," and traces
a brief history of the formation of FLC.
FID Publishes Scientific Information Text
An Introductory Course on Informatics/Docu-
mentation, a guide for a basic course in scientific
information work, has been published by the U.S.
National Committee for the International Federation
of Documentation (FID). Written by A. I. Mikhailov
and R. S. Giljarevskij. the book contains the texts for
a series of lectures, questions for self-checking, tests
or examinations, lists of references suggested for
further study, and curriculum and syllabus of the
lectures and practical lessons. The guide is intended
primarily for students of institutions of higher learn-
ing in countries lacking regular instruction in the
discipline; it can also be used for the initial training of
information officers in developing countries.
An Introductory Course (1971, 204 p., Sll) is
available from FID, 7 Hofweg, The Hague,
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