Published at intervals by the Florida Library Association
Vol. 4 MARCH, 1936 No. 1
FLORIDA LIBRARY ASSOCIATION OFFICERS 1935-1936
President, Carl Bohnenberger, Assistant Librarian, Public Library, Jacksonville
First Vice-President, Mary Bright, Librarian, Public Library, St. Petersburg
Second Vice-President, E. L. Robinson, Library Trustee, Tampa
Secretary, Charlotte A. Thompson, Librarian, University of Tampa
Treasurer, Verna B. Maxson, Reference Librarian, Rollins College, Winter Park
Also Editor this issue of the Bulletin. "
Od-. & Jacksonville, Florida
Program Florida Library Association
Jacksonville, March 26 and 27, 1936
FIRST GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, 9:30 A. M.
Welcome by Hon. John T. Alsop, Mayor of Jacksonville.
"Aids to the Bibliography of Florida History and Literature."
-Miss Henrie May Eddy.
"Librarian to the Tourist-a Special Florida Problem."-Miss Ella Webb.
"Banned Books-What Shall We Censor?"-Miss Olive Brumbaugh.
Announcements and Appointments,
SECOND GENERAL SESSION
Thursday, 2:30 P. M.
"Florida and Education"..........................Dr. John J. Tigert.
"Man's Place in Nature". ............................Thomas Elmore Buckman, M. D.
"The Publishers Look at Librarians".................Mr. Norman Berg.
."The Author Looks at Librarians"....................An Interview with Mary Chapmar
Thursday, 7:00 P. M., Carling Hotel
Carl Milam, Secretary of the American Library Association, Speaker.
THIRD GENERAL SESSION
Friday. 9:30 A. M.
"The State Survey-a Report and Analysis"-Helen Virginia Stelle.
Round Table Session: Complete Discussion of Local. Problems.
Report of Committees and Election of Officers.
FOURTH GENERAL SESSION
Friday, 2:00 P. M.
"Mark Twain"-Albert Bigelow Paine.
The Convention Closes: Looking Backward and Forward.
Who's Who on the Program:
Norman Berg-Southern manager for the trade division of Macmillan Company. Fot
many years connected with Macmillan Company in sales and executive capacities.
Olive Brumbaugh-Former librarian in Indiana. Came to Florida in 1924 to organ
Ize the Orlando Public Library, which is now one of the finest libraries in the South.
Past President of the F. L. A., and has held committee memberships in A. L. A., and
Other library activities.
Thomas Elwood Buchman, M. D.-b. Jacksonville, Fla. Public schools, Jacksonville
and Buffalo. B. A. Harvard College, M. A. Harvard Graduate College, M. D. Harvard
Medical; 1st Lieut. Medical Corps 1917-1918; Assistant in Medicine at Harvard; Assist-
ant in Pediatrics at Harvard, Instructor in Medicine at Harvard; Visiting Physician in
Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital; Director, Blood Research Laboratory, Boston City
Hospital. Member White House Conference on Child Health. Author of many articles
on physiology of the blood and other medical subjects.
Mary Chapman-b. Chattanooga, Tenn. Author with her husband, John Stanley
Chapman, under the name of Maristan Chapman. Author of "Happy Mountain," "Impe-
rial Brother," and many other works of wide popularity.
Henrie May Eddy-Reference Librarian, University of Florida. b. Denver, Colorado,
B. A. Colorado; M. S. Columbia, 1933. Circulation head, University of Tennessee Li-
brary; Reference head, University of Florida since 1927.
Carl H. Milam.-Secretary, American Library Association. b. Harper County, Kansas.
A. B. Oklahoma; certify. N. Y. S. 1908. Asst. University of Oklahoma Library, 1904-1907;
John Crerar Library, 1907. Dir. Birmingham, Alabama, Public Library, 1913-1919; A. L. A.
War Service, Washington, 1917-1920; Secretary of A. L. A. since 1920. Author of many
articles on library subjects published in America and abroad.
Albert Bigelow Paine-Author. b. New Bedford, Mass. Biographer and literary ex-
ecutor of Mark Twain. Author of many books for young and old readers. For some
years he was editor of the now famous St. Nicholas League Department. Decorated in
1928 by France with the Legion of Honor in recognition of his research on the life of
Joan of Arc. Member of the Pulitzer Committee on Fiction Awards. "Mark Twain's
Notebook" his latest work appeared in November, 1935. Member: Players (N. YJ)
John J. Tigert-President of the University of Florida. b. Knoxville, Tenn. Rhodes
scholar. Was U. S. Commissioner of Education 1921-1928. An active, vigorous thinker
and executive, he has built the University of Florida to a commanding place among
Southern State universities.
Helen Virginia Stelle-b. Alton, Illinois. Pratt Institute 1913; Reference Librarian,
Superior, Wisconsin, Public Library; 1914-1916; Dir. Tampa Public Library, since 1917;
Past President F. L. A. President Southeastern I4brary Association, 1936.
Alia Webb-Miss Webb has been librarian of the Flagler Memorial Library (Miami)
The State Library Survey
To Members of the Association:
The survey is the result of thd labors of Miss Helen Stelle and her loyal
staff at the Tampa Public Library. I cannot speak too highly of the gen-
erous sacrifices which Miss Stelle has made in time and energy. If she had
not been able to do so, I doubt if the work could have been accomplished.
SIn spite of an unusually busy year in Tampa, Miss Stelle has carried on
the good fight that we might have better knowledge of the library situation
in Florida. I can only express here my personal thanks to her, but I do
so knowing that every librarian in Florida joins me in this appreciation.
And the thanks of the Association goes also to each and every member of
the Tampa Public Library Staff who so willingly surrendered their time to
this important work.
President, Florida L;brary Association.
About the Round Table!
This is actually a real round-table though the tables used may be square. 'For
many years the Florida Library Association has endeavored to make its meetings of prac-
tical value to the every-day life of the librarians. Many attempts have been made to
devote a session to such vexatious problems-never with a compensating amount of suc-
This year it is hoped that a form of round-table can be devised which will prove
of useful value to the members. By stimulating topics and informal discussion we believe
that you will find the session a genuine help.
Please bring your problems, leave them at the hotel desk, and reclaim them the sec-
ond morning for exhibit at the round table! Which will follow immediately after the
State Library Survey Report by Miss Stelle.
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