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Vol. 31, No. 7
February 17, 1972
SPOFFORD PORTRAIT GIVEN TO LC
A handsome portrait of Ainsworth Rand Spofford,
Librarian of Congress from 1864 to 1897, was re-
cently donated to the Library. It originally belonged
to Mrs. Barbara Spofford Morgan of Norfolk, Conn.,
Spofford's granddaughter, who died on Apnl 1, 1971.
In 1970, Mrs. Morgan donated more than 200 items
to the Ainsworth Rand Spofford Papers in the Manu-
script Division (see LC Information Bulletin, April
20, 1970, pp. 422-3) and agreed that the portrait
should come to the Library after her death.
The Libranans's Reception Room (MB-108) was
selected as a particularly appropriate location for the
painting, which was executed by New York artist
Bayard H. Tyler (1855-1931).
FIRST BICENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM
SCHEDULED AT LIBRARY MAY 5-6
The first in a series of symposia on the American
Revolution, made possible by a grant from the Morris
and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation of Washington,
D.C., will be held at the Library May 5 and 6. The
two-day meeting in the Coolidge Auditorium will be
on the theme of "The Development of a Revolu-
Henry S. Commager, Professor of History at
Amherst College, will deliver the opening address on
Friday morning, May 5, on the topic, "The American
Revolution and the Enlightenment." The afternoon
session will hear Caroline Robbins, Professor of His-
tory at Bryn Mawr College, speak on "Revolution-
aries and Republicans in the Old World Before 1776,"
with comments by J. H. Plumb, Professor of Modern
English History, Christ's College, Cambridge. Eng-
land. The second speaker, Richard Bushman, Profes-
sor of History at Boston University, will talk on
"Corruption and Power in Provincial America." with
comments by Edmund S. Morgan, Sterling Professor
of History at Yale University.
On Saturday morning, May 6, Pauline Ma:.-r,
Assistant Professor of History at the University J:
Massachusetts, will speak on "The Development of a
Republican Ideology in America in the i760's and
1770's," and Jack P. Greene, Professor of History at
The Johns Hopkins University, will comment on her
paper. Mary Beth Norton, Assistant Professor of His-
tory at Cornell University, will present "The Loyalist
Critique of Republicanism." Esmond Wright, Drect
of the Institute for United States Studies, University
of London, has agreed to serve as commentator.
Part of a program of Bicentennial projects planned
by the Library of Congress, the symposium series is
being planned and coordinated by James Hutson and
other members of the Library's American Revolution
Bicentennial staff, with the advice of Richard B.
Morris, Gouverneur Morris Professor of History at
Columbia University, and other members of the
Library's advisory committee of distinguished histori-
ans. Professor Morris will chair this first symposium;
LC Information Bulletin
ICast Substitution Announced .
Class Numbers for Records .
I itPi Cited by Boy Scouts .
IDr. Sanchez-Belda Visits LC .
Ii 'I Bicentennial Symposium
Ieave Administration ..
I i lf l of Congress Publications
New Reference Books .
News in the Library World .
Spofford Portrait Given to LC .
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other members of the advisory committee taking part
are Professors Jack P. Greene and Edmund S. Morgan.
Persons wishing to attend the May meeting should
write for registration information to the American
Revolution Bicentennial Office, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540.
RAMPAL AND VEYRON-LACROIX
IN CONCERT OF CHAMBER MUSIC
On Friday evening, February 25, the Gertrude
Claike Whittall Foundation in the Library of Con-
icre: will sponsor a concert of chamber music for
iil.- and keyboard. The artists for this concert will
h, Jean-Pierre Rampal and Robert Veyron-Lacroix.
HItih artists have toured extensively as soloists and as
.1 ic.n, and have appeared at the Library several
tlines. heir program will include: Sonata in G minor
by Johann Sebastian Bach; Three Romances, Op. 94
by Robert Schumann; Duo for Flute and Piano by
Aaron Copland; Sonata in E minol, Op. 169 by Carl
Reincike; and Suite Paysanne hongroise by Bela Bar-
Tins concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in
lie Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. It will be
broadcast in its entirety by Station WGMS of
Washington, D.C., and tape recordings for delayed
broadcasts will be made available to stations in other
cities by the Katie and Walter Louchheim Fund in the
Library of Congress.
Tickets for this concert will be distributed by Pat-
rick Hayes, 1300 G St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m.,
Monday, February 21. 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.
CAST SUBSTITUTION ANNOUNCED
Chase Crosley will appear as Martha in perform-
ances of "Sally, George and Martha" to be given at
the Library of Congress on February 21 and 22. Miss
Crosley is replacing Gloria Maddox.
[This is the first article in a three-part series on the Li-
brary's leave regulations. Part I deals with the administration
of leave and annual and sick leave regulations; Part II will
treat leave without pay (LWOP) and absence without official
leave (AWOL); the concluding part will take up other forms
One area of Library policy and regulations that
affects almost every employee of the Library is leave.
The regulations, comprising some 50 pages in Section
2015 of the Library of Congress Regulations. seem to
provide for every situation and contingency necessi-
tating a person's absence from work. Going on vaca-
tion, visiting the dentist, having a baby, serving on a
jury, attending a professional meeting, getting caught
in a snow storm, and registering for the draft are all
provided for in the section of LCR's found under the
heading, "Leave Administration "
Authority for Leave Administration is contained in
"Annual and Sick Leave," Sections 6301-6324 of
Title 5 of the U.S. Code and in the "Uniform Annual
and Sick Leave Regulations" of the Civil Service
Commission. Within the framework of the law, how-
ever, there is some flexibility for the individual
agency. The law, for instance, allows an individual to
take advance annual leave, that is, annual leave which
he will earn during the leave year and which is cred-
ited to his leave account at the beginning of the year.
February 17, 1972
The Library of Congress policy also provides that an
employee may be granted advance annual leave that
is. leave he will earn during the current leave \ eai.
Two offices in the Libraly are most concerned with
the administration of leave. They are the Personnel
Operations Office, under the Director for Personnel.
and the Payroll Preparation Unit, which is part of the
Accounting Office, under the Financial Management
Office, the responsibility of the Assistant Director for
Management Services. The Financial Management
Office is given the responsibility for preparing, main-
taining, and submitting time and attendance reports.
Many other persons in the Library's various depart-
ments, divisions, and offices are also involved in
administering the Library's leave policy-time and
attendance clerks who must keep time and attend-
ance reports for every employee, designated super-
visors who approve leave requests and keep track of
the leave practices of the various employees under
them, and department directors and division chiefs
who must maintain overall supervision of the process
of administering leave policy.
The work of the Personnel Operations Office
includes administering leave regulations; issuing them
to the staff and answering questions regarding them,
and recommending changes in leave policy. The office
is also responsible for the general training of time and
attendance clerks in leave policy. Questions concern-
ing LC leave policy can range from the routine
inquiry about charging or crediting an employee with
leave to more difficult questions on military leave,
court leave, home leave for overseas employees, the
liquidation of advance annual leave, and so forth.
The Payroll Preparation Unit maintains the Li-
brary's time and attendance records. Staff members
of the unit are responsible for knowing the various
laws and regulations governing time and leave and for
the general training of time and attendance clerks in
time and attendance reports. When these reports are
in error or are late, the unit must follow up on the
problem to guarantee that accurate records will be
turned into them on every other Friday in order to
meet the deadlines that will assure every employee his
paycheck on payday. After preparing the payroll, the
unit notifies the Disbursing Office when an employee
has taken excess leave and certifies the leave record of
a person who separates from the Library.
Basic forms of leave covered in the Library's regula-
tions are annual, sick, maternity, military, court, and
administrative leave, leave without pay, and absence
without official leave. Each is covered by specific
regulations to guide the employee and supervisor in a
particular leave situation. The most common forms of
leave ire. of co'ise. annual and sick leave.
It is the Library's wish, according to LC'R 2015-21,
that every employee be able to take at least a two
weeks' vacation every year, provided he has sufficient
leave to his credit to do so. But wheilier an employee
wants two weeks off for a vacation or only a day off
to go Christmas shopping, the ftisi rule is that all
requests for annual leave, except in cases of emer-
gencies,. must be approved in advance b. the Jesig
Employees earn annual leave at the rate of four
hours per pay period (13 days a year) if they have
been in Government service for under three \ e. i. six
hours per pay period (20 days a year) for three to 15
years of service, and eight hours (26 da.' a year) for
over 15 years of service. An employee with a 30-day
ceiling may not carry more than 240 hours (30 d:ivs)
of annual leave over from one leave year to the next,
nor may he substitute annual leave for sick leave to
avoid losing the excess hours of leave, unless he still
owes a debt for advance sick leave taken.
If an employee overdraws his annual leave-which
might be the case if he had taken enough leave with-
out pay (LWOP) to lose some of his annual leave-
then at the end of the leave year, he may either be
allowed to carry over the charge against his next
year's leave or he may be required to refund his salary
to the Library for the period of excess leave.
Although a new employee earns annual leave during
the 90-day qualifying period, he may not be granted
annual leave until the end of the 90 days. Part-time
employees earn leave on a pro-rated basis. Ordinarily,
no employee earns leave for a fraction of a pay period
at the beginning or end of his Library service.
When an employee separates from the Library serv-
ice for one or more workdays, he receives a lump-sum
payment for the annual leave to his credit, unless he
is separated for reasons of disloyalty or for a violation
of the "no-strike affidavit." His lump-sum payment,
however, may not exceed the amount of accumulated
annual leave brought forward into the leave year in
which he is separated or resigns, or 30 days, which-
ever is greater. If he comes back to the Library after a
temporary separation, then he must refund to the
Library that portion of the money equivalent to his
unused annual leave. For example, an employee with
10 days of leave credit is separated and receives a
lump-sum pa) ment for his leave; after five days, he
returns to work at the Library. He must then return
LC Information Bulletin
Have you ever wondered who makes it possible for all Library employees to be paid every other Tuesday, without fail and
without error, come rain or snow or a Monday holiday? The answer to this question-the staff members of the Payroll Preparation
Unit: (from left to right) Mrs. Edith V. Barker, Supervisor, Mrs. Karen L. Berube, Assistant Supervisor, Mrs. Nadine D. Shank,
Elaine Robinson, Mrs. Mary D. Bolton, Mrs. Kathleen R. Lewis, and (seated) Mrs. Thelma L. Kehler. The unit prepares the
Library's biweekly payroll for nearly 4,000 workers and maintains each employee's leave record. They code for computer
printout each statistic regarding withholding, allotments, deductions, and leave earned and used. This information appears on the
Statement of Earnings and Leave that accompanies the employee's paycheck. The computer printout is then checked for
accuracy. The filing console in the background houses every employee's leave record.
to the Library the portion of the lump sum for the
second five days of leave; the unused days of leave
are recredited to his leave record and may be used
during the 90-day qualifying period which he must
serve again for the purpose of earning leave.
If an employee leaves Library service to go to work
for another Government agency, without a break in
service of one workday or more, he may transfer his
leave credits to that agency.
An employee who leaves Library service with a
debt of unearned annual leave on his record must pay
back the Library for the excess leave taken. This does
not apply, however, in case of death, disability which
prevents the employee from returning to duty or con-
tinuing in the service and which is supported by an
acceptable medical certificate, or retirement for dis-
Library employees earn four hours of sick leave per
pay period (or 13 days per year) and there is no
ceiling on the amount of sick leave an employee may
accumulate. Sick leave is also transferable from one
Government job to another, even when there is a
break in service, providing that break does not exceed
three years. The 90-day qualifying period does not
apply to the use of sick leave.
An employee may use his sick leave under a variety
of circumstances. An illness which incapacitates him
for work, a contagious disease which might endanger
February 17, 1972
the health of his colleagues, an injury, a pregnancy, or
a medical, dental, or optical examination or treat-
ment will qualify an employee for sick leave. If an
employee has to care for a member of his immediate
family who has a contagious disease, then he may use
his sick leave.
A staff member requesting sick leave must notify
his supervisor as soon as possible of his illness and
when he expects to return to work. In the case of a
doctor's appointment for a physical examination,
then the employee should notify his supervisor in
advance. Under certain circumstances, the employee
must provide a medical certificate to be granted sick
leave. If his illness lasts longer than three workdays,
then he must provide his supervisor with a statement
from his doctor; if he did not consult a doctor, then
he has to provide a statement signed by him explain-
ing why, and it is up to the division chief to deter-
mine whether this statement justifies giving the
employee sick leave. Cases of absence because of a
contagious disease must be accompanied by a state-
ment from the local health authorities giving the
period of isolation or quarantine. And, in special
instances, staff members may be required to provide
medical certificates for absences of three days or less.
What happens if a staff member becomes sick when
he is on vacation? When the illness is reported to his
supervisor, then his annual leave is converted to sick
leave for the days he was sick. If the illness lasted for
more than three workdays, he must also provide a
doctor's or his own statement certifying the illness.
Any medical examinations conducted while on
annual leave that required less than one day, however,
may not be converted to sick leave.
If an employee suffers a serious disability or
ailment-meaning generally one lasting for five or
more consecutive workdays-and he exhausts his sick
leave, then he may be granted up to 30 days of
advance sick leave beyond what he has earned.
Advance sick leave is not granted, however, in mater-
nity cases or for staff members who must care for a
member of the family with a contagious disease. Nor
is it granted to employees who are expected to retire,
be separated, or resign, or whose leave records do not
appear to justify such approval. Additional conditions
governing the granting of advance sick leave are that
the employee have an amount in his retirement fund
sufficient to cover the period of advance sick leave
and that it is reasonably expected that the employee
will return to duty. All requests for advance sick
leave, which must be accompanied by a medical certi-
ficate, are submitted on a Library form (L/W 3/71)
and must be recommended by the division chief and
approved by the Employee Relations Officei.
Next week's installment of "Leave Administration"
will take up two forms of leave-leave without pay
(LWOP) and absence without official leave (AWOL)-
that are often confusing to supervisor and employee
alike. The article will also look into the problem of
tardiness and leave.
DR. SANCHEZ-BELDA VISITS LC
Luis Sanchez-Belda, Director of National Libraries
and Archives of Spain, visited the Library of Congress
on February 8. Since his previous visit in 1969, Dr.
Sanchez-Belda has cooperated with representatives of
the Library in a wide range of projects, and he had
many old friends to see.
One of the principal reasons for his current visit,
however, was to visit the Science and Technology
Division where Marvin McFarland, Chief, and James
Trew, Assistant Chief, showed him the Division and
discussed with him problems and developments in the
storage and retrieval of scientific and technical infor-
His other main interest was in the Processing
Department. As Dr. Sanchez-Belda was instrumental
in the establishment of the Shared Cataloging Office
for Spanish materials in Barcelona last year, he was
warmly welcomed by William J. Welsh, Director of
the Processing Department, and by Edmond Apple-
baum, Assistant Director for Overseas Operations. He
also talked with Mrs. Nathalie Delougaz, Chief of the
Shared Cataloging Division, and with many other
members of the Department staff.
L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, was
host to Dr. Sanchez-Belda at a luncheon in the Whit-
tall Pavilion with other staff members who knew or
had worked with the guest. Peter Jacoby of the
Department of State, who had served as Dr. Sanchez-
Belda's interpreter during the morning, was also a
guest at the luncheon. The interpreter for the after-
noon was Peter de la Garza, Assistant to the Chief of
the Overseas Operations Division.
Dr. Sanchez-Belda's current visit to the United
States is sponsored by the National Science Foun-
dation under the U.S.-Spain Cooperative Science Pro-
gram of which Duncan Clement is Manager.
DBPH CITED BY BOY SCOUTS
A citation from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
LC Information Bulletin
has been given to the Library of Congress in recog-
nition of the materials made available for young men
in scouting who are visually and physically handi-
Given in connection with the Boy Scouts' 62nd
anniversary celebration, the citation was accepted by
Robert S. Bray, Chief of DBPH, on Tuesday, Febru-
ary 8. The presentation was made by two of the
BSA's 1972 national youth representatives, David
Barrus and Edwin R. Yarbrough.
The citation expressed appreciation for "the
cooperation extended by the Library of Congress
through its Division for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped. Of particular note is the assistance and
guidance freely given on all occasions by Mr. Robert
S. Bray and Mr. Alfred D. Hagle. Scouting for the
handicapped has been given great impetus with the
special literature made possible in their Division. The
records, cassettes, braille, and large print editions are
invaluable aids in making the Scout program happen
in the lives of boys."
Boys' Life monthly magazine in braille and the Boy
Scout Handbook-on records, in braille, and in large
print-are among the scouting literature made avail-
able through the Division.
CLASS NUMBERS FOR RECORDS
Classification numbers are now being given on Li-
brary of Congress printed cards for phonorecords.
The numbers are printed in the lower left corner of
the card within brackets, and include a topical sub-
division where required, but no further cuttering.
Although the numbers will not be used at the Library
of Congress because recordings are presently being
shelved by manufacturer's name and catalog number,
they will aid libraries who use LC classification for
There is a difference between those bracketed num-
bers printed on cards for music and those printed on
cards for phonorecords. The former are supple-
mentary numbers intended for use in a classed cata-
log; the latter are intended for use as shelving
numbers. Only one number will be printed for any
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATIONS
Accessions List: India. Vol. 10, No. 12, pt. 1.
December 1971. (pp. 687-770.) Continuing sub-
scriptions free to libraries upon request to the Field
Director, Library of Congress, American Libraries
Book Procurement Center, American Embassy, New
Accessions List: Middle East. Vol. 9, No. 12.
December 1971. (pp. 397-414.) Continuing sub-
scriptions free to libraries upon request to Acting
Field Director, Library of Congress Office, U.S.
Interests Section, Spanish Embassy, Cairo, Arab
Republic of Egypt.
Arms Control & Disarmament: A Quarterly Bibliog-
raphy with Abstracts and Annotations. Vol. 8, No. 1,
Winter 1971-72. (v, 125 p.) For sale by the Super-
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing
Office, Washington, D.C. 20402, at 75 cents this issue
or $2.50 a year, domestic, and $3.25 a year, foreign.
The Processing Department of the Library of Con-
gress has issued, for distribution to LC staff and parti-
cipating publishers, a Cataloging in Publication
Progress Report July-December 1971 (No. 1, Janu-
ary 1972). The report includes lists of the publishers
actively participating in the program and those who
have indicated a wish to join in 1972.
The Department also has available for distribution
to publishers and interested librarians a limited num-
ber of copies of reprints of Verner W. Clapp's article,
"The Greatest Invention Since the Title-Page? Auto-
bibliography from Incipit to Cataloging-in-
Publication," which appeared in the December issue
of the Wilson Library Bulletin. Requests should be
addressed to Glen A. Zimmerman,- Descriptive Cata-
loging Division, Library of Congress, Washington,
Dewey Decimal Classification, 18th edition, which
was edited by the Library of Congress's Decimal
Classification Division under a contract with Forest
Press, Inc., the proprietor, has just appeared in a
handsome set of three blue-bound volumes totaling
As compared with its predecessors, this new edition
has a greatly expanded relative index which is more
closely coordinated with the schedules, and contains
more notes, definitions, and instructions to increase
ease of use. There are 18,980 entries in the schedules
and 7,161 in the auxiliary tables; schedules for law
and mathematics have been completely revised, and
there are numerous expansions, and five new auxil-
Other new features are the replacement of all the
former instructions to "divide like" by simple-to-use
instructions specifying exactly what digits should be
added to what base numbers; an indication of all
February 17, 1972
numbers from the immediately preceding edition
vacated because their content has been moved back
to more general numbers; the inclusion of 396 reloca-
tions, less than half as many as in Edition 17 (which
itself had half as many as Edition 16); a continuation
of the process of reducing the Western emphasis; a
change in the area notation to recognize that Indo-
nesia and the Philippines are part of Asia rather than
part of Oceania; and provision for classifying any sub-
ject in extraterrestrial worlds, for example, rocks on
the moon, and later, if needed, social conditions in
the planetary system of Arcturus!
The new edition is sold by Forest Press, Inc., 85
Watervliet Ave., Albany, N.Y. 12206, for $45 plus
postage, and it is expected that purchasers will be
entitled to receive a free bulletin, issued occasionally,
which will record corrections, changes, and new num-
The Gutenberg Bible. Rev. ed. 1971. (4 p.) A folder
describing the history of the production of the
Gutenberg Bible and reproducing two pages of the
text. Free upon request to the Library of Congress,
Publications Distribution Unit, Central Services Divi-
sion, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The Library of Congress: A Sesquicentenary
Review by Dan Lacy, Deputy Chief Assistant
Librarian, Washington, D.C., 1970. Reprinted from
The Library Quarterly, July and October 1950 (Vol.
20, Nos. 3 and 4, pp. 157-179 and 235-258). The
reprint is free upon request to the Library of Con-
gress, Publications Distribution Unit, Central Services
This article, reprinted in 1950 during the sesqui-
centennial of the Library of Congress, presents a
detailed account of the growth of the Library and
provides a background to the Library's development
in the last two decades.
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
November 1971, (xx, 888 p.) and December 1971
(xx, 700 p.) Compiled by the Library of Congress
with the cooperation of the Resources Committee of
the Resources and Technical Services Division, Ameri-
can Library Association. For sale by the Card Divi-
sion, Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard
Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541.
New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
January 1972. (35 p.) Prepared under the sponsorship
of the Joint Committee on the Union List of Serials
and published monthly by the Library of Congress.
For sale by the Card Division.
New Serial Titles A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication after December 31, 1949.
January 1972. (xii, 30 p.) Prepared under the spon-
sorship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials Supplement to the Union List of Serials, 3rd
Edition. For sale by the Card Division.
Press Releases: No. 72-10 (February 3) Harold Spivacke
retires as Chief of the Music Division of Library of
Congress; No. 72-11 (February 7) Librarian of Congress
appoints Misch Kohn to Pennell Collection recommending
committee; No. 72-12 (February 7) Two performances of
"Sally, George and Martha" to be given at the Library of
Congress, February 21 and 22; No. 72-13 (February 8)
Library of Congress announces publication of Lincoln's
Gettysburg Address in 29 languages.
Sergius Yakobson Honored
The accomplishments of Sergius Yakobson, the
Library's Honorary Consultant in Slavic Studies, who
retired last May as Chief of the Slavic and Central
European Division and as Senior Specialist in Russian
Affairs in CRS, have been recorded in two recent
publications. A note in the June 1971 issue of East
European Quarterly (Vol. 5, No. 2, p. 133) praises
Mr. Yakobson for his contribution to "broadening
the horizons of scholarship in the Slavic and East
European field through expansion of the holdings of
the Library of Congress and through the establish-
ment of valid exchange programs with the countries
of Eastern Europe .... "
"A Tribute to Sergius Yakobson, Honorary Chair-
man" appears in the Proceedings of a symposium
sponsored last year by the Washington chapter of the
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic
Studies and by the Institute of Sino-Soviet Studies of
George Washington University. Mr. Yakobson, who
was Honorary Chairman of the symposium, is cited
for "his long and distinguished career... in the field
of Slavic studies .... "
Waters Named Acting Chief
Edward N. Waters has been designated Acting Chief
of the Library's Music Division.
Appointments: Carol Barsky, editorial clerk, GS-4, CRS A,
PA2493; Robert E. Bolden, clerk-typist, GS-2, Cat Publ,
OP500-10; Linda K. Bolek, correspondence clerk, GS-3, Cop
LC Information Bulletin
Exam, OP200-2; Betty A. Brockman, clerk typist, GS-2, Cat
Publ, OP500-10; Benjamin F. Carter, mail clerk, GS-3, Ord,
PA2465; David E. Dance, bindery helper, WP-8, Restor, NP;
David G. Eastbridge, cataloger, GS-7, Cop Cat, PA2470;
Thomas E. Fahey, library aid, GS-3, Ser, PA2485; Robert C.
Gaddis, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, OP100-6; Mia F. Greene, clerk-
typist, GS-4, FRD, PA2369; Brenda L. Helms, clerk-typist,
GS-2, Cop Serv, OP200-1; George N. Howlett, library aid,
GS-3, Loan, OP600-7; Lester L. Ledbetter, clerk, GS-4, Cop
Cat, PA2480; Thomas N. Lyons, legal assistant, GS-7, CRS A,
PA2323; Katherine R. Montgomery, education analyst, GS-7,
CRS ED, PA2446; Elouise B. Rhone, clerk-typist, GS-4,
Card, PA2273; Josephine P. Sanders, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs,
OP100-1; Charlie Tolbert, Jr., janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, OP100-6;
Paul R. Walsh, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv, OP200-9; Ronald
M. Williams, library aid, GS-3, Ser, PA2485; Jesse H. Wilson,
library technician, GS-4, Ser, PA2473.
Temporary Appointments: Laura A. Christian, clerk-typist,
GS-, FRD, PA2369; Cynthia E. Hawkins, inquiries recorder,
GS-7, CRS, PA2488; Louisiana S. Jones, clerk-typist, GS-3,
E&G, NP; Blanchard Randall, library aid, GS-3, CRS L,
PA2520; Helen Reid, technical information specialist, GS-5,
CRS C, PA2490.
Reappointments: Pablo A. Calvan, librarian, GS-7, S&R,
PA2460; Harold Moore, library aid, GS-3, CRS L, PA2520;
Andrew R. Porvaznik, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs, OP100-6; Gre-
gory D. Robinson, production assistant-arranger, GS-3, Cat
Promotions: Joseph Brooks, Jr., CS, to motor vehicle
operator, WS-2, Bldgs, PB2477; James E. Colbert, Jr., CRS L,
to peripheral equipment operator, GS-4, CRS A, PA2491;
Albert Cherry, to supervisory library technician, Card, GS-9,
PC2437; Marianne M. Dubuque, to librarian, GS-7, Subj Cat,
PA2387; Patricia A. Leiner, to secretary to the executive
officer, GS-7, CRS, PC2463; Isabelle E. Malloy to library
technician, GS-4, CRS C, PA2498; Linda Martin, CRS F, to
technical information specialist, GS-5, CRS C, PA2490;
Bonny L. Specker to publication clerk, GS-3, Cop Cat,
PA2480; Haskell L. Washington, Jr., to laborer foreman,
WS-4, Bldgs, PB2478.
Transfers: Willie L. Swain, Ord, to deck attendant
(trainee), GS-3, Ser, PA2485.
Resignations: Henrietta J. Boyd, ISO; Nancy S. Butts,
FRD; Laura R. Clemons, Cop Cat; Diane E. Dixson, Ord;
Michael D. Hardy, Cop Serv; Richard E. Jackson, FMO; Anita
L. Koczan, Desc Cat; Paul E. Martin, S&R; John F. Merchant,
Cat Publ; Roy Key Powell, Cop Serv; Catherine S. Thomp-
son, Bldgs; Viveca Yoshikawa, Share Cat.
Mrs. Henriette D. Avram, Chief of the Library's
MARC Development Office, is the subject of an
article in the Fall 1971 issue of Library Resources
and Technical Services (Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 525-531).
The article, written by Josephine S. Pulsifer of Becker
and Hayes, Inc., Bethesda, Md., recounts Mrs.
Avram's accomplishments at LC, and is concluded by
a bibliography of the numerous articles she has con-
tributed since 1965 to various periodical publications.
A photograph showing Mrs. Avram at ceremonies
last year at which she received the Margaret Mann
Citation in Cataloging and Classification accompanies
Roy P. Basler, Chief of the Manuscript Division, has
contributed an essay entitled "The Poet as
Composer-Lee Anderson" to the current issue of
The Sewanee Review, January-March, pp. 151-167.
Elden E. Billings, Analyst in the Economics Divi-
sion, Congressional Research Service, has received the
1971 Lincoln Award of the Year, presented by the
Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia for out-
standing interest, research, and scholarship of Abra-
Mr. Billings received the award at the group's
annual banquet on February 10.
Mrs. Eilene Galloway, Senior Specialist in Interna-
tional Relations, Foreign Affairs Division, Congres-
sional Research Service, presented a paper on "The
Role of the United Nations in Earth Resources Satel-
lites" at the regional meeting of the American Society
of International Law on "Earth Resource Satellites in
International Law" held at the University of Santa
Clara, Santa Clara, Calif., on February 4-5.
Tao-tai Hsia, Chief of the Far Eastern Law Division,
addressed a group of students and faculty members at
Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Ill., on
January 31. His topic dealt with the laws of the
People's Republic of China of interest to visiting
Yash Pal Mahajan, Bibliography and Printing
Specialist, Library of Congress Office, New Delhi, has
compiled a comprehensive bibliography entitled
Hindi Sahitya: Alochana Granth-Suchi. 1947-1971
(Hindi Literature: Books on Hindi Literary Criticism
and Linguistics), listing 6,000 titles published in
Hindi. Published by Bharatiya Granth Niketan, Delhi,
the volume was released December 2 by Sarojini
Mahishi, Union Minister of State for Tourism and
Civil Aviation, at a tea attended by a large gathering
of librarians, writers, critics, publishers, and journal-
ists. It will be available to readers through the South-
ern Asia Section of the Library's Orientalia Division
as soon as processing has been completed.
Mr. Mahajan, in collaboration with his wife, com-
February% 17, 1972
piled in 1965 another bibliogl.lph entitled riihaJ
HinIdi Giranr/I Suchi (Hindi BHooks in li ) with a
supplement published in 1a)7, both of winch are in
the Library's collections.
Linda Solow of the Music Se-.'lii, Descriptive
Cataloging Division, delivered a paper on the value of
practical experience in education for librarinship at
the open meeting of the Committee on Professional
Education of the Music Library Association at the
Winter Meeling in Tucson. Ari7.. February 2-5.
Two Science and Technology Division staff mem-
bers spoke to separate audiences in the Washington.
D.C.. area recently. Constance Carter, Head of the
Reference Section, was the luncheon speaker at the
Washington Chapter of the American Marketing
Association's meeting on February 8 at the Army-
Navy Club. Miss Carter described the reference and
referral services provided by the Library to the scien-
tiic and industrial community. The Washington
Chapter, called the Government Marketing Division.
consists of some 400 members from major U.S. indus-
trial firms having Washington representation.
Donald Wright, Technical Information Specialist in
the Resources Analysis Section, described the func-
tions of the Science and Technology Division's Na-
tional Referral Center (NRC) to a workshop
sponsored jointly by the District of Columbia govein-
ment and the Environmental Protection Agency. The
purpose of the workshop, held at the Environmental
Protection Agency headquarters on January 15, was
to draft a proposal, to be presented to the Office of
Education, for the development of an environmental
education program in the District of Columbia. Mr.
Wright also distributed NRC information kits to -the
chairmen of the eight committees into which the
workshop was later divided and to the workshop
organizers. Much of the discussion of the Federal
Organizations Committee was devoted to a report
that Mr. Wright took with him to the meeting. Titled
A Study of Environmental Quality Information Pro-
grams in the Federal Government, the report was pre-
pared in May 1971 for the Office of Science and
Technology, Executive Office of the President, by an
interagency committee (the so-called SEQUIP Com-
mittee) in which the Science and Technology Division
Mrs. Marjorie R. Kulisheck, Assistant Classification
Officer, will discuss the position classification process
at a meeting of the LC Professional Association at noon
on Thursday, February 24, in the Whittall Pavilion.
The annual meeting of the Library of Congress
Federal Credit Union will be held in the Coolidge
Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. on I hutl d.i), February 24.
Credit Union members wshing to attend this meeting
are allowed one hour of official leave. Members in
attendance will be presented with a gift and will be
eligible for door prizes.
Staff members interested in forming a "Great
Decisions" discussion group on Capitol Hill are
invited to call Mrs. Edna Wolfe at the Supreme Court,
393-1640, ext. 325. "Great Decisions" discussion
groups, part of a nationwide program, are annual
stud -discussion programs on key foreign policy
Mary Johnson and Perry Wright were married on
Saturday, January 22. Mrs. Wright is a Keyboarder in
the MARC Editorial Office and Mr. Wright is a
pathologist with the Veterans' Hospital in Baltimore.
They are living in Baltimore.
NEW REFERENCE BOOKS
The publication of the fourth and final volume of
Biographical Dictionary of Republican China
(Columbia University Press, 1967-71 DS778.AI.B5)
brings to a conclusion a 16-year project which will be
of great benefit to students of modern Chinese
affairs. This exceedingly valuable work was edited by
Howard L. Boorman and Richard C. Howard, who
were assisted by 15 staff members serving for varying
lengths of time during these years, and by some 85
contributors, each of whom prepared one or more
biographical accounts. The dictionary includes
approximately 600 biographical accounts of persons
who achieved prominence in the Republican period,
from 1911 to 1949. The entire project, which was
made possible by a series of Ford Foundation grants,
was conducted under the auspices of the School of
International Affairs, Columbia University. In his
preface, Mr. Boorman expresses his appreciation of
and admiration for a work which in many respects
served as a model-Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing
Period, edited by Arthur W. Hummel and published
by the Library of Congress in 1943-44.
The Library has also recently received the Bio-
graphic Dictionary of Chinese Communism,
1921-1965, compiled by Donald W. Klein and Anne
B. Clark (2 vols., Harvard University Press, 1971
DS778.A1.K55 1971). This work, another major con-
tribution to knowledge of modern China, "contains
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433 biographies of men and women who contributed
to the Chinese Communist movement from the estab-
lishment of the Chinese Communist Party in 1921 to
1965," followed by 96 appendixes "to lead the
reader to key events and organizations in the Party's
history and to bring together information about
various groups of men and their activities." In addi-
tion to the persons who are subjects of individual
biographies, information on some 700 persons is
included in the text, and another 450 persons in the
appendixes. An extensive introduction explains,
among other matters, the selection of entries, the for-
mat of a typical biography, and the reasons for the
stress laid on the organizational ties of the individuals
included. Much of the information in these volumes
was assembled in Hong Kong, where Mr. Klein made
extensive use of the resources of the Union Research
Institute and the public files of biographical informa-
tion assembled by the American Consulate-General.
Complete sets of both of the biographical diction-
aries are available in the Chinese and Korean Section
of the Orientalia Division. [Edwin G. Beal]
NEWS IN THE LIBRARY WORLD
Taiwan Library Starts Cataloging in Source Plan
The October 1971 issue of the Newsletter of the
National Central Library, Taipei, Taiwan, announced
the start of a Cataloging in Source project. The pro-
ject began on September 1, 1971, with four publish-
ers: National Institute for Compilation and
Translation, Collectanea Sinica Committee Series,
Cheng Chung Book Company, and Commercial Press,
According to the plan, each cooperating publisher
will submit books to the Library just before publica-
tion, the books will be cataloged within 24 to 48
hours, and the catalog card will be printed in the back
of each book. Advantages to the project include
standardized cataloging, better bibliographical con-
trol, and saving other libraries time and work.
The tentative arrangement will be expanded and
placed on a permanent basis if it proves successful.
National Microfilm Association Midwinter Meeting
The National Microfilm Association held its Mid-
winter Meeting on January 26-28 in San Diego, Calif.
The meeting was devoted to the needs of the 250
advanced practitioners in the field present through
discussions on micropublishing, systems analysis, and
computer output microfilming.
Statements on the broadening goals of the National
Microfilm Association were made by John R.
Robertson, President of NMA, particularly in the
areas of job certification and establishment of an
educational program to include seminars and adult
education. The Midwinter Meeting also included a
forum for an overview of the Association by key
members of the NMA staff.
Following an NMA luncheon on January 27,
awards were presented to members of the Standards
Committee on Inspection and Quality Control whose
draft industry standard had been submitted for
approval to the NMA Standards Board. The industry
standard will be published by the National Microfilm
association in its regular series, and will be available
from the Association in the near future.
[Charles G. LaHood]
New Technology Newsletter Published
Advanced Technology/Libraries, a new newsletter
publication, which originated as a publication spon-
sored by the U. S. Army under its Advanced Tech-
nical Library Improvement Program and which is
intended to "help librarians bridge the gap to
advanced technology," has been announced by
Becker and Hayes, Inc. The first-year objective, as
stated in Vol. 1, No. 1, dated January 1972, is to
present a "tool-kit of the new information centered
technologies." The first issue deals with the use of
systems planning as a library tool to enable evaluation
of existing and potential library systems.
Subsequent issues for 1972 reportedly will cover
such topics as CATV and video recording, computer
output microfilm, mini-computers, telephone com-
munication services, as well as facsimile transmission,
printing and text composition, and graphic display
terminals for digital input.
The publication schedule calls for 10 issues a year,
with a one-year subscription rate of $28. A compli-
mentary copy may be obtained by writing to the pub-
lishers, Advanced Technologv/Libraries. 11661 San
Vicente Blvd., Suite 907, Los Angeles, Calif. 90049.
Sweden Sets Up Computerized Library Network
The International Labor Office (ILO) and the
Swedish Agency for Administrative Development
(Statskontoret), which is responsible for systems
analysis and computer use within the Swedish govern-
ment, have signed a cooperative agreement in the
field of information retrieval.
The ILO has made available to the Swedish govern-
ment its Integrated Set of Information Systems
February 17, 1972
(ISIS). a computer program package developed over
the past eight years.
The ILO system will be used within a Swedish
national computerized library network (LIBRIS),
parts of which have already been developed. Both
ISIS and LIBRIS are on-line remote control systems
using visual display terminals. Demonstrations were
held illustrating their capabilities in the new Uni-
versity Library at Linkoping during January 24-28.
A feature of the demonstrations was a search of the
ILO files using an IBM computer in Stockholm, the
LIBRIS files on a SAAB computer in Linkoping, and
a Danish file on an LME computer in Stockholm
from a single visual display.
The Swedish LIBRIS system will be made available
to the United Nations family of organizations for pos-
sible use in an interagency library information sys-
Library Computer Applications Clinic Set
The Ninth Annual Clinic on Library Applications
of Data Processing will be held April 30-May 3 at the
University of Illinois. Champaign-Urbana. The clinic,
sponsored by the University of Illinois Graduate
School of Library Science, will present an overview of
the state of the art of library mechanization in the
on-line mode. There will be discussion of several
major operating systems as well as demonstrations.
Intermediate and advanced levels of computer appli-
cations in libraries will be emphasized.
Society of Architectural Historians Meets
The 25th Annual Meeting of the Society of Archi-
tectural Historians was held in San Francisco on Janu-
ary 26-30, under the general chairmanship of Alan
Gowans, Vice President of the Society.
The program was varied, offering panels on Archi-
tecture in the Pacific Northwest, Moderne Architec-
ture, Oriental Architecture, Aspects of Landscape
Architecture (the first time a whole session has been
devoted to this subject), a redefinition of Preserva-
tion, and several more general sessions with a variety
of papers such as Early Mental Hospitals, Le
Corbusier, Sources of Japanese Influence, and Ber-
nard Ralph Maybeck.
Most of the tours were scheduled for Saturday and
Sunday. They included Landscape Architecture in the
Bay area, Historic Houses, Architecture before the
Earthquake, Buildings by Bernard Maybeck and by
Julia Morgan, Moderne Architecture, Modern Archi-
tecture, and Architecture of the Monterey Peninsula.
Hospitality and receptions were generously pro-
vided at the M. H. DeYoung Memorial Museum, San
Francisco Museum of Art. Oakland Museum Associ-
ation, University Art Museum and Arts Council,
California Historical Society, Monterey Peninsula
Museum of Art, the National Trust for Historic Pre-
servation, and the San Francisco and Monterey Bay
Chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
[ Virginia Daiker]
60TH MEETING OF COLLEGE ART ASSOCIATION
At the 60th Annual Meeting of the College Art
Association, held this year in San Francisco, there
were again special sessions devoted to the interests of
art librarians and slide curators.
At the Art Libraries Session, Mrs. Kate T. Steinitz
delivered a paper on "Early Art Bibliographies" and
Mrs. Eva K. Wisbar spoke on the new requirements of
the multi-media research center. There were presenta-
tions of plans for two new art bibliographies. Michael
Rinehart reported on the College Art Association
plan to prepare a trial international art history
abstract and index publication, drawing upon the
resources of bibliographic centers and scholars in the
United States and Europe. Plans for this were formu-
lated at a meeting held in October 1971 at the Na-
tional Gallery of Art, under CAA sponsorship (and
with a grant from the Kress Foundation), and Mr.
Rinehart has agreed to edit the pilot volume.
The American Bibliographic Center, in Santa
Barbara, Calif., has hired Alexander Davis to edit its
forthcoming series of art history literature indexes.
Mr. Davis, Professor Henri Dorra, Dr. Roger Bilboul,
and Eric H. Boehm, President of the American Biblio-
graphical Center, described the limits of their selec-
tive international index, and the plans they have for
further publications. A lively discussion period fol-
At the business meeting of the group, Mrs.
Elizabeth Usher, of the Metropolitan Museum, was
elected Chairman of the group, succeeding Judith
Hoffberg who organized this year's session.
The slide curators' sessions included both practical
and theoretical topics, among them Sterling Callisen
describing the CAA lantern slide project, Sharon
Petrini (of Los Angeles County Museum of Art) on
museums as slide sources, and James Strand of the
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, speaking on
decorative arts slide collections.
In addition to the usual art historical sessions (and
some unusual ones, including a panel on "Eroticism &
Female Imagery in the Art of the 19th Century," the
spirited meetings of the New Art Associations, and
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the Critics' Panel), there were receptions and special
exhibitions at museums in San Francisco and
Berkeley. [Alan Fern]
FLC Will Develop Picture Sources Guide
The Federal library Committee (FLC) has received
a grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz
Foundation to develop A Directory of Picture
Sources in the District of Columbia to be issued no
later than March 1973.
The illustrated Directory will provide a guide to
libraries, museums, galleries, and other sources for
pictures of documentary or artistic merit required for
research, publication, and artistic uses. Patrons of the
arts, Federal and other librarians, representatives of
foreign governments stationed in Washington, writers,
news media representatives, and visitors to Washing-
ton are among potential users of the volume.
The professional expertise of visual specialists in
the Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Con-
gress, and in other libraries, galleries, and museums,
including those in the private sector, will be utilized
Frank Kurt Cylke, FLC Executive Secretary, and
Renata V. Shaw, Bibliographic Specialist in the Prints
and Photographs Division, Library of Congress,
initiated the project. Alan M. Fern, Assistant Chief,
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress,
will serve as chief consultant.
Questions concerning the project may be directed
to the Secretariat, FLC, Room 310, Library of Con-
gress, Washington, D.C. 20540.
National Endowment Grant List Available
Programs of the National Council on the Arts and
the National Endowment for the Arts, a booklet list-
ing grants made during fiscal year 1971, is available
free of charge from the Budget and Research Divi-
sion, National Endowment for the Arts, 806 15th St.,
N.W. Washington, D.C. 20506. The document up-
dates an earlier publication, The First Five Years,
which listed grants made from fiscal 1966 through
Richard Kleeman Named to AAP Post
Richard P. Kleeman, Washington correspondent for
the Minneapolis Tribune, has been appointed
Assistant Director of the Association of American
Publishers' Washington office. Mr. Kleeman will work
on legislative matters as an assistant to Robert W.
Frase, Director of the Washington office.
Mr. Kleeman has been with the Tribune since 1946,
and, prior to his Washington assignment in 1966, was
the paper's education writer for 11 years after serving
in various editorial positions. He is currently chair-
man of the National Freedom of Information Com-
mittee of Sigma Delta Chi, and recipient of five
national awards for his writing in the field of
Washington SLA to Host New Members
The Washington Chapter of the Special Libraries
Association (SLA) will hold its annual reception to
greet new members with a buffet and cash bar on
Tuesday, February 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building,
New Jersey and Independence Aves. Free parking will
be available on the lot adjoining the Congressional
Hotel on C St. between New Jersey and First St., S.E.
A policeman will be on duty and members may use
the back entrance of the Cannon Building. Checks for
$5.50, payable to the SLA, Washington Chapter,
should be sent before February 24 to Mary Murphy,
8102 Birnam Wood Dr., McLean, Va. 22101. For
reservations or information, call 227-2104 during
Hospital Librarians Will Meet
Mrs. Phyllis Dalton, Assistant State Librarian, Cali-
fornia State Library, will be the featured speaker at
the April 17-18 meeting of the Hospital Librarians'
Section of the Association of Western Hospitals
(AWH). Mrs. Dalton will discuss the new AHA Li-
brary Standards for Hospital Accreditation.
The two-day meeting, which is sponsored jointly by
the Medical Library Group of Southern California,
will include panel discussions, a business meeting,
election of officers, a workshop on audiovisual equip-
ment, and exhibits.
The final program for the meeting is available from
AWH Executive Offices, 26 O'Farrell St., San Fran-
cisco, Calif. 94108.
Vol. 31, No. 7
February 17, 1972
ALA MIDWINTER MEETING
Chicago, III., January 23-29, 1972
INFORMAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
The Executive Board of ALA sponsored an infor-
mal membership information meeting on Tuesday
evening, January 25, for the purpose of presenting a
detailed report on the Association's financial situa-
Robert R. McClarren, ALA Treasurer, listed the
sources of income available to the Association: (1) a
fixed rate of return from the Carnegie Endowment
Fund and the General Endowment (the investments
of life membership payments); (2) the income from
the Carnegie Fund, which is designated for book lists;
and (3) and most important, membership dues.
Since the last increase in membership rates, the
number of both personal and organizational members
has dropped, but the total funds derived from dues
have increased. Because of the pressure for new pro-
grams and services, however, expenditures have more
than kept pace. The endowments (which amounted
to $3.025,000 as of November 30, 1971) can, in a
broad sense, be considered as a reserve, but the Asso-
ciation has never provided for a contingency fund in
its budget. Thus, it became necessary in 1971 to use
money from the endowments to meet the operating
needs of the Association. In order to retrench, staff
vacancies have not been filled. Present staff members
are also foregoing the step increases due them this
year so that it will not be necessary to make further
reductions in the staff.
The discussion portion of the program produced
various comments, criticisms, and suggestions, includ-
ing one urging the use of market research to increase
the membership of the Association. It was estimated
that only about 30 percent of librarians in the United
States are members of ALA. [ Nathan R. Einhorn]
THE PRESIDENT'S PROGRAM
Departing from its customary policy at Midwinter
meetings, ALA presented a President's Program on
January 26 on the theme of International Book Year
(IBY). Robert Vosper, Librarian of the University of
California at Los Angeles, who planned the Program,
opened the evening with a brief statement on the
current relationship between Unesco and the Inter-
national Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).
Mr. Vosper reported that, contrary to recently pub-
lished accounts, Unesco has not withdrawn its sup-
port of IFLA, which is now investigating policies of
certain of its constituent associations in Rhodesia and
the Republic of South Africa with respect to apart-
heid. Mr. Vosper then read a telegram from President
Nixon congratulating the Association on its accom-
plishments of the past 100 years, following which Mr.
Vosper moved on to the theme of the program by
introducing the Master of Ceremonies, Theodore
Waller, Co-Chairman of the ad hoc U.S. Committee
for International Book Year, 1972. Mr. Waller spoke
briefly of IBY and its "cornerstone," the "Charter of
the Book," which he called a "landmark document of
great importance to the American Library Associa-
tion and its members" and of special significance with
respect to the free flow of materials and copyright
legislation. Mr. Waller anticipates as the climax of
IBY a U.S. sponsored world conference involving
planners in the fields of economic development, com-
munications media, and education.
Chief S. O. Adebo, the first speaker of the evening,
characterized himself as a representative of a develop-
ing country and a life-long reading addict. Chief
Adebo, formerly Nigerian Ambassador to the United
Nations and now Executive Director of the U.N.
Institute for Training and Research, focused primarily
upon the importance of the book in the developing
world. Just as poverty in the United States is not to
be compared with poverty in most developing coun-
tries, so the shortage of books in the United States is
not comparable to the shortage of books in Africa,
Asia, and much of Latin America. Freedom to read
has little meaning to those who have no books to
read. Chief Adebo urged that attention be paid not
only to the problems of quantity but of quality as
well. Production of publications within the countries
themselves must be encouraged; in this context he
referred to the important role played by Franklin
Books in Africa and elsewhere. Chief Adebo stressed,
however, that no country in the world should aim
toward self-sufficiency in book production. "Inter-
national communion in the exchange of books is as
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important to the developed world as to the undevel-
The Honorable Alan K. Rothnie, Consul General of
Great Britain in Chicago, followed Chief Adebo as
second speaker of the evening, describing the efforts
of his government in promoting indigenous publishing
at the same time it is making British educational
books available through subsidy. Mr. Rothnie spoke
of the reorganization of library service in Britain,
describing such service as an integral part of the edu-
cational and social structure of a modern state.
As moderator of a panel discussion, Thomas Buck-
man, President of the Foundation Center in New
York City, provided an illuminating transition from
international to national aspects of IBY. Mr. Buck-
man reminded his audience of the community of
social problems which Americans share with other
cultures, denying that national and international
demands for creative solutions are necessarily com-
petitive. He added that International Book Year
should reawaken an awareness that we live in one
world, in which peoples have a responsibility to each
other which transcends national borders.
The first panel member, Carol M. Owens, Executive
Secretary of the U.S. Government Advisory Commit-
tee on Book and Library Programs, suggested that
International Book Year might better have been
expressed as Year of the Book, Internationally. Miss
Owens, seconding Mr. Buckman, affirmed that Ameri-
cans have a great deal to gain through support of IBY
as enlightened self-interest. She spoke of specific pro-
grams under consideration, such as establishment of
sister-library agreements involving the possible
exchange of personnel.
Robert Koester and David Michener, formerly with
the U.S. Peace Corps in Africa and now members of
the Africana Division at Northwestern University
Library, spoke of their efforts to provide rural stu-
dents with books and minimal library service, and on
the difficulties of providing a meaningful educational
experience with only a handful of outdated, inappro-
Esther J. Walls, Director of the U.S. IBY Secre-
tariat, enthusiastically described her work in pro-
moting individual and institutional participation in
IBY. A Handbook, a bi-monthly newsletter, and a
calendar of events are now available from the Direc-
tor of the U.S. IBY Secretariat, National Book Com-
mittee, Inc., 1 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10016.
Miss Walls said that librarians, already committed to
IBY in a professional sense, now have an opportu-
nity-and an obligation-to give concrete expression
to that commitment.
Ralph Newman, President of the Chicago Public
Library Board of Trustees and a prominent Chicago
book dealer, as final speaker on the panel cautioned
against approaching IBY as an opportunity for
mutual admiration and self-congratulation. He
described IBY as a way of calling attention to the
world of books and to the necessity of educating,
training, and leading newcomers into that world. Mr.
Newman stressed the importance of innovation, and
forcefully urged all American librarians to "think
anew and act anew". [Frank M. McGowan]
On Monday evening January 24, more than 80
librarians assembled to hear informal reports on the
current status of the National Program for Acquisi-
tions and Cataloging (NPAC). Edmond L. Apple-
baum, Assistant Director for Acquisitions and
Overseas Operations of the Processing Department,
Library of Congress, briefly reviewed the highlights of
the last six months.
Dale Bentz, University Librarian of the University
of Iowa Libraries, described their "Bibliographic
Search Operation," which is designed to match their
current receipts with LC cataloging found either in
the NPAC depository card file arranged by main
entry or in their microfiche service of LC catalog data
arranged by LC card number with a title index. Of
the 25,354 titles processed for cataloging by Iowa
during the first six months of 1971, 18,522 (73 per-
cent) were matched with LC cards in the NPAC
depository file, an additional 4,742 titles (20 percent)
were located in a-microfiche LC card file, and 2,089
(seven percent) were originally cataloged.
Franklyn Bright, Chief of the Technical Services
Division at the University of Wisconsin Memorial
Library, explained their "Deferred Search Program,"
an experimental program conducted first for domes-
tic titles and later to be expanded to include NPAC
imprints as well. NPAC depository cards are arranged
by title and an interim receipt or order slip is filed in
the depository file if it is not matched immediately
with the appropriate LC card. Actual searching of the
books is deferred for six months. Experience has
shown that approximately 50 percent are matched
upon receipt of the books, an additional 25 percent
are matched within six months as newly received
depository cards are filed in the set, and approxi-
mately 12.5 percent of the books can be located
when the remaining books are searched for the first
time after six months, resulting in LC catalog avail-
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ability in the depository file within six months for at
least 87.5 percent of their current receipts. Addi-
tional searching of the remaining titles in other
sources of LC catalog data has resulted in bringing the
total match rate to 94.4 percent.
Mr. Applebaum closed the meeting with thanks to
the two speakers and to the NPAC libraries who send
regular reports on the availability of LC cataloging.
He invited librarians from other participating libraries
to speak at future NPAC meetings.
[Edmond L. Applebaum
PRESIDENT'S COMMITTEE ON EMPLOYMENT
OF THE HANDICAPPED: LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Making reading more comfortable for all handi-
capped persons and encouraging more returning Viet-
nam veterans to use the services of their local public
libraries were the major concerns of the Library Com-
mittee of the President's Committee on Employment
of the Handicapped, which met concurrently with the
Midwinter Meeting of ALA, on January 24.
The Committee will cosponsor a program with the
Round Table on Library Service to the Blind and
several ALA Divisions at the Annual Conference.
Cooperating in the program will be the American
Optometric Association. The session will include a
demonstration of a number of optical aids which have
been developed to make reading easier for handi-
capped persons. These devices enhance the capacity
of persons with some useful vision to meet their
career, educational, and recreational reading require-
ments and could be made available in any library.
Robert S. Bray, Chairman of the Library Commit-
tee of the President's Committee and Chief of the
Division for the Blind and Physically Handicapped,
Library of Congress, said that this program will-for
the first time-bring optometrists and librarians
together so that optometrists can learn what librar-
ians can do to help promote the use of the aids, and
librarians can learn what kinds of aids are available
and can receive technical guidance from optometrists.
The Library Committee voted to ask all public
libraries to work with the Veterans' Administration
and offices of their State employment services, vet-
erans organizations, State and local veterans employ-
ment representatives to encourage all returning
Vietnam-era veterans-especially disabled veterans-to
get and use library cards.
A program of this type is already in operation in
Akron, Ohio, at the request of the Library Corn-
mi tee. in which the public library works closely with
the Akron Office of the Bureau of Employment
Security. The Bureau fills out an application for
library privileges for the veteran and urges him to go
to the lihrary to get a library card. [Robert S. Braiyj
ROUND TABLE ON LIBRARY
SERVICE TO THE BLIND
The Round Table on Library Service to the Blind,
at its annual business meeting held January 26, made
plans for several program meetings to be held during
the annual ALA meetings in Chicago in June and in
Las Vegas in 1973.
Included in the plans are cooperative programs with
the President's Committee on Employment of the
Handicapped and the American Optometric Associa-
tion on optical aids which are designed to enhance
reading for handicapped persons; a plan to cooperate
with the Library Administration Division on their
program concerning architectural barriers; and the
Campbell Awards luncheon at which John Ciardi will
be the main speaker.
The 20 or so members present expressed their sup-
port and assistance for a pending comprehensive revi-
sion by the Association of Hospital and Institutional
Libraries of the publication Reading Aids for the
Handicapped, and also for the proposed updating of
standards as they apply to library service for the blind
and visually handicapped.
A Publications Advisory Board has been established
and an editor is soon to be appointed for the Round
Table's biannual publication News and Views.
A new brochure designed and printed in coopera-
tion with the Membership Promotion Coordinator of
the American Library Association was distributed to
the members present. Several proposals for its use in
attracting new members to the Round Table were
presented to the chairman A. D. Hagle, for con-
sideration. [AlfredD. Hagle]
Frank L. Schick, Library Surveys Branch, U.S.
Office of Education, discussed USOE statistical activ-
ity during the ALA Midwinter Conference. He noted
that approximately 90 percent response had been
realized in "1970-71 College and University Survey"
and "1970 School Library Survey." He mentioned
that the Federal Library Committee would undertake
a comprehensive survey of Federal libraries under
contract to USOE. [Frank Kurt Cylke]
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