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April 28, 1972

As the result of a recent study in the Reference
Department, the scope of the work of the Hispanic
Foundation has been redefined and its name changed
to the Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish Divi-
sion. These changes are reflected in a revision of the
organizational regulation, LCR 214-6, issued April
26. The revised regulation clarifies the scope of this
area studies division to encompass fully an area re-
sponsibility for the Iberian Peninsula, all of the West-
ern Hemisphere south of the United States regardless
of language and cultural history, and Spanish and
Portuguese cultures anywhere in the world. Subject
responsibilities are clarified to include all aspects of
the cultural, political, social, and economic life, past
and present, of any of the assigned areas. Although
the division has had responsibility for the broad sub-
ject coverage from its beginning in 1939, and under
the distinguished direction of the late Howard F.
Cline had admirably discharged that responsibility,
there has been some misunderstanding that it was
limited to the arts, crafts, literature, and history be-
cause of a limitation in one of the trust funds it
administers. Area studies programs today must be
concerned, as Dr. Cline maintained, with political and
economic affairs, as well as with cultural matters.
The change in name also results from the changing
conditions of the past 30 years. Several generous
donations and endowments during the 1920's and

1930's from Archer M. Huntington were responsible
for establishing work in the Library in the Hispanic
field, including the construction and equipping of the
Hispanic Society Room in the Library's Main Build-
ing, the support of acquisitions of materials, and the
financing of several positions. In the intervening
years, however, these activities have been supported
in greater proportion by appropriations from the
Congress. The word "foundation," moreover, has
taken on the meaning of a grant-making organization,
an activity not specifically contemplated in the
original donations. Confusion resulting from the
former name is evident when letters are received ask-
ing for study grants or other financial support. These
cogent reasons justify the change of name to that of a
The Latin American, Portuguese, and Spanish Divi-
sion will continue to maintain the reading room es-
tablished by Mr. Huntington, to provide reference
service, to develop the collections of significant re-
search materials, to edit the Handbook of Latin
American Studies and prepare other bibliographic
works, and to work closely with Governmental, pro-
fessional, and library organizations in pursuing
programs of mutual interest.
On Friday evening, May 5, the Gertrude Clarke
Whittall Foundation in the Library of Congress will

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AFGE Moves Against Local 1826 ......... 189
Author Charlemae Rollins Speaks at DBPH ..... 187
Concert . . ... 185-186
Exhibit . . ... 186-187
Irish University Press Presentation ... 191
LC Acquires Microfilm of Newspaper 191-192
LCR Renames Hispanic Foundation ... 185
Library of Congress Publications ... 189-190
New Reference Works . ... 190-191
News in the Library World . ... 192-196
Sickle Cell Testing . ... 187-188
Staff News . . ... 188-189

sponsor a concert of instrumental chamber music for
string trio featuring Charles Treger, violin; Walter
Trampler, viola; and Bernard Greenhouse, violoncello.
Mr. Treger was the first American to win first place in
the Polish Wieniawski Violin Competition and has
been a soloist with major orchestras in this country.
Messrs. Trampler and Greenhouse have appeared
many times at the Library as assisting artists and as
members of various chamber ensembles. Works to be
performed on this program are Trio in B flat major,
D. 581 by Franz Schubert; Serenade, Op. 10 by Ernst
von Dohnanyi; and Trio in E flat major, Op. 3 by
Ludwig van Beethoven.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. The concert 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, May 1. A service charge of 25 cents is placed
on each ticket, and only two tickets are distributed to
an individual. Telephone reservations may be made
on Monday morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders
are not accepted.


Presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler was
the honored guest at the opening of the 29th Annual
Photographic Exhibit of the White House News Pho-
tographers Association in the Library of Congress
Saturday evening, April 15.
After the Librarian welcomed Mr. Ziegler and the
photographers to the Library in ceremonies in the
Great Hall, Mr. Ziegler formally opened the exhibit.
George Tames, New York Times photographer and
WHNPA President, introduced the Librarian and Mr.
Nearly 700 photographs in nine categories and
about 50 newsreels were entered in this year's con-
test. The coveted Photographer of the Year award for
still photos went to Joseph J. Scherschel of the Na-
tional Geographic Magazine, who won the Grand
Award in the Pictorial Class for his pastoral scene,
"Through the Lavender Fields."
Chuck Fekete of WRC-TV (NBC) was named Pho-
tographer of the Year in the Motion Picture Division
for his "Walking the Tomb," a film essay on the Mili-
tary Honor Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns in
Arlington National Cemetery which also won the top
award in the General News category. [The Library
has in its motion picture collection a short film titled
"The Library of Congress: An Interview with Paul
Berry" photographed by Mr. Fekete. The film is
about the Library of Congress and was part of an
NBC-TV news program on September 17,
Joe Silverman of the Washington Star was Chair-
man of the 1972 Photo and Exhibit Committee,
which also included Linda Wheeler of the Washington
Post, John Duricka, Associated Press, Frank Cancel-
lare, United Press International, Frank Hoy, Catholic
News Service, Wally McNamee, Newsweek, and Mike
Lien, New York Times.
Over 250 photographs-the first, second, and third
prize winners, as well as two honorable mentions
from each of the nine categories-will be on exhibit in
the central corridors of the Ground Floor of the Main
Building through September 2. The photographs in
the exhibition become part of the Library's collec-
tions. Reproduction rights, however, are held by the
news services.
During the reception, Mr. Ziegler, the Librarian and
Mrs. Mumford, Mr. and Mrs. Tames, other WHNPA
officers and Library officials toured the exhibit on
the Ground Floor as well as "News Photographs of

April 28, 1972

the Presidents, 1921-1971," exhibit in the west gal-
lery adjoining the Great Hall.
A limited number of catalogs of the White House
News Photographers exhibit are available to staff
members, in person only, at the Information Counter
in the Main Building.


Charlemae Hill Rollins, author and children's li-
brarian of Chicago, was the guest speaker at a round-
table discussion of trends in children's literature on
Tuesday, April 18, at the Library of Congress Divi-
sion for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Pre-
sented in observance of National Library Week, the
discussion centered primarily on developments in the
publication of books for black children.
Virginia Haviland, Head of the Children's Book Sec-
tion of the Library's Reference Department, joined
Mrs. Rollins. Some 35 librarians from the Washington
metropolitan area attended.
While in Washington, Mrs. Rollins also
recorded her book, Christmas Gif' (Fol-
lett Publishing Co., 1963), as a talking
book for the Division for the Blind and
Physically Handicapped (photo on next
page); consulted with Division staff re-
garding development of the children's col-
lections; and made TV appearances on
the "Harambee" show, WTOP-TV, and
"The Magic Door," WMAL-TV.
Other books she has written, edited, or
compiled are Black Troubador: Langston
Hughes (Rand McNally & Co., 1970); We
Build Together: A Reader's Guide to
Negro Life and Literature for Elementary
and High School Use (National Council of
Teachers of English, 3rd ed., 1967);
Famous Negro Entertainers of Stage,
Screen and TV (Dodd, Mead & Co.,
1967); and They Showed the Way: Forty
American Negro Leaders (Thomas Y.
Crowell Co., 1964). She has contributed occasional
articles to professional library journals.
Well known in the children's library field in the
United States and abroad, Mrs. Rollins retired in the
1960's as Children's Librarian at the George C. Hall
Branch of the Chicago Public Library system, a posi-
tion she had held since the Branch opened on January
20, 1932, five years after she joined the Chicago staff.

She has lectured on children's literature at Roosevelt
University in Chicago since 1947, and has taught in
summer school at Fisk University, Morgan State Col-
lege, and other institutions.
Among the many honors and awards she has re-
ceived are the American Brotherhood Award of the
National Conference of Christians and Jews, the
Good American Award of the Chicago Committee of
100, the second Coretta Scott King Award for her
book Black Troubador, the 1970 Constance Lindsay
Skinner Award, and the Library Letter Award of the
American Library Association (ALA).
On a tour of Europe in 1965, she was the guest of
librarians and told stories to children of many nation-
alities in London, Paris, Rome, Stockholm, and Oslo.
A past president of the ALA Children's Services
Division and a past ALA Councilor, Mrs. Rollins has
been active as a member and officer of the Illinois
Library Association. Born in Yazoo City, Miss., she
was educated at Western University, Columbia Uni-
versity, and the Graduate Library School of the
University of Chicago. She is married to Joseph W.
Rollins; they have a son, Joseph.

Mr. Ziegler and the Librarian


The Library of Congress has completed the first
voluntary sickle cell anemia education and screening
program. Approximately 700 employees were tested
by the simple finger "stick" method. About seven
percent of those tested may have sickle cell anemia or

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sickle cell anemia traits. Employees found to have a
positive test result will be asked to consult a private
physician or a clinic for further diagnostic tests. The
results will be confidential and employees will be
notified by Health Services through sealed mail.

Mrs. Rollins recording Christmas Gif' in the DBPH studio.
Story on preceding page.

The voluntary program for sickle cell anemia test-
ing for the staff was proposed by Robert Murray,
Supply Clerk in the Procurement and Supply Division
of the Administrative Department. The disease pri-
marily affects blacks, but is also found in others with
origins in Southern India, Greece, Italy, Syria, the
Caribbean Islands, and Central America.
The LC program is the first screening for sickle cell
anemia in the Federal government according to Har-
vey Rehn, Assistant Director for Health in the U.S.
Civil Service Commission.


The Library of Congress has been advised by J. F.
Griner, National President. American Federation of
Government Employees, that the AFGE National
Executive Council directed that Local 1826 be dis-
banded and the Charter revoked as of 5:15 p.m. on
Tuesday, April 11.
The Library's chief concern in this matter is the
protection of any employee benefits which may be
affected i.e. health benefits and life insurance. The

Library will not become involved in internal union
activities, or the substance of charges or counter-
The right to the dues, which have been withheld, is
in question. Consequently, the Library is holding
these funds pending a determination of which, if any,
organization is entitled to receive them. If it is deter-
mined that the dues should not have been withheld,
the dues withheld since April 11 will be refunded to


Helen W. Argenbright, Secretary to the Librarian,
has been elected Corresponding Secretary to the Dis-
trict of Columbia Chapter of the National Secretaries
Association (International). Miss Argenbright was
initiated into the Association in June, 1970. The
Association is the largest organization of business-
women in one profession, with over 28,000 members
in almost 600 chapters in the 50 states and around
the world.
Alan Fern, Assistant Chief of the Prints and Photo-
graphs Division, lectured at the Virginia Museum of
Fine Arts in Richmond on April 10. His illustrated
talk, entitled "Mind Over Matter: The Contemporary
Printmaker Controls his Materials," was scheduled in
conjunction with exhibits of prints from the Gemini
G. E. L. Workshop and lithographs by Jasper Johns.

Appointments: Evangelos W. Andros, industrial engineer,
GS-9, Adm, PA2476; Jimmy Brewster, janitor, WG-1, Bldgs,
PO100-6; David L. Crawford, library technician, GS-4, Desc
Cat, PA2423; Deborah A. Crowley, microphotographer assist-
ant, GT-3, Photodup, OP5-100; Mrs. Mary A. Garrett, clerical
assistant, GS-4, DBPH, PA2623; Ernest W. Kilton, library aid,
GS-3, E&G, OP500-15; Mrs. Emogene F. Lawson, secretary,
GS-6, Preserv, J2674f; David W. Miles, production assistant
arranger, GT-3, Cat Publ, OP500-9; David N. Spaans, infor-
mation systems research assistant, GS-9, MARC Dev,
PA2590; Benjamin F. Stevens, library aid, GS-1, S&R, NP;
Louis A. Talley, clerk-typist, GS4, Pers Place, PA2647.
Temporary Appointments: Shirley A. James, library tech-
nician trainee, GT-4, G&M, PA2665; Gregory Kendrick,
clerk, GS-3, CRS-D, PA2494; Mrs. Barbara A. Sismondo,
library technician trainee, GT-4, G&M, PA2665; Patricia A.
Wertman, analyst in money and banking, GS- 1, CRS-E.
Reappointment: Mrs. Gertrude B. Turner, arranger, GS-3,
Card, PA2562.

April 28, 1972

Promotions: BeU ki J. Costello, Place, to secretary to train-
ing officer, GS-5, Trng, J2h92f, Alberta Daniels, CRS-A, to
order writer, GS-5, Ord, PB2657; Mrs. Veronica Groom, to
library technician, GS-5, DBPH, PB2641; Mrs. Barbara B.
iMddo\, to supervisor, cataloging service, GS-6, Desc Cat,
PA2599; Frederick I. Moultrie, to mail clerk, GS-5, Cop Serv,
PC2651; Michael J. Wright, Card, to laboratory technician,
GT-4, Photodup, PA2653.
Temporary Promotion: Leon Thompson, Bldgs. to collec-
tions maintenance worker, WG-4, CMO, NP.
Resignations: Mrs. Alice M. Carr, Cop Serv; James R.
Logan. ISO; Dona Metnick, Subj Cat; Lynn Mittelbronn, Cop
Serv; Mrs. Carolyn L. Patterson, Bldgs; Thomas M. Rooney,
Photodup; Birgitta Sorensen, Share Cat.


Accessions List: Ceylon. Vol. 6, No. 1. March
1972. (pp. 1-8) Continuing subscriptions free to li-
braries upon request to the Assistant
Field Direcior for Special Operations, Li-
brary of Congress Office, American
Embassy, New Delhi, India.
Accessions List: Indonesia, Malaysia,
Singapore and Brunei. Cumulative List of
Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Serials, ,
September 1970-December 1971 April
1972. (pp. 1-74.) Continuing subscrip-
tions free to libraries upon request to the
Field Director, Library of Congress
Office, American Embassy, APO San
Francisco 96356.
Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third
series, Vol. 25, Parts 7-11 A, No. 1: Works
of Art, Reproductions of Works of Art,
Scientific and Technical Drawings, Photo-
graphic Works, Prints and Pictorial Illus-
trations. January-June 1971. (ix, 227 p.)
For sale by the Superintendent of Docu- Mrs. Ba
ments, U.S. Government Printing Office, the sick
Washington, D.C. 20402, at $2.50 an
issue or $5 a year, domestic, and $6.25 a year, foreign
(LC 3.6/5:25/7-11A).
Infornmalit on the MARC System. 2nd edition.
1972. (31 p.) Free upon request from the Central
Services Division, Library of Congress, Washington.
D.C. 20540.
This publication is a revision of a 1971 brochure
prepared by the MARC Development Office for dis-
tribution at 1FLA. The new edition gives the reader
an up-to-date, general background of M ARC.

New Serial Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
March 1972. (28 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, Library of Congress,
Building 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington.'D.C.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949. Janu-
ary-March 1972. (xiii, 72 p.) Prepared under the
sponsorship of the Joint Committee on the Union
List of Serials. Supplement to the Union List of
Serials, 3rd edition. For slae by the Card Division.
1972 Folk Music Festivals, Fiddlers' Conventions,
and Related Events in the United States and Canada.
1972. (30 p.) Free upon request from the Archive of
Folk Song, Music Division, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540.
1972 Folk Music Festivals is an alphabetical listing
by state and city or town of folk music events

rbara Isaacs (left) and Mrs. Elizabeth Cunningham administering
le cell test to Mr. Murray. Story on pages 187-88.

scheduled to take place in 1972. Where the 1972
dates were not available, the 1971 dates have been
listed. Appended is a list of publications which regu-
larly carry announcements of and articles on these
events. The list was compiled by Joseph C. Hickerson
of the Archive of Folk Song.

Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1619 (April 7) pre-
scribed the Library's policy and responsibilities for the fur-
nishing of uniforms, protective clothing, and equipment; no.

LC Information Bulletin

816 (April 13) updated the current hours of public service in
the Library.
Special Announcements: No. 470 (April 7) reported on the
reassignment of the U.S. National Libraries Task Force on
Automation and Other Cooperative Services; no. 471 (April
11) issued the test schedule of the Sickle Cell Anemia screen-
ing program; no. 472 (April 12) called attention to the rights
of Library staff on military leave; no. 473 (April 18) con-
cerned the Library-wide mail count to be made from April 23
through May 6.


Chinese History: Index to Learned Articles Volume
II, 1905-1964, Based on Collections in American and
European Libraries, was recently published by the
Harvard-Yenching Library of Harvard University as
No. 1 in the Harvard-Yenching Library Biblio-
graphical Series. The author, P. K. Yu, is Director of
the Center for Chinese Research Materials, Associa-
tion of Research Libraries, Washington, D.C.
Although this volume was copyrighted in 1970, it was
printed in Hong Kong and copies have become avail-
able only very recently. A copy is available for con-
sultation in the Orientalia Division office.
Mr. Yu began work on Chinese research materials
shortly after he joined the faculty of the University
of Hong Kong in 1959. In the course of guiding grad-
uate students in their research in Chinese history, he
was strongly impressed by the need for a more ade-
quate index to the large amount of original research
by Chinese scholars in the 20th century, during which
modern methods have been applied to the study of
the problems of Chinese history. Working on grants
from the Harvard-Yenching Institute, Mr. Yu and a
group of student assistants indexed 10,325 articles in
355 periodicals which were available in Hong Kong
either in their original form or on microfilm. This
work resulted in the publication of Chinese History:
Index to Learned Articles, 1902-1962 by the East
Asia Institute, Hong Kong, in 1963. This volume is
now available in Chinese collections throughout the
world and copies may still be secured from Lung Men
Press, P.O. Box 4921, Hong Kong, B.C.C.
In 1964 and 1965 Mr. Yu visited the major Chinese
collections in the United States and Europe, where he
found a large number of Chinese periodical titles and
issues which had not been available to him in Hong
Kong. He then began work on a continuation of his
1963 publication. During the ensuing six years this
continuation grew to more than 25,000 entries,

indexing articles in 599 periodicals. Since this second
volume supplements but does not cumulate the en-
tries which appeared in the first, the total number of
articles listed is now over 35,000. Copies of the re-
cently published volume may be purchased from the
Harvard-Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cam-
bridge, Mass. 02138, and are available in two print-
ings, one on high quality paper, cloth bound, priced
at $20, and the other, with paper binding, available
for $12.
In both volumes, the basic arrangement is by
author. Authors' names are arranged by the number
of strokes required to write them, and the contribu-
tions of each author arranged chronologically under
his name.
Mr. Yu has also completed a combined subject in-
dex in English to the entries of both the 1963 and the
1970 publications. This subject index will probably
be published by Harvard within a year.
[Edwin G. Beal]
A Directory of Documents Librarians, edited by
Thomas S. Shaw and compiled by Elizabeth Miller
Shaw (Chicago, RSD/RTSD Interdivisional Com-
mittee on Public Documents, American Library Asso-
ciation, 1967. 93 p. Z675.D4S55) has been added to
the reference collections of the Main Reading Room.
This publication provides names and addresses of all
known U.S. documents librarians and library school
documents teachers. Listings are alphabetical both by
locality and by individual. [Margaret Porter Smith ]
Concise descriptions of the world's governments
and intergovernmental organizations are presented in
The World This Year: 1971 Supplement to the Politi-
cal Handbook and Atlas of the lWorld, edited by
Richard P. Stebbins and Alba Amoia (New York,
Published for the Council on Foreign Relations by
Simon and Schuster, 1971. 168 p. JF37.W65). Al-
though intended as a supplement to the larger Politi-
cal Handbook and Atlas of the World, 1970. the pres-
ent volume is suited for independent use as a guide to
the global politics of the present period. It includes
facts on the area, population, capital, political status,
governmental bodies, and current politics of 153 gov-
ernments in 145 countries and territories, and on the
origins, purpose, membership, principal organs, and
current activities of 52 major intergovernmental
organizations and affiliated institutions. A copy is
available in the Main Reading Room.
[Pat Tsuchitani]
The Yugoslav publishing house, Novinska Agencija
Tanjug in Belgrade, has published a 1972 edition of
Politieki i Poslovni Imenik SFR Jugoslavije (Political


April 28, 1972

and Business Directory of the Socialist Federal Re-
public of Yugoslavia). Besides listing the names of
federal and local government officials, the handbook
contains the names of presidents, directors, and edi-
tors of major Yugoslav scientific institutions, acade-
mies, monthly, weekly and daily publications, and
major business organizations and corporations. Any-
one interested in up-to-date lists of Yugoslavs holding
leading positions in the government, the academic
world, publishing and commerce, will find this hand-
book most useful. When processed, the directory may
be consulted in the Slavic Reading Room.
[Ruzica Popovitch]


The Irish University Press marked the completion
of its series of British Parliamentary Papers with the
presentation of the 1,000th volume of the set
donated to the Library of Congress to the Librarian
on Monday, April 17, in the Whittall Pavilion. Tadgh
MacGlinchey of Dublin, publisher and architect of

The Librarian, Ambassador Warnock, and Capt. MacGlinchey

the project, who made the presentation, briefly de-
scribed the series and the material it contains.
Capt. MacGlinchey pointed out that the British
Government, trying to cope with the radically
changed conditions brought about by the Industrial
Revolution in England. initiated innumerable investi-
gations, commissions, and inquiries of which the tran-
scripts and reports were printed in the original series

of 150,000 or more Parliamentary Papers in 7,000
volumes. These the Irish University Press has selected
and organized, for easier access and research, into 82
sub-series by subject, such as the slave trade, prisons,
etc. Since the British investigations were far-ranging
and comprehensive, including developments in the
United States and other countries in such areas as
hospital design, prison reform, and so forth, the Parli-
amentary Papers are used by students of 19th-century
conditions in both Europe and the United States.
His Excellency William Warnock, Ambassador of
Ireland, took part in the presentation ceremony,
which was attended by the Assistant Librarian of
Congress, Mrs. Elizabeth E. Hamer, Paul L. Berry and
John C. Finzi of the Reference Department, Carleton
Kenyon and Mrs. Marlene McGuirl of the Law Li-
brary, Peter Bridge of the Exchange and Gift Divi-
sion, and representatives of the British Embassy and
the Irish University Press offices in Dublin and New


The Library of Congress recently acquired from the
British Museum 219 reels of positive microfilms of
the newspaper, El Imparcial, published in Madrid,
Spain. The microfilm, which is available to Library of
Congress readers, is for the periods January 1870 to
May 22, 1874, January 1875 to June 1932, and Octo-
ber 25, 1932 to May 30, 1933 (a general censorship
reportedly was in effect for the period May 23 to
December 31, 1874).
El Imparcial was Spain's most prestigious daily
newspaper during the last two decades of the 19th
century and the first two decades of this century.
Published from March 16, 1867 to May 30, 1933, it
had a circulation at the beginning of the century of
over 130,000. Its editorial policy rarely wavered from
that of a firm and sophisticated spokesman for mon-
archical liberalism, in strong opposition, for example.
to the politics of Canovas and Maura. Controlled for
the most of its life by the Gasset family-Eduardo
Gasset Artime, founder; Rafael Gasset, Minister for
Canalejas; and Ortega Munilla, father of Ortega y
Gasset-it enjoyed the collaboration of two gener-
ations of Spain's leading writers and thinkers. By
1920, it had begun to lose importance, much of its
intellectual and literary talent having shifted to El
The microfilming of El Imparcial was recom-

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mended by a group of U.S. historians specializing in
modem Spanish history who met to discuss holdings
of Spanish newspapers in U.S. libraries during the an-
nual meeting of the American Historical Association
in 1966
Positive microfilms of El Imparcial for the
1870-1833 period may be purchased from the Photo-
graphic Service, British Museum, London, W.C.I. The
cost is 3 5s per roll of microfilm. Price is subject to
change without prior notice.


320 Persons Attend "Update 72" Workshop
"Update 72," a continuing education workshop on
libraries and information science, was held on Satur-
day, March 25, in the Mayflower Hotel, Washington,
D.C., with 320 librarians and technicians attending.
[See LC Information Bulletin, March 10, p. 108].
Sponsored by the Special Libraries Association, the
District of Columbia Library Association, the Law
Librarians Society of Washington, D.C., the American
Society for Information Science, and the Society of
Library and Information Technicians, the workshop
featured six concurrent panels.
Panel I, "The Role of Library Technicians," pre-
sented programs for the training and advancement of
library technicians being provided at Howard Uni-
versity, at the Defense Intelligence Agency Library,
and in the Prince Georges County library system. The
formal talks were followed by a lively one-hour dis-
cussion period, centered mainly around the problem
of recognition and upgrading of the status of library
technicians. The panelists reached consensus on sev-
eral points, among them the need for a clear defini-
tion of the role and required qualifications of library
technicians, and the opinion that the library techni-
cian's "worst enemy" is the professional librarian
who, fearful of yielding ground traditionally held by
him, insists on holding on to functions that could be
adequately performed by paraprofessionals-a situa-
tion that was beginning to improve when library jobs
were plentiful, but has since become more acute.
[Geza T. Thuron'yi]

Panel II, "Current Report on Continuing Education
for Librarians," was moderated by the Rev. James J.
Kortendick, Chairman of the Department of Library
Science, Catholic University, who discussed the needs
and prospects for continuing education for mid-career
librarians. Based partly on suggestions received in a

survey of 365 Federal librarians (published by the
American Library Association in 1971 under the title
Job Dimensions and Educational Needs in Librarian-
ship), three courses vere developed at Catholic Uni-
versity at the post-master's degree level. Two of the
courses given during the first semester 1971-72 were
"Human Resources in the Library System," con-
ducted by Charles Goodman, and "The Governmental
Library Simulation for the Study of Administration
in a Special Library," developed by Martha Jane
Zachert and conducted by Sarah Thomas. Each
course was evaluated by a participating student: Dr.
Goodman's course by Dorothy Kaufman, U.S. Census
Bureau Library, and the course conducted by Sarah
Thomas by Ann Conlan of the U.S. Civil Service
Commission Library. Joseph Jeffs, Librarian, George-
town University Library, in his talk "Continuing
Education for the Nonprofessional Staff," stated that
very little has been done in this field, or, if it is being
done it has not been reported. His discussion did not
cover pre-service activities and on-the-job training of
new employees. He pointed out that aims of continu-
ing education for nonprofessionals include improving
work skills to obtain better job performance and to
reach maximum potentials. Suggested ways include
returning to school to study job-related materials
such as Government documents or language skills.
Other possibilities are one-day workshops or insti-
tutes and in-house lectures. Mr. Jeffs suggested that
one way in which library schools and library associa-
tions could participate would be in designing and pro-
ducing educational materials for non-professionals.
[Eileen C. Donahue]

Panel III, "Pros and Constraints of Micro Media,"
started with a slide show projecting battle scenes of
the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 followed by Thomas
G. Lee, Media Director. Plymouth High School,
Plymouth, Mich., who told how microfilms were car-
ried in and out of Paris by pigeons. Philip Rochlin of
the Naval Ordnance Station spoke about special non-
book materials and the problems created in copying
and disseminating information. He approached the
problem from the point of view of libraries which
deal with a specialized collection and serve special
users such as engineers and scientists. He concluded
that no one likes microforms but the reader will use
anything if that is the only thing available. The panel
was concluded with a show-and-tell presentation by
Cathryn C. Lyon of the Naval Weapons Laboratory
Library. It dealt with IBM-type aperture cards
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book materials and their microfilming. The develop-
ment of a thesaurus for computer use was discussed.
The lack of a good commercially available portable
reader was lamented. (Imre T. Jarmy]

Panel IV dealt with "The Library Manpower Situa-
tion, Present and Projected." The meeting was dry
and disappointing in spots, but some interesting infor-
mation was presented. Library schools are turning out
four or five times as many graduates as they were a
few years ago, while library budgets are being cut and
the number of jobs is dwindling in many places. The
shortage of librarians has suddenly turned into a sur-
plus and hard-luck stories abound. Young library ad-
ministrators quit good-paying jobs, take three years
off to get a Ph.D., and then find the jobs available
pay only half what they made before. As a result
their families must learn to live, as the euphemism
would have it, "in reduced circumstances." While li-
brary budgets are being cut, the lower-paid "non-
professional" workers are pushing for better jobs and
higher pay. It all makes for a very challenging squeeze
for administrators and library-school graduates on the
staff. Aside from some high-minded advice and a little
rah-rah cheerleading, the panel provided few answers.
A bright note or two is a demand in the library field
for young black males, for people willing to work in
inner-city libraries, and for people willing to take on
head librarian jobs. Also, the quality of people enter-
ing the library field is rising, including rather desper-
ate Ph.D.'s. [George Caldwell]

Panel V, "Reaching In-Library Service to the Insti-
tutionalized," discussed the minimal library services
provided for persons confined to institutions such as
hospitals, nursing homes, orphanages, asylums, and
prisons. The panel agreed that professional associa-
tions and library schools have unique opportunities
for developing institutes, supported by Federal fund-
ing, which could address the need and provide train-
ing in methods and requirements to reach institu-
tionalized persons. The associations could also act as
pressure groups to emphasize to local governments
the desirability of providing library services. A spe-
cific project which was cited is the Metropolitan
Washington Council of Governments, proposal to
study ways and means to increase or implement the
needed services. The proposal is now being reviewed
for funding by HEW and is expected to be completed
in two years. [Robert W. Moesker]

Panel VI dealt with "Current Concepts and Find-

ings in Indexing." Paul Klingbiel gave a brief histori-
cal review of approaches to indexing at the Defense
Documentation Center (DDC), from a subject list to
the thesaurus system now in use. He discussed a pos-
sible alternative to the latter, now being tested by
DDC, namely machine indexing by matching the
natural language of titles and abstracts with a stored
vocabulary. John Schneider explained the selective
dissemination system of the Cancer Research Insti-
tute, which is based on a linear hierarchial decimal
classification system in which all associated terms
(synonyms and near-synonyms) are fully precoordi-
nated. Willis Foster of the Smithsonian Science Infor-
mation Exchange considered possible compromises
between various approaches to classification and
indexing. [Natalie S. Voshinin]
The luncheon speaker was Charles H. Stevens,
Executive Director, National Commission on
Libraries and Information Science, who described
some of the functions and plans of the Commission.
The proceedings, including the papers, will be pub-
lished in the near future.

NCLIS Sets Hearings, Appoints Deputy Director
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science (NCLIS) has announced it will hold at
least three regional hearings during the next fiscal
San Francisco will be the site of the first public
session in the fall. Hearings will also be held in Chi-
cago during the winter and in Atlanta in the spring.
Dates of all three will be announced later. Additional
hearings will be scheduled on a regular basis so that
the Commission can hear from all those interested in
the future of libraries and information science.
At a two-day meeting last week at the National
Library of Medicine (NLM) and the Library of Con-
gress, NCLIS members heard from NLM's Director,
Martin M. Cummings and saw a demonstration of
MEDLARS II and the new information delivery sys-
tem MEDLINE. The following day, the Commis-
sioners discussed methods for developing national
plans in accordance with the legislation which formed
the Commission. They reviewed state library plans
with a view toward regionalization on an interstate as
well as an intrastate basis.
In other news, the Commission announced the
appointment of Roderick G. Swartz, Associate Direc-
tor of the Tulsa City-County Library System, to the
post of NCLIS Deputy Director. Mr. Swartz will
assume his new duties in early May.
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degrees in history from the University of Nebraska
and his master's degree in library science from the
University of Chicago in 1963. He served as Assistant
Executive Secretary, Library Administration Division
(LAD) of the American Library Association in Chi-
cago and with the Missouri State Library as Public
Library Consultant. In 1966, he joined the Tulsa Li-
brary System as Assistant Director and in 1970 was
named Associate Director. While in Oklahoma, Mr.
Swartz was an instructor in the Library School of the
University of Oklahoma and during the summer of
1970 was Visiting Lecturer at the University of Den-
A past-president of the Oklahoma Library Associa-
tion, he is currently chairman of the ALA's LAD
Statistic Committee for Public Libraries and a mem-
ber of the LAD Buildings and Equipment Section's
Committee on Public Library Architecture and the
LAD Committee on Comparative Library Organiza-
The NCLIS was established by an Act of Congress
in July 1970 to conduct studies of the library and
informational needs of the nation, including those of
rural areas and disadvantaged persons, and to develop
plans for improved services. An arm of the Executive
Branch, it makes recommendations to the President
and to Congress on how informational needs might
best be met through information centers, and school,
public, research and special libraries.
The 15-member Commission is headed by Fred-
erick Burkhardt, President of the American Council
of Learned Societies. Charles H. Stevens, formerly
with Project Intrex at Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, is Executive Director.

Edwin Colburn Appointed to Library Post
Edwin B. Colbum has been appointed Head Librar-
ian at Jacob Edwards Memorial Library, Southbridge,
Mass., effective May 1.
Mr. Colburn is a graduate of Amherst College and
Columbia University School of Library Service. He
has held positions with the New York Public Library,
and has served as Chief of Technical Services at
Northwestern University Library, Supervisor of the
Processing Department, Cleveland Public Library, and
Vice President and Director of Indexing Services at
The H. W. Wilson Company. He has been active in
professional organizations, serving on the American
Library Association's Program Evaluation and Budget
Committee, President of the Resources and Technical
Services Division, Vice President of the Reference
Services Division, and Executive Secretary of the

Division of Cataloging and Classification, and as
Secretary-Treasurer of the Council of National
Library Associations. From 1958 to 1970, Mr. Col-
burn was a member of the Decimal Classification Edi-
torial Policy Committee, and a board member of the
Index to Religious Periodical Literature.

John Kilbourne Named Anderson House Director
John D. Kilbourne has been appointed Director of
the Anderson House, a museum of the Society of the
Cincinnati in Washington, D.C. Herbert P. Weiss-
berger, formerly Director, has been named Director
Mr. Kilbourne has been Director of the Historical
Society of York County, York, Pa., Librarian of the
Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, and Curator
of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadel-
phia. He is a member of the Society of the Cincinnati
of Maryland.

Thomas Shaw to Retire
Thomas Shuler Shaw, former Head of the Public
Reference Section, Library of Congress, will retire at
the end of May from his present post as Professor of
Reference, Bibliography, and Government Publica-
tions at the School of Library Science, Louisiana
State University in Baton Rouge. Mr. Shaw was the
1968 winner of the Mudge Citation of the American
Library Association.

Washington SLA to Hold Annual Banquet
The Washington Chapter of the Special Libraries
Association will hold its annual banquet at 7 p.m.,
with a cash bar at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, May 2, at Fort
McNair Officers' Club, between 3rd and 4th Sts., S.W.
Theodore Reed, Director, National Zoological Park,
who recently returned from China with the pandas
will be the featured speaker. Honored guests on the
occasion of their retirement will be Ruth Fine, past
president of the SLA Chapter and Librarian of the
U.S. Office of Management and Budget Library, and
the Rev. James Kortendick, Chairman of the Depart-
ment of Library Science at Catholic University.
Persons planning to attend are asked to make reser-
vations early. Checks for $6.75 should be made pay-
able to SLA, Washington Chapter and mailed to Mary
Murphy, 8102 Birnam Wood Dr., McLean, Va.
22101. For further information, call 227-2104.

Retirement Dinner Planned for Father Kortendick
The Library Science Alumni Committee of Catholic
University is honoring the Rev. James J. Kortendick


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on the occasion of his retirement as Chairman of the
Department of Library Science at the University with
a dinner on Saturday, May 20, at the Mayflower
Hotel, Washington, D.C. The evening will begin at 5
p.m. with a Mass in the Pennsylvania Room, and be
followed by a reception at 6 p.m. in the Chinese
Room, and a dinner at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom.
Courtesy parking will be provided at the National
Geographic Society, 17th and M Sts., N.W.
A fee of $12.50 covers all costs including a purse.
Reservations may be made by check payable to
Charles Missar, Treasurer, 5617 32nd St., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20015. Further information may be
obtained from the Department of Library Science at
LA9-6000, ext. 527, or from Elaine Rosenthal,
Department of Interior Library, 343-2400, code 183.

Drexel Receives Grant to Study Industrial Journals
Drexel University has received a grant of $71,700
from the National Science Foundation to undertake
an international study of private industrial periodi-
cals. The study is to be performed by a team com-
posed of faculty members of Drexel's Graduate
School of Library Science and of the Graduate Li-
brary School of Antwerp, Belgium, and will encom-
pass publications in the United States, Great Britain,
and France.
According to project director Belver C. Griffith, no
one knows how many such periodicals exist in the
three countries, but estimates run as high as 10,000 in
the United States, 2,000 in Great Britain, and 500 in
France. The purpose of the study will be to identify
all periodicals and then to evaluate them as to subject
matter, substance, and quality.
It is hoped that when the one-year study is com-
pleted, scientists and technical researchers will have a
reference available to them which examines these
journals by subject matter and evaluates their quality.

Balch Institute Opens Microform Reading Room
The Balch Institute in Philadelphia has opened a
microform reading room to scholars and specialists in
American political history. The reading room will
serve as an interim facility until the Institute's
museum and library at Seventh and Ranstead Sts. is
The reading room is located in Room 1626 of the
Fidelity Building, 123 S. Broad St., and is open from
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Fridays. Reels
of microfilm from the Library of Congress Presiden-
tial Series and from series sponsored by the National
Historical Publication Commission are now available

for use. Additional microforms are on order. Those
wishing further information on the present collection
should call Catherine Brunetti at (215) 985-8139.

Bibliographies of Asian Studies Available
China and India are treated extensively in two new
reference publications on Asia. The first, Doctoral
Dissertations on China: A Bibliography of Studies in
Western Languages, 1945-1970 by Leonard H. D.
Gordon and Frank J. Shulman, appears in the new
Association for Asian Studies "Reference Series."
This is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary listing of
2,217 theses dealing in whole or in part with Mon-
golia, Tibet, and the overseas Chinese communities as
well as with China itself. The second, Frank J. Shul-
man's Doctoral Dissertations on South Asia,
1966-1970: An annotated Bibliography Covering
North America, Europe, and Australia, is the latest
publication in the recently inaugurated series "Michi-
gan Papers on South and Southeast Asia." A compila-
tion of 1,305 theses, it represents the latest and most
advanced doctoral research on the former civilizations
and the contemporary affairs of Ceylon, India, Nepal,
and Pakistan. Both bibliographies provide not only
information on the availability of the dissertations
cited and on the location of their published abstracts
but also ready access to the classified entries through
the author, institutional and subject indexes.
Copies of Doctoral Dissertations on China are avail-
able in hardcover for $12.50 and paperback for $3.95
from the University of Washington Press, Seattle,
Wash. 98195. Paperbound copies of Doctoral Disser-
tations on South Asia may be purchased for $3.50
from the Center for South and Southeast Asian
Studies, The University of Michigan, 130 Lane Hall,
Ann Arbor, Mich. 48104. Both publications will be
available for reference in the Orientalia Division in
the Library of Congress.

Cataloging Rules Published in Spanish
The authorized Spanish translation of the North
American Text of the Anglo-American Cataloging
Rules, Reglas de Catalogacibn angloamericanas, has
been published by the Organization of American
States as No. 7 of its Manuales del Bibliotecario. The
translation was prepared in two stages, the first by
Hortensia Aguayo and the second by her husband,
Jorge Aguayo. Although it bears the imprint date of
1970, it did not actually come off the press until
1971. Paperback copies may be obtained for $5 each
from the General Secretariat, OAS, Pan American
Union, Washington, D.C.

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Documentation Group Issues Automation Survey
The Documentation Group, SLA/NY Chapter, has
sponsored a second edition of its survey "Automated
Functions and Equipment in Libraries and Informa-
tion Centers of Greater New York," compiled and
edited by Martha H. O'Leary. Published as a 22-page
appendix to the 1972 edition of SLA/NY Chapter
"Special Libraries Directory of Greater New York,"
the study is now available as a separate publication.
Copies may be obtained for $2 each, prepaid, from
Mrs. O'Leary, 431 East 20th St., New York, N.Y.
10010. Checks or money orders should be made pay-
able to Documentation Group, SLA/NY.

Humanities Grants Awarded to 4 States
The National Endowment for the Humanities has
announced grants totaling $750,000 to four states-
North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin-
as part of its new State-based program of informal
adult education in the humanities. Grants to these

four states are part of a program initiated during the
past year by the National Endowment to share with
various state groups the responsibility for increasing
public programs in informal adult education.
The grants, which must be matched on a one-to-one
basis, previously were given to Florida, Georgia,
Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon, Oklahoma, and
Grants of $150,000 each were made to the North
Carolina Committee for Continuing Education in the
Humanities, George E. Bair, Director of Educational
Television, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Chairman; and to the Ohio Committee for Public Pro-
grams in the Humanities, Thomas H. Langevin, Presi-
dent, Capital University, Columbus, Chairman. Grants
of $125,000 each were made to the South Dakota
Committee on the Humanities, Jack W. Marken,
Head, Department of English, South Dakota State
University, Chairman; and to the Wisconsin Humani-
ties Committee, James Morton Smith, Director, Wis-
consin State Historical Society, Chairman.

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