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Vol. 32, No. 7

February 16, 1973

Treasures from the Rosenwald Collection, an ex-
hibit which opened Saturday, February 10, honors
the 82nd birthday of the noted bibliophile and print
collector, Lessing J. Rosenwald. At the opening in the
Great Hall of the Library of Congress, Mr. Rosen-
wald, whose gifts of rare books and works of art have
enriched the collections of the Library of Congress
and the National Gallery of Art, heard his benefac-
tions praised by several speakers. L. Quincy Mum-
ford, Librarian of Congress, thanked him for his
glorious gifts to the Library during the past 30 years,
gifts which "have enriched our lives as they will those
of generations to come." Mr. Mumford also read a
letter from the President of the United States in
which Mr. Nixon thanked Mr. Rosenwald for his
(Continued on p. 52)

Dr. Hamilton B. Webb has been appointed to the
staff as the Library's first, full-time Medical Officer.
He brings to the Library a vast amount of experience
in administration of a comprehensive health program
including preventive medicine, health maintenance
and health education.

Dr. Webb will be responsible for administering the
Library's health program which is designed to pro-
mote and contribute to the maintenance of the
medical fitness of Library employees. This includes
treatment of on-the-job illnesses or injuries; various
types of medical examinations and general health
reviews; medical counseling; referals to private physi-
cians when indicated; keeping employees aware of
(Continued on p. 57)

On January 23, the George Hyman Construction
Company acknowledged receipt of the Architect of
the Capitol's notice to proceed with the Phase III
construction work on the Library of Congress James
Madison Memorial Building. This established the
official starting date for the contract time of 840
calendar days, and accordingly, the work on the
superstructure is due for completion on May 12,
Two pedestrian tunnels from the Madison Building
are a part of the Phase III contract-one under
Independence Avenue to the Library's Main Building,
and the second under First Street to the Cannon
Office Building.
The cutting and removal of trees and shrubs, and
the erection of a fence around the southeast corner of
(Continued on p. 55)

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Angelicum Orchestra of Milan to Perform ...... .56
Dr. Webb Appointed Medical Officer 51,57-58
Fleming Presents Rosenwald Gift . ... 54
French String Trio Rescheduled . .... 56
Income Tax Service Provided . ... 52
Library of Congress Publications . ... 59
Madison Building Tunnels Begun . 5, 55
News in the Library World . ... 59-60
Rosenwald Collection Exhibit Opened 51-54
Staff News .......... ........ 56-59
Visitors toLC .................... 56
Washington's Birthday Observed . ... 56
Appendix I-ARL . .... A-29-A-31
Appendix II-ALA . ... A-33-A-39


Twenty staff members have been designated to
assist other employees in preparing their 1972 income
tax returns. Assistance will be offered by appoint-
ment every Tuesday and Friday beginning immedi-
ately. Staff members whose returns involve lengthy or
complicated problems such as business returns, prop-
erty sales, or extensive stock gains and losses, should
see a tax consultant outside the Library.
Employees in the Main and Annex Buildings may
go to Room C-125, Main Building, between 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. or call a particular assistant for an appoint-
ment. Employees at Crystal Mall Annex, Massachu-
setts Avenue Annex, Navy Yard Annex, Pickett
Street Annex, and Taylor Street Annex must call the
tax assistants in their buildings for appointments
which will be scheduled during the same hours as
above. From April 9 through April 16, tax assistants
will be available each work day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Taylor Street Annex
John J. Kozar, DBPH

Tax forms may be obtained in the Main Building in
the hallway near room MB-115; Annex Building
lobby near room A-2004; Crystal Mall Annex room
513; Massachusetts Avenue Annex lobby; Navy Yard
Annex Fiscal Office; Pickett Street Annex Division
Office; and Taylor Street Annex Reference Section.

(Continued from p. 51)

generosity on behalf of the people of the United
States. The final speaker was Frederick R. Goff, the
Library's Honorary Consultant in Early Printed
Books and former Chief of the Rare Book Division,
who discussed one of the outstanding books in the
Rosenwald Collection, the superb manuscript, the
Giant Bible of Mainz.

The tax assistants and their locations are as follows:

Room C-125, Main Building ext.
Mary Wright, Shared Cataloging 5285
Jeanne Jagelski, Shared Cataloging 5314
Gerald Anderson, Shared Cataloging 5288
Astrid Redditt, Shared Cataloging 5288
Charlotte Bell, Shared Cataloging 5288
Susan Biebel, TPRO 5212
Diane Dixson, Order Division 5370
George Jovanovich, Law Library 5088
Evangelos Andros, Administrative Dept. 5560
Huey Cole, Disbursing Office 5202
Robert Ujevich, CRS 6012
Margaret Brady, CRS 5764

CrystalMallA nnex
Harriet Oler, Copyright 557-8737
Lewis Flacks, Copyright 557-8737

Massachusetts Avenue Annex
Pearl Owyang, F RD 5947
Mervin Shello, FRD 5947

Navy Yard Annex
Ben Catchings, Card Division 6162
Coulter Bracken, Card Division 6162

Pickett Street Annex
Barbara Noe, G&M 370-1216


February 16, 1973

Inserting the sheet of bent Plexiglas and two of the treasures into an exhibit case. From left to right are Mr. Etherington, Mr.
Clarkson, Mrs Terry, Mrs. Brown, Mr. Albro, and Miss Reichley. Mr. Waters is partially visible under the case.

Mr. Rosenwald, who now lives in Jenkintown, Pa.,
was born in Chicago in 1891. He was educated in the
schools of that city and at Cornell University. Associ-
ated with Sears, Roebuck and Company from 1911
until 1939, he was Chairman of its Board of Directors
from 1932 until his retirement seven years later.
Already a collector when he had to share this interest
with his business, he was able upon his retirement to
devote much of his time to collecting and carefully
assembled a collection of more than 2,500 rare books
ranging from medieval and Renaissance manuscripts
to the finest examples of contemporary printing. It
contains more than 500 printed volumes from the
15th century selected in support of Mr. Rosenwald's
central interest, book illustration, and exemplifying
the historical progress of fine printing.
In 1943 Mr. Rosenwald made his original gift to the
Library of Congress of approximately 500 choice
books and manuscripts; he has continued to add to
his collection with unparalleled generosity. His collec-

tion of fine prints, which he has also presented to the
Nation, is among the treasures of the National Gallery
of Art.
The 82 items on exhibit, selected by William
Matheson, Chief of the Rare Book Division, in consul-
tation with Mr. Rosenwald himself, are brilliantly
displayed in the north, south, and west galleries of
the First Floor. The books are so displayed that the
viewer can see both binding and opened pages
through Plexiglas cradles that were made in the Li-
brary's Restoration Office. Following a design con-
ceived by Christopher Clarkson, Head of the Rare
Book Restoration Section of the Restoration Office.
staffs of both the Exhibits Office and the Restoration
Office worked on the exhibit. Details of the design
concept were worked out jointly by Mr. Clarkson,
Peter Waters, the Library's Restoration Officer,
Donald G. Etherington, the Conservation Training
Officer, and Herbert J. Sanborn, the Library's Ex-
hibits Officer. Nancy M. Reichley, Margerv A.

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Updegraff, Leonard C. Faber, and Arthur G. Burton,
all of the Exhibits Office, and Thomas C. Albro,
Margaret R. Brown, David E. Dance, Charles
Dondero, I. Shelley Fletcher, Barbara P. Gould, Ains-
worth C. Johnson, Norvell M. Jones, Linda K. Mc-
Williams, and Ercell H. Terry, all of the Restoration
Office, took active and significant parts in fabricating
i.e various portions of the exhibit or assembling and
L.stalling it.
Illustrating the variety and scope of Mr. Rosen-
wald's gifts to the Library, the exhibit includes six
illuminated manuscripts, incunabula, early atlases,
scientific books, and recent rare editions of well-
known works. Also on. exhibit are a number of rare
16th-century maps and suites of illustrations by such
artists as Picasso, Miro, Chagall, Matisse, Derain, and


One of the particularly exciting features of the
Rosenwald Collection has been its continued, pur-
poseful growth. As a fitting symbol of this vitality,
the Librarian announced at the opening of the exhibit
of Treasures from the Rosenwald Collection the
newest addition to the Collection, a gift presented to
the Library of Congress by John Fleming in honor of
Mr. Rosenwald's 82nd birthday. Mr. Fleming is the
distinguished antiquarian book dealer from New York
City, successor to the late Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach
from whom Mr. Rosenwald purchased so many of the
notable books in his collection.
For his gift on this memorable evening Mr. Fleming
chose a most appropriate book, the Florence, 1489
edition of the Fior di Virtu. A slightly later, illus-
trated edition of this text printed in Florence in 1491
is one of the glories of the Rosenwald Collection and
is included as item 29 in the exhibit. The woodcuts
from the 1491 edition-of which the Rosenwald copy
is the only example known-were reproduced in fac-
simile in The Florentine Fior di Virtu of 1941 pub-
lished by the Library of Congress in 1953 is an En-
glish translation by Nicholas Fersin.
The Fior di Virtu is a compendium gathered from
many sources-the philosophers, the Holy Fathers,
the Bible, the Gesta Romanorum, and others. The
name of the compiler is unknown but the authorship
of Cherubino da Spoleto has at times been proposed

on highly doubtful authority. The opening paragraph
of the book, as rendered in Nicholas Fersin's transla-
tion, states the subject: 'Flowers of Virtue'...
treats of all the human vices which should be avoided
by the man who wants to live according to God, and
it teaches how one must acquire virtues and righteous
customs according to the authority of holy theolo-
gians and many outstanding philosophers." Each of
the chapters describes a vice or virtue, gives examples,
and ends with a short moral paragraph.
Although such a text would not today strike the
average reader as entertaining, the Fior di Virtu was a
"best seller" in the 15th century. In the Introduction
which he wrote to the 1953 edition published by the
Library of Congress, Mr. Rosenwald listed 66 15th-
century editions of the Fior di Virtu, 56 from Italy,
eight from Spain, and two from France. The Goff
Census of 15th-century books records holdings of 16
of these editions in North American libraries, none in
more than two copies and 13 in only one. The
uncommonly large number of editions indicates the
book's popularity as clearly as the small number of
surviving copies underlines its present rarity.
The 1491 edition in the Rosenwald Collection con-
tains no mention of the name of the printer. Students
or printing history have not been able to agree which
of the two most likely candidates-Jacopo di Carlo or
Bartholommeo di Libri-was actually responsible for
the book's production. Mr. Rosenwald leans to
Bartolommeo di Libri. In his Introduction referred to
earlier he discusses in some detail the Florence 1489
edition of the Fior di Virtu, the one which Mr.
Fleming has presented to the Library, of special inter-
est in his argument because this edition has been
assigned on good evidence to the press of Bartolom-
meo di Libri. The 1489 and 1491 editions differ in a
number of significant details-the former is not illus-
trated and is printed in roman types, while the latter
is extensively illustrated and printed in gothic types-
and agree in at least one detail-both contain a
rhymed colophon.
Mr. Fleming's gift of the 1489 edition, of which
only one copy had previously been recorded in this
country, brings together the two editions for further
comparison and study. With this gift the Library of
Congress owns five of the 16 editions of the Fior di
Virtu recorded in this country: the two editions
discussed above; the 1492 edition printed in Venice
by Matteo Capcasa (di Codeca), also part of the
Rosenwald Collection; the Venice, Nicolaus Jenson
edition of 1472; and the Venice, Giovanni Ragazzo
edition of 1490. [Iflliam Matheson]

February 16, 1973

(Continued from p. 51)

the Main Building grounds, which started on January
29, is in connection with the Independence Avenue
tunnel and is the first noticeable sign of the Phase III
work. The removal, relocation, or disposal of the
planting on the landscaped lawn area has been done
by staff of the Architect of the Capitol. Protecting
the remaining trees and shrubs during construction is
the responsibility of the contractor.

The excavation, relocation of utilities, and con-
struction of this tunnel will be in three stige, The
first stage will include that portion of the tunnel
which runs from the Main Building to the wall of the
southeast lawn at Independence Avenue. The tunnel
will connect with the Main Building on the cellar level
at the corridor between the present paint and carpen-
ter shops. The second stage will start at the north
foundation wall of the Madison Building and extend
north to the south curb of Independence Avenue.

The third stage will run

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C Stre et

The two pedestrian tunnels for the LC James Madison Memorial Building are shown on the
above map. Tunnel "A" will be under Independence Avenue to the Main Building. Tunnel
"B" will be under First Street to the Cannon House Office Building. "C" is the present
pedestrian tunnel between the Main and Annex Buildings.

under Independence Avenue
and connect with the two
earlier stages of construc-
tion. Before starting each
stage, a fence enclosure will
be erected around the area
involved. Because of the sur-
face excavation which will be
involved in each leg of the
tunnel construction, it will
be necessary during the final
stage to divert all Indepen-
dence Avenue traffic onto a
temporary surface which will
be constructed over a part of
the northeast quadrant of
the Madison Building, at
ground level, and over the
adjoining pavement.
During this construction,
at least through the first
stage, the sidewalk between
the southeast door of the
Main Building and Second
Street will be blocked. Most
pedestrian traffic between
the Main and Annex Build-
ings should be via the north-
east door and sidewalk, or
through the tunnel connect-
ing the two buildings The
southeast door will be used
only as an entrance for
small deliveries and for staff
members assigned parking
spaces on the back lot. At
this time it is not known
how long this inconvenience
will last; however, the
southeast sidewalk w ill be
reopened for normal use as
soon as possible.

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On Friday evening, February 23, the Gertrude
Clarke Whittall Foundation in the Library of Con-
gress will sponsor a concert of instrumental chamber
music by the Angelicum Orchestra of Milan. This
orchestra was founded in 1941 and is composed of
about 30 professional musicians from various Italian
conservatories. The conductor of the ensemble is
Bruno Martinotti. Their program will include Sonata
No. 3 in C major by Gioacchino Rossini; Concerto in
C major by Antonio Vivaldi; Concerto for horn and
orchestra by Saverio Mercadante; Symphony in A
major, K. 201 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; and
Multipli for 28 instruments by Giacomo Manzoni.
The concert will begin promptly at 8:30 p.m. in the
Coolidge Auditorium of the Library. Tickets for this
concert will be distributed by Patrick Hayes, 1300 G
St., N.W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., on Monday, Febru-
ary 19. 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.
This concert will be broadcast in its entirety by
station WETA-FM (90.9), and made available to sta-
tions in other cities through the Katie and Walter
Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.


The French String Trio concert, sponsored by the
Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation, originally
scheduled for February 2, at 8:30 p.m. in the Coo-
lidge Auditorium, will be held on Monday, February
26, at 8-30 p.m. Tickets for February 2 will be
honored on February 26. No other tickets are avail-


Dr. Guy Sylvestre, Director of the National Library
of Canada in Ottawa, visited LC on January 26 to see
the Copernicus exhibit in the Rare Book Room. He
was greeted by the Librarian and shown the exhibit
by Mrs. Janina Hoskins, Area Specialist (Poland and
East Europe) in the Slavic and Central European
Division, and Tom Burney, Supervisor of the Rare
Book Reading Room.

Washington's Birthday Observed

The Library will observe Washington's birthday
on Monday, February 19.
Service will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the Main Reading Room, Thomas Jeffer-
son Room, Slavic Room, Science Reading Room,
Local History and Genealogy Room, Newspaper
and Current Periodical Room, Law Library Read-
ing Room, National Union Catalog, and Congres-
sional Reading Room. The study rooms and study
table areas will be open. All other divisions of the
Library will be closed.
On Sunday, February 18, the Library will pro
vide its usual Sunday Service.
The exhibit halls in the Main Building will be
open from a 11 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on Sunday,
February 18, and from 8:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.
on Monday, February 19.

Mrs. Inger Mattsson, Chief Librarian of the Munici-
pal Library, Sodertilje, Sweden, spent two weeks in
Washington as she began a six-month tour of Ameri-
can libraries under the auspices of the American-
Scandinavian Foundation.
N. O. Oderinde, Senior Librarian, National Library
of Nigeria, Lagos, visited the Library of Congress as
well as meetings of the ALA Midwinter Conference
during his first week in the United States. Mr.
Oderinde has a State Department grant to visit perti-
nent libraries throughout the country. Mr. Oderinde
is in charge of technical services at the Nigerian
National Library, and is also Secretary of the Nigerian
Library Association.
Kesete Belay, a librarian from Ethiopia studying
library science at George Peabody College on an AID
grant, visited LC in mid-January. When he completes
his work, he will return to the staff of Hlaile Selassic I
University Library.


Mrs. Mirrian G. Brannum of the Buildings Services
Section, Buildings Management Office, was presented
a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on February 1
by F. E. Croxton, Administrative Department Direc-
Mrs. Brannum, the former Mrs. Dorsey, joined the

February 16, 1973

Library staff in 1947 as a Charwoman. In December
1960 she became Assistant Head of the Char Force,
Annex, and was promoted again in February 1970 to
Head, Annex, the position she now holds.
Before coming to the Library, Mrs. Brannum
worked for the U.S. State and Interior departments
and for the Federal Works Agency.
Guy Jaoui, Administrative Assistant to the Field
Director of the Library's PL-480 Program in Israel,
was recently presented a 10-year Federal Service
Award pin.
Mr. Jaoui has been with the office in Tel-Aviv since
1969. His previous Government service was with the
Agency for International Development in Tunisia, the
U.S. Embassy in Paris, and USIS in Tel-Aviv.

L. Clark Hamilton, Chief of the Computer Applica-
tions Office in the Information Systems Office, has
been appointed Assistant Register of Copyrights. Mr.
Hamilton, who will report to his new post on Febru-
ary 26 will be responsible for the principal manage-
ment and personnel operations of the Copyright
Office. He will also direct the automation of Copy-
right Office operations and coordinate its automation
plans with those of the Information Systems Office.
Before coming to the Library of Congress in 1970,
Mr. Hamilton had been with the International Busi-
ness Machines Corporation for seven years, as a
systems analyst, systems manager, and Manager of
Legal Information Systems. For a two-year period he
was loaned by IBM to the National Alliance for Busi-
nessmen, where he served as Vice President in charge
of Operations.
A native of Massachusetts, he attended schools in
Foxboro, Mass., and graduated from the University of
Iowa in 1952. He did graduate work at Syracuse Uni-
versity during 1952-53 and obtained a J.D. degree in
1958 from the Georgetown University Law Center.
On active duty with the U.S. Air Force from
1952-56, he also served with the Central Intelligence
Agency and as a civilian employee of the Air Force. A
member of the Virginia and Florida bars, he is also a
member of the American Bar Association, the Federal
Bar Association, and the Phi Delta Phi legal frater-
nity. He is currently on the Editorial Board of the
journal, Law and Computer Technology, and has
written a number of articles in this field.
Mr. Hamilton lives in Colesville, Md., with his wife,
the former El-Marie Riehle, their three sons, David,
Scott, and Christopher, and their daughter, Leigh.

(Continued from p. 51)

important aspects of health care, such as coronary
artery disease, drug abuse, smoking and cancer;
making available voluntary health screening such as
diabetes and glaucoma detection, and innoculations.
Emergency care and treatment for visitors to the
Library while they are on the premises is also pro-
vided. Dr. Webb will have an office in the Annex
Health Room (A-1017) and will periodically visit the
other buildings. He will advise the Library administra-
tion on all problems relating to health.
Dr. Webb's medical practice has been in internal
medicine (cardiology), general medicine, and aviation
medicine. For the past three years he has served as
Medical Officer for the United States Air Force in
this country and in Vietnam. Before that, he was

Dr. Hamilton B. Webb

Director of Professional Services, Health and Environ-
ment, in the office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary
of Defense, and had previous experience in the Sur-
geon General's Office, USAF.
Dr. Webb received a B.S. degree from Yale Univer-
sity and an M.D. from Columbia University. He in-
terned at Bellevue Hospital and the Lenox Hill
Hospital, New York City, also serving his residency at

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the latter. His post-doctoral work was at the New
York University School of Medicine (Department of
Therapeutics), the U.S.A.F. School of Aviation
Medicine, and the U.S. Navy School of Public Health.
In 1971, he received the American Medical Associa-
tion's Physician Recognition Award. He has contrib-
uted articles to numerous professionals journals, a
weekly syndicated newspaper column, and has writ-
ten numerous book reviews.
Dr. Webb, who is a Brigadier General, retires from
the military service on February 28, and will report
to the Library on March 1.

Appointments: Anna R. Anderson, deck attendant, GS-2,
S&R, 3-600; Barbara H. Bares, research secretary, GS-5, Libn,
4550; Joseph P. Biniek, analyst in environmental policy,
GS-14, CRS EP, 4330; Helen Bronson, paperwork manage-
ment technician, GS-7, CS, 4496; John M. Gaines, bibliogra-
pher, GS-9, CRS L, 4395; Mark S. Holloway, supply clerk,
GS-4, Procurement, 4534; Deborah L. Jones, clerk-typist,
GT-2, Photodup, 2-100; Patricia D. Kyte, clerical assistant,
GS-3, Photodup, 3-100; Evelyn E. Leedy, cataloger, GS-7,
Cop Cat, 4335; Russell A. Neal, mail clerk, GS-3, Cop Serv,
10-200; Leon Soroka, photographer (still), GT-3, Photodup,
Temporary Appointments: Connie L. Greb, reference assis-
tant, GS-5, CRS C, 4418; Gerald Hamilton, clerk, GS-3, CRS
C, 4383; Larry Q. Nowels, information resources assistant,
GS-5, CRS L, 4488; Stephen M. Phillips, analyst in environ-
mental policy, GS-7, CRS E, 4482.
Reappointment: Michael Carmakee, research analyst, GS-9,
FRD, 4494.
Promotions: Hugh J. Colihan, legal analyst, GS-11, CRS A,
4425; Ellen Collier, specialist in U.S. foreign policy, GS-16,
CRS F, NP; James L. Cunningham, publications clerk, GS-5,
Card, 4435; Bernard E. Gibson, warehouseman, WG-5, Card,
4560; Susan M. Johannsen, clerk-typist, and receptionist,
GS-4, Procurement, 4330; Jean F. Kridle, library technician,
GS-7, Cop Ref, 4120; David S. Monk, publications clerk,
GS-5, Card, 4435.
Temporary Promotions: Edward Jefferies, CS, to acquisi-
tions assistant, GS-5, CRS L, 4481; Donna E. Maguire, refer-
ence assistant, GS-5, CRS C, 4418.
Transfers: Rosa Marie R. Scotton, Cop Exam, to library
technician, GS-7, Cop Ref, 4120; Fred S. Stein, Share Cat, to
library technician, GS-7, Cop Ref, 4120; Margaret E. Whit-
lock, Trng, to research assistant to the deputy director,
GS-11, CRS D, NP.
Resignations: John S. Anderson, Cat Publ; Lynn E. Ander-
son, Preserv; Henry W. Bogsch, Cop Exam; Lynette Brooks,
NUCPP; Andrew M. Johnson, S&R; Judith Ann Skinner, Ov

Mary Jane Gibson, Assistant Head of the Bibliogra-
phy and Reference Correspondence Section of the
General Reference and Bibliography Division, is the
compiler of "United States of America National Bibli-
ographical Services and Related Activities in 1971,"
which appeared in the winter 1972 issue of RQ, the
official quarterly journal of the Reference and Adult
Services Division of the American Library Associa-
The survey continues the series begun in 1961 by
Mrs. Helen D. Jones at the request of the then Refer-
ence Services Division. It represents an expansion of a
report for 1971 submitted to UNESCO in response to
an annual questionnaire. Among the subjects dis-
cussed are national institutions, professional associa-
tions, interlibrary cooperation, and mechanization.
Selected titles are included for such diverse topics as
national bibliography, music, area studies, indexes
and abstracts of periodicals, and translations from
foreign languages.
John R. Hebert, Reference Librarian in the Geogra-
phy and Map Division, is the author of an article in
the December 1972 issue of Special Libraries. The
article, "Panoramic Maps of American Cities," is
based on a paper read at the Special Libraries Associa-
tion Convention held in Boston last June. Mr.
H6bert's article deals with the panoramic map fad in
the United States from 1865-1930. Reprints of the
article are available from the Geography and Map
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

The Library of Congress Employee Union, Local
2477 AFSCME, will hold its monthly meeting on
Wednesday, February 21, at 11:30 a.m. in the rear of
the cafeteria. All employees are invited to attend. The
Union officers are President, Bob McCoy, Copyright
Office; First Vice President, Judith Farley, General
Reference and Bibliography; Second Vice President,
Lee Stinner, Serial; Recording Secretary, Harriet
Aveney, Motion Picture; Treasurer, Laverne B. John-
son, Congressional Research Service; Corresponding
Secretary, Elizabeth Auman, Music; Sergeant at
Arms, Cecil Dixon, Catalog Management; and Mem-
bers at Large, Sylvia Gee, Catalog Publications, Hugh
McNeil Card Division, and Raymond Schmitt, CRS.

The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union's
38th Annual Meeting will be held on February 21 at
4:45 p.m. in the Coolidge Auditorium. The agenda

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will include a fiscal report for the year 1972, the
election of officers for the Credit Committee and
Board of Directors, and a drawing for a portable tele-
vision set and other prizes. Credit Union membership
cards must be presented for admission to the meeting.


Library of Congress Catalog. Music and Phono-
records: A Cumulative List of Works Represented by
Library of Congress Printed Cards. January-June
1972. (vi, 401 p.) For sale by the Card Division,
Library of Congress, Building 159, Navy Yard Annex,
Washington, D.C. 20541, for $20.
MARC User Survey, 1972. MARC Development
Office, Library of Congress. 1972. (58 p.). Limited
quantity free upon request to the Central Services
Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
20540. This report describes the results of a survey of
MARC subscribers and the uses of MARC made in
1972. The survey was made by Becker and Hayes,
Inc., on contract to the Library of Congress and con-
ducted by Josephine S. Pulsifer. The LC project direc-
tor was Patricia E. Parker.
The primary purpose of the survey was to help the
MARC Development Office plan future expansion of
the MARC system to meet the needs of the library
community as well as the internal needs of the Li-
brary. The study summarizes the products and ser-
vices of the subscribers and indicates planned as well
as existing systems.
The National Union Catalog: A Cumulative Author
List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards
and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries.
October 1972. (xx, 922 p.) and November 1972. (xx,
1155 p.) For sale by the Card Division, for $730 for
the nine monthly issues with three quarterly cumula-
New Serials Titles-Classed Subject Arrangement.
December 1972. (51 p.) Prepared under the sponsor-
ship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and published monthly by the Library of Con-
gress. For sale by the Card Division, for $25 a year.
Subject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs
of the Library of Congress. January-September 1972.
Supplement to the 7th edition 1972. (276 p.) With an
appendix of Subject Headings for Children's Litera-
ture. Supplement to January-September 1972. (2 p.)
For sale by the Card Division, at $30 a year.

Correction. The price of the 1968-1972 quinquen-

nial cumulation of The National Union Catalog is
incorrectly cited on page A-15 of the Appendix in the
January 19 issue of the Inf rmnation Bulletin as sold
by J. W. Edwards, Inc. at a pre-publication price of
$1,265. This price existed only for orders received
and paid for by January 31, 1972, after which the
full list price of $1,390 became effective.

Press Release: No. 73-74 (February 2) Library of Congress
will present Ian Hugo, engraver and filmmaker, in a discus-
sion of eight short films, on February 14.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1616-1, 1616-2, and
1616-3 (January 29) provided current information on the
Library's telephone services.
Special Announcement: No. 542 (January 30) announced
the observance of Washington's birthday on Monday, Febru-
ary 19, 1973.


FLC To Sponsor Library Management Workshop
The Federal Library Committee's Task Force on
Education will sponsor an Executive Workshop in
Library Management and Information Services in San
Francisco on March 29-30. The workshop is designed
to explore in depth various management aspects of
library science concerned with service. During the
workshop the following topics will be discussed
through the use of case histories, panels, lectures, and
audio visual presentations: General Accounting Office
View of Appropriate Federal Library Activity;
Federal Research Resources; Legal Responsibilities;
Automation-Standard Guidelines, Networking,
Federal Service Center; Manpower Training; Execu-
tive Reference Techniques; and the Federal Library
Committee Assistance Program.
The cost of the workshop is $75 per person and
will be payable by the agency or individual upon
acceptance as a participant. Nominations for Federal
and military personnel should be submitted by letter
or on Optional Form 37. State, city, and other local
governments as well as eligible international organiza-
tions may nominate personnel by letter from an
authorized official. All nominations should be sent to
the Executive Secretary, Federal Library Committee,
Room 310, Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.
20540, by March 15. Nominations may be accepted
after this date on a space available basis. Further
information may be obtained by calling the Federal
Library Committee at (202) 426-6055.

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SLA To Hold Reception for New Members
The Special Libraries Association, Washington
Chapter, will honor its new members at a reception to
be held in the Rotunda Room at the British Embassy,
3100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., at 7 p.m. on Febru-
ary 22. John Grigor Taylor, Information Counsellor
at the Embassy, will speak on the topic "Anglo-
United States Relations." Refreshments will be served
by the Embassy. Information and reservations may be
obtained by writing to Mrs. Elaine Kurtz, 6640
Adrian St., New Carrollton, Md. 20784, or by tele-
phoning Mrs. Kurtz during the day at (301)
529-2555, or during the evening at (301) 474-3552.
Free parking will be available on Observatory Circle
Road, off Massachusetts Ave.

MLA Holds Annual Meeting in New York
The 87th annual meeting of the Modern Language
Association of America was held in New York City,
December 27-30, with English meetings at the Ameri-
cana Hotel and foreign language meetings at the near-
by New York Hilton Hotel. Approximately 10,000
persons attended, about one-third of the MLA
membership. In addition, 34 associated groups, in-
cluding the American Association of Teachers of
Italian and the American Studies Association, met
simultaneously with the MLA.
Traditional concerns of literary and linguistic
scholars were discussed and three to five scholarly
papers were read at four section meetings-American
Literature, English, Medieval, and Romance-and at
69 group meetings. In addition, there were 119
seminars on the traditional (Renaissance drama), the
recent (Barth, Cabell, Heller, Vonnegut), and the
topical (computer study of language and literature).
There were also three forums, each with a series of
workshop-discussion groups, on the general topics:
"Women Writers in Modern Foreign Languages,"

"Humanities and Mid-America," and "Professors and
The general meeting on December 27 featured the
Presidential Address by Stuart Atkins, Professor
German, University of California at Santa Barbara,
and the keynote address, "Humanities and the
Academic Profession," by Ronald S. Berman, Chair-
man of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Following the general meeting the poet Muriel
Rukeyser spoke on "Medical Aid to Indochina."
Among several prizes awarded, at the meeting of
the American Literature Section, Willard Thorp,
Professor of English, emeritus, Princeton University,
received the Jay B. Hubbell medal for distinguished
service to American literary scholarship. Both Pro-
fessor Thorp and Professor Hubbell are former Con-
sultants to the Library of Congress in American
Letters, 1944-51, and in American Cultural History,
1964-66 respectively.
The 1973 meeting will be held in Chicago Decem-
ber 27-30. The president of the MLA for 1973 is
Florence Howe, professor of humanities, State Uni-
versity of New York at Old Westbury.
[John C. Broderick]

NCLIS Publishes First Annual Report
The National Commission on Libraries and Infor-
mation Science has published its Annual Report
1971-1972, covering the first nine months of Com-
mission work. The report describes the important
initial organizational period of activity and includes
background information, along with a summary of
contracts and committee activity. The report was pre-
pared for the President and the Congress and is avail-
able from the Superintendent of Documents, U.S.
Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C.
20402, for 40 cents a copy. The GPO stock number
is 5200-00002.


Vol. 32, No. 7

February 16,1973

Washington, D.C., January 27, 1973

The 81st meeting of the Association of Research
Libraries was held in Washington, D.C. on January
27. Following a call to order and an introduction of
new members, alternates, and guests, John P. McDon-
aid, the presiding officer, introduced Roger Heyns,
President of the American Council on Education, and
John Hughes, of the U.S. Office of Education, as
featured speakers.
Mr. McDonald noted that four years earlier a repre-
sentative of the Office of Education addressed ARL
and pointed up the Federal role in education as: con-
tinuing support for both public and private institu-
tions; assisting institutions in meeting both
institutional and Federal missions; assisting in a drive
for equality of opportunity; and as seeking solutions
to societal problems. He asked both speakers to
address "Trends in Higher Education in the Seven-
Mr. Heyns, a specialist in clinical psychology with
recent experience as Chancellor, University of Califor-
nia at Berkeley, has written extensively in the fields
of group dynamics, group observation methods, and
decision making. On beginning his presentation Mr.
Heyns immediately cited the substantial discrepancy
between national goals, as identified by legislative
action, and the current and projected funding level.
He said the discrepancy is substantial and growing.
"The ensuing discomfort will result in a re-
examination of both goals and funding. Everyone will
grow in awareness."
Mr. Heyns also said the re-examination will bring
about altered goals and an evaluation of the extent to
which we wish to tax ourselves. The nation has
authorized programs of great magnitude. Indeed, if all
programs authorized for social good were imple-
mented- excluding welfare efforts-11 million people
would have to be employed to manage and operate
the programs.
Revenue sharing is too recent an innovation to be
measured. If taxes grow even slightly we will be in a
"holding pattern." If taxes remain at the current level
we "will lose." Mr. Heynes predicted a "holding pat-
He also sees a reduction in effort necessary to
effect a "better fit." Proposals to improve current
expenditure patterns will be examined and given

support. Those programs requesting incremental
funding will not be rewarded. Librarians must partici-
pate in the re-examination to develop a better fit
between responsibility and resources. A lower level of
aspiration and adjusted resources will result. He
accepted this concept of lowering.
A major task for everyone in higher education was
seen as development of a theory for operation. The
questions that must be answered are "who pays for
what, at what level, and for what purpose?". A
national posture must be developed. All must have a
viable approach and discussions must not become
polarized. All must become serious students and
informed participants.
The shift in locus in decision making from the
Federal to the State was noted. Mr. Heyns predicted a
trend toward systems and coordinated action. Great
research libraries require planning on a coordinated
cooperative basis.
In summary Mr. Heyns indicated a need for librar-
ians and all educators to re-examine goals and related
finance; a shift in decision making from the Federal
to the State; and a growth in system work is inevi-
Mr. Hughes indicated that he could speak only of
priorities and not of specific Federal budget items. He
stated that we all are living under vetoed appropria-
tions and continuing resolutions. He cited seven
budget priorities: (1) recognition of student aid;
(2) institutional aid to black southern colleges and
other deserving institutions; (3) de-emphasis of
categorical programs (4) emphasis on revenue shar-
ing; (5) emphasis on innovation; (6) creation of a
National Library of Education; and (7) new forms
of interstate cooperation. Mr. Hughes indicated that
the Office of Education and the National Institute of
Education would work closely with the National
Commission on Libraries and Information Science
and the Library of Congress. He sees librarians within
U.S.O.E. as bound together in an "advocacy unity"
and looked forward to cooperation and the develop-
ment of new strategies.
An extensive question-and-answer period followed.
Mr. Hughes was asked if there had been consultation
with the library community concerning the National
Library of Education concept. He stated that NLE

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was "no more than an idea-an effort to turn away
from formula grants." Another questioner asked
"Should we not restrain ourselves when we talk about
the creation of national libraries?". Mr. Hughes
replied that "agencies should be structured as
When asked how libraries could participate in
revenue sharing Mr. Hughes suggest "coordinated
action with State and Federal representatives to
figure strategies for participation." Mr. Hughes saw
revenue sharing as "viable" and State and local review
as "better than national review."
One member of the audience asked if "some states
do not have restrictive constitutions regarding sup-
port for private institutions that could result in a
cutoff of Federal funds." Mr. Heyns said he believed
that was the case.
"How can innovation be accomplished with less
money, fewer people, and small programs?". This
question was answered by the suggestion that Federal
monies should be used to develop new delivery
systems to hurry things to new clientele.
The session closed with brief summary comments
by Mr. McDonald.
Committee reports opened the afternoon business
meeting. Ben Bowman, Chairman of the Statistics
Committee, stated that "It is now one year since
ARL's membership approved adoption of criteria for
membership that required collection of statistics on:
(1) the number of currently received serial and jour-
nal titles, (2) the average annual number of Ph. D.'s
awarded by the University over the past three years,
and (3) the annual average number of fields in which
Ph. D.'s were awarded over the previous three years."
He noted that his committee recommendations are:
(1) that no change of format be made in Academic
Library Statistics for 1972-73; (2) that, despite obvi-
ous difficulties, using the UNESCO definition for
periodicals and the HEGIS Report for Ph. D. Fields is
a practical means for establishing medians in two of
the new quantitative criteria required for member-
ship. Therefore, no change in definitions is recom-
mended for 1972-73; (3) that the ARL Newsletter
should request members to notify the ARL office of
libraries that might qualify for ARL membership.
Finally, Mr. Bowman indicated that "the committee's
experience to date confirms what we all know about
statistics. They are useful, even if somewhat habitual;
not 100 percent reliable; and they tend to defy
standardization. Accordingly, the Statistics Com-
mittee would remind the membership that making
any significant changes in definitions, procedures, or

kinds of data compiled by the ARL office would
require at least a two year period in which to work."
The Interlibrary Loan Committee reported on
National Science Foundation funded projects. David
Weber, Chairman, described a two part effort: (1) an
investigation of means to develop equitable finance
and fee systems; and (2) an examination of a
national periodical resource center. He also described
a feasibility study of an electronic ILL network.
The electronic system was cited as SILC-System for
Inter Library Communication. Mr. Weber saw the
existing ILL system enhanced by a computer-based
network to facilitate requests, accounting, etc. It
would provide automatic logging and transfer, auto-
matic billing, automatic referral, and speedy checking
of bibliographic validity. Plans include a pilot study
of systems in operation by 1975.
Roy Kidman, Chairman of the Committee on Role
and Objectives, spoke next. His Committee sees the
mission of research libraries as the need to "identify,
preserve, and provide access to the recorded infor-
mation needed by researchers."
The mission of ARL is seen as the need to
"strengthen and extend the capabilities of individual
research libraries; promote collective action by
research libraries and responsible components of the
system; and advance within its competence, the inter-
ests of the research community." Mr. Kidman said
that his committee would develop draft objectives for
ARL. Further, he said, the list of overall objectives
should not number more than 10. They should
extend the concepts contained within the mission
statement of ARL. They should be stated within a
context of understanding that forces for change will
inevitably affect the responsibilities and opportunities
for research of libraries and ARL. The objectives of
ARL might be developed around a small number of
specific activities such as study, inform, influence,
operate, and promote. He will report in full at the
May meeting in New Orleans.
Following coffee a short business meeting preceded
reports from ARL Commission Chairmen. The
Development of Resources Commission was cited as
overseeing work of the Foreign Newspaper Microfilm
Committee, the Preservation Committee, and the
Western European Subcommittee on Foreign Acqui-
sitions. The Organization of Resources Commission
discussed a review of prospects for universal biblio-
graphic control being pursued at the same time the
Committee on an Upgradable Serial Data Base and
the NPAC Advisory Committee were working.
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three occasions and is directing attention to access by
external scholars and access by commercial users.
Warren Haas reported for the Management of
Research Libraries Commission. He is "thinking
about" how to improve actual management tech-
niques and the development of personnel classifica-
tion schemes. He would like to create a "center for
management procedures" to expand visibility. He also
proposed regional workshops of one or two days
duration to assist librarians in re-thinking the plan-
ning process to permit research libraries to act col-
Duane Webster of the ARL Office of Management
Studies, following Mr. Haas, announced the Council
on Library Resources had given money to ARL for
three years continued support of OMS. He also
indicated that a major effort was going into the
design of a management review and analysis program.
In late 1973 and early 1974 a policy manual would
be compiled, a meeting of ARL planning and budget
officers would be effected, and a study of the uses of

machine-readable data bases implemented.
A report of the External Affairs Commission by
Chairman Roy Kidman indicated the group was
preparing a paper for presentation at the May 1973
ARL meeting.
Stephen A. McCarthy, Executive Director of ARL,
reported on recent activity. He noted termination of
the Slavic Center, effective September 1, 1972, and
the establishment of a Chinese Center, effective July
1, 1973. The latter is funded by matching grants from
the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment
for the Humanities. ARL has published two books
during the past six months.
The Presidential Report concluded with the state-
ment that the ARL meeting pattern is under
William Buddington was introduced as President-
elect. He expressed confidence in the future of ARL
and announced that the annual meeting of the Asso-
ciation will be held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New
Orleans, La., on May 11-12. [Frank Kurt Cylke]



Vol. 32, No. 7

February 16, 1973

Washington, D.C., January 28-February 3, 1973

Because meetings of the ALA membership are con-
vened at the annual conference only, the Midwinter
conference program stated clearly that the event
scheduled by the Executive Board for the evening of
January 30 was an informal meeting, "solely for
information, and according to policy no action"
could "be taken." Katherine Laich, ALA President,
opened the session and introduced the first speaker,
Richard Thompson. Co-chairman of the ad hoc
Committee on Flood Damaged Libraries.
Hastily formed in the summer of 1972, the com-
mittee went into action while the waters were still
receding from the stricken areas. Its first concerns,
said Mr. Thompson, were to determine the Federal
Government's responsibility, to assess the extent of
private contributions, and to establish a modus
operandi. Federal response was prompt; Public Law
91-606 was passed at once and was followed by other
acts to cover private institutions, schools, and so on.
According to Mr. Thompson the replacement of
desks, shelves, and equipment was a fairly simple
matter since these are budget line items and their
value easily ascertained. The values of books, the
committee found, are not easily determined, opinions
being many and varied. Private response has been
somewhat slower. The H. W. Wilson Company made a
large contribution to the relief of the damaged librar-
ies, but private gifts have been small and scattered.
The greatest damage was in Pennsylvania, Mr.
Thompson said, and he paid tribute to the response
of the State Library and the State Librarian, who
aided the committee in many ways. He also acknowl-
edged the generosity of Temple University, which
supplied him with office space and office help.
Arthur T. Hamlin, Co-chairman of the Committee,
outlined the procedures followed in the drive for
books for the damaged libraries. Both individual and
institutional donors were asked to list each title that
was being offered on the librarian's indispensable 3x5
card with enough information to identify it. Cards,
not books, were sent in packs from the central office
to the damaged libraries. Each library was asked to
separate the cards into two groups-books wanted
and books not wanted-and return both groups to the
central office. In some cases, where an extensive lot

was submitted in list form, the list was used instead
of the cards. Cards returned representing books not
wanted were sent out again to other libraries. The
cards for books wanted were sent to the donor with
shipping instructions and a statement of valuation for
income tax purposes. Donors packed and shipped the
books to the waiting library.
Hazleton Area Public Library, which is located on a
hill and was therefore high and dry, was the depot for
gifts from publishers.
Mr. Hamlin advanced the theory that the future
would bring more rather than fewer floods. He
believes that there should be a standing committee of
knowledgeable people who are familiar with "half a
dozen emergency measures" and who have the tele-
phone numbers of various experts in particular phases
of restoration and preservation. He reported that the
committee has voted to extend its responsibilities,
and that it recommends a contingency fund to cope
with future disasters.
The second presentation, a report on the work of
the Staff Committee on Mediation, Arbitration, and
Inquiry was opened by Robert Wedgeworth, ALA's
Executive Director. He pointed out that the presenta-
tion would describe the committee's makeup and
operations, but would not discuss individual cases.
Mrs. Ruth Frame followed Mr. Wedgeworth to the
podium, to outline the composition and operation of
the committee. Established in 1971 with the intent of
improving understanding in the committee's particu-
lar areas of responsibility, SCMAI is made up of five
ALA staff members: the executive secretaries of the
Association of College and Research Libraries and of
the Library Administration Division, the director of
the Office of Intellectual Freedom, one member at
large who holds office on a term basis-usually one
year-and the executive director of the association,
who acts as chairman. Other senior staff members are
drawn in from time to time, and, on special problems
and inquiries, the committee may also enlist the help
of a team of members.
The committee meets regularly once a week,
oftener if necessary. In the question-and-answer
period which followed the complete SCMAI presenta-
tion, Beverly Lynch, Executive Secretary of ACRL
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1972, said she spent a minimum of four hours a week
on the assignment and that between October 10 and
December 31, SCMAI had claimed 60 1/2 hours of
her time.
Robert Case, Director of the School Library Man-
power project, reported on the committee's case load.
SCMAI has received 46 cases and seven requests for
information. Sixteen of the 46 cases are now under
study; 11 were withdrawn; 19 have been settled.
Seemingly, problems requiring mediation, arbitration,
or inquiry are equally divided among the sexes. Of
the 41 individual library employees seeking the com-
mittee's aid, 20 were men, 21 were women.
State chapter action was urged by the next speaker,
Judith Krug, Director of the Office for Intellectual
Freedom. Many problems could be avoided, she
claimed, if librarians understood certain basic princi-
ples. Among the areas she proposed for action at a
state or local level are the following: a clear definition
of "academic status." Librarians, she declared, should
learn to read a contract. The time to raise questions is
before, not after, signing it; in other words, one
should negotiate before negotiations are closed. The
second area that should demand chapter interest and
action is the formulation of definite personnel
policies and procedures. Few librarians, Miss Krug
said, understand the term "due process." Personnel
policies and procedures should provide clear guide-
lines for hiring and firing without infringement on the
employee's rights as a human being. Her third
proposed area of activity is intellectual freedom.
SCMAI, in turning to the chapters, hopes that they
will prevent problems in intellectual freedom. To this
end, ALA will offer a national prototype workshop
on intellectual freedom, April 16-17 in Chicago. The
goal of the workshop is to prepare each participant to
plan and carry out a similar workshop on a state or
regional level. If the plan succeeds, many problems in
intellectual freedom should be prevented.
Mr. Wedgeworth opened the question-and-answer
period that followed, although all the platform speak-
ers were called on to answer inquiries from the floor.
Despite numerous attempts to bring up the McConnell
report, Mr. Wedgeworth was firm in adhering to the
committee's intention not to discuss individual cases.
Other questions raised from the floor included one for
assistance in drawing up a personnel policy and the cost
of SCMAI. There were differing points of view regard-
ing SCMAI's operations. Mr. Wedgeworth pointed out
that policies must be worked out in practical situations.
SCMAI, in confronting problems, must deal with what
is, not what ought to be. [Sarah L. Wallace]

The Committee on Equal Employment in Libraries
(ad hoc), newly created, is charged with the develop-
ment of a major policy statement on discriminatory
practices in the employment, recruitment, training,
and promotion of individuals employed in libraries.
The draft of the policy statement should be ready for
presentation at the Las Vegas annual meeting.
Both sessions at Midwinter were concerned with
(1) deciding on the form the statement should take,
(2) working on the wording of the preliminary draft,
and (3) identifying points to be emphasized. It was
agreed that a policy statement in itself was not
enough, but that a supportive section must also be
developed in which interpretations, amplifications,
and suggestions for implementation would be offered.
The committee consists of Mrs. Barbara Manchak,
Assistant Head, Undergraduate Library, University of
Maryland, Chairman; David Kaser, Director, Cornell
University Libraries; E. J. Josey, Chief, Bureau of
Academic and Research Libraries, New York State
Library; Library; John Armendariz, Director, Mexi-
can American Council on Education; Mrs. Alice Ihrig,
Trustee, Public Library, Oak Law, Ill.; and Mrs.
Patricia S. Hines, Assistant Chief, Catalog Manage-
ment Division, Library of Congress.[Patricia S. Hines]

The Social Responsibilites Round Table, Status on
Women Task Force met on January 30. Chairperson
Michelle Rudy presided, conducting both a business
meeting and informal discussion. Continued support
was requested for the Task Force Newsletter at a sub-
scription rate of $1 and for the Roster, a job sheet
listing women looking for advanced positions in the
field of librarianship.
Helen Rippier Wheeler, Associate Professor, Loui-
siana State University, reported on the results of a
questionnaire sent by her under the auspices of the
Status on Women Task Force to library school
administrators. The questionnaire dealt with place-
ment services and attempted to determine discrimina-
tion practices at this point in the job market. Only 8
of 51 accredited library schools have thus far
Rita Kort, Watts Branch of Los Angeles Public
Library, reported on her study of the potential day
care facilities for the ALA Las Vegas meeting. The
hotel has a service available but plans to charge
approximately $12 a day per child. A university,
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services which are located in a church and run by two
graduate students. The cost will be $15 a day for the
entire group to rent the church and $2 an hour for
the two women students.
Kathleen Weible reported on the possibility of
holding a preconference or conference within a con-
ference when ALA meets in New York in 1974. The
preconference would of necessity be limited to a
specified number and open only to women appli-
cants. Funding is to be requested from ALA. The
aim, at present, is to be an inward look at the atti-
tudes of women in the profession as opposed to the
outward look of attitudes of others towards women.
Consideration was given to the possible methods of
holding discussions in Las Vegas this fall. The sugges-
tion was made that small group discussions be held
with school and public at one time and academic and
special at another. Within these groups three sets of
discussions were possible; one dealing with conscious-
ness raising, one with a medium level women's libera-
tion movement, and one with a strong activist-level
women's liberation movement. It was also announced
that the president of NOW will be at Las Vegas to
speak to the group.
Requests were made by the chairperson for various
volunteers. The Status on Women Task Force would
like to support nominees to ALA Council, SRRT
Action Council, and SRRT Clearinghouse. A new
chairperson for the Status on Women Task Force will
also be needed in June 1973. [Beth I. Krevitt]

"Been Down so Long ... an Information Workshop
on Correctional Reform" drew over 100 persons, not
only librarians from several states but also lawyers
and individuals working in prison reform in the Wash-
ington, D.C. community, to All Souls' Unitarian
Church on Thursday, February 1. Planned by the
ALA Social Responsibilities Round Table Task Force
on Prison Libraries, the District of Columbia Library
Association-SRRT, the Prison Information Reform
Project, and ALERTS, the conference centered on
the exchange of information between prisoners and
the public, barriers to that exchange, and methods of
removing or minimizing those barriers.
In his keynote address, Jim Welbourne of PIRP
stressed the total separateness of prison life. For the
most part, American society has abrogated its respon-
sibility toward those who break its rules and has
allowed the correctional authorities to rule supreme
over the inmates. When an Attica forces the public
into shocked awareness of prison conditions, a

temporary improvement can be noted. But because
no regular monitoring activity or reporting is available
to the public, the prison walls soon shroud the in-
mates from public view and concern again. Librarians,
Welbourne concluded, as traditional purveyors of
information, are as responsible as the press for effect-
ing an unobstructed flow of information between the
prisoners and the free.
To aid in this effort, several workshop participants
brought with them for exchange materials concerning
projects in their local communities, documentation
on present or pending state legislation on the estab-
lishment of law libraries in prisons, and cases involv-
ing free access to information for prisoners.
Following this exchange, the conferees viewed two
films, one on recidivism, the other, the official docu-
mentary on the Attica upheaval. After both films, a
panel of ex-offenders from area prisons led group
discussions, relating the content of the films to their
own experiences inside. They also offered suggestions
on the kinds of information which would aid inmates
soon to be released to adjust to the society which had
left them behind; for example, occupational counsel-
ing, skills training, and a directory of community
organizations and activities which might provide
opportunities for involvement or recreation.
Before the homemade supper cooked by Mrs. Mary
Lanier, of Federal City College, Lola Singletary, a
trustee of the D.C. Public Library, spoke on new
directions for prison reform. [Judith Farley]

The MARC Users Group, under the chairmanship
of Frederick G. Kilgour, Ohio College Library Center,
held its meeting on Monday afternoon. James Rizzolo
of New York Public Library was elected chairman for
the coming year.
Philip Long, also from the Ohio College Library
Center, made a short presentation on the use of MARC
records at OCLC and the creation of records by the
OCLC participating libraries. He reported that at the
present time, the OCLC data base contains more than
541,000 records of which 44 percent are OCLC rec-
ords, the remainder being Library of Congress MARC
records. He indicated that a significant portion of the
OCLC records constituted titles out of scope in the
existing MARC Distribution Service, such as non-
English material and material older than 1968.
Mr. Kilgour raised the question of whether partici-
pating libraries would prefer to receive 1600 bpi tapes
(rather than the standard 800 bpi). Seven libraries
indicated interest.


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Henriette Avram of LC's MARC Development
Office, provided a brief survey of current MARC
activities including the projected subject, serials, and
maps distribution services. She described current
work in the international area in the fields of content
designators and expanded character sets. She also
mentioned that the ALA Interdivisional (ISAD/
RTSD/RSD) Committee on Representation in
Machine-Readable Form has been asked to set up a
MARC advisory committee to aid the Library of Con-
gress when format changes are proposed.
Mr. Kilgour closed the meeting with a statement
commending the Library of Congress for the general
high quality of the MARC records.
[Mrs. Lucia J. Rather]

The Information Science and Automation Division,
Information Technology Discussion Group presented
a discussion on "In-service Training in Media: Do
Librarians Need It?", between panelists Suzanne T.
Isaacs, Editor-in-Chief of McGraw-Hill Films and
William J. loffman of Johnson County Community
College, Overland Park, Kan. There were approxi-
mately 30 people in attendance representing all types
of libraries and positions, from a cable television
expert from New York University's Alternate Media
Center to a public library administrator from South
Bend. Ind.
Miss Isaacs, who is a member of the Educational
Materials Producers Council of the National Audio-
visual Association, expressed the opinion that the
materials producers were interested in setting up
workshops and training programs to fill the need of
librarians in this field but that they first wished to
ascertain that a need existed. Mr. Hoffman, a member
of the Association for Educational Communications
and Technology, represented both the general user of
media and the administrator of a media center. He
spoke of the need for better education in library
The group agreed that there was a training need but
could not seem to agree on who needed what. Does
the librarian or the administrator need the training?
Should the training be during the educational process
or on the job? Should the training be hardware or
software oriented? Should it include methods of
production to allow libraries to begin producing their
own materials? And, most important, who should pay
for the entire process? [Beth I. Krevitt]

The ACRL/ANAS Executive Committee met on
Monday, January 29. Opening remarks were made by
Chairman Theodore Welch and minutes of the Pro-
gram Committee meeting and the last Executive Com-
mittee meeting were presented by Secretary Henry
Discussed was the current proposal to change the
name of this ACRL section from Asian and North
African to Asian and African, with Mr. Welch report-
ing that final action will be taken when the entire
committee meets in Las Vegas. It was then suggested
that an additional name change, Asian and African to
Asia and Africa, be presented to the ACRL board for
The remainder of the meeting dealt with planning
for future programs. Adrian Jones led the informal
discussion on the forthcoming Las Vegas Conference,
and most comments concerned the agenda of the pro-
gram. The RTSD/ISAD/ACRL joint program on
serials in non-western languages will open with a
discussion of cataloging problems and will consider
other problems involved in handling non-western
language serials.
Mrs. Jean Henderson, representing the planning
committee for the ANAS/ARTS joint program at the
Las Vegas Conference, asked for ANAS participation
in her committee's presentation. The ANAS Execu-
tive Committee agreed to present a slide lecture on
some aspect of African art.
Om P. Sharma, Chairman-elect presented for com-
ment a tentative draft of a proposed ANAS two-day
preconference workshop at the 1974 New York
Conference. Problems brought out in the ensuing
discussion included funding the workshop and deter-
mining if the problems facing area studies specialists
are similar enough to attract sufficient positive
response to the workshop. [Beverly Gray]

At the International Relations Committee meeting
on January 30, Robert Vospers, University of Califor-
nia, Los Angeles, reported on the advance planning
currently under way for the International Federation
of Library Associations meeting in 1974. The meeting
will be held the week of December 8 at the Hilton
Hotel in Washington D.C., with an expected atten-
dance of 1,500 members, the largest IFLA meeting in
the association's history and the first to be held in the
United States. John Lorenz, Deputy Librarian of
Congress, and Foster Mohrhardt, Consultant to the
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chairmen of the central planning committee for the
meeting. The theme will be "National and Inter-
national Planning."
Irving Liebermann, University of Washington,
reported on the progress of the ad hoc committee on
the devastated library project in Nigeria. Six Nigerian
libraries have been selected by the committee to
receive books and equipment under the terms of the
project. Field Enterprises, Inc., has begun by sending
World Book Encyclopedia to these libraries, and
other publishers and library suppliers are also
expected to contribute. No termination date for the
project has been set.
David Clift, former ALA President, reported on his
visits to libraries in Cologne, Paris, Budapest, and
Scandinavian cities while on an ALA travel grant.
Future plans include visits to Bulgaria, Hungary,
Yugoslavia, and Rumania in April and to Africa later
in the year. [Phyllis Rasmussen]

The Association of Cooperative Library Organiza-
tions met on Wednesday, to consider "Funding for
Consortia: Stimulus and Response." Glyn T. Evans,
Chairman, presided over a brief business session
before introducing the guest speakers.
Edwin Olson, University of Maryland, and Freder-
ick Kilgour, Ohio College Library Center, participated
in preliminary technical discussions. Mr. Olson
described the "Study of An Improved Interlibrary
Loan System for Academic Libraries" being pursued
by the Association of Research Libraries and Westat,
Inc. with support from the National Science Founda-
tion. The study will focus on physical access to
materials via the interlibrary system, and the investi-
gation of means to establish the present interlibrary
loan system on a sounder basis through a more equi-
table method of finance will include the mechanics
and implications of a suitable fee system. Recommen-
dations will be made which, if adopted and imple-
mented, would result in immediate improvements to
the present system.
A feasibility study will also be made of a national
periodicals resources center as a method of improving
the interlibrary loan system. The investigation will
provide data which will help policy makers decide
whether or not to proceed with a national periodicals
center, which would provide long-range improve-
ments in the system.
Both parts of the research program will be con-
ducted concurrently. The general methodology in-
cludes plans to review existing data, literature, and

initial field visits; develop alternative working models
and determine trade-offs; obtain librarians reactions
to alternatives; finalize models for implementation;
and consider strategies for implementation.
Mr. Kilgour then discussed pending legislation relat-
ing to the tax exempt status of cooperative service
organizations, followed by Katherine M. Stokes, U.S.
Office of Education, and Jean Connor, New York
State Library, who addressed the central theme, the
former considering "Federal Funding" and the latter
"State Funding." Both discussed activities pursued
following receipt of funds with examples of both
successful and unsuccessful consortia arrangements.
[Frank Kurt Cylke]

The first session of the Interlibrary Loan Com-
mittee of the Reference and Adult Services Division
was chaired by Mrs. Virginia Boucher, University of
Colorado Libraries. The members of the committee
and the 20 observers present were invited to the
Library of Congress for a special tour of the Loan
Division and the National Union Catalog reference
John W. Kimball, Jr., Assistant Head of the Union
Catalog and International Organizations Reference
Section of the Library of Congress, reported on the
forthcoming publication of the expanded instructions
for users of the National Union Catalog reference ser-
vice. The instructions booklet entitled The National
Union Catalog: Reference and Related Services
should be ready for distribution this spring and will
be sent automatically to those now using the service.
Charles H. Stevens, Executive Secretary of the
National Commission on Libraries and Information
Science, discussed national interlibrary loan studies
now underway for the commission, including such
topics as national and regional lending libraries for
both periodicals and monographs.
Stanley McElderry, Director of the University of
Chicago library, discussed current interlibrary loan
studies covering financing interlibrary loan activities
through the imposition of a fee on borrowers, the
feasibility of establishing a national periodical re-
search center, and an electronic network for inter-
library loan communication called System for Inter-
library Loan Communication. Mary Lou Lucy,
Librarian of Butler Library, Columbia University,
reported on the new revision of the Directory of
Institutional Photoduplication Services in the United
States, compiled by Cosby Brinkley, and on the revi-
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services. Each of the speakers entertained questions
following their reports. The final item discussed at
the morning session was problems encountered in
borrowing Canadian dissertations. The chairman of
the Canadian Library Association's Interlibrary Loan
Committee is preparing a statement concerning the
lending of these items for incorporation into its
manual. The session was concluded shortly before
noon. [John W. Kimball]

The Reference and Adult Services Division's Cata-
log Use Committee, set up to study the developments
in catalog use and their applications to reference ser-
vice, met to review its study on book catalogs, tenta-
tively scheduled to appear in the spring 1973 issue of
RQ; to discuss its role in a program on catalogs in
microform format, slated for the Las Vegas meeting;
and to examine project proposals for further atten-
tion and possible study. Concetta Sacco, West Haven
(Conn.) Public Library, served as Chairwoman. While
no definite action was taken at this meeting with
regard to the committee's next major project, con-
sideration was given to a proposal involving a study of
the use made by librarians of the published book
catalogs of the Library of Congress.
[Constance Carter]

The Conference Program-New York 1974 Com-
mittee of the History Section, Reference and Adult
Services Division, met on Tuesday morning to begin
planning the program of the History Section for the
1974 ALA Conference in New York City. The meet-
ing was chaired by Mrs. Marianne Feldman, Oregon
Historical Society, the temporary chairman of the
After some discussion of a number of possible
themes, it was decided that the History Section
should hold two program meetings, both dealing with
local history and its impact upon libraries. The first
meeting will consist of a lecture by a leading local
historian on trends in local history. The second meet-
ing will be a workshop during which librarians will
have the opportunity to discuss specific problems
with resource persons who are experts in various
aspects of local history. At the close of the meeting,
Gunther Pohl, New York Public Library, was ap-
pointed Chairman of the Committee. The Committee
will next meet in Las Vegas to continue planning for
the 1974 Conference. [BarbaraA. Burkey]

"Congress, Coalitions and Community Concerns"
was the theme chosen for the President's Program
held Wednesday night. Katherine Laich, ALA Presi-
dent, introduced Joseph Shubert, Chairman of the
Association's Legislative Committee, who told his
audience that it was no accident that ALA was meet-
ing in Washington at a time when the President is
beginning a new term and when a new Congress is
organizing. This thought was emphasized by the pro-
gram's deft and entertaining mistress of ceremonies,
Germaine Krettek, Director of the ALA Washington
office for 15 years before her recent retirement. Miss
Krettek stressed the need to convince communities of
the importance of good library service and declared
that the need is even more urgent at the Federal level.
She then called upon Richard M. Scammon, Director,
Elections Research Center, and NBC political consul-
tant, Washington, for a discussion of the present Con-
Mr. Scammon told the audience that Congress is
much abused but it is representative of the country as
a whole. Its members have a strong sense of their
"representativeness," he said. Congress understands
that the average American voter is personal and
parochial in many of his interests and so, Mr. Scam-
mon said, are Congressmen. This factor has great
importance to organizations such as ALA, whose
members are often close to the people they serve.
Most Congressmen try to stay close to the center, he
claimed, although one Congressman's center might be
further left or right than another's. The present Con-
gress, in Mr. Scammon's opinion, is not much differ-
ent from its predecessors. There has been a slight shift
to the right in the House and to the left in the Senate,
but he sees no significant change. After a brief discus-
sion of events and non-events that influenced the
election, Mr. Scammon pointed out that members of
Congress basically will follow their perceptions as to
the needs and wants of their constituents up to the
point where these needs and wants conflict with the
individual member's conscience. In summing up, Mr.
Scammon told the librarians that libraries exist in lots
of places and that lots of people use libraries, points
one and two in influencing Congress.
Manfully and cheerfully overriding a case of laryn-
gitis, the next speaker, Charles Lee, Executive Secre-
tary of the Committee for Full Funding of Education
Programs and formerly on the staff of the Senate
Subcommittee on Education, emphasized the impor-
tance of cooperative effort in legislation. "Education
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February 16, 1973

of all," he said. He told his listeners that most Con-
gressmen are "terribly insecure" because they are not
sure what "you people out there" are thinking. He
advised those concerned with the legislative effort to
overcome any feeling of personal rancor when a pro-
gram is "totaled," as the various library programs are
in the President's budget. This does not mean that the
library segment should not try to get everything that
is necessary to carry on its programs, but credence
must also be given to the needs of others groups. "We
must recognize all educational needs," he said, "and
make sure that Congressmen realize the need for aid
to all areas of education." One of the great values of
coalition at the national, state, and local levels, he
pointed out, is the opportunity it offers to pick up
information and to share strategy. Coalition efforts in
Washington have proved successful enough to gather
the busy, overworked people involved for seven
o'clock breakfast meetings. He closed by saying that
"no delegate should go home from this conference
thinking his work is finished."
William Small, Vice President of Washington CBS
News, the third speaker, complimented ALA on
having the courage to invite someone from CBS, "the
President's favorite network," he added, tongue-in-
cheek. He observed that from the looks of the
budget, libraries must be another Presidential favor-
ite. According to a popular story, Mr. Small said, the
Vice President has three television sets-one always
tuned to NBC, one to ABC, and the third turned to
the wall. Taking the free flow of information as his
subject, Mr. Small declared that relations between
politicians and newsmen are perhaps more strained in
this administration than any other. Every president
on coming into the White House wants a cheerleader
not a journalist. He complimented the ALA on the
discussions regarding intellectual freedom and the
actions taken by the Council during this Midwinter
meeting in support of the free flow of information.
The question-and-answer period had started with
queries as to why library programs were deleted in
the budget and on the relationship between revenue
sharing and the cut in library programs, when an
unscheduled speaker, Ralph Nader, was announced.
Mr. Nader opened his remarks by saying that the
best move Congress could make would be to summon
all the Presidential aides and the President himself to

appear before the Members and then to read the Con-
stitution aloud to them slowly, paragraph by para-
graph, sentence by sentence, syllable by syllable. He
summarized some of the areas in which the President
now acts without recourse to Congress: he can
declare war; he can impound funds; he can reorganize
the Government, taking the powers of Cabinet mem-
bers and putting them in the hands of Presidential
aides; and he can make treaties and call them execu-
tive agreements. If Congress allows this course to con-
tinue, Mr. Nader observed, Capitol Hill will come to
be known as Withering Heights. He pointed out the
vast information sources available to the executive
branch and the restricted resources available to the
legislative branch. The annual budget for Congress, he
said, is $500 million, which is equivalent to the
appropriations for 2 1/2 days' operations in the
Pentagon. He pointed out that politicians will cut
expenditures in areas where they will get the least
opposition, and politicians think librarians are
"patsies." In their legislative efforts, he said, "librari-
ans should remember the significance of libraries in
influencing people, especially children." Secondly, he
recommended that libraries attempt to obtain the
services of a Madison Avenue public relations firm to
tell their story on a public service basis.
Several of the speakers recognized a natural tie
between the media and libraries. As one of them
observed, both are in the same business; but their
techniques are different.
Before the meeting closed, Eileen Cooke, director
of the ALA Washington office, presented Miss
Krettek with a book containing letters from over 200
of her friends, and Mr. Wedgeworth, following a tradi-
tion of longstanding, gave her the key to the McCor-
mick mansion, which was ALA's headquarters in
Chicago for many years. The key was handsomely
framed and symbolized the open door that would
always wait her at ALA.
The meeting was followed by a reception in Miss
Krettek's honor. So successful was the President's
Program, Miss Laich was kept busy turning aside the
compliments she received, declaring that all the credit
belonged to Miss Cooke, as disclaimer that she re-
peated at the Council meeting the following day.
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