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Vol. 32. No. 12

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March 23, 1973

Daniel Hoffman. poet and professor of English at
the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed
Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress for
the 1973-74 term beginning next September.
When Robert Frost took office as Consultant, he
called a press conference to announce his readiness to
be consulted by Congress; but in actual fact the
responsibilities of the Consultant are strictly literary.
They include editorial supervision of the Library's
recorded archive to contemporary poets reading their
own works, advising the Library on its literary collec-
tions, and recommending new material. The Consul-,
tant customarily presents two public lectures at the
Library during the year.
Mr. Hoffman is the author of five books of verse,
the most recent of which is Broken Laws (Oxford
University Press). He has received grants in poetry
from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and
the Ingram Merrill Foundation, and last year he was
elected chancellor of the Academy of American
Poets. His first volume, An Armada of Thirty Whales,
won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His
other books of verse are A Little Geste, The City of
Satisfactions, and Striking the Stones.
Twice a Research Fellow of the American Council
of Learned Societies, Mr. Hoffman is known also for
his critical writings. His latest study, Poe Poe Poe Poe
Poe Poe Poe, was published by Doubleday in 1972.

He is the author also of Form and Fable in American
Fiction (W. W. Norton & Co.), Barbarous Knowledge:
Myth in the Poetry of Yeats, Graves & ifuir (Oxford
University Press), and The Poetry of Stephen Crane
(Columbia University Press).
Mr. Hoffman, who was educated at Columbia Uni-
versity, taught at Columbia, at the Facult6 des Lettres
at Dijon, and at Swarthmore College before joining
the University of Pennsylvania faculty in 1966.
The Consultantship in Poetry was established in
1936 through a gift of funds to the Library of Con-
gress from the late Archer M. Huntington. The poets
who have held the post, in addition to Frost, are
Joseph Auslander, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren,
(Continued on p. 97)

The Library's Chinese saucer magnolia (magnolia
Soulangiana), the first one to bloom on Capital Hill,
was in full white bud on March 12 and now several
buds have opened fully. Its early efforts are helped by
the fact that its roots are directly over a heating duct.
In the past, this early blooming has lead to frost
damage that caused the blooms to be caf6 au lait
rather than the glorious white that nature intended.
Full public enjoyment of the magnolia is restricted
this year by the high board fence around the tunnel
construction site; it is even more the private delight
of the Loan Division staff.

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Armstrong Publishes Poetry ............. 96
Harrison Honored in Exhibit . 96
Hoffman Named Consultant in Poetry 95, 97
Juilliard Concerts March 29, 30 . ... 97
Library of Congress Publications . ... 99
New Reference Works . ..... 100
News in the Library World . ... 100-102
Staff News . ..... ....... 97-99
Spring Has Sprung . .... 95


William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the
United States, is the subject of a single-case Showcase
Exhibit in the west foyer on the ground floor of the
Main Building. Commemorating the 200th anniver-
sary of Harrison's birth, the exhibit includes items
from the Prints and Photographs Division, the Manu-
script Division, and the Music Division.
Among the items are a Currier & Ives color portrait
of Harrison and a photographic reproduction of a
watercolor portrait of his wife, Anna Tuthill Symmes,
by whom he had 10 children. A Historical American
Buildings Survey photograph shows "Grouseland,"
Harrison's home in Vincennes, Ind., which he occu-
pied while he was Governor of the Indiana Territory.
After achieving national recognition in the battle
against the Shawnee at Tippecanoe in 1811, Harrison
described the contest and defended his conduct in an
eight-page letter to Governor Scott of Kentucky. The
letter is also shown.
For almost 20 years after Tippecanoe, Harrison
held a variety of public offices, including U.S. Con-
gressman, Ohio State Senator, U.S. Senator, U.S.

Minister to Colombia, and Clerk of The Court of
Common Pleas in Hamilton County, Ohio. In 1840 he
became the Whig candidate for President, with John
Tyler of Virginia as his running mate. The hard-
fought campaign focused on Harrison's military
record, with "Tippecanoe and Tyler Too" as the Whig
slogan and hard cider and the log cabin as the sym-
bols of the northwest frontiersman. Three items in
the exhibit, a campaign poster, a colored wood-
engraved cartoon, and a sheet-music cover, are exam-
ples of the myriad of materials that were published
during the campaign. Finally, a lithograph by Charles
Fenderich depicts Harrison's inauguration at the east
front of the Capitol on March 4, 1941. Harrison
served the shortest term in U.S. Presidential history;
he died exactly one month after taking office.
The exhibit will remain on view through May.
[Nancy Reichley]


Phyllis E. Armstrong, who served the Library of
Congress as its first Special Assistant for Poetry from
1946 until her retirement in 1970, is the author of A
Witness in Washington, her first book of poems, just
published by Cornel Lengyel's Dragon's Teeth Press
of Georgetown, Calif. The volume contains a fore-
word by the poet Katherine Garrison Chapin, a close
friend of the author since the early days of the Poetry
Among the book's 43 poems are several inspired by
Miss Armstrong's quarter-century of work with the
noted poets with whom she served when they were
Poetry Consultants. In this genre are the opening
poem, "A Note from a Balcony (for Randall Jarrell),"
"No Soft Evangel for Conrad," 'The Dreamer and
the Dream (for Conrad and Mary Aiken)," "Moon
Landing (a Rememberance for Robert Frost)," and
others. Ranging beyond poets and the Poetry Office,
however, the poems vary in subject, mood, and
Upon her retirement from the Library, Miss Arm-
strong was cited for helpingn] immeasurably to
bring poetry and people closer together" when she
received the Distinguished Service Plaque of the
Amos R. Koontz Memorial Foundation. She has also
recorded her poetry for the Library's Archive of
Recorded Poetry and Literature, a rich and nationally
known collection which she was instrumental in

M.jrich 23, 1'173

(Continued nr p. 95)

Mr. Hoffman

Louise Bogan. Karl Shapiro, Robert Lowell, Leonie
Adams, Elizabeth Bishop, Conrad Aiken, William
Carlos Williams, Randall Jarrell, Richard Eberhart,
Louis Untermeyer. Howard Nemerov, Reed Whitte-
more, Stephen Spender, James Dickey, William Jay
Smith. and William Stafford. Mr. Hoffman succeeds
Josephine Jacobsen, who became Consultant in
Poetry in September 1971.


On Thursday and Friday evenings, March 29 and
30. the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation in the
Library of Congress will sponsor two concerts of
chamber music by the Juilliard String Quartet. The
members of the ensemble are Robert Mann and Earl
Carlyss, violins: Samuel Rhodes, viola; and Claus
Adam, violoncello. Their program will include Quar-
tet in A minor, Op. 29, D. 804 by Franz Schubert;
Six Bagatelles, Op. 9 by Anton Webern; Italian Sere-
nade in G major by Hugo Wolf; and Quartet in B flat
major, Op. 130, with the Grand Fugue, Op. 133, as
the finale, by Ludwig van Beethoven.
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 IL e,. 1300 G
St., N. W., beginning at 8:30 a.m., MtndaL, March
26. A service charge of 25 cents is placed on each
ticket, and only two tickets are dislibuicd to an
Telephone reservations may be made on Monday
morning by calling 393-4463. Mail orders are not
The Friday evening concert will be broadcast in its
entirety by station WETA-FM (90.9), and made avail-
able to stations in other cities through the Katie and
Walter Louchheim Fund in the Library of Congress.

Correction. The article regarding a Federal grant
received by the Library for employee advancement in
the Information Bulletin of January 26, page 30,
should have stated that "the Library of Congress has
received approval from the Civil Service Commission
of its proposal to administer a grant of up to $74,000
for the remainder of fiscal year 1973 and fiscal year
1974," rather than for "the remainder of fiscal year


Albert B. Duren, Offset Pressman in the Printing
Unit, Central Services Division, was presented a retire-
ment certificate and a 30-year Federal Service Award
pin on March 2 by Arthur Yabroff, Assistant Director
for Management Services, Administrative Depart-
ment. On March 1, Mr. Duren was guest of honor at a
reception, attended by present and former co-
workers. He was presented with a gift.
A native of Jefferson, S.C., Mr. Duren began his
long Federal career with the Library in November
1942 as a Messenger in the Mail and Delivery Section.
He left the Library one year later for duty with the
U.S. Army and returned in November 1945. He was
promoted to Offset Press Operator in the Duplicating
Section in September 1955 and to his present posi-
tion in August 1969.

Nicoletta G. Marketos, Head of the Romance Lan-
guages Section, Descriptive Cataloging Division. was
presented a 30-year Federal Service Award pin on
March 7 by William J. Welsh, Processing Department
A native of Utica, N.Y., Miss Marketos received an
A.B. degree from Elmira College in New York in

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1935 and a library science degree from the University
of Michigan at Ann Arbor in 1936. Before coming to
the Library in 1943, she worked in cataloging at the
University of Michigan and at Temple University,
Philadelphia. Most of Miss Marketos' work at the
Library has been in the Descriptive Cataloging Divi-
sion, where she began as a Junior Librarian, and has
served in progressively more responsible cataloging
positions. She was promoted to her present position
in February 1969.
Lt. Erskine J. Underwood, a member of the Special
Police Force, was presented a 30-year Federal Service
Award pin on March 12 by F. E. Croxton, Adminis-
tration Department Director.
Lieutenant Underwood, a native of Abbeville, S.C.,
attended Abbeville High School before entering the
U.S. Army in January 1943. He was graduated from
the Non-Commissioned Officers Training Academy at
Fort Mead, Md., and retired with the rank of Sergeant
(1st Class).
Lt. Underwood joined the Library's Special Police
Force in October 1964, was promoted to Sergeant in
May 1966, and to his present rank in January 1967.
Robert Dunn, Senior Reference Librarian in the
Chinese and Korean Section, Orientalia Division, was
presented a 20-year Federal Service Award pin on
March 7 by Warren Tsuneishi, Division Chief.
Born in Boston, Mr. Dunn received a B.A. degree in
1937 and an M.A. degree in international relations in
1939, both from Harvard University. From 1940 to
1947 he traveled, studied, and did research in China.
After serving eight years with the U.S. Treasury
Department, he joined the Library staff in 1960. He
has served as Research Analyst in the Defense
Research Division (now the Federal Research Divi-
sion), Technical Editor in the former Aerospace Tech-
nology Division, and Administrative Assistant in the
Catalog Publications Division. He was promoted to
his present position in October 1971.


Floyd Hedrick Named Procurement Chief
Floyd D. Hedrick has been appointed Chief of the
Procurement and Supply Division, Administrative
Department, effective March 12.
Mr. Hedrick has had 20 years of experience in
purchasing with several companies. Since 1966 he has
been Vice President of Purchasing with the Macke
Company, where he was responsible for a centrally-
controlled program of purchases and inventory
control totaling over $70 million annually. Before

that he held similar positions with the J. B. Kendall
Company and Trailways Bus System.
Mr. Hedrick is the author of Purchasing Manage-
ment in the Smaller Company, published by the
American Management Association in 1971, for
which he received an award of Distinction from the
International Council of Authors for the best book
making a major contribution in the business field. He
has been a frequent lecturer at purchasing manage-
ment seminars for the Association.

Intern Program Suspended
Under present Government-wide fiscal policies, all
Federal agencies, including the Library of Congress,
will in the fiscal year beginning on July 1, 1973, have
to absorb all or a large part of the costs of the 1973
Federal pay increase. The cost of this increase for the
Library for fiscal 1974 amounts to nearly
$2,800,000. Consequently all staffing activities are
being carefully and thoroughly reviewed to ensure
that the Library does not exceed its budget autho-
As part of this review, the Library has had to
suspend the 1973/74 Library of Congress Intern
Program. The decision was dictated not only by the
cost of the program itself but also by the Library's
inability to assure the interns of professional posi-
tions in the Library following completion of their
The Library plans, if the budget allows, to reinstate
the program in fiscal year 1975.

Appointments: Howard B. Abramoff, bill digester, GS-7,
CRS A, 4635; Janine M. D'Addario, secretarial assistant,
GS-5, LL 0, 4629; Barbara G. Grogan. book preparation
assistant, GS-3, Bind, 4601; Eugenia H. Harrison. keyboarder.
GS-5, NSDP, 4602; Diana Lee Matthews, card drawing clerk,
GS-3, Card, 11-500; Susan R. Stadfield, publications clerk,
GS-3, Cop Cat, 11-200.
Temporary Appointment: Linn E. Forhan, reference assis-
tant, GS-5, CRS E, 4443.
Reappointments: Hang-Kyoon An, language specialist.
GS-9, FRD, NP; Silas E. Bundy, warehouseman, WG-4,
DBPH, NP; Torence D. Mathis, deck attendant, GS-4, Ser,
Promotions: Francine M. Brown, E&G, to secretary to the
assistant chief, GS-6, Ser Rec, 4619; Novella K. Colbert, to
editorial assistant, GS-6, Ser Rec, 4610; George Garner, to
laborer leader, WL-4, Bldgs, 4523; Eric M. Keaton, Bldgs, to
laborer (laboratory), WG-3, Photodup, 4-100; Joseph E.
Miranda, to senior copyright examiner, GS-12, Cop Exam.
4507; Elvira T. O'Kelly, to senior film editor. GT-6, Photo-

March 23, 1973

dup. 4457; Braxton T. Pollard, Bldgs, to laborer leader.
WL-4, 4523. Andrew R. Porvaznik. Bldg%. to fiscal account-
ing clerk. GS-3 I MO. 4656; Diane D. Robertson, to cash
accounting clerk, GS-4, I MO. 4655; Sharon E. Russell, Cat
Publ. to clerk, GS-4. Card, 46 39, Jodi R. Sigmon, to senior
copyright examiner, GS-12. Cop Exam, 4507; Diana L Sloan
to secretary, GS-5, Card, 4577; Lillie L. Travers, to secretary,
GS-7. Ser, 4503.
Transfer: Patrick Nashan. Order, to cataloging assistant,
GS-5. Ser Rec, 4621.
Resignations: Ida Mae Conaway, FMO; Hobart Duckett,
Bldgs. Stephen P. Dwver. E&G; Robert B. Garver, G&M;
James A. Hare. Cop Cat; Phillip R. Kraft, CRS C; Ruth S.
Sweanngen. CRS F.

The Library of Congress Professional Association
will present Mrs. Elizabeth Hamer Kegan as the
speaker at its March 29 meeting. Her topic will be
"The American Revolutionary Bicentennial Celebra-
tion and the Library's Role in It." James H. Hutson,
Coordinator of the Library's Bicentennial Programs,
will also participate in the discussion. The meeting
will be held in the Whittall Pavilion at 11:45 a.m.


Accessions List: India. Vol. 12, No. 1. January
1973. (pp. 1-67.) Continuing subscriptions free to
libraries upon request to the Field Director, Library
of Congress Office. American Embassy, New Delhi,
Library of Congress Catalog-Books: Subjects. A
Cumulative List of Works Represented by Library of
Congress Printed Cards 1971 (1972). Vol. 1: A-Bid
(ix, 1003 p.) Vol. 2: Bie-Comis. (1008 p.) Vol. 3:
Comit-Electo. (949 p.) Vol. 4: Electr-From. (1001 p.)
Vol. 5: Fron-Ind. (1020 p.) Vol. 6: Ine-Leub. (927
p.) For sale by the Card Division for $375 for three
quarterly issues and an annual cumulation.
Library of Congress Catalog-Books: Subjects. A
Cumulative List of Works Represented By Library of
Congress Printed Cards. July-September 1972. Part 1:
A-F. (ix, 1013 p.) Part 2: G-Par. (888 p.) Part 3:
Pas-Z. (900 p.) For sale by the Card Division, Build-
ing 159, Navy Yard Annex, Washington, D.C. 20541,
now for $470 a year for three quarterly issues and an
annual cumulation.
Library of Congress Catalog-Motion Pictures and
Filmstrips: A Cumulative List of Works Represented
by Library of Congress Printed Cards. July-September

1972. (xi, 367 p.) For sale by the Card Division for
$25 a year for the three quarterly issues.
Title Change: The name of the Library of Congres
Catalog-Motion Pictures and Filmstrips will change
to the Library of Congress Catalog-Films and Other
Materials for Projection with the Publication of the
January-March 1973 quarterly issue. This change in
name reflects the change in the scope of the catalog.
Earlier issues include entries for all motion pictures
and filmstrips (but not for microfilms) currently cata-
loged or recataloged on Library of Congress printed
catalog cards using data supplied mainly by film
libraries, film producers, or distributing agencies.
With the first quarterly issue for 1973, the catalog
will include entries for the same material that
appeared in earlier issues and will include entries for
sets of transparencies and for slide sets. The catalog
will be based on data supplied by appropriate pro-
ducers, manufacturers, special libraries, or distrib-
uting agencies. Special subject headings developed for
juvenile literature and the Library of Congress classi-
fication numbers will be included for the new
material as well as for motion pictures and filmstrips
as has been the case in the recent past.
New Serial Titles: A Union List of Serials Com-
mencing Publication After December 31, 1949. 1971
Cumulation. (xii, 377 p.) Prepared under the sponsor-
ship of the Joint Committee on the Union List of
Serials and issued in eight monthly and four quarterly
issues and an annual cumulation. Supplement to the
Union List of Serials, 3rd Edition. For sale by the
Card Division for $150 a year.

Press Releases: No. 73-11 (March 13) George D. Cary
retires as Register of Copyrights, Abe A. Goldman named
acting Register; No. 73-12 (March 16) Daniel Hoffman
named Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Library of Congress Regulations: No. 1514-8 (March 6),
page 7, reflected the administrative adjustment of tort claims
reported to Congress; No. 213-10 (March 7) redefined the
organization and functions of the Order Division.
Special Announcements: No. 548 (March 6) announced the
appointment of Lloyd A. Pauls as Investigator, Equal Oppor-
tunity Office; no. 549 (March 8) announced the appointment
of Floyd Dudley Hedrick, Chief, Procurement and Supply
Division, Administrative Department; no. 550 (March 12)
informed the staff of the retirement of George D. Cary,
Register of Copyrights and the appointment of Abe A. Gold-
man, Acting Register of Copyrights; no. 511 (March 13) gave
the shuttle bus schedule to Pickett Street and Crystal Mall
Annexes, effective Monday, March 19, 1973.

LC Information Bulletin


According to the "Introduction" of David Wood-
worth's Guide to Current British Journals (London,
The Library Association, 1970. 296 p.
Z6956.G6W66), the work "is designed to provide a
quick reference source for the speedy identification,
and publication details, of British journals." "British"
is defined to include England, Wales, Scotland,
Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Channel
Islands; "some important journals from the Irish
Republic have also been included." Certain classes of
material were excluded, such as parish magazines,
girlie magazines, children's periodicals, student publi-
cations, and so on. In the main section of the work,
the journals are arranged by their Universal Decimal
Classification numbers, each entry providing the title,
date of first issue, previous titles and their dates, fre-
quency, level of appeal, coverage, features (e.g.,
abstracts, book reviews, legal notices, obituaries),
index frequency, number of text and advertising
pages in the issue examined, publisher's name and
address, subscription details, circulation, the date of
the issue examined, and whether the work is indexed
in the British Education, Humanities, or Technology
Indexes, or the Internationale Bibliographie der Zeit-
schriftenliteratur. "An appendix gives details of those
journals carrying abstracts from the literature of their
field." The work concludes with an index by title.
The Guide is available in the Main Reading Room
reference collection. [Robert Zich]

A Statistical Portrait of Higher Education, by
Seymour E. Harris (New York, McGraw-Hill, 1972.
978 p. LA227.3.H25), a report for the Carnegie Com-
mission on Higher Education, is a comprehensive
statistical study of higher education in the United
States with emphasis on the economics of higher
education but also covering other aspects of higher
education. Following the "Introduction and Sum-
mary," which includes general information and a
summary of most chapters, the body of the work is
divided into five parts containing 28 chapters cover-
ing problems relating to students, enrollment, faculty,
income and expenditures, and productivity and struc-
ture. One chapter deals with international compari-
sons. Approximately 700 tables drawn from official
sources and from "a wide variety of private surveys
and research projects" are included. "A substantial
proportion of the tables were constructed for this
volume." There is no index, but there is a very de-
tailed table of contents. An extensive list of refer-

ences appears on pages 965-978. Copies of this publi-
cation are available for reference in the Thomas
Jefferson Room and in the Main Reading Room.
[Eileen C. Donahue]

The newest addition to the Computext Bibliog-
raphy Series, Law Book Guide, has been received by
the MARC Development Office. The Law Book
Guide, Vol. 1, No. 1, edited by Gerald L. Swanson
and Philip P. Berelson, was published in January by
the Law Book Guide Press, a division of Computext
Communications, Ltd.
The bibliographic data is obtained from the weekly
MARC tapes which cover English language mono-
graphs cataloged by the Library of Congress. The
Guide is divided into six separate but interrelated
sections: main entries, area studies, cataloging in
publication entries, series entries, subject index, and
title index. The January issue is available for refer-
ence use in the MARC Development Office, Room
A-1037. [GailL. Hitchcock]

In Osteuropaische Bibliographische Abkiirzungen,
2., umgearb. u. erw. Aufl. (Berlin, Staatsbibliothek
Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Osteuropa-Abteilung,
1972. 326 pp. 365.G6 1972), Franz Gbmer has
compiled an exhaustive list of bibliographical abbre-
viations, including "neben rein bibliographisch-
technischen auch andere in der bibliothekarischen
Praxis hiufig anzutreffende Abkurzungen."
Based on 39 sources which span the years 1931 to
1969, the list is divided into three sections: abbrevia-
tions in Slavic languages in Cyrillic alphabet, abbrevia-
tions in Slavic languages in Roman alphabet, and
abbreviations in non-Slavic languages of Western
Soviet Union and of Eastern Europe (Albanian,
Estonian, Finnish, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Molda-
vian, and Romanian). Excluded from the latter group
are abbreviations in Hungarian, having been covered
by E. Moravek's Verzeichnis ungarischer Fachaus-
drticke und Abkiirzungen aus dem Buch- und
Bibliothekswesen. (Wien, Osterreichische National-
bibliothek, 1958. 61 p.). The abbreviations originally
in the Cyrillic and Greek alphabets are given in
romanized form only. Tables of romanization are
included. [Adele Hallam ]


Donald Coney, Berkeley Librarian, Dies at 72
Donald Coney, former Librarian of the University

March 23, 1973

of California, Berkeley, from 1945-1968, died on
February 10. Under Mr. Coney's direction, the
University Library grew from just over one million to
three million volumes and realized a staff increase of
over 200 per cent. Active in the library world, he
served on a number of ALA committees and projects
and was, at one time, a member of the ALA Council
and the Board of Directors.
Born in 1901, Mr. Coney received his A.B. and
AM. degrees in library science from the University of
Michigan in 1925 and 1927, respectively. He served as
Librarian at the University of Delaware, 1927-28;
Assistant Librarian at the University of North Caro-
lina, 1928-31; Assistant Director and professor at the
University of North Carolina Library School,
1931-32; Supervisor of Technical Processes at the
Newberry Library in Chicago, 1932-34; and Librarian
of the University of Texas, 1935-45.
While at Berkeley, Mr. Coney was Vice Chancellor
for Administration, 1955-56; a member of the Board
of Directors of the Faculty Club, 1951-57 and its
President, 1952-53; an active professor in the School
of Librarianship during his entire 23 years as Librar-
ian; and a member of the CU Library Council.

Nigeria to Study its Library System
Recognizing the need to assign the responsibility of
planning and directing the progress of libraries and
librarianship in their country, the Nigerian legislature
passed National Library Decree No. 29 of 1970,
which entrusts these duties to the National Library of
Nigeria. Relevant features of the new law are: (1) the
establishment of the National Library as the Legal
Deposit Library, (2) the establishment of a National
Bibliographic Centre in the National Library, (3) the
disbursement of advice and guidance to persons in the
library profession, (4) the provision for the National
Library to study and evaluate libraries throughout the
country and to make recommendations, to local,
state, and federal government for improvements, and
(5) the establishment of a branch of the National
Library in each of 12 states of Nigeria to ensure its
effectiveness in reaching all parts of the country.
To conduct the survey and evaluation of library
conditions on a continuing basis, a Statistical Depart-
ment within the National Library has been estab-
lished. Ibok Hogan-Bassey has been appointed
Director of the Department and will study techniques
employed by the Library Services Branch of the U.S.
Office of Education at a training course at the U.S.
National Center for Educational Statistics.

Institutes Scheduled
The Statler-Hilton Hotel in New York City will be
the setting for the April 19 institute on "Media
Integration in Academic Libranes," to be sponsored
by the Library Association of the City University of
New York. The two-part program will feature as
morning speakers James F. Holly, Dean of Library
Services, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash.,
and Estelle Jussim, Assistant Professor of Library
Science, School of Library Science, Simmons College;
while afternoon speakers will be Shirley Lewis, Direc-
tor of Library Services, Cooperative Book Centre of
Canada, Toronto, and Richard L. Ducote, Dean of
Learning Resources, Learning Resources Center,
College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. The $10 registra-
tion fee, which includes a luncheon and a reception
for participants, must accompany a reservation and
should be mailed to Joan K. Marshall, Brooklyn
College Library, Bedford Ave. and Avenue H,
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11210.
"Biblio-Ecology: The Preservation of Library Mate-
rials" is the title of an institute sponsored by the
Department of Library Science, St. John's University,
to be held on Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
in the University's De Andreis Gallery, St. Augustine
Hall, Grand Central and Utopia Parkways, Jamaica,
Queens, N.Y. Speakers will include experts in the
field of preservation of print and non-print materials
and librarians involved in the restoration of library
materials following the floods in Florence, Italy and
Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Cost for the institute, including a
luncheon, is $10 per person and reservations may be
made by contacting Mildred Lowe, Assistant Profes-
sor, Department of Library Science, St. John's
University, Jamaica, N.Y. 11439, (212) 969-8000,
ext. 200 or 209.
The Graduate Department of Library Science at
Catholic University will offer two summer institutes
on its Washington, D.C. campus. The first 0-day
session on Federal Library Resources Services Pro-
grams, Networks, and Data Banks will begin July 2
and continue through July 13. The second institute
on the Federal Legislative Process and Libraries will
begin July 16 and continue through July 27. Both
institutes, each offering three-graduate credits, will
meet five hours daily with field projects scheduled on
Practicing librarians and students who have com-
pleted half their course work in library science degree
programs are eligible to register for the institutes and
may obtain applications from Ann Fox, Department
of Library Science, Catholic University, Washington.


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D.C. 20017. The deadline for application is
March 31.

SLA Science and Technology Group to Meet
The next meeting of the Science and Technology.
Group of the Special Libraries Association, Wash-
ington Chapter, will be held on Saturday, March 31,
at 10:30 a.m. at the Smithsonian Institution's Wood-
row Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr.
Raimi Ojikutu, a Woodrow Wilson Scholar from
Lagos, Nigeria, will speak on ecology in the devel-
oping countries. For reservations, call Vivian
Sammons (426-5580) or Catherine Bahn (426-5664).
Light refreshments will be served after the meeting,
which will be limited to 50 persons.

Scholarship Program for Minority Groups to Continue
The University of Illinois Graduate School of Li-
brary Science will again offer a scholarship program
in library science for members of minority groups.
This financial aid program is designed to provide for
the support of 10 students selected for the 1973-74
school year who will be given half-time assistantships,
paying approximately $3,700, in addition to a tuition
and fee waiver. Students will begin the program in
June, and will need at least 15 months to complete
their course work. Twenty hours per week of work in
the University Library or assisting a Library School
faculty member is required as part of the scholarship
Applications for the program are available from the
Graduate School of Library Science, Scholarship
Program, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. 61801,
and must be submitted by April 15 with scores from
the Graduate Record Examination.

Federal Library Committee Meets
At its February 28 meeting the Federal Library
Committee heard a report from Paul Vassallo, Direc-
tor, National Serials Data Program, on current
progress in the development of a national data base
on serial publications, an automated record for use by
the Library of Congress, National Agricultural Li-
brary, and National Library of Medicine. The pro-
gram also has important benefits for the national user

community (i.e., other libraries, subscription agen-
cies, publishers, and abstracting and indexing
services), and international aspects of the program
stem from its designation as the U.S. center for the
assignment of International Standard Numbers to
serial publications. Mr. Vassallo exhibited a printout
of the initial data base, to which each of the three
national libraries is sending current serials cataloging
for input.
Mrs. Jennifer Magnus, Assistant Chief of LC's Order
Division, reported to the committee an enthusiastic
response to the suggested development of a Standard
Order Form for the use of the three national libraries
and possibly other Federal libraries. Discussions are
proceeding with publishers, book dealers, and other
librarians, and a draft format is planned for presenta-
tion at the ALA annual conference in June.
The committee considered the critical situation of
agency libraries whose functions are transferred else-
where and authorized the Executive Secretary to
form a subcommittee to advise agency administrators
concerning the disposition of library materials and
functions in such circumstances.

Historical Society Publishes Capitol Studies
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society has begun the
publication of Capitol Studies, a biannual journal
devoted to the Capitol and Congress. Edited by Wil-
liam M. Maury, who is assisted by Maier B. Fox, the
publication has an editorial board of distinguished
historians, including Oliver Orr of the Library of Con-
gress Manuscript Division.
Vol. 1, No. 1, published in the spring of 1972, has
several articles on "the issue of pressure on Congress,
from without, as exemplified by lobbyists, and from
within, as seen in the give and take of political fight-
ing." No. 2, fall 1972, continues political investiga-
tions, including an article by Senator Gale W. McGee
on "Executive Power in Foreign Policy-Making."
Articles in both issues deal with the Capitol building
itself and some of its art work.
Members of the Society may subscribe to Capitol
Studies for $3, non-member subscriptions are $4, and
institutions $6. Orders should be sent to Capitol
Studies, U.S. Capitol Historical Society, 200 Mary-
land Ave., N.E., Washington, D.C. 20515.

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