Title: Bulletin - Florida Library Association
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Title: Bulletin - Florida Library Association
Alternate Title: Florida library bulletin
Physical Description: v. : ; 25 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Library Association
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Sarasota Florida
Publication Date: April 1934
Dates or Sequential Designation: v. 1-v. 4, no. 1; 1927-1936?
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Volume ID: VID00007
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Published at intervals by the Florida Library Association

Vol. 3 APRIL, 1934 No. 2

Officers 1933-1934
President, William F. Yust, Librarian,
Rollins College, Winter Park
First Vice President, Carl Bohnenberger,
Asst. Librarian, Public Library,
Second Vice President, O. K. Cole,
Library Trustee, Eustis
Acting Secretary, Olive Brumbaugh,
Librarian, Albertson Public Library,
Treasurer, Elizabeth Ruth Thorne, Uni-
versity of Florida Library, Gainesville
Editor, Florida Library Bulletin,
Verna B. Maxson, Reference Librarian,
Rollins College, Winter Park

Annual Meeting

The Florida Library Association will
hold its annual meeting this year in a
place unique in its origin, in its attrac-
tions and in its association with the great
apostle of the modern library movement.
Features of the meeting will be the
southern home of Melvil Dewey; the
evaluation of books, including an exhibit
of rare and beautiful illuminated manu-
scripts; a glimpse of some high school
library problems; and a view of library
conditions in Florida. The last named

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topic will be a beginning toward the part
which our state should take in the pro-
posed national library planning project.
A cordial invitation is extended to high
school librarians and principals. Every
county superintendent of public instruc-
tion in the state was requested to send in
the names of the high school librarians
in the county. The response was prompt
and extensive, bringing 59 names from 30
counties. A copy of this Bulletin is be-
ing sent to each address received.
Our meeting place presents a rare op-
portunity. Distance as well as nearness
is necessary to the formation of a correct
and complete estimate of a towering per-
sonality. We are yet too near Melvil
Dewey to make an adequate appraisal of
his greatness. At this meeting we are to
enjoy some of the advantages of near-
ness to a famous leader in our profession.
Some of our members have experienced
the delights of "Library Week" at Lake
Placid in the Adirondacks. At Lake
Placid in Florida they will recognize
the same cultural standards and ideals,
the same congenial atmosphere and in ad-
dition the unrivaled sunshine and the un-
failing zephyrs of our land of flowers.


If you are planning to attend the an-
nual meeting of the Florida Library As-


sociation, you should make your reser-
vation at once. The capacity of the Club
is limited and applications will be hon-
ored in the order of their receipt. Write
directly to the Lake Placid Club at Lake
Placid, Florida.
Accommodations may also be obtained
at "The Arcade" hotel in the village of
Lake Placid, a short distance from the

APRIL 12-13, 1934

Thursday, April 12
9:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome-Mrs. Emily Dewey,
President Lake Placid Club
Illuminated manuscripts-An exhibit of
40 items from the collection of Mr.
Otto F. Ege of the Cleveland School
of Art
Valuable material available free or at
small cost-Henrie May Eddie, Uni-
versity of Florida Library, Gainesville
A list of material will be distributed.
Operating a traveling rental library in
North Florida last summer-Charles
T. Gay, Plant High School, Tampa
1:00 Midday meal
2:00 Library conditions in Florida
Library laws-William F. Yust, Rollins
College Library, Winter Park
Library Buildings-Elizabeth R. Thorne,
Uni. of Florida Library, Gainesville
Books, administration, etc.-Pattie Frost,
Public Library, Jacksonville

The State Library-W. T. Cash, Florida
State Library, Tallahassee
What next?-Tommie Dora Barker, Re-
gional Field Agent for the South
6:30 Evening meal
"Melvil Dewey-Seer, Inspirer, Doer,
1851-1931", a review of Grosvenor
Dawe's book-Olive Brumbaugh, Al-
bertson Public Library, Orlando
Libri Amicorum, the testimonials pre-
sented to Mr. Dewey at his Eightieth
Birthday Anniversary Theresa
Hitchler, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Two minute tributes by librarians who
knew Mr. Dewey
Contemporary poetry and its leading
spirit-Dr. Evelyn Newman, Rollins
College, Winter Park
A reading list will be distributed.
Friday, April 13
9:00 Business meeting
10:00 Books
What are we reading?-Dr. Richard
Burton, Rollins College, Winter Park
Dr. Burton may also read from his "Col-
lected Poems".
Employment recovery through books-
Elizabeth Carter, Jacksonville Public
Some mistakes in book selecting-Helen
V. Stelle, Tampa Public Library
Books to be-Margaret Weaver, Memo-
rial Public Library, Eustis
1:00 Midday meal

2:00 High school libraries
The relation of the library to the study-
hall in secondary schools-
Amelia A. Heidt, Robert E. Lee Senior
High School Library, Jacksonville


How we operate our libraries
paid librarians-M. Mitchel
son, Supervising Principa
Placid Public Schools
The coming need for trained
brarians and the training
within the state-Oween
Southern College, Lakeland



Statistics for libraries in som
larger cities show surprising v
Figures given are for 1933 or 1

Name and Population
vols. in and ex-
library penditures
Daytona Beach (16,598)
8423 $ 1836.60
Jacksonville (129,549)
$ 81,689.00
Lakeland (18,554)
9198 $ 3377.93
Miami (110,637)
34,293 $ 3700.00
Orlando (27,330)
60,352 $ 14,051.97
Pensacola (45,783)
9000 (Library: closed)
St. Augustine (12,111)
13,366 $ 1992.81
St. Petersburg (40,425)
29,530 $ 14,587.00
Sanford (10,100)
12,000 $ 1618.97
Tampa (101,161)
67,000 $ 21,000.00
West Palm Beach (26,610)
17,893 $ 5400.00

1 Fergu-
1, Lake



school Ii- Abel, Clara L., child. In. Winter Haven
school li-
agencies Aldrich, Bertha D.E., P.L., Miami Beach
Sumner, Allen, Rena, In. S. Cornelia Young
Memorial Library, Daytona Beach
Bailey, Serena C., In. P.L., Lakeland
Baker, Mrs. Mary R., In. Leon High
School Library, Tallahassee
[TIES Bancroft, Priscilla, P.L., Tampa
LATION Beaton, Margaret M., In. P.L., Coral
ie of our Bethea, Florence, Florida State College
ariations. for Women Library, Tallahassee
ast fiscal Black, Ellen McKee (Mrs. David L), In.
Mainland High School L., Daytona
Volumes Beach
circu- Boatman, Mrs. Leafy M., Senior High
lated School Library, St. Petersburg

Bohnenberger, Carl, P.L., Jacksonville
29,319 Bow, Mrs. L. L., In. P.L., Homestead

Bradley, Mrs. J.T., Bay Minette, Ala.
896,689 Bright, Mary, In. P.L., St. Petersburg
Brock, Genevra, P.L., Tampa
Brown, Mrs. Anne Van Ness, Springfield
115,963 Branch, P.L., Jacksonville
Brown, Nancy K., In. High School Li-
293,574 brary, Winter Park
Brumbaugh, Olive, In. Albertson P.L.,
Carroll, C.W., Universal Publishing Syn-
44,170 dicate, Philadelphia, Pa.
Carroll, Mrs. C.W., c/o Universal Pub-
274,361 lishing Syndicate, Philadelphia, Pa.
Carter, Elizabeth, P.L., Jacksonville
68,128 Chiaramonte, Rose, In. Hillsborough
High School Library, Tampa
494,900 Collier, Amelia, 1110 N. Prairie Ave.,
Bloomington, Ill.
77,888 Collier, Mrs. Mary Reeves, P.L., Tampa


Cresap, Mrs. Ida K., Florida Agricultur-
al Experiment Station Library, Gaines-
Cummins, Alice, University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
Daiger, Mary A., Springfield Branch,
P.L., Jacksonville
Dickins, Mrs. May, 126 York St., Ches-
ter, South Carolina
Donahey, Ethel E., University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
Easterling, Julia M., In. Carnegie Li-
brary, Bradenton
Eddy, Henrie May, University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
Eldredge, Lillian, In. Senior High
School Library, Orlando
English, Helen Ruth, P.L., Coral Gables
Frost, Pattie, P. L., Jacksonville
Gamsby, Louise E., In. P.L., Ocala
Gates, Frances E., P.L., Tampa
Gay, Charles T., In. Plant High School
Library, Tampa
Gilstrap, Mary, Springfield Branch, P.
L., Jacksonville
Gleason, Flavia, State Home Demonstra-
tion Agent, Tallahassee
Gray, D. Virginia, P.L., Tampa
Green, Samuel S., In. P.L., Bartow
Hawkins, Mary, Tampa
Hayden, Mrs. E.A., Florida State Col-
lege for Women Library, Tallahassee
Haynes, Frances F., Florida State Col-
lege for Women Library, Tallahassee
Herron, Winifred A., Rollins College Li-
brary, Winter Park
Hershey, Florence, In. P.L., Fort Laud-
Hill, Georgianna, Rollins College Li-
brary, Winter Park
Holway, Louis I., In. Avery P.L., New
Port Richey

Holway, Mrs. Louis I., Avery P.L., New
Port Richey
Hubbard, Mrs. L.S., In. High School
Library, Delray Beach
Hurlin, Mrs. Roxanna F., St. Petersburg
James, Henry M.L., In. Bethune Cook-
man College Library, Daytona Beach
Jarvis, Margaret, In. Flagler Memorial
Library, Miami
Jenkins, Mararet H., St. Petersburg
Keefe, Helen L., P.L., Tampa
Kendall, Elinor, Willow Branch, P.L.,
Lane, Margaret St.J., In. P.L., Vero
Lindley, Gladys, P.L., St. Petersburg
Mann, Gertrude, Deland
Marron, Joseph F., In. P.L., Jacksonville
Matthews, Etta Lane, Florida State Col-
lege for Women Library, Tallahassee
Maxson, Verna, Rollins College Library,
Winter Park
May, Ernest R., Jr., Universal-Dixie
Bindery, Jacksonville
Merritt, Mrs. Ruth E., P.L., St. Peters-
Millar, Annie C. B., In. Willow Branch,
P.L., Jacksonville
Miltimore, Cora, In. University of Flor-
ida Library, Gainesville
Montgomery, Alma E., In. Ida M. Fish-
er High School Library, Miami Beach
Moricz, Mrs. Rose E., P.L., Jacksonville
Munroe, Mrs. Ralph, Secretary, Library
Association, Coconut Grove
Owen, Mrs. T. O., In. P.L., Clearwater
Pamphilis, Helen de, P.L., Coral Gables
Richardson, Louise, In. Florida State
College for Women Library, Talla-
Richardson, Mrs. Waldo, Dade City
Robinson, E.L., Member Tampa Library


Board, 503 W. Michigan Avenue,
Robson, Aleene, P.L., Tampa
Ruffin, Beverley, University of Florida
Library, Gainesville
Smith, Anna Margaret, Florida State
College for Women Library, Talla-
Stark, May, P.L., Tampa
Stelle, Helen V., In. P.L., Tampa
Sterns, Mrs. Spencer M., High Springs
Sterrett, Marie Louise, Rollins College
Library, Winter Park
Sumner, Oween, In. Southern College Li-
brary, Lakeland
Thompson, Charlotte Anne, In. Univer-
sity of Tampa
Thorne, Elizabeth R., University of
Florida Library, Gainesville
Tibbetts, Marjorie, P.L., Tampa
Vazquez, Cecilia, P.L., Tampa
Walker, Katherine, Florida State Col-
lege for Women Library, Tallahassee
Wallace, Mrs. Claudine J., Albertson
P.L., Orlando
Weaver, Margaret, In. Memorial P.L.,
Welborn, Elizabeth, Leesburg
Wesely, Vannita L., University of Flor-
ida Library, Gainesville
Whitaker, Ruth, Orange City
Williams, Mrs. China H., Albertson P.L.,
Withers, Margaret, P.L., Jacksonville
Yates, Annie Lee, Florida State College
for Women Library, Tallahassee
Youngs, Marian, In. University of Miami
Yust, William F., In. Rollins College
Library, Winter Park

Institutional Members

Bradenton, Carnegie Library
Clearwater Public Library
Coconut Grove Library Association
Coral Gables Public Library
Daytona Beach, Mainland High School
Daytona Beach, S. Cornelia Young Mem.
Deland Public Library
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical
College Library, Tallahassee
Florida State College for Women Li-
brary, Tallahassee
Hollywood Public Library
Jacksonville Public Library
Lakeland Public Library
Miami, Flagler Memorial Library
Orlando, Albertson Public Library
Rollins College Library, Winter Park
St. Petersburg Public Library
Sanford Public Library
Tampa Public Library
Universal-Dixie Bindery, 1540 E. Eighth
Street, Jacksonville
Universal Publishing Syndicate, 23rd
St. and Allegheny Ave., Philadelphia,
University of Florida Library, Gaines-
Vero Beach Public Library
West Palm Beach Memorial Library
Winter Haven Library
Winter Park Public Library

Memberships are still arriving. A sup-
plementary list will be published in the
next issue.


17 miles from Lake Placid Club

One way ticket, 1/2 cents per mile,
good in coaches only; 3 cents per mile
plus space charge, if Pullman is desired.
Round trip ticket (15 days), 2 cents
per mile, good in Pullman on payment of
space charge.
For information about auto fare be-
tween Sebring and Lake Placid Club
write to President of the Florida Library

Florida Public Documents Committee

Interest in documentary material of
all kinds has increased very rapidly dur-
ing the last dozen years. Probably this
is largely due to the program begun by
the Social Science Research Council and
continued by the Public Documents Com-
mittee of the American Library Associa-
Last year I was appointed Chairman
of the Public Documents Committee for
Florida. The other members of the com-
mittee are: Olive Brumbaugh, Albertson
Public Library; Frances Haynes, Flor-
ida State College for Women; J. F. Mar-
ron, Jacksonville Public Library; and
W. T. Cash, State Library. Our goal, in
addition to fostering the collecting of
Floridiana, is to compile a union list of
holdings of Florida material in the li-
braries in the state.
In working out the details of the pro-
ject, it seemed wisest to begin with the
holdings of the libraries represented oni
the committee. The plans have now

reached the stage where we feel we are in
a position to invite and earnestly urge all
libraries, public, institutional, and pri-
vate, to join in the project. We are very
anxious to have the union list, when com-
piled, show as fully as possible what
Florida material is in the state, where it
is located, and how much of it is avail-
able for the use of students and research
If you will write to us, we will wel-
come the opportunity of giving you de-
tailed information. I do want to urge
again the importance of every library
taking an active part in the work. Only
by the cooperation of all the libraries in
the state will it be possible to make avail-
able the material contained in every li-
brary in Florida.


John B. Stetson University
Sampson Library occupies the central
position of our educational system. It
is a Federal Government depository and
is thus able to provide the students with
many hundreds of pamphlets and bound
volumes from the various departments of
the Government in addition to the Uni-
versity's regularly owned books and other
We have recently made several im-
provements, such as making new shelves
for our unbound magazines; giving more
intensive training to our library assist-
ants; mending and repairing more books
than usual; planning the work of the li-
brary staff more fully so as to improve
both quality and quantity of work done.
R. E. Clark


St. Petersburg Junior College
The St. Petersburg Junior College has
library facilities that many older and
larger colleges do not have. Arrange-
ments have been made with the city
whereby the college students have access
to the 20,000 volumes of the city Car-
negie Library in addition to their own
modern, well-distributed, cataloged and
efficiently administered library.
Each year the city library allows the
college a sum of money for books. The
teachers, cooperating with the city librar-
ian, select the books they want and have
them placed on reserve for their students,
in the city library.
The students depend greatly on the
city library for reference books and files
of magazines also.
Mrs. Mary Bennett Doran

Southern College
In 1921 when Southern College was at
Sutherland, now Palm Harbor, fire de-
stroyed two of the main buildings. One
of these buildings contained the library,
a splendid collection of books that had
been accumulated since the founding of
Southern in 1885. Very few of them were
saved from the fire.
Since the fire, a special effort has been
made each year to build Southern's li-
brary back to the size it was before the
loss. Inasmuch as Southern's Golden
Jubilee celebration is planned for March
1935, organized effort is being made to
add many more volumes to the library.
Reference books and magazines are being
given special consideration.
Oween Sumner

University of Florida
Perhaps the most interesting project
in progress with us at present is the or-
ganization of the juvenile book collection
for the P. K. Yonge Laboratory School.
The space set aside for the library in the
new building includes, in addition to the
reading room, a conference room, an office
for the librarian and a classroom. The
reading room has a stack capacity of
7500 volumes and a seating capacity of
70 to 80. A mezzanine above the alcove
shelves provides additional stack space
without additional floor space. The wood
trim is of oak and the panelling has re-
ceived much favorable comment from vis-
itors. It is furnished with standard
equipment, the tables and chairs being of
various heights to suit the comfort of the
readers. The lighting has been worked
out carefully and will add much to the
efficiency of the work done there.
Cora Miltimore

University of Miami
The development of initiative and re-
sponsibility on the part of student as-
sistants in the library is of increasing
interest, as they gradually assume more
of the routine duties and even undertake
simple reference work. The necessity
for accuracy in ordering Library of Con-
gress cards by number, or in doing the
preliminary filing of cards in the cata-
log, should, be excellent training for any
work in which they may be engaged after
graduation. The girls who began work-
ing in the library at the beginning of the
year, without any previous training or
experience, have become capable desk


assistants with a truly veteran air.
Marian Youngs

University of Tampa
In August 1933 the University of
Tampa moved from the Hillsborough
High School to the historic Tampa Bay
Hotel building. Until then, because of
the possibility of using the library in the
High School and because of the lack of
shelving space, the University acquired
comparatively few books of its own.
With the recent acquisition of the
Barrell collection the library contains
nearly 10,000 volumes, relating mostly
to history and literature. We are hoping
to end the year with a figure much near-
er the 15,000 volumes needed to comply
with standards for accredited colleges.
Our greatest need is for books on psy-
chology and education and for general
reference books. Back numbers of peri-
odicals and subscriptions are also need-
Charlotte Anne Thompson

The February 1934 number of the
Journal of the Florida Education Asso-
ciation has an article on "Library ser-
vice; Aravels around in Lee County", by
Georgia McGarron, Supervisor; and
"How the school library can help" by
Charles T. Gay, Librarian, Plant High
School, Tampa.


A method that has greatly simplified
the problem of checking pupils from
study-halls to the library at Plant High
School, in Tampa, is given below. Type
the study-hall roll on a large sheet of
paper, placing the names in one long col-
umn, using double spacing. Draw per-
pendicular lines about /2 inch apart op-
posite the names; interline them, thus
making rows of squares across the page
after each name. Place the date at the
top of the column. Have a competent
student check the name as each pupil
leaves the study-hall. Then check the
list against the teacher's roll for attend-
ance and send to the library for checking
to see that every one has reported. Thus
we have a record for about six weeks, of
the pupils who go to the library. This
is a great help in regulating the attend-
ance in crowded periods. It also speeds
up the process of getting the library
quiet. This idea is offered in exchange
for one that will eliminate as far as pos-
sible the number of missing books.

The January number of the Florida
Historical Society Quarterly contains an-
nual reports of the officers of the socie-
ty, including that of the Librarian, Mr.
Carl Bohnenberger.

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