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Array M  I  N  U
December 13, 1955. No. 115
Reporting Division Head Meetings and Other Flatters of Interest
to University of British Columbia Library Staff
At Heads Meeting: NH, SR, AMS, MML, RJL, EBM, FIAA, EF
MINUTES of November 22, 1955
The Flinutes of November 22, 1955, were numbered 115 in
error; please change to 114.
CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Christmas party will be held this year in the Sedgewick
Room on Wednesday afternoon, December 21, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Christmas tree    -    Yule fire   -    Refreshments!
RUSSIAN COURSE
The Russian course for librarians has had two meetings,
and Mr. Isaak, the instructor, believes the work is going well.
Dr. Rothstein will provide a 300 or 400 word Russian-English
vocabulary of library terms for the use of those taking the
course, and is preparing practice sheets for each lesson.
Fliss Priestly, the Law Librarian, has also joined the group.
TV AGAIN
Dr., Rothstein appeared again on "Almanac" last evening,
in an interview about the Western Books Exhibition.  The typography and page layout of the books showed up remarkably well,
as did our star performer.
ANNUAL REPORT and BUDGET
'The Report is in the hands of Senate for the December
14 meeting, and copies for faculty, staff, and other libraries
will be distributed within a few days.  The budget estimates and
supporting data have also been forwarded to the Comptroller and
the President.
PROFESSIONAL LIBRARIANS ELIGIBLE FOR FULL MEMBERSHIP IN THE
FACULTY ASSOCIATION	
The question of admitting professional library staff
as fully participating members of the Faculty Association was
voted upon at last week's meeting of the Association and passed,
with no opposition. Forms of application will be sent to the Ui
Librarian soon, and application will be made by individuals and
will be dealt with on an individual basis. Membership is
voluntary, as it is for Instructors on the campus. Fir. Harlow
hopes that professional staff will take advantage of this opportunity, as another step in the direction of faculty status for
them. Membership in the Association includes membership in the
Faculty Club.
COMMITTEE ON AUTOMATION
Dr. Rothstein commented briefly upon the meeting of the
President's Committee on Automation, of which he is Secretary.
DELIVERY SERVICE
For some time Fir. Harlow has been discussing the
establishment of a regular Library delivery service for faculty
on the campus,, and a definite arrangement has now  been made,
The truck service used by the Faculty of Fledicine and by the
Library for deliveries between the Bio-Fledical Branch Library
and the campus is being reorganized.  It will henceforth be
under the supervision of Buildings and Grounds and will make only
scheduled deliveries.  There will be two campus deliveries daily
from the Library, at 10-11 a.m. and at 2:30-3:30 p.m.  Then at
11 a.m. it will go to the Bio-Medical Branch, returning to the
campus at about 12:30 noon and will go to the Branch again in
the afternoon at 3:30, returning by 5.  The service will begin
on an experimental basis on December 15 (making the usual
deliveries of Departmental books and journals), and the new
expanded' service will be announced in January.  The proposal has
been approved by the Finance Committee on the Librarian's
assurance that the service is needed if a central library is to
be maintained with its resulting economy to the University.
Many problems will arise in providing this service, and
some of them were discussed.  Deliveries to departmental offices
can be made without much difficulty, but many  of the Arts
faculty are scattered over the campus, and their offices are
often locked. Miss Mercer and Dr, Rothstein are to work out a
trial arrangement. It was also questioned whether the receipt
of all inquiries and requests for the delivery of books should
not be centralized in the Library.  Standard information could
then be obtained, whether the material is to be found in the
Loan, Reference, or Serials divisions, and confusion in the
Library and among the faculty would be minimized.
PICK-UPS FOR LIBRARY BY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
Unscheduled deliveries and pick-ups will continue to
be handled by other Buildings and Grounds facilities. When the
Librarian's office requests a pick-up by the University truck,
a memo is sent to Acquisitions, with a copy to the division of
the Library to which the material will go.  The divisions so
notified will then be responsible for the undertaking, and the
office need not check back on these requests.  If the transaction is not completed on time, the Acquisitions Division will
follow up with Buildings and Grounds. l/.lf-
WATER DAFIAGB  IN  DOCUMENTS ROOM
A flood in the documents room damaged some material
which had been put on the floor temporarily, and Mr. Harlow asked
that henceforth nothing be left on the floor under any circumstances.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN BILLS
Bills for loans amounting to more than $2.00 should not
be charged to departmental allocations for books. ' Fir. Harlow does
not like to have the library book fund depleted in this way, and
he asked that such bills be sent to Acquisitions, where they will
be forwarded to the Accountant with a request that they be charged
to departmental Supplies and Expense budgets.
REMOVING MPS. FROM BOOKS
Dr. Fiathews of the Department of Geology has suggested
that only the most vulnerable maps be removed from their context
and classified into the map collection: for example, those in
publications of the B. C. government and of the Geological Surveys
of the United States and Canada. Miss Smith suspects that all
kinds of maps disappear and that to remove them from certain
classes of material only would not solve the problem.  However, if
some compromise could be made, it might save much library time
and cause less inconvenience to users. Fliss Smith will discuss
the matter with her staff and ascertain whether certain categories
of material seem to be more vulnerable than others.
EXCHANGE OF PUBLICATIONS
Fir. Harlow suggested that the exchange business now
being carried on by various divisions of the Library should some
day be centralized.  For the present it was agreed that Serials
would check with Fliss Fugler's exchange records to ascertain
whether material is being received as arranged. Mr. Lanning said
he would like to have a round table to examine our present receipts.
USE OF ADDRESSOGRAPH
Use of the addre.ssograph equipment in the Alumni Office
can be made if the Library wishes to buy plates for its mailing
lists. Fir. Harlow will investigate whether the proposal will be
feasible for the various short lists which our needs require.
STAFF QUARTERS OPEN ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON
During regular work weeks the staff quarters will remain open on Saturda3>- until 5 P.m., but the door from the corridor
to the elevator on level 8 must be kept locked after 12 noon.
Persons using the staff rooms may use the elevator going up but
will be expected to walk down after that time. y-o
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BINDERY TOUR
About 15 persons toured the bindery on Flonday, December 5
and observed the fascinating library operations carried on there.
Fliss Mercer reported that the Acquisitions staff had enjoyed the
tour very much.
FINE ARTS ROOM DURING HOLIDAY PERIOD
The Fine Arts Room will remain closed after Tuesday,
December 20, and all requests for service should be referred to the
Reference Desk in the Ridington Room,
NEW EQUIPMENT
Two new book trucks have arrived in the Library.
Miss Fiercer is to see that all trucks are numbered, starting with
Circulation's present numbering of the first three.
MAIL MIXUP
A letter has been received from another library acknowledging the arrival of a "party server" labelled as being on
exchange from the University of British Columbia.  This novel
occurrence caused Mr. Harlow to ask that the mail service of the
Library not be used for personal parcels.
LULL (if any) AT THE SERVICE DESKS
Dr. Rothstein asked whether the holiday lull would free
any staff from the service desks for work in the processing
departments. Fliss Lanning noted that there were only 6 working
days during the whole period but said that if she could spare
any of her staff she would send them to the processing divisions
to help out there.
YOUNGER STAFF MEMBERS TAKE NOTICE
It is of interest to note that, by what appears to be
a conservative estimate, the attendance at UBC is likely to be
12,800 in 1965, 23,000 in 1975, and 33,300 in 1985.
DOUGLAS FIR AND REDWOOD
The Library will have two Christmas trees this year,
one in the Sedgewick Room (gift of Buildings and Grounds,
decorated by Library staff), the other outside the Librarian's
office to'the north, the live Sequoia gigantea (lighted this year
for the first time by Buildings and Grounds). The latter tree is
the "big" redwood of California, now about thirty years old
and thirty to thirty-five feet high, and presumably good for
another two thousand Christmas seasons.
The meeting adjourned at 12 noon. 5
PERSONNEL
Fliss Audrey Adams of the Reference Division and Fliss Annemarie
K.etter of Acquisitions have resigned from their positions and
will leave the Library at the end of December,.
Fliss Jefferd is to have a midwinter holiday in Hawaii over
the Christmas-New Year period,
Fliss Jean Donald leaves the Library for Toronto on Thursday,
December 15.
ACQUISITIONS
BOOKS:
Thucydides.  Thucydides..,de Bello Peloponnesiaco libri octov
Iidem Latine, ex interpretatione L, Vallae, ab H,
Stephano nuper recognita, quam AE.  Portus...repurgavit,
etc.  2 pt." Francofurti, 1594. Fol,
DeBure, Guillaume-Francois. Bibliographie instructive..,.
Paris, DeBure le jeune, I763-I783'.  13 vols, in 12,
This is one of the monuments in the history of bibliography, and we are fortunate to secure it for the Library.
Flenendez Pidal, Ramon, Historia de Espana. Madrid,
Espasa-Calpe, 1947- V. 1 pt. 103", v. 2, 3, and 4.
Standing order.
NEW SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Folia geographica danica.
QST; a magazine devoted to the amateur wireless operator.
Nieuwe tallgids.
Soviet Physics.
DEATHS.:
Adelphi (1923)
Bulletin de l'Universite Laval.
SETS:
Fennia (Societas Geographie Fenniae).  V. 53-?6, 1930-1953.
Pall Flail Magazine. V. 29-32, 34-43, 46-48 (1903-Apr. 1904),,
Se. 1904-Je 1909, Jy 1910-1911). *f?
SETS (Cont.):
European magazine, and London review. V, 1-77,1782-1^20
(incomplete).
Journal of Mathematics and Physics.  (reprints) V, 1. 7
 9-l5> iG-SOT "	
Ergebnisse der allgemeinen pathologie und pathologischen
ihatornTe des mens chen' "und der 'Tierr e"  V." 1-26, 2S~3l,*~*"3"3-36,
(1894-1943),' General Register v. 1-6, 7-16;
Supplements 10, 14.
Zentralblatt fur bakteriologie, parasitenkunde und infektions-
krankheiten. Abt. II.  V. 19-30, 1903-1911.
BIBLIOGRAPHIES
UNESCO.  Bibliographical Handbooks, ,-;f'2.  Vocabularium bibliothe-
carii, by Lemaitre and Thompson. Paris, 1953.
Index bibliographicus. Vol. I, Science and Technology.
Paris, 1951.
Vol. II, Social sciences, education,
humanistic studies. . Paris, 1952.
Basic facts and figures, illiteracy, education, libraries,
... television.  Paris, 1954.
Bibliography of scientific publications of South Asia.
No. 9, January-June, 1953*  New Delhi.
No. 10, July-December, 1953. New Delhi.
PROFESSIONAL READING (Required!)
University of British Columbia. Report of the University Librarian
-to the Senate, 40th Year, September 1954 to August, 1955.
25 p. and appendices.
The Librarian's annual report stresses the three main
needs of the U.B.C. Library: collections and funds to-support
them; staff salaries; and space.  Copies will be available in all
Divisions,

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