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Array V.l, No,9 of the U.B.C. LIBRARY STAFF NEWSLETTER JUNE I965
The ranks of the BiBLOS committee were somewhat thin this
month with both editor-in-chief and cartoonist-in-chief living
it up at the CLA conference.  What follows is much more of a
joint effort than usual, and you will have a hard time to
apportion blame (or praise as the case may be), A special
accolade however, must go to Jeannette Fish, v?ho wrote the
feature article and did all the drudgery involved in setting
up these pages. This is real work.  (We should also thank
our chief librarian for calling a heads' meeting before he
left for CLA and Eleanor Mercer for getting the minutes to
us so quickly.  This issue would have been even slimmer
otherwise.
The absence of pictures has already been explained. Somewhere
in this institution there must be artistic talent yearning
for expression, but we couldn't tap any for this issue. We
plead therefore for any such talents to make themselves known
to the Committee, whose resident artist would welcome assistance.  Come out from behind the woodwork or wherever yodre
hiding.
We think BIBLOS should be more than just a committee effort
and we would be overjoyed to receive contributions from anyone
who has something to say.  If you don't feel up to writing -
in poetry or prose - pass along ideas; these are frequently
scarce when the committee meets.  Every now and then a month
goes by when nothing really happens here (incredible as it may
seem) and we have no hard news to report. Then you, dear
reader, can fill the gap with philosophical reflections,
brilliant observations on the passing scene, or a feature on
the tiddly-winks competition you're organizing.
Future Eric Nicols please step forward! -2-
HEADS MET ON DEADLINE DAY        June 22"9 1965 1
Vacation Days:  During summer the Reference Group will
meet only on call, instead of every two weeks.
Library Hours: A list of Summer School hours has been .
distributed to all divisions; since Sedgewick
will close at 5:30, staff must keep its Floor 2
door locked after that hour.  If demand requires,
Sedgewick will open for evening service.
Visitors: Mr. George Bond, University of Hawaii Library
School, who Is conducting a survey of science
libraries for the National Research Council of
Canada.
Mr. Robert Vosper, Librarian of UCLA, to advise
us on how best to spend $3,000,000,00.  He
suggests more bibliographers and long buying
trips abroad.
Changes of All Sorts:  Until automation comes, the cataloguing backlog will continue to grow (reason:
the greatly increased pace of ordering). Meanwhile the backed-up bodies are moving to Floor 6,
and will eventually flow down to Mysteria in the
womens' basement.
The backlog books and all books received will
henceforth get a brief listing in the main catalogue.
All micro-reproductions are being centralized in
the Government Publications Division. Reading
machines will be housed in carrels and we hope
to find a reader-printer to suit our small purse. ■3-
New periodical subscriptions ($20,000 worth this year)
will be selected by the bibliographers and subject division
heads, co-ordinated by Mr, Hamilton. The last-named
functionary will issue lists of new subscriptions ordered
so that all may know what action has been taken.
THIS ISA PROMOTION?
We congratulate our versatile Head Librarian, Basil
Stuart-Stubbs, who has been elected a C.L.A, Councillor,
j-    j-    -i-
'A vast Expenditure of Human Voice"  (Aristophanes)
Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Stephen Johnson (Serials)
and Dr, Ronald Hagler (Library School), the Library now
has the voices of eleven of its staff on tape. The
voices - mostly male - Were recorded enunciating the
deathless prose of a section of "Know Your Library11.  The
tape is also remarkable for some unique throat-clearing
passages.
No final selection of voices will be made until the
script of the library orientation lecture is complete.
It is interesting to note, however, that an audience of
reference librarians found that the male voices were generally more pleasant than the female, and the personality
of the speaker rarely comes over in a disembodied voice.
We are grateful to all who participated for their efforts,
Anne Brearley -4-
THE RECORD LIBRARY
With the aid of a Carnegie Grant in the 1930's, the Record
Library came into being. Originally located in the Main
Library, it was orphaned in the early 1950ss, adopted by the
Extension Department and re-located for a dozen years In a
far distant suburban Army hut.
With the influx of 33 1/3 LP records, Doug Kaye, who has
borne the brunt of operating the Record Library for seven
years, managed to sell the old 78 R.P.M.'s at a rummage sale
for the sum of 10£ a record. Mr. Kaye's acquisition policy
has been to establish a solid general collection and to fill
in obvious gaps, as for example, in the Bach Cantatas. The
library is intended to be self-supporting through membership
fees of $5.00 per annum (from date of registration) for
faculty, staff and students and $7.00 for others. At present,
the 1,000 members have access to some 6,000 discs.
As the record collection increased and the membership accrued,
the Record Library finally received acknowledgement.  In the
sprint, it was transported to the heart of the campus, and
re-located in the Main Library. After the hut, the new
accommodation, with a carpeted listening room seating 24
persons, ample lighting, and browsing facilities is a most
welcome improvement.
With a Record Library, a Fine Arts Gallery, a Museum of Anthropology, an undergraduate (Sedgewick) Library, study facilities and the main book collection, the Main Library has grown
to an impressive complex.
The compactness of the record collection has enabled it to
be re-catalogued as a pilot project of a computerized system
evolved by Ron Hagler. and Basil Stuart-Stubbs.  Each record
wi1i be assigned three sets of numbers - one denoting  its
classification (symphony, opera, etc.), another its cutter
number and the third its accession number.  With all this -5-
information, the computer (which prints 600 words a minute -
do you feel superfluous?) will be able to perform such tasks
as printing catalogues and, after scanning the tape, advising
as to the availability of discs.
Record cards will be stored in the Record Library and call
slips will be used when all discs are catalogued.  To date,
some 1,600 records have been catalogued, and the project is
scheduled to be completed in the fall. May this exciting
project prove successful and its results far-reaching.
During Summer Session, from 12:30 - 1:30, Doug Kaye will be
broadcasting music across the library lawn. Programmes will
be available and the emphasis will be on musjc which people
would not ordinarily hear; for example:
July 5th   Symphony in G Minor, Opus 34,
by STENHAMMAR.
Beauty, Brains, and Public Speaking
Con O'Soor (Pat O'Rourke) announces two new winners:
Edith Ivanisko of the Library School, who was left up there
when they closed the place down for the summer.  Faint screams
told Pat that something was amiss.  Pushing through the
rubble (Rothstein always dynamites the hidden entrance at
5 p.rn.), Pat and his crew of intrepid rescuers found the
damsel near dead from exhaustion, hunger and (especially)
boredom.  She was clad only In the skins of small antelope
she had managed to shoot as they scampered over the library's
craggy roof,  "And very fetching too", says Pat.
Pat's other winner for this month is Kathy Ward of Circulation.  Kathy is Pat's boss.  No comment. "It's really quite simple ...
Turn.to your left at PQ i960 then
right at PH 23561"    '
LAST MINUTE ADDITION!?  Learned Scholars Come and Go
The meetings of the Learned Societies on campus this month
seemed uneventful. No new planets, fish, or bombs appear to
have been discovered this year. Worthy of note, though, was
the appearance of UBC's own (yes, we spawned him) Larry Kent,
film director, at the Learned Societies registration desk,
attempting to enroll there for Summer School.
ANNOUNCEMENT
Mrs. Dodson, Head of Government Publications would like any
interested people to know that Gov't. Pubs, now has:
UN Documents and Official Records, 1946-53, on
microprint, (only scattered holdings previously
available in printed form)
is now getting:
all U.S. Federal depository and non^depository
material on microprint. Anything appearing in
the U.S. Monthly Catalogue from January 1st, 1965,
will therefore be available in this library.
RECEIVED during the period 3-19 June;
TORONTO
TO MRS. XXXXXXXXXX
0 GREAT HORNED OWL WE GREET YOU.  WE KNOW THAT ALL THE TAWNY
OWLS BROWN OWLS AND SNOW OWLS WILL LISTEN WITH RAPT ATTENTION
AND THAT EVEN THE WISE OLD OWLS WILL DEFER TO YOUR GREATER
WISDOM.  WE TRUST THAT EVEN THE HOOT OWLS AND SCREECH OWLS
WILL CHANGE THEIR WAYS WHILE YOU 0 GREAT HORNED OWL HAVE THE
FOR ST FLOOR,
BARBIE, CINDY, DADDY AND UNCLE JIM
"■*■■■*"*"'Didn't you often wonder what went on at those
Learned Societies meetings? -7-
ABOUT STAFF
Promotions
It's that time of year when, if you stay here long enough, you
start to move up the ladder. Take a deep breath; there are
lots of people on the upward climb:
From Librarian lit to Librarian IV
Melva Dwyer Fine Arts
Anna Leith Science
Tung King Ng Asian Studies
From Librarian II to Librarian III
Rita Butterfield Acquisitions
Suzanne Dodson Government Publications
Robert Harris Circulation
Dorothy Shields Acquisitions
Anne Yandle Special Collections
From Librarian I to Librarian II
Marilyn Berry Sedgewick Library
Marilyn Dutton Social Sciences
I sa Fiszhaut Cataloguing
Barabara Gibson Cataloguing
Susan Hand Humanities
Elisabeth Jupp Woodward Library
Jay Kincaid Fine Arts
Mary Macaree Cataloguing
Bill Parker Woodward Library
Kathy Ward Circulation
From Library Assistant to Senior Library Assistant
Joan Baker Cataloguing
Roby Nielsen Prebindery -8-
To Library Assistant
Penny Clark Circulation
Jeanette Fish Law
Diane Rosebrugh Fine Arts
May Vool Serials
To Clerk III
Marjorie Wool lam       Acquisitions
To Clerk II
Susan Hurford Cataloguing
Vivi Jorgensen Serials
Margaret Litzcke       Circulation
To Key-Punch Operator
Elvie Eigendorf        Circulation
Donna Fernie Circulation
To permanent staff
Kathy Dawes Fine Arts
Brett Osborne Serials
Some people not only got promoted, they transferred as
we]]. Here they are:
Maureen Wilson     from Librarian II, Government Publications
to Librarian IN and Head, Map Division
as of 1st July, I965
Hans Burndorfer    from Librarian I, Humanities
to Librarian II, Bibliography Division
Susan Dunn        from Clerk II, Cataloguing
to Library Assistant, Government Pubs. -9-
You may remember in March BIBLOS we mentioned the names of
several library school graduates for whom appointments had
been requested from the Board of Governors. Their appointments were approved, and in addition, several others:
Mrs. Margot Allingham
Mrs. Marian Chen
Walter Harrington
Mrs. Kathleen Johnstone
Lawrence Leaf
Thomas Shorthouse
Welcome also to:
Herbert Drew
Josette Glattlii
Gi 11ian Penwarden
Robin Wi 11 lams
Welcome back to:
from University of Alberta
(Calgary) as Librarian II,
Government Publications, on
15th September, 1965.
from U.S. Medical Naval Research Unit #2, Taipei, Taiwan
as Librarian II, Asian Studies
on 1st July.
Librarian i
July.
Serials, 15th
Librarian I, Government
Publications, on 1st July,
Librarian I, Social Sciences
1st August.
Librarian II, Curriculum
Laboratory, 1st August.
Library Assistant, Serials
1st July
Clerk I, Ci re,, 1st July
Clerk I, Cataloguing, 21st June
Clerk II, Serials, 21st June
Gillian Wilder, ex. Library Assistant, SSD, who will be
returning to the division to help out 'during summer session. -10-
Worthy of a special paragraph
Mr. William Watson has been appointed Assistant Librarian in
charge of Technical Services, July 1st.
Mr. Steve Johnson has been appointed Acting Head of Serials,
also July 1st.
Resignations
Farewells have been (will be) said to:
Georgina Clark Clerk II, Acquisitions 7 July
Sheila McLeod Library Assistant, Circ. 30 June
Douglas Mathieson Clerk I, Woodward 31 May
Mona Richardson Library Assistant, BMB 30 June
Kay Nishimura Clerk I, Cataloguing 30 June
Inge Valg Clerk II, Circulation 30 June
GET OUT OF THE POOL HALL AND SEE HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES
Three UBC Library staff members invite about 30 more of that
ilk to join them in the Kits 5-Pin Bowling League next season.
There are no limitations regarding, sex9spouses or experience,
and there is room for anyone wanting only to "spare".
Place: Ridge Bowling, 15th and Arbutus.
Time:  Thursdays _.at 7:00'p.m. (beginning with the first
Thursday following Labour Day)
Phone: Ture Erickson within the next two weeks at local
147 or 733-3708.

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