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VOL. 6 NO. 2 of the U.B.C. LIBRARY STAFF NEWSLETTER OCTOBER I969
OCTOBER, the month of change, the month when nature blazes with
riotous colour before the bareness of Winter, when the snows
daily creep down the mountainside and when the ladies bring out
their lest year's coat wondering whether to make it into a maxi or
a mini cr just leave it alone and let people guess.  Throughout
the Library change is also in the air.  Construction is around every
corner, the umpteenth revision is taking place in Cataloguing and
a multitude of new faces, after the annual exodus of the Summer, are
in the Staff Room.
Biblos too has a change - or something new.  Following the current
fashion we have added our own "special page". This page will be
known as PAGE 4U - corny what? - but PAGE 4U will be just that especially for original thought which has nothing to do with the
Library except that the author must be a member of the library staff.
We will probably receive much modern poetry but how about specialized
recipes, original designs (Evilyn where art thou) art work, short
stories, in fact anything that is "your own thing". Create my friends.
The-page is yours.       ^     .......  The Ed
N.B. Travelogues are considered NEWS, as we al1 like to have first
hand information and personal glimpses of other ways of life.  Such
articles will not be used on PAGE 4U. STAFF CHANGES
Appointments:
Shu i-Hung Kwong
Dorothy Friesen
Daphne Brown
Janice Roy
Corrine Parrott
Sally Blyth
George Read
Promotions:
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Asian Studies
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Cataloguing
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Ci rculation
Betty Van Assum
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Wayne Taylor
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Resignations:
Caroline Stewart
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Cataloguing
Sylvia Goi ran
L.A. IV
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Robin Williams
Asst. Mail CI
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Acquisitions
Patricia Wheeler
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Maureen Coleman
L.A. IV
Catalogue
Diana Buerk
L.A. 1
Periodicals
Valerie Roddick
L.A. IV
Science
Karin Casasempere
L.A. II
Science
Carol Wilson
L.A. II
Math Library
Linda Redfern
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Ci rculation
Noriko 01ive
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from the University of Gfuthenburg.
University of British Columbia The Library
Acquisitions Dept.
University of British Columbia The
Vancouver Alberta 18
U.S.A. AND HOW ABOUT FOLLOWING THE MYSTIC CARAVAN TRAILS TO SAMARKAND Or...
Do you need some information on the Pathon Kings of Delhi or the
temples of North India? Perhaps you want to learn a little Hbbson-
Jobson.*  If so, the three hundred books which recently arrived
from the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute are for you.
The Institute is a co-operative effort of the University of Toronto,
McGill, U.B.C., The National Library and the Indian Government.
India supplies most of the rupees necessary to carry out the project,
the Canadian participants carry some of the administrative costs.
The Institute's two part program will run from now until the end of
1971 when its effectiveness will be evaluated. The first part of
the program involves subsidation and other aid for Canadian scholars
who wish to research in India. The second part brings Indian books
to Canadian Libraries,  the 500,000 Rupees a year ($140,000) will
be equally divided between two parts.
The book acquisition plan will bring books on specific topics to
participating libraries. U.B.C. will get one copy of each new
English language publication in the Humanities which is judged to
be of academic value. We will also receive reprints of Tibetan
classics. Toronto will get material in various Indian languages
and The National Library will get Indian Government publications.
A member library may expand or narrow its field of acquisitions at
any given time.
The only problem with the plan so far is the long time it takes to
receive shipments. The first batch of books arrived after three
months.
The Institute itself is housed in New Delhi at the Unlikely address
of 156 Golf Links. The project should provide much useful material
for Indian Scholars at U.B.C.
Ralph Stanton
* Hobson-Jobson is the term to describe Anglo-Indian colloquialisms such as Punch, Pyjamas and Pondicherry. PAGE 4U
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The first day I heard ...
wood crackle
in the evening fi re
our four voices
and wandering out
a silence
not without sound
but sharing with it
the night of stars
of fir and cedar air
i heard too her whisper
and the wind softly
through suntinged
branches of morning
The next day I saw..,
the sun come up
the many coloured green
of the forest
my companions' faces
the ye 1 low aspen
the blue sky
on the sparkling lake
the rust and the silvergrey
of the abandoned
logging camp
I tasted too...
the glacial water
a twig of pine
a forest of berry
the warm coffee
and many a
forgotten memory
and food
with the spice
of a good day's hike
I smelled from time to time
the autumn ai r
and the presence of snow
high above us
the pungent ai r
and the sweat of youth
the spruce bough
and delightful musk
sundrawn from the soil
realizing that we
and they too
are all one
And I touched...
the aged bark
and smoothness
and the realization
that the earth
still lives
if we look around
In the middle of a path
in the abandoned
logging camp
a  smal I   tree  grows
proclaiming  unity
of young  and old
the  fertile   insistance
and odd organic  silence
of  the earth
waits without politic
for man's   response
7v«-(\OLr0   Ho u) I cIT" WOODWARD LIBRARY - PROGRESS REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE
ADDITION
In August 1967 the first architect1s plans were drawn for doubling
the capacity of the Woodward Library and, in November 1968, the
noise started.  By March or April of next year we are told that
the noise will be but a dull memory and we wi11 have moved into
35,000 square feet of beautiful new space.  Space for 200,000
volumes, 1000 students and lots and lots of space for staff.
Because BIBLOS is afraid that we may forget our expanding experiences we have been asked to put them into writing.  So here are a
few of the memorable moments.
THE NOISE
Scene:     Biomedical   Librarian's Office,   staff member drops   into
chair  in  front of Librarian's desk,   speaks with   laboured   restraint;
"They've been drilling   right under my desk all   day",       »
Librarian,   rather  loudly;  "Everybody  thinks that they have  been
drilling   right under their desk!"  and,   in  an effort  to .appear
s oothing,   she points wildly and  adds;  "Actually,   I   think they are
drilling upstairs over there,11
THE  WATER
We never did get really wet, but several sorts of avoiding action
were used.  Great plastic sheets were hurridly spread over all the
60,000 volumes (BIBLOS Ed. please note) on the top floor one afternoon; the "rare" books were packed into black plastic garbage bags;
wastepaper baskets were placed in strategic spots and the splash
of water dropping was added to the sounds in the Woodward Library.
Then one dark and rainless night about 6 weeks ago, Bill Parker
was called out of bed to find the source of the water coming down
on to the Main Floor just in front of the elevator.  It was just a
pipe leaking.
Then there was the day when ALL the water was turned OFF!  The staff
merited "A" for control and special depriviation allownaces all
round for that bit of harassment. And for a few days in September
UMBRELLAS were needed for protection as we dashed in or out of the
Library, while water poured off the roof and through the tunnel of
plywood which surrounds the front door. THE TELEPHONE
Sometimes there were good times.
In August we were cut off from the
whole world for two lovely days.
THE FIRE ALARM
Fortunately we did not have any
fires while the alarm system was
out of commission.
THE "THEY ARE COMING THROUGH THE
WALLS" PHASE
If anyone should win an oscar for
situation comedy in this construction program, it is a wonderful unknown workman, who had the job of
knocking down a plywood partition
between the unbound journals area
and the new space.  As in all such
undertakings, it was quite noisy,
but finally the plywood wall fell
down.  A gust of wind flapped
through the pages of the unbound
journals and demanded the attention
of all.  Half startled, half
affronted by this unholy intrusion
of library quiet, we stared unashamedly at the workman.  But he
was cool!  With a graceful flourish
he doffed his hardhat and made a
full bow.  Exit staff member giggling.
MISCELLANEOUS ASPECTS
Seat belts are required when using the staff washroom during
proximity drilling, while in the "Men's" on the top floor, hard-
hats are also needed.
Peg Leighton. BOUQUETS	
To
Those librarians
Who gave
So generously their time
And talents
In order to
Make
Our guided tours
One
Whopping
Success
We
The members
Of the Information & Orientation Division
Wish
To express
To all of you
Our
Sincere
Thanks.
And
We will
Remember
How well the job was done
When the
Next
Tours
Begin.
Dee Horris MAPS ANYONE?...     °
Are you one of the teeming millions on this campus who have
never visited the Map Division, or even worse, don't know where
it is?
From the dusty remains of the Map Collection, formerly housed
on the seventh floor (now Acquisitions Division), emerged a large
and extensive col lection of 70,000 maps, 900 Atlases and 200
gazetteers which are now to be found on the 8th floor, south wing,
sharing a space with Special Collections Division,
Manning (?) this colossal operation are what were formerly the
WEE THREE of the Library - Miss Maureen Wilson, the Map Librarian
and her two satellites, Gwen Gregor and Nora Williams.  Mercifully,
we have now been joined by Janet Taggart, who is TALL.  This is a
great relief to the two small sateMites, for some of our map
cabinets resemble freezer chests and it was an awful strain on
modesty, not to mention gravity, to have to dive (literally) into
one of these for a map.
In case anyone is interested from
a statistical standpoint, we use more
band-aids than any other division in
the Library.  Have you ever cut your
throat on a map?
Each morning we have a procession
of regular readers/viewers to our Daily
Current Events board. The purpose of
this board is to utilize the infinite
variety of maps to illustrate a news
Item from the morning newspaper.  There is also the large cork
board display unit facing Special Collections counter and the
current display is maps of New Zealand, complemented by pictures
borrowed from Curriculum Laboratory.
We are a depository for Canadian and U.S. Government topographic maps and hydrographic charts, as well as Australian topographic maps, and it is a condition of the arrangement that these
maps must be available to the general public.  Several engineering
and mining firms in Vancouver make good use of this concession and
consult our maps regularly.  The general public are great at
phoning with such queries as "what is the deepest point in the
Pacific Ocean?" or "what percentage of the earth's surfase is 9
desert?" which always serves to keep us frantically turning pages
in our atlases and gazetteers for the answers.
The students, however, make up our largest body of "customers"
and it is always gratifying when they return to show us their
finished essays or whatever, and, on one occasion, we were rewarded
with small gifts, for the help received.
If you are interested in such things as Far-side Lunar charts,
daily weather papers, aeromagnetic maps, bathymetric maps; maps
showing earthquake and volcanic zones or glaciers; Historical,
archaeological or economic maps; town plans - past and present;
plain ordinary road maps or a map to show the location of gold
deposits in the Pitt Lake area - come up to see us sometime!
GVen & Nora
ANYONE WE KNOW?	
MORE PERSONNEL EVALUATION TERMS
The following tongue-in-cheek list of term translations is
intended to help those who read evaluation forms and fitness
reports.  It is believed this list has its beginnings in the
St. Petersburg, Fla. Naval Reserve Office, (via Kokomo Public
Library's newsletter, the KPL Klipper).
Average - Not too bright.
Exceptionally well qualified - has
committed no major blunders to date.
Active socially - drinks-heavily.
Wife is active socially - she drinks too.
Character and integrity about reproach -
still one step ahead of the law.
Zealous attitude - opinionated.
Quick thinking - offers plausible excuses
for errors.
Takes pride in work - conceited.
Forceful and aggressive - argumentive.
Tactful in dealing with superiors - knows
when to keep mouth shut.
Often spends extra hours on the job -
miserable home life.
A true southern gentleman - hillbilly.
Conscientious and careful - scared. 10
INTRODUCING.........YOUR EDITOR Born Philadelphia, Co,
Durham, England. Attended
Parochial school and
"Chi Hi" short for Chichester High School for
girls.  Graduated year
war broke out and in a
fervour of patriotism -
it was sti11 the thing
in those days - chose to
join an evacuated London
shipping firm, on war
work, to wait for call-up
instead of pursuing a
University career - one
of the few decisions
which might?? be changed
if I passed this way
again.  Spent the war
years strangely happy
(sacrilege) as a very
fully occupied and presumably useful young
person, at a time when life went on regardless!! After the fall of
France,was evacuated with the office, lock, stock and adding machines
from the coastal region to Hindhead, Surrey, which was then the hub
of the Canadian Mi 1itary Zone in England.  Had first contact with
Canada and developed a love affair for al1 things Canadian which has
not diminished through the years - a true nationalist.
Call up coincided with an urgent Ainministry need for 2000 women
to be trained as airfield electricians.  Six months at a Government
Technical College in London during one of the quiet periods between
bombings.  Then equipped with own personal screwdriver and pliers
found myself an electrician - it takes six years apprenticeship when
there is no war around - on a Canadian airfield, in the middle of
England, 10 miles from the nearest town. However, this was hardly a
problem, being one of the only two civilian girls on a station of
5,000 men, 4,999 of whom were convinced that no woman could be an -
electrician and the 5,000th, my future husband, who was extremely
doubtful.  Twenty four years later he knows for sure - have never been
allowed to fix a switch since. With the end of the war in Europe
spent 6 months at a large factory wiring remote control panels for
heavy guns to be used in the Pacific area. Have often hoped nothing
back-firedl  War controls still being in effect, spent the last two
"Roughing it" at a Government Camp Site
somewhere on Vancouver Island. 11
weeks before discharge as a woman stevedore in a malt mill in the
so called "black country" of England, beside which pollution in
Vancouver looks like a perfumed summer haze - let's hope it never
gets that bad here.  Never worked so hard physically before or since,
but what an experience!  Those women would make any woman wrestler of
today look like a ballet dancer and no four letter words that the
young throw around now could remotely compare to the colourful vena-
cular of the ladies of the mill who took great pains to protect the
youngster thrust so hurridly in their midst.  In hindsight, a warm
and wonderful glimpse of an otherwise unknown way of life.
Canada and marriage, 3 daughters born very nicely spaced over
the next seven years and the start of a 20 year involvement with the
law via the Police Force. Augmented the family income and personal
experience during those early years when father was on shift work and
children asleep, by moving into the direct selling field - no babysitting fees that way.  Sold almost everything from Avon through to
Insurance,  Party-plan or door to door and never regretted a moment.
Made many friendships which have endured through the years.
When children were small wrote and produced plays for the neighborhood kids.  Lived in the Veterans apartments at the time so no lack
of players.  Performed in small basement theatre before such intimate
surroundings became sophisticated. Husband, Gerry, made scenery and
props, Mothers made costumes.  Played dates for old age pensioners
and at homes for unwanted children, a profound experience for youngsters both side of the curtains.  During this period became involved
with Hoiiday Theatre - the early days - and helped costume many
productions including "Noye's Fludde" for the I960 Festival.
1963 joined the Library staff.  That was before the affluent
days.  Passed through Acquisitions and Circulation to Law and have
found the past six year rewarding, interesting and thoroughly enjoyable, which must label me an anti something or other.
As to the present, I have great satisfaction in being wife,
mother, Editor of Biblos, Chairman of the Library Assistants Assoc,
member of the Classification Committee and an ever back-sliding
leader in T.O.P.S.
And upon reading these paragraphs over have decided there is
nothing I would change as any change might interfere with what has
been, anc what has been was great, and what is still to come I am
positive will be just as full and satisfying.
You are looking at the photo of a HAPPY WOMAN, and that, my
friends (un-modish as it may sound) is fact!
Pat LaVac 12
IF YOU ARE TIRED OF RED TAPE HOW ABOUT FOLLOWING IT FOR AWHILE
READ ON TO FIND THE WHERE....
Having trouble getting into the Library?  You can't find the
front door, you say?  It could be because at the moment the door
is "Not in Service" and the signs announcing the fact have already
been covered by other campus literature.  In spite of this, intrepid
students are still fighting their way into the Library resulting
in an increase in book circulation in the last few weeks.
When the main entrance reappears from behind the boarding it
will be remodelled and enlarged to twice the width.  It will also
consist of outer and inner doors in an effort to reduce the previous
wind-tunnel effect.  Watch for the unveiling - tentatively scheduled
for six weeks from now.
Another area under construction is the Government Publications
Division.  The reference and staff areas have been moved from their
previous dingy location to a new site by the windows which allows
them more room as well as a bit of sunlight.  The public approach
to the reference area looks like a scene from The Wizard of Oz
except that one follows red tape instead of a yellow brick road.
This situation will be
altered with the completion
of yet another piece of construction.  On the "soon to
be done" list is the relocation of the Social
Science Division turnstile.
It is to be moved from its
present interior location
to a new position at the
entrance of the Ridington
Room.  When this has been
done, a new access to Government Publications will be
provided by the stairs to the
Colbeck Collection which is
also on level six.  Work on
this is expected to start at
any time. 13
Back on level 5, the Information Desk is also awaiting the
carpentry crew. The project there is to cut out several gates in
the information desk counter thus giving the 1 ibrarians more ready
access to the card catalogue area. At the same time, the high
counter will be broken and a section of it turned to provide a reference alcove for the many print-outs and books used at the Information Desk.
The last bit of construction is one which was recently completed in Circulation.  This was the long-awaited door to the
sorting area. Hopefully it will reduce the number of confused
students who wander into the "staff only" area trying to find the
way out.
I hope this brief run-down of the construction scene will
help to keep you from getting lost in your own Library.
Judy Cardin
COLLECTS
Father Boulogne (17 months)
Dr. Philip Blaiberg (19 months old)
Floyd Dell (82)
Abdirashid AlI   Shermarke  (50)
Corey Ford  (67)
Cyclamates (sweet death)
Rolfe Humphries (75)
Jimmie McHugh (74 - "Lovely to look at")
B.C. Oysters (Polluted)
Mies van der Rohe (83)
Ho Chi Minh (Stalinist - 79)
Claude Butler (Bookseller)
Fred Varley (88)
Sonja Henie  (World  champ  1927-1937,   '57.     Olympic
champ  1928,32,36)
Diana  Linkletter  (20)
Dennis Giroday  (18) 14
ST. WIBBY reports
MANY friends of the past four
years will be wishing MARIA
Haas that was, of Searching,
much happiness in her new
venture as Mrs. Alan Vernon.
Maria and her husband will be
residing in Seattle.
SERIALS report that their
"Involvement of Automation" tours
have been most popular and they
have had to start booking appointments to accommodate all those
interested persons.
NOTE to Front Office.  How about
staff being included on the
Information & Orientation tours
or what about I & 0 setting up a
special "Introduction to the
Library" for members of staff when
they first arrive.  Most staff
members never do get to see how their
own particular job fits in to the
whole picture.
JOAN SELBY Humanities did not
quite make it to Greece as reported
here last month.  Too bad Joan
hope you are quite recovered from
that trek to the hospital and
have fun in Barbados.  What a place
to recuperate.
WELCOME TO Mr. Alan Soroka the new
and already popular Assistant Law
Librarian. Alan came to us via the
Library of the Legal Aid Society in
New York.
FINE ARTS
GALLERY.
Wed. Oct.
29th through Sat.
Nov. 15th
Dewain
Valentine
Ten new
pieces of
sculpture
in cast
polyester
resin by one
of America's
most distinguished young
sculptors.
This artist is concerned
with the inside as well as the
outside of his sculpture.
His aim is to go beyond the
skin.  Because of the transparency of his medium, and
his handling of it from a
view point of both color and
form he allows the view to go
through his sculpture	
Valentine has exhibited in
many major museums and galleries in the U.S. but only
once before in Vancouver.
Go see.  Tis only a flight
or so down from Floor 3 on
the North West side of the
L i b ra ry.
AGAIN IN THE ARTS.  Make a
date to go see Claudia Kaye
of the Cataloguing Division
when she appears as "Francis"
in the Burnaby Opera Company's
presentation of Rossini's 15
"The Marriage Contract" (Comic
opera jn English) December 6,
9,11 and 13.
MOST MEMORABLE reference query
of the month - Mini-skirted frosh
arrives at the Information Desk
with big smile and a handful of
cataloguing cards. "I've taken
out the cards for all the books
I want" she says "Now what do I
do?"  (Info, librarian is tempted
to tell her just what she can do
but resists the urge).
NOTE TO MAC.  Perhaps staff members working at the catalogue
should wear little pink hats or
something indicating that they
are within their Library Rights to
remove cards.
WHICH REMINDS US...the question
apparently has again arisen that
Librarians should wear some kind
of identifying badge or name-plate.
How about some original designs.
BIBLOS would be glad to print some
providing they are clean - non-
pornographic that is - we don't
mind scrappy bits of paper.
FINE ARTS called to make sure we
mention the arrival of their new
and charming Ref. Librarian, so
here's a warm welcome to Mrs. Peggy
Wroblewski.
THOUGHTS from technician fixing one
of the many machines in the Library
obviously having a bad day. I.B.M.
It's Better Manually.
SYLVIA Goiran, Sedgewick, leaving
at the end of month to commence an
extensive tour of far places avec
husband.  Lucky Sylvia.
WOODWARD Library displays for
the month of November	
Nov. 5 History of Orthodentics
Medicine in 17th Cen.
France
Orag transplants
Nov. 12 History of Dental
Equipment
Occupational Therapy
Anaethesia
Nov. 19 History of Treatment
of Lung Cancer
Embyology
"Black Death"
Nov. 26 History of Midwifery
Physiotherapy
Development of antibodies
Crippled children in
History
The staff over there would be
happy to welcome any visitors
from the other 9/10ths of the
L i b ra ry.
SUCCESSFUL GLUGS. to Pat
McArthur, Front Office and
Linda Putnam, Cataloguing,
who will be taking their final
tests Wed. Oct. 29th to become
fully fledged Scuba divers.
How about telling us how it
looks down under.
LASTLY.  All happiness to
newly weds Gerri and Steve
Hollett.  Gerri is now with
Gifts & Exchange but members
of the Circulation Div. have
watched the romance blossom
during the last 2-3 years,
St. Wibby is a romantic at
heart and on that happy note
aurevoir till next month. 16
Fourth IATUL Seminar on the Application of International Library
Methods and Techniques, Delft, September 1-6, 1969
IATUL stands for International Association of Technological
University Libraries, i.e. libraries of engineering schools such
as M.I.T., Caltech., or Delft, where for the past four years its
annual seminarhas been held.  However, the participants whose
number is limited to approx. 25 may come from a somewhat wider
circle of "directors or co-workers from 1ibraries affi1iated to
universities, institutes, or organizations of research level".
And that's how the writer of this report to Biblos managed to get
his name on this select list and to go "back to school" in Delft,
where he spent six years as an undergraduate some twenty years ago.
And "back to school" it was - what with three or four 1 1/2 hour
lecture and discussion periods per day for six days, the subjects
ranging from patent literature, translations, reproduction services
and payment policies, to computer-based chemical and medical information networks, and the way in which scientific information is
provided by VINITI (All-Union Institute for Scientific and Technical Information) in the USSR, to name a few.
Although the participants came from twenty, mostly non-English
speaking, countries the official language of the seminar was
English and all lectures were delivered in English with the exception of one which was given in Russian and translated sentence
by sentence by an Interpreter who was occasionally assisted by a
bilingual Russian in the audience!  The following discussion
suffered considerably from a similar procedure, and the fact that
this lecturer found it impossible to answer even a simple question
without first making a speech...
However, it was not all hard work: the well-run seminar (never more
than five minutes behind schedule thanks to an excellent chairman)
was also a generous one. A cocktail party, two dinners, several
lunches, a bus tour around the modern university area' and a boat
trip through the harbour of Rotterdam were some of the "fringe
benefits".
Modern and often luxurious buildings, laboratories, and workshops galore.  Delft with 9,000 students has an annual budget
of 48 million dollars; U.B.C. has a similar amount for more than
20,000. 17
Then there was the company: 27 participants of 20 nationalities and
a variety of colours (both political and racial), and 15 lecturers
of 5 nationalities (Danish, Dutch, English, Russian, Swedish).  And
the backdrop:- Delft - lively, crowded, narrow canals, beautiful
old houses, and that almost continuous carillon pouring its tunes
over the city...and the last Saturday brought out sunshine flags
for our send-off which happened to coincide with a royal birthday.
Technicalities aside, what sweeping observations can I make to sum
up my general impressions?
First of all: the language barrier, in evidence even among this
group all of whom understood and spoke English - up to a point.
In the second place: differences in library service.  The Library
in Delft has a closed stack system from which books can be retrieved
very efficiently by the so-called "bibliofoon" or "dial-a-book"
system.  The borrower dials his book's call number and the availability (yes or no) is
announced within minutes
on a screen after which,
if available, it can be
collected at the circulation desk. However, the
user must know what he
wants.  If he does not,
he can ask for help but
browsing is, of course,
impossible and even reference works, indexes and
abstracts are not on the open
shelves.  Help however, may
not come immediately from a
librarian.  Librarians seem to
be well ensconced behind several
lines of defence so that the
enquirer has to go through an in
formation hierarchy that eventually
may lead him to a librarian - who
for his part benefits by no longer
having to know where the pencil
sharpeners are..!! 18
And finally at the end of my first international meeting: touch
of smugness about conditions on this continent where at least
librarians speak one language - in more ways than one - and where
the road to increasing inter-library cooperation should therefore
be shorter and smoother than the old world where not only countries
but libraries within countries have gone their own way for so long.
Rein Brongers
VIEW FROM WITHIN No.2.
\Cflr.
Hey!!... Is this the 14th or 15th revision of page 85?. 19
L.J.L.
A MAN OF MANY MEMORIES
Never has so many $$$'s been so little appreciated by so many people.
One man's memorial to the memory of the Pioneers of B.C. has,
during construction, been vandalized, picketed and assailed with
criticism from every quarter.  Hence U.B.C., apprehensive of possible
consequences of an official opening of our carillon clock tower,
honoured the donor, Dr. Leon Johnson Ladner, with a private dinner
in the Faculty Club.
As a boy Leon Ladner created controversy early in life; nicknamed
"Twenty-two" after his persistent agitation for a .22 rifle, he
tracked and successfully shot a racoon on nearby property.  An irate
neighbour wasted little time in deducing the culprit for the disappearance of his pet racoon.  An early enterprise was trapping
muskrats for the 10<£ municipal bounty.  Of greater financial reward
was ensnaring skunks for a gourmet gardner, who, at 75<£ each, valued
them as a prospective succulent meal.  Upon demonstrating his growing
proficiency with a gun before an assembled family audience, he
inadvertently shot a hole through the ceiling, his hurried exit being
obscured by white plaster.
From Cornwall, England, his pioneer Father and Uncle arrived in
Victoria in I858 after 6 years in the Californian gold fields, the
brothers later successfully built the first salmon-canning factory
by the Fraser River.  On November 29, 1884, Leon Ladner was born
in the community named after his Father.  Whilst attending Public
School in the community and High School in New Westminster no
student escapade was recorded for posterity, apart from the possible
un-correlated statistical evidence of a resurgence of wildlife whilst
at Toronto University.
Upon graduation, Dr. Ladner was articled with Sir Charles Tupper and
admitted to the Bar in 1910; in 1912 he founded a Vancouver law
practice.  In the same year he initiated his long association with
U.B.C. as one of the founding members of Convocation.  Elected to
the House of Commons in 1921 as a Liberal-Conservative, he represented Vancouver-South for 9 years, during which he became a member
of Diefenbaker's personal advisory committee.  In his first elected
year, Dr. Ladner moved the resolution to establish U.B.C. at Point 20
Grey, and was later instrumental in establishing 'International
House' and raising nearly all the capital for its construction
whilst chairmar of the Finance Committee.  For almost twenty years
an honorary lecturer in the U.B.C. Law Faculty, he was elected to
the Senate in 1955 and to the Board of Governors 2 years later.
One unrecognized achievement Dr. Ladner values most is his negotiations which resulted in the treaty that led to the harnessing
of the Columbia River. His determined eloquence before the
International Law Association resulted in the Columbia River
Treaty being so written that it does not preclude possibility of
the diversion of the Columbia into the Fraser.
.Now semi-retired, Dr. Ladner remains occupied by 20 grandchildren,
bee-keeping, fishing and hunting, directing companies, and researching a book that will definitely not be a history of notorious
clock-towers.
Martina Cippoli
INDEX.
Staff Changes   2
Samarkand - Shastri   5
Introducing Page 4U  4
Living with the Addition  5
Bouquets! from I  & 0  7
Maps Anyone? 8
Meet the Ed  10
Follow the Red Tape.in Main  12
Collects  13
St. Wibby Reports  14
Fourth IATUL. Delft  16
View from within No. 2  18
L.J.L. A man of many memories  19
Held over for next month. Report of the
Association of B.C. Librarians. Annual
Conference. Parksville. Oct. 1969.
PINAL NOTE.... We still think L.J.L. did a
gocd job on the fountain...

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