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 6 T,o.  5     of the U.B.C.   LIBRARY STAFF NESWLETTER     JAN/FEE 1970
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SOCIAL WORK        ^
the  University  Librarian   is  called upon  to present a  Report to
Senate.     Unfortunately,   for Senate,   those  Reports can't begin ■•.
tell   the whole  story,   since  they must deal   in  such general   ter ■.
The   readers of BIBLOS  are more  fortunate,   because   in  these pac;-:<
the  Divisions  tell   them   in  a more direct and  personal  way what
it   is  that   is happening everywhere throughout   the.,.I   was goir-
to say "system",   but   that   implies  perhaps  a   little more organization  than we have at  times...so  let us  say,   Community.     In ry
dictionary,   a Community   is  said  to be:   1)   a group of people  li.;-
together and having   interests,   work,   etc.   in  common  -  that  fits
pretty well;   2)   a group of  animals  or plants   living   together  lithe  same environment  -  that's us  too,   since we could  be  called
animals and   I   see  plants  here and  there  around  the   libraries:
3)   a   fellowship.     That   last   idea   is  an  attractive one.     i   supposr
it   isn't  possible  to put  four hundred people  together  in physic.-i
surroundings which   leave  something  to  be desired with work  to do
that   is not  always   interesting or creative,   and have universal
pleasure,   love.and  happiness.     Nevertheless,   there   is evidence of
fellowship among  the  staff of  the  library,   and  this can only  '■'-
increased  by having an  understanding of what your co-workers  "re
doing   in  the many divisions  and  branches of  the Library.     So   read
on.     And   thank you  for  being  here.
Basil   Stuart-Stubbs
University  Librarian
Friday March 6th 3 pm - 10 pm.   Saturday March 7th 10 am - 10 f
^c-iM ../E WELCOME:
El izabeth  Brock
Lynne Maiecot
Nadia Carli
Lawrence   Slaughter
Suzanne  Boughey
Barbara  Saint
Richard Moore
Lynette Hendry
Pat Lanphear
Connie  Papin
Leona  Polonich
Larry Thlessen
Linda  Lines
Kathy Harrington
Dianne Brehm
Janice Austin
Linda Burkhart
David  Wisdom
Thomas  Howe
J.ina Abramson
"■ichael   Howe
Elizabeth  Planedin
: nul ine Lambert
Svlvia Ho
r--u  Cook
'■■■ai:reen  Otterson
Oei.by  Savage
■''■Tr^aret  Th ies sen
";V.hew Tai
'•■l'-ert  Brookhouse
Li^nne  Hoi land
iJ-.iv.n V/i Hems
-'dy  Fiene
-rrol   Kalpatoo
■>'-• soil  Bel man
Ci rculation
1 1
Sedgewi ck
1 1
1 1 1
Social Sciences
1 II
1 1
1 11
Sedgewi ck
II 1
Curr. Lab.
1 1
Social Sciences
Curric. Lab.
Ci rculation
Sedgewi ck
Prebi ndery
Sedgewi ck
L.A. 1
Sy s t em s
L.A. 1
Gov, Pubs.
L.A. 1
Asian Studies
Serial s
L.A. 1
1 1
L.A. 1
Sedgewi ck
L.A. 1
C i rculation
L.A. 1
L.A. 1
L.A. 1
L.A. 1
Sedgewi ck
L.A. 1
L.A. I
Eve   Porter L.A.   I I
Bev  Richards L.A.   I I I
Peter Trevi11 ion L.A.   I
Linda  Laktin
Lynda  Neal
Trudy  Lewis
D'Arcy Murphy
Susan   Shi 11itto
Sandra Johnson
Liz  Fussel
Moona Prasad
Michael Jessen
Tom  Howe
L.A,   1
L.A.   I
L.A.   I!
St.   Atten
Ci re.
Serial s
Woodwa rd
L.A.   JlI
L.A.   IV
St.   Att.
Stack Att.
Cheryl   Steinhauer
Eric Thomson
Shui-Ying  Huang
Carol-Ann  Baker
Linda  Cartlidge
Courtenay  Palsson
Lynn   Ramos
Leslie Barton
Richard  Howlett
Ardele Aldrich
Linda  Dorricott
Heather  Lindquist
Ian  Edwards
Pat  Denroche
Corrine  Parrott
Hari". Morgan
i rene   Everest
Jean  Bryfogle
Jean  Pounder
Peggy  Scott
Sheila  Smyth
Daphne  Brown
Claudia Warren
Carol   Challoner
1 1
1 1
Asian Studies
1 1
Spec, Co 11.
Gov. Pubs.
Fi sheries
Ci rculat ion
1 i
1 1
Fo r/Ag r i c.
Curric. Lab. SHADES  OF  CHRISTMAS   PAST  -  but  not  forgotten
/\s you  all   know,   that   is  those who were   lucky  enough  to be  there,
the Main  Library's "Hospitality  Table"  held   the  Tuesday  before
Christmas   in  the  Lunchroom,   was  an outstanding   success.     The event
drew almost  a  hundred percent  participation  from  the  staff and  the
quantity  and  quality of  the "goodies"   brought   to  the  smorgasbord
,..as  immensely varied  and  to  say  the   least,   scrumptious.     Those   rum
Dalls  still   linger  tantal izingly   in   the  memory.     Through  the  day
-iany visitors  from  the  branch  Libraries  dropped  by  and were most
vze leaned.
With  the many  prizes  that were  donated   it was  possible  to draw  for
a lucky number  at   least  every  half  hour  -  the  names of  all   members
on staff,  Main,   branches  and hourly,  were  placed   in  the  box,   so that
pvery one  had  an  equal   chance.     Below,   a   little  overdue we must  admit,
vou will   find  the names of the  lucky prize winners.
,;e of the  Biblos  Staff would   like  to  thank everyone who  helped  to
ake the day  so  successful.       We  also  hope   that  the "Hospitality
Table" will   become  an  annual   Christmas event  and  that   it will   enjoy
in the future  the  same co-operative  spirit  that was  so evident on
December 23,   1969.
Can mixed  nuts
Gonzalez  Sherry
Tray &  Shortbread
Bottle of wine
Bottle  crackling   rose
Box of chocs.
Bottle of wine
Pottery  coffee mugs
Greek cookies
2anjo of  Chocs.
Tin English  Bi scuits
Hurims  Champagne
Box mixed nuts
'5  lb.   Turkey
Sox of chocs.
Box of chocs.
^in of shortbread
Tin of  shortbread
Carol Janzen
Carole Wisdom
Fine Arts
Craig Jones
Elaine Wilson
Hildegard Spaulding
Woodwa rd
Sel by
Bob MacDonald
Adm i n.
Marianne Becker
Pat Bolton
1 lie
Joan Sandilands
El 1iston
Ardele Bruce
Omelusi k
Jonn 01ldym
Ci re.
Wayne Taylor
Lois Carrier
Hami1 ton
William Daly
Janet Taggart
Map Div.
David Miller
Jennifer Gallup
El rod
Ralph Stanton
Fred Wong
Kate Gibson
Ci re.
Maureen Wi 1 son
Map Div.
Uit den
who now heads up the Technical
Processing Divisions.  Official
title-Coordinator of Technical
Processes and Systems, And welcome to Heather Keate, Science
Bibliographer as of February 1st.
Tom Shorthouse of Law welcomed a
second son to the family fold on
January 31st. John Douglas
weighed in at 7 lbs 9 ounces.
Kathy Kent, ex head of the Math
Library introduced Michael Alfred
to the world on January 8th.
Birth weight 7 lbs 7 ounces. And
a son Robert Carson born to Penny
Damm who used to be in the
Searching section of Cataloguing.
Displays for the month carrying
through OPEN HOUSE Subjects to be
covered*  The Red Cross; Dr.
Norman Bethune (controversial
surgeon in Communist China);
Florence Nightingale; Evolution
of the treatment of Cancer; Rare
Medical Books.
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD that delicious
crab meat that appeared on the
"hospitality table" at Christmas
was as fresh as a trip to the
ocean bed the previous day could
make it.  Linda Putnam of Cataloguing caught the 12 crabs whilst
on a Scuba Divivlng trip - but she
won't devulge the where.
TALKING about Linda brings to
mind that she is Production
manager for the Drama "PORTRAIT
IN BLACK" which is being performed by the United Players
March 12,13 S- ]k  at St. James
Auditorium.  Tickets are
available from her.
in which the incoming signal
is mixed with a locally generated signal to produce an intermediate frequency which is then
amplified and detected a second
time to produce the audio frequency! Feb. 25 to Mar. }k.     The
above tongue twister is the title
of a Sound Show opening at the
Fine Arts Gallery, U.B.C., on Feb.   25.     This exhibition   is  the
third event   in  the  Festival   of
Contemporary Arts   1970.
WE SEE  THAT Duane  Lunden  of  the
14ail   Room had a  showing of his
drawings  as  part of the  Fine Arts
Gallery's  Festival   of the  Contemporary Arts.     Feb.   3/18.
Host   impressive.     How about  something  for  PAGE  kU Duane?
STILL  in   the   realm of the Arts.
Congratulations  again   to  Claudia
Kaye who  for  the  second  straight
year has   been  chosen  as  one of  the
three  local   artists  to compete   in
the Regional   (New York Metro-
Dolitan Opera  Company's)   auditions
in  Seattle.     We  have  our  fingers
crossed Claudia.     FLASH:   We hear
that  Claudia  performed most  delightfully   in  her  Professional
Debut with  the Vancouver Symphony
Friday  Feb.   13th  at  the  Queen  E.
(Gilbert &  Sullivan  program).
Irene Norden's many  friends will
■ dc happy  to  learn  that  she  gave
birth  to a daughter,   Julie   Irene,
on the 29th  Jan.      Irene was many
years  in   the Main  Library  before
transferring  to  the  Biomed.   branch
■r'i' the V.G.H.     And  another ex-
staff member happy  to welcome
tH.e birth  of a  daughter   is  Caroline
Stewart of added  copies.     Sue  Ellen
arrived 22nd  Jan.   weighing  7   lbs
'- ounces.
"eiva Dwyer attended the conference
of the College Art Association
of America in Washington, D.C.
Jan. 28-31st and Diana Kraet-
schmer will be attending the
Universities Art Association
of Canada Conference in Toronto March 13-15.
SOCIAL SCIENCES besides repotting their large collection
of plants would like to thank
the Phantom Burglar who, upon
written request has been replacing items of money and candy
"borrowed" from various desk
drawers, in that department, from
which items disappeared.  Very
interest i ngI
THREE MARRIAGES took place on
the 14th Feb.  What better day
than St. Valentine's to start
long life and happiness. Nadia
Carli of Sedgewick became Mrs.
Claus Hauk; Elaine Hoffman of
Circulation was married to
Alistaire Mclntyre; and Marg
Thomas of Systems will be known
in the future as Mrs. Jean
a great month for staff photos
to appear in various local
publications.  Hope it had
nothing to do with the great
"Slow down".  There was Heather
Fearn with Dali in the Spotlight section of the Province.
Basil Stuart-Stubbs in the Sun
and Lyrtne Mac I ver in the Province showing off "The Bible".
Booktrucks galore with Martha 8
Tu1ly of Cataloguing in the
Province and same scene with
Lynn Millar also of Cataloguing
in the Sun.  Nobody on the Social
Page but then we have missed
several deliveries so who knows.
TRAVELLERS to warmer climes
include Betty Misewich of Cataloguing off to the Island of
Maui.  Mavis Balshaw, also of
Cataloguing off to Peru. And of
course Pat O'Rourke of Circulation
is still sporting a bit of <j
tan picked up in Hawaii, we
understand Diana Kent of the
Woodward Library is checkinq
Flora and Fauna in Hawaii and
Helen Allen also from over
there is in Africa and has
already visited some of the
big game reserves.
AND ON THAT happy note aurfc-
voir until next month. Ho::-
to see some of you at the
Open House March 6/7, 1970.
People will be free to wander through
the Main Library
St§,ck entries -will be manned both days
To all you wonderful chroniclers from the various
divisions, to the Open House committee for providing us with itens for our "flash announcements", to
our ever witty cartoonists and to everyone else/who
contributed to this the 1969 Annual Review, a great
big vote of gratitude from your Biblos Editorial Staff.
Pat Lafac
Judy Cardin
Peg Leighton
Ralph Stanton
Beanna Norris
Georgia MacRae
Martina Cipolli
Diana Kraetschmer ACQUISITIONS DIVISION...7th Floor
The passing of another year has, predictably, been accompanied
by a few new developments in the Acquisitions Division.
In automation, a computerized accounting system for book funds
was introduced with the beginning of the new fiscal year in April.
It is now possible to provide more detailed information on
transactions which have taken place in the various appropriations.
A second important step was the inclusion, late in the year, of the
Woodward Library in the ordering system.  It is hoped that all
branches and divisions now doing their own ordering will eventually
follow suit, with the result that a central order record and uniform
accounting input will be available.
Some experimentation with a microform approach to the on order/in
process printout was conducted.  Cartridge microfilm and microfiche
were both tried, but no decision has yet been made on the adoption
of this format.  Some modifications to the way in which information
is presented in the existing printout are also being considered,
with the possible introduction of a title approach the major point
of interest.
There was, if you will pardon an excursion into the vernacular
of the sports page, a multi-player trade between Acquisitions and
the Gifts and Exchanges Division in which Linda Kwong went to G S- E
for Janet Yuan and the Prebindery.  Now, if we can only come up
with a fourth starter...
MASH - OPEN HOUSE 1970 - seventh floor.
See the Plexowriter - how it works - how it
relates to the Computer,
Follow the coloured rope from acqusition
through CATALOGUING - see the path a
book must follow before it is ready to
circulate.  Ask questions- this is how you learn about
your library. 10
Puzzles, puzzles!  1969 was so full of them for Asian Studies that
not even its all Oriental staff could solve.  Statistics shot up
in all directions, 100% in cataloguing and 77% in circulation,
but you would be quite wrong if you think we have received any
encouragement.  Despite all that at home, the division head was
invited in the summer by librarians abroad to the University of
Wisconsin to help organize and teach at an institute on Bibliographic Services in East Asian Studies.
A series of "happy occasions" occurred since September; one of
the library assistants got married, another went to library school,
and two others were going to be mothers.  It was so difficult to
replace such experienced staff that their departure left a rather
sad atmosphere, which is still lingering on.  Fortunately, a
Japanese librarian was finally added to the staff after k  years'
In September, a doctorate programme started in the Department of
Asian Studies.  To meet the increased demand of study space.
students were asked to double up in sharing the carrel Is. Alas, we
could not ask our books to do the same, so the space situation was
literally on a downward trend; 250 shelves of them have so far been
moved to the basement.  In last year's report, Government Publication
mentioned that their staff ''gasped about in their airless atmosphere
What an apt description for the Asian Studies staff! We are gasping
like fish out of water. Whenever a large shipment of books, folders,
or government publications arrived, we had no choice but to push
our readers away so that we could use the only large tables available
for unpacking and processing.
"Why, silly, didn't you make use of the 1,184 sq. ft. of the
"airless" space vacated 3 months ago by your next door neighbour?"
That!s a good question.  But where would you store the Colbeck Stock
that is shelved there now? Would the floor be strong enough to
support more shelves? How well could we spare a member of our small
staff to be put there away from the Asian Studies proper?
Puzzles, puzzles, where will they end? But we love our Asian
Studies Library, and "Love...endures all things," and "He who
endures to the end will be saved". Amen. 11
Last year I outlined a wonderful 5.point programme for 1969.
The only thing wrong was that I got my figures transposed..
Instead of 5 points for 1 year, I should have been content with
1 point on a 5 year plan basis.
Of the five points blithely proposed our greatest success has
been in the 'remaining' cheerful at all costs' department and
even there oftentimes the keen eye could detect a hint of strain
behind the brave smiles.  Indeed the strain has been too great
for Irene who has chosen motherhood.as an escape.
About the rest of the programme it behooves us to maintain a
diplomatic silence.  We did think briefly that we'd managed to
get the bugs out of our catalogue at last summer's inventory but
our joy has been short lived.  It seems we failed to exterminate
them completely and they are
creeping back in - creatures
of a strain resistant to all
the control measure in our
ks  for plans  for  1970,  we
have planned  nothing  and  have
nigh  hopes  of   reaching  our
objectives!. J^j,
Saroka Productions
the Law School
>eal live drama with
studentsand library  staff
is the actors.
FRIDAY 7.30 p.m.     SATURDAY 11 a.me   & 3 p.m.
•K TROUBLE WITH THE LAW?    See the students who will be manning
*fce booths - in the Library at  the Faculty of Law.
. .7L (I
v« 12
The year 1969 was not a year of major innovation as was the year
1968, but rather a year of consolidation.  In some areas the pair.
of earlier change wore off, in others only the shock.
Some new projects were undertaken;
1) The shelf list has now been filmed. The film will be kept
up-to-date by filming cards sent to the union catalogue in
Ottawa, thus safeguarding the catalogue records of the library,
2) Public catalogue expansion: The public catalogue has been
expanded and projection of future cabinet needs made.
3) Title cards for books not having title entry (a near third of
the collection) are in the process of being typed.  These title-.
had not been made for a variety of reasons, including their
similarity to a subject heading.
k)     Filing revision has been undertaken for most of the branch
5)  Woodward and Sedgewick have found the filing of subject cards
by imprint date to be a good arrangement.  This change is being
considered for the main catalogue.
The Division processed 137,565 volumes during the 1968/69 academic
year and has now reduced the storage collection to 21,000 volumes.
The typing backlog has waned and waxed.
Except for December, the Division reached its goal of doing at
least 10,000 volumes per month and averaged well over that for the
year.  The difference between this and last year's figure is
roughly that of the in-Division backlog of titles and added volumes
and copies cleared out last year.  Next year we expect roughly the
same production of 10,000 volumes per month.
The Colbeck collection (not stock) brief listing project is
completed with main entry cards in the public catalogue for all
Wilson Listening Room records are being catalogued.  In addition
to an improved list, general references from composer name in the
public catalogue refer patrons to the computer listing of records. 13
The Catalogue Division has undertaken the cataloguing of other
non-book materials as well: films, recordings, and pictures for
the Curriculum Laboratory and recordings for Music and Woodward,
Some feel that the greatest weakness in our service to the
campus is our failure to offer centralized audio-visual services;
the Division has the ability to backup through organization of
materials any efforts the library might make to create such a
central audio-visual agency.
The new heads of the Subdivision of the Catalogue Division
(Freda Bailey in Original Cataloguing, Margaret Price in LC
Cataloguing and Ann Turner in Preparation) have laboured mightily,
and the Division continues to keep abreast of current acquisitions
and to work away on the storage collection and uncatalogued
reading rooms.
Next year we look forward to the operation of a shared cataloguing program with U. Vic and SFU,  Beginning with 1970 imprints it is planned that each institituion will give express
cataloguing to one third of the alphabet (by title) and exchange
catalogue copy. A file of 1970 and later imprints in the other
two institutions will be created by title in the Division and
will be available for consultation by other Divisions.
If change can be construed as progress, it may be said that
during the past year the Bibliography Division has progressed.
We expanded to take in Gifts and Exchange.  After wearing 2 hats
for several months Graham Elliston stepped into Mr. Lanning's
shoes to devote his full time to developing and filling in periodical backfiles.  Graham's job as Western European Bibliographer
was taken on by Dorothy Shields.  Gerry Palsson, Science B i blIo-
Qrapher, left in July, lured to Arizona by southern sunshine.
His position was difficult to fill. A large backlog of work and
3 jubilant Science Division welcomes Heather Keate who began as
science Bibliographer on February 2nd.  Eleanor Mercer, when asked
ror comment on her area, sighed that the processing of the Colbeck
stock goes on, and on, and on.,. Our Chief is on a trip to Mexico
d0j not available for comment - when comment does come, we expect
3 flow of fluent Spanish.
D.S. 14
1969 saw several staff changes in the Humanities Division and
its fosterchild, Interlibrary Loan.  Sue Port, a veteran of six
years with the Library, left in May to live in Castlegar, where
her husband is teaching sociology at Selkirk College. Joan
Sandilands moved down the hall from Information and Orientation
to take Sue's place.
Kathy Becker transferred from Interlibrary Loans to the Reading
Rooms Division and her job as chief book-sender-outer is now
being done by Josie Bannerman.  I.L.L.'s increasingly heave burder
has been eased by the arrival in January of Halina Mitton, a
graduate of the U.B.C. School of Librarianship, who will come in
two days a week until the end of March to help.  The hardworking
I.L.L. group has processed a record number of requests this year:
7,595 items were lent and 4,027 were borrowed.
The Humanities Division has produced two new reference guides in
the past year:  Guide to reference materials in German language
and 1i terature, by Barbara Walden, and Reference Guide to book
reviews, by Jennifer Gallup.  Guides to linguistics, American and
English literature, Spanish literature, and Comparative literature
are in process. Maria Horvath has completed Part 2 of her
Doukhobor bibliography and has had two articles published, one in
a German Journal, the other in the Mennonite Quarterly Review.
In May, Jennifer Gallup flew off to libraries in New York and
Boston to examine material on T.S. Eliot.  Jenny now reports
(with a wild look heavenward) that her Eliot bibliography is
"nearing completion".
One of the Humanitarians' wishes has been granted in the past
year: a turnstile is being installed at the door of the Ridington
Room, and we hope it will solve our chronic problem of missing
reference books.  Now if only the fairy godmother would provide
real opening windows in the Ridington Room....,
See the huge 4!x 8» aireal photograph of Vancouver and the
Fraser Valley HAP- DIV. 15
In 1969 the Science Division stepped into the computer age by
serving as "search editors" for the new Canada w
de SDI (Selective
onal Science
ts subscribers
Dissemination of Information) service of the Nati
Library.  This current awareness service alerts
to the existence of recently published papers in their specific
fields of interest.  The search editor's function is to give assistance in the construction of individual "interest profiles",
(consisting of terms combined into "search equations") which are
fed to the computer in Ottawa where they are compared against magnetic tapes containing bibliographic data regarding papers recently
published in some 9000 journals.  This scanning and matching of
profiles and tapes takes place at regular intervals and results
in selective bibliographies that are sent to subscribers on a
weekly or bi-weekly basis.  Our first customers, though few in
number, seem to be satisfied.
Our Telex service (the only Telex on campus is located in the Science
Division) continued to flourish and became better :known to the
point where it was necessary to restate our policy that we will
serve university departments for urgent, official business only..
even if at Christmas time we may have closed one eye and processe
one or two frivolous messages.
While the computer and the Telex produced reams of paper,
book collection did not stop growing either,"
Once again we pushed the "measure-Master"
along the three miles of shelving that -
hold the science collection (our speed
improved by 50% to 30ft./minute) and
cane up with some interesting figures,
The stack collection had grown 92% 'n
one year which compounded would lead ^
'.0 a doubling in size in 8 years.  0ur\
reference collection had grown 2k%.
■   • 'I
^idst chese modern phenomena: computers,
teleprinters, and publication explosion,
?ne staff kept its cool and we almost
9ot through the year unscathed. Almost
;iUt not quite:- two weeks before the
end of 1969 we lost Valerie Roddick to
our 16
quiet domesticity and Karin Casasempere to motherhood.  They it"-
with our thanks and good wishes.  Another serious loss was th-:,-
of our "guest" Gerry Palsson, the Science Bibliographer, who ];■'■
for the greener pastures of Arizona and proved to be irreplac-:-- '-
in more ways than one. Another "guest" joined us in the fall; -
Vera Niessen of the Reading Rooms Division is looking after ■',v-
science reading rooms and a home base in the Science Divisio."
the obvious place for her.  She has already turned out to be ■■■■
excellent shock-absorber.  New faces among our own staff:- A.,:.-
Severson (succeeding Valerie Roddick) and Marianne Becker (s- ■-■:.-.-
eding Karin Casasempere) made a fresh start on December 16.
Prospects for the seventies: - growth, and all the problems ■■.':<.)-
ting therefrom.  However, more immediately we are looking forward
to the arrival of the new Science Bibliographer, Heather Keate,
who will come and stay with us starting February 2nd.
I don't know how much human interest or humour is in here but
there has been lots.of human sweat and tears about this place
during the past year...
Well, I969 finally saw the Curriculum Lab. enter the age of
computers, circulation wise.  Unfortunately, it wasn't enough
to keep our previous circ assistant from flying off to Europe in
a shower of manual charge cards.  Two new positions were added to
the staff, turnstiles were put into place, and an open stack policy
adopted - all in an effort to deal with our crowds (read hoards)
of eager (read harassed) Education students. These changes, by
the way, gave Physical Plant an opportunity to demonstrate its
usual blinding efficiency. A job begun in May of '69 was completely finished by January of 1970.  Summer school came and,
mercifully, went...books were labled and moved...journals were
brought from the Main Library,.,the audio-visual collection was
catalogued and class if led...pamphlet files were sorted...staff
members had babies and/or got married and, after suffering through
it all, we're still faced with as many problems and as much work
as when we started.  What did someone say about running to stand
still??? 17
Every other news media  has  been  busy   reviewing  the decade of the
sixties  and  here,   not   to  be  outdone,
figures  from   the  Library   statistics.
Interesting  Comparisons.
are  some   interesting  facts  and
September  1st
January   1st   1970
Senior Lib.   Assts.
Lib.   Assts.  4
Library Assts.
Lib.   Assts.   1 II
Clerks   1 1
Lib.  Assts.   1 1
Clerks   1
Lib.  Assts.   1
Stack Attnds.
Stack Attnds.
Bi ndery
Clerical   S-  Others
July  1st   I960
July   1st   1970
Librarians   I
r annum
Librarians  starting
"           II
11         III
Snr.  Lib.   Asst
.   Start
Lib.   Assts.   IV    "
$ 480.
Lib.  Asst.
11            hi     ..
Clerk  1 1
11              ||     11
Clerk  1
.1                |     11
Secretary   1
Secretary   1            "
Stack Super.   (1)       "
Stack  Super.         "
Stack Attnd.         "
-ther wages  have   risen  accordingly.
—-_-        ____ ^   _
!%8/&3 'i 43.1%
500KBUDGET    1959/60 $213,349
s,z£ OF COLLEC.   Aug/60    452,370
ending Aug./60     394,080
*nd the people who were  here when   the  decade   started:
;as.il  Stuart-Stubbs,   Bill   Bell,   Percy Fryer,   Mrs.   Forsythe,   Melva
y,«yer)  Eleanor Mercer,   Joan  Selby,   Meg  Little,   Miss Ng,   Gerry  Dobbin,
bteve Johnson,  Anna Leith,   Anita Harris,   M.   Wilson,   E.   Woodward.
-#> (Lib.   Assistants 95.
1969/70  estimated $1,171,517
Jan/70  approx,   1,NJ0,000
68/69     1,622,451   &  figures  are
already way over  this  for 69/70. 18
This is a division of scattered splinter groups.  Much of the vito?
work goes on in the corner office on level five where our two
programmers write, debug, and adapt the programs which are the bash.
of the Library's computerized systems.  The keypunch and flexowrite-
operators work in a noisy, cheerful room on level eight, and our
roving Girl Friday, Pat Bolton, is usually to be found in Serials
or Acquisitions.
Yery few new projects were undertaken in 1969.  Book cards were
punched for the entire Curriculum Laboratory collection last spring
so that they could join the IBM 1030 Circulation system in July.
At much the same time, the accounting section of the Acquisitions
system was installed, with many attendant problems.  Since mid-
November all Woodward book orders have been typed for the computer
acquisitions system; earlier we had begun to type multiple order
forms for books being sent to the Catalogue Division from other
branches and divisions.
During the year we have had   0 _
our full quota of resignations. c,
While new staff needed time to 00
become adjusted to the details njQ
of our routines, the volume  —3
of material to be processed    .-,
increased in all categories.
Consequently we are running
faster and faster in order to
stay in the same place.  If
even one person is sick or on
holiday we start to lose
ground immediately!  So with
a bonne sainte to one and all
we look forward to 1970.
Large case outside Social Sciences 19
Book Circulation: 39.6%   Increase
Record Circulation: 96.2%   Increase
Important new acquisition:
Microfilms of Music Manuscripts from European libraries (through
courtesy of the Vancouver Foundation and Canada Council).
Addition of an L.A. Ill position with - so far - 3 incumbents:
Ann Matthiesen - Cheryl Steinhauer - Eve Porter.  The new L.A. I I
is Suzanne Boughey (Edna Corbin-Johnston resigned to become a
housewife and mother).
SPRING 1969:
romance, staff changes, hope, excitement and restlessness mark the
eginning of the new year in the Fine Arts Division.  Maureen
iJevine replaces Eveline Warbey as our secretary-typist.  Sally
■'rieger (from New York no less) joins the staff.  Diana flies to
Switzerland and Austria for two weeks and comes home engaged,
ill Wade flies home to Winnipeg.  In May, Miss Dwyer tours England, Holland and France with her nephew. And, the same month,
Jiana is married in Vancouver to Wilhelm Kraetschmer, a graduate
if the University of Vienna.
Spring  restlessness   resolves   itself   in more  staff changes,   lots of
swimming at  Empire  Pool   and  a few more  relaxed  smiles.     We pass
through  summer school   and   inventory unscarred.     Joan Wenman   leaves
for the greener fields of Europe.     Evelyn  Roth enrolls   in an   Italian course and  begins  to  sew her "Venetian Collection".     Diana^
sojourns happily  for a weekend   in  San  Francisco.     Jill   Wade  decides
to leave the  library world and explore  the creative  fields of
-J':;;ery  and weaving. 20
FALL 1969:
A bustle of preparations, renewed energies and good resolutions
creates the atmosphere at the beginning of session.  We bid farewell to Evelyn Roth who leaves for Venice with the UBC School of.
Architecture, and welcome Jane Shinn (heritage: Portsmouth, Enq|s-:
and good ole' Sedge). At last we replace Joanie Wenman (our periodicals lady) - and with Carole Wisdom from Prebindery!  Into th.u
somewhat hectic world comes our new librarian - Peggy Wroblewski,
(Hmmmmmmmm - Wroblewsky, Kraetschmer, Dwyer - try leaving phone
messages and spelling those three names1.)  Peg comes to us via
Montreal, San Francisco and UBC Library School of 1968, Miss Dwye-
attends a conference in Washington, D.C. of the Council of Plannir.r.
Librarians and she is appointed Vice President.  She begins immediately to plan their New York Conference in 1970 - menus from
New York Hilton and Lecturers from Princeton University.  Peggy
enrolls in an evening course called "Cities of Consequence".
WINTER 1969;
A year of change ends quietly, even imperceptively.  Our newest
acquisition is an SCM copy machine which ticks away happily in one
corner.  Maureen becomes an aunt and the Fine Arts Division tingle;
with sane excitement awaiting July 1970 when we have our second
baby (and er...Sally Krieger's first).  Letters come in from the
former staff from Europe and eastern Canada,  Miss Dwyer attends
another conference in Washington, D.C.  This one is called the
College Art Association.  Circulation increases and plans begin
for the new decade.
For the main part of I969 the Animal Resource Ecology Library
(formerly the Institute of Fisheries Library) remained under the
direction of Mr. Huibert Verwey in the Biological Sciences complex
In April, the long-awaited Dennison Reader-Printer was installed
and Tn addition to the regular acquisition of new journals and
books we increased our collection of reprints and translations
by 100 bound volumes. Meanwhile, shelving space which in I968
had been loosely termed "inadequate" in I969 became clearly
defined as "desperate". 21
In November Mr.   Verwey   resigned  his post  as Head Librarian of
this Library  and   left  U.B.C,   to  accept a position  as  Collections
Librarian  at Memorial   University of Newfoundland.     With  his  departure our  library publication,   the   Institute of  Fisheries,
Library Bul let in with   its ci rcul ation~~of 450 was di scontinued  and
is now being  continued  from Memorial   University.
Until   a  new  librarian  can  be  found  to  fill   the  gap   left  at
Mr.   Verwey's   leaving,   our growth and  also our future as  an   independently  functioning   library   is  severly   restricted.
Terr3   Bergsma
Margaret  Thiessen
Graffiti discovered on the wall of the old Law Building, 2001 A.D.
"...Writing this from under a pile of catalogue cards, somewhere
in the Faculty of Law.  They are stifling, stifling.  We hear that
more are coming tomorrow, but it is no longer possible to separate
fact from fiction.  The building is filled with ominous whispers
from under many other mounds of cards. None of us sees much of the
outside world anymore. When we laugh we laugh alone, and always
at cruel, bibliographic jokes..."
In July 19695 the fateful decision was made to classify the law
collection and the job has been undertaken with great enthusiasm
and zeal.  A published schedule designed by Elizabeth Moys was
adopted because, unlike the one currently in the planning process
at the Library of Congress, it breaks down the areas of law
essentially by subject rather than jurisdiction.  We feel that this
is of greatest value in a law school.  It is a "K" schedule and
matches LC in form, so we are confident that it wi11 be successful,
with a few adaptations (eg. KC: International law has been dropped
in favour of JX) .
Every card in our present catalog will have to be replaced, a
process which has resulted in a considerably expanded workload
here (see Graffiti).  Also, all the older books must have new
spine labels attached to them, and call numbers added to the
circulation cards.  At times we get a little desperate at the
prospect.  But, all in all, this should be considered our Great
Leap Forward during the past year.  (ed. note) We have a dandy
iron for those labels - clothes pressed while you wait. 22
On a human level, Donna Mackenzie was promoted from libraria^-
ship to Motherhood, producing a fine son named John Duncan, She
was replaced by Allen Soroka, a recent graduate of the Columbia
University School of Librarianship, who was for five years a
practising lawyer in the public defender system of New York City.
Everyone is delighted to have this voice of authority in the
reference area. And with Allen's many fascinating tales from
the criminal courts, coffee breaks here have improved immeasurab!
There were a number of changes in Sedgewick in 1969, some of them
major others minor.  A change that seems to be occurring on an
annual basis is an increase in circulation, up from 391,835 in
1968 to 443,521 in I969.  Just as important as this change in
total quantity is the change indicated by the decrease in reserve
loans, down from SSjkO   in 1968 to 57,108 in I969. Accounting
for this change is a collection that continues to grow in breadth
and depth and improve in quality (through selection of new titles
and weeding of outdated or little used titles), an increase in the
number of course items processed (more requests filled, more copies
per student, etc.), and a deliberate policy of keeping as many
materials on week loan as possilbe (thereby reducing the frustration of one day and two hour loans for students).
A second change in I969 was the growth of the paperback collection,
up from about 200 titles in I968 to approximately 1200 titles
in I969.  This growth was made possible by a gift of $1,500
from U.B.C. alumni.  The collection has been successful in meeting
its original aim of encouraging students to read beyond the
relatively narrow limits of their course requirements.  Circulation here, interestingly enough corresponds roughly with the
size of the collection, with approximately 200 loans per month
before the new addition, and approximately 1,000 per month after.
The most important change of the year, of course, came with the
Board of Governor's approval of the plans for a new Sedgewick
undergraduate library.  The new library will provide more space
for collections (up from 80,000 volumes to 200,000 volumes), for
study space for students (up from 500 to 1,500 seats), and for
work space for staff (up from approximately 1,800 sq. ft. to
approximately 4,500 sq. ft.)  Just as significant as this increase 23
in space, is the improvement of the quality of the "environment"
in the new library.  The consulting architects have paid careful
attention to the overall design of the library to insure that it is
both a highly aesthetic as well as a highly functional building.
Equal attention is being paid (by "environmental psychologists"
among others), to lighting, colour schemes, floor covering, furniture, etc. The new library, then, will not only be a more
spacious but also a more pleasant place to work and study in.
It gives  us  a  great  pleasure  to  find  that  our  problems  are  those
of progress  and  coordination;   and  both will   (hopefully)   be  solved
with our professional   automation,   R.  MacDonald  being   lined up  as
our coord inator.
FACTS   in figures:     Master File contains 22,000 cards;   every month
between 3,000  -  4,000  changes  are  effected  on  them;   monthly claims
sent out are   in  the neighbourhood of 500;   in   1969 we placed
approximately  2,500 orders.
PROJECT  type works:      Reading  Room  subscriptions  have  been   repatriated under a more  orderly  and   revised  policy  and  procedure.
Acquisitions continuations  transfer  is  at  standstill   at  the moment;
staff  is  being   planned   for  the  continuation   and  completion  of  the
undertaking.     A  redefinition  of materials  caning  under  the  two
divisions   is  also under consideration.
AUTOMATION  LINE:     A  serials   list  has  been  produced  by   the  computer
in call   number order and  distributed   in  4  copies:      Woodward,
Social   Sciences,   Information  and  Serials.
Method  of check-in  procedure  has  been  changed  from  check-in  cards
to check-in   lists;   consequently  Collator,   programmed   for automatic
ciling   (merging)   has  been   removed.
Gathering  of  publishing  pattern  of  titles   (frequency,   receipt,
supplements,   indexes  etc.)    is  progressing   smoothly with  a  supris-
•ngly  cooperative   response  from  all   agencies  contacted.     All
these data will   form  the  basis  of more  perfect  automatic  claiming
and  renewal   system. 24
The   redesign of format-frequency-distribution of  Serials  printouts  (weekly-daily)   is   in  the discussion  stage.
Automation of order-invoice operation waited until   Acquisitions
perfected  same   line and  now
sweet  thing   in   the  Spring.
t's   Serials  turn   to turn  to thi:
ALL THESE marvelous changes  are due  to a changing  staff:   permanent  staff numbers:   12;   of  these  12 joined Serials   in   1969;   13
left  Serials   in   1969  -   if you  can make  sense of  this   let us know.
There   is  one  staff  to  be   singled  out  as member of  the  first  crop
of  Library Technicians  trained  at Vancouver City  College:   Grace
Ferguson;   she   is  doing just   fine.     So   is Joan  Stuchner doing field
work here  from   the  same  school.
VISITORS who came  to admire-imitate-adulate etc.   (no one criticizec
during   I969 were:   Serials  staff and New Assistant  Librarian of
Technical   Services from  SFU;   Professor Simmons,   from  the School  of
Librarianship;. the UBC Pre! ibrarianship  Club and  various agents:
Swets £- Zeitlinger  (Holland),   Blackwell   (England)   through a
Librarian Agent;   Dawson   (Canada-USA);   Stechert-Hafner  (USA).
-  OPEN HOUSE 1970 -
A  display  of microform-prints on  various  themes  will   be organized  at   the  top of  the  stairs  and   then  visitors will   be  guided
to our   reference  area  to  be  shown  the "intimate  details"  of
reproduction,   reduction,   availability,   readability,   possibility,
If yoy  feel   a need  for visual   stimulation or  relaxation   in pastels
come  to our "therapy-centre"   before March  6-7,   or   if you  are
interested   in   the nitty-gritty operations of the microworld,
visit  Floor 6 during Open House.
Ask hem to steal  the U.B.C. Library in a shoe box. 25
pi em
a st
ent a
asi 1,
ived o
ct ive.
r that
ersi ty
s in t
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aff of
funds having been provided in the 1969/70 budget to iin-
long standing Senate policy on Reading Rooms, by decree
the Reading Rooms division came into being July 1st.,
t the Division was to do and how expected to do it had
f course, due thought and was broadly spelt out in a
However, in essence we were as a Division to admin-
portion of the privy purse allocated for Reading Room
Library's collection, and aid and assist faculty depart-
he operation of the then existing thirty-eight autho-
ing Rooms on Campus.  To do our !thing! we were to have
one Librarian, four Library Assistants III and a typist
Standard procedure for commencing
any enterprise is that you recruit
staff and make an assessment of the
situation.  To allow time however,
for training of personnel it was
decided that staffing would be
stretched over a three month period.
(This Is only palaver - it really
meant that the boss had to learn
first what it is all about.)  There
•was also the need to obtain accomodation and furniture so - the Faculty
Publications kindly moved out of the
Floor 5 offices and the Division Head
established squatters rights to Bill
watson's former office.
Staff wa
out of H
Becker t
yera Nie
a studen
Dieted t
aff11 fat
in charg
s engaged with Claire Gagne coming to us in all innocence
igh School to work as Girl Friday and typist, and Kathy
ransferred from ILL as the Division's first L.A. III.  Next
ssen moved from Circulation in August to look after the
Reading Rooms (her qualification being that her husband was
t of Electrical Engineering) and Heather Hodgins from
ty of Saskatchewan as the third L.A. III.  Finally we corn-
he staff in October with Bess Rivett for the Woodward
ed Reading Rooms.  Bess had the background of being once
e of the Montreal General Hospital medical collection. 26
In the meantime Walter Harrington and the Library Assistants were
busy with the survey of Reading Rooms, commencing a programme of
cataloguing their collections, contacting Heads of Departments and
faculty representatives to explain what the new policy was ail
about and fighting the paper war.  We were also trying to cope
with a flood of Book Orders and Periodical transfers and requests
pouring in, now that Departments had a new source of money for
books.  (There is nothing like money to spend!)  Generally response
by Departments to the innovation of receiving assistance from the
Library was most favorably received - in fact some cases too
ardently with expectations for services beyond our resources, at
least for the immediate.
Taking stock of our domain, we found that we had a total collection
in Reading Rooms of well over 25,000 volumes, most requiring cataloguing, and about 800 periodicals to transfer to the Library's
system. Also, that no two Reading Rooms were alike in the service
offered, scope of collections, staffing, accomodation or policy.
Five were larger than some of our Branch libraries, and one fitted
into an 8' x 10' room.
With the splendid co-operation of Serials personnel we have now
placed some 850 periodical subscriptions for Reading Rooms and
this project is nearly finished.  Furthermore, what we think is
a good modus operandi has been developed with Searching and Acquisitions for the processing of Reading Room book orders, and since
July over 2400 Book Requests have been handled for Reading Rooms,
A beginning has been made in the cataloguing of the Reading
Room collections; six completed and three in progress.  Towards
this project Cataloguing has been most understanding of our needs
and their indulgence of our transgressions is appreciated.
Much has been accomplished in the last -six months including the
organizing of two more Reading Rooms on Campus, much is yet to be
done.  What has been done is credited to the hard work of five
capable Library Assistants and the grand co-operation of the staff
of all the Division we have asked, bugged and cajoled into helping
will be marked by arrows. 27
So we're called Special Collections, but it might be of interest
to know that in addition to collecting we also service undergraduates, graduates, members of Faculty and staff, and visitors of
all sorts.  In spite of this our collecting binge carries on.
During the year we acquired a lot of paper in various shapes and
forms, from heavy tomes to postage stamps, giving rise to various
problems from storage and cataloguing to such things as insect
We acquired such a vast quantity of manuscripts and records during
I969 that several tons had to be placed in commercial storage.
The largest category of papers, records of British Columbia fishing
companies, were acquired as a result of various amalgamations and
take overs in the fishing' industry.  Papers came in from as far
afield as Alert Bay, Skeena River and Steveston, with more promised.
Other collections of interest which we acquired during the year
from the B.C. Liberal Association, Roderick Haig-Brown, Mack Eastman, the founders of U.B.C,'s history department, Dr. N.A.M.
MacKenzie, former U.B.C. President, and Dr. Frank Buck, the leading
light in the first landscaping of campus.
Our collection of underground press and radical papers was enlarged when Social Science Division's collection of samples was
merged with ours.  We now have a new field of interest - modern
Canadian poetry - which was initiated because most of the Library's
collection was missing from the Main Stacks,  Our most notable
acquisition was the Dali Alice which is still on display and still
arousing a lot of interest.
As well as compiling a bibliography of British Columbia books for
each issue of B.C. Studies, Frances Woodward has completed a list
of theses relating to British Columbia history, which was published
as one of the Library's reference guides.
The social highlight of the year was in June when Heather Patterson
became Heather Fearn in a romantic ceremony on board a boat in
.Smuggler's Cove. 28
The Gifts and Exchange Division was sailing through a rather
uneventful year, until July, when Walter Harrington was lost to
the Reading Rooms Division and Janet Yuan to Acquisitions Division
In their place came Linda Kwong and Geraldine Griffin, who was
replaced by Geraldine Hollett when she got married three months
Characteristically, as soon as the ladies took over, everything
in sight was rearranged - furniture, books, the correspondence
file... All the journals were moved down to Floor 2 where they
were arranged in alphabetical order.
Meanwhile, the work went on.  In 1969, the Division exchanged
publications with 280 libraries, produced 6 exchange lists,
received 35 significant gifts in some 2766 volumes and gained for
the library $8848.00 from the sale of duplicates.
In the entire year, only three people got hit when they went
through the low door, and two of them did not even bleed!
jjirgy Tf/e cooe.
t-flST Y£Ae|THIS YCAie
8EV/»?£ Of LOW 0°°^
HE'S  MOT   £Ve*> VLEEDttiQ'i 29
por those of you who have recently joined the Library staff I wi11
quote the following paragraph regarding the history of the Colbeck
Collection and bookstock which was written by Elsie de Bruijn in
The December issue of the UBC Library News;
"In 1967 an English bookseller, Norman Colbeck, donated his outstanding collection of nineteenth century English literature to
the UBC Library and joined the staff as curator and bibliographical
consultant.  At the same time the Simon Fraser and University of
Victoria libraries joined with UBC in purchasing the contents of
his bookstore.  Thus UBC acquired two separate collections:  the
specialized Colbeck Collection of books and manuscripts, and
one-third of the much more varied Colbeck bookstock, which is being
shared equally with Simon Fraser and the University of Victoria.
During the past two years the library staff have been hard at work
preparing both sets of books for use by the public."
All printed material in the Colbeck Collection is now catalogued
and in use-particularly by graduate students and members of the
English Department.
The many thousands of volumes in the Colbeck bookstock have been
unpacked and searched by members of the L.C. Cataloguing section.
This has been a long and dusty job which, I am happy to report
is almost at an end- hopefully within the next month.  The several
thousand volumes which have been selected by UBC are already
catalogued and incorporated into the Library collection.
        Mavis C. Balshaw
Thirty days ago I was asked to produce an article on Prebindery's
activities during the past year for publication in this issue of
Biblos.  With thirty days grace I could easily compose, adjust,
polish, grease and oil each word; so that all would fit jam tight
<nto a brilliant thesis.  Well!, thirty days of jotting, scribbling,
erasing, has brought Prebindery's leader to the finish line. Press
time and no thesis.  Not one single brilliant word.  The only
accomplishment is, that time has enabled the author to corect  the
speling of his scribbles. 30
Statistically, figuratively, chartwise, prebindery doesn't exist
Other than producing without halt nor delay, in sunshine or rain'
the scheduled number of journals and monographs each week;  Preb;--.-
can add nothing to the history of the Library.  Not one single !,-,'■'
Yearly, monthly, weekly, daily, the activity in Prebindery is a
continuous concerted rush by al 1 concerned, to prepare one batch .y
material for binding before another lands at the back door.
For those readers of Biblos who might be waiting for this bit of
news, here is a revised roster of Prebindery Staff.  Number one
girl, Kathy Rankin, number two, Laura Funk, three Dorothy Friesen,
four Jana Abramson.  Helen Goetz remains the anchor man in the
Mending Department.  Some foot shuffling in the background might
indicate another presence. , During the past year the staff has
developed a few new idiosyncrasies.  The OUT!  Thing, in Prebinder
is coughing or sneezing.  This could mean a cold.  A day off. An
extra load of work for someone else.  Coughing and sneezing are OU
The IN! Thing, in CONTAC C.  To be  really In, and to show ones'
love for ones' fellow workers, is to have a certificate for a rece
flu shot.  Thats dedication.  So if you happen to be in the presen
of a colleague that coughs or sneezes, they may not be dedicated
but most 1i kely ill.
Best wishes and good health to all Biblos readers from prebindery
Staff.  Have a happy summers holiday.  If no further invitations ^
to glorify Prebindery come from Biblos until next year, Merry $$$*-
Christmas too. *' *
In December, two new math study rooms, mainly 'for undergraduates,
were opened in the Math Annex.  Result much quietness for
faculty members to study reference material.  We received about 20
new journals and 750 new books.  In order to cope with this growth
rate we have to look for needed stack space. This summer we will
try to knock out a section of wall between the library and the
adjoining study room so that both rooms will become library space.
Our circulation in 1969 from January to December was 24,000 compared
with 19,000 in 1968.  A rough calculation showed an increase of
21.8%.  There was a marked increase of users in the computing science
area indicating that more and more students are getting interested
in the computing science courses.
In the middle of October our librarian, Mrs. Kathy Kent, resigned
due to the upcoming birth of her baby, born Michael Alfred,
7 lbs. 7 ozs. on January 8,1970.  In the meantime, David Thomas of
Science division has been our part-time supervisor.  In November 31
We lost Carol Wilson to Toronto and gained Lynne Malecot from
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,
After one bombing and one bomb threat, we are still surviving and
our Friday evening student assistant still hasn't left us,which
indicates great dedication to the cause.
lain entrance nail - See many interesting items brought
down from Special Collections and displayed in the show
casesfincluding one of the Shakespeare Polios,
The map division' has continued, likeevery other section in the
Library to get busier, and this year, to cope with the situation,
another Library Assistant, Janet Taggart, has joined us.  We now
have four full time staff members - 3 short and one tall, so
handy for those deep files.
Maps have been arriving in large quantities and space in the map
drawers has been dwindling rapidly.  During the year blanket
orders for Atlases have been started. Many faculty members have
discovered that items can be borrowed for lectures and they are
beginning to make full use of the service.
And several displays have been prepared during the year for the
Education department'ssocial studies cfasses.  We would say a
very satisfying year.
As to the 1970 outlook - preparations are going on apace for the
"Great Event" when the Map Division will play host to the
Association of Canadian Map Libraries. Maureen Wilson of the
Hap Division and Frances Woodward of Special Collections are
busy planning both the program and social events. Among other
speakers will be Basil Stuart-Stubbs, presenting the Library's
fascinating collection of historical Japanese Maps. 32
Circulation was enlarged in July by the addition of the Extension
Library, which had formerly been under the Gifts and Exchanges
1 i brarian.
Early in the year, Circulation and Sedgewick took part in a
use study conducted under the Donner Foundation grant.  By
making use of a computer-produced listing of frequently used
books, we chose a number of titles of which extra copies should
be purchased.  This next year the circulation of these books will
be studied and compared with their past use in order to determine
what effect the availability of additional copies has upon
Because of the shortage of space for the book collection, the
old rebinds cage on Floor 3 was cleaned out in the spring and
converted to stack space.  This enabled Pat O'Rourke and his
helpers to space out part of the collection, thus relieving
congestion in a few areas.
The most important event for circulation in 1969, as it was the
year before, was the continuing increase in our work.  Borrowing
during the fall of 1969 was 23% greater than in 1968. When this
is added to the 22% increase experienced in I968, that means we
have a lot more work to cope with than we had two years ago. March
was the busiest month during winter session, which was expected
since March is always far busier than any other month.  Except
that this year, it was early in October that we unexpectedly surpassed the alltime busiest day that we had bragged about so much
in March,  Then week after week there was at least one day in whicn
the new record was broken, until on November 24-, the automated
system (including branch libraries) recorded 17,870 transactions -
all in that one day! When you realize that in little more than one
year before, 10,000 per day was cause for excitement, you can get
an idea of the magnitude of this event.  It set off such a flurry
of speculation that rash talk was heard about running a betting
pool and "What odds on 20,000 per day by mid-March?" Any takers
on that bet abruptly withdrew on January 5, 1970.  That was the day
the machines chattered steadily all day until they had punched out
cards for 19,736 transactions! And the busiest month is yet to
come!  Don't ask any Circulation staff to guess what the next record
day will be; we are afraid to think about it. 33
An outside drive-in book return bin was installed in front of
SUB and is becoming quite popular.  (We started clearing it daily
as soon as the key was located).
This past year also witnessed the installation of lockers where-in
students may safely leave their briefcases and other belongings
while they study in the stacks.  The greatest benefit from this
is the cessation of those plaintive choruses, "My LUNCH! Where is
my lunch?"
In December we measured the books in the stacks to see if the
shelves are really filling up as fast as we imagine they are.
The result?  We were not imagining, it's true.  Now we wonder:
should we require that every staff member shall borrow 50 books
per month and keep them at home - safely of course - until the
library acquires more shelving? Or should we make it 100 books
per month? We know a few faculty members who are already doing
their bit in this fashion but - judging from past performance -
they won't bring any books back when we are ready, so we decline
to call upon their services.
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"God is dead, and 200,000 Social Workers have risen to take his
place". And we in the Social Work Library are busy helping to
fi11 the gap!
And so a cheerful and busy hello from us down here in our cot tec
by the sea,
1969 saw some additions to the Library,  To mention a few;
One reader-printer machine.
One numbering machine.
Books  Massive Psychic Trauma
By Alfred Hitchcock
The Trouble With Feet
By Fred Astai r.
Plans for 1970 include a visit to Japan by one lucky staff member,
Jill Dewhurst.  And a prolonged visit to the dentist, by one
unlucky staff member (no names mentioned).  So, if you have any
queries regarding either subject, call us, don't be afraid to just
cal1 us.. .
See the complete model of the new Sedgewick Library
plus drawings.
ACCOMPLISHMENT: One down and one to go: completed Publications
of the Faculty and Staff July 1, 1967 to June 30, 1968*7 mear*^
while, began organizing material for the next issue.
LOCATION:  Moved again: still on Floor 5, since July 1 we have
had a private (secluded?) office with a beautiful - often
entertaining - view toward SUB. 35
CHANGES:  Elisabeth Bouscholte has our best wishes for success
and happiness in her year as a full-time student at UBC.  Irma
Hemstock, who joined us in October, is tailor-made for the place.
FUTURE:  The completion of the current bibliography will terminate
the series; the library will have concluded its commitment to
produce the Publications of the Faculty and Staff...
HERE S- NOW;  We extend our grateful thanks to everyone in every
department for the co-operation and sympathetic interest so
wi 11ingly given.
Once again, the Record Collection has a comparatively cheerful
report to give.  Last year I reported that there were very few
changes to speak of, that really it was more and more of the same
old thing.  So this year I will say still more of the same old
thing.  40,000 records went out the door (most came back again) and
47,000 were used in the listening room.  I didn't feel the 37%
increase very much, but then, Alison does the shelving.
We are about to double the number of turntables and amplifiers in
the listening room which should help in keeping our average up.
We are not doubling the area- just jamming in more bodies.
For those who haven't heard, I would like to mention the proposed
merger with the Sedgewick Library.  With the completion and occupancy of the new building, sometime in '72, we will be part of
the Erickson Empire.
We had, as always, some very interesting questions to answer.  I
would like to pass along a few of the year's most interesting
episodes.  All of these begin in the same manner with the questioner
approaching the counter, only the questions and answers are different.
He:  I guess you haven't got any modern music here.
Us; Well, yes, we have all the latest C.R.I.'s, Louisvilles,
Destos and any others we stumble upon.
He;  Yeah, but what about modern music? 36
Us*.     What modern music do you want?
He:      I'm   lookin'   for the sound track to Zorba the Greek.
Another exchange went about  like this:
He:     Do you have any  self-help   records?
Us:     What   is a  self-help   record?
He:     Well,   Mm a salesman  and   I   want a   record  to help me  sell
Us:     This  type of  record   is  listed  in  Schwann but  there are none
in our bu iIdings.
He:     Are you gonna get any?
Us:     No,   however,   should they produce any on sales-resistance, we!
buy  those!!i
A short exchange went like this:
He:  How many records can I listen to at once?
Us:  About the best anyone has been able to do is one at a time1.
Following the first full year of operation since its creation in
mid 1968, the division is encouraged by several indicators that
some of its programs and projects are reaching an increasing number
of library users.  The inference is drawn from the statistical data
below. We hope that some qualitative effects have accrued as well.
Last fall, more than 2,000 students attended the library orientation
program - a slide/tape presentation, followed by a guided tour of
Main and Sedgewick Libraries.  (Fall enrolment for entering freshman
was 3,717).  By comparison, in 1968 only 1090 students received
the guided tour alone, since this was all that was available.
Approximately 7,500 copies of the new handbook for students, Know
Your Library, have been picked up by or passed out to library
users during the past four months.  (A revised edition is planned
for readiness by the start of the summer session).
In October, a reprint of the bookmarks in use last year was received.  40,000 of them were distributed, and the supply has been
exhausted. A small reprint order has been placed to fill in the
period until we can design some new bookmarks. 37
And  while  on   the  subject  of graphic  artwork  - Merike  Patrason
has made over 900  signs  since  her August   1   appointment.      In
addition  she  has   rendered  a  number of graphics  and   layouts  for
the  Library's many  continuing  publications.     Still   other  assignments   she  has  handled  are  the  exhibits   in  the  display  cases  and
the directory   in  the  foyer of the Main Library.     Open  House will
bring more work.
Finally,   we must mention   the 3,000  copies of  Library  News  that  are
being  distributed monthly.     Most of them  are  sent  to faculty and
administration   (2,200)   but   150  are mailed  to other  libraries,
associations,   specific   requesters,   and  the   remaining 650  are distributed  to Library  staff and users.     Thanks  to   its  capable editor,
Elsie de  Bruijn,   Library News  has   received many compliments.
I969 was  a   red-letter  (red-pillar)   year  for  the  Government
Publications  Division  - we  suddenly  found ourselves with  light,
air and  privacy.     After  a  hectic  Spring  and  a  busy  Summer we  put
forth  a  final   effort   in   September,   re-arranging  our entire  collection   to make  space  for our new work   room  and   reference  area.
We are  all   more  than  pleased with  the   result  and  with  our   red,
white and  black colour  scheme.     For  some   reason   the  Fall   term
seemed  to pass  quickly  and   relatively  pleasantly!
In I969 we  also managed  to have one wedding,   two  trips   to  Europe,
several   trips  to  the  U.S.   and  a  case  of mumps.
In  1970,   we  are   looking  forward  to our participation   in  the
University's "Open  House"   at   the  beginning  of March.     Our microform collection will   be  one  of  the  features  of  the  Library's  con-
bution   to  the  festivities  and we  have  an   interesting   (at   least
think  so)   series  of  displays  planned.     Please  visit  us  then  -
any  time.     (if you  do you may  be one  of  the   luckly   10,000  to
a plastic   reel   for your very  own microfilm.     Thanks  to  Uni-
ersity Microfilms  we  have  a  slight  surplus).
l n
in  our   last  year's   report,   we   resolved   (it   being  New Year's  and
we  being  of  good  cheer  and   in   sound mind[?])   that  by   this New
Year's we would  be  fully   staffed  and  have   all   the  newly  publishec
reference materials  we  needed.     Ergo!     We  are  fully   staffed!    Ar.r
the   reference   books  do  flow   in!      (Unfortuantely,   they  seem  to  fU
out   again just   about   as   quickly   -   so  now we're  waiting with  bate;
breath   for  the   relocation  of  our  turnstile,   and  hopefully with  u
improved   security  we may  even   be  able  to  find   those  new   referenc;
books!).     No   less   than  31   bibliography   lectures  were   delivered  i
the   fall   term,   and we  are  beginning   to  feel   as   if we might  acquia
teaching  certificates  by  some  process  of osmosis.     Our   reference
queries  become more   interesting   (and   stranger!)   as   time  goes on -
how do you  handle  a   request   for material   on "ESP  among   the Abori-
g i n i e s"?
The  Bio-nedical   Branch  Library  at   the  Vancouver  General   Hospital
has   been  quite   the  scene  of  change  over  the  past   few months.
Approximately  50%  of  the  staff  (by  number)   and  25%  of  the walls
(by   square   feet)   are  new and  different.     The   former  quaint,   intimate
library,   though   still   very   intimate   (especially  during  coffee  break,
when  everyone  crowds   into  the  Telex   room  -  Xerox   room  -  washroom for
sustenance)    is  not  quite  as  quaint   as  before;   a  bright   new   reference  area  and   a  private office   for  the  boss   librarian   have  been
carved  out  of  a  corner of  the   reading   room
But   the  biggest  attraction   (not  counting   the  new  staff)    is   the
Skin   Show,  more  properly  called  the  audio-visual   aids,   which  are
kept   in  constant  use  by   students,   faculty,   staff,   etc.     Mass media
has   invaded  the medical   profession,   and   the medical   library,   most
One   further  piece  of   information  passed- along  from  Biom-Med.
from   their  Kardex  file...
"Clinical   Medicine.     Subscription  cancelled
1963   -  not  paid  since   then;
cops   still   coming
(Question:      Who would   think  the   cops   cared?) 39
One  bird's  eye  view during  a year of  expansion:
Strikes  are  not  all   bad;   they  serve  as  an  excuse  for  all   parties
Water comes through holes in a roof - even faster if there is
no roof.
At Woodward, staff members are frequently in absolute accord on
ideal vacation times; they are never in absolute accord concerning
colour schemes.
Contractors' motto: a crisis a day will keep the library staff
at bay.
For every  vital   item   remembered
during planning,   there will   be
two equally   important which
have  been   forgotten.
All  guarantees of delivery
.-.■ill   fail   to material ize;   any
hoped  for delay will   ensure
arrival   of   items which  are
difficult  to  store.
Things could get worse - and
they will|
By the way, tapestries don't
grow on trees, but can some-
times be  found  there.
History of the  Chinese Book and Calligraphy.     Through all  the
"oriods and stages from the Oracle bones      lithographs.
Inscription,  binding,  printing,  they will
all be there.   Display will be on floor 3
0 e © © 8 0
Introduction 2
Staff changes 3
Christmas Past 5
St Wibby Reports 6
Acquisitions 9
Asian Studies 10
Forestry/Agriculture Library 11
Catalogue Division 12
Bibliography 13
Humanities 14
Science 15
Curric. Lab. 16
"A decade" 17
Systems Development Division 18
Music Library 19
Fine Arts Division 19
Animal Resources Ecology Library 20
Law Library 21
Sedgewick Library 22
Serials Division 23
Reading Room Division 25
Special Collections Div. 27
Gift & Exchange 28
The Colbeck Collection 29
Prebindery 29
Math Library 30
Map Division 31
Circulation Division 32
Social Work Library 34
Faculty Publications 34
Record Collection 35
Information & Orientrtion 36
Government Publications 37
Social Sciences 38
Biomedical Branch Library VGH 38
Woodward Library 39
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