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C.L.A. - REGINA - 1972
"First Report"
I'he Copyright Committee of the
mooting on Monday, June 12, 1972 in the Story Room of the
Rcgina Public Library and about 50 people turned cut.  The
chairman, Allen Soroka the reference librarian at the Lav?
Library, reviewed the work of the committee since last June.
He spoke at length of the problems face?! by Canadian librsri
in respect of two  major issues;  photocopying and book impor
at i.on.
\ ~»J
Allen touched on the Williams and V.'ilkins ease,
decision where the lower court judge decided t.
Library of Medicine was violating the copyrigh
Wilkins by photocopying medical journal articl
scale. lie reminded those present that the cas
law, did not affect Canadian libraries in any '
the United States was no more than a lower cou
would ultimately be appealed to a higher court
view that libraries should carry on with their
patrons, taking care to stay within the confin
dealing" definition set out in the Copyright Act.
Allen reported that the Copyright Committ
carrying on discussions with government officials ai
in the field of education and the book trade.  He r>
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that a factual study of the impact of
"public lending right" was in the in11
much talked about
ial sta>:
Everyone had many questions and Allen and the ot
UBC committee member, Basil Stuart-Stubbs, did their best
clarify the various misconceptions about copyright that he
been sown by non-librarians.
Vol. 8  No. 7
1 9 A Hearty Welcome to:
Dorothy Oehlke
Kerry Lukenchuk
Barbara LeBeau
Jerry Andersen
Julia Watkins
Kathy Walters
Linda Minaker
Robert Boyes
Jane Ray
Grace Ogbang
Margie MacDonald
Gale Franks
Barbara Prlngle
Anne MacKenzle
Kathy Fairley
Robbi Redman
Cheryl Krem
David Scott
Catal. Prep.
Catal. Prep
Catal. Prep.
Catal. Prep.
0. i'
Systems.. ••
Catal. Prep.
Catal. Prep.
Catal. Prep.
Congratulations To:
J. Abranson
U. Dlsharz
L. Berhoudt
L.A. II Acq.
L.A. II Circ.
L.A. I Circ.
L.A. Ill-Acq.
L.A. Ill Circ.
L.A.  II Circ.
A Fond Farewell To:
Julie Lane
L.A. Ill
L.C. Catal.
Janice Clark
L.A. I
Lucy Ussner
L.A. I
Hilda uit den Bosch
L.A. Ill
Jean Jones
L.A. I
Kathy Rankin
L.A. Ill
Dawn Sperling
L.A. I
Catal. Prep.
Andrea Paterson
Katsuko Ilda
Catal. Prep.
Loralee Jardlne
L.A. I
Catal. Prep.
James Joyce
L.A. .1 '
Catal. Prep.
Dale Burgess
St. Att.
Ronda Hanson
Clerk II
Circulation 3
From Medellin, the capital city of Antiquia in Colombia, we
:ly with the members of the so-called ecolDgical tour perty and its
:rew, the radio-operators, the assistants and the leader Ibsen
)choa, down to the jungle airport at Ouibdo the capital of the
Ihoco, on the Pacific side.  We are suddenly in another Africa.
Black is beautiful and it Is everywhere and we are the anacronism
Ln time and place.  Remoteness closes In on us like a barrier- and
a shield at the same time.  The people on the streets are black and
nost of them carry wide pans on their heads loaded with bananas,
3r fish, or bread, or whatever, going to or from the market.  The
girls walk by with their loads lightly balanced, apparently unconscious of their splendid carriage.  There are almost no cars to
be seen.  On one stretch of street-pavement brown "rice has been
spread out to dry in the hot sun.  On the adjacent Atrato River,
running swiftly from a recent cloudburst up country, the dug-out
canoes go swiftly downstream loaded with sugarcane or platanos, or
We watch the canoes go by from our "hotel".  It is a large
two-decked steel barge with comfortable sleeping quarters, fully
screened, on the top deck.  This World War II U.S. Navy relic Is
moored securely in the fast stream about twenty-five feet off the
river-bank where large pink cockroaches thri ve on the garbage
fill.  We wonder about the negros.  Will they ever attempt to break
out of their jungle "ghetto" and seek equality in the cool highlands?  They are already stirring politically, but still along
traditional party lines.  This we found out the first evening when
we stumbled on a meeting, in a shack, of the Partido Couservador
and joined in the festivities for an hour (dancing to Afro music,
mixed with speeches, and aqua ardiente) until Ibsen Oehca thought
it wise to leave before the lively combination of politics, drink
and drums might get heated up.  (That's another story),
From Quibdo we are driven the next day in a jeep for twenty
miles through the jungle to the village of Tutunendo on the river
of the same name.  Here we are back in the days of Livingstone.
The street of this village follows a ridge so that the fronts of
the split bamboo houses are level with the track, with the backs
high on stilts over the steep ground and underneath, space for the
pigs and the chickens.  A far cry from Livingston's day, however.
are the DDT numbers stamped on the walls of the houses beside the
open doorways, to show that Malaria Control is at work.  This reminds us - where are the flies and the mosquitoes?  We have been Rio Tutunendo cont'd
taking our Tia Mina pills to ward them off, but how can we tell if
the treatment is effective? We are told we are just lucky there
haven't been any bugs or flies around lately.  And we speculate -
what else has the DDT destroyed? (In 5 days In the wet jungle we
never saw a mosquito.  We didn't see many other flies or insects
or birds either.  But when the first jungle rain lashed down for
hours we knew that no bird or dragon-fly in its right mind would
try to live in the Choco, so maybe it wasn't the DDT.  Maybe it's
the snakes that keep the jungle clean - there are millions of them.
Ibsen tells us that's the reason there Is always a negro just
behind when we search the clearings, but all we ever hear is
rustling) .
Down on the bank of the Tutunendo River four beached dug-out
canoes are being loaded by the boatmen, each armed with a machete
In a decorated scabbard on his hip, supervised by Facundo their
chief, and Ibsen Ochoa.  A fifth boat left an hour before with
Gabriel Pardo in charge to set up the camp for the night twenty-
five miles upstream.  The canoes are about -twenty feet long, about
a foot and a half wide and about the same high.  They have a small
flat deck extending over both ends to keep the rapids out.  (These
shovel-nosed canoes are the same as those used by the Fraser River
Indians until displaced in the 1870's by the Eastern birch-bank
canoe).  On the Tutunendo the best canoes are still made by the
Indians and they last five years.
The canoes were loaded in the centre with' cases of canned
goods, pack-sacks, field radio and antenna, gas generator, walkie-
talkies, a bull-horn, cases of soft drinks, bottles of agua
ardiente, a sack of platanos for the boatmen, fish spears and
scuba masks, and two black live chickens tied together for our
supper at canp that night.
The dug-outs are pushed along by two men, one at each end,
using long poles tipped with heavy steel points.  To us sitting
in the damp bottom of the canoe every tipsy motion was alarming
until we realized the drivers also used the poles expertly as
balancing levers to save the boats from tipping.  Bare-footed
they balance and move back and forth In a space of about six feet
fore and aft striking their poles in the gravelly bottom or on the
rocky bands and pushing mightily, especially when entering a rapid.
These rough stretches came at us every few hundred yards.  When
the boat slowed in the middle of each rapids we jumped into the ->wn
Rio Tutunendo cont'd
knee-deep water and helped push against the turbulent current.  The
water was crystal clear and warm and the cuts which developed on
our shins were bright red even deep down in it.  Fortunately, the
blood attracted no piranhas!  All day long we heard the rushing
water and the clashing of the steel points in the stones or against
the rock walls of the canyons.  Along these steep walls appeared
hundreds of six-inch holes almost parallel lines where the metal
points had bored into them for a hundred years or more, line above lin<
to correspond with the level of the water.
The jungle growth was too thick to penetrate along the banks
without a machete, and in many stretches the trees met overhead.
Here and there where the shore levelled off there would be a small
plantation with a thatched-roof cabin in the middle of the sugar
cane, and the inevitable bottomless curious children half way dc
the path to the river watching.  In one dark backwater Ibsen Ochoc
caught sight of a small cayman before it took to the water.  How
could it survive where the natives subsist along the river?  Aboui
the only other living thing to be seen down here, beside the
numerous fish in the water, were enormous brilliant blue buti
which would light on a sleeve if we stood still.  The jungle growth
was so thick the plants we were looking for were overwhelmed by
the rampant growth, except In abandoned plantations or on the
branches of high trees fallen into the river area.
At one place about noon, on the way down we stopped to wait
for Indians from the area and again we collected a few plants.
Eventually a party of Indians did appear, two men and three
timorous children.  The men wore red loincloths and good wire
ear-rings and their cheeks were brillian red with dye.  Ibsen Ochoa
sat in thQ canoe and gave them presents of strings of beads,
coloured jewellery for the childrens' hair and a large square of
red cloth with Instructions that It be divided between their wives.
Ibsen Ochoa, a remarkable leader, once said his ancestry meant
nothing to him as long as he was recognized as an Antioqueno, but
as we watched him presiding over the gift giving to the Indians we
could not help wondering If his remote ancestors had also done this
on this river when the Conquistadores first came this way four-
hundred years ago.
YEAR 1925
The long awaited move from the Fairview Shacks to the
new Library on Point Grey Campus took place.
The original Library building was erected at a total
cost of $525,000.
Reading and study accommodation for about 350 students,
and room for 135,000 volumes
YEAR 1926
Circulation Clerk -  $100.00 a month
Typist -    70.00 a month
Call Boy -   65.00 a month
Student Assistant --   28 weeks service for 13 hours a
day at 30$  an hour for Reserved
Book Loans.
YEAR 1927
Iron gates were installed at the Main entrance to help
prevent attempts by Sunday visitors and others to force
entrance through the locked revolving door.
An anonymous gift of $1,500 was offered to the Library
to install the Arms of the Dominion and 8 Provinces in
the lunette window in the inner hall.
The Catalogue Department began work on thr re-organizing
of the Subject Heading.  This - a long task - will take
over 5 yrs.
Permission to use the lox^er lobby of the Library was
granted to a group of students for the purpose of
setting up a shos. shine stand.
P.H. June 23, 1972
Dear Editor of Biblos:
There seems to be one or two Peeping Toms and other
degenerate types hanging round the library these da"_s.
How to deal with such problems is a subject of great private
debate, and solutions range from complaints to the police
to a swift kick in the vital parts.  I think that Biblos
could help by providing a forum for discussion of the problem and make a positive contribution toward solving a
difficult matter.
An avid reader
Edit* Any comments?
Brickbats to all the
pessimists who said the eight!
Sedgewick Oak.trees wouldn't
live through the construction
v Bouquets to all the optimists
/7T\ who had faith in the eight
yW/ Sedgewick Oak Trees:  It's
IT obvious that they have weathered
'■&   the construction well and are
^   >-S\y>
In a Richmond, Washington library, a catalogue
user found the following subject entry.  SEX—
See librarian.  Evidently this confused and
confusing entry caused untoward comment, for the
card was changed, and now reads: SEX—for sex
ask at desk.
...Contributed by Hugh Chalians, copied from an
educational publication.
Action 71,v.2 (2) May 1971 8
By popular request we are including a copy of the Library
establishment. Note there have been a few changes during
the year owing to re-classification but for the most part
this  is a fairly accurate record of  the present set up.
1.1 I'.RAKY   r.STAUl ISHHl'NT   1971/72
Ad:,.i n i M rat icn
i i brt.r iau
LC Ca! alootiir.n/Son
'ch i nrj
Associate Librarian
Cataloguing Librarian
Ass i slant ! i brar ian
Library Assistant
Co-oi d i :u-.u r of Technical
L ibrary Ass islant
Pfoocsscs ,'- Systems
I. ibrary Assistant
Admin. Sci-vicc'i Libn.
Library Ass is taut
Systc.s f- !ri"o. Sc. L
Administrat ive Assistant
Secretary ! 1
Secretary 1
Catalogue- Librarian
Library As:, i stant i 1
Library Assistant
C i c-.i k 1 1
Library Ass istant
Li brary Ass istant 1
Library Assistant
Library Ar.s istant
1 1
Acqu i s i t lor.? Division
C i rculat ion D:vi s ion
Library Assistant IV
Library Assistant i11
Assistant Head
Clerk 11i
Stack Supervisor
Mail Clerk
L brary Assistant
Assistant lail Clerk
Secretary 111
Secretary 11
L brary Ass istant
1 1 1
Library Assistant 1 1
Stack Attendant:
Clerk 11
Library Assistant
Clerk 1
C'erk 1 1
Library Assistant
Acqu: s i i io.'V- - prcbir.de
'• 'L
Crano L i brary
Acimi hi sL rat ivc Ass i stant
Li brary As > is tent 111
C'ane Librarian
Library Assistant 11
Library Assistant 1
Cu-riculum Laboratory
As ian Studics  Col 1 e.ct ion
~ Mead" " 1
Asian Studios Specialist 1
Asian Studies Librarian 3
Library Assistant II I 4
_jiv i s ion
Library  Ass"itant   1 I I
Koir.ian  Col i-ock
Catnlofiuo  Division
Assistant   ik-rd
Secretary   i i
li'i'll>a*   Ca'.-vloqu ino
Catalogue Librarian
LI mar, Assistant IV
Library Assistant I I I
Library Assistant I I
Haad 1
Reference Librarian 1
Library Assistant IV 1
Library Ass istant III 1
Stack Attendant 1
Library Ass istant I 1 2
Library Assistant I 3
f i'ie Arts Col 1 cct ion
Hiad 1
Reference Librarian ?.
Library Ass istant 111 2
Library Assistant I I 1
Library Assistant I 1
Government Publ icat ions
Head 1
Government Publications
Librarian 3
Library Assistant III k
Secretary I I 1
Library Assistant 11 1
Library Assistant I 2
October 1st, i??l
Humanit ies
Head    ~ 1
Reference: Librarian 3
Library Assistant IV 1
Library As^ istant I I 1
I ntc:r I i brary l.pons
Interl i t.iai y Loan
Librarian 1
Library Assistant IV 1
Library Ass istant III 1
Library Ass i slant I I 1
Library Assistant I 2
Informal ion f- Or i entat ion
Head 1
Information Librarian 2
Jr. Technician 1
Library Assistant IV 1
Inst i tute of An inal
Resource Ecolooy
Head 1
Li brary Ass istant III 1
Library Assistant I 1
Law Library
Law Librarian 1
Assistant Lav/ Librarian 2
Library Assistant IV 2
Library Ass istant III 1
Library Ass istant I I 2
Library Assistant I 2
MacMi1 I an Li brary
Head          " 1
Library Ass istant IV 1
Library Ass i s tant ill 1
Library Ass istant II .1
Map Divis ion
" Head 1
Library Ass istant III 2
Library Assistant I 1
Marjorie. Smith Library ^
Head "   " 1
Library Assistant IV 1
Library Ass istant I I 1
Mathematics library
Mathematics Librarian 1
Library Assistant IV 1
Library Ass i stant I I 1 1'liL'"' C_L' br,i'"v
"lleod   "
Library Ass istant IV
Library Assistant 111
Library Ass istant I I
Read i n_q _Roor^s
Library Assistant IV
Library Assistant I 1 I
Library Assistant I I
Record Li bre.ry
Record Librarian
Li brary Assistant 11
Science Division
Reference Librarian
Library Ass istant IV
Library Assi stant 11
Sodocwick Library
Assistant Head (Ref.)
Assistant Head (Circ.
and Process
Reference Librarian
Library Assistant V
Li brary Ass i stant IV
Stack Supervisor
Library Ass i stant I I I
Stack Attendant
Secretory !I
Library Assistant 11
Li brary Assistant I
Serials Division
Library Assistant IV
Li brary Assistant 1 I I
Secretary I I
Li brary Assistant 11
Soc ia1 Sciences
Reference Librarian
Commerce Librarian
Library Ass istant IV
Library Ass istant I I I
Li brary Ass istant I I
Library Ass i stant I
Sf'ill' al Cnl 1 er.t ions
Reference Librarian
Di bl ioyrapher
Library Assistant IV
Li brary Ass istant I 11
Library Ass istant I
Systems Development
Systems Analyst
Programmer Analyst
Clerk IV
Senior Keypunch
Machine Operator
Library Assistant I I I
Woodward Library
Head 1
Assistant Head 2
Reference Librarian 4
Medical History Libn. 1
Library Assistant IV h
Stack Supervisor 1
Library Assistant III  •  5
Secretary I I 1
Library Assistant 11 h
Library Assistant I 9
Biomedical Branch Library .
Head 1
Reference Librarian 1
Library Assistant III 2
Library Assistant 11 1
Library Assistant 1 1
Binder 1
Recapi tulat ion
Librarian 1
Associate Librarian 1
Assistant Librarian 2
Co-ordinator of Tech.
Processes £. Systems 1
Admin. Services Libn. 1
Administrative Heads 32
Specialist Librarians 8
General Librarians 52?
Crane Li brarian '.
Norman Colbeck 1
Record Librarian 1
Systems Analyst        1
iin.cJ3JlJ l.l,b"'.' h~lH   (Cent! iujcc)
LibraVy  A.sfstant   V 3
Library Assistant   IV -•'!
Library  Assistant   III 70
Library Assistant   I I 75
Library Assistant   I b7
Stack  Supervisors 3
Stack Attendants 10
Secretary   ill 1
Secretary   I I 7
Secretary   I '1
Binder 1
Programmer Analyst 2
Programmer 1
Junior Tec hnic ian 1
Keypunch Oper. Super. 1
Machine 0, orators 10
Admin. Assistants 2
Mail Clerk 1
Assistant   Maii   Clerks 2
Clerk  IV 1
Clerk   III I
Clerk  II                                    -3
Clerk  I 1
TOTAL:      1024
iii ca
308 10
The Penny-Power people are still hard at work this month.
Claudia Kerr, Jane Ainsworth and Livia Fricke can be
seen in the Conference Room busily sticking labels on
the money-boxes, and generally getting the ground work
done for the UNESCO 'Penny-Power' project.
Pat Mortimer, Projects Co-ordinator for the Penny-Power
Campaign in Canada, informs us that there are numerous
projects .coming under the heading of Books for Refugees.
Some of these are:
1. Establishment of a Secondary School for Refugees
at M'Bokl In the Central African Republic.
2. Primary schools for a group of Refugees in the
3. The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for
Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) School programme and Youth Centres
1.  Equipment and Supplies for schools in the devastated
area of East Pakistan.
5. UNRWA Women's Literacy Classes.
6. UNRWA Education for Palestine refugees.
All of the above projects are equally deserving and it will
just be a rnetter of chosing one or more to donate to.
All of UNESCO's work In these areas is closely co-ordinated
with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and
UNRWA.  We have been assured that any contributions we
make will be promptly acknowledged by the directors of
the projects we chose.
We would like to ask for volunteers from the branches and
divisions throughout the Library to act as custodians of
the money-boxes.  If you can help at all, please contact
Jane Ainsworth (Curric Lab) 5378 or Claudia Kerr (Cat.
Maintenance) 2304- or Livia Fricke (Cat. Prep) 1192.
By next month I hope to give a progress report and perhaps
even a financial statement.
Jane Ainsworth 11
l DINNER party given by Suzanne
)odson at the New Diamond Chinese
Restaurant at which the staff of
lov. Pubs, said farewell to
lorothy Martin, who has been
transferred to S.S.D.  Dorothy
las  presented with records
if Beethoven's symphonies,
he authentic Chinese menu
las  chosen by Ann Loh.
ATTENDING C.L.A. held in Regina
iask. this year were:  Melva Dweyer,
■.A.;  Nick Omelusik, Acq.;  Walter
arrington, R.R. ;  Bill Bell, Admin;
iasil Stuart-Stubbs,  Doug Mclnnes,
idmin.;  Don Dennis, Systems;
iJLlen Soroka, Law;  Linda Joe,
Serials;  George Freeman, Soc. Wk.;
oward Hurt, Curric.; Richard
opkins, Sedge.; Ann Turner,
lary Magrega, Cat.;  Gerry Dobbin,
Ldmin.,  and a few others we have
lot heard from.  No wonder life
?as so quiet for a few days,
ope to have a few reports next
nonth.  We understand the meeting
noderated by Nick Omelusik was
[uite stimulating.
4INE DAYS and 1M- people later
:he 26,000 books in the Circ.
epartment of the Law Lib. have
jeen reshelved in call number
)rder.  Now it only remains for
Lhe students and faculty to re-
liscover the card catalogue and
irhe art of finding a book by call-
■mmber instead of Author-title.
3e prepared for screams of anguish
from the Law Faculty come Sept.
HOLIDAYING abroad s^tiH
seems to be a populaA choice
for our staff members\j£uch
travellers Include Rhonda
Hanson Circ. returned from
Mexico,Barbara Saint, Ser.
and Laura Kueng R.R. touring
Europe.  Rein Brongers
Science Div. visiting Holland
and England and Peggy
Wroblewski F.A. Eng. and
AND TO Marion Campbell of
Sedgewick best wishes from
us all for a speedy recovery.  Marion was Injured In a recent car
CIRCULATION cal.ls to say
that Pat Gibson - remember
him of the frozen toes -
hiked the rugged West Coast
Lifesaving Trail (Vancouver1
Island) during the Victoria
Day weekend. St. Wibbv cont'd
BEST WISHES for many years
of future happiness to
Wies Van Den Wyngaart S.S.D.
who became Mrs. William
Pukesh on June 8th.
TO Martina Clpolli, Serials
who married Mr. David Harrie
on April 28th.
AND to Biblos staffer Pat
La Vac Jr. of Admin, who
became the wife of Mr.
Robert Hutchinson at an
evening ceremony, Cecil
Green Park on May 20th.
Laurie Quist formerly of
the Serials "Oiv. has had a
91b. 3oz. baby boy
and his name is Julian Paul.
The 'giant' and his mum are
both fine.
THE two memb
staff who to
to Reno for
a little poo
many happy m
In their sob
S. Janet also
premises of
and found It
isfying expe
you are down
miss a visit
library it I
?rs of the Law
ok a trip down
a week came back
rer but with
emeries I I
av  moments Pat
visited the
Baker & Taylor
a most sat-
rience.  If
that way don't
to the public
s beautiful.
We see Nick (Acq.) Omelusik
has made the U.B.C. Alumni
Chronicle Summer 1972 with
a review of Canada & the
Canadians by George Woodcock.
YOUR ace reporter from Woodward
Library (I.e. Joan Stuchner) has
taken one week from her duties to
spend a well earned vacation:  not
in Hawaii: not in Mexico, but In
Vancouver.  She says she will report on her adventures in the next
JOAN also poses the question -
Which two Woodward Librarians have
taken up bird-watching at the
Reifel Wildfowl Bird Sanctuary?
We hear they are writing a book on
the difference between a robin and
a vulture.  Vive la difference!
OFF to England for a three weeks
stay is Glynls Williams also from
the Woodward domain.
IT SEEMS as If the whole of Curric.
Lab. is on holiday - Howard Hurt
Is vacationing on the Praries,
Coralie Fisher is following the
Colombia River for 3 weeks and
Jane Ainsworth is off to Port
Colborne, Ontario I I
Who Is running the Lab.?
Enjoy your days In the sun fellow
workers Summer is so fleeting.
Take it from one who spent 3°days
m Reno soaking up the RAIN.  It
only rains about four days during
the summer down there we were told
Well we hit three of them. •
S'all for now, keep those news
items coming In...luv...Wibby. 13
Canadian Association of Law Libraries
The annual conference of the C.A.L.L. was hold on the
campus of the University of Alberta from May 17th to 19th.  The
site of the business meetings was the brand-new Law building and
don't think that a law librarian from U.B.C. was not green with
envy.  The University seems to have money to burn - attention
Mr. Bennett -. with new buildings sprouting up everywhere.  In
fact, someone told me (and I never did decide whether he was
being facetious) that when a building in Edmonton reaches an
age of fifteen years, it is torn down and replaced.  As part of
the conference, we were taken on a tour of the new Court House
which is a magnificent structure, built at a cost of fourteen
million dollars, and it shows.  The library Is on one of the
top floors whith windows all around to take advantage of the
view.  The rug was so thick that It was difficult to push a
book truck, but this may have been just sour grapes.  The courtrooms are completely pannelled and furnished in teak and even
the prisoner's dock is carpeted.  If one has to go to court,
Edmonton Is certainly the place to do it.
As for the conference proper, as well as the general
business meetings, there was a very interesting and helpful
seminar on the acquisition of government documents - such things
as the reports of decisions of administrative tribunals are
often very difficult to obtain.  For me, the highlight of the
meeting was a very provocative panel discussion concerning the
legal research requirements of practising lawyers.  My interest
in this subject is occasioned by the fact that Allen Soroka is
teaching a legal bibliography course in our law schooJ. and the
theory is that the research methods learned in school will be
carried on into practice.
This panel discussion resulted from the release of the
report of "Operation Compulex" which was a survey undertaken at
the initiative of the Department of Justice and the Canadian Bar
Association and carried out by the Bureau of Management Consulting of the federal government.  The report itself met with
a wide variety of reactions from the assembled law librarians,
many of who felt that some wrong conclusions had been drawn from
the facts elicited by this survey.  The panel consisted of two
members of the survey team, two Alberta lawyers and Professor
Hugh Lawford of Queen's University, who is the prime spokesman
for QUIK/LAW, the pre-eminent Canadian computerized legal in- C.A.L.L. cont'd
formation retrieval service.  His views, needless to say,
diverged widely from those of the consultant team.  Unfortunately, time did not permit a question period which was a
disappointment to those of us, and there were many, who had
serious reservations about the recommendations of the report.
One of the pleasures of this conference was the fact
that we took our meals at the Faculty Club, a most attractive
building where excellent meals were served.  It was the scene
of the closing banquet, which featured as guest speakers Dean
Bowker, formerly head of the campus law school and. now chairman
of the Alberta Lav; Reform Commission.  In a very witty manner,
Dean Bowker connected the rivers of Canada with law libraries
and in conclusion was persuaded to render "Casey at the bat",
a performance, I gathered, for which he has achieved a local
reputation.  I was delighted, having been raised on Casey, but
It was obvious that the younger members of the audience were
not only unfamiliar with this legendary figure but also with
the niceties of baseball.  As my old Granny used to say, "My,
how times change."
Georgia Macrae, Law Library.
BIBLOS joins with his many friends throughout
the Library system in mourning the passing of
Pat O'Rourke, the long-time Stack Supervisor
of ohe Circulation Division.  Pat was certainly one of the best-known and best-liked
member of the staff and he will be missed
by all who knew and worked with him. 15
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Moil's 10 speed bike -little used.
5 months old..  Original price $100.00.
Selling at $'75.00.  See James Joyce in
Cat. Dept. or phone 261-5226 between
5-30 - 6-30 p.m.
The Library assistants Association
.vould like to know If there are any
places of interest staff would like
to visit on a tour.  Please send your
T.V. - old but In very
good, condition.     $35.C
Electric scissors.  $ 8.C
Red crocheted outfit -
skirt & bolero.   $15.C
Cheese grill.      $ 5.C
For more information, pie
contact Hilda in CIrculat
1. 35mm Single Reflex
Camera, Through the lens
metering and viewfinder,
complete with case and
Wideangle & Telephoto ler
2. Rondo 8mm Movie Camei
with triple lens mount.
For further Information s
Jim in the Binder-
Bo 11
ces tions
Gwen Gregor, c/o Map
jam Librar-
If you need gallon wine jugs phone
Gwen Gregor at 2231. as she has
quite a few :.;he would like to give
DON'T FORGET.  Send your ads to
Tannis - Circulation Dept. Main
cameras are open for offe
Meet Ing S c'h e dui e
(1:00 p.m. - In the Conferenc
Room, 3rd floor)
August 10th, October 12th anc
December 14th, 1972.
(8-00 p.m. - 3519 West 14th
Avenue, Vancouver 8.)
.iii2£j^Ti-> JulV 2~'tb,
August 31st, September 28th.
October 26th, November 30th.
and December 28th, 1972.
Bring your old TELEPHONE BOOK,
to the designated area in the
garbage room, to be RE-CYCLED.


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