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Array V. 1, no. 8 OF THE U.B.C. LIBRARY STAFF NEWSLETTER MAY I965
Inventory was a Bust WHY ARE YOU DOWN ON YOUR HANDS
AND KNEES?
As the entire WORLD must know by now, May has been a month of
checking^the vital statistics - no, this is not a plug for
Pat's Beauty Contest.  Instead, INVENTORY, "the annual or so
disease", attacked the total library and library staff.  In
former years, the effects of Inventory have always created a
certain stir. This year, however, Inventory caught every
book, bookie, bookworm, book-reader, and book-worker in the
library for the first time since approximately 1958 or 1959.
The consequences deserved an audio-visual historical recording for perpetual library archival posterity.
In memoriam we:
(a) SALUTE highly the Cataloging and Circulation
Division staffs - Inventory strikes hardest
here.
(b) TRUST not too many potential friends were
lost in the Inventory "Two-somes".
(c) THINK entire staff rates "noble effort" cards.
(d) HOPE pink jeans will be out of style for next
Inventory - prefer "fiesta".
SALUD!   -   from BIBLOS THE MYSTERIES OF OTTAWA
OR,
WHAT I LEARNED ON A RECENT TRIP
by Basil Stuart-Stubbs
Man of the Month
When opened, the National Library building will not carry
a personal name, but will be the National Library and
Archives Building.
The building will be completed late in 1966, barring major
strikes, and the official opening will be in 1967.  Since
it will be the only public building completed in 1967 in
Ottawa, the opening will be a Big Affair, including maybe
the Queen.  The building is fully air conditioned, has a
capacity of almost 3 million volumes, a total floor area
of 13 acres. The main structure of the building is completed.
About 60,000 volumes have been accessioned for the National
Library,  19,000 are now included in the subject catalog;
this is a classed catalog (Dewey) with bilingual indexes.
"58,OD0 volumes have been given a preliminary listing, and
79,000 volumes have been catalogued for Canadians. The
National Library, therefore, contains about 200,000
volumes at present.  In addition they subscribe to 5,000
periodicals, and hold 16,000 titles as backfiles. The
document collection fiumbers 19,000 and over 100,000 titles
are available on microform.
A two-volume cumulated index to Canadiana, 1950-62, will
be available this fall.
Records of Canadian publication for 1964:
Books 1932
Pamphlets 1168
Federal documents     3981
Provincial documents  2633 Requests to the Union Catalog for locations are increasing.
The daily average in 1955/56 was 15 per day, and is now 132
per day.  In March 1965, there were 3,824 requests for locations.  Locations needed urgently should be specified,
even on Telex requests; citations are helpful. Seventeen
libraries now use Telex.  In January 1964, 47 requests were
received by Telex, compared with 426 in March 1965. The
Union Catalog is now receiving 2,000 reports of new
accessions per day from 224 cooperating libraries.  In
1964/65, 457,788 reports were received, compared with
138,306 in 1955/56.
It is hoped that the Bibliography of Canadiana, 1867-1900,
will be printed in I967.
Five universities (including U.B.C.) have agreed to
cooperate in a scheme whereby the National Library microfilms doctoral theses, catalogs them for Canadiana, and
sells prints when requested. This will supersede our
arrangements with University Microfilms.
A microfilm series of early Canadian official publications is contemplated.
The National Library and National Science Library have
access to data-processing equipment at D.B.S. and the
Bureau of Taxation, so they have little difficulty With
key-punching.  The Canadian Union List of Periodicals in
the Humanities and Social Sciences, and the new edition
of Scientific Serials in Canadian Libraries is being keypunched in the same format.  It will be possible for us to
acquire a list of our own periodicals from Ottawa; the two
files can be merged and sorted by location.  The Science
Union List will be available by the end of the year.  The
data will be stored on magnetic tape,,.using the IBM 360
computer system in conjunction with an IBM 1403 line
printer, equipped with upper and lower case print chain. ■5-
ODDS AND ENDS
Wanted - a Man
Male staff members either (a) beware, or (b) brush up on
thy- Richard Burton vocal chords.
The Reference Group (comprising of Subject Division Heads)
has been investigating alternate means of offering library
instruction - as opposed to the personal lecture method
now used.  The "Investigating Committee" headed by Anne
Brearley has decided to try out library instruct ion si ides
to be used in conjunction with an instruction tape. A male
voice is required to read the instruction script.  While
the new program will probably not be ready in time for use
at Summer School, it is quite possible that male voice
auditions will be held in the near future.
Another Winner
Poise and personality are here again.  Pat Q'Rourke names
another of the top 6 in his Beauty Contest.  Fanfare!
Cheers to Lynne Scott (Front-Office) or, as she is known
to BIBLOS (the friendly BIBLOS typist).  Who's next?
HARK!     HARK!        -Again,
BIBLOS hereby announces an extension of the deadline for
the 1965 installment of its annual Poetry Contest. After
much discussion, it was decided that INVENTORY is a prime
subject for poetic perusal and that a little extra time
would be needed for best creative results. This^ coupled
with a mass BIBLOS staff exodus for the month of June, has
extended the deadline to JULY 23, 1965.
However, poems wi11 be printed the same month they are
received, and we hereby offer two May entries. MOTHER NATURE V FATHER SCIENCE
or
How I learned to Suspect the Former and Believe the Latter-
-once I found my way around the stacks.
Once I just read Literature and poems, both great and small.
Rhyme prevailed o'er reason 'til I heard Science call
And now Sweet Nature's Order intrigues me not at all.
•Cos now for me its M.A.O.'s and heterocyclic rings,
Linear servo-systems and Scientific Things.
Note the superior judgement this Pure Knowledge brings!
"Sing a song of sixpence, a pocketful of rye"?
Ergotoxine poisoning was coming to that guy!
"Ten thousand saw I at a glance", of daffodils said Wordsworth.
This reckless computation is another source of more mirth.
"Come into my parlor.."  is another down-right lie!
These words were never uttered and never heard by fly!
"Horns locked in combat", said the Bards, speaking of "harts
found panting".
Their cellular construction is what I find enchanting.
"Darling little red-wings flying home to rest"?
What self-respecting Phoenicus would be caught winging West?
To think that I was once enthralled by Donne and Robert Herrick,
When my reading might have been so jolly polymeric!
Chekhov really can't compare with Neurophysiology,
And Proust's no match at all for dramatic Roentgentology.
Thermal conductivity and warm transonic flow
Replace for me the cooler tones of Frost and C. P. Snow!
Yes, I've really made the transfer and I'm sure it's for the best
I mean, ultra-violet spectra, isotopes and all the rest
Are really one great saga of Scientifie. Quest.
So, Fare-Thee-Wel1 Humanities from a polypeptide zone,
But don't forget this Scientist's no further than your phone
When you want back your Westerns on my extended loan!
B. McAully
Woodward -7*
How timely,...
How timely should a system be
For a University,
Especially, its Library,
The ever-growing knowledge tree?
Should the system with the knowledge rhyme
And date back to the dawn of time
Or should it point progressively
Towards science fiction theory?
Two incompatible extremes
For our Library, it seems,
When in the twentieth century
One poor chap carr.ies grudgingly
Twenty thousand books a year
On his arm from the bindery
Right into the knowledge tree,
Because the catacombs are crooked
And bring a truck soon to a halt
And all because the supersonic
Conveyor belt is not installed.
The present system dates back, indeed,
Not to the medieval creed,
Neither to the Roman days
Which had their transportation ways,
Not even to the stony age,
But to a prehistoric stage:
From this time our custom stems
To carry things in our hands!
Roby
Prebind -8-
Positions Vacant
Head of Social Sciences reference division serving faculties
of Arts, Commerce and Education.  Subject background in the
social sciences and reference, and administrative experience
desirable. To plan and administer a program of reference
services in a Social Science Division with a staff of three
professionals (including head) and four non-professionals.
University has student body of 16,000. Library has collection of 800,000 and there are substantial funds available
for a major expansion of the collection. Salary of $8,100.
Good retirement plan and medical, group, disability, and
(provincial) hospital insurance. Four weeks vacation.
First Assistant (Librarian III) to Head of Serials Division
responsible for the acquisition, recording, partial servicing and binding of periodical publications. Serials
Division has a staff of 23« First Assistant will directly
supervise the work of a librarian, five library assistants
and two clericals, and assist in the revision of records
and the planning of an automated serials system. Minimum
salary $6,900.
Resignations
Government Publications lost Lorraine Lintner on May 20th.
Future resignations include Barbara Raue, Circulation and
Ellen Brown, Curriculum Laboratory - both on June 8, 1965. Millions of New People
Serials Division gained
Leo Cullen, Library Assistant, on May 1, 1965.
Marilyn Meister, Library Assistant, on May 10, I965 and
May Vool, Clerk II, on May 3, 1965.
Julie Abell, Clerk II, joined the Catalog Division on $
May 3, 1965 and
Gennis Walcott will join Cataloging as a Library Assistant
on June 1, 1965.
Circulation Division now have
Penny Clark, Clerk 1 I, as of May 3, 1965.
Emma Plett, Library Assistant, as of May 1, 1965 and will have
Margaret Litzcke, Clerk I, as of June 9, 1965.
Acquisitions Division acquired
Marjorie Wool lam, Clerk II on May 19, I965,
Patricia Shandruk, Clerk I, on May 25, 1965 and will acquire
Jean Bradley, Library Assistant, on July 5, I965.
Social Sciences will have
Patricia Brennan, Clerk I I, on June 7, 1965»
Promotion
Paulina Kirman, Acquisitions, was promoted from Library
Assistant to Senior Library Assistant on May 1, 1965.
Transfers
Sonja Sanguinetti moved from Library Assistant in Circulation
to Library Assistant in Acquisitions on May 1, 1965,
Anne-Marie Lunney moved froirt Cataloguing to Clerk II in
Science on May 25, 1965. -10-
Wedding
Recently, Colleen Cameron (Acquisitions) became Mrs. Frederiksen,
Of Potential Interest
The Vancouver Historical Society will hold its first annual
banquet on Saturday, June I2th, I965 at "Hycroft", 1489 McRae
Avenue. Guest speaker will be Dr. Kaye Lamb, Dominion
Archivist.Tickets $3.50 each, Tickets and further information can be obtained from Mrs. G. Bowes, RE 8-7682 and
Mrs. J. K. Stathers, RE 8-7334.
Another Transfer
Joyce Cummings, of the Social Sciences Division, has transferred to a new position as Librarian in the School of
Social Work reading room. And a swimming pool in the
same buiIdingi
Through the Mail it Came
THE SHOREY BOOK STORE
815 Third Avenue
Seattle, Wash. 98104
STUBBS LIBRARY
UNIV. OF B.C.
VANCOUVER 8, BC
CANADA
ATTENTION:  BASIL STUART -11-
BOOK OF THE MONTH
QL 513
T3 M36
1939
Marais, Eugene Nielsen, 1872-1936.
The soul of the white ant; with
a biographical note by his son.,.
—black ant of the family, no doubt.
o
A Helpful Cross-Reference
East Europe
Q
see
Europe, Eastern
0
o -12-
And Still They Transfer
Diane MacNair, ex of the Social Sciences Division moved to
Government Pyblications on May 25, 1965.
On June 7, 1SJ65, Susan Lissack, Secretary for Social Sciences
Division will transfer to Government Publications.
WELL, WE HAD TO FILL THIS SPOT WITH SOMETHING
BIBLOS peoples
Marilyn Berry Sedgewick
Jill Buttery Science
Ture (we found him) Erickson Woodward
Jeannette Fish Law
Pat Gorgenyi Acquisitions
Susan Lissack Social Sciences
Jay Kincaid FAR
Mike Matthews Circulation
Eleanor Mercer (Recording Secretary) Extension
Lynne Scott (typist) Front-Office
BIBLOS deadline for June is - please - June 25th, 19651
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY VACANCY
Head, Catalogue Division,  7 subject divisions, 8 branches.
Extensive experience in cataloguing and demonstrated administrative ability preferred.  Librarian III.   Salary range
$6808 - $8111, with usual benefits. Apply:  Miss M. Sing,
Personnel Director,

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