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 VOL.   7    NO.   4
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9 future phase This year the Librarian's
Annual Report to Senate is
fifty pages long, but despite
its prolixity, it deals only
in generalities, and does not
begin to tell the story of
the many branches and divisions
of the Library system, or non-
system, if you prefer.  With
its own annual review, BIBLOS
fills a real need.  So read on.
It's your own story.
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To the many people who have given of their time and talents to
write the following annual reports we extend our most sincere
appreciation.  Our thanks also must go to Suzanne Dodson,
Nancy Clarke and Merike Patrason for their very imaginative
i1 lustrations.
Your Biblos Staff for the year 1970/71:
Mary Patterson.  Georgia Macrae.  David Miller.  Shelley Criddle.
Nancy Clarke.  Adrienne Clark.  Pat LaVac.  Mary Magrega.  And
Pat Bolton whose cup fell off the punchbown on the front of the
Christmas issue.  Sorry about that Pat!
Special thanks to Pat McArthur, Marg Colcough, Marg McCann, and
Lynne Maclver who do such a tremendous job typing and proofreading the Biblos each month. ASIAN STUDIES DIVISION
The story behind the question of 'A new
Asian Studies Library?' easily became the
highlight of our activities in the past year.
What a relief it would be to the Main Library
and our Division if the plan of moving the
Sanyo Pavilion here and reconstructing it
into a two level building could come true!
In the mean time, however, space is still our most pressing problem.
Our 'underground' collection (20,000 vols.) alone is larger than the
total holdings of some UBC branch libraries!
In regard to a future location for the Division, the Committee on
Library Service for Asian Studies concluded that reasonable access was
the critical factor.  A new location outside the Main Library would be
acceptable if sufficient duplication of reference material in western
languages were allowed.
Incidentally, this Committee, struck last February for considering
the organization and operation of our Division, also discussed two
possibilities brought up by some faculty members; (l)to withdraw from
the stacks materials in western languages and to file these with or
close to materials in Asian languages, and (2) to interfile the Asian
language materials in the main stacks.  It was concluded that the
existing arrangement of concentrating all Asian language materials in
the Division plus a reference section in Asian and western languages
was actually the best compromise.  Dr. Arthur F. Wright, a distinguished Sinologist, who recently visited our library, fully supported
this conclusion, because from the experience in Yale University, #(2)
above had been put into practice there some years ago with disastrous
results.  Now they met great difficulties in trying to withdraw the
Asian language materials from the stacks, regroup them together as a
unit, and recatalogue them in the LC classification.  'Never try it'
was his advice.
Despite situations that were time-consuming and brain-racking to meet,
our cataloguers have brought the gap between the annual totals of
monographs added (8,349 vols.) and of titles catalogued (6,300 vols.)
much closer than ever before.  Now we have one more problem on our
hands,  i.e., the cumulation of thousands of cards received since the
beginning of the fall term awaiting checking and filing! More staff
for Asian Studies? That would be the wildest of all wild dreams! Problems of space, staff, etc., are nothing new, neither is our
1970/71 project - compilation of a periodical holdings list in Asian
Studies.  In February, 1967, a list entitled: Periodicals in Asian
Studies in the University of British Columbia Library was published.
Since last September, our three cataloguers and two library assistants
started revising and updating it.  Besides the original four sections
in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Western languages, a new one is
added for abstracts and indexes.  If everything goes well, it may
appear as one of the Reference Publications next June in place of a
number of our List of Catalogued Books.
Since 1968, the major concern in Acquisitions has
been the technical processing end of the Division's
work.  In the last three years, an automated
operation has been designed and implemented in
order to cope with a number of problems a manual
operation could not handle as effectively.
In the last year or so, our interest has been
attracted outward by a number of developments
associated with our sources of supply.  Canadian publishers have long
been critical of libraries for attempting to obtain the best service
at the lowest cost by buying books abroad.  Pointing to the chronically poor financial condition of publishing companies, they have
claimed that library business is the difference between failure and
success and argued that institutions supplied by public funds should
spend their money in Canada so that jobs can be created and tax
revenue generated.  The recent sale of W.J. Gage and the Ryerson Press
has focused public attention on the plight of the publishing industry,
and attempts are being made from within the industry to influence
the government to restrict library buying abroad.
Increasing nationalism in Canada combined with evidence of protectionist attitude on the part of the Federal Government indicate that
libraries are in genuine danger of having their effectiveness reduced
by the creation of barriers to the best source of supply.  We shall
be following these developments very closely in the coming year. CATALOGUE DIVISION
In 1970 the Catalogue Division became the
Catalogue Divisions with each of the three
former subdivisions achieving divisional
status. This has a great number of advantages,
including not having one person fill out one
fourth of the rating forms of the system or
attempt to represent one fourth of the system's
staff at divisional heads' meetings.  The close cooperation of the
three divisions has continued through frequent quick meetings on
matters which arise of importance to all three and monthly meetings at
which public services and bibliographers are represented.
Current acquisitions continue to reach the shelves with a minimum of
delay - new monographs both LC and originally catalogued, added copies,
and added volumes.  The over 50,000 volumes acquired through the
taking on of the reading rooms are largely done.  Early in the new
year the last of the ZZ storage collection was brought into Cataloguing and is now in process and should reach the shelves by the end of
February.  One week each of twenty-eight people in the Division took
a bay each; the following week, each of fifty library school students
took three shelves each.
When the cards will reach the catalogues is another matter.  While
filing is reasonably current, the delay in printing and typing of
cards means that items listed in the authority file may not be listed
in the public catalogue for up to ten months. A computer print-out
gives author and title control of this material, but subject control
is lacking except that provided by call number on the shelf.  In an
effort to short circuit this whole problem, cards for current acquisitions are now being ordered from Richard Abel in those cases where
our practice and LC are totally compatible.  The cards are computer
produced using a complex program which provides us with complete sets
ready for filing except for the back marking on the location file card.
We hope that the Abel cards will allow our own typing force to catch
up with cards in progress and then proceed to finish off the retrospective title card typing project (books catalogued in the days of
the dictionary catalogue frequently lacked title entry - up to a third
of the collection is not listed by title). Shared cataloguing now has us exchanging catalogue copy with five
other Canadian universities, reducing further the number of titles
which must have original cataloguing.
The bulk of the Law Library monograph collection has been reclassified from author arrangement to the Moys classification, a classification developed in Africa for commonwealth libraries and built on
K to be LC compatible.  When the reclassification of the entire
collection is completed, a labelling project must be undertaken before
re-shelving can be done.
In sum: we are on the verge of having no book backlog whatsoever.
Next year at this time we hope to be able to say that about cards.
But then somebody just bought 2,000 volumes of Scottish history.
Oh we 11.
Last year at this time, Biblos published our
request that staff help us alleviate the overcrowding of the books in the main stacks by
each borrowing fifty to one hundred books per
month and keeping them at home until more
shelving space becomes available.  Despite the
obvious simplicity of this solution to a difficult problem, hundreds of staff failed to rise
shame on you all!) forcing Circulation to seek an
of action.  Then Woodward Library came gallantly
y) to the rescue by proudly showing off their new
ng a large area of compact shelving - empty shelving
to do then was decide which books to move into
orage area.  Hence, sprint time saw Circ. sampling
lection to determine what percentage of the books
d in the past 5 years, ten years, etc. As a result
it was determined that about 50,000 volumes could be
books which have not been borrowed for 10 years, or
Library since 1965 and have never been borrowed,
g in mid-October and good progress was being made
(The project got rolling again after the BIG SNOW
vent this year was the change in borrower's cards to
date student's cards in successive years instead of
to the occasion (
alternate course
(and inadvertentl
addition, includi
yet!  All we had
Woodward's new st
the main book col
have been borrowe
of thi s sampling,
moved if we took
have been in the
Books began movin
unti1 Christmas,
and will soon be
Another notable e
enable us to vali issuing new cards to everyone every year. This obviou
time., money and frazzled nerves - a good thing too, be
were frazzled enough this fall to last for several yea
this change, it was decided also to change from an 8 d
number to 10 digits. This meant changing all the facu
as staff and student cards. The operation was careful
that faculty, staff, extra-mural cards would be issued
tion week leaving us free to concentrate on the studen
best laid plans of mice and men..." etc., etc. The ca
delivered on time - hence all cards had to be processe
. then our advance publicity wasn't published in time,
certain members of Circulation staff felt they had bee
into the midst of Bedlam for a few weeks.
sly wi11 save
cause nerves
rs.  While making
i g i t bo r rowe r's
1ty cards as wel1
ly planned so
before registrats.  But - "the
rds were not
d simultaneously,
etc.,  Hence,
n transported
The other notable event of the year was a non-event.  The customary 25
to 30% increase in borrowing did not materialize this fall.  Borrowing
was up from last year but only slightly.  This does not mean that we
have too little work (Dear Boss - please note this point).  We were
extremely busy last year and maintaining the same level of borrowing
kept everyone very busy again this year.  But we were not as badly
inundated as we had feared we would be.  So it is with a fair degree
of composure and good spirits that we look forward to another busy
year.  It is in even better spirits that watch the construction of the
new Sedgewick Library - all the while scheming how to get the largest
possible share of the space Sedgewick will vacate in this building.
Bibliographers seldom do anything interesting
- most of the time we wallow in dusty (and sometimes dirty) books and journals and thumb through
shiny (but also sometimes dusty or dirty) new
During 1970 we (Graham Elliston and Linda Kwong
Joe) acquired spouses; we acquired also a biomedical bibliographer, Dr. Tony Jeffreys, who
lives In Woodward; we bought a large collection on Scottish
a new collecting field for UBC. We finally finished selecti
the Colbeck stock, and sold the 'goodies' to a local booksel
proceeds helped to pay for the Scottish collection.
hi story,
ng from
ler; the This writer, at least, insists that our most important acquisition
was new quarters in the administrative (!) wing on Floor 5.
Graham Elliston and Emily Woodward share a darkish corner with a
Flexowriter, but Dorothy Shields and Eleanor Mercer managed to
snaffle windows and handsome curtains.  Communication has improved
a great deal, and we can also keep an eye on Mr. Hamilton next door.
The most important acquisition in the Colbeck
Room during the past year is an electric heater
of uncertain origin and (we trust) modesc cost,
which has enabled the clerk-of-works - alternatively dubbed curate (and/or) - to emerge from
a cocoon-like bemusement, and to function more
normally, without mittens.  Lower down the scale,
we observe several items of autographs, including 422 sheets of A.L.S. of Frederic George Stephens to Holman Hunt
(Pre-Raphaelite and general art-world gossip) calculated, at least, to
arouse the envy of Texas, if not to stimulate even more disastrous
aberrations from the normal paths of living.  The more burdensome
programme for the filling of gaps in the author collections still
operates, though against the mounting leverage of an old-time obsession against prices, and a rather shameful prejudice against any good
thing coming out of Fraser's Book-Barrel.  However, no purchase has
exceeded, in value and importance, the 'free' provision (by a Patron
in Acquisitions who shall be nameless) of a rare, anonymous, Coleridge
item ("Omniana, or Horae Otiosiores": 2 volumes, 1812, original pale
blue boards, uncut.) which was ex Colbeck 'stock', and still leading
an aimless 'trolley'-existence, awaiting a more permanent home.  By
some mis-chance it was missing from the Collection; but this rara-
avis, a little bedraggled from its five thousand miles a-wing, is now
re-united and 'home'.
It is possible to report an increasing use of the Room by students and
general readers; though this is not always without amusing asides.
Recently a very nervous youth requested to see Hardy's 'Desperate
Remedies' and, despite dissuasion, maintained he needed the three-vol.
first edition, and that the ordinary book in the stacks was not adequate.  However, he might as well have used a copy of 'Great Expectations', for all he made of it: it was very promptly returned, and had
manifestly not met his requirements.
X.Y.Z.  (Anonymous) 1970 AT THE CRANE LIBRARY
The work which best describes 1970 at the Crane
Library is 'fabulous'.  Pardon us for enthusiastic outbreaks in an age in which enthusiasm is not
always the fashion, but we've really had a great
year!  First and foremost, it was a year of
people, very large numbers of people who all put
their heads together and made things happen.
Like the very fore-sighted and generous group
of people who made short shrift of our longrrange dreams, by allowing
the Crane Library to become a fully fledged campus branch library in
the fall of '69 rather than at some distant future date.  1970 was
really our first year of official operation, and by being part of the
Library system, we could offer our users a sophisticated service which
is quite unique in Canada. Now there are all the people in the Library who have a part in the functioning of this branch, and the mutual
process of getting to know one another is still going on and still
great fun.  Without these people - the ones in the Acquisitions Div.,
in Searching and Cataloguing, in Inter-library Loans, the Science Div.,
the Record Library and other branch libraries and in the Administration Office, the Crane Library could not exist.  Since we have such
a small staff, we must rely on the rest of the library staff more
heavily perhaps than any other branch.  (To all  these people, too
numerous to mention by name, we say a great big 'thank you' for their
help).  1970 also marked a significant increase in our collection.
Several hundred braille titles in literature and the general humanities were added.  In March the 1970 Graduating Class gave us a large
cash donation, which allowed us to take a very important step.  We
were able to buy and install several professional tape recorders so
that we could offer a transcribing service to our users, which allows
us to put print books onto tape.  Once again, large numbers of people
came to our aid, among them many library staffers who gave up an hour
per week to read in one of our three recording rooms.  Since May, we
were able to do about three hundred titles on tape.  Now we have purchased an electric typewriter which types in braille, and soon we
will be looking for volunteer typists, so that we may transcribe some
print books into braille. These will be bound and added to our collection.  1970 showed us that our service is indeed very much needed.
Our circulation topped the 10,000 mark during the year, (this figure
will probably double in 1971). This year also saw the beginning of
our information bulletin 'The Crane Library News' which lists our new
titles and features news to our users.  This bulletin, which is sent 10
to many university and college libraries across Canada, brought a
large number of requests for books and advice.  Our collection of
print materials on blindness and the blind grew significantly, and
we saw increasing numbers of general students being referred to us
by other branches.  During part of last summer, my wife and I were
in Europe, where, aided by a library study grant, I was able to visit
braille libraries, and publishing houses where we were able to work
out some nice concessions.
It's no wonder then that 1970 was a great year at Crane.  The list of
events and people could go on and on.  And 1971 looks even greater!
Out in the wide wide world of Bennettland beyond the frontiers of this tranquil campus are
489,596 children waiting to be shown the way to
virtue and the good life.  UBC's Faculty of
Education is currently conditioning some 4,000
warriors to carry on this heroic and nobel work.
We who man the gates of the Curriculum Lab.
(Education Library come love next, come workroom,
come wailing wall, etc.) are proud of the small part we play in this
vital operation.  However, can we be blamed if every so often we
entertain the thought that it would be nice if just a few of these
students could find somewhere else to go?  (There just has to be a
nicer place somewhere!)  It would also be nice if they and their professors would understand that only one or two people can read a given
item at any one time.
During 1970, in order to keep abreast of these hords and a circulation
of 185,651 we added a "full-time" stack attendant, hid our books behind a new wall, ripped out our old inefficient circulation desk, and
physically moved our AV materials and many of our books.  "Finally",
said we, "there is a chance that we can keep this monster under control." Ha! Ha! Ha!
Anyway, despite practicum pile-ups, sorting shelf backaches, endless
cards to file and rush books to process, obstinate ditto machines, and
all the rest of the troubles we've come to know so well there have
only been three of our 10 stalwarts leave and two of these are still
working in the Library.  Are we all crazy?
—— ft
A new year   is  here.     Talk of  an   Education  Library   remains  talk.
Book-hungry  students  are  prowling  our barren  aisles  stripped  clean
by  the early  birds.     The  February  teaching  session   is  coming up fast.
More course   readings  are on  the  processing  shelves.     Some eager
beavers  are even  asking  about  holds on AV materials  for the May
practicum.     But  then,   spring  and  holidays  are  coning  too.     We  can  cope.
We've  all   been  through  this  before.
Automation  finally  arrived   in  the   Fine Arts
Division  as "the machine" went   into action early
in January just   in  time  for our great  snowfall.
Those who now work on the desk have discovered a
need to develop arms and legs like a centipede in
order to operate turnstile, machine et al.
However, one thing must be noted;  Fine Arts
girls will never get too fat, they get too much exercise!
The three librarians remained with the Division during the year but
Library Assistants still continued to come and go.  Carole Wisdom
left for Britain in September, Maureen Devine moved into Carole's position and Louise Hamilton transferred from Acquisitions to become our
Sally Krieger resigned in May and her position as Library Assistant I
was filled by Jane Kidd who had never worked in the Library before.
The extra deluge of students who descended upon us in September
necessitated more student help which Jane Shinn has undertaken to
supervise very successfully. Jane has also coped with almost double
the quantity of reserve lists this year as the faculty seemed determined to overwhelm the students with reading.
Conferences and holidays took members of the division across the
continent and abroad. Melva Dwyer became the first Canadian president
of the Council of Planning Librarians at their New York meeting in
April; she also attended CLA in Hamilton and College Art Association
in Chicago.  Britain was her holiday destination.
Diana Kraetschmer attended the meeting of the Universities Art Association of Canada in Toronto and spent her holidays in Europe.
Peggy Wroblewski decided it was time she visited her home in Montreal,
while the Library Assistants tried British Columbia's choice of IX
places in which to relax.
One of our members decided that ground transportation wasn't really
exciting enough for her. Louise Hamilton qualified for her private
pilot's license this month, so now she really has stars in her eyes
as she dreams of taking off into those distant skies.
Finally, in order to live up to our image as a Fine Arts Division,
Buildings and Grounds was prevailed upon to paint us orange and mauve
instead of the usual cream and grey.  A real touch of gaiety has resulted which has been appreciated by both staff and students.
The Gifts and Exchange Division receives from
the various Divisions approximately twenty-five
cartons of duplicate journals in a month (except for one time when we got close to seventy
cartons of the "stuff" from a reading room.
I have not spoken to the guilty party since).
Some of you may wonder what we do with them.
It is really quite a simple matter.  With the help of a student, we
arrange them alphabetically and chronologically on a limited number
of shelves we have managed to grab.  There they stay until eventually
they get listed and then sent to libraries all over the world as exchange material.
The obvious reason for going through all the trouble instead of simply
destroying them is that we believe they could be invaluable to some
libraries for filling in gaps and replacing missing issues.  Those in
the Library who are involved in checking similar lists from other
libraries would probably understand our point of view.
We are happy to report that last year we sent out over eight thousand
issues of duplicate journals and for the first time in two years we
feel that we have the monstrous "stuff" under control.
1970 was  a busy year for Government  Publications  and Microforms.     We grew   in  all   directions.     We   received  a  total   of 63,820  publications  and we processed 59,871.     However,   our iS
processing  department,   in  a bid  to outdo our  receiving  department,
managed  to process 5,4l6  publications   in December,   passing our total
of 5,337  publications   received during  the  same period.     Eventually we
hope  to come out even.
As  far as microforms are concerned our collection  has   increased over
the past year by approximately  150,000 pieces  to   reach  a  total  of over
1,072,000.     Our printing  business has grown  to match and we now have 5
printers and  the  ability  to make prints  from all   our different  types
of microform.     In   I969 we made  approximately 3,400  prints.     In   1970
we  topped   12,000.
We,   ourselves,   have grown.     There are now  12 of us,   plus our 5  students,
and  this   is just about our limit until   we get a new home.     We also
grew  intellectually;   Lynda got  her B.A.
1970 was a busy year but   I   think we all   felt   it  to be a   rewarding one.
We worked steadily to   improve our  records  and  our files  are now a delight  to use.     (At   least  the majority of  them are and we  think  so!)
We must  have used a  ton of  tilt-tab  index cards.     Our working  area   is
not  that   large but we've   really enjoyed our windows.     And  as one customer  (female)   said   recently of our  reference  area,  "You  have made a
cozy  spot,   haven't you?"    Whether or not   reference  areas  should  be
cozy,   we  hope  so!
Humanities Division has remained alive and well
during 1970.  In the arrivals and departures
department, we bade a sad farewell to Barbara
Walden, her psychologist husband and her two
Siamese cats.  Barbara is now interlibrary lend-
l   fc i ing from the University of Minnesota and reports
I   M that all is well except that "Minnesota has no
L***0p»   I       mmint-ainciii  Barbara's successor is the multilingual Les Karpinski, whose talents (including bits of operatic arias
performed in the workroom) will add much to our scholarly image.
1970 publications include Reference Guide to Reviews and Guide to
Reference Materials in Hispanic Studies by Jennifer Gallup; Supplement
1970 to the Doukhobor Bibliography, Part I, Books and Periodical
Articles and A Doukhobor Bibliography, Part II, Government Publications by Maria Horvath.  To celebrate the publication of the latter,
Maria entertained her colleagues at a scrumptious "Doukhobor dinner" - '?
it was snowing so we did wear clothes.
Guides to material on English and American literature, comparative
literature, Religious studies, and linguistics are in the works.
Notable extra-curricular events of the year: Joan Selby finally made
it to Greece (this year she's threatening us with Ethiopia!), Joan
Sandilands has moved out of her pink and green attic into a real
apartment, and Jennifer has bought a sewing machine!
The Institute of Animal Resource Ecology Library,
better known as the Ecology Library, alias the
Fisheries Library, has undergone staff and decor
changes this past year.  The new faces include a
new Head Librarian, Carol Litz, and a new Library
Assistant III, Maria Shen.
A severe space shortage initiated a partial shift
of our technical reports from old wooden shelving
to 6 new metal double bays.  This should give us growi
next 6 months. At the same time we placed two single
shelving for current periodicals in the Seminar-Read in
expanded our display area and enabled us to change the
weekly. Other new furniture included a new catalogue
carrel 1 and table for the Kardex.
ng space for the
bays of sloped
g Room.  This
bank, a study
The collection continued to grow, especially the Collected Reprints
in Fisheries.  One hundred volumes were added to the collection last
year.  Our series of Translations in Fisheries also expanded, but not
as rapidly.  The exchange program with fisheries and hydrobiology
research institutions throughout the world continued and added greatly
to our collection.
Carol Litz
Statistics tend to be solemn little creatures,
unexciting, sometimes ignored and often completely
overlooked.  However, 1970, our I.L.L. statistics
are noted and loved by us all, having helped
prove that, like all other sections of the Library,
I.L.L. has continued to get increasingly busier
throughout the year.  (Occasionally we have to dig
Gladys and Wendy out from under the telex machine
at 5.00 p.m.!!) In May, I.L.L. moved to its new quarters across the main concourse
and now, at least, have room to park our book truck (newly-acquired
and noiseless) and our Safeway buggies.
Our most notable acquisition during the year was our own librarian,
Margaret Friesen; later in the year we added an L.A. II position, filled by Karen Peplow. Thus, I.L.L. now boasts 1 librarian, 5 full time
staff members and 1 student assistant.
Staff changes included losing Derica de Beauchamp-Roberts to her
native Bristol, England, and Margaret McCann as secretary to the 5th
floor "top brass". Derica and Margaret's positions were filled by
Monica Lomow and Wendy Beltramo respectively.
Our world travellers this year were Josie and Margaret who visited
England, Wales, and Scotland while Gladys represented us in California
over New Years.
A warning note to those who would place the following request with us;
Author:  Smith,? (not sure of spelling)
Title:  unknown but think subject is "love"
Date:  sometime before 1971
Please don't blame us if your request is delayed.
1970 brought some noticeable changes for the
Information and Orientation Services Division. Most conspicuous of these was the repositioning of the Information Desk from the
east side of the concourse to the west and
the very different appearance of the entire
area after its remodeling last summer.  The
change was necessitated by the expansion and
re-arrangement of the Main Card Catalogue and the Location File and
the need to make more efficient use of the space available.
The above occasion also provided the opprtunity to relocate the
Interlibrary Loan Service and the I. & O.S. staff offices from the
concourse to new quarters in the former southwest reading room adjoining it.  What a relief to have clean, fresh air, relative quiet, 1(0
and a view of the greenery and sky outside.  The change was a great
improvement for library users as well.
There were changes in personnel as well.  Dee Norris resigned and was
succeeded by Mrs. Nancy Kubesh at the beginning of this year.  Mrs.
Bianca Barnes was appointed as a half-time graphic artist last fall
when Merike Patrason asked to be reduced to half-time.
Among the new publications the division brought out during the year
were a map brochure showing locations of branch libraries, with summaries of their holdings and the collections in reference divisions
of the Main Library; a "Problems?" sheet which lists most frequently
asked questions about library use and their answers; and a two-page
information sheet about the UBC Library for visitors and prospective
Over 2,200 students took the guided tour of the Main and Sedgewick
Libraries last fall.  Of this number, 1641 toured the Library as members of a class - English 100 mostly, with a few Arts I sections.
The I. & O.S. staff also gave guided tours for a half a dozen public
school groups.
All in all, we felt it was a rather good year.
"Alice went on growing, and growing, and very
soon had to kneel down on the floor; in another
minute there was not even room for this, and
__ she tried the effect of lying down with one
£ elbow against the door, and the other arm curled
'A rour|d her head.  Still she went on growing, and,
  :~r~^r<,vzi; as a last resource, she put one arm out of the
window, and one foot up the chimney, and said to herself 'Now 1 can do
no more, whatever happens.  What wi 11 become of me?'
 Which is what we're beginning to wonder when we survey the Law
Library in 1971.
With six-hundred students of enormous vitality, and only 323 seats
in the building, we are rapidly approaching the heady phenomenon called ecological collapse. A permanent staff of ten, including three
librarians, is bravely plodding onward in chaos not unlike a combination of the Grey Cup and the siege of Jericho.  (No, that is not n
a permanent cocktail party you hear whenever you phone.  It might be
just another soccer game by the shelflist though, Honest.)
Despite such diversionary activities, during the past year we have
managed to set several records: 4600 volumes added and a circulation
of 86,257. A healthy dint has also been made in our uncatalogued
We are presently planning to put a large number of little-used books
into basement storage. Also eventually to get the nineteen feet of
unfiled catalogue cards into the catalogue, and about one-thousand
loose labels attached to the right books.
During 1970, use of the Map Division increased
by about 50% and the annual conference of the
Association of Canadian Map Libraries was held
at U.B.C.  These two things made it a very
busy year.
The three day conference, attended by map
librarians and others interested in maps from
Canada and the United States, involved not only the planning of
social events, reserving accommodation, booking rooms, printing
programs etc., but also planning the programme and finding speakers,
as Maureen Wilson was President of the Association for 1969/70.
With considerable help from Frances Woodward of Special Collections,
the staff survived and even to their surprise enjoyed the conference
when it took place during an unexpected June heatwave.
Because of the large increase in the use of maps, space for study is
now shorter than ever. Most students have to use the tops of map
cases and work standing up.  Shortage of storage space is getting
crucial too, as the verdict came over from Physical Plant that no
more map cabinets could be added to our storage area, or the whole
lot might descend forthwith into the Science Division below.  Future
applicants for jobs in the Map Division remember this,
dangerous occupation!"
It's a It
Despite the mysterious diversion of our new
shelving to the Music Library, it was rescued
before it was too late, and set up in the
former study room next door, providing much
needed space.  The remaining reading area has
been refurnished with comfortable armchairs
which are conducive either to brief consultation
with books or journals or to more prolonged
periods of sleep - either way, the library is reportedly quieter than
in previous years!  It's just as busy, however: circulation went up
another 22% last year and is still climbing.
The President Gage Teaching Collection is now on display.  This collection, representing the Math Library's share of Professor Gage's
I969 Master Teacher Award (he donated the whole cash award to the UBC
Library) contains interesting and appropriate reading for budding
mathemat icians.
Staff news seems to center on ways of getting out of the cold.  Lynda
Neal chose the warmth of California for her holidays in December.
Showing equal foresight, Sui Cheong Siu enjoyed the snowiest part of
the Vancouver winter in Hong Kong on a long-awaited visit with his
family.  Staying closer to home, Jack Mcintosh got married December
12 (to Judy LOWE, children's librarian at VPL) and spent a few days
on sunny (?) Vancouver Island.
In the Music Library circulation has increased,
the number of acquisitions has increased and
everybody's busier than the proverbial one-
armed paper-hanger.  So what else is new? Well,
for those who are interested, we are quickly
acquiring a very fine collection of recordings
related to ethnic music and since June, two new
inmates (staff), those being Grace Edie, who replaces Eve
and Larry Thiessen.  Eve is now a student in Music and one
best customers.       ^5   ffl        >  .a
of ou r 11
Prebindery has just completed another successful
year. We have forged ahead from the peak of
success to the peak of success; like a great
rolling tide.  Occasionally dipping between the
rolls but always coming out on top. (We float
Our complete success might be attributed to the
fact that we have nothing to report.  Not one single figure.  Some
small waves were made when the Library awarded the binding contract
to Brown Brothers in Kelowna, but nothing engulfing. A new contract
comes up for bids in July.  The date of the contract will effect those
people who make up their divisional binding. An interim binding
schedule will be compiled carrying the schedule from April to the end
of July.  In August a new twelve month binding programme will come into
operation. So, those concerned with binding schedules will be asked
within a short time to make their wants known.
While on
thei r di
year has
bind ing
very pie
the subject of schedules; personnel who prepare binding for
visions have reached many peaks too.  Not once throughout the
anyone been late or missed sending their full quote of
to Prebindery.  The cooperation we have received has made a
asant working atmosphere.
ry's statistics will not be ready until after the fiscal year,
ly)  However, a confident forecast can be made of the year
nineteen seventy one oblique seventy two.
Sometime after the oblique and before seventy three, Prebindery will
go broke.  There is just not enough stretch in the budget to girdle
the gap. And that's a snappy ending!
Each year this report to Biblos poses a problem,
shall we brag, expound statistics or adopt the
light approach, but howsoever we chose to sing
our praises, the staff in Reading Rooms Division
like the rest of the "workers" in the Library
laboured hard for their bread, possibly so hard,
that we had some staff changes'. ao
Vera Niessen left in May for Montreal.  Vera's husband upon graduation as an Electrical Engineer, having sold his talent to Northern
Electric for Mother Bell's bread, (no relation to Bill Bell).  Vera
had done so much to organize the Science reading rooms in the ways of
the Library and to formulate the working arrangements between the
Division, SD and the reading rooms.  However, to fill the gap we were
able to welcome back Cathy Taylor from two years in Tanzania.  Cathy
while in Dar-is-Salaam had become quite clued to the problems of
emerging libraries in emerging Africa and was a logical candidate to
solve problems in reading rooms.  And, so she has, Cathy's greatest
talents being in her ability to placate certain applied science
Faculty members by locating long strayed conference proceedings and
symposia.  In July, Claire Gagne - "Girl Friday" of the Division,
left to become another lady with the lamp, nursing having greater
appeal than typing, filing and call numbers.  With a big smile and a
willing hand for all, Bev Richmyre took over the hot typewriter.
The months rolled on, and come October, Heather Hodgins, seeking more
pay, greater responsibilities (and we hope more work) moved over to
Woodward as LA IV Circulation.  Heather turned-over her reading rooms
in the Social Sciences to Rosemary Cragg, who came to Vancouver from
Ottawa, via Sussex University England.  (Skiing, Rosemary's sport is
better in B.C.)  Rosemary having worked in the Dept. of Agriculture
Library with problems of wheat sales to China, chicken wars and B.C.
apples had a most apt background for the social sciences.  In December Gerri Minaker, who some will remember in Library Delivery a
year ago, or so, joined the Division to work in the Faculty of Arts
reading rooms.
Material achievements during 1970 saw four more reading rooms organized, Comparative Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, and
Physiology.  The reading room collections were catalogued into the
Library system, considerable house cleaning and up-dating with
judious weeding, and some 3000 volumes added to collections and a
rapport developed with departments in the function of reading rooms
and for the service provided by the Library.  Undoubtedly one of
the most important functions of the Division is the contribution to
better liaison relations between faculty departments and the Library. a/
RECORD LIBRARY - Notes from the Underground.
Here in the cellar we're having another big
year.  Circ. is up 5 to 10 per cent but the
big increase is in internal use, up around 25%.
This has happened because Baz gave us twelve
shiny, new record players.
Alison Glass has departed after two and a half
years service and gone to live in Edmonton for
a change of scene (she says). My idea of a change of scene would be
Hawaii but we do not argue with the ladies.  Ruth Bradshaw has come
from Woodward Library to take over from Alison in the big smile and
snappy service department.
In case there is anyone who hasn't heard, the Record Collection will
be moving into the new Sedgewick Building upon its completion, a
year and a half from now.  It will occupy an area on the top floor
just south of the main entrance.  This area will be about four times
the size of the present location and will provide about twice as much
record storage, in browser boxes, and three times as many listening
stations.  Instead of sitting in a cramped, elbow to elbow position
as at present, there will be 78 separate carrel Is with the record
players on shelves, providing the listener with adequate study space.
The listening area will be separated from the office and reference
desk by the storage area and this should make listening, whether for
study or pleasure, a quiet, pleasant experience.
The Science Division's annual report for 1970
shows the usual ups and downs. Among the "ups"
we count the arrival of Heather Keate (Science
Bibliographer) in February and Jack Mcintosh
(Math/Science librarian) in June.  Jack not only
took the Mathematics Library off our hands, he
also spent half his time providing relief at the
reference desk and in between managed to produce an updated version of the Brief guide to refe
electrical engineering.  Heather became one of us, i
dump problems on, in double quick time - even if officially she is
our guest... Another welcome and helpful guest was Cathy Taylor
(Reading Rooms) who has kept up the good work of trying to keep the
Science Reading Rooms in check.  Ann Severson left for the Cataloguing Division in September but we retaliated by stealing Gisela
Mallue from them. 1-1.
ce materials
some one to Z2
Among the "downs" we may count the ever receding prospect of a new
Science Library (to which Ture Erickson may say: - you don't know
what you're missing). Our hopes were high at one point but it now
looks as if we shall have several more years to prepare ourselves and
to build our new catalogue.  The latter, so far, has proved to be a
mixed blessing.  If last year we thought we were being deluged with
paper products, we could now add catalogue cards to the list.  The
avalanche of cards we receive from the Cataloguing Division, which we
then have to sort and file, must be seen to be believed.
Our annual collection measuring project showed an overall growth of
7%, somewhat below the 9i% average which may be just as well if we
are going to be in the same quarters for some years to come.
Real crises there were not, unless one counts the day when in the
middle of the rotating postal strikes (remember them?) our Telex paper
supply ran out - almost.
In retrospect it was not a bad year - and: "may we take this opportunity to thank all our colleagues for their kind cooperation!"
The Sedgewick Library once more enjoyed a busy
year.  The collection passed the 100,000 volume
count and circulation topped half-a-mi11 ion items.
With these increases, the space problem became
even more acute.  It is with great interest, and
anticipation then, that we watch the construction
progress of the "New Sedge".
Planning for the new building has of course been of major concern
during the last year - and will continue through this one.  We continue to try to duplicate heavily used reference material and periodicals, and we hope to obtain some journal material on microfilm when
we move. The Main Library reference divisions have helped immeasurably by passing on purchase suggestions to us, and will continue to
do so.
Course materials proliferate both in scope and in depth.  Five years
ago we would have been amazed and somewhat staggered to receive requests for materials on "costume design in Bolt's A Man for Al1
Seasons", "erosion detritus in the lower Fraser Valley", and "history
of the Mennonites in North America".  We do not now, take these in
stride, but as we build the collection, we are somewhat better equip- X3
ped to handle them than before.  Requests for articles from Ferwe1's
New Currents, Problems of Communism, and Pod Znamenem Marxisma have
however given us an occasional twitch.
In an effort to bolster our more heavily used areas, a buy of extra
copies (plus some new material that was available) was made in Portland in December. Many of these are already catalogued and on our
shelves now for circulation.
Richard Hopkins became an assistant head of Sedgewick in August -
moving from the reference desk.  We miss Terry Haughian and Georgina
Henderson who left us during the year (Terry to Social Sciences and
George to England) but we have three new graduate librarians who we
think are "tops", Shelley Criddle, Helene Meloche and Julie Stevens.
Diana Fraser was mainly responsible for selecting some 16,500 volumes
for the Sedge shelves last year, in addition to finding herself the
"veteran of the reference staff".
Many new faces came and went during the year, but one that remains to
give her usual steady performance is Janet Lenko, who became one of
the few L.A. V's in the library during the year.
In fine, a busy, but crowded year.
It was the year of the transfer in Serials
Division with the Acquisitions Kardex leading
the way. One half of the 5,000 titles contained in the present Kardex have been transferred with the completion to come in 1971.
The Reading Room transfer is completed with only
the correspondence and problems to be dealt with.
This has added some 25 new locations to the Serials Print-Out so watch
for the new abbreviations in the listings.
The tubs of Check In cards were also transferred in 1970... the advent
of the new carbon backed Check In cards enabled us to discard the large tub files and Check In on lists. A saving of space and staff time.
Our staff has grown considerably in the past year.  We have added
three new positions to help with expanding work, and we also receive
help from the Vancouver City College library assistant trainee one day
a week for 3 months. **
On  the  travel   scene one of our  staff members was off to the C.L.A.
Conference   last year  (the  first  Library Assistant  to attend  from  UBC)
We   look  forward   in   1971   to  the  automated  order/invoice  system,   the
completion of  the Acquisitions  transfer,   programming   improvements   in
the existing  Check-In  section,   and  automated printouts  for all.
And  to close with  some statistics  gathered for you  by your helpful(?)
2,000    Backfile orders placed
8,000    Claims  sent
36,000    Transactions  submitted  to the holdings  file
26,000     Changes  to  the master  record  file  and  last
but  not   least...
25,000    New entries  to the Serials  system.
Ho Hum'     On with   '71
Harrington to S.F.U.
1970 marked several staff changes in the
Division - Terry Haughian joined us from Sedgewick, and we added Diane Goudey, Ann Murdoch
and Wies Van den Wyngaart to the Staff.  We bade
a sad farewell to Doreen Li 1 ley - a wrench indeed for the Division and all her long-time
friends on the staff, and lost Liz Fussell to
Library School, Nicki Guffey to Toronto, Kathy
and Trixie Korver to motherhood.
Through the second term of 1970 we continued our bibliography lectures/
tours and conducted 21 in that period.  To complement the lectures
work continued on our bibliographies, and Marilyn Dutton's GUIDE TO
REFERENCE MATERIALS IN ECONOMICS was published.  Iza Fiszhaut's political science bibliography has been assembled, and an edited version
printed for use with her lectures.  Librarians in the Division were a
peripatetic crew this year, attending conferences in California,
Ottawa, Florida, Germany and Vancouver. SOCIAL WORK LIBRARY
A compact year, showing steady performance and
high mileage for the Social Work Library.
Going full speed, with no idling, the turnover
in hard/softwear (its and us) was nil. All
parts are still in top running order.  Simply
continue payments George, and drive on.  (Whatever happened to the swimming pool and the rear
lane ? ed).
The national theme of Canada this past year has
been to stop inflation, and guess what Special
Collections did! The staff inflated from five
members to seven. Two new staff have been on our
high priority want list for some time, and we welcome Judy Combs from Seattle who is now in charge
of our manuscript collections, and Laurenda
Daniel Is, wife of the esteemed Roy, who is setting
up a university archives programme.  We had sane comings and goings
amongst the rest of our staff - the "goings" spread out from the Chil-
cotin to New Zealand, and our other newcomer, who ascended into
"heaven" from Circulation, is Rue11 Smith.
Our most notable acquisition last year was, of course, the Dali Alice.
In the field of manuscripts our more notable acquisitions included
the papers of the late Father George Forbes, historian of the Oblate
Fathers in the Pacific Northwest; papers of Dr. W.J. Rose, founder of
U.B.C.'s Slavonics Department; some papers received from the Jericho
Army Base before the lavender hill mob took over; and records of the
Amalgamated Transit Workers' Union from 1901 to 1963, so therefore we
shouldn't be blamed for the current withdrawal of their services.
We had one invasion last summer when the Vancouver Branch of the
American Records Management Association, devoted to the preservation
of company records, held a special meeting in the Special Collections
Division for the purpose of a first hand glimpse of our manuscript
collections. A bigger invasion, of course, was Open House when, we
hope, you all noticed the elaborate display we presented in the Main
Concourse.  We did feel a little smug in having a full-time commissionaire standing guard over our treasures! xC
Just  before Christmas our main  service counter erupted  and gave birth
to a   fabulous display case,   initiated  by John Gray  (the  Library's
coin buff),  who has  set up  a permanent  display of Canadian coins.   Our
clientele has  become   less   impatient with tardy pages,   as  a  result of
this   innovation.
We're going  steady with  the programmers  again,   who have  set up   light
housekeeping   in  some of the carrel Is on  Floor 8.
No annual   report   is complete without  statistics.     Lest we give  the
impression  that we are   running  a fun house,  our circulation  statistics
more than doubled   in  the   1970  Fall   Term as compared with   1969,   rising
from 2,800  to 6,200  for the  September-December period.
Due to lack of space and growth of staff i.e. -
a new Division Head - Don Dennis, and a new Programmer - John Campbell, the programmers moved
to a new location and now occupy four study
carrells in Special Collections.  While reading
in their new location, they have managed to produce three new lists to further add to the confusion.  The first was a Catalogued I terns list
which lists all books which have been recently catalogued but do not
yet have cards in the files.  The second, at long last, is a list of
the Backlog which is available in title form on floor seven.  The
third is a list of books on order and in process.  It differs from the
original list in that books are listed by title instead of author.
They also added new codes to these lists to make it easier to tell
where books are when they are in process.
Systems also took on the massive project of organizing all the forms
used in the library and putting them into some reasonable format so
that they may be sent to various printers for bids.  In addition they
helped out with the transfer of the monographs and continuations from
the Acquisitions Kardex to Serials.
The Keypunch/Flexowriter room also gained this year.  In addition to
a Keypunch Supervisor - Lilly Wilson and a new Keypunch position, they
managed to further crowd the room by adding a new Keypunch Machine and
another Verifier. *7
■  5»™N^ ^f) 'n spite of two June events, one official and one
/J*^ f \ f&sf unofficial, to celebrate the opening of the
if If \ _^^v"7 9^ Woodward Biomedical Library Extension, neither
/ l. V r^^^1^ C^^_ tne building or the furnishing has yet been com-
1    J^ZZf jL^^a pleted.  We are now looking forward to once again
0 having a Main Entrance on our East face, and to
having our study and stack areas vacated by the Medical Faculty Administration who are temporary tenants during the construction of the adjoining IRC building to the East.
(For those who missed it there was a reception for library staff on
June 6 and a public reception with distinguished British visitors on
June 10).
Two staff members who occupied the original building left.  Dr. Hildegard Waasa Spaulding, who had tended the Memorial Collection from
birth to adulthood, retired, & took with her all the resident pyschi-
atric and medical advice which had sustained numberous staff members
over the years. Mrs. Anita Harris, who had looked after the Circulation Division from infancy to monsterhood, took her expertise away
with the expectation that house and home would easily supplant the
frustrations of life in the library.  Dr. Francis Valadez, who stayed
with us as history librarian for less than a year, returned to UCLA
to undertake a teaching position.  She ran a mighty interesting history
contest while she was here.
The whole staff was very involved in civic politics this year when
our chairman (Dr. Gibson) ran for mayor.
We acquired a number of outstanding items to add to our collection
including a collection of Darwin letters, and Harvey's de Motu coris
on the occasion of the June Opening.  We persuaded (?) Mr. Cummings
at the Branch that a portrait of Harvey owned by the Faculty of Med.
would well grace the Sherrington Room walls.
To keep track of all the persons who leave fire doors "illegally" we
have a marvellous console and claxon system which chills the blood of
the library staff but little deters the odd persistent offender.
Bells are ringing in Woodward! if
In the annual report for the Catalogue Division
of 1957/58 we are told that "last fall the
Division's backlog began to grow at an alarming
rate".  The report goes on to note that some of
the increase in the backlog could "be attributed to the loss of Basil Stuart-Stubbs in
November" when he left Cataloguing for Serials
MacMillan's millions seven years later, a gift of three million to
be spent for books in three years, shot an "alarming" 1958 backlog
of 3,635 to 60,000 with another 20,000 in process.  It was not until
almost ten years later, 1967, that volumes ceased being placed in
backlog.  In the meantime this backlog of uncatalogued material had
been computer listed and shelved in accession number order to become
the infamous "ZZ" collection housed in "Mysteria" on stack level 1.
In 1967/68 with materialsno longer being added to the backlog,
cataloguing of this material was undertaken about about 1,000 volumes
per month along with the current acquisitions of the library.  During
this time materials were also removed on request and circulated, to
be catalogued upon return.  Two thousand volumes were inadvertantly
dropped from the machine records.  By 1970 the records reflected so
poorly the actual contents of the collection that not only was time
being lost by Circulation in Cataloguing attempting to locate material requested, but many titles in the backlog were being inadvertantly repurchased.  In February of 1971 the last fifty some odd
bays of the ZZ collection were moved from Mysteria to the Cataloguing area and work began in earnest to make backlogs of books a thing
of the past at UBC.  The first week in February each of 25 professionals and senior subprofessiona]s in Cataloguing took one bay,
and in that week did a crash searching and cataloguing job.  (The
number of professionals in the Division dropped from 26 to 16 between 1967 and 1970).  After skipping a week the same operation was
repeated with each of fifty library science students taking one half
bay.  All of ZZ is now in process.  Well before the end of this
academic year only current acquisitions should be in Cataloguing,
with all books receivec two weeks to six months previously classified,
on the shelf, and listed in the authority file and recently catalogued
printout.  (All but about 100 books per month are priority catalogued
or receive LC copy before the end of the six month LC card copy waiting period.
-■'■ *f
Fortunately Richard Abel and Company is able to provide computer
produced cards not only for much of our current intake but also for a
goodly portion of the former ZZ collection, thus freeing the typists
in Preparations to work on the cards in process for materials catalogued during the past ten months.  By the end of the next academic
year it is hoped that cards can be as current as monographs, added
copies, and added volumes are now.
It all started in January when Irene left
and went to Kamloops.  Leona stepped in to
fill the breach, but no sooner was she
settled than Pat caught the moving bug and
in April departed for Europe.
And so Cathy came.  But still the migrations continued and in October Mab left
for South America, Australia, Europe and,
given time, probably the rest. But that's anticipating. At last
report she was hopping around Peru with one leg in a cast, while back
on the farm Clair had arrived and was nobly performing all her onetime chores.
To complete the tale fittingly the sole survivor of the original
four should probably have gone to the moon or somewhere else out of
this world but that's our project for another year.
And more than these various movements of people there is nothing of
note to record from this outpost.
PERSONNEL """'    : '
The major development this year was the appointment of Erik de Bruijn
as Administrative Services Librarian to undertake personnel work pertaining to supporting staff.  Progress in this area has now speeded up
and we can expect many changes and improvements now that one person can
devote his full time to this activity.
Other progressive developments have been the codifying into policy of
several personnel matters and the very useful work done by the newly
created Ombudsman Committee, Committee on Salaries and Benefits of
Supporting Staff and the Staff Room Committee.  The Library also had
a staff representative on the University Superannuation Committee.
And let's not forget the Administrative Resources Committee.
A Hearty Welcome To:
Janice LofStrom
Karen Cowgi11
Louise van den Wijngaart
Ruth Fahlman
Joy Korman
Pat Howard
Ginny Read
Kathy Millar
Anne Von Renesse
Barbara  Wragg
John  Uzaraga
Susan  Carter
Hilda  Uit  den  Bosch
Penne  Roberge
Frances  Haywood-Farmer
Wi 11i am  Dudley
Sandi Lindberg
Susan Harrison
Marsha Kettleman
Carolyn Gee
Jan Clark
.inch Op.
1 1
1 II
k Attendant
Secretary 1 1
1 1 1
Keypunch Operator
L.A. I
Catalogue Div.
Soc. Sc.
Acquisi tions
Ci rculat ion
Serial s
Ci rculation
Woo dwa rd
Ci rculat ion
Spec. Col 1.
Sedgewi ck
Catalogue Div.
Congratulations To:
Michael Jessen
Ruth Bradshaw
Janet Maier
Jane Ainsworth
Helen Schmidt
1    Cat.
L.A. 1
II    Cat.
L.A  1
1     Record
1    Curr. Lab.
L.A. 1
II    C i re.
L.A. I
1     Curr. Lab
L.A. 1
1     Law
We Say Farewell To:
Cinda Herndle
Shiela Cul1inan
Nicki Guffey
Barbara Ross
Bertha Klienhenn
Connie Papin
L.A. I
Keypunch Operator
L.A. I
Sec. II
L.A. Ill
Catalogue Div.
Social Sc.
Acqu i si t ions
Catalogue Div,
Sedgewick FarewelIs Cont'd,
Francis Langston
Diane Douglas
Elizabeth Brock
Alison Glass
Jennifer Standing
Robert Johnson
Janice Ray
Marlene Pereverzeff
Albert Brookhouse
Vivian James
Debby Dubelko
Margaret Murray
Sally Powell
Lenore Mann
Marnie Baer
Jane Johnson
Jo-Ann Pegoraro
Robert Gander
David Kent
L.A. I
L.A. I
Sec. I I
L.A. Ill
L.A. Ill
Keypunch Operator
Stack Attendant
L.A. I
L.A. I
L.A. 1
Assist. Ml
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Record Col 1.
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Spec. Coll.
Catalogue Div,
Curric. Lab.
Catalogue Div,
Acqu isitions
. ! ' ! "  ty
IT'S up up and away with Louise
Hamilton of Fine Arts.  Louise
has qualified for her private
pi lot's 1icence.
APPEARING in the Greater Vancouver
Operatic Society's production of
Annie Get Your Gun is Bernie Olson
of the Woodward Library.
NORMAN COLBECK returned from Spain
and Joan Selby should be full of
information regarding her recent
trip to Greece.
Elliston who were married at
Christmas.  Graham is Serials
Bibliographer and the new Mrs.
Elliston was the former Ilsa Gra-
vitis of Cataloguing.
BARBARA ROSS of Acquisitions was
married to her Jeff in January and
has now set up housekeeping in Germany.
MISS NG of Asian Studies is back
from Hong Kong and Hawaiian tans
are much in evidence at the Woodward Library. Diana Kent, Lydia
Lobach & Anna Leith have all spent
time in the sun.  Anna apparently
escaped the B.C. snows but not the
bus strike as Hawaii was also experiencing a transit strike at the
time of her visit there.
receive an
MLS which
is in 1ine
with other
professional degrees .
lost Kay
Tomiye for
awh i1e.
Kay has
started a leave of absence to
await the special event - more
on that next month - we hope.
EMILY CARR display in Spec.
Collections.  The display coincides with the issue of a postage stamp commemorating the
100th anniversary of her birth.
It includes prints - books by
and about Miss Carr, letters
written by her to Nan Lawson
Cheney and 16 pots made by Miss
Carr. These have been generously
loaned by a member of the faculty.
TAKE A LOOK at the Mr. & Mrs.
Jules Loeb collection in the Art
Gallery (downstairs) March 2-17.
It is an exhibition of a private,
historical collection of Canadian Painting.
THE SCHOOL of Librarianship has had
its proposed two year program approved by the Board of Governors.  The
program is scheduled to begain in
September of this year.  Grads will
FINALLY - we have seen a familiar name on the publication THE
RUSSIAN FACTORY IN THE 19th Century. Mikhail I. Tugan-baranov-
sky translation of the 3rd edition by Arthur Levin and CLAORA
Clay  now works   in the Woodward Library.
'Ti1   next month. 3f
The Main Library Smorgasbord held Tuesday December 22nd produced
mountains of food of incredible variety and a taste tempting banquet
for all the staff throughout the day.  There were also plenty of leftovers for the next day. A great vote of thanks must go to every
member of the staff who participated and that must have been about
Many prizes were drawn for during the day and herewith a list of the
prize winners including the beautiful orchids grown and donated by
Bert Hamilton of the Administration.
Orchids were presented to:   Bottles of Christmas cheer went to:
Joan Sandilands, Hum. John McKinlay, Cat.
Joo Sim,     Cat. Mary Magrega,   Cat.
Heather Hodgins, Woodward       Christine Adams, Gov. Pubs.
Katherine Walters, Circ.        Rosemary Cragg, Reading Rooms
Susan Mathew, Cat.
Sally Powell, Cat.
Francis Woodward, Sp. Coll.
Boxes of Chocolates, Nuts, Biscuits
etc., were won by;
,,,-.,    _ _ To Kuan, Cat.
Wendy Chambers, Soc. Sc.        n.   „'   ,. . . c ,
' .,     ' Diane Butterfield, Sedge.
Pam Matheson, Circ. _.  .   r. _'
' Desiree Cheung, Cat.
The beautiful Christmas Jana Abramson, Prebindery
Poinsettas went to Man Woong Jane Kidd, Fine Arts
Pyo of Circ.     The Gingerbread Pauline Kirman,   Cat.
House to Pat Bolton of Sys- Steve Johnson, Serials
terns, and a Record to Jose-   u .  „     r - .      ..  *,_. ft_
i.  r.  .cr * r. Maja Maros of Cat. won the $10.00
phine Cuff of Cat. -    ,, ,  ^-c*.  r     ^-c-     4.  n.
K Super Value Gift Certificate, Wynne
Anderson of Circ. the Wire Sculpture
and Kay Tomiye of Serials took home the
very charming ornament.
Unfortunately, the Library Assistants Wine and Cheese Party at the
Cecil Green Park in January had to be cancelled owing to unusually
severe winter weather (can hear those chortles across Canada) however,
the draw for the Dinner for Two at the Bayshore Hotel value $20.00 -
was won by Janet Taggart of the Map Division and the bottle of
Crackling Rose went to Francis Woodward of Special Collections.
THAT CHRISTMAS PHOTO CONTEST was won by Lynda Moss of Gov. Pubs, who
correctly identified 12 out of the 14 pictures.  The Biblos staff wish
to extend a very warm thanks to the wives, daughters and friends who
produced those wonderful photos of our "victims".  By all reports this /*
seems to have been a very entertaining and popular contest.  The
correct answers, if you still have a copy of the Christmas Biblos
handy, are listed below.
Photo No.  1. Bill Bell of the Front Office.
2. Lynne Maclver also of the Front Office.
3. Bert Hamilton again from the Front Office.
4. Yvonne Forsythe of Cataloguing.
5. Pat LaVac.  Law Library and your Editor.
6. Anna Leith of Woodward Library.
7. Suzanne Dodson.  Government Publications.
8. Himself.  Basil Stuart-Stubbs.  Front Office.
9. Rita Butterfield, Circulation.
10. Nick Omelusik, Acquisitions.
11. Erik de Bruijn, Front Office.
12. Tom Shorthouse.  Law Library.
13. Joan Selby, Humanities.
14. Ture Erickson.  Sedgewick.
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