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Array V.   2,   NO.   4 OF THE  U.B.C.   LIBRARY  STAFF NEWSLETTER    JANUARY  1966
KY1MO
G> January 1st, I965 - the year of Dust and Din, 1964, was over.
Most departments had moved into their nev*, quarters and the "3 B's"
sat in their respective "royally appointed" offices and contemplated a period of steady expansion and harmonious living.  The
occasional ceiling fell and the odd newly installed light fixture
dripped water whenever it rained but these were minor details to
be dealt with calmly and efficiently (no comment please - this
is my editorial).
Then WHAM!  February brought startling headlines. A generous benefactor, a stunned if grateful staff and a new era crashed
on the Library.  The walls shrank, the floor space receeded and a
five year expansion plan became, overnight, a mere stop-gap
programme.
We of the Biblos staff decided that the January issue of
our favourite magazine would be an excellent place, in the tradition of good reporting, to review I965 and the immediate effects
of our good fortune, as well as what we can expect in this year.
We are grateful to the division heads who have provided
us with reports, especially as they are all extremely busy
people.
P.L.
THIS ISN'T SUCH A BAD PLACE TO WORK DEPARTMENT
All rumours to the contrary, 1965 has been a most rewarding and outstanding year for Library personnel, and we feel that
now is the time for our "Battling B's" to take a bow - for
battling on our behalf, that is.
It is astounding to realize that within our staff of 225
there have been 70 promotions during the last 6 months alone,
and it takes little mathematical genius to figure that this is
a tremendous percentage and deserves a vote of thanks.
Also this year two projects very dear to the hearts of
our "King B's" have been achieved.
First a promotional series that makes it possible for a
non-graduate to be appointed as a Clerk I and with experience
gained over a period of time to progress through to Senior
Library Assistant.  This of course opens the possibility that many more of the clerical staff will stay and make a career of
1ibrary work.
The second major breakthrough was the reclassification of
21 positions in the Library.  This has resulted in a far better
balancing of positions.  Not too many Indians at the bottom and
too few chiefs at. the top.  Now there is a very healthy corp in
the middle.  This again opens more opportunities for promotion.
Another point of interest is that the staff has increased
from 123 to 225 in a short two years.
As for the future we can safely predict that our front office
will be right in there battling to give us even greater financial
benefits and better working conditions.
ACQUISITIONS (Ordering Section)
This year must have been one of the most exciting in the
history of the department and certainly, with MacMillan gift the
first year within its annals that money for the ordering of books
was not the prime consideration,
January 1st, 1965, we started with 12 members of staff; by/
the end of the year were 21,
January 1965 saw an overage of 150-200 volumes a day going
to cataloguing.  In January I966, 400-500 volumes were processed.
This will give a little idea of the enormous increase in production.
In February 1965 it was estimated that we should spend 828,
000.00 dollars in the fiscal year 1965-66, but by December 31st
expenditures were 704,751.73 and Acquisitions had encumbered
279,455.61 not counting whatever Serials, Gov, Pubs., Law, the
Record Library, and the Map Div. had on order.  Thus, by the
end of the fiscal year we might spend 1,200,000.00.  The
Sinclair Collection is an additional gift from Mr. MacMillan
and is not counted in the above figures. 4
Early in 1965 we started on our Continuation File (November
Biblos) in Kardex form.  At first it contained mostly orders
transferred from Serials Division but soon we were transferring
orders from our own Order File.  It is now rapidly being filled
with new orders.
The Books-in-Print programme was strergthened in January,
1965 with the institution of a purchasing plan with Richard Abel
& Co.  This brings us° on approval, and scon after publication,
new orders were started for books published in Britain, Holland,
and for books published in French, Spanish, Italian, and German
languages and also, the Slavic orders were expanded to include
more subject areas. We also have yet another blanket order for
childrens books.  The latter and the Abel books fortunately
arrive with process slips, but the others keep 1-j typists working full time typing and filing slips.
Early in April an important change was made in the handling
of invoices.  Our invoice clerks took over from Purchasing the
final steps in preparing invoices for Tabulating, thus eliminating Purchasing entirely from the processing of book fund invoices,
Early in the year the Library purchased a large collection
on the American Civil War, and later a large number of books
on American History.  Both these shipments are still unprocessed and are occupying precious shelving on Floor 2.  You
have already heard elsewhere about the (infamous) buying
trip of B and &B.  Some of the books bought have been processed
but most of the large shipments are now on the high seas so
the problem of finding more shelving is becoming more acute
as the ships come closer. Moreover there is a backlog of
untyped orders and any systematic claiming of unfilled orders
has become a figment of our imagination.  On the brighter
side, the typing of correspondence is still up-to-date and
invoices are being paid soon after books are processed. In the future, both immediate and long range, we can expect
more of the same, i.e., large backlogs despite record breaking
increases in work accomplished.
Some relief is in sight with the possibility of automating
the Order File (but not the Continuation File).
Somewhere in the distance is the prospect of automating the
accounting of our book funds, preparations of invoices and the
further automation of checking-in procedures.
Sometime this coming year we hope to find time to revise the
Continuation File (correcting entries, and call numbers, reviving dead orders if we can spot them, and clearing series that
have ceased to publish).
A happy I966 to you all and an especial thanks to the unknown
donor of the "mobile" which appeared hanging jauntily over the
Order File just prior to Christmas.
R.B.
ACQUISITIONS (Bibliographic Section)
The news of the sudden affluence of the Library spread rapidly.
Since early spring we have been inundated with requisitions for
books.  Our lives are dominated by those yellow card demons. Most
significant, perhaps, is the 4-5 fold increase in orders placed
from out-of-print catalogues.  B and &B kept us hopping in October
and November in response to their furious activity in Europe.
The addition of 3 library assistants, a clerk 2 - our "girl
Friday" - and a librarian to the staff has enabled us to keep
well ahead of the Ordering Section but not ahead of a backlog
of about 10,000 requisitions.
And of the future? We see Floor 7 as a seething mass of
books from which emerges occasionally a faint cry for help from
a struggling staff member.  Over all is an icing of little yellow
cards.
D.S. CATALOGUE DIVISION
This has been an extremely difficult year for the Catalogue
Division.  In January 1965 we had 10 professional cataloguers;
19 non-professionals (and 5 unfilled positions).  One year later
we had 15 professionals, 26 non-professionals (and 4 unfilled
positions).  Consequently, one of our major problems was training
new staff; 31 new people joined the division during 1965!  This
threw a heavy load on those 15 people who have now been with us
for more than 12 months.
Somehow we managed to catalogue 44,631 new monographic volumes, 17,010 serial volumes, and to handle an additional 13,409
volumes rebound, replaced, recatalogued, or withdrawn.  This
rep-resents a very small increase over 1964, partly due to the
training requirements, partly to some sizable new projects undertaken.
The first of these was the inventory of tie entire collections.
Catalogue Division staff spent the equivalent of approximately
one month of full staff time doing our large part of the checking, typing, recataloguing, and relettering involved.
The second big project was the listing of our notorious
backlog on IBM cards, in order to produce an alphabetical list,
circulation cards, and temporary cards for the main catalogue
(the last are still being produced).  Since there were 13,550
volumes in the western language backlog at the end of 1965, the
provision of entry, title, and date information by the cataloguers for the keypunchers was a tremendous job - and a continuing
one, as we are constantly adding with one hand as we take away
for cataloguing with the other.  It may be worth noting that
the net increase in the backlog during 19&5 was ^,113 volumes,
3,656 volumes since September, and only 467 before the end of
August.
A milestone this year was the completion of the reproduction
of a full card catalogue for the Woodward Library and the Biomedical Branch Library, following almost 2 years of work. An
innovation was the establishment of an experimental position for
a Senior Library Assistant with LC cataloguing experience to do
descriptive cataloguing, and to help with the endless job of checking completed sets of cards.  This has proved very successful,
and we hope to have more people trained for similar work in I966.
By the end of 1965 almost every section of the division was
completely clogged with books.  Emergency measures, such as having
our professional cataloguers spend half their time on LC cataloguing, are only a very temporary solution. Additional staff is
essential if we are to cope with even more material.
G.F.D.
CIRCULATION
Highlights:
Our new l.B.M. charging system
Oddly enough we began punching bookcards for the system on
April Fool's Day.  Then we nearly went crazy in August and
September preparing the badges for students and faculty.  But
all that is past - for a while.  The good effects of the IBM
system are now being felt.  Our IBM loans list contains well over
700 items and there is considerable increase every day as we
clear the files by sections.  The system provides us with daily
statistics, overdue notices, call-ins and a variety of useful data.
The May Inventory - May 10-14
A massive task!  Over 100 library staff members took part.
A colourful week - gay sports clothes and blue air as the voices
of the faithful murmured call numbers throughout the stacks.  For
a few days Circulation looked like a bargain basement during a
9 a.m. sale.  But we finally dug out from under the avalanche of
pink slips and shelf-list cards and the Circulation staff began
searching the 700 "missing" slips.
Our Staff
Not much increased, but. almost a total turnover. We acquired
two keypunchers and a Library Delivery Truck and driver. The
latter has greatly increased our service to the faculty and the
amount sent out has increased about 25% over 1964, We greatly
increased our student help and this is evident in the excellent
rate of clearing and shelving. Our Xerox Service
With student help we are open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. week days and
9 to 5 on Saturdays during session - and always very busy.
The Backlog
This is really Cataloguing's cup of cyanide, but we now have
part (and gradually more 'n more) of the backlog filed by accession number in the rebind cage - and little boxes (all the same)
of matching IBM punched cards so that we can charge 'em out on
IBM upon request.
What else can we say?
We're busier and busier. A sense of humour and an excellent
staff (never enough) help to keep heads above water. The pressure
of constant public contact is always tremendous - witness a note
received down a tube from stack entry recently. "This is sheer
HELL" We had over 28,000 registered borrowers in '65.  Never had
so many....
And on a final sadder note
We salute again the many services of Len Williams over the
years.
SEDGEWICK LIBRARY
changed its name.
lost Mrs. Eleanor Hoeg, Head, who was replaced by Mr. Ture
Erickson.
- increased its staff by 1 librarian and 1 clerk to make a
total of 9.
- completely converted both week and reserve loan items to the
IBM charging system.
- used that system to tell which titles needed duplication and
to purchase 4,500 duplicate copies in an experiment which
completely bypassed the order file and provided cal1 numbers
with each title received.  (To our knowledge that was the first
purchase of its kind made in the world.)
- circulated 181,923 items.
- is embarked on a buying programme to raise holdings from
the present 40,000 volumes to 80,000, including at least 5,000
serial volumes - will move part of the collection to the third floor mezzanine
this May.
- will attempt to expand its reference services to ease the first
and second year demands made upon the Main Library.
expects soon to be able to relate not only the total number of
first and second year students to library use, but also individuals'
university performance to library use,
is most thankful to all the Main Library divisions and individuals who aided in adding 10,000 volumes to Sedgewick in one year;
made possible the innovations which have freed us to expand; and
were just generally so damned nice.
WOODWARD LIBRARY
We began the year 1965 with 18 full-time staff in the Woodward
Library, and in December added one new hourly position, a Clerk
to assist with the maintenance of the public catalogue.  There
were no official retirements, although most of us threatened to
retire from time to time.
Circulation of books and journals increased approximately 50%
during the Fall term of 1965 over the same months in 1964.  There
were, of course, more books to circulate - approximately 8,500
volumes were added in one way or the other during 1965 to bring
the campus collection up to 80,579 volumes.  We are expecting at
any time to receive the first of 7,000 volumes in the Sinclair
Collection in the history of science, a remarkable private
collection purchased with special funds provided by Mr. MacMillan.
The first literature searches submitted by the library to the
National Library of Medicine MEDLARS program have been carried
out with a fair degree of success.  We are still waiting for
word that the MEDLARS tapes are available for distribution so
that we can begin to provide service locally.
D.Mel
LAW LIBRARY
Staff
We numbered 3i at the beginning of '65 and are now 6, thanks
to creation of a Librarian I, and the filling of erstwhile empty
pos it ions. 10
Stat i sties
They lie.
New [sici Innovations
The opening of the reserve books area to self-service. (Successful?  Books now wear out in half the previous time.)
Beginnings of a card catalogue for new books and backtracking
for old, plus "finding lists" for uncat. material. All successful.
Immediate Forecast
We plan great changes in physical plant to cope with overflow
materials.  Thus far we have ousted two professors from their offices
and plan to take over the only classroom in the Law Building next.
Long Range Forecast
???
ASIAN STUDIES
The move was over and we settle very nicely into our new quarters on the sixth floor.  It was quite a change from the sub-basement,
With the addition of two cataloguers the number of staff in
the Asian Studies Division increased from 3 to 5 during 1965.  Our
Clerk I position was raised to that of a Library Assistant.
Our holdings increased from 83,743 volumes at the end of 1964, to
93,317 volumes at the end of 1965.  Blanket orders for Chinese and
Japanese books were started, the Chinese books coming from Hong
Kong, and the Japanese books from Tokyo,
Miss Ng left at the end of November for Hong Kong, Taipei and
Tokyo on an acquisitions trip for Oriental books. She is expected
back-February 18, 1966.
The first complete catalogue of the P'u-Pan Collection was compiled.  Numbers 4-6 of the List of Catalogued Books were distributed
on schedule.  Our most acute problem is the shortage of staff to
cope with the flow of incoming books. 11
MAP DIVISION
The Map Division moved twice in 1965.  The first time, early
in the year and then again rather suddenly at the beginning of
September.  We are now in very pleasant quarters (i.e., we have
windows) up on Floor 8, in the old Special Collections reading
room.  The view is excellent.
The Division now has a full time Head (July 1, 1965) and one
Library Assistant with student help for 22 hours a week, so it
Is possible to keep open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and
9. a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
We seem to go on adding maps at quite a rate (about 4,000
last year) and the demand for them is also increasing, especially
now that the Map Division is no longer hidden in the stacks.
This year we brought out our first accession list in August,
and another in December, covering six months altogether from
June 1 to November 30, 1965.  These were distributed to reference
divisions and to any members of the faculty who we thought would
be interested.  150 copies of the second accession list were
mailed or given to divisions, as some faculties asked for more
copies.
In July the Division Head took a combined holiday and work
tour of the East; visited several map libraries and attended
several conferences and got interesting, if contradictory advice
on how to run a map library.
The future will probably hold more of the same, possibly
another move on current statistics (heaven forbid) and maybe
some buying in England, which the Division Head proposes to
visit for a month or two next May (ostensibly on holidays).
M.W. 12
GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS
It is difficult to remember Government Publications as it was
in its infancy, just over a year ago. Already the construction
period seems lost in the mists of time or perhaps it's just that
marvellous quirk of the mind that allows it to retain happy memories
more easily than horrid ones!  It doesn't seem possible that at one
point we had all our waste baskets marshalled under the drips.
Now we have light, heat (variable), desks, a lovely reference
counter hand-crafted by B & G, shelves, filing cabinets, a gorgeous card catalogue in Harmony Library birch, Kardex files, mail
trays, an IBM electric typewriter, three typing chairs and a 1966
Peanuts Calendar imported direct from sunny La Jolla,  As you
can see this division thinks big.
We began 1965 with a staff of two clerks, one library assistant and one and one-half librarians.  Now we have two clerks,
two library assistants, one secretary, and three librarians.
In 1965 we spent what seems like a great deal of money on
our ..acqu i s i tions programme and we are continuing to spend it as
fast as we can get the orders checked and typed.  We began the
year receiving an average of 3,500 publications a month.  Our
average monthly total now is well over 4,000 and in October we
hit an all time high with 5,469 received.
We are now custodians of the microform collection plus related equipment; seven microfilm, readers, one microfiche, one
microprint and one microcard reader.  We are eagerly anticipating
the delivery of a 3M reader-printer, two microfiche readers and
one microprint reader.  We have a great deal of film which
occupies several ranks of stacking and a wall full of filing
cabinets.  We have become adept at changing blown bulbs.
We have started to circulate the government publications
and are allowing free access to the microfilm collection.  So
far we have encountered few difficulties in either area.
We have instituted a system of multiple order forms and "rush
processing" to speed up our acquisitions, many of our publications
are being bound and catalogued and we hope to do many more in
the coming year. 13
We have been engaged in a mammoth re-sorting and re-boxing
programme and have completed almost all of our Canadian and United
States Federal publications collections. We re-did our DBS collection in June with great success.
During 1966 we hope to:
1. Complete the re-organizing of the Canadian Provinces and the
U.N.
2. Begin the change-over from 3x5 check-in cards to Kardex. We
have the files.
3. Bind at least 100 volumes each month.
Our long range dream - which is in the nature of the proverbial
carrot in front of the proverbial donkey - is to have the stacks
completely re-organized, all the records on Kardex, the check-in
and ordering up-to-date and the duplicate collection all generously
given away to worthy and needy institutions. Oh yes, and a large
picture window (wh ich opens) beside every desk.
FINE ARTS DIVISION
The Fine Arts Division has now completed its first year in
its new home in the north wing on the main floor of the Library,
where three librarians and three non-professional staff members
keep the division functioning - this is an increase of one from
January 1, 1965.  We still think longingly of our curtains and
fireplace, which made for a certain cosiness in the old quarters.
The stack area has been expanded to its full capacity and we
hope to take over the periodical morgue on Floor 1 in the near
future.  If we don't we shall have to start shelving on the floor
since Miss Dwyer insists on buying the largest and heaviest tomes
for the collection. A recent trip to Los Angeles yeilded a
Spanish Missal which weighs 48 pounds.
A new music building, which everyone hopes will be started
early this spring will have a music library and our music collection will move there, but this cannot be ready for nearly two
years. Meanwhile like Topsy we just keep growing.  We hope to
give better and more service as we go along. 14
SCIENCE DIVISION
Herewith a brief expose of the Science Division following the
outline suggested by the Biblos staff.
1. Staff at beginning of 1965:  3 librarians; 1 library assistant;
2 clerks.  Staff at end:  6 half-wits; 5 silver-fish; and a
partridge in a youknowwhat.  New positions created: Silver-fish
!; Silver-fish II.  Official retirements (projected): Jill
Buttery - having suddenly aged overnight,
2. Statistics:  unbelievable!
3. New innovations: With the acquisition of a Telex machine, a
syndicate has been formed under the direction of H.R.Constable.
This group is successfully selling the backlog to buyers contacted via Telex.  It can be said that H.R.C. is the Cataloguing Division's answer to H.R.M.
4. immediate predictions for future:  Planned buying trips to
Yale, Boston (Bar), Point Roberts.  New filing systems: old
filing systems are quite adequate. Automation: who needs it?
5. Long range forecast: Helen Esakin will light a match to the
SD morgue.  Annmaree Lunney will pole-vault over the SD infor-
-mation counter with the aid of the window pole.  Sheila
Rankine will be overcome while filing SD journals, and will
uncontrollably tear them to shreds.  Jill Buttery will leave
for India.  H,R.Constable will be found out - and will also
leave for India. Anna Leith will demand five new staff.
SOCIAL SCIENCE DIVISION
In many ways the upheavals that hit other departments did
not affect us as we were not involved in any major move. However we have spent a very eventful year with two major changes.
The first of these was that Miss Joan O-Rourke resigned and
Mrs. Anne Brearley became acting Head of the Department in May,
and was appointed Head in July. 15
The second major change was that the Maps and Government Pub-
1ications were completely removed from Social Sciences and were
set up as autonomous divisions.
The chief project last year was re-arranging the division to
make material more accessible and to improve our service.  To
this end, the Indexes and Abstracts have been moved nearer to the
Service Desk.  We have weeded the reference desk collection,
pamphlets and vertical file.
We have inter-filed "Z" bibliographies with those of Humanities and set up a Bibliography Center, just inside the stack
area.  In this collection We have catalogues from a number of
libraries such as the Peabody Museum at Harvard, the Indian
Office Library, etc., and a full set of L.C. amongst other things.
Another special project:  Mrs. Brearley, with the help of
Mary Adolph, started the New Year by cleaning out her office
and hopes to have it finished by the end of 1966.
Our next big tidying job will be the Social Science Division
work room.
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
The division continues to expand its collections in all areas.
New additions include the Lewis Carroll collection of books by
and about Carroll, a gift of the Class of '25.  Also recently
acquired are the papers from the Inverness cannery operation.
The collection of papers from such B.C. industries is a field we
hope to explore further. At present, the Henry Doyle records
of B.C. canneries are being put in order, and we hope to attract
interest in the field by making these available.
The UBC archives are growing, and a reorganization of the
uncatalogued material has increased its usefulness.  A separate
picture file of photographs relating to the campus is also
being set up.
The reading room has virtually disappeared, the space being 16
used to house the Map Division.  The seating capacity that remains
is adequate at present, although circulation is increasing
steadily over the previous year.
The head of the division is overseas for part of December
and January, and has combined a vacation with some book-buying in
London.  She has met with success, and filled in many items from
our desiderata list.
Future projects include the organization of the Rogers-Tucker
map collection.  The number of maps has increased to the point
where a detailed classification scheme is essential.  Work will
continue on the uncatalogued pamphlets and the unsorted manuscript
collections.
S.K.
SERIALS DIVISION
The days of Kardex are numbered.  In response to the ravages
of automation the faithfull old companion of the Serials Division
is due to open her trays and yield the pristine treasures of her
maidenhood to what is callously known as progress.  Instead of the
tender ministrations lavished by each Library Assistant over every
card, a cold computer will check in all Serials material and
efficiently print lists which will accurately record the information.  But will the spirit of tenderness remain?
There have been many changes in the operations of Serials in
the past year, most of them directly or indirectly involved in the
preparations for computerization.  Serials is no longer concerned
with the selection of periodicals, but only with the processing of
these.  The Prebindery has become a separate unit and Floor 5 has
been staffed with permanent personnel.  The Division itself has been
regrouped into two sections.  Orders and Records, and personnel
have been placed accordingly. A list of new subscriptions on order
has been published and will, in future be replaced by a computer
produced accessions list.
A major undertaking of Serials in the latter half of the year
was the clean-up and elimination of the Morgue, when a great accumulation of material was processed, much of it being sent to the 17
subject divisions. Perhaps this has been the most evident contribution of Serials to the welfare and happiness of the Library this
past year.
For the future - a completely computerized operation will replace the present processing methods and in 1984 libraries will
be abolished.  In the meantime all will please observe a two
minute silence for poor Kardex,
PREBINDERY
The Prebindery, rehabilitation centre forworn books, "com-
pository" of bound volumes of journals, and through-way to Doug
Kaye's Record Shoppe, had its share of staff changes during 1965.
Bronson Little joined the Prebindery in July to increase the
staff to three. At the end of August, Carol Freeman, Prebindery
Librarian, moved on to better things at Woodward.  Walter
Harrington, late of Her Majesty's Canadian Army and fresh from
Library School, taking her place.  Then in September, Solahn
Faulkner, as a Clerk I, completed the "authorized establishment"
providing the Prebindery with someone to do al1 those little
jobs that should be done, but never are.  However, Solahn typed
index lists and reports, filed and fetched, and carried so well
she was "promoted" to the seventh floor (Acquisitions) in
December.  Our last new staff member, Mrs. Helen Goetz, replaced
Solahn, with the job of doing book mending previously done
separately by the various departments.  With only one brief
respite in July to fly back to Germany, Roby Nielsen carried on
through all the staff changes, lending her knowledge and fore-
bearance to each newcomer in turn, helping to keep the Prebindery
functioning smoothly.
During the calendar year 1965, the Prebindery received, processed for binding and routed to Cataloguing some 10,025 bound
volumes of journals, 2,800 prebinds, and 4,650 rebound books.
The coming of the IBM card has assisted the Prebindery in the
location of Circulation material assigned to the Prebindery.
This, with a systemfor locating journals, will make available
for emergency circulation any material not actually in the
Bindery. When automation comes to Serials, the day may be foreseen when journals will arrive in the Prebindery with print-out
binding instructions, arranged for binding and recorded, meaning 18
the elimination of the Prebindery. When that day comes, what
will Departments do with the alibi, "Sorry, it is in the Prebindery", beyond the waters of Lethe?
OTHER 1965 FIRSTS
Official fire regulations,  Pat's Personality Contest.  10
cent coffee in the lunch room. An automatic food-giver-outer,
again in the lunch room.  The first, and probably the last
(if the prize has anything to do with it) Biblos Poetry Contest.  A Systems Analyst - which added another B. And - the
ASSOCIATION.
Also, as reported in Biblos:
Romance department 15 marriages,
Production department,......5 babies.
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FRONT OFFICE NEWS. MEETINGS. APPOINTMENTS, PROMOTIONS, ETC.
Reference Meetings
December 16, 1965
1. Ture Erickson reported on the buying trip to Abel's in
Portland for Sedgewick Library books.  Some 8,000 volumes will
be added to the collection.  Selection was made on the basis of
use, enlarging enrolments and faculty requests.
2. Melva Dwyer, Fine Arts, reported on the 4-day Los Angeles
fine arts buying trip. Various dealers were visited and approximately 25,000 dollars spent.
January 13, 1966
1. Suzanne Dodson, Government Publications, reported that
the Microroom now has seven pieces of micro-reading equipment,
2. Library Orientation Tours,  It was recommended that
serious consideration be given to providing tours for our on-
campus students. Many are not getting any library instruction
or tours.  PLEASE NOTE:  Will any library staff who received
or gave tours last Fall please fill in the forms provided (Main
Library, see top of Biblos Box in Staff Lounge) so that Mr. Bell
can assess needs for next year.
3. Cataloguing has already prepared half of the "Z" location
file section. Any errors or changes in this section should be
reported to Gerry Dobbin in Cataloguing.
New Staff
Donna Arola Clerk I     Woodward     Dec. 28th
Jean Dutton From hourly to Keypunch    Circulation
Jeanetta Donnelly Clerk I     Circulation  Feb. 1st
Catherine Williams        Clerk I     Circulation  Jan. 14th
Georgie Detwiller Libn, I     Sedgewick    Nov. 8th
(Georgie exploded into our midst a couple of months ago and
shattered us so much that we forgot to welcome her officially!)
Prompt ions
Louise Towers CI.I I to Keypunch Circulation
Pat Carnochan CI. I to Flexowriter Catalogue
Sylvia Fraser Clerk I to CI. II Fine Arts
Bev Roper CI. I to CI. II Catalogue
Lorna Goossen Clerk II to CI, III Catalogue
Robin Williams CI, II to CI. Ill Serials     Jan. 1st
Dec.
1st
Jan.
1st
Jan.
1st
Jan,
1st
Jan.
1st Promot ions
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Doreen White
Helen Esakin
Janet Robinson
Robert Tudge
Gwen Gregor
Lib.Asst. to
Lib.Asst. to
Lib.Asst. to
Stack Att. to
Sr.Lib.Asst.
Sr.Lib.Asst.
Sr.Lib.Asst.
Stack Sup.
Clerk I I to Sec. I I
S.S.D.     Jan. 1st
Science    Jan. 1st
Sedgewick  Jan. 1st
Ci rculat ion Jan. 1st:
Acquisition Dec. 1st
Regisnations
Joan Crawford
Sheila Lee
Mary Kerr
Gai1 Mull in
Cataloguing
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Ci rculation
Jan. 31st
Jan.- 31st
Jan. 31st
Jan. 31st
Marriages
Gwen Symons is now Mrs. Deachman
Jean Rennie is now Mrs. Mo 1 son
Kathy Ward is now.Mrs. Kent
HERE'S HOW TO DAZZLE AND DELIGHT YOUR FRIENDS WITH SCINTILLATING
AND TOPICAL CONVERSATION:
Don't miss the exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery (Library
basement) called "The Edge of Pop."  This exhibit is circulated
by the Western Association of Art Museums and will remain with us
from February 2nd to 16th, during the Festival of Contemporary
Arts.  "The Edge of Pop" deals with works that are not strictly
pop, but could not have existed without the birth of pop art.
NEXT ISSUE - WATCH FOR:
Special release to Biblos (from B.S.S.)
Notes from Ground Under. (Record Dept.)
And in the future a special article to "do" full
justice to Percy and his much under publicized
staff in the Bindery.

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