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Array PENNY - POWER
As some of you may know, 1972 has been
proclaimed by UNESCO as Inter-national Book
Year.  In order that Canadians may participate most effectively in this world-wide
effort, the UNESCO Gift Prograi
imme has
ned a "Penny -a-Book" campaign, based
slogan "To Read is to Be".
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Much of the work of UNESCO is devoted
universal primary education, eradicating II
hunger, speeding community development and
technical training. You can become persona
in these efforts by helping the Library Ass
Association In the UNESCO Gift Coupon Progr
"Penny-Power".
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The UNESCO Gift Coupons are available in various
denominations and are a kind of International Currency.
There Is space provided on each coupon for the names of
both the Donor and Beneficiary, so that Donors can be-
sure that the money is being used only for- the purpose
It was given.  No money Is deducted for administration
costs or other expenses.
One of the most important features of the. *'Fenny -
Power" programme is that donors are encouraged to establish communication with their Beneficiaries, who In turn
acknowledge the gift and send back progress reports.
The Library Assistants Association, cn behalf of
the Library, Is hopefully going to put money boxes at
the turnstiles and distribute as much promotional
material as possible - but to make our "Penny-Power"
programme a success, we must have your support.  Watch
out in your division for the UNESCO "Pi
enny-
rows
and perhaps drop a few pennies from your pocket in
the i ar.
Vol. 8 No. 6 U.B.C. LIBRARY STAFF NEWSLETTER
oiav A Hearty Welcome To:
Marie Mc Minn
Lesley LeMarquand
Maria Jiblki
Theresia Ranftl
Edita Bugar
Mary Hudson
Kathy Hynes
L.A.
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Cat. Prep.
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Sedgewick
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Woodward
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Systems
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Orig. Catal.
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Serials
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Circulation
Congratulations To:
Jo an Tonn
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Circulation
Louise Zimlch
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Woodward
Louise Plnard
L.A.II
Cat. Prep.
Jan  Clark
L.A. I
Law
A Fond Farewell
To:
L.A.II Circulation
L.A.II Woodward
L.A.Ill L.C. Cat.
L.A. II Law
Bev Smigelski
Paula Hilderley
Janis McFadden
Sheila Porter
Carol Buettner
Q.Y. Poh
Linda Martin
Ginny Read
Lynn Peirson
William Dudley
Carol Smallenberg
Dorothy Friesen
Donna Cawsey
Rosalie MacPherson
Theresa Murray
Kathy Becker
Earl Carrell
Carol Trueman
David Hougham
Janice Lofstrom
Verena Schuster
Harlan Dorfman
L.A.
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Reading Rooms
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Soc. Sciences
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Soc. Sciences
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Woodward
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Cat. L. C.
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Map
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Circulation
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Systems
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Orig. Catal.
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Orig. Catal.
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Cat. Prep.
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Serials
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Reading Rooms
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Woodward
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B.M.B.
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Spec. Coll.
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Curric. Lab.
2 REPORT ON AN ORIENTATION WORKSHOP
OR
I Still Don't Think Machines are the Answer to
Very Many Library Problems, But They Sure Seem
To Have A Lot More Possibilities Than They
Used To!
With hopes for obtaining some ideas on orientation for the
Main Library and the new Sedgewick Library, Mary Paterson (from
Information and Orientation) and I attended a day-long Instruction/Orientation Workshop at the University of Washington
Undergraduate Library on April 21st.  The workshop was well
organized and the day was packed with discussions (which, unfortunately) never lasted long enough), displays of instruction
and orientation programs from the college and university
libraries represented, and a thorough viewing of the new Undergraduate Library at the U. of W.
There was an unstated, but definitely Implied difference
of opinion among the librarians present (from all over
Washington state) about what kinds of orientation programs
could best fit the needs of library users.  Thus, we saw and
heard about many different projects, from Evergreen State
College's slide/tape show on how to locate and use government
documents (a hilarious, "Stars and Stripes" punctuated program
featuring a helmeted "Captain Government")  to Seattle Central
Community College's library Instruction and orientation course
for professors (a rather dry-sounding, nine-session experience
which is mandatory for all faculty members).  In between were
such programs as the optional library course given at Central
Washington State College, in which library Instruction is
centered around assignments students have already received in
other classes (reported to be a fairly popular course at Central)
Summing up the day, Mary and I agreed that, for the most
part, it was an audio-visual workshop.  Attention was definitely
concentrated on instruction and orientation projects using AV
equipment, and we saw many fancy machines.  An example of one
of the more interesting pieces of machinery was Victor Cows
Kalabox, a cassette machine in which each slide has its own
separate tape.
3 Orientation Workshop cont'd
Although AV was heavily stressed as a major and necessary
medium for helping students learn how to use a library, and
although many librarians present seemed to believe that AV is
the end-all for library Instruction and orientation, I was relieved to hear, fairly often the comment that if AV is used to
the extreme of omitting personal contacts or ignoring other
helpful forms of guidance, it sometimes can be just as bad as
no help at all.  Many of the librarians, when told about the
simple "Tour Yourself" guide which the U.B.C Main Library
publishes, were amazed and amused that a single piece of paper
provides more help in comprehending our awkwardly arranged Main
Library than any kind of AV production could do.
It was certainly a day full of variety of people, equipment , and ideas.  While U.B.C doesn't appear destined to
follow quite so quickly or so eagerly In the footsteps of some
of the more extreme AV enthusiasts, we definitely came away
with many possibilities to ponder for instruction and
orientation at U.B.C, and, at least on the part of this
Sedgewick representative, a slightly less cynical opinion about
the use of machines in libraries.
Shelley Criddle.
VIEW FROM WITHIN
And then there was a day in the life of the Mac gals
when they could stand it no longer:
It started one afternoon when this nice, quiet research
worker came into the library.  He was
looking at the journals; studying quite
intently, I might add.  One of Mac's
gals decided about this time to do her
daily journal shelving, when she was
confronted by this diligent man who
asked:  "Do you mind if I cut these
articles on grain out of these
journals, I'm sure no one else will
want to read them, and also this
journal - may I go through the
whole year and cut articles out
too?::
Ahhhhhhhhl:
Cathy Nelll
MacMillan
ti- INFORMATION CORNER
From
THE LIBRARY ASSISTANTS ASSOCIATION
The Annual General Meeting of the Association was held
April 27th 1972 at which time the executive was elected for
1972/73.  They are:
Chairman Pat La Vac  (Law)
Vice Chairman Claudia Kerr  (Cat. Maint.)
Secretary/Treasurer Nora Williams  '(Map)
1st Member at large Rick Welch  (Cat. Maint.)
2nd Member at large Petale Vermilyea  (Gov.Pubs.)
Also passed at this time was the motion that other members
of the Library supporting staff be eligible to join the association, if they so desire, as associate members with an annual
fee of $2.00.  These members would be able to take part in all
aspects of the association with the exception of voting privileges.  They would also have the opportunity to be nominated
to the positions of Secretary-Treasurer or as a member at large.
The Constitution of the Library Assistants Association was so
amended.
The Annual Report was given to the membership by Pat La Vac.
Claudia Kerr reported on the Membership and book ordering project.  The Financial statement, audited by Mr. John Lomax,
Chief accountant for the University, was presented by Jane
Ainsworth; and Gwen Gregor gave a review of the year's social
activities.  A copy of any of these reports can be obtained
from Nora Williams on request.
The Annual report stressed the fact that although strong
membership drives have been made by O.T.E.U., C.U.P E. and the
U.B.C. Employees for an Independent Association the Library
Assistants Association still remains as the only organization
recognised as representing the supporting staff in the Library.
Congratulations were extended on behalf of the Association
to members of the Bowling League who were presented with trophies
at the end of season party.
The winning members were Pat La Vac Jr. (Admin.), Janette
Cuthill (Curric.), Bob Hutchinson and Wilson Munroe (prospective
husbands).
5 Information Center cont'd
Runners up were Lynda Johnston (Cat.) and Husband Howard,
and Mario and Jamie Gregor (They belong to Gwen of Maps).
Highest Ladies aggregate trophy went to Lynne Maclver
(Admin.) and Highest man's.aggregate went to Mario Gregor.
Greatest Improver (there was great need) Pat LaVac Sr. (Law)
OTHER NEWS
Re the UNESCO Penny a Book Project.  The ballots are all
in and counted.  There would seem to be considerable interest
in this project judging by the number of people who were kind
enough to return their ballots.  No. 2 received the most votes.
This means that the Library staff will be supporting the
"Books for Refugees".  This project will be co-ordinated by
Jane Ainsworth (Curric. Lab.) and Livia Fricke (Cat.) with
Claudia Kerr as L.A.A. executive representative.  WATCH FOR
ACTIVITY IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.
SPECIAL NOTE
For staff members who are ailing and wish to lie down, don't
forget the STAFF SICK BAY is located in the Northeast corner of
stack level 4.  Take a walk down there one day so that you know
the location in case of emergency.  The room is equipped with
2 cots, clean sheets, regularly changed by Tannis, blankets,
pillows and a heating pad.  There is also a clock, and comfy
chair.  The key to the SICK BAY can be obtained from the Reserve
Book Room Turnstile, stack level 3, any time during Library
hours.  New staff members make a point of familiarizing yourselves with these two locations.
HELP!
The UNESCO Committee desperately needs 80
20-24 oz. cans to use as money boxes.
HELP FIGHT POLLUTION - don't throw empty
cans away.  Bring them to Jane Ainsworth,
Curric. Lab, Livia Fricke, Cat. Prep, or
Claudia Kerr, Cat. Maintenance.
(o TRIUL Meeting
Parksville, April 20-21
The fourth meeting of the Three University Libraries was
attended by 13 librarians from U.B.C, S.F.U., and the University
of Victoria. Also on hand for the meeting were Aileen Tufts,
from the Vancouver Public Library; Guy Sylvestre, the National
Librarian; and Richard Greene, Research and Planning Librarian
for the Conference of Rectors in Quebec.
The two-day meeting touched on a great many areas, including:
- Presentation of a proposed regional code governing Inter-
library lending among the three universities.  The new code
will, if accepted, permit more liberal lending, especially
to undergraduates, within TRIUL than is possible under
normal ILL agreements.  It is hoped that the new code can
be adopted by September 1st, 1972.
- Discussion of ways of providing improved ILLservice to
colleges in B.C.  The Collection Sharing Task Force will
be meeting with the college librarians on May 11th In
Nanaimo to discuss the alternatives.
- A proposal to establish an archive of recorded sound from
the holdings of the three libraries.
- Distribution of Information to students and the general
public concerning the kind of access they may have to the
library collections of the three universities.
- New regulations governing the copying of theses and
dissertations.
- Production of an Index to B.C. newspapers.
Progress reports were also received on shared cataloguing,
systems development, and collections rationalization.  New Task
Force committees were approved for Machine Readable Data (formerly
the Task Force on Information Systems) and for Microforms.  There
was also some discussion of the Bowron and LDC reports on public
library systems in B.C. as they may relate to academic libraries.
The meeting concluded with an appraisal of TRIUL's future, and it
was decided that further attempts should be made to obtain formal
approval from the Universities for TRIUL's continued operation.
"7   Doug Mclnnes HISTORIANS MEET IN WALLA WALLA
The twenty-fifth annual Pacific Northwest History
Conference was held In Walla Walla, Washington, on
April 14-15, 1972.  The theme was the Pacific Northwest
and Beyond, with'a heavy emphasis on the frontier experience in the Canadian and American wests as well as
other countries.  Of interest to British Columbians
were several good papers on Canadian subjects presented
by David Breem of the University of Alberta, Jorgen
Dahlle and F. Henry Johnson of U.B.C, James Hendrickson
of the University of Victoria, and Barry Gough of Western
Washington State College.
In conjunction with the conference a meeting of
archivists was called to discuss whether or not a Pacific
Northwest regional archives group could be of benefit to
us.  About 30 people from Washington, Oregon, Montana,
Idaho, and British Columbia attended a meeting held on
the afternoon of April 13,  After two hours of discussion
the concensus of opinion seemed to be that we need to
reach a larger group of people, and to this end we hope
to meet again in Seattle at the annual Society of American
Archivists/National Archives and Record Service joint-
sponsored archival symposium on May 19.  The priorities
for an archival group expressed by those present are
technical assistance for small archival repositories and
the compilation of a Pacific Northwest regional manuscript/
archival holdings list.  The people present were also in
favour of circulating a newsletter among Pacific Northwest archival repositories to exchange Information on
recent accessions, technical innovations, and other news
items. JeG.
Then there was the student who went to the
information desk in Curric. Lab., and asked
"Are you a Librarian, or do you work here?"
t t T T r r
r St. Wibby Reports...
that Melva Dwyer of Fine Arts
attended a Council of Planning
Librarians, of which she is the
president, in Detroit during
the week of April 20th, and
that Georgia Macrae of the Law
Library will be journeying to
Edmonton University during the
week of May 15th for the Annual
Conference of the Canadian
Association of Law Librarians.
BEST WISHES TO:
Margaret nee Simmons of Gov.
Pubs.who was married April 18
to John Paquet.
and to
Verena Kuhn of the Science
Div. who became Mrs. Shuster
at a wedding ceremony in the
chapel of Whistler Mountain.
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Reports from
Hum. tells us
that Les Kar-
pinski recently
sang in the
chorus of the
V.O.A. production of Turndot
and on April 16
Les also gave     I       s%  i
a recital of     1
operatic arias and Polish sr _*^
at the Polish Community Cc T e _
Vancouver.  He was accompanied on '
the piano by Margaret Burke of r^e
Library School.
Also on the musical trail Dorothy
Martin and Joan Cosar of Gov. Pub.
sang in the Kiwanis Music Festival
April 18 at the 1st Baptist Church..
THE U.K. would seem to be a
popular destination at the
moment.  Gerry Dobbin (Admin.)
Joan Sandilands (Hum.) and
Richard Hopkins (Sedge), all
left on the same plane.  Tom
Shorthouse of Law has also
headed in the same direction
as did Ann Hutchinson of the
Science Division.  Maureen
Devine of Fine Arts chose the
route to Hawaii and Janice
Clark of Law is off to
Scandinavia.  Woodward reports
that Lydia Lobach who just
got back from Hawaii is a very
dark brown.
OUR spies tell us that the "gents'
of the Front Office celebrated
National Secretaries Week by
taking their hardworking girls
to lunch.  Thatsa nice!I
Note of Interest - the month of
May is National Tavern Month In
Washington.  How about that;
NEW ARRIVALS
Karsten Grant 71b.4% oz. born
April 14, 1972 to Gudrun SL Grant
Hiemstra (Formerly of Cat. Prep.)
and
Jennifer Lee 71bs. 12 oz. born
March 5 to Linda Moss who used to
be with Gov. Pubs.
A special "HI" to Pat O'Rourke
who is presently in B-7 at the
Heather Pavilion.
See you next month WlbBY
f BOUQUETS AND BRICKBATS DEPARTMENT
BOUQUETS to the people in
Catal. who are refiling the
Subject File.  Thank you for
a thankless job. v
BOUQUET to our resident
Electrician for finally
having the door of the old
evevator on level 7 fixed!
BOUQUET to Lynne Maclver
for handling all the repair
complaints to physical plant
to keep the buil
TO THE EDITOR
BRICKBATS to all the people
who are too tired to take
vj their empty coffee cups to
to garbage containers.  It
makes Carol's job a lot.
easier if you do.
BRICKBATS to ever-yone who
holds an elevator door open
while they stop to chat to
their friends.
Dear Biblos Editor:
I was pleased to see you take your usual courageous stand
0:1 the question of the deplorable condition of the Brock Faculty
and Staff parking lot.  I beamed with pride to read that you
had actually gone so far as to look up the phone number of the
Traffic and Security Dept.  And of course your suggestion that
we each write them a note of protest was a stroke of sheer
genius.
Come on now, Biblos.  Surely you are aware that individual
protests have no effect on the bureaucratic structure as
entrenched as the Traffic and Security Dept.  What is needed
i3 a strong protest from a group with some power to back up
their complaints.  It's obvious that the administration has no
intentions of intervening on behalf of their employees.  Therefore it seems to me that this whole question is another
argument in favour of unionization at U.B.C.
Yours hopefully
Another Disgruntled Staff Member.
P.S. Although you requested correspondence in the last issue,
• nowhere could I find an indication of where to send it so
I have taken the liberty of sending it to you personally.
I hope this does not inconvenience you in any way.
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: '      '
Sorry, but we have never found the so called bureaucratic
structure too much of a problem - possibly our unquenchable
optimism causes us to query rather than demand - it might make
tlie difference.  Incidentally, of which administration-do you
speak? To our knowledge, many a protest has been launched on
behalf of the staff from our own Front Office.
We apologize for our oversight in not publishing a for- .
warding address - Future correspondence should be sent to:
BIBLOS - Editor, c/o Main Library.
/O "BIBLIOTHECAE HISTORIA"
Many of the Library staff have asked Biblos to do an article on
the History of the U.B.C Library, how it started, where it started
and who started It I  After much research Into these questions we
ave decided the best approach would be this:
EAR 1915 TOTAL ST&FF 4
The University began in September 1915 with its students crowded
into the four classrooms of the "Fairview Shacks" which had belonged
to McGill B.C.  The Library was a couple of rooms In the tuberculosis
block which the government had recently built for the Vancouver-
General Hospital and which was temporarily lent to the University.
A total of four people were hired.
During the spring and summer of 1915 Mr. Ridlngton and Miss Jefferd
unpacked the books, accessioned them and arranged them in broad
classes on the shelves so that they could be used and then began to
classify them according to the only partially-completed Library of
Congress scheme.
The University could boast some 22,000 volumes and 7,000 pamphlets
Including U.S. and other government documents and the publications
of the Carnegie Institute and the Smithsonian Institution.
In the first month of term the loans averaged "over ten volumes per
day."
There was not a single visitor to the Library on Saturday evenings
consequently It was decided the Library would be closed Saturday
evenings until further notice.
The labelling of books, in all cases, was undertaken by the Ac-ting
Librarian and involved 4-5 hours per day.
YEAR 1916 TOTAL STAFF 5
John Ridington was appointed the first University Librarian.
The Student Reading Room was converted to accomodate 100 reaaei
against 30 the year prior.
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Little boy and little girl
kittens looking for a good
home.  Free I
Phone Linda Hoffman
Gov. Pubs.  Woodward Library
228-2570
WANTED
Low cost used furniture i
reasonably good conditior
Contact Debby Curliss in
Reserve Book Collection
Phone 2519.
FOR SALE
Powerful "Hoover" uprigb.1
vacuum      $12.00
Tel: 228-2884 days
Glenis Williams.
WANTED
3 girls (2 working, 1
student) wish to rent a ;
or 4 bedroom unfurnished
house, in the Kitsilano-
University area.
Please call Maureen
at 2720.
WANTED
WANTED
Ironing board for cheap or
free.  Call Joan Stuchner
228-2570 Woodward Serials.
FOR SALE
Ash-Blond wig. Dutch boy cut.
WANTED
Set of dresser drawers $5 - $10.
Black or brown shag carpet
Phone Bonnie 731-1430
Don't forget -  Any ads you  \.
want In the Trading Post must  ^-
Tent for 4 people or 2 2-man
hiking, tent. •
Camp stove - preferable Colerric
White shag rug, 3 x 5 or large
Bike rack for volks car.
Phone Joyce - Circulation Dep1
2668 or 263-3545
FOR SALE
Green corduroy day-bed cover
with foam rubber bolsters $8.C
Red crocheted skirt with bolei
blue trim  size 12   $15.0C
Contact Hilda in Circulation
228-3208
be sent to Tannis Browning - Circ.
- 3115) by the 7th of each
to get in to next edition of Biblos /
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