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We are holding a Limerick Contest
Which we hope you will enter with int'rest.
Just think of the PRIZE,
That await you, if YOU win our Songfest!
"Yes, but what do I have to DO?"
Just write a Limerick (or more than one) on a Library subject,
sign it, and drop it in the BIBLOS BOX in the Coffee Room,
Winner and runners-up will be announced next month.  The decisiors
of the Biblos Committee will be final, and we reserve the right to
censor,  An unexpurgated supplement may be issued for select
circulation, if the demand (and price) is right.  If you wish your
contribution to be published anonymously, please say so,
"And what about this PRIZE?"
Non-tax deductible, low in calories, easy to install, guaranteed to
wow your friends and raise your status rating.  No, it is not an
autographed copy of BIBLOS. FRONT OFFICE REPORTS
BUDGET NOTES:  March sees the end of one budget year, and a new one Is
appropriately ushered In on April Fool's Day.  How much does a library
cost?  See Below:
1967/68 BUDGET
Staff 1,657,384 1,874,605
Operating Costs      328,475 265,096
Binding 88,053 106,616
Books &  Magazines     983,426 869,737
3,057,338 3,116,054
BSS attended a conference of head librarians in Montreal April 19~20,
called by CACUL and AUCC to discuss the Downs Report. At the final
session Dr. Downs' recommendations were referred to appropriate
organizations for implementation. UBC Library showed up well in the
evaluation, but the application of accepted standards reveals that
we are still half as large as we should be.  Copies of the Report and
Interpretive Comments by  BSS may be borrowed from the Librarians'
At the conference Dr. Kaye Lamb, National Librarian, announced the
founding of the office of Canadian Library Resources,  First Head:
Joan O'Rourke, Former Head, Social Sciences Division, U.B.C. Dr.Lamb
was U.B.C.'s Librarian from 1940-48.
COMMUNICATIONS:  We try even harder.  BIBLOS and Communications Circulars notwithstanding, Informatlon Is still failing to get around, Ths
Senate Library Committee wants a faculty newsletter, and the Library
needs some kind of weekly bulletin.  Graham Elliston is working with
BSS in developing these publication
A group of golfers and would-be's are interested in having a Library
Tournament. We would like to play mixed 2-ball foursomes (i.e. a
woman and a man alternating strokes with the same ball).
If you are Interested, please contact Bob MacDonald, Bert Hamilton or
Ture Erickson.
MB.  Score Is no object. We have a wonderful handicapping system
which guarantees a score of less than 100!
A Warm Welcome to -
Jean Bailey
C i rculation
Glenda Craig
Clerk 1
C i rculation
Lydia Lobach
Claire Reynolds
L.A. 1
Gov. Pubs.
Kirsten Sondergaard
L.A. 1
C i rculation
Bessie Wong
L.A. 1
Ser ials
Congratulations to -
Mary Paterson
Sue Statham
Wayne Taylor
We say Good-bye to -
Thea Lantau
Judy Roberts
El Iz. Wurm
This month we have had two
both from Circulation, and
to announce the arrival of
14-| oz. born on March 30.
L.A.Ill Systems to L.A.Ill Serials
L.A.Ill Gov. Pubs, to L.A.Ill Systems
L.A.Ill Serials to L.A.IV Cataloguing
L.A. I
Flex. Oper.
L.A. I I
Acquis i tions
marriages - Kathy Botta and Anne Humphreys,
also from Circulation John Johnston wishes
his second child a baby boy weighing 7 lb.
Your Ed. apologises for the poor standard of proof-reading in last
In future this job will be done by eagle-eyed catal-
month's BIBLOS
p.5 par. 1,2
p.7 par. 2
par. 4
p.8 par. 1
p.l2par. 1
p.20par. 2
inquirey should read inquiry.
concered should read concerned.
Dr. Lamb wrote the foreword.
the word is chain.
4th line should read "fathers who are school teachers
take a dim view of...."
difinitely should be definitely.
that word is Membership. 4.
Notes on empty drawers at the end of the shelf-list report that various of the. special shelf-lists are on vacation in Montreal.  Upon
their return (being then in 2 copies each) the original will take up
residence by call number in the main shelf-list while the duplicate
will be a shelf-list of the collection where the shelf-list; is administered - be It Special Collections, Library School, or whereever.
Law Library has the understood classification "K" for filing In the
Main Shelf List.  The Library will then have a union shelf-list of
the entire system..
For those of us who are interested in statistics (and who isn't when
they say what we'd like them to say), the Catalogue Division has
just completed a spectacularly productive year.  In 1967/68 the number of new volumes processed was 114,428, more than 25,000 more
than the previous year's total (88,251).  At the same time, 57,009
volumes were reprocessed (primarily in the Incorporation of Sedgewick Library holdings into the main records), as compared with
15,380 in 1966/67,  All told, total volumes processed, including
41 withdrawals, numbered 171,478 compared with 103,640 during the
previous year.
'Castrati" - a young male singer who has had his vocal cords cut,
(Definition from UBC Music Department) 5.
The Sedgewick Library early in the year acquired an S£M Copier.  It was
installed on an experimental basis, it being to the best of our knowledge
the first five-cent coping machine available on Campus.
To cover the cost of materials, supplies, and rental a minimum of 6000
copies per month must be assured, and to date the use has far exceeded
this (in the two months Feb-Mar. the registered totals were 45000 paid
exposures) .
Students reaction toward the machine has been "enthusiastic".  Long
lines are in evidence at almost all times, and during breakdowns impatient students hover about, waiting with their rolls of nickels.
The "down-time" has, in fact, been considerable; but, allowing for the
heavy usage, has not been unreasonably excessive.  Servicing has been
prompt and the basic problem seems to be that the machine parts are
simply more susceptable to wear the other, more expensive copiers.  This
model makes change for dimes and quarters, and part of the "down-time"
was attributable to faults in the change-making mechanism.
The quality of paper and ink in this machine is poorer than other library copiers, but for student purposes (permanancy not being a consideration) seems adequate at the price.  It is possible that other SCM
five-cent copiers will be installed in the near future, and it is hoped
that this service will provide the students with faster, cheaper access
to essential information, and decrease the pressure on the library, tc
supply reprints and other ephemeral material.
"Certainly, entering the Palace bar in a loose-fitting sweater, tangerine hip-huggers, and flats, wearing no makeup and a pair of blue-tinted
Grannie glasses, with her hair pulled severely back in a bun to reveal
noticeably protruding ears, Vanessa reminded me not so much of Greta
Garbo as of a spinster librarian."
--- from Meehan, Thomas;"Vanessa Redgrave
The supergirl." The Saturday Evening
Post, p.25, 9 March 1968 6 =
it's all in how you look at it, or, in this case, it's all in
how you hear it. One student came up and asked how long the
awful noise was going to continue. Awful noise, awful noise,
what awful noise? Oh, you mean that hammering and pounding
and sawing and wrenching, well you may not like it but it's
music to my ears. What it means is that the Record Collection
is expanding in area.  The sawing is the old wall coming out
and the hammering and pounding is the new wall going in.  This
will add eighteen feet to the north end of the present area.
Glorious space, much needed space.  Some of those electronic
sounds aren't so hot,   especially the drilling, but still and
all, it's music to my ears,
Doug Kaye,
F ingers
Moving in the melody;
On which to pul1
The powers of the mind,
Expand its grasp;
Frameworks of sound,
Dancing with and through each other,
Teeth i ng
Rid ing the air,
Sucking me from out myself,
Jo the ventilating pinnacle where I
Can see beyond my skin.
B.W.S. 7.
The arrival on my desk of the first number of yet another new journal
makes me wonder if the civilization in the book Fahrenheit 451, which
banned the printed word, was so outrageous after all. Those who are
subjected to the hail of new journals will also sympathize with the psychologist, Nevitt Sanford, who considers that academic man is suffocating under the deluge of printed words and has predicted that in time
"the most prestigious colleges will forbid their professors to publish
until they have been on the faculty for five years."
A new journal such as this one can scarcely be faulted when considered on
its own.  Its terms of reference are that it is "devoted to the study of
the phenomena of vlscoelasticIty and acoustic, dielectric and magnetic
relaxation", and I, of all people, can scarcely claim that this is not a
most important, integrated and valid field of study.  If it managed to
attract good articles in this field it will be very convenient to me and
to many of my colleagues-indeed, I must hasten to write an article for
it In case someone in the field forgets that I am one of the experts, and
so it goes on. What is so worrying is that shortly a young man will rush
in to persuade me that this is a very appropriate journal for us and that
we must take out a subscription.  This has now happened!  He does not
realize that all the articles we have seen so far could well have been
placed elsewhere In established respectable review journals and even in
"Advances..." which started to advance before this one, and at least we
already get those in the library.  Since this is undoubtedly a convenient
journal perhaps we ought to get It, but in order to pay for it is anyone
willing to give up any of the journals we get already? Not on your life!
There is the difficulty; the new journals pour in but the money does not
increase. The UGC says we have to find money for such increased activities from increases in "productivity" and how do we do that in the library? Would it be heretical for me to say to the young man that he shculd
just look at the abstracts and get the article if he needs it? No, that
will not. do, it must all be there In pristine newness the moment the latest issue comes out and subsequently stored and forgotten at great cost.
Surely this ridiculous charade has gone on long enough and we should increase our productivity enormously at one go by the United Kingdom buying one copy only of any new journal and distributing Xerox copies of
articles to those who really want them.  Would we then see so many new
journals published?  Perhaps we would even then because I have been told
that such journals do not make much money for editor or publisher.  It is
said that some journals even run for years at a loss and so it is verv nice
of them to edit and publish our writing for us at no charge.
I must warn you that the raison d'etre of the journal, if you wish to know
it, is curiously placed in Volume 1 No.l, between pages 68 and69 as part
of an announcement of another new journal!      J.G. Powles
In an article on Two newly discovered codices of the Hutterites,
by Leonard Gross in MQR, April 1968, the author refers to research work done by Maria Horvath Krisztinkovich, (Hum.Div.),
in particular her article, Anabaptist book confiscations in
Hungary during the 18th century, MQR, April 1965.  Maria had
found a description of the more important of the ten missing
books in the Hungarian National Archives, and had hypothesised
correctly, that the work must be that of Ehrenpreis, "the most
important of all authors during the Anabaptists' sojourn in
Hurrah for 1ibra i ns
Kitchener's young weigh their liberry
Special to The Globe and Mail
KITCHENER, Ontario.  When
the Kitchener Public Library
launched a survey this week
and handed out questionnaire
cards requesting comments it
didn't quite bargain for what
it received in the children's
Children's suggestions ranged from the installation of
TV sets to uniforms for the
1 i brar ians.
Some other comments:
"We can take out six or seven books and there shouldn't
be a fine.  You should be glad
if you get them back."
"It should be open at 9 a.m.
in the morning until 10:30 pm
at night and not so much noise1!
"Put a TV set. Fix the books
"Have your librains get the
same cloths." " More  librains1!
"More books should be able to
taken out."
"No more story time. Story
are for kids from 0,1,2,3,4."
"Should have renewells."
"Mixed love seats."
"I am satisf ied."
"Books on girlish life, romances, less on cooking
and sewing which we learn
from our mothers."
"It's OK." "Kids should
clean up the library when
they mess it."
"I don't think there is eny
ways to chang the 1iabary its
"There should be robots."
"Libraries shold have a place
to buy cokes and chokolat bars
and things 1 ik that."
"More books on dinersores."
"I enjoy comming to read books
and I like coming very much."
"There should be a liberry bus
to take us home when it rains." 9.
UBC Library has been a federal depository for Canadian government
publications since 1927?
65% of the catalogue cards used are Library of Congress cards?
Per capita circulation is 60, compared to a high of 114 at
St, Francis Xavler and a low of 15 at Guelph?
We loan more through Interlibrary Loans than we borrow?
In 1965-66 we loaned 3 ?123; borrowed 2,208,
Our library building was rated "unsatisfactory to acceptable"
by the Downs Committee.
In 1966-67 we had seating for 22% of our student body. (25-40%
Is recommended standard.)
Our air conditioning was rated "sub-standard to adequate".
UBC faculty have recommended higher library staff salaries and
restricted faculty loan periods.
The Library needs an average annual budget of $1,500,000 for
collection development, until 1976,
We receive 417 of the 545 periodical titles on the Downs Checklist;
ranking 5th in the libraries covered; we have 421 of the 445
reference titles checked, ranking 2nd behind Toronto,
taken from the Downs Report, Resources of Canadian Academic and
Research- Libraries, P. McC
by Dr, Robert B., Downs, dean of library administration at U, of
Illinois, that a $7,500 minimum salary for librarians be established in both U.S. and Canada,
that a minimum standard of 75 volumes per full time student be
set.  UBC is therefore short about 25 vols, per student on a
20,000 enrolment.
150 million dollars (US) would be needed over the next ten years
to bring Canadian university libraries to top American standards.
This sum would cover collection development only; not the minimum
salary; sorry about that. B.T. 10.
Where is the Extension Library?
From the number of inquiries by Library staff, the old maxim, "it
pays to advertise" should be applied.  Here is a little light on
another of the many "Happenings" on Floor 2.
A desk, a table, two chairs and the ubiquitous filing cabinet,
located near the north wing elevator: a collection of Correspon-
dense course books, a 3000 volume standing collection for Extension
Department off-campus credit courses, and over 12,000 copies of
plays, constitutes Extension Library.
The major operation of the Extension Library is to provide the
recommended works requested by students taking University courses
by mail.  So far this year we have loaned out 2400 volumes. They
have been sent as far afield as Nova Scotia, and North West
Territories,  Last year we had two students serving with the
Canadian Forces in Europe.  The rule of thumb for service is, if we
can mall a book to the student and receive it back within four weeks,
we provide the service.
One of the functions of the Extension Department is to conduct off-
campus credit courses through out the Province. These classes may
have anywhere from ten to forty students. Thus another task of
Extension Library is to make up and send "course libraries" for the
use of off-campus course students at the locations. These libraries
are selected from the standing collection, augmented by additional
purchases recommended by the course instructor.
Although there Is never an idle moment, the present Extension
Library is a small operation compared' to the days of Edith Stewart,
when it was located In what is now the Wilson Room Record Library,
Previous to 1965 the University offered a public Library mailing
service to B.C. residents from a sizable collection of current
popular, non-fiction and literary works.  This service is now
provided by the Provincial Library Commission's "Open Shelf" service. 11
Our present day Extension Library still fulfils one very valuable pubic
service.  It is the principle source of plays for reading to Provincial
amateur theatre groups.  Currently sixty-nine drama groups are registered
to borrow plays from the collection.  This collection is also available
to regular on-campus library users.
In providing service from the play collections, Extension Library is
most fortunate in having the talents of Mrs. Neville.  Sheila has wor<ed
with Amateur theatre since her early formative years of playing Indians,
and shooting gophers on the prairies of Saskatchewan.  Her last outstanding performance was to convene and hostess this years very successful B.C. Dominion Drama Festival.  She is just dandy at fielding those
requests for a three act comedy for "five women and two men, that takes
place on a desolate island off Sandy Hook.."  Sheila can give you a
dozen alternatives.
LIBRARY STAFF:  Years of service continued.
There's one we missed in last month's rhyme,
Who's been here since the dawn of time
In his own words "It's been such fun
Since I came here - in '5M"
Percy Fryer.
Especially for Margaret Fukuyama: -
(it's bound to happen, like as not)
We missed a gal who's been nine years
Upon the staff - we hope this clears ■
And that no more have been forgot!!
SH 12.
This is the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the hand
That collected the quarter,
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that: Sedge bought.
This is the student all forlorn
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the copy tattered and torn.
The student received, all forlorn,
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the ink that spilled on the floor
And covered the copy tattered and torn
The student received all forlorn
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That, changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought. 13.
This Is the gal who phoned in the morn
As she glared at the ink that spilled on
And covered the copy tattered and torn
The student received all forlorn,
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
the floor
This is the technician all weary and worn
Who answered the gal that phoned in the morn
As she glared at the ink that spilled on the floor
And covered the copy tattered and torn
The student received all forlorn
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
This is the line-up that clamours for more
Machines from the technician all weary and worn
Who answered the gal that phoned in the morn
As she glared at. the ink that spilled on the floor
And covered the copy tattered and torn
That the student received, all forlorn
Who owns the hand
That collected the quarter
That changed the nickel
That fed the machine that Sedge bought.
3} 9-
Pat (the rat) LaVac 14.
Goofs Dept.
A small U.S. daily recently
had its share of griefs.  The
story is handed on by Don Ren-
nie, a columnist in the Perth
Cour ier
It started with this classifii
ad on a Monday:
FOR SALE: R.D. Jones has one
sewing machine for sale.  Phoi
958 after 7 pm and ask for
Mrs. Kelly who lives with him
On Tuesday -
NOTICE: We regret having errei
in R.D. Jones' ad yesterday.
It should have read: One sewi
machine for sale. Cheap. Ph
958 and ask for Mrs. Kelly wh
lives with him after 7 p.m.
On Wednesday -
R.D. Jones has informed us th.
he has received several annoy
telephone calls because of th
error we made in his classifi
ad yesterday. His ad stands
rected as follows:
FOR SALE: R.D. Jones has one
machine for sale.  Cheap.  Ph
958 after 7 pm and ask for
Kelly who loves with him.
Finally on Thursday -
NOTICE: I, R.D.Jones, have no
ing machine for sale. I smas
it. Don't cal1 958 as the te
phone has been taken out. I
not been carrying on with Mrs
Until yesterday she was my he
keeper, but she quit.
'Nuff 15,
Reference Publications should be bibliographies which have been compiled
in areas where material is scattered and rather difficult to locate,
Standard size will be 82"x 11".  The Committee recommended that either
Seeber's Style Manual for Students, or Turabian's A Manual for Writers
of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations be used as a guide to consistent
bibliographic form.  If the publication is a revision, the previous
number should be shown in a revision note on both the cover and title
The librarian of W^stport University recently announced the creation
of a new classification scheme which has been eagerly seized upon by
farsighted librarians everywhere.
Since we are not: as yet overly committed to our new scheme, this
library is considering the adoption of this breakthrough in classification
systems which is rapidly proving to be a serious threat to L.C.
In a nutshell, this scheme consists of classifying books according
to the number of pages contained therein with due regard given to the
thickness of the covers.
For example, books of 150 to 400 pages have call numbers beginning
with X2 or XY unless they have red covers in which case the call number
becomes X0, but only if the Illustrations (if fewer than 9) are in halftones, when the call number becomes OX,  If the binding is buckram, the
number becomes 0X0 but only when there are more than 9 full-tone
Books of 2,000 or more pages are automatically assigned the subject
heading:  Flower-press ing.
All books with fewer than 149 pages are discarded.
Books of 1,000 to 2,000 pages are placed on a special shelf in the
cataloguing room.  These become the official Backlog, 16.
BIBLOS Vigilantes have Intercepted the following item of library
correspondence, obviously not meant for general publication. We
bring it to your attention, with the sinister comments attached by
the writer's commanding officer:
To:  RMH, Supervisor of Collections,
Expenses of Graham X on trip to Victoria, April 5, 1968,
Ferry: car and driver $7*00 (each way)  ...''$  14,00
Incidental expenses:
- driving through red light            ..,   15.00
- hitting parked car 50,00 +
damages of      245.68           ,„. 295.68
- overparking in front of police station  ... 10,00
- driving wrong way on Pandora Boulevard  ... 50,00
- driving while impaired (after 3 sherries),, 400,00
- backing into bus                    „., 564,49
2 oysterburgers, 4 cups coffee, 6 dozen beer    17.89
TOTAL    $1367.06
P,S, No claim made for overtime for the 2^- hours spent in the
police station on Saturday, April 6,
Signed:   Graham X
F~om:  RMH     To: Accomplices on trip to Victoria, April 5, 1968.
The attached is a model of clarity and fairness; I bring it to
your attention as a guide for your possible emulation in the
future.  The only point where difference of opinion might arise
is with regard to the "3 sherries".  It is open to arguments
that these be added, as contiguous expenses, to the bill.
Signed: Supervizier of Collection,
[Addendum:  BIBLOS investigator discovered that Graham X drove through tl
red light in an attempt to keep up with his superior officer in the car
ahead.  It therefore seems likely that the said superior a) went through
an amber light; and b) was speeding.! MAP DIVISION, RETAIL SECTION:
The following letter was received with a parcel of maps from the
Ghana Survey. It is a little difficult to know what books would
help this student, but we think BIBLOS might send him a "UBC"
T-shirt in the interests of international relations. Anyone who
would like to contribute a morning's coffee money to this worthy
cause should contact a BIBLOS Committee member.
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,<3i~_C\. . 18.
More catchily known as ABCL", the Association was formed in 1966
and legally constituted in 1967.  What are its aims and how does it
differ from BCLA?
Although both organizations aim to improve qualities of library
service (a premise basic to any library association) there are certain differences in the approaches.  Some overlapping of interests
is inevitable, but has proved to be minimal, and a cordial and harmonious relationship exists between the two associations.  BCLA
membership is open to anyone and Is chiefly concerned with 1ibrar ies,
ABCL membership, which numbers about 135, is restricted to professional librarians, and emphasis is on the IibrarIan and the standard!
of professional librarianship.  Further study and research for librarians are encouraged.  Seminars co-sponsored by ABCL have been held
on automation and the Anglo-American cataloging rules, and a work
study course on contemporary management and supervisory methods was
enthusiastically received.
ABCL attempts to stimulate and increase public interest in professional library service.  It has set a minimum standard salary for
professional positions advertised In Its Newsletter, and will not
accept advertisements In which salaries fall below this level.  It
is continually engaged in spirited correspondence regarding the
hiring of unqualified persons to fill professional positions and
makes vigorous protests to bodies advertizing for a 'librarian'
when what is meant is a 'library assistant1. Advice is willingly
given, and libraries are responding well - one institution in
fact recently hired a professional librarian, contrary to its original intention, as a result of consultation with ABCL.
To promote and advance the interests and welfare of librarians,
ABCL maintains at its Clearinghouse a current list of positions vacant, and this Clearinghouse is fast becoming a central information
agency on libraries and librarianship,  ABCL has established procedures for evaluating qualifications of librarians wishing to practice in B.C., and has compiled information on financial sources
available to librarian for further study.  Attention will soon be
directed toward legislation to license ABCL as the association legally representing the profession in B.C.
ABCL promotes cooperation with other organizations with similar objectives, such as BCLA noted above, and CLA.  Initiated by ABCL,
discussions regarding possible changes in the relationship between
CLA and the provincial associations are now under way.  A close
liaison exists between ABCL and Vancouver City College where classes 19,
for library technicians are being given. ABCL has compiled examples
of job descriptions ineffect for library technicians and library
assistants in the province,
The $25 fee is disbursed in a number of ways - to sponsor workshops,
seminars etc, - as grants to other bodies that may co-sponsor certain
programs - to engage speakers - to pay a Board member's expenses at
CLA Council meetings - toward our publications and the. annual conference.
It is difficult to make an association sound exciting - but ABCL is
just that!
Lois Carrier
Margot Al1 Ingham
In the Minutes of a Faculty Association meeting on parking problems,
it was proposed that "A Standing Parking Committee be appointed,.,."
When will it get up and go? K„ K„
QUAK, A.J, Blonk-
From the Scuola Normal Superiore, Pisa,
Dear Mr. R.J, Lanning,
Bibliografy Division,
University of Columbia
Vancouver 8
The Staff Sick Bay will be opening within the next month and
should prove of great benefit to the staff.  It will be situated at the North East corner on the 4th Floor in what was the
Faculty Reading Room.  It is recommended that all members of
the staff familiarize themselves with this location.
There are women's toilet facilities on the floor and again it
would be a good idea for the staff to find out where these are
located in relation to the Sick Bay.
The room will be equipped with 2 cots, 1 easy chair, 1 regular
chair and a small table.  There will be blankets, heating pad,
pillows, screen and anything else we can think of to make the
room comfortable and peaceful.  It is not meant to be a first
aid station and will not primarily be equipped as such.  First
Aid boxes for minor injuries will still be standard in each
division.  The Sick Bay is meant to be an area where temporary
discomforts (headaches, cramps, etc.) can be overcome in a peaceful and restful atmosphere.  Remember that it will be located
within the stack area so both from the point of view of the staff
and the student quiet must be maintained at all times.  Smoking
will not be permitted.
There will be two keys to the ^Sick Bay.  The key for the use of
the Staff will be kept from 9 - 5,  Monday thru Friday in the
Reserve Book Room Office, at any other time it will be at the
Reserve Loan Desk. Again it is up to every member on staff to
check these locations.  To enable us to know where the key is
at all times it will be necessary to keep a record of who has
the key at any specific time.  This record will not be analyzed
to see who and how many times -any one uses the Sick Bay but
rather, if anything, to prove how necessary it is to have such
an area within the Library system. 21
The Library Assistants association and I am sure all numbers of the
Staff would like to thank the Administration and in particular
Mr, Stuart-Stubbs and Mr, i„F. Bell for providing the facilities
and the equipment for the Sick Bay,
Pat LaVac
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tWais ~rU&   omly k<£ y £ 22.
The nucleus of the Union Theological College of B.C. was built during
Prohibition; any further coincidence is entirely imaginary.  The central tower, added in 1934, was balanced in 1962 with the addition of
the east wing consisting of classrooms, faculty offices and the Library.
This imposing hall houses 20,000 catalogued and uncatalogued books,
some 120 current periodicals, and welcomes 600 or so hungry bookworms.  Around the panelled walls of the Reading Room are display of
highly original montages of recent books on religion in all its modern
aspects.  In one corner stands a high, black replica of the Moabite
Stone, chiselled in Old Hebrew and dated approximately 85 B.C.  The
original was discovered in Diban, Transjordan, in 1868; a squeeze impression of the carving was fortunately made before the natives broke
the stone in fragments to raise, and spread, the monetary value.
Eventually two large and eighteen smaller pieces were recovered and
the missing portions reconstructed from the impression.  Replicas of
the Rosetta Stone and the Black Obelisk of Shalmaneser Ml are also
displayed by the Library, in the entrance rotunda.  The Rosetta
Stone, discovered in 1798 by Napoleon's troops, provided the key to
translation of the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic writing.  It is carved
with an inscription in three languages; hieroglyphic, demotic (a later
Egyptian script) and ancient Greek.  A knowledge of the Greek permitted
decoding of the other two languages.  The Black Obelisk stands nearly
seven feet high and contains a record in Assyrian cuneiform of Shalmaneser Ill's campaigns from 854 - 836 B.C.  The original was discovered near Ninevah.
The Library also maintains two wall cases of displays on church history
in the entrance to the College.  Bookjackets, periodical articles,
quotations and pictures are arranged by Mrs. Kingston, who also creates
a frequently changing display on the seasons of the church year.  Colou
plays an important part in her arrangements.
The ordering, processing and reference work of the collection is undertaken by two full-time and two part-time staff. Book cards are sent tc
the Main Library to be filed in our Main Card Catalogue. The books and
periodicals of Union and Anglican Theological Colleges, and St. Marks
College, are listed in the Main Card Catalogue, but no longer in the
Author i ty File.
Union Theological College is fortunate in its setting and attractive if
distracting views are obtained from the north windows of the library.
The cheerful, ecumenical atmosphere of the reading room make this a
most pleasant place to work.
Mart i na C i pol1i 23.
JEWS ITEMS:  Library reporting in the Richmond Review, 25 April 1968:
U.S. Co-Ed Studies Libraries
A comprehensive library chain two days at the Brighouse Library.
>perating in B.C. Is so unique, One  Interesting experience, she
American library students consi- recalled, was travelling with the
ier It necessary to study it bookmobile on the Hope Highway,
°irst hand, as part of their calling at many country spots.
training. The Fraser Valley system was
So, says a student librarian founded in 1930 and at that time
From Seattle, Wash., who has was the only Horary chain of its
spent a month here studying kind on the North American contl-
the Fraser Valley Regional nent.
l. I brary system. Today, the situation Is only
Carol Stoops Is studying for slightly improved and American
rtcr masters degree in libra- students consider It valuable ex-
rianship at the University perience to spend time in B.C.
of Washington and she spent with our extensive library organ-
three weeks at the library's ization.
headquarters in Abbotsford.
She then spent two days at Richmond Review 25 April 1968
the ChillIwack branch, before coming to Richmond for
News on our Bell-Tower, from the Sun April 1968:
Music in the Air at UBC
There will be music in the Brothers and Wilson of Vancouver
air at University of B.C. who $97>000 bid was the lowest
next term. of five submitted.
It will be provided by a The remaining $63,000 will pro-
new $160,000 Clock bell to- vide equipment for the clock and
wer whose chimes will mark carillon which are on order. The
the start morning classes, tower, which will be located in
the noon hour break and the front of the Library Is to be corn-
end of the day. pleted by September.
The 140-foot clock bell tower Is a gift to the UBC from
Vancouver lawyer Leon Ladner, Vancouver Sun - dated ?
UBC board of governors Thursday awarded the contract to
construct the tower to Smith 24.
Well cSffesl Bkc*l *rt>   wo^k.


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