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THE LIBRARY
^REPORT OF
The Library Committee
TO
The Senate
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.
SEPTEMBER, 1931 The University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, Canada.
L. S. Klinck, Esq., M.S.A., D.Sc, LL.D.,
President,
Chairman of the Senate,
The University of British Columbia.
Sir:—
The following report is presented by the Library Committee to
the Senate of the University of British Columbia in accordance
with the instructions contained in the Senate's resolution of
December 15th, 1926.
The main facts with regard to the progress of the Library
during the year ending 31st August are set out in the Librarian's
annual report to the Committee, transmitted herewith.
As in the past, the work of the Committee has been concerned
mainly with: (a) financial arrangements, and (b) discipline.
(a) In its report1 submitted in September, 1930, the Committee
gave an account of the financial provision for books and periodicals
during the year commencing April 1st, 1930. Estimates for the
following year were prepared in the hope that more adequate provision might be secured. The budget for the financial year beginning
April 1st, 1931, provided $1,500 for books and periodicals. In
addition the Committee had at its disposal a special vote of $5,000
made at the close of the preceding financial year. Application has
been made for a supplementary grant.
In our estimates for 1932-33 we have asked for $5,450 for
"fixed charges" and $10,900 for new books.
The main difficulty which stands in the way of a satisfactory
budget is that the votes—sometimes very generous votes—made by
the Board of Governors at the close of a financial year have come
to be relied on not only for new books, but even for meeting
fixed charges. We wish to have these windfalls in the future, but
only if they can be real windfalls, and we appeal to Senate to
support our request for a regular budget appropriation at the
beginning of each year which will cover the routine requirements Report of Library Committee
for new books as well as the fixed charges for periodicals, etc.
(b) Discipline in the Library has distinctly improved. The
attempt begun id September, 1930, to attain a high standard of
library discipline has been sufficiently successful to justify its
continuance. The basic difficulty is that the students are not willing
to undertake responsibility for maintaining order, while no system
of discipline can be successful which does not, on the whole,
command their confidence and respect. They are not quite convinced
of the need for absolute silence (as the reading rooms in the
Library are practically the only place on the campus where work
can be done), and a type of supervision, which at best can check
only a small fraction of offenders, must always appear unfair. The
Committee, is, however, satisfied with the progress which has been
made under these rather difficult conditions.
Very truly yours,
H. F. ANGUS,
Chairman,
Library Committee.
8th September, 1931. Professor H. F. Angus,
Chairman, Library Committee,
The University of British Columbia.
Sir:—
I beg to present the following report of the work of the Library
as from August 31st, 1930, to date, for the information of the
Library Committee.
ACCESSIONS
The Library's book collection now exceeds 80,000 volumes, an
increase of 3,812 books during the period under review.   Of these,
76,429  are  accessioned,  and  about   3,750 are  duplicates,   shelved
apart from the main collection.
The number of new books is slightly less than one-half that
shewn in the report of a year ago, when the new accessions totalled
almost 8,000. It is about three-quarters of that reported in September, 1928, when 4,373 volumes were added.
The growth of the collection for the past four years is as shown
below:
Sept.       Sept.        Sept.        Sept.
1931
New volumes     3,812
Total vols, accessioned.... 76,429
Duplicates        3,750
Total   80,179
1930
7,997
1929
4,211
1928
4,373
72,686
3,681
68,900
3,400
64,689
3,400
76,367
72,300
68,089
Among the more interesting and valuable additions have been
the following:
Annals of the Entomological Society of America.... 11 vols. $44.00
Various publications of  the  American  Institute  of
Mining  and   Metallurgy    16 vols. $56.00
Biological   Bulletin,   1902-1916  28 vols. $34.00
Canadian Entomologist   61 vols. $125.00
Cobbett's Cyclopedic Survey of Chamber Music  2 vols. $30.00
Curtiss' Botanical  Magazine  43 vols. $216.00
Hoppe    Seydler's    Zeitschrift    fur    Physiologische
Chemie     188 vols. $848.40
Genetica    10 vols. $100.00
Journal of Scientific Instruments  6 vols. $40.50
Journal   of  Genetics  6 vols. $77.50
Journal of Biological Chemistry  15 vols. $51.00
Ray Society, Publications  $58.55
Papers relative to the Affairs of British Columbia $25.00
Soil  Science    14 vols. $70.00
Oeuvres de Rabelais  5 vols. $27.50
New York  Nation  96 vols. $72.00
Vergilius Palatinus   $80.00 Report of Library Committee
The Library has received 118 volumes of the Catalogue
Generate, the monumental catalogue of books in the Bibliotheque
Nationale, Paris, to which subscription was made two years ago.
To another work of the same kind the Library also subscribes—
the British Museum Catalogue. This will cover the whole of the
more than 4,000,000 books in the world's largest library.
MISSING BOOKS
The annual check of the stacks at the close of the spring term
revealed a loss of 203 volumes. Of these 44 have been found or
returned up to August 1st, leaving a net loss at that time of 159
books. This compares with 134 volumes for the year 1928-29, and
114 volumes for last year.
Among the more valuable books missing are:
Americana Encyclopaedia, v. 15  $10.00
Canada and its Provinces, v. 1  (cloth)  $4.00
Maciver : Community   $6.00
Jeans: Astronomy and Cosmogony  $10.00
Physikalische Zeitschrift, Bd. 30  $15.00
Parker: Textbook of Zoology  $12.50
GIFTS
A year ago it was noted that the gifts of books to the Library
were small, the valuation being set at $634.00. It is gratifying to
report a very substantial increase in number, and a still greater
increase in value.
Mrs. J. J. Banfield presented collections of standard authors to
the value of $300.00 Chancellor McKechnie gave Reports of the
British Columbia Department of Mines from 1874 to 1898 that filled
some gaps vainly sought for years. In addition, the Chancellor gave
his own files of important medical journals, many of them bound.
This collection could not be purchased in the open market for less
than $500.00.    It includes :
Annals of Surgery, 1903-1918, almost complete.
British Medical Journal, 1906-1925, almost complete.
Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics, 1907-1930, complete.
Methods and Problems of Medical Education, 1926-1930, etc., etc.
From Mr. Gilbert Grosvenor, of the National Geographic
Society, the Library received a copy of the superbly illustrated
"Machu Picchu, a Citadel of the Incas," by Hiram Bingham; from
Mr. G. Barber, twenty-four volumes of "Modern Business;" from
Mr. R. L. Reid, K.C., about twenty volumes of historical interest;
from Dr. Howard Spohn, volumes of the American Medical
Educational Journal; from Mr. R. Roys, a number of miscellaneous
books.
Miss Mary Black, of Fort William, Secretary of the Thunder
Bay Historical Association, presented a complete file of its reports,
while the Library of Western University, through Mr. Fred Landon, The University of British Columbia
Librarian, gave a complete file of the Michigan Pioneer Association
reports. The Vancouver Public Library, through the courtesy of
Mr. Edgar Robinson, donated a number of continuous runs of
popular and technical periodicals.
The Provincial Librarian and Archivist, Mr. John Hosie, has
presented from his duplicates two volumes of high interest, value,
and rarity, "The Fraser Mines Vindicated" (Victoria, 1858) and
"British Columbia; Proclamations," from 1858 to 1864. The former
is the first attempt at book publishing made in British Columbia,
while the latter is the official copy of the then Provincial Treasurer,
and appears to be one of a set of six or eight assembled and bound
for official purposes.    Of these, only five are extant.
The International Relations Club has presented, on permanent
loan, about thirty books on the important matters indicated by the
Club's title, and, in addition, contributes to the Periodical Room
the "Fortnightly Summary of International Events."
Valedictory Gift of Arts '31.
The Graduating Class in Arts '31 chose for its Valedictory Gift
a collection of source material concerning the history and resources
of British Columbia. At graduation it pledged itself to maintain its
interest and keep up the collection.
Briefly, the collection consists of:
(a) Books, the majority purchased by Mr. R. L. Reid in Great
Britain and the Continent in 1930. Of these there are
about 110, the dates of publication running from 1779 to
1929. They are of so diverse a nature that they cannot be
summarized beyond stating that they relate, in whole or
in part, to British Columbia.
(b) Pamphlets. Publications of governments, societies, boards
of trade, industrial companies, etc.
(c) Manuscripts. Chiefly concerning the early Hudson Bay
Company.    Also some interesting transcripts.
(d) Newspapers. Often broken and incomplete, but containing
valuable files from Victoria, New Denver, Nelson, Slocan,
etc.
(e) Photographs of early scenes and settlers.
(/)  Relics of museum articles.
The whole collection (which is not yet completely arranged)
has been housed in a glass cabinet built from funds voted for the
purpose by the Board of Governors.
U. S. Government Documents.
During the year the Library has received several hundreds of
volumes and pamphlets from the Superintendent of Documents of Report of, Library Committee
the American Government at Washington. Arrangements rendering
this possible were made by the Librarian during his absence last
summer.
After discussing our difficulties with the Superintendent in
person, plans were made by which the whole resources of his storage,
consisting of millions of items, were made available for the completion of this Library's files.
As a result, some hundreds of items have been received. These
range from bound and illustrated quarto volumes of hundreds of
pages to small four-page leaflets. The whole shipment, arriving
at different times, required twenty-nine mail sacks and dozens of
mail packages. Their classification, cataloguing, and shelving is
still far from finished, but already many sets of serials are much
more complete than was at one time hoped, and some are perhaps
as near completion as they ever will be, for the missing items are
long since out of print and unprocurable.
It would be difficult to place a valuation on this gift. But the
Librarian, with grateful thanks, acknowledges the obligation of the
University to Mr. Chas. E. Tisdall, Superintendent of Documents,
Washington, D. C, for this latest and most conspicuous of a long
series of generous donations.
PERIODICALS
As noted in the letter of transmittal of the Chairman of the
Library Committee in the Library Report last year, an attempt
was made at that time to reduce the expenditure on periodicals.
The result of this effort was that forty-two titles were dropped, at
a saving of $110.00 a year. Those to which subscriptions were discontinued were of the cheaper type, averaging less than $3.00 per
year, whereas the average cost of the periodical subscriptions is
about $7.00. As against this saving must be set the fact that costs
for retained titles increase at about $80.00 per year. This is due
chiefly to two factors, both practically limited to the research
journals: (1) increased subscription charges, and (2) increased
number of volumes published annually.
The present number of periodicals subscribed to by the Library
totals 507. In addition, there are 179 subscriptions received as gifts,
making a total of 686 publications regularly received.
A proportion of these latter are of ephemeral and valueless
material, but a minority are of solid worth—for instance, the
Architect, the Builder, the Bulletin of Entomological Research,
Commercial Intelligence Bulletin, the Engineer, Engineering, Marine
Biological Association of the United Kingdom Bulletin, Linnean
Society of New South Wales Proceedings. The University of British Columbia
From various members of the University Staff were received as
gifts: American Mineralogist, American Veterinary and Medical
Association Journal, Apollo, Burlington, Canadian Bar Journal,
International Affairs, International Review of Agriculture, Musical
Quarterly, Pacific Affairs, Punch.
From the Professional Engineers' Association, through the
Vancouver Public Library, there have been received as gifts a
number of volumes of periodicals that make the Library's files more
complete. Among these are: Institute of Naval Architects, Transactions; Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, Transactions;
Municipal and County Engineering, and eleven other titles. From
the Dominion Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, have been
received thirty volumes of the International Review of Agriculture.
This has been supplemented by further volumes kindly given by
Dean Clement.
Among the Library's files of important periodicals, completely,
or partly, filled in during the year are the following:
American Journal of Sociology, Vols. 5-9, 15-25.
Annals of Applied Biology, Vols. 1-5.
Journal of Biological Chemistry, Vols. 37-56 and general indexes.
Journal of Comparative Neurology, Vols. 26-32.
Journal of Educational Psychology, Vols. 1-7.
Journal of Experimental Zoology, Vols. 19-26.
Journal of Genetics, Vols. 3-6, 9, 10.
Journal of Scientific Instruments, Vols. 1-6.
Missouri Botanical Garden, Annals, Vols. 1-10.
Physikalische Berichte, Vols. 3-6.
Genetica, Vols. 1-11.
Quarterly Journal of Forestry, Vols. 1-14.
Scottish Geographical Magazine, Vols. 1-44.
Soil Science, Vols. 1-14.
Science, Vols. 4-12.
Curtiss' Botanical Magazine, Vols. 1-53, n. s. Vols. 1-11.
Sale and Purchase of Duplicate Periodicals.
This Library was one of the first to co-operate in a project
inaugurated in 1930 by which unneeded duplicate periodical material
could be exchanged for that of other libraries. In 1930 it sold
duplicate periodical material to the value of $196.97, and purchased
to the amount of $128.50. With the approval of the Committee, the
surplus was used for the purchase of a file of the Nation (N.Y.),
costing $75.00. There was thus a small debit of $6.53 on the year's
operation.
In 1931 this Library sold material to the value of $72.32, and
purchased to the extent of $111.25—a debit to date of $38.93.
The items received—all in exchange for dead stock—are far
too numerous to list, but mention may be made of considerable
runs of the scarce and valuable Biological Bulletin, and of the
Journal of Political Economy, Electrotechnische Zeitschrift, Survey, 10 Report oi? Library Committee
American    Historical    Association    Annual    Reports,    Spectator,
Electrical World.
Union List of Periodicals in British Columbia.
Another undertaking of importance, involving the co-operation
of libraries of British Columbia possessing files of scientific, historical, or technical material, was the organization of a Union File of
British Columbia Periodicals. This will enable the co-operating
libraries to inform research students where material, not owned by
the library at which they enquire, may be found. The co-operating
libraries are:
Vancouver The Public Library.
Union College Library.
School of Decorative and Applied Art.
The Medical Library.
The University Library.
Victoria The Public Library.
Provincial Library.
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
Nanaimo Pacific Biological Station.
Prince Rupert    Fisheries Experimental Station.
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The Provincial Library has, as yet, sent a list of its current
holdings only.   The Nanaimo list is in preparation and has not yet
been received.
On completion, the co-operating libraries will exchange their
lists, and thus information as to periodical holdings in nine important
libraries of the Province will be immediately and permanently available, to the great advantage of research students.
This Library, as its contribution to the project, has compiled
a complete catalogue of its periodical holdings. The work was done
by Miss Smith, in charge of Reference, and Mr. Roland Lanning,
in charge of Periodicals. It consists of forty mimeographed pages,
suitably bound, and lists over 860 series.
CIRCULATION
During the year 2297 students were registered as having library
privileges. Of these, 1910 were students enrolled in the autumn
and spring terms, 285 were registered as attending in the summer
session, while there were 102 extra-mural readers for the last
calendar year. Extra-mural readers' registrations for the present
year are 55. The University of British Columbia 11
The use of the Library is steadily growing.    Particulars and
comparisons are given herewith:
ORDINARY LOANS, 1928-1931
1930-31 1929-30 1928-29
September      1,599 1,543 1,009
October      5,800 5,048 4,825
November     4,857 4,676 4,457
December      2,487 2,348 2,310
January      5,334 4,410 4,152
February      5,684 4,509 4,387
March       5,689 4,717 3,806
April      2,939 2,655 2,052
May      2,018 1,354 1,291
June        930 749 723
July     1,434 1,626 1,944
August      1,283 1,271 1,676
39,454 34,906 33,232
Monthly average      3,288 2,909 2,769
"RESERVED" LOANS
1930-31 1929-30 1928-29
October     7,655 6,372 5,241
November   10,414 8,345 7,289
December      4,721 3,582 3,709
January     5,843 5,764 3,421
February      6,605 7,059 4,781
March    10,439 9,016 6,820
April        5,502 5,745 5,052
51,177 45,883 36,313
Monthly average      7,311 6,554 5,188
SUMMER SESSION "RESERVED" LOANS
1931 1930 1929
July      1,443 1,355 809
August      1,395 1,162 678
2,838 2,517 1,487
Monthly average      1,419 1,258 744 12 Report op Library Committee
SUMMARY OF CIRCULATION
1930-31        1929-30 1928-29
Ordinary Loans   39,454         34,906 33,232
Reserved Loans   51,177         45,878 36,314
Summer Session      2,838           2,517 1,487
93,469        83,301 71,033
Monthly average      7,789 6,941 5,919
EVENING ATTENDANCE
1930-31       1929-30
October       1,349 910
November       3,552 2,154
December    2,216 1,619
January        1,212 885
February       1,989 1,628
March    4,720 4,073
April     3,985 3,628
19,023 14,897
Monthly average      2,717 2,123
The reading rooms were also kept open during the evenings of
the summer session, the attendance being:
1931 1930
July           95 340
August        518 386
613 726
Average         29 20
BOOK APPROPRIATIONS
For the University financial year 1930-31 a total of $15,546.38
was made available for the purchase of books and periodicals. This
sum was made up of main and special appropriations for general
or special purposes, recommended by the President and authorized
by the Board of Governors, and, in some cases, of transfers of
monies appropriated by the Board to the Teaching Departments.
Such transfers are requested by the Head of the Department concerned, and have to be formally approved by the President and
the Board. The University of British Columbia 13
The total appropriatons for books and magazines are $951.28
less than for 1929-30.
The details of these appropriations and the expenditures thereunder are as follows:
BOOK APPROPRIATIONS
Balance carried forward from 1929-30.  $ 4,069.65
Special appropriation, March, 1930  4,500.00
Main appropriation,  1930-31  5,500.00
Summer Session, Books  500.00
Special Grants: Jas. E. Teit Collection  160.00
Special Grants  (ctd.), Department of History 250.00
Transfer: Faculty of Agriculture  50.00
Transfer: Supplies & expense acct. for postage 374.73
Fines and Extra Mural Fees  142.00
$15,546.38
Of the balance from 1929-30 ($4,069.65) given above, the
following are the details:
Unspent appropriations   $3,094.75
Orders outstanding        974.89
During the period under review, 1,331 orders for books have
been placed by the Library.
BINDING
The appropriation for binding for the financial. year was
$2,000.00—two-thirds of the sum voted for this purpose during
the preceding five years.
For several reasons—extra work in connection with periodical
duplicates, the necessity for close attention to student discipline on
the part of the member of the staff in charge of binding, caution in
the spending of a reduced appropriation—only the most pressing
work was done. With the approval of the Committee and the
President, the balance of the appropriation was carried forward to
the present University year.
Total expenditure on binding, $705.21. Balance carried forward
to credit of present University year account of $1,294.79.
CATALOGUE DEPARTMENT
Some 4,000 accessions, exclusive of many hundreds of
pamphlets in series, have been classified and catalogued. A much
fuller analysis of many might be made were the staff larger. 14 Report of Library Committee
Some time is still being devoted to the relative index of the
Library of Congress subject headings, but much work yet remains
to be done.
During the year much was done in the classifying and cataloguing of government documents, many being taken out of the
series to be treated as separates. This work is always in demand
by the Reference Department.
In the present financial condition of the University, the appointment of any additional persons to the Library Staff is recognized as
being out of the question. But such an appointment to the
Cataloguing Department has for years been a serious need. It is
impossible for one person to do the classification, cataloguing and
analysis of a library growing at the rate of 4,000 volumes a year
with the thoroughness with which such work should be done. When
the financial situation improves, it is hoped that a trained cataloguer,
to specialize in Government Documents, may be appointed.
REFERENCE DEPARTMENT
During recent years the work of the Reference Department has
been steadily increasing, but the period covered by this Report has
seen the most rapid development in the history of the Library. For
the students the bulk of the work has been in connection with club
paper, essays, theses and debates. For the teaching staff it has
been principally the location and loaning from other libraries of
books required for research. Reference service has also been
extended to extra-mural students not living near Vancouver, to
many business and professional men, and to other libraries.
During the year practically all the books on the Reserved
shelves have been analyzed in order to make chapters containing
biographical, critical, or bibliographical material more quickly available. This work involved the careful examination and notation
of many scores of volumes. It requires much time and labor,
justified by the wider and more exact use that can be made of the
books.
Reference Accessions.
This year it has been possible to pay more attention to some of
the smaller, but important publications. An attempt has been made
to build up the pamphlet file, particularly in regard to biological and
critical material on living men and women. This sort of material
is most difficult to obtain .
The following list gives a few of the more interesting reference
books acquired:
Bryant.   New library of poetry and song.
Buckland, C. E.   Dictionary of Indian biography.
Catalogue of British scientific and technical books. The University of British Columbia 15
Cobbett.    Encyclopedic survey of Chamber music.
Dominions Office.    Colonial List, 1931.
Essays and general literature index, Pt. 1.
Granger, E.   Supplement to Granger's Index (1918-1928).
Institute of Women's Professional Relations.   Occupations for college
women.
Jones, H. P.    Dictionary of foreign phrases and classical quotations.
Living Authors.
Pitman's Dictionary of commercial correspondence.
Robertson, D. A. Ed.   American universities and colleges.
Royal Empire Society.   Catalogue, v. 1.
Schneider.   Handbuch der Bibliographic
Smith.   A copious and critical English-Latin dictionary.
Stillwell, M. B.    Incunabula and Americana.
Waldman.   Americana.
Yearbook of the Arts in Canada.
Richardson, E. C.   Special collections in North American libraries.
Adam, M. I.   Guide to the principal parliamentary papers relating to
the Dominions, 1812-1911.
Shaw, Chas. B., Ed.   A list of books for college libraries.
Inter-library Loans.
In inter-library loans the Department has borrowed 138, and
loaned 59 volumes. In three cases, where the material was not
available for loan, photostats were made.
Borrowings were made from the following libraries:
Agricultural College, Corvallis, Ore.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington, D. C.
Cornell University, Ithaca, N. Y.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.
Library of Congress.
McGill University, Montreal, Que.
New York State College of Agriculture.
Princeton University, Princeton, N. J.
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo.
Seattle Public Library, Seattle, Wash.
Leland Stanford Jr. University, Palo Alto, Cal.
State Agricultural College, Manhattan, Kansas.
United States Department of Agriculture Library, Washington, D. C.
University of California, Berkeley, Cal.
University of Chicago, Chicago, 111.
University of Illinois, Urbana, 111.
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Washington State College, Pullman, Wash.
Washington University Library, St. Louis, Mo.
Yale University, New Haven, Conn. 16 Report of Library Committee
Loans were made to the following libraries and institutions:
Britannia Mining and Smelting Company.
B. C. Telephone Company.
Dominion Astrophysical Observatory.
Dominion Experimental Farm, Summerland.
Fisheries Experimental Station, Prince Rupert.
Fraser Valley Demonstration Library.
Pacific Biological Station, Nanaimo.
Powell River Company, Limited.
Provincial Library, Victoria.
Smith College Library, Northampton, Mass.
University of Alberta.
University of Idaho.
University of Manitoba.
University of Oregon.
University of Saskatchewan.
University of Washington.
DISCIPLINE
It is satisfactory to note that the arrangements outlined in the
Library Report of a year ago have resulted in making the Stacks
and Reading Room much more suitable for quiet study.
During the session, 241 students were suspended from library
privileges for infraction of library regulations—all for one day for
the first offence, 41 for a second offence (the majority for one
week), and 13 for a third. The third offenders were reported to
and dealt with by the Committee, four being referred to the Faculty
Council, which debarred two students from lectures for a week.
NEW EQUIPMENT
During the year, better facilities have been provided in the
main Reading Room for the work of the Reference Librarian. A
shelved counter and additional book-shelving were installed, while
in the Seminar Room two oak bookcases were placed. One is for
the Arts 1931 Valedictory gift, the other for rare and special
volumes, not to be placed on loan. Some of these have been acquired
through purchase, but in the last fifteen years many have been
received as gifts.   They now constitute a section of some size.
The Packing and Receiving Room has been equipped with a
large double-faced book stack for sorting periodicals. The University of British Columbia 17
WORK DONE DURING SUMMER VACATION
During the summer vacation, in order to conserve shelving
space, a good deal of work was done in the shifting and re-arrangement of unbound periodical material. The necessity for this arose
from: (1) the ten-year accumulation of volumes of periodicals not
of sufficient importance to justify binding; (2) the gifts of volumes
of periodicals of considerable bulk, and (3) the postponement of
the binding of many volumes because of the reduction in binding
appropriation.
A double-tiered! stack, 14 ft. in height and 20 ft. in length was
erected in the Packing and Receiving Room, and sorting trestles
placed in Tiers 1 and 2 of the stacks, as well as in the end bays of
those floors. This additional accommodation permitted the removal
from the machinery room of piles of periodical material placed in
storage since the stacks were erected on Tier 1.
The duplicate collection, other than periodicals, housed in the
Packing and Receiving Room, has been gone over during the
summer and re-organized. Much closer classification was effected
in the Government documents section. All this material was placed
in the Seminar Room, arranged for ready reference, and partly
catalogued before being reshelved.
STAFF
The Library Staff consists of:
John Ridington, Librarian.
Dorothy M. Jefferd, Cataloguer.
Anne M. Smith, Reference.
Mabel Lanning, Circulation.
Roland Lanning, Periodicals and Binding.
Lionel Haweis, Accessions.
Evelyn Hearsey, Book Orders.
Florence L. Ranking, Typist.
Anthony Bailey, Call Boy.
It gives the Librarian pleasure to testify to the conscientious
and intelligent interest throughout the whole year of the Library
Staff.
Miss Jefferd and Mr. Haweis were each granted two months'
leave of absence during the summer vacation. 18 Report of. Library Committee
LIBRARY COMMITTEE
Changes in the personnel of the Library Committee have been
made during the year by vote of the Senate.   It now consists of:
Dr. L. S. Klinck, President of the University (ex-officio).
Professor H. F. Angus, Chairman.
Dr. W. L. MacDonald   (representing the Faculty of Arts and
Professor F. H. Soward}       Science.
Professor F. W. Vernon, representing the Faculty of Applied
Science.
Professor G. G. Moe, representing the Faculty of Agriculture.
John Ridington, Secretary.
Regular meetings of the Committee are held monthly during the
second Wednesday of the Session and special meetings as need
arises. In all, seven meetings have been held since the Report of
September, 1930.
Respectfully submitted,
JOHN RIDINGTON,
Librarian.
4th September, 1931.

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