Open Collections

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

UBC Publications

Report of the University Librarian to the Senate 1954-11

Item Metadata


JSON: libsenrep-1.0115268.json
JSON-LD: libsenrep-1.0115268-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): libsenrep-1.0115268-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: libsenrep-1.0115268-rdf.json
Turtle: libsenrep-1.0115268-turtle.txt
N-Triples: libsenrep-1.0115268-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: libsenrep-1.0115268-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

Report of
the University Librarian
to the Senate
39th Year
September 1953 to August 1954
November 1954 December 3* l$5h
Dr. II. A. M. ISacEenaie,
The University of British Columbia.
Dear Dr. MacKenzies
I submit to you herewith tho annual Report of
the University librarian to the Sonata for tho year
It)53/i9!>4» covering the >9th year oi' the institution*s
history. I hope it td.ll show that this has bean a good
year end what the continuing problems of development arc.
Wt can, I believe, claim for thla Uaiversity
that we have the first library in the country in terras
of organisation and service, are second in else of
student enrollment, and third in strength of research
collections. In the above ratings our 1st is "first
class," our 2d just passing,, and our 3d rather low.
During the past yoar we have added sore to ths collections
than during any such previous period, but our collections
are proportionately smaller than comparable libraries in
Canada and the United States and our needs based upon
faculty deiaand are greater than ever before. Our recent
growth is consequently accompanied by an increasing sens©
of urgency to provide resources consistent with our
academe scope and rank*
The Report of the University Librarian tail!
have been circulated to the Library Consaittee and discussed
by them in advance of presentation to Senate*
Yours sincerely,
Heal Harlow,
MHtef University Librarian Contents
Introduction  1
Major Advances   5
Book Funds  7
Salaries and Personnel  9
Access to Collections  12
Building Needs   13
Unified Library Service  15
Departmental Reading Rooms ...... 15
Senate Library Committee   16
Student Library Committee  17
Library Friends   17
Report of Library Divisions ....... 1$
Acquisitions Division   1$
Cataloging Division  19
Serials Division   20
Reference Division  21
Bio-Medical Library and Branch 22
Loan Division  23
Extension Library   24
Acknowledgments   25
A - Selected List of Notable
B - Library Staff
C - Senate Library Committee
D - Circulation Statistics Report of the University Librarian to the Senate
LIBRARIES are commonly associated in our minds with things of
the past, with the cumulation and preservation of cultural resources. But in periods of rapidly changing values and practices, conservation is not a conservative process. To conserve
knowledge we must propagate it, to preserve our social well-being
we must insure Its growth. A mausoleum of books is an imposing
tomb, but unless libraries are continually enlivened by the infusion of new material and are perpetually aerated by exposure
to human minds, the society which supports them will not be
served. Libraries are stocked with the past, but they are not
of it. They are the yield of human endeavor, currently devoted
to productive use.
University libraries are no exceptions in this contemporary
role. Rather, they are more involved, for the range of their
collections grows wide and deep and they reach an audience
highly selected for intelligence and interest. Within their
daily reach is the solid core of the next generation, the new
blood of all the professions, the humanist, scientist, and independent citizen who will transmit a rich or diminished culture.
To raise these from the level of "required" reading to the
practice of independent Inquiry and thought is a general goal.
Knowledge, related to living and expanded into new learning and
understanding, is the objective of higher education to which university libraries must give full support. Library service
is a basic factor in the agronomy of cultural growth.
There is no choice in the matter of providing library
materials for instruction and research. Alternates may sometimes be found for other university equipment and service,
but there is no substitute for the library. And the costs of
university library resources are characteristically continuing
and cumulating. Economies in library operation and in the means
of securing access to materials are being realized; but it seems
improbable that substantial reductions in costs can be made
unless the institutions of which they are a part restrict
the scope of their curricular and research activities.
Processing charges are being reduced through careful planning
and tightened organization, but, unlike mass production techniques in industry, as library collections grow unit costs increase. It is more expensive to add a volume to a library of
a million books than to one of a hundred thousand, for it
must be described in greater detail, requires more complex
subject classification, its cards must be filed in a catalog
ten times larger, it must be stored, fetched, and re-shelved
in stacks far greater in size, and loan records are more difficult to manage.  As a library improves, it is more heavily
used, more books are borrowed, more visitors come from other
campuses, interlibrary loan requests multiply.
Materials may be secured as micro-reproductions in lieu of
originals, at less cost per page, but these are practicable
only when they are comparatively little used. They provide an
opportunity to secure otherwise unobtainable resources and
thereby increase rather than reduce total costs. Libraries
engage in cooperative practices--in union catalogs, interlibrary
loan, and joint acquisition and storage projects—to relieve
the compulsion to provide everything needed for research. But,
unlike a collection for undergraduates, university libraries
acquire rather than discard, they grow independently of the
physical size of the faculty and student body, though not without relation to the spread of the curriculum and of research.
Without direct control over the factors which affect library
growth, university libraries tend normally to require increasing
amounts of university income. 3
The university library is less influenced by fluctuating
enrollment figures than it is by the number of fields of
knowledge included in departmental offerings and the level
and intensity of study and research undertaken.
An increase in library resources is implicit in man}' kinds
of university activities: the appointment of a new professor,
new courses and departments, shifts in, emphasis, new "area11
or joint departmental programs, and the acceptance of outside
funds for research or development, including special grants
for library collections which necessitate additional funds for
continuing support.
According to a recent study of expenditures for higher
education, the cost of university libraries in the United
States has increased during the decade 1940-50 about three
times (from |1$,300,000 to $52,700,000), but this has been
accompanied by a similar rise in the total cost of university
operation, and the proportion of expenditures for library
purposes has actually decreased by .4$. General administrative
costs have in the period increased by .4$, and "organized"
research has risen $,6$ (plus contract research).
During a similar period (1944-1954) at the University of
British Columbia overall costs of University operation have
increased 5.$ times, and expenditures for library purposes
6.75 times. The funds for Books and Periodicals have multiplied 6.5 times (from $13,540 to $$$,163, counting University
and non-University sources). In that decade the number of full-
time members of faculty has advanced 300$ (126 to 37$), and
course offerings 250$ (540 to 1,350), some fifteen major new
fields have been added to the curriculum (including Medicine,
1. Millett, John D. Financing higher education in the United
States. New York, Columbia University Press, 1952, p. 107. Law, Slavonic Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Music,
Pharmacy, Oceanography, Fisheries, Community Planning), and
many new subject specializations within existing departments.
Graduate programs at the master's level are under way in some
fifty areas (with 14$ degrees awarded, compared with 27 in
1943/44), and the doctorate is offered in 14 departments
(with 9 Ph.D. degrees granted) where none was available a
decade ago. Enrollment, meanwhile, has risen from 2,569 to a
post-war high of 9,374 (1947/4$), returned to a new level of
5,355 (1952/53), and advanced again by the beginning of the
1954 fall term to 5,$75. Cost of personnel, equipment,
books, periodical subscriptions, and binding have likewise
vaulted with the cost of living. Such manifold influences
will continue to have a prescriptive effect upon the cost of
university library service.
It is of interest to note that in comparing statistics
for this University with those of seventy universities and
colleges in the United States the University of British
Columbia closely approximates the median of that group,
UBC, however, is below average in the number of members of
faculty (66%  of median), in the number of graduate students
(30$), volumes in the library (6$$), and total university
revenue ($7$). The relationship between faculty, library resources, and graduate work is a significant and close one,
and a young graduate institution must be developing library
collections which will attract the ambitious scholar and create
a groundwork upon which advanced scholarly and research studies
can be built. There is no truth or future in the supposition
that we can await "the fortuitous accident of a good library."
The compulsion to develop library resources for local use
is reenforced by responsibility on a wider scale. The
University is not strictly a local institution. As Canada's
near-largest university, with the strongest research library
2, "College and University Library Statistics," in College
and Research Libraries, January 1954, p. 6$-69. ■5
west of Toronto, it cannot remain an isolated development
"at the end of the line. "v Without much opportunity for
choice, it becomes a unit in a national pattern of higher
education, the west coast triangulation point in maintaining
a national cultural equilibrium.
Ma.jor Advances
With increasing faculty and administrative backing, the
Library has made notable advances. During the academic year
a greater number of volumes have been added to the collections
than in any such previous period; an increased percentage of
the student population has been given direct access to the
central book stock; major improvements have been made in
acquisitions and cataloging techniques; and there has been
further progress in unifying campus library services.
In brief, during 1953/54, 22,44$ volumes were added to
the book collections, a 24$ increase over the preceding year's
new maximum (1$,09$). Of these, 12,602 volumes were journals
and serials (more than the total accessions in 1951/52) and
9,$36 books. From all sources, $$$,163 was spent for books
and periodicals, of which 59$ was from the Library budget
proper, 26$ from special University funds, 15$ from outside
sources. As heretofore, a considerable portion of the total
funds expended was concentrated in a limited number of subject
fields: 35$ in the six areas of Medicine, Law, Slavonic Studies,
French-Canadiana, Anthropology, and Forestry. Subtracting tax shipping, and customs charges, the cost of replacements,
and the funds for periodical subscriptions, about $3$,000
was spent on books and journal back files for all other
campus groups. To these figures, as an essential cost of
the new collections, is also to be added $24,205 for binding
(over $,000 volumes, also a new record), done in the Library
Bindery, or a total for Booksj Periodicals, and Binding of
To the University administration we are grateful for their
disposition to provide needed backing to secure such basic
research materials as the Rolls Series, the Sir George Sansom
collection of Orientalia, and the British Sessional Papers
(microprint edition) when they are available.
For "outside" funds we express particular appreciation
to the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations (for Anthropology
and French-Canadiana; and for Slavonic Studies), to Dr. H. R.
MacMillan (Forestry and historical materials), to Mr. Leon J.
Koerner and Mr. Walter C. Koerner, donors of the several Koerner
funds (Slavonic Studies, Lav/, Fine Arts), to B. C. Forest
Products, Limited (International Studies], the Vancouver
Chinese Community (Oriental Studies), the Vancouver Italian
Community (Italian literature), and the U. B. C. Development
Fund. For the provision of service through the Bio-Medical
Branch Library at the Vancouver General Hospital, we acknowledge
support of the Vancouver General Hospital, the B. C. Medical
Research Institute, the B. C. Medical Centre, B. C. Department
of Health, B. C. Division of Tuberculosis Control, B. C. Division
of Venereal Disease Control, and the B. C. Cancer Research
Arrangements between the University and the Architectural
Institute of British Columbia were made whereby an annual contribution would provide access for its membership to the
architectural collections of the Library. This joint arrangement strengthens the program of the University's School of
Architecture in training and providing assistance to the profession of architecture in the province.
A yet small but increasing part of the accessions came as
exchanges for University publications and as gifts of material
from individuals and institutions. Appended lists of additions
suggest the importance of the year's acquisitions.  (Appendix A. 7
The liberalization of stack access privileges, the improvement of internal processing operations, and the further
integration of campus-wide library services are reported
upon in the following pages.
Book Funds
At the beginning of the fiscal year (April 1954), an additional $11,000 was apportioned to the Library budget for
Books and Periodicals by the University. Of this sum, 33$ was
added to allocations to subject fields, 1$$ each to current
subscriptions and the Librarian's general fund, 14$ to Research
materials, and 17$ to charges for customs, tax, and shipping.
In the previous Report of the University Librarian,
specific cause was made for increased allocations to a number
of subject fields. It was possible to increase most of these
funds in April 1954, but, by September, twelve to fifteen
other departments had nearly or quite exhausted their allotments. It is a commonplace to find a new awareness of library
needs developing in departments when funds for books and
journals are made available. The Librarian's Fund is often
called upon to bail out a specific department in these
instances, a purpose for which it was not intended.
Beyond these standing needs must also be seen developments
(now under way or in the offing) which require extensions of
library resources: Oriental Studies, Mediaeval and Renaissance
Studies, expanded programs in Classics and Sociology, in
Fisheries, Linguistics, and Music, Dentistry, and Italian, the
provision of fundamental materials relating to the cultures
represented by the language departments, and the continuing
support of studies which have received initial subsidies from
outside sources, such as Anthropology and French-Canadian
Studies. More and more government publications essential to
scholarship in many fields are becoming available only by
purchase, and the ever-insistent demand for new journal subscriptions and for back files useful to research is keenly felt.
Expanding doctoral work at one end of the University spectrum
and rapidly increasing enrollment at the other (requiring more
duplication of undergraduate materials) each call for their own
kind of special attention. $
The case for gradually increasing book funds is not,
therefore, built upon a theoretical basis or upon the comparative needs of other universities. Many active departments can readily overexpend their allocations upon recent
material, and do, often by mid-year. Gratifying additions
to these funds have been made, but the remarkable growth
of the University and the greater emphasis being placed
upon scholarship and research, combined with the increase
in knowledge itself, in the quantity of scholarly publication, and in production costs, have advanced needs faster than
they can be satisfied. We are gladdened by the material
secured, but we are continually faced with stacks of unfilled
requests, titles of journals filed in order of priority, and
long lists of expensive basic sets—back files, backlogs, and
a belligerent backing by members of faculty who want more
action in regard to their library needs. It is a healthy
university climate only if we can provide book funds to permit
the normal operation of a majority of the subject departments,
extraordinary activity in a few, and encouragement to the
most promising new developments as they spring up between or
beyond the already familiar lines.
Under prevailing conditions, provision should be made in
the book budget for additional amounts as follows: $3,500 added
to allocations to subject fields; $1,200 for periodical subscriptions; $2,000 for the Librarian's general fund; $5,000 for
Research materials; a $1,000 minimum for the duplication of
undergraduate books, in expectation of still further increases 9
in enrollment; and $1,300 for taxes, customs, and shipping
charges—an increase of not less than $14,000,
It is worth noting that the Oregon System of Higher Education has recognized the library costs of advanced research
by providing that 5$ of all research contracts is made available to the library of the contracting institution.3
Salaries and Personnel
During the academic year 1953/54 very welcome adjustments were
made in the basic salary scales, affecting most of the members
of the University Library staff (an increase of about 5$).
Compared with other salary payments in and outside the University, the action was well warranted, and tho increases are
keenly appreciated.  Salaries in the non-professional categories, must be competitive with those paid in business and
industry in the community.  Those for the professional staff
need to be equated with comparable levels of faculty and to
be sufficiently attractive to get and hold the best people
in Canada.
Several recent advances have placed the Library close to
the top in Canada in respect to salaries paid to beginning
professional staff ($2,952).  Its minimum is on a par with
that paid in the Federal Civil Service ($2,940), though the
new scale just adopted in Newfoundland starts at $3,400, and
the Vancouver Public Library?-at the other end of the country,
begins trained personnel at $3,012. Nowhere is more expected
of the Library staff than at UBC.
Income of experienced professional staff does not measure
up as well.
3. Oregon State System of Higher Education. Biennial
Report of the Director of Libraries, 1952-54.  Corvallis, Ore.,
1954, p. 1$ 10
Within the University, the median salary for all professional Library staff, excepting three top administrative
positions, is $3,25$ (the mode, $3,054). This is several
hundred dollars below the median salary for the lowest
faculty group, that of Instructor. It does not meet the
standard recommended by the Canadian Library Association
(range from $3,000 to $6,000 for our four professional
categories, with earned annual increments of $200, twice
that offered here), nor does it equal either in range or
in increment that paid to library employees of Vancouver city.
The professional staff becomes increasingly more indispensable because of the steadily growing need in the Library for
specialized knowledge and language ability, the heavier and
more complex load of service arising from a larger and more
demanding public, and of richer research collections. It must
also grow steadily more competent, and salaries are influential
in this development.
Although we may have come to regard a staff member as
"permanent" if he has remained two years, stability in employment has markedly improved since 1951/52. The average
(mean) length of service, omitting five long-term professional staff and one non-professional member, is as follows
(expressed in months of service):
All staff        35.1
Professional      35.9
Non-professional   34.6
The length of service of the six long-time staff varies from
sixteen to forty years, the average being over twenty-seven.
Improved salaries, high employment standards, the encouragement of scholarly interests, and participation in academic life
19 ,
23 11
will promote permanence and ability. The professional Library
staff in the University will be further stabilized and their
opportunity for effective service enhanced if they are more
closely integrated with the faculty group. Progress in this
direction is being made.
A list of the Library staff will be found as Appendix B to
this report.
Assistant Librarians. Dr. Samuel Rothstein returned to
the University in April 1954, from a two and a half year
leave to study at the graduate library school of the University
of Illinois. He serves as Assistant Librarian, with
responsibility for processing operations and general
administration. His value is already well evident.
Formerly Head of Acquisitions in the Library, and the
first Head of that Division, he was the recipient of a
Carnegie Corporation grant made in recognition of the need
for advanced professional training by Canadian librarians.
His doctoral thesis was a study of :'The Development of
Reference Services in American Research Libraries."
Miss Anne M. Smith, Assistant Librarian in charge of
Information and Reference Services, was likewise on leave
during 1953/54, with a one-year appointment to the faculty
of the graduate library school at Keio University, Japan.
Her selection by the American Library Association was a
distinction both for her and the University and an opportunity
to transmit the spirit and practice of North American library
service to a group of young people who should have a telling
influence upon the development of post-war Japanese culture.
The school is sponsored jointly by Keio University and the
Rockefeller Foundation. 12
Access to the Collections
A gradual increase in the number of persons granted direct
access to the main book collection has been made during the
last three years. Where in 1951 only graduate students were
granted stack access, by the fall of 1954 the privilege has
been extended to include all graduates in residence and all
undergraduates within two years of the bachelor's degree.
Of 2,000 persons thus eligible, some 1,500 have received
passes, to which are to be added 500 members of faculty and
staff, and extra-mural readers of graduate status.
If undergraduates will range the stacks in search of
material and not simply congregate there to roost and study,
the capacity of the book stack to provide contact between a
large number of books and an increasingly larger number of
students will probably suffice.
Increased access privileges have resulted in greater use
of the books on the shelves and a slight drop in volumes
borrowed at the Loan Desk. A careful check upon entrance and
egress must be made to guard against misuse of the opportunity
Book Losses. At the time of the May inventory, just under
500 volumes were missing from the main collection, of which
many may yet be expected to straggle home. Though but half
the loss experienced two years ago, it is still one which
should concern all persons who depend upon the book resources
of the University.
University Library Bindery
Up from 2,535 volumes to $,$$6 the output of the Library
Bindery has advanced in three years (plus repairs and 2d class
binding). This vast improvement is turning a mass of paper 13
into a useful research collection and will ultimately put
the binding program upon a current basis and handle all
University requirements. In spite of a growing list of
current journals and an influx of back files, a dent in the
historic backlog of binding is being made, 2900 volumes having
been removed from this category during tho year.
Maximum production for the existing staff of five persons
has about been reached, the main limiting factor in the present
establishment being too little space to stack and lay out tho
more than $00 volumes a month which otherwise might be handled.
An adjacent area of some 325 sq. ft., now i^.sed for building
maintenance, will need to be transformed into floor and bench
space for bindery purposes before full scale production can be
Mr. Percy Fryer, head binder, with fine knowledge and long
experience in his trade, maintains high standards of quality
and appearance and exceeds production schedules by compounding
good management, a capable and willing staff, and a mild
discontent. The entire staff is worthy of honorable mention.
Building Needs
The north wing of the Library building (occupied in 194$)
more than doubled the original seating capacity, and added
potential space for four and a half times the number of volumes
which could properly have been handled in the old area.
The main reading rooms will now accommodate 740 persons, with
space at carrells and study tables in the book stack for $$,
and 75 places in smaller, special reading areas.  Compared
with any former facilities the University has had for library
use, the accommodation is vast; for the use now made of it,
both storage and study facilities are amply "taken."
Study Space. All study space in Library reading rooms
will seat but 15$ of the present student enrollment. This
is below the provision recommended in architectural and 14
library standards, which specify a minimum accommodation of
from one-fifth to one-quarter of the student population.
Use of library seating space will of course depend upon
local conditions: other reading rooms on the campus, amount
of library use expected by members of faculty, and whether
the University is residential or non-residential in
character. At UBC most students are expected to use the
Library building, library use is traditionally heavy, and
the great majority of students live at some distance from
the campus, so that space for study and for class use must
be available.
It would be expected, therefore, that reading rooms are
crowded during much of the daylight period, overflowing into
stairways and corridors at peak load. Such is the fact, as
students, staff, and astonished visitors attest. From the
start of the academic year the five main reading rooms are
comfortably filled, and as the term wears along toward
examination periods, the number of students not finding chair
and table space is considerable. Attendance figures need
only to be projected into that not so distant future when
enrollment passes the ten thousand figure.
Seating for 15$ of 10,000 students in 1964 calls for 600
more places than are presently available, three times the
capacity of either the Ridington or Reserve Book Rooms.
The temporary Periodical Reading Room, seating $$ persons, is
in a book stack area, and will likely be moved to the existing Reserve Book space. The Reserve Book Room and undergraduate library facilities will seek space on the ground
floor of the future South Wing. A separate Biological Sciences
and Medical Reference area, adjoined by study rooms, located
off a section of the book stacks, will be placed on the new
main floor.  Space for such "special collections" as the
Howay-Reid library, manuscripts, rare books, and unusual
materials in all fields is now needed beyond the 1,100 sq. ft,
provided.  Seminar rooms (leading from the stack area), the
University Archive, Extension Library, Fine Arts Room, and
staff work space all have a claim on space to come.
Book Stack Area. The total "working capacity" of the book
stack now ready for use is 245,000 volumes (allowing 15$ of
shelves as a margin for economic handling of book collections).
Over 250,000 volumes are now closely housed there. The
potential capacity of all book storage space, counting the
areas now serving as an Art Gallery, Anthropology Museum,
Periodicals Room, and table and work space within the stack
area proper, is 750,000 volumes. At our present rate of
increment the whole space will be filled within twenty years,
but projecting our historical rate of growth (doubling in size
every ten years), we may have occupied it before 1970.
Provision must therefore be made in the South Wing for additional book storage, to handle, perhaps in "compact" form, another
250,000 volumes. 15
As predicted two years ago, existing shelving facilities
are now about exhausted. Unless "Project 2," providing steel
stacks in the stack "well," is under way within a year,
faculty, staff, and students will be much handicapped by
increasingly confused conditions, double shelving, the racking
of materials upon the floor, and other irregular practices.
The re-lighting of the Concourse, for which plans and
estimates were made two years ago (and for which successive
classes of students make repeated clamor), more card catalog
cabinets in the Catalog Alcove, and the installation of
acoustical tile and additional lighting fixtures in a number
of work areas are still projects of major importance.
A separate paragraph must be devoted to the final retirement of the ancient revolving door. However dear its
tradition and fitting its place in a Point Grey gothic setting,
its double, swinging, plate glass successor is a certain
contribution to the convenience and comfort of scholars.
Its replacement was made possible by a parting gift of the
graduating class of 1954.
Unified Library Service
The Library is a unifying force within the University, the
core and gravitational centre which provides support and
cohesion to academic life and sustains academic man.
Through its liberal development and its broad application to
the full range of individual needs, the wholesome homogeneity
of the University can be preserved.
Cataloging of Materials in Departmental Reading Rooms,
With the winter session, 1954/55, the cataloging of materials
of general utility in departmental reading rooms will begin,
in order to indicate in the central public catalog their
existence and availability. For two years the obligation
to maintain the central record of campus library holdings
has been realized only in part because of insufficient personnel (prescribed in the Senate Statement of Policy on the
University Library, of February 13, 1952, and by a directive
from the Committee of Deans). A record of all new additions
has been made in order to prevent unrecognized duplication,
but the listing of material previously received has not been
fully undertaken. 16
As a unifying factor, the Library is the purchasing
agent for all library materials, maintains the central union
catalog, promotes the development of the collections, provides
reference and information service, and facilitates the flow
and use of library resources.
The Nature of Departmental Reading Rooms. When essential,
certain types of material's may be housed Tn departmental
reading rooms, subject to an annual review to assure continuing
availability and need: (1) "laboratory" material, in constant
use under laboratory-type conditions; (2) publications which
may be characterized as "reference" in nature because of the
intensity or frequency of use; and (3) issues of current
periodicals in departmental fields, on loan for brief periods
or for the duration of the current volume, depending upon
other need. Expendable and ephemeral materials, and serials
which may be classified in categories (1) and (2) above, may
be acquired with departmental funds only when approved by the
Librarian and Dean.
Reading rooms are to serve reference and laboratory uses,
are not for general reading and literature research, and
include only material in continuing use. Availability of
material for reading rooms depends upon urgency of need,
campus-wide demand, and the existence of funds to purchase
unique or second copies. Grants from outside sources do not
confer liberty to establish an independent library program;
departmental rights in such instances are prior, not exclusive, and grants supplement existing funds and contribute to
the enrichment of the University's library resources.
Senate Library Committee. As the direct representatives of
those immediately affected, the Senate Library Committee
brings faculty advice and concern to the problems of Library
For the second year under the chairmanship of Dr. Gilbert
Tucker, the Committee met in October 1953 and in January and
April 1954, allocated funds to departmental subject fields,
supported the request for increased book funds directly to
the Administration and by securing departmental backing,
expended the Committee Fund on research materials, and
reasserted the basic unity of library service. Many matters
of policy and practice were worked out through free and
intelligent discussion.  (For list of the Committee see
Appendix C.) 17
Student Library Committee. Representing the student body
and the Alma Mater Society, the Student Library Committee met
to discuss the Library in relation to their special interests.
Whether insufficient student time was available for
Committee work or no serious problems exist which the Committee
and the Library together are able to solve, little was accomplished through this liaison group during the year.
Library Friends
Old friends may not be lost by a lack of cordial attention,
but new ones are less likely to be produced under such aseptic
conditions. An informal society of friends has consequently
been in the making for more than a year,
A local founding committee has been set up, and arrangements have been worked out through the Alumni Association and
the University Development Fund for mailing and accounting
privileges. A new pamphlet edition of the "Proclamation
Providing for the Government of British Columbia, 19th November,
1$5$," stamped in red with the proud arms of Queen Victoria
and handsomely printed for the friends of the Library, is
ready for distribution to members of the new organization. Report of the Library Divisions
Acquisitions, Cataloging, Loan, Reference, Serials—these
five divisions, closely interlocking, carry on the fundamental
and complex work of the Library, in many ways the most urgent
in the University. In 1953/54 each has been spurred on by
circumstances to more than average activity.
Acquisitions Division
To the Acquisitions Division, which is responsible for the
purchase and preliminary processing of all incoming materials
(except serials), the welcome increase in book funds brought
a sharp increase in the work load.
The number of orders placed was 10,471, an increase of
2,336 over the previous year, and the total of 22,45$ volumes
received was 4,660 higher than ever before. This new volume
was achieved with the same number of staff members, and the
proper expenditure of the funds within the fiscal year is a
tribute to the capable direction of the chief, Miss Eleanor
Mercer, and to the zeal and overtime of the staff.
A number of technical innovations were introduced which
contributed much to the effectiveness of the Division. Some
operations were discontinued, and a new system of multiple
forms was adopted in September 1953 to reduce the number of
necessary clerical operations. An electric typewriter must
be secured before the full benefits of the system are realized.
As a young library still lacking many of the older standard
works, this institution is to an exceptional degree dependent
upon the success of the Acquisitions Division in securing
out-of-print books. By advertising in trade papers and
circulating its own mimeographed want lists to some sixty book
dealers, very good results have been obtained (20 out of
102 items received in the first group, 216 of 570 in the
Gifts and Exchanges. With the growth in number and use-
fulness of UBC' publications, the increase in duplicate books
coming by gift to the University, and our own rising debt to 19
institutions throughout the world for materials received, the
exchange business of the Library has required greater attention.
Mr. R. Hennessey has been appointed Gifts & Exchange Librarian
to bring together many exchange activities, and the Library has
become a member of the United States Book Exchange, a world-wide
service organization.
Miss Mercer's appointment as Head of the Acquisitions
Division in July 1954 recognized her three years of successful
experience as Acting Head and previous service in the Library
extending back to 193$,
Cataloging Division
The Cataloging Division is responsible for the subject organization and description of the Library's resources (books,
journals, music, film, micro-reproductions) and for the maintenance of records of its holdings.
The greatly increased acquisitions and the reclassification
of the medical collection zoomed the output of the Division to
a figure unheard of before in the Library's history. Twenty-
nine thousand volumes were processed during the year, and this
remarkable production almost kept pace with receipts from
Acquisitions and the Bindery; a net increase of 730 volumes was
added to the current uncataloged backlog at the end of the year.
The Division is more than maintaining the tradition of
Vigor, zeal, and overtime established by Miss Dorothy Jefferd.
Miss Marjorie Alldritt, in her first year as Head of the Cataloging Division, has been unusually successful in devising new
techniques for expeditious handling of the Division's work and
in leading and working with her colleagues. Operations formerly
devolving upon the professional staff have been transferred to
other capable personnel, conserving time and energies for
original cataloging. The Division has fortunately retained the
services of Miss Jefferd as senior cataloger.
The backlog of most imposing dimensions has long waited in
departmental reading rooms, outside the Library building. The
appointment of another professional cataloger promises that
soon the entire book stock of the University will be made known
to all faculty and students.
The rapid growth of the collections has meant a similar
expansion of the card catalogs,which will very soon require new
cabinets and files. The Cataloging Division has completed'a survey of needs, which can be implemented as soon as funds are
secured. 20
Serials Division
In four years the Serials Division has achieved stable and
effective organization. It acquires and maintains the
current journal files, supervises and prepares material for
binding, fills in with persistence and care the back files
of research journals, and works with faculty and students in
promoting the use of the material.
The collection of journals is more accessible than ever
before. Virtually all titles (current and others) are now
listed in the visible files, and subject headings have been
assigned to all titles currently received, with 5,000 cards
being arranged under $2 headings. Over lo,300 loans to
faculty and students were made, a 17$ increase over last
year's record.
Serials Currently Received. Of the 3,$9$ journals
received, 2,694 are secured by purchase and 1,204 by gift
and exchange from publishers, faculty, and other universities.
A number of sets which have been allowed to lapse in past
years need to be reactivated, and regular and comprehensive
reviews of serials needs in subject departments must be made.
Surveys already undertaken in some specific fields indicate
that a very considerable number of standard journals are not
available here.
Binding. A total of $,$$6 volumes (plus 729 "flush" bind-
ings and 1$3 repairs and other special jobs) is the record
output of the Library Bindery during 1953/54 (7,190 and $00
last year). Not only keeping up with new work, the Bindery
is reducing the backlog which has deprived library users of
access to many resources in past years.
The Head of the Division, Mr, Roland Lanning, is well
supported by Miss Alice Rutherford, as First Assistant, and
a very loyal staff of assistants. His unmatched personal
knowledge of the Library's journal files, of the periodicals
market, and of the needs of University departments has long
been devoted to building up the collections. The Library
has seldom had the means to secure complete back sets in a
single purchase, and the remarkable completeness of the
scholarly files is very largely due to Mr. Lanning's persistence and discrimination. 21
Reference Division
The prime responsibility of the Reference Division is to
provide information and guidance in the use of the Library.
It also operates services in special subject fields: the
Fine Arts Room, the Howay-Reid history collection, and the
Bio-Medical libraries on the campus and at the Vancouver
General Hospital. The Division also acquires and cares for
the official publications of governments and international
organizations, maintains the map reference service, carries
on the interlibrary loan operations, and prepares a continuing and stimulating series of library displays.
The Division's main accomplishment is always its fOurteen-
hour-a-day direct service to individual Library users,
providing specific help to match individual needs.  Statistics
show a slight decrease in "questions answered," 10,645, plus
$,000 more by telephone, but a 50$ increase in the number of
"time-consuming questions" (requiring extended service, 4$5 in
number). The latter figure would seem to confirm the impression of the staff that more faculty and research staff are
calling upon the Division for assistance in investigations.
Loans from the Reference Desk (1$,720) reached an all-time
high, reflecting increased use of government publications,
particularly of the United Nations and of the Dominion Bureau
of Statistics.  Interlibrary loans ($96 loaned? 734 borrowed)
put us for the second time in a "credit" position in this
service, perhaps reflecting the growth of the Library's
scholarly resources. Medicine accounted for 97 loans and
16$ borrowings.
Instruction in Library Use and Bibliography.  Supplementing
the individual 'instruction to hundreds of students daily, the
Division provides formal lectures to many groups to acquaint
them with the use of library materials and the literature in
their subject fields. Lectures were given in Medicine, Nursing,
Music, Architecture, Agriculture, Agricultural Engineering,
Education, History, and Forestry, Mr. Inglis Bell was particularly active, giving a series of fifteen talks to all
sections of the English 200 class. Tours of instruction were
also given, a time-consuming but often remunerative undertaking. The annual library instruction project conducted in 22
cooperation with the English Department involves the whole
staff and all but a delinquent minority of the freshman class.
The increased awareness and facility of University students in
handling the common tools of learning seem to justify the very
great effort involved.
Government publications are difficult for the inexperienced
reader to use without assistance, and these are consequently
made the responsibility of the Reference Division. Twenty-
seven thousand, six hundred and sixty-two items in this class
were processed during the year, and a major reorganisation of
the Canadian set was made, making this important segment of
the collection more easily accessible.
The map collection was increased by over 6,000 items,
special arrangements were made to safeguard maps in books, a
light table was secured to facilitate use, and three new map
cases were received. Miss Doreen Taylor, recently returned
from an internship in the Map Division of the Library of
Congress, provided skilled guidance.
The Fine Arts library and the Howay-Reid Room have had very
active years in increasingly restricted quarters. Miss Melva
Dwyer and Mr* NoSl Owens have primary responsibility for these
special services.
This varied program of "Reference" activities, for so many
years vigorously developed under the leadership of Miss Anne
M. Smith, was during thispyear supervised by Miss Joan O'Rourke,
while Miss Smith filled a one year appointment at the Japan
Library School of Keio University. As Acting Head,
Miss O'Rourke and a comparatively new staff, with great energy,
maintained the standard which has made the Library preeminent
in this field among Canadian universities.
Bio-Medical Library and Branch. The Bio-Medical Library
expanded both its collection's" and service.  Substantial back
files of 74 journals were secured as a part of a long-term
program, and 3,700 volumes of new materials were acquired.
Eleven hundred and eighty-two serials of interest to Medicine
are now being received by the University Library, With the
acquisition of important abstracting journals and new research
titles in foreign languages, the position of the four-year old
collection as a research library is better assured. The Library
and Branch were subjected to a searching analysis by representatives of the. American Medical Association during an
accreditation survey of the Faculty of Medicine in the spring,
and facilities were found to be highly commendable for so young
an institution. The widening scope of service this year has
been chiefly in the public health field' and auxiliary health
services. Increasing service to out-of-town doctors is
noted. 23
The great strides which have been made in developing the
Bio-Medical Library during its brief existence testify to the
cordial cooperation which has existed between the Faculty of
Medicine and the University Library and particularly to the
very able work of the Bio-Medical Librarian, Miss Doreen Fraser,
and of her staff. They have been competent, zealous, and well
disposed, and these qualities are reflected in the service
Loan Division
The work of the Loan desk is to many synonymous with the work
of the Library, and not many aspects of library service are
more important than the prompt provision of materials upon
request.  This implies the management and security of the
collections, the maintenance of loan records, and the control
of stack access and egress, in order that exact information
about the library holdings may always be at hand.
There was a 3.$$ increase in number of loans from the main
Loan Desk (compared with a 1.5$ increase in 1952/53), to
match a similar increase in enrollment; and a 26$ advance in
use in the Reserve Book Room, compared with an 1$.4$ decrease
last year.  (For Circulation figures see Appendix D.)
1953/54   1952/53   19J1/52
Loan Desk 95^0^   WyFF WffiT
Reserve Book Room   82,$$2    65,649    $0,499
Circulation statistics at the Loan Desk are expected to decline
next year, because of the liberalization of stack privileges.
As more students are allowed direct access to the books on
the shelves, greater use will be made of them within the
Library building and thore will be fewer borrowed at random on
the chance that they will be useful to the matter in hand.
The inventory of the collection completed in May found 425
volumes missing from the main book stacks (and 125 from the
Bio-Medical Branch and other places).  Seventy-five books
had been returned by the end of August 1954, and it is
expected that others will follow them within the year; meanwhile all of these are unavailable and may have to be replaced.
The Division was without its full complement of professional
staff throughout most of the year, but under Miss Mabel
Lanning's experiencedvdirection, the responsibilities were 24
carried ably and satisfactorily. In August, Mr. Inglis Bell
transferred from the Reference Division to the Loan Desk,
providing the professional assistance which Miss Lanning has
long lacked.
Extension Library
The Extension Library serves four groups: persons registered
in Extension Department courses, people in the province living
in other than metropolitan areas (lapping over into the Yukon),
theatre and play reading groups, and students taking University
correspondence courses. Particularly to those in rural
districts is the library service a real boon, as many personal
letters to the Extension Librarian attest.
During 1953/54 a total of 22,602 volumes were borrowed
through the Extension Library, an increase of 10$ over the
previous year (15,073 books, o,6$4 plays, $46 other). Registered borrowers numbered $70 (640 general readers, 230 theatre
groups), a decrease from last year's 912, because of a discontinuation of service to residents of Vancouver, New Westminster,
and Victoria. Loans have, nevertheless, been higher than ever
before, and a greater tax upon the efforts of the staff of two
persons.  In April 1954 the membership fee was at last raised
from one to two dollars to offset increased postage rates and
other charges; thus far only expressions of appreciation have
been received and of surprise that the rate had not been
previously advanced.
"The enclosed two dollars," one reader wrote, "is a very
small charge for the wonderful service you give and the
excellent type of books that are available." "Please accept
my grateful thanks for the existence of the Extension Library
in the first place and for your own kind services," writes
another.  "May I take the opportunity to thank the staff for
the excellent service you give.... It is one of the most
valuable services in the world today." From Kemano: "Thank
you so very much ,., this service is indeed a boon to those
of us who live under more or less isolated conditions."
A borrower from Powell River acknowledges the usefulness of
the service "in helping us choose books we want permanently."
Very many expressions of gratitude are for apt selections of
material to satisfy individual needs: "You must have read my
mind .... I'm better off when I leave my choice to you," 25.
The staff has pride in offering quick as well as individual
service, since the books often spend a good deal of time
in transit. Of the full-time staff of two persons another
borrower comments: "You must have a magnificent organizational! of our requests have been answered so very promptly and
with such efficiency. We cannot tell you how grateful we
Extension Library borrowers are justifiably appreciative of
the keen personal interest, discriminating judgment, and
catholic tastes which Miss Edith Stewart, Extension Librarian,
brings to her work. She and Mrs. Armitage are performing an
important University service for the province.
"Acknowledgment" may be a perfunctory word, implying only
grudging concession, or it may be a full confession of debt,
gratitude, or belief. At the close of a year or of an annual
report the University Librarian is more aware than at any
other time of his very general indebtedness. His position in
the University is that of agent, and his power that of combining, provoking, and bringing to realization the more
concrete contributions of others.  This opportunity to confess
his belief in the consequence of the work done and his appreciation for the human resources which have gone into this year's
achievements should not be missed.
The great understanding, effort, and determination of the
Library staff, the sincere and intelligent concern of the
Library Committee, and the ready disposition of the University
administration and of the Board of Governors to support and
foster library interests are characteristic of the year's work.
University family and University friends alike have given
support, and in the absence of either, this progress report
would have been other than it is.
Neal Harlow,
University Librarian APPENDIX A
Selected List o$ Notable Acquisitions
Part I: Books
Bonneau, Georges.  Bibliographie de la litterature japonaise
contemporaine. Tokyo, 193$. '•■
Deutsche Atlantische Expedition auf dem Forschungs-und-Vermessungsschiff
"Meteor," 1925-1927. Berlin, 1932-
Du Creux, Francois.  Hlstoriae canadensis ... Paris, 1664.
Ebert, Max, ed. Reallexikon der Vorgeschichte, 15 v. Berlin, 1924-1932.
Flaubert, Gustave. Correspondance. Paris, 1954,
Goldsmid, Edmund, Bibliographical sketch of the Aldine press...
3 v. Edinburgh, 1887.
Great Britain. Parliament, House of Commons.  Sessional Papers, 1731-1900.
(Microprint edition.)
Great Britain, Public Record Office. Rerun Britannicarum medii aevi
scriptores: or, Chronicles and memorials of Great Britain and Ireland
during the Middle Ages. The "Rolls Series." 253 v. 1858-1911.
Gunther, Robert William Theodore. Early science in Oxford. 14 v,
Oxford, 1925-1945.
Harrisse, Henry, Decouverte et evolution cartographique de Terre-Neuve,
1499-1501-1769. Paris, 1900.
Le Clerc, Jean. Atlas antiquus, sacer, ecclesiasticus et profanus in quo
Terrae Sanctae variae divisiones ... Amstelodami, [1705].
Ltibbert, Hans, ed.  Handbuch der Seefischerei Nordeuropas. Stuttgart, 1929-
Pastor, Ludwig, freiherr von.   History of the Popes, v. 13-40.
London, 1891- (To complete set.)
Prins, Anthony Winkler. Winkler Prins encyclopaedie, 6th ed, Amsterdam,
1947-1954. (Gift, The Minister of Education, Netherlands.)
[Research materials on the Far East, 130 v, dictionaries, grammars, philology, in English, Chinese, and Japanese.] (Gift, estate of
Richard H, Geoghegan.)
Richardson, Sir John. Ichthyology of the voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and
Terror. London, 1844-1848,
Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Catalogue of printed
books published before 1932 in the library of the Royal Asiatic Society.
London, 1940.
[Sir George Sansom Oriental collection. The private library of Sir George
Sansom, About 1000 v. books, pamphlets, etc.]
Scottish Text Society. Publications. 99 v. (Gift, Dr. G. B. Salmond.)
Ta Ch'ing Hui Tien Shih Lee. 384 v, (Gift, Vancouver Chinese Community.) Three centuries of drama; English and American plays, 1512-1800
(Microprint edition.)
Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de.  Correspondence, edited by
Theodore Besterman. Geneva, 1953-
Weltforstatlas. Hamburg, 1952-
Part II: Serials
Acta Obstetrica et Gynecologica Scandinavica, v, 1-30, 1921-1951,
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Boston. Proceedings, v, 1-36,
Anatomischen Berichte. v. 1-45, 1923-1944.
Annual review of Biochemistry^ v. 1-18, 1932-1949; index, v. 1-20.
Archives d'Anatomie, d'Histologie et d'Embryologie, v, 1-34, 1922-1951/52.
Bentley's miscellany, v. 1-64, 1837-1868.
Berichte tiber die Gesamte Physiologie. v. 1-157, 1920-1953,
Biochemische Zeitschrift. v. 1-249, 1906-1932.
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, v. 1-29, 1932-1952.
Edinburgh Mathematical Society. Proceedings, o.s., v, 9-n.s., v. 8,
Ergebnisse der Anatomie und Entwicklungsgeschichte, v. 1-23, 1891-1921,
Fauna Arctica. v. 1-6, 1900-1933.
Geofysiske Publikasjoner. v. 1-19, 1920-1953.
Geografiska annaler. v, 1-26, 1919-1944.
Jahresberichte der Geschichtswissenschaft, v, 1-36 (less 20), 1898-1913.
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, v, 1-18, 1936-1953,
Journal of Urology, v, 1-38, 1917-1937,
Kongresszentralblatt fttr die Gesamte Innere Medizin. v. 1-115, 1912-1953.
Maitre Phonetique. v. 1-66, 1886-1951.
Naunyn-Schmiedeberg»s Archiv fttr Experimentelle Physiologie. v. 1-166,
Nova Europa. v. 1-33, 1920-1940. Philologus. v. 1-56, 1846-1897. Supps, 1-6, 1860-1895. (Gift of
Dr. McGregor.)
Public Administration, v. 21-31, 1943-1953.
Revue des Etudes Latines. v. 1-30, 1923-1952.
Revue des Langues Romanes, v, 1-25, 1870-1884.
Royal Entomological Society (London). Proceedings, n.s. v. 1-
Le sang. v. 1-18, 1927-1947.
Schweizerische mineralogische und petrographische Mitteilungen.
v. 1-30, 1921-1950.
Schweizerische Zeitschrift fttr Forstwesen. v. 26-75, 1875-1924.
Schweizerische Anstalt fttr das Forstliche Versuchawesen. band 1-21,
Skandinavisches Archiv fttr Physiologie. v. 1-73, 1889-1936.
South African Journal of Science, v. 34-50, 1937-July 1954,
Surveying and Mapping, v. 3-13, 1943-1953.
Transition, v. 1-28, Apr. 1927-Sept. 193$.
Zeitschrift fttr Franzosische Sprache, v. 46-65, 1924-1944.
Zentralblatt fttr Bakteriologie. Abt. I (Originale) v. 82-114, 1918-1929;
Abt. II, v. 63-94, 1925-1936.
Zentralblatt fttr Biochemie und Biophysik, v. 1-23, 1902-1921.
Zentralblatt fttr die Gesamte Kinderheilkunde. v. 1-39, 1911-1943.
Zoologischer Jahresbericht. v. 1-34, 1879-1912. APPENDIX B
■w^imini i—■■in— in.
Library Staff as of August 31, 1954
Harlow, Neal
Rothstein, Samuel
Fugler, Ethel
Campbell, Louise
Assistant Librarian
Clerk I
Aug., 1951-
Sept., 1947-
June, 1947-
July, 1954-
Smith, Anne M.
O'Rourke, Joan
Taylor, Doreen
Donald, Jean
Dwyer, Melva
Knowle s, Dorothy
Owens, No81
Scott, Priscilla
Alston, Mrs. Doreen
Wilson, Mrs. Mary
Fraser, Doreen
Ford, Mrs. Marguerite
Barnes, Mrs. Margaret
Pritchard, Mrs. Muriel
Riches, Eleanor
Assistant Librarian
and Head of Reference
(on leave)
First Assistant and
Acting Head
Sept., 1930-
July, 194$-
Senior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Library Assistant
Clerk II
Bio-Medical Librarian
Junior Librarian
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Alldritt, Marjorie
Little, Mrs. Margaret
Jefferd, Dorothy
Liggins, Patricia
Steckl, Peter
Bunker, Jacqueline
Giuriato, Mrs. Lydia
Browne, Anne
Farmer, Mrs. Bertie
Higginbottom, Norene
Kisch, Edith
First Assistant
Senior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Junior Librarian
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Aug., 1951-
June, 1953-
Jan., 1915-
July, 1952-
Sept., 1953-
Dec, 1953-
June, 1950-
May, 1952-
Sept,, 1952-
Aug., 1954.
Sept., 1951-
Lanning, Mabel M.
Bell, Inglis
Buchanan, Joyce
Makovkin, Mrs. Joyce
Neale, Robert
Rolfe, Dorothy
Charles, Delia
Klassen, Mrs. Evelyn
Tankard, Patricia
Wood, Patricia
Seni or ■- Lib rari an
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stackroom Attendant
Clerk I
Clerk I
Junior Clerk
Junior Clerk
Junior Clerk
Sept., 1926-
June, 1952-
Sept., 1952-
Aug., 1954-
Sept., 1951-
Sept., 1945-
Sept., 1944-
May, 1952-
Sept., 1953-
Oct,, 1953-
May, 1954-
Mercer, Eleanor B.
Hennessey, Reginald
Colley, Elizabeth
Hearsey, Evelyn
BtJttger, Hermine
Crouse, Philip
Forsythe, Mrs. Yvonne
Ketter, Annemarie
Price, Mrs, Marguerite
Spence, Joyce
Junior Librarian
Library Assistant
, 1952'
Clerk III
Clerk I
Clerk I '
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Junior Clerk
, 1952
Lanning, Roland J.
, 1926.
Rutherford, Alice
First Assistant
Bailey, Freda
Library Assistant
Dearing, Enid
Library Assistant
Dobbin, Geraldine
Library Assistant
Murphy, Mrs. Colleen
Library Assistant
Waterman, Mrs. Mary
Library Assistant
Nishimura, Kazuko
Stenographer I
Fryer, Percy
Dec ,
Colmer, James
, 1952
Brewer, Mrs. Elizabeth
Lynch, Mrs. Isobel
Fryer, Percy Jr.
Stewart, Edith
Armitage, Mrs. Elizabeth
Extension Librarian
Clerk I
July, 194$-
July, 1949- RESIGNATIONS DURING PERIOD 1 Sept.,1953-31 Aug.,1954
Ross, Mary
Titterington, Joan
Vabre, Suzanne
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Apr.-June, 1954
Sept., 1953-April,
May, 1952-Sept., 1953
Thompson, Mary
Murray, Norma
Junior Librarian  Oct., 1952-June, 1954
Clerk I Nov., 1953-Sept.,
Holland, Mrs. Christine Clerk I
May, 1953-Mar., 1954
Gubbins, Kathleen Library Assistant Oct., 1953-Aug,, 1954
Sinclair, Mrs. Beverly Library Assistant Sept., 1953-May, 1954
Snyder, Mrs. Gertraude Library Assistant Sept., 1952-Seot.,
Pollock, Mrs. Josephine Clerk I Sept.,-Oct., 1953
Kore, Runjeet Junior Clerk July-Sept,, 1953
Zipursky, Esther Junior Clerk Sept., 1952-Apr., 1954
Wong, Wang-Feng
Clerk I
June, 1953-July, 1954
Jamieson, Mrs. Margaret Journeywoman
Jan., 1952-Sept., 1953 APPENDIX C
Faculty Representatives
Arts and Science -
Dr. G. N. Tucker (Chairman)
Dr. D. C. Murdoch
Dr. Ian McT. Cowan
Applied Science
Graduate Studies
■ Professor L. C. R, Crouch
• Dr. V. C. Brink
■ Dr. M. M. Maclntyre
• Professor J. E. Halliday
• Dr, J. L. Robinson
- Dr. S. M. Friedman
- Dean G. S. Allen
Nominations, of the Chair
Dr, B. A. Dunell
Dr. T. M. C. Taylor
Dr. J. G. Spaulding
Chancellor Sherwood Lett
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
Dean G. C. Andrew
Mr. C. B. Wood
Mr. Neal Harlow (Vice-Chairman)
The Library Committee shall advise and assist the Librarian in;
Formulating a library policy in relation to the
development of resources for instruction and research.
Advising in the allocation of book funds to the fields of
instruction and research.
Developing a general program of library service for all
the interests of the University.
Keeping the Librarian informed concerning the library
needs of instructional and research staffs, and assisting the
Librarian in interpreting the Library to the University. APPENDS D
CIRCULATION STATISTICS, September 1953 - August 1954
Loan DesK
Book Room
Fine Arts
Extension Library


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items