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SEPTEMBER   1956 TO AUGUST  I957. THE  UNIVERSITY OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA The University of British Columbia
The Report
of the University, Librarian
to the Senate
42nd Year
September 1956 to August 1957
November 1957 Contents
Introduction: Let Us Apologize No More ........  1
Looking Backward   2
Fiscal Review   4
Acquisitions and Use .   5
Increasing Pressures .   $
Looking Forward
Book Funds   9
Personnel  12
The Library of the University .   15
The Library Building  17
The Senate Library Committee   1$
Student Library Liaison Committee  19
Training Professional Librarians  19
Friends of the Library  20
Report Upon Library Divisions   22
Acquisitions Division   22
Reference Division   23
Cataloging Division   24
Loan Division  25
Serials Division    27
University Library Bindery   2$
Biomedical Library  2$
Extension Library  30
Acknowledgments   31
A. (1) Expenditures for Books, Periodicals,
and Binding.
(2) Volumes added to the Collections.
B. New Periodical Titles Received.
C Selected List of Notable Acquisitions
(I) Serials, (II) Books.
D. Loan and Interlibrary Loan Statistics.
E. Library Staff as of August 31, 1957.
F. Professional Activities of Staff.
G. Senate Library Committee.
H. Council of the Friends of the Library. The Report of the University Librarian to the, Senate
LET US APOLOGIZE NO MORE, the Director of Harvard University
Library admonishes his colleagues. There has been over-much
talk, he suggests, about the mounting cost of book collections
—for libraries grow to meet the need of faculties, and if new
programs require an increase in library funds, the blame should
not be laid at the library's door. Rather, librarians are at
fault if they fail to sense the rising need and do not cry out
that libraries can be ignored only at the gravest peril. "Let
us apologize no more but proudly assert that the library is a
vital organ of the university"; let us "stop talking about how
much we cost and ... begin emphasizing what we contribute."
Without a quality library a quality education is impossible; without a superior book collection a first-rate faculty
cannot be obtained. Although methods and fashions in education
change, each generation uses the library to realize its aims.
As long as universities prize the goals of research, an investment in the library will guarantee returns for centuries to
come. In order to develop our intellectual resources, maintain free access to ideas, and insure the functioning of the untrammelled mind, we must assiduously enrich the library's
working collections.
Looking Backward
We have compared ourselves heretofore with other institutions
in order to measure our accomplishments against existing
scales. It may now be more important to observe our position in
an evolutionary process, to find where we stand in relation to
the past and future.
In the following table certain aspects of the Library's
history are compressed into convenient ten-year glimpses:
Evolutionary Development, 1915-1957 (by decades)
A       B      C     D     E     F    G 7~H
Book -,   Book   Undg.  Grad.  No.of 2 Bchlr. MstrMPh.D
Year    Funds    Stock   Enrollment  Courses  Degrees Awarded
1915/16 | 1,3004 21,000
1925/26 4,000^ 56,000
1935/36 10,277 100,000
1945/46 21,615 160,000
1955/56 113,200 325,000
1956/57 122,197 357,2$3
(1) Books and journals, not including binding; from all sources.
(2) From annual Calendar; not necessarily a definitive list.
(3) Including academic, professional, and applied departments.
(4) Amount appropriated.
19 3
Reading downward in each column reveals a dramatic development
and indicates something of the nature of our present condition.
There has been a striking growth in the University's curriculum
(column D), and library materials for day-to-day course use have
been a major drain upon financial resources (A). The book
stock prior to the mid-1940s (B) did not exceed in size that
considered satisfactory for a good four year college, and this
is reflected in the scarcity of graduate degrees conferred (G).
Except for recent developments in doctoral studies in some of
the science disciplines, there has been no real increase in
graduate work independent of University enrollment (C, G). In
I925/26 and in 1956/57 the number of master's degrees awarded
was in almost the same ratio to the total of registered
students (1.25% and 1.33%),
The development of graduate studies has been retarded by
a lack of library facilities.  From the beginning of the University, library resources have been strongest in some of the
natural sciences, but beyond a few of these specializations
advanced work has been slow to materialize.  Yet, even if we
maintain only a fixed ratio of advanced students to total enrollment, we shall have a large graduate school forced upon us by
the sheer pressure of increasing numbers. Research collections
must be systematically extended in fields of graduate interest
or we shall fail miserably to cope with impending conditions.
Productivity can be achieved only after some years of
planned acquisitions. We cannot in areas of serious study adopt
a development program to meet only the immediate needs of faculty
members. Such a multiplicity of interests requires connective
tissue to build the growing body of knowledge which will be
essential to a major university. Looking Backward—Fiscal Review
During the fiscal period 1956/57 the following amounts have
been expended upon books, periodicals, and binding (with comparable figures for two previous years):
1956/57*    1955/56     1954/55
Library |$7,00$,00 $$3,75$.10 $73,323.6$
Medicine 29,346.65 30,526.40 34,0$0.56
Law $,77$.11 $,$99.$$ $,530.69
Education 4,53$.04
Non-University 16,380.50 11,915.59 13,729.65
Totals      $146,051.30  $135,098.97  $129,664.5$
*For more detailed statistics, see Appendix A.
Of this annual expenditure, $122,196.94 was for books and
periodicals, and $24,500.3o for binding. About 26% of the
total funds for books and journals was spent in two special
areas (Medicine, Law), 10% upon smaller special projects
(Education, Canadiana, Slavonic Studies, Asian Studies, and
History special), with 64% going into some forty standard
fields (last year 29%, 7%, and 64%).
It will be noted that this year's expenditures exceeded
last year's by $10,962.33, of which increase $6,497.42 came
from the University (including a special grant of $4,53$.04
for Education) and $4,464.91 from outside sources. There was
an increase of only $3,$50 in the Library's formal budget for
Expenditures for all Library purposes was $47.46 per
student ($52.$4 last year, $55-77 the year before); and the
ratio of Library to total University costs (omitting capital
items) was 4.5% (5.2% in 1955/56, 5.6% in 1954/55). These
figures have been steadily decreasing, and although they do
not have absolute meaning, they suggest the position of the
Library in the total fiscal picture.  Chicago, Virginia, Cornell, Duke, California, and UCLA spend at least twice as much
per student, and our neighbors, Oregon and Washington, somewhat exceed our rate.
The problem of gathering together in the Library budget
all funds for library purposes which are derived from University sources has not been squarely faced. New Faculties may be initiated with operating budgets segregated from other funds
in order to protect the existing establishment from being
penalized by the new costs. As these undertakings become stabilized and a part of normal University activities, their
library funds should appear under the budget heading of the
University Library as a matter of course. Otherwise the influence is divisive and the Librarian is responsible for the use
of grants over which he has no control.
Looking Backward—Acquisitions and Use
The year's additions to the book stock totaled 32,2$3 volumes
(compared with 20,946 in 1955/56), of which 14,540 were bound
journals (9,951). This is a record rate of increase (54%) and
is also the largest number of accessions in any one year.
(See Appendix A-2.)  Several thousand volumes of this increase
were received from the Vancouver Normal School when it was
absorbed by the University, and the material was processed
under conditions of extreme pressure late in the summer of 1956
before the opening of the new College of Education. Other
operations were almost stalled by this overload, but the processing divisions somehow met the emergency.
These net figures do not include other types of material
received during the period: 33,962 recorded but uncataloged
publications of governments and international agencies received
in the Reference Division (31,071 in 1955/56), 2,093 maps
(2,413), quantities of pamphlets, micro-reproductions, and a
large volume of publications in Chinese, Japanese, and Slavic
languages which are shelved but not yet recorded in the public
catalog. There were 219 new journal subscriptions placed (203),
as listed in Appendix B. The most notable acquisitions are
reported in Appendix C♦ The number of books borrowed at the main Loan Desk during
the year increased by 14,447 (13%) over the previous period,
while volumes lent in the Reserve Book Room decreased again,
this time by 2,$01 (or -3.1%); see Appendix P. There was a
increase in the number of students registered, compared with
Since 1952/53, when student enrollment reached its postwar low, the relationship between number of students and volume
of books loaned at the two main desks has been as follows:
Student Enrollment in Relation to Recorded Loan of Books
As represented by percentage of change from previous year
(Increase unless otherwise noted)
Main    Res. Bk   Total
Year   Enrollment     Desk    Room
1953/54 2.7%
1954/55 7.5%
1955/56    $.2%
1956/57 20%
4-year   43%       35%      32%      34%
While there has been a 34% increase in the Quantity of material
borrowed from the Division during the last four years, the
number of students has risen by 43%. Two procedural changes
affecting the statistics kept should be noted: the loan period
for much Reserve Book Room material has been extended from two
hours to a day or more, reducing the number of 2-hour transactions; and access to the bookstack has been liberalized so
that use of material in the stack area has doubtless increased.
It is likely, however, that Library use has not kept pace
with larger enrollments, and this may stem from longer line-ups
at the public catalog and desks making use more difficult.
Without an open-shelf library for all undergraduates, we shall
hardly know what normal use can be.
17% _
13^° ,
- 7.5%
- 0.6%
- 3.1%
5% 7
Interlibrary loans totaled 465 items borrowed during the
year and 1,257 lent (523 and 1,17$ in 1955/56), a healthy
balance in our favor. Materials were secured from $7 institutions and loaned to 161. It should be observed, however, that
while we borrowed about 50% of the volumes from the United
States, 25% from Canada outside of British Columbia, and 25%
from B. C, our loans were distributed in the reverse order:
70% to libraries in British Columbia, 20% to the rest of Canada,
and 10% to the U. S. We are, therefore, still considerably in
debt to a number of institutions. As the National Bibliographic
Centre in Ottawa and the new Union List of Scientific Serials
(issued by the National Research Council) come into use, more
self-sufficiency among Canadian libraries and a better credit
balance may ensue.
Chief debtors and creditors.  Borrowed from: Vancouver
Medical Association, 67; University of Washington, 55; McGill
University, 41; University of California, Berkeley, 22;
National Research Council of Canada, 16; U. S. National Library
of Medicine, 16; Lane Medical Library, 15; University of
Oregon, 11; Iowa State, 10; etc.
Materials lent to: Crease Clinic, 109; Fisheries Research
Board, Vancouver, 7$; Vancouver Medical Association, 72;
Shaughnessy Hospital, 71; Fisheries Research Board, Nanaimo, 64;
Pacific Naval Laboratory, 56; St. Paul's Hospital, 56;
B. C. Electric, 55; University of Saskatchewan, 42; University
of Washington, 3$; Victoria College, 37; Science Service
Laboratories, Lethbridge, 29; Vancouver Island Regional
Library, 26; B. C Engineering, 25; Victoria Medical Society, 24;
B. C. Forest Service, 21; University of Manitoba, 20; etc. $
Increasing Pressures Upon Staff
The utilization of the Library depends upon staff, book
collections, and users, in that order. The importance of staff
in this relationship is seldom fully recognized, for library
users are prone to overlook what does not appear to bear upon
their immediate purpose. More than a million staff hours, during
the last decade alone, underlie the current level of Library
use, and without this great backlog of disciplined effort, no
library facilities could possibly exist.  In building the
collections, providing a maximum of access to them, and in making
the Library a teaching department as well as a University
service, staff resources are preeminent and must be steadily
Student registration in the last four years of advancing
enrollment has risen 43%, and loans at the main public desks 34%.
On other Library fronts, book funds have grown 3$% and the size
of the book stock 34%. Of 91,700 volumes added, nearly 44,000
have passed through the Bindery.  Some 126,000 government publications and pamphlets have been received and recorded.  Close
to 40,000 book orders have been placed, a half million catalog
cards prepared, a million recorded loans made, and some 400 hours
of formal instruction given. Other thousands of hours of
direct assistance to the public must be entered here un-detailed.
During this same period, the staff has increased 19%, of
which only 4% was in the professional group.
Summer Session, 1957, with an enrollment of 3,502 (1,823
in 1956, an increase of 92%) brought a term-time appearance to
desks and reading rooms. This concentrated 7-week program
brings students pouring into the Library and leaves little
opportunity for staff recuperation. Short-term clerical employees (in lieu of winter student assistants) help to carry the
heavier load. A Curriculum Laboratory for the College of Education has
also been established in"the Library to cope with elementary
and secondary text books and material relating to lesson plans.
Users resort to the general Library for books of subject
Formal instruction of students requires more staff time
as the size of the freshman group increases; and 4$ sections
of 1st year English replaced the 35 of last year. With 50, 60,
and 70 sections in prospect, this stimulus to self-education
may disappear from the curriculum if specific provision is not
soon made for it.
The Library Delivery Service laid down some 9,000 volumes
at the doorstep's of faculty during the year, on the campus and
at the Biomedical Branch. A similar number of books were
probably returned by the same means.
Looking Forward—Book Funds
The Library's funds for books comprised 2% of the total operational budget of the University in 1956/57—and in a very real
sense this critical factor determines the ultimate course of
higher education in British Columbia. Earlier paragraphs may
seem to boast of our recent increases in book-buying power, but
in fact the past year's University grant exceeded the previous
amount by only $3,$50 (enough to subscribe to the new journals
and add 250 more books). With science, sociology, medicine, and
international studies rapidly becoming space-bound, there is a
most urgent exigency to support graduate studies and research
on an unparalleled scale. The Library must be the centre of
such a newly emphasized program.
The library costs of this more active program will be large
in relation to the scale of our past thinking. The proposal to 10
provide a "college library" for undergraduates—with an open
shelf collection of 40,000 volumes in a room planned for reading by young people—will cost $100,000 for books alone. To
proceed with dispatch toward a major program of advanced
studies and research, the annual book fund must be increased
over a two or three year period by not less than $100,000 a
year, of which half should be expected from sources in the community. These are not fanciful proposals but are part of the
essential cost of a university of high rank, and they cannot be
avoided in western Canada, We are already well launched into
a program of this magnitude.
Undergraduate facilities. Even in its simpler college
days, the University did not provide a true college library for
its students: books on open shelves, in plenty of copies, offering a variety of material beyond bare course requirements.
The independent use of books has not been encouraged either by
making assigned reading easy or by tempting the reader to walk
among well stocked shelves and pick freely those books which
may have ripened to his taste. Only the Sedgewick Memorial
fund has been set up to provide an opportunity of this kind.
Research materials. There has been greater success recent ly~Tn~^eTel^plinf^~7e"search collections, though the field is
broader than we have yet had opportunity to till. The expenditure of |30,000 to $35,000 a year in the field of the Biomedical
sciences since 1951, and of $$,000 or $9,000 annually in Law,
has brought quite remarkable results, and special appropriations
promise similar success for the field of Education. Grants of
some $20,000 from the Rockefeller Foundation inaugurated the
collection for Slavonic Studies, which has since been supported
by a fund in honour of Dr. William J. Rose, contributed by
Mr. Walter C Koerner. Two grants from the Carnegie Corporation for French-Canadian Studies, totaling $12,000, are being
augmented by local contributions for the purchase of Canadiana:
the annual grant from Dr. and. Mrs. Thomas Ingledow, an initial
fund from the Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver, and assistance
received in response to applications to the Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation. 11
A substantial 3-year subsidy for the acquisition of
research materials in the humanities and social sciences is
being made by Mr. Walter Koerner, which will have a permanent
and telling effect upon advanced studies in these fields. Two
grants for the humanities from the Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation have also been received, and over $2,000 from a
hundred Friends of the Library during the first year of the
organization's history. More than $3,000 contributed to the
memorial fund for the late Professor of Canadian History,
Dr. Gilbert Tucker, was spent upon historical documents.
Gifts of rare and significant historical publications have
again been made by one of the city's most active book collectors, Dr. H. R. MacMillan, and he has also continued his longtime support of the Forestry collections. Such disparate
fields of interest as Asian Studies and Fisheries have received
grants-in-aid from University friends in industry. It appears
that, as a beginning, about $25,000 a year is now forthcoming
from non-University sources for the purchase of library
There is a desperate need for additional funds for library
materials for the Asian Studies program ($15,000 a year for
several years if serious work is to be done).  Large scale
additions must be made to collections in the fields of English
and American literature, music and the fine arts, French
literature, linguistics, classics, to the closely interlocking
fields of his ory, mediaeval and Renaissance studies, and
comparative religion (for which a number of large and expensive
sets are required) and for basic sets in many areas of the
physical and life sciences. A minimum of $3,500 will be
reauired next year for the acquisition of new journal titles,
and this will not meet all of the faculty requests received.
These needs are urgent, and aid must come or important
years will be wasted.  University, federal, provincial, and
private funds must flow together into this great reservoir of
learning. 12
Looking Forward—Personnel
In response to last year's comment that "some quite radical
change" in the conditions of employment of professional
librarians would have to be made if a Library of high standing is to be attained, a new "Academic-Professional" classification was created and the salary floor raised from $3,100
to $3,600. Although the changes have not yet been reflected
in statistics of service, there is little doubt that both
immediate and long range effects will be beneficial.
The relationship of professional librarians to other academic personnel was reviewed by the Faculty Association in
1954/55, and in the following year all professional staff were
made eligible for membership. In December 1956 the Senate
Library Committee surveyed the problems involved, making a
series of specific recommendations to the President in January
1957. These went before a sub-committee of the President's
Senior Appointments Committee which passed its revisions on to
the President and Board of Governors. On July 1, 1957, the
following changes were made:
(1) A new category of "Academic-Professional Personnel"
was established for Librarians in the I to III categories.
(2) Librarians become eligible immediately upon employment to participate in the University Superannuation Plan,
insurance scheme, and other privileges of the faculty group.
(3) Beginning with 1957/5$, the vacation period is extended
from three weeks to a month.
(4) The salary floor was advanced from $3,100 to $3,600,
with proportionate increases extended through the several
classes. Librarians I to III retain a salary scale.
(5) Upon recommendation by the University Librarian, professional staff with advanced qualifications may be transferred from the Librarian II to the Librarian III classification without reference to the existing "establishment."
It must be noted that before the new salary floor was
approved, the model upon which it was patterned (beginning rate
for Instructor) had already advanced another $500, and that
beginning salary rates for librarians on the North American 13
continent were nearer $4,200. Nevertheless, at report time
the new base was the highest among Canadian universities,
though equalled or surpassed by several public libraries.
For this real "break through" in status and pay the
University Librarian and staff express appreciation to individuals both in faculty and administration who were more than
formally concerned about the outcome of the discussions. As
the level of faculty salaries rises, the income of the professional library staff must similarly increase, for if the
Library is to obtain people of faculty calibre, the same kind
of salaries will have to be paid.
It can be reported that important adjustments were also
made in the pay scales of the non-professional staff, amounting to two "steps" for most of the clerical group, and that the
seriously underpaid "Junior Clerical" category was eliminated.
The scale for Library Assistants was also raised and extended.
The high rate of turnover in these groups, as indicated in the
following table, indicates that such attention was badly
Turnover of staff.  During the report year 35 persons
left the Library's employment, of a total of 69 staff members:
a turnover of 50% (compared with 66% last year). Of these
4 were professional librarians, of a total of 26 (a turnover
of 15%); 17 were Library Assistants, of 16 such positions
(a loss of 106%); and 14 were in the Clerical group totaling
27 (51%). The average length of service was as follows
(omitting from this count five long-time professional members
with service ranging from 19 to 421 years): 14
Average (Mean) Service in Months
1956/57 1955/56 1954/55 1953/54 1952/53
All Staff    30.3    30.6    33     35.1    27.5
Professional  43-3    49-2    42      35.9    23
Other        23.6    22      2$      34.4    32
The average length of service for employed professional staff
(omitting the five mentioned) is three and a half years, while
the median for this group is only 15 h  months. One position
remained unfilled for eight months (Librarian II). (See
Appendix E, list of Library Staff; Appendix F, Professional
Activities of the staff.)
Miss Dorothy Jefferd retired from the Library staff this
year, having completed forty-two and a half years in University service. In January 1915, before the opening of the
University in September, she and Mr. John Ridington began to
unpack the 22,000 volumes and 7,000 pamphlets which were being
shipped from Great Britain and Europe by Mr. James T. Gerould
(an agent of the Board of Governors who had been sent to
acquire a basic stock for the Library). From then until June
1954, when she resigned as Head of the Cataloging Division,
she either cataloged or supervised the cataloging of every
book in the collection. She continued as a senior cataloger
until the end of June 1957, a vigorous member of the University staff and a symbol of the continuum of human effort and
skill which goes into the formation of a great academic institution.
More, and more experienced, personnel in all categories
will be required to keep the Library from being overwhelmed
by the increasing responsibilities in all departments, and to
provide the more diversified service which is envisioned in
new building plans. 15
The Library of the University
Largely because of limitations of building and staff, the
special library needs of various university groups have never
been adequately provided for here. With some notable exceptions,
all faculty and students use the same library facilities, which
are adapted as far as possible to individual needs. With the
prospect of major additions to the Library building and of
recruiting more subject specialists to the Library staff, changes
in practice may soon be possible.
A College Library for undergraduates (chiefly first and
second year students) could work a remarkable change in the use
of library materials for teaching purposes if its potential were
fully realized.  Here would be more intimate reading rooms in
which, tables and books are carefully interspersed and students
are informally introduced to principal and auxiliary works by
faculty and Library cooperation. These rooms, oriented toward
the new Arts Building, would also draw off a large p?rt of the
undergraduate users from other Library areas and thus provide
space for other specialized services.
A Science Library could also be created in the new building,
with work space, abstracts and indexes, and journal files in
close juxtaposition, and Library personnel -with specialized
knowledge and interest available to meet special needs.  Services
•of reference and bibliography and convenience of access and
orientation such as have been offered in the field, of Medicine
would be thus extended to the other sciences. This arrangement
might, then, like the new B.Sc. degree, belatedly recognize the
special character of need and training in the fields of science.
The Humanities and Social Sciences likewise require library
service tailored to their materials and use, and effort and
facilities should be focused upon these, perhaps in remodeled
space in the north wing.
Provision for Special Collections is also needed, to handle
library~materials requiring special care in processing and use:
the Howay-Reid collection of Canadiana, the University Archive, 16
rare books, manuscripts, and collections which because of their
nature or use must be kept together or be consulted under supervision. A branch of the Provincial Archive is also sought for
the campus, in order that its wealth of historical materials
can be brought within reach of advanced students of history.
The Biomedical Library is already in an advanced stage of
development, although its use is not yet made sufficiently
available to the Biological Sciences and related fields. The
Fine Arts Library likewise serves mainly a single group, Architecture, with a growing use from students in the Fine Arts.
Music may be the most likely area of new expansion.
Education is partially served in the new Curriculum Laboratory, and a professional librarian with teacher training is
expected to be added to the Library staff to help interpret and
develop general Library use in terms of the College program.
The particular needs of Applied. Science will be variously met by
some of the special facilities" mentioned above, but further
planning will be required to provide a. coordinated library
program for this important group. 17
The Library Building
The building itself has a restricting effect upon library use
at the University. Much valuable space is wasted when it is at
a premium; service operations are carried on in the middle of
study areas which are already disrupted by busy traffic lanes;
great reading rooms are improperly situated to permit service
to diversified groups; and physical conditions accent noise
rather than suppress it—these inherited circumstances, when
crossed with mass use, make the Library's relations with users
tenuous and difficult.
It seems far more likely now than it did a year, ago, however, that an annex to the building is forthcoming, and plans
are in the making.  It is imperative this time that (1) building
design not dictate to library use, (2) layout provide for
specialized service to various University groups, and (3) strict
attention be given to internal operations and to differing types,
of library materials. We must not fail now to match building
to needs or the results for Library and University may be
Building plans are being visualized to serve some of the
needs outlined in other sections of this report, and committees
of the Library staff are involved with architects in preliminary
work.  Relief must be soon and certain.
There is joy and relief over the addition to the bookstack
which was completed during the year. With the additional shelf
space came a hundred more study carrells, a broad stack stairway permitting two-way passage, better stack entrance and 18
control arrangements, and new Loan Desk facilities providing
service for both bound and unbound materials. A new reading
room has been created for the Biomedical Library, for the first
time adjacent to relevant library materials; and the whole book
collection has been shifted into a more orderly arrangement.
The Senate Library Committee
The Senate Library Committee is the direct means by which
Faculty and The Senate bring their influence to bear upon
University library facilities.  It is concerned both with collections and use and, under its terms of reference, is charged
with their development. Around the Committee table, specialists
attempt to see the University in toto and in perspective and
to parlay today's resources into a more ample tomorrow.
The Committee met five times during the year under the
chairmanship of Dr. Ian McT. Cowan: to preview the Librarian's
Annual Report and authorize a letter to Senate supporting and
emphasizing certain recommendations; to expend the Committee
Fund upon research materials; to discuss departmental library
policy and Library processing problems; to deliberate upon the
status and salaries of professional librarians and make recommendations to the President; to review a report of the Public
Library Commission upon "Training Professional Librarians in
Western Canada"; to allocate book funds to departments; to study
the need to expand the Library building and to recommend that an
addition be given "top priority by the University in considering the use of federal funds"; and to concern itself seriously
with a variety of other matters. For a list of the Committee's
members, and its terms of reference, see Appendix G. 19
Student-Library Liaison Committee
A Library Liaison Committee appointed by the Students' Council
met with representatives of the Library staff to ponder means to
reduce noise in the Library building, combat the practice of
"reserving" seats, and to restrict smoking, talking, and eating
to the basement area. A broadside was issued, and considerable
space in the campus newspaper was devoted to student responsibility for maintaining good study conditions.
"If your neighbor is making too much noise, simply tell
him to be quiet," the "simple rules" began.  "If you're looking
for a seat, don't hesitate to sit down... No one can "reserve"
seats by leaving books or coats at the table space, so don't
encourage the practice by honoring phony 'reservations."1
"Remember, it's your Library; if you want to study there, maintenance of good study conditions becomes your problem."
Students can control the conditions under which they must
work, and this is evidence of their concern.  Their action will
be increasingly important as their ranks expand.
Training Professional Librarians
Long-term plans may yet be realized if a recent recommendation
of the B. C Public Library Commission becomes effective, "that
the Provincial government and the University of British
Columbia give careful consideration to the establishment of a
graduate library school at U. B. C. within the next three years."
In April 1956 the Commission authorized the establishment of a
joint committee representing the Commission, the British
Columbia Library Association, and the University "to study the 20
"question of library education in western Canada ... and in
British Columbia in particular," and its report, "Training
Professional Librarians for Western Canada," was issued in
March 1957. It has been officially presented to the Senate and
Board of Governors and represents, perhaps, the chief off-campus
support for this proposed academic program.
The Report presents statistical data relating to existing
and probable future requirements for professional librarians
in the four western provinces and examines present facilities
for training them. It concludes that the establishment of a
school in western Canada is the only means whereby the supply
of urgently needed personnel is likely to be provided. And it
names the University of British Columbia as the logical place
for the graduate school to function—where the largest library
in the region is located, collections have long been developed
with a library school in view, provisional quarters are
already available in the north wing of the Library building,
and students will have ready access to a wide variety of well
developed library services conveniently situated for their
study and use.
A favorable reception has been given to the report, but
specific action awaits the presentation of a full and detailed
program and an assessment of the availability of University
funds to support it.
Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Library was organized on September 7, 1956,
to develop the library resources of the University and to
provide opportunity for interested persons to keep informed
about the Library's growth and needs and to express their own
interests more effectively. A hundred persons came together 21
on this occasion to hear Dr. J. N. L. Myres, Bod ley's Librarian,
speak on Sir Thomas Bodley's "great store of honourable
friends." The Council of Friends, a planning and deliberative
body, was also created, to which group President MacKenzie
outlined the Library's main needs: increased funds for books,
journals, and staff; the addition of a wing to the Library
building; the establishment of a school of librarianship.
A special committee was immediately set up to assay Library
needs and to report to the Friends, with the following personnel: Mr. Walter Koerner (chairman), Dr. A. E. Grauer, Mrs. Frank
Ross, Dr. Wallace Wilson, President of the Friends, and President MacKenzie, Dean Andrew, and Mr. Harlow (secretary).
"If I am right," the chairman of the special committee
wrote to the Librarian, "I think that the University Library
is the nucleus for both scholarship and independent research
for this University. No serious scholar of repute will be happy
at U.B.C. if we do not establish a policy for rapid and considerable increase in library resources. This is our primary
interest in our Committee."
At the end of the year the Friends numbered 97, a total of
$2,406 had been received for acquisitions of library materials,
with some other gifts credited indirectly to Friends' action.
A well printed "Announcement and Invitation" to join the
Friends has been distributed and membership cards for 1957
issued.  Copy for a newsletter, "Footnotes for Friends," is in
the hands of the printer, and a fall meeting is being announced.
For a list of the Council of Friends, see Appendix H. 22
Report Upon Library Divisions
The University Library is divided into a number of working
divisions in order to gather, handle, and give access to
library materials. :'The reports of their problems and accomplishments are summarized here as a first-hand account of the
year's work done.
Acquisitions Division
More money was spent this year on books, more orders were placed,
and far more books were handled than ever before.  Serious backlogs were overcome, new procedures were established—and this
was without doubt the most strenuous period in the Division's
There were 14,075 orders placed in 1956/57 (9,7$0 last year),
with 11,542 titles and 13,291 volumes received (compared with
9,977 and 10,995). This does not include more than 4,000
volumes from the Normal School collection and other "inside"
sources and 14,540 volumes of bound journals; the grand total
was 32,283 volumes (20,946).
An expenditure of $121,550.95 was made, an increase of
$8,350.23 over the previous year (see Appendix A). The new •
fields of greatest activity were Oriental Studies, Canadiana,
Education, and the Humanities, because of special funds and
The year's record load strained existing procedures, and
stringent action was taken toward reorganization. The checking
of book requisitions (for identification and to avoid duplication) was simplified and put under strict control.  Processing
and payments were speeded up, and books now remain very briefly
in the Division.  The method of estimating encumbrances was
revised. Gifts pass more regularly into processing channels
(thanks to a new half-time staff member). Special'facilities 23
were set up to handle materials for the large number of new
off-campus courses in Education. Over 9,000 volumes went
through the campus delivery service, most of them with a return
Staff turnover continually threatens the efficiency of
operations. The employment of student assistants for bibliographic checking is being debated, but is now unavoidable.
Miss Eleanor Mercer, Head, seconded by Miss Priscilla Scott,
faces an increasing avalanche which they must have the resources
to handle. Dr. Rothstein's skilled assistance has been important in the year's reorganization.
Reference Division
The Reference staff is engaged not so much in a service as in
education.  Information in myriads of combinations lies buried
in any large research collection, and the specialist in bibliography is the one best equipped to point out the avenues to it.
In support of its teaching and informational functions,
the Division acquires a variety of materials to supplement the
book and journal collections and, through interlibrary loan,
extends the Library's resources to include material in other
About 40,000 items were received and recorded (of which
33,962 were from governmental and international agencies,
2,093 were maps, and 963 were university calendars (last year,
36,052). Of 21,000 questions answered (last year, 17,000),
6,900 came by telephone, half from off-campus. Besides direct
assistance to individuals at three public desks, formal instruction was given to 4$ sections of English 100 ($8 hours), plus
special lectures to classes in ten departments and Faculties.
Bibliographic guides were prepared for students in Chemical
Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Plant Science, Commerce,
Home Economics, and Education. Bibliographic studies relating
to aging, Spanish voyages, Okanagan fruit industry commissions,
the planning of sawmills, and other areas of research were made.
About 60 instructive displays were set up, including special
showings for the Russian fisheries group, the Friends of the
Library, and the Japanese Ambassador. Countless tours were
provided. 24
Interlibrary loans totaled 465 items borrowed, 1,257 lent
(see Appendix D), involving 4,317 pieces of correspondence in
this business alone.
The annual Publications of Faculty and Staff was prepared,
this year's list running to 462 entries and 78 pages (compared
with 173 items and 20 pages in 1949/50 when it first appeared in
separate form). Because this heavy burden of bibliographic
checking and editing can no longer be borne by the Division
alone, new arrangements for the compilation of the list are
being proposed for the coming year.
The Fine Arts Room, with Miss Melva Dwyer in charge, and
the Howay-Reid' Collection of Canadiana, under Mr. Noel Owens,
recorded heavier use because of greater enrollment, new courses,
and increased faculty interest.  The Map Room, supervised by
Miss Doreen Taylor through December, and by Mr. Owens after her
resignation, has reduced its backlog of un-processed materials,
in spite of large additions.  All of these operate o'n a marginal,
part-time basis, and there is a constant demand by faculty and
students that their hours and service be extended.
Too small a staff and too few senior members handicap performance, development, and continuity.  Hectic schedules, overmuch routine, and lack of opportunity for self-development
discourage ambitious people. Miss Anne M. Smith and her two
senior assistants, Miss Joan O'Rourke and Miss Melva Dwyer, are
experienced, competent and energetic, and they have been ably
assisted by the newer members of the Division (who averaged, at
the end of August 1957, 12^ months of service). Two senior
staff resigned during the period, Miss Taylor (going to the
B. C. Electric Company library) and Mr. Owens (to England and
the Continent), each with six years of solid reference experience
Cataloging Division
The larger the book collection the more overwhelming it would
become were it not for an orderly scheme of arrangement and
auxiliary guides to author and content. The Cataloging staff
provide pass keys to the Library's varied subject compartments.
In spite of a considerable increase in the amount of
material cataloged, compared with the previous year, the backlog
of unprocessed volumes was larger than ever at the end of the
period. 25
1955/56  1954/55
Books cataloged 15,299   11,575   13,764
Serial vols, added       14,540   12,947   13,909
New serial entries 182      142      124
Totals 30,021   24,664   27,797
Backlog 4,875    2,$79    2,832
Several crises during the year cost heavily in senior
staff time: the sorting and processing of several thousand
volumes from the Normal School for use in the new Curriculum
Laboratory and the Library; interruptions in the flow of books
caused by reorganization in the Acquisitions Division; and the
drafting of members of staff into extra-Divisional operations.
A professional staff of major league caliber, supported by a
non-professional group of very high quality during the latter
part of the period, recovered much of the lost ground. The
re-cataloging of the Medical collection was virtually completed, a four-year project.
The increased output of cataloging upset the balance
between professional and non-professional staff, and an
additional Library Assistant and clerical staff member are needed
to cope with the higher production required. Miss Dorothy
Jefferd, Head of the Division from 1915 to 1954 and Senior Cataloger until June 30, 1957, left the Library during the year, as
above recorded.  Under the leadership of Miss Mar.iorie Alldritt
and her First Assistant, Mr. Basil Stuart-Stubbs, a vigorous
and flexible organization carried off a very difficult year.
Loan Division
A fine research library is a monument to perseverance and skill,
but without a generous policy of use, careful control, and
accurate records, it profiteth little. The Loan Division
maintains this flow of the book collections.
This was the year of the big stack addition, the great
book shift, and of massive enrollment. Approximately 15,000
square feet of new shelf (and carrell) space, a new loan desk,
the complete rearrangement of the book stock, and a 20% increase in student numbers (92% in the Summer Session) set the
stage. 26
Over 211,000 loans were made at the two public desks:
1956/57  1955/56  1954/55
Loan Desk 124,407  101,240  104,122
Reserve Book Room     $7,222   90,023   97,402
Totals 211,629  200,263  201,526
Although there was a 13% increase in loans at the main desk
and a decline of 3.1% in the Reserve Book Room (the latter
being explained in part by longer loan periods), the total
increase during the past four years of increasing enrollment
has been 34%. The number of unfilled requests for books which
are already in use hs.n mounted even more rapidly.
More staff time is required to fetch and shelve books in
the larger stack area, to checK materials in a hundred more
carrells, and to man an additional station at the new Loan Desk
(to separate the window for "requests" from the point of
delivery in order to minimize queues and crowds). Full-time
ocmt«v>l of the stack portal is now maintained. Heavier use of
the campus delivery service is being made.
Since 41% of the recorded loans are being made from a
Reserve collection of about 4,000 volumes, it is clear that
the Reserve Book Room warrants thoughtful attention. The proposal to replace the whole operation with a "college" library
of some 40,000 volumes is discussed elsewhere. Meanwhile,
every detail has been carefully scrutinized to make management
and use more effective.
Stack construction continued from Christmas to May, and
the book shift (managed by Mr. Stuart-Stubbs and Mr. Bell) was
squeezed in between the spring and summer terms. New arrangements at the stack entry made it possible to put into effect
a four-year old recommendation of the Senate Library Committee
that brief cases not be taken into the stack enclosure. The
book shift, perforce, replaced the annual inventory.
A new position added in April to take care of duties
whieh were once performed by staff during slack periods was
immediately swallowed up by heavier usage. The fine line
between order and confusion which often exists during hours of
very heavy use can be broadened only by being p.ble to deploy
staff at the proper time to the most critical places; an
additional Library Assistant is needed for this purpose as this
report is being written. 27
Miss Mabel Lanning, with Mr. Inglis Bell, First Assistant,
have planned, reorganized, shifted, and stood up to many changes
and pressures and, with Mrs. Frances Tucker and other staff,
have cast a sharp and conscientious eye upon all established
Serials Division
A high proportion of learned publication appears in periodical
form, and the Serials Division routes this vast and complex
material into channels of information.
At the year's end 4,416 titles were being currently received, of which 219 were new subscriptions, and 14,540 bound
volumes augmented the Library's collections. Most subscriptions
are handled on a continuing basis, but 1,059 orders were placed
for new titles, sets, and miscellaneous issues. Over 30 series
(half in mathematics) were contributed by faculty members.
Appendix B lists new subscriptions, Appendix C-I the most
notable acquisitions.
Loans totaled 16,936 unbound issues, compared with 17,492
the previous year, a good record when the handicaps and disturbances of the construction period are considered.
During the year the Division experienced a metamorphosis.
From December through May it was cut off from its public except
for a peep-hole through which requests were filled.  Its reading room was converted into a bookstack, with much noise of
jack-hammers, and it was moved bodily into another area.
The Serials Desk now adjoins the Loan Division in the main
public room, adjacent to the public catalog; and unbound journals
are open to all who have stack access (3d year and upward).
Moderate staff loss, the disruptions mentioned, the growth
of the serials collections, and the increase in bindery output
affected the work load. Mr. Roland Lanning's detailed'knowledge of the Library's holdings and needs, and of the serials
market, continues to be invaluable in Library development, and
he has been assisted in the Division's operations by a well-
knit and loyal staff. 28
University Library Bindery.  For five consecutive years
Bindery productTonTH'as markedly increased, to the present
total of 11,119 volumes and 1,229 in "storage" covers (in
1950/51, the output was 3,417 volumes of all types; about 6,000
were bound in the next year; and 9,$$9, plus 1,9$2 in storage
covers, in 1955/56). This larger and more efficient operation
was inaugurated in 1951/52 with the appointment•of a new
Head Binder and the purchase of basic equipment, and only an
apprentice has since been added to the staff of two journeymen
binders and two journeywomen. With higher production there
has been a large decrease in per-volume cost in spite of
higher wages and other costs. This year a slight advance in
the unit cost was registered (about $.05 per volume), resulting
from increased wages, but the cost is still lower than for
any period except 1955/56.
Mr. Percy Fryer, Head Binder, has the rare qualities of
craftsman and manager, and he earns and enjoys the cooperative
support of a competent and dependable staff.
Biomedical Library
The Biomedical Library is an adaptation of University Library
facilities to the particular requirements of the Biological
Sciences and Medicine. By providing specialized staff,
organization, and space, a focus upon the needs of this group
is made.
The Biomedical Library became a full Division of the
University Library on April 1, 1957, a position warranted by
its present size and function. Otherwise the year is likely
to be remembered for improvements in physical facilities and
for a heavy turnover of staff.
Temporary accommodation for the Branch at the General
Hospital, first occupied in October 1952, was not vacated
until early July 1957, when handsome, functional quarters in
the new Faculty of Medicine building were completed.  On the
campus, cramped conditions were also relieved when the reading room and work area were transferred to space made available by new stack construction, and the books and journals were
moved on to adjacent shelving. 29
Staff changes overshadowed all other problems, involving
6 Library Assistants and 2 temporary professional appointments.  Service was seriously disrupted, and steady users of
the library were understandably impatient of such conditions.
The number of journal subscriptions paid from special
Biomedical Library funds rose to 777 (1$ new titles), with the
total medical list now comprising 1,657 titles. A careful
review of the list is currently being made. More than 4,200
volumes of books and journals in the Biomedical field were
added, bringing the collection within this general classification to over 29,000.
Recorded loans at the Branch totaled 10,776 volumes
(campus records being partial because journals are shelved in a
section of the main book stacks).  Interlibrary loans numbered
33 7 volumes lent, 215 borrowed (232 and 121 in 1955/56).
A tabulation of journal use by date of publication recorded
2,304 volumes for the current year; 4,929 for the decade,
1946/56; 562 for the previous ten years; and 325 for the whole
period up to 193 5•
Lectures to students in Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy
totaled 2$ hours. The monthly lists of new acquisitions of
interest to Medicine totaled 46 pages. Cooperative activities
were carried out in relation to the Vancouver Medical Association, the Health League of Greater-Vancouver, the Metropolitan
Health Library, and the Medical Library Association. A detailed
survey of the Vancouver Medical Association Library was made
by the Biomedical Librarian and published in mimeographed form.
Two special committees are concerned with the development
and use of these specialized facilities, the Library Committee
of the Faculty of Medicine (Dr. William C Gibson, Dr. J. W.
Whitelaw, Dr. Sydney M. Friedman, chairman), and the President's Committee on the Biomedical Library' (Dr. Whitelaw, chairman) . The latter represents all medical groups contributing
to the support of the Branch Library.
Miss Doreen Fraser, Biomedical Librarian, has been
characteristically resourceful and energetic in developing the
service, teaching, and research functions of this library
program. It is hoped that she will be able to count upon greater
staff continuity in the coming year. 30
Extension Library
The University Library and the Department of University Extension
join forces to provide a specialized readers' service to British
Columbians not resident in the metropolitan areas. Books are
carefully hand-picked to meet individual needs and to supplement
other forms of library service available in the province.
Since the establishment of the Extension Library in 1937,
loans have increased from 1,436 to over 20,000 volumes a year,
and registered borrowers from 82 to over 600. As the "mail
order department" of the University Library, it provides books
for correspondence and extension courses as well as for personal
study and reading. The subscribers, a large number of whom are
new Canadians, require a growing proportion of scientific and
technical books and request material relating to special subjects
rather than by title.
Loans totaled 20,533 during 1956/57, with 664 personal and
group borrowers paying the two dollar fee. Theatre groups
number 170 registrations and received 5,714 plays. For correspondence courses 1,512 volumes were lent.  Basic subject lists
of books were issued.
Increasing requests for reference assistance from outlying
areas raise the question whether such a service can be continued
by the small staff of the Extension Library.
Miss Edith Stewart, Extension Librarian, has a broad knowledge of books and an acute sense of judgment and responsibility
in applying it to the needs of an unusual clientele.  She, and
Mrs. Norene Brackett, with a few hours of student assistance,
provide a readers' service which will be hard to match anywhere. 31
As we discard an old University Calendar and take up another,
there is a recurring opportunity to recognize persons in and
outside the University who have contributed- in some major way
to the Library's present development.
At the top of the list is the University Library staff,
without whom there would not be anything for the Librarian to
report; they are headed by Dr. Samuel Rothstein and Miss Anne
M. Smith, Assistant Librarians. The President, Board of
Governors, Finance Committee, the administrative departments,
the Senate Library Committee, Deans, and a large number of
faculty members have given indispensable assistance throughout
the year.  To Friends of the Library, the Council of Friends
(and its Committee on Library Needs), and to individuals
named and unnamed herein who have given money, materials, and
effort toward the Library's growth—a personal acknowledgment
of appreciation. The future is in our hands.
Neal Harlow
University Librarian
November 1957 APPENDIX A
(1) Expenditures for Books, Periodicals and Binding
(Fiscal Years, April through March)
Books and Periodicals
Library Budget $67,392.91
Faculty of Medicine 26,325-90
Faculty of Law 7,566.31
Non-University 11,915.59
$16,365.19 $18,300.36
4,199.50 5,000.00
1,333.57   1,200.00
$113,200.71  #121,550.94   $21,898.26 $24,500.36   $135,093.97   $146,051.30
(2) Volumes Added to Collections
1955/56 1956/57
Books 10,995  17,743
Serials        9 951  14,540
Total volumes  20,946  32,2$3
Size of
325,000 357,494 APPENDIX B
New Periodical Titles Received
Acta anaethesiologica Belgica
Acta chirurgica Belgica
Acta historica scientiarum naturalium et medicinalium
Acta morphologica Neerlando-Scandinavica
Acta oto-rhino-laryngologica Belgica
Acta, rheumatologica Scandinavica
Administrator's notebook
Admission requirements of American medical colleges
Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin.  Institut fur Slawistik.
Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna.  Philosophisch-historische
klasse. Sitzungsberichte
Alberta journal of educational research
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Guidelines for the improvement of teacher education
American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. News
American Council of Learned Societies.  Bulletin
American federationist
American Geophysical Union. Geophysical monographs
American Management Association. Research and development
Annales d'oculistique
Annee biologicme
Archiv der elektrischen Ubertragung
Archiv ftlr Fischereiwissenschaft
Archiv fUr osterreichische Geschichte
Archives des sciences
Archives italiennes de biologie
Archives neerlandaises de zoologie
Arithmetic teacher
Art education
Artist (London)
ASLIB yearbook
Association for Computing Machinery. Journal
Association of Medical Illustrators. Journal
Atlantic advocate
Audio-visual communication review
Audio-visual instruction
Australian journal of dermatology
Australian journal of education
Australian journal of politics and history
Avian diseases
Behavioral science
Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und. Literatur Appendix B (Cont.)
Blood group news
Blue jay
Books from the U. S. A.
Britannica et Americana
British catalogue of music
British chemical engineering
British journal of educational studies
British Mycological Society. Transactions
Bulletin des bibliotheques de France
Bulletin des societes d'ophthalmologie de France
Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine (English translation)
Business education forum
Business education world
California journal of elementary education
Canadian commentator
Canadian journal of animal science
Canadian music journal
Canadian Slavonic papers
Central African journal of medicine
Ceska akademie ved a urn In i v. Praze.  Rozprawy
Chemical Society of London. Special publications
College and university bulletin
College composition and communication
Colorado quarterly
Coming events in Britain
Compensation medicine
Conference on physiology of prematurity
Cost accountant
Danske videnskabernes selskab. Matematik-fysiske skriften
Davidson journal of anthropology
Dental clinics of America
Documenta de medicina geographica et tropica
East African medical journal
Eastern Canadian anthropological series
Ecrits du Canada frangais
Edinburgh post-graduate lectures in medicine
Educational forum
Educational screen and audio-visual guide
Elementary English
Elementary school science bulletin
English language teaching
English Place Name Society.  Survey of English place names
Enzyklopedie der mathematischen Wissenschaften
Esprit Appendix B (Cont.)
Excerpta medica.  Sec. XVIII. Cardiovascular diseases
Experimental husbandry
Folio cardiologica
Folio haematologica
Geographisches Jahrbuch
Geologisches Jahrbuch
German Quarterly
Grade teacher    /
Grenoble Universite.  Institut Fourier. Annales
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Report and symposium
Harvard educational review
Hellenisme contemporain
Historisches Jahrbuch
Hockey field
IBM journal of research and development
Illinois journal of mathematics
Illustrated London news
Indiana University. Publications.  Slavic and East European
Industrial arts teacher
Industrial Relations Research Association.  Proceedings
International review of education
Italian quarterly
Jahresberichte fttr deutsche Geschichte
Japanese sociological review
Journal des traducteurs
Journal of fluid mechanics
Journal of neurochemistry
Junior bookshelf
Junior college journal
Landscape; magazine of human geography
Language learning
Li-shih yen chiu
Library resources and technical services
Limnology and oceanography
Literature and psychology
London. University, School of Oriental and African Studies.
London oriental bibliographies
Lubrication engineering
MD International symposia
Management science
Medical history
Medical Society of London. Transactions
Medicinal chemistry
Metallurgical reviews
Minnesota journal of education Appendix B (Cont.)
Modern instructor
Monde nouveau
National Art Education Association. Yearbook
National Business Education Quarterly
National Catholic Education Association. Bulletin
National Education Association. Department of Classroom
Teachers. Official report
New leader
New York times (on microfilm)
Norsk tijdsskrift f5r sprogvidenskap
Oceania linguistic monographs
Ophthalmological Society of Australia. Transactions
Opyti (Experiments)
Pacific northwesterner
Parents' magazine
Parasitologische Schriftenreiche ^
Paris. Universite".  Institut d'etudes slaves. Collection
Paris review
Peabody journal of education
Philips research reports
Physics and chemistry of solids
Physics in medicine and biology
Poetry London-New York
Political science
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Studies and texts
Prace matematyczne
Problems of communism
Professional geographer
Progress in neurobiology
Public health engineering abstracts
Rationalist annual
Reading teacher
Revue beige de philologie et d'histoire
Revue de l'alcoolisme
Revue de laryngologie, otologie, rhinologie
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.  Publications
St. Anthony's papers
St. Thomas' Hospital. Annual report
Safety education
Scholastic coach
School and community
School bell
School executive
Scientia paedagogica
Slavic and East-European studies
Slavische Rundschau
Societe beige de me'dicine tropicale. Annales
Society beige d'ophtalrnologie.  Bulletin        ,
Societe des Chirurgiens de Paris. Bulletins et memoires
Societe Internationale de Chirurgie. Bulletin Appendix B (Cont.)
Society of American Foresters.  Proceedings
Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Journal
Socio-economic history
South African journal of laboratory and clinical medicine
Speech teacher
Studia neophilologica
Tamarack review
Teachers college journal
Textile research journal
Town Planning Institute, London.  Journal
Ulster medical journal
Use of English
Voprosy ichtiologii
West African journal of medicine
Wiener Beitrage zur englischen Philologie
Yearbook of cancer
Zeitschrift fttr Bibliothekswesen und Bibliographie
Zeitschrift fttr deutsche Philologie
Zeitschrift fttr franzosische Sprache und Literatur
Zeitschrift fttr Immunitatsforschung und experimentelle
Zeitschrift fttr Ostforschung
Zentralblatt fQr Bibliothekswesen APPENDIX C
Selected List of Notable Acquisitions
Part I: Serials
Acta chirurgica Scandinavica. V. 11-99,  1936-49.
Acta neurovegetativa. V. 1-12, 1950-55.
Acta radiologica. V. 1-20, 1921-39.
Supplementa.  £t2-94j
Akademiia nauk SSSR. Zoologicheskii institut.  Fauna SSSR.
N.5. #31-63, 1935-56.
Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fttr Ophthalmologic. V.1-151,
Analysis. V. 1-7, 1933-40.  (Reprint).
Antiquaries journal. V. 29-36, 1949-56.
Archiv fttr das Studium der neueren Sprachen. V. 111-193, 1903-56.
Ardea. V. 27-3$, 1938-50.
Bantu studies.  V. 1-15, 1921-41.
Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur.
V. 1-4$, 1874-1924.
Berichte ttber die Wissenschaftliche Biologie. V. 35-$5, 1936-53.
Best American short stories. 1914-49.
Bibliographie scientifique francaise. V. 1-24, 1902-27.
Bibliotheca philologica classica. V. 4$-65, 1924-3$.
Book auction records. V. 36-53, l93$/39-1955/56.
Botanisk tidsskrift. V. 25-33, 1903-15.
California journal of elementary education. V. 18-24, Aug. 1949-
May 1956.
California journal of secondary education. V. 16-31, 1931-56.
Cost accountant. V. 24, August 1944 to date. •
Curtis' botanical magazine. V. 151-161, 1925-3$.
Dermatologisches Zentralblatt. V. 1-23, 1397-1920.
Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift. V. 84-97, 1929-43.
Entomological Societv of Washington.  Proceedings. V. 1-30,
Entomologist. V. 7-89, 1874-1956.
Electrical world. V. 27-64, 1896-1914.
Geologisches Jahrbuch. V. 64-71, 1943-56,
Gesellschaft fttr romanische Literatur.  Publikationen. V. 1-50,
Handbuch der Gynakologie. V. 1-12, 1930-37.
Handbuch der Neurologie.  (Bumke-Forster). V. 1-17 and
supplements 1935-40.
Harper's weekly. V. 6-40, 1862-96.
Harvard educational review. V. 1-16, 23-26, 1931-46, 1953-56.
Haematologica. V. 19-26, 1933-44.
Hispanic American historical review. V. 1, 1918 to date.
Institut fttr Geschichtsforschung. Mitteilungen. V. 8-9, 16,
18-19, 39-61  [1887-1953]
Literarische Echo. V. 1-21, 1398-191$. Appendix C (Cont.)
Medico-legal Society, London. Transactions. V. $-26, 1910-32.
Monatshefte. V. 38, 1946 to date.
Monthly review (London).  S. 2, V. 63-93, 1310-20.
National Catholic Educational Association.  Bulletin. V. 38,
1941 to date.
Navy Records Society. Publications. V. 78-94, 1938-53.
New York times.  (Microfilm).  1953-56.
Northwestern University. Medical School. Institute of Neurology.
Publications. V. 1-13, 1929-46.
Opthalmalogica. V. 103-120, 1942-50.
Palaeontographica.  Abt. B.  V. 78-101, 1933-57.
Pall Mall magazine.  V. 13-33, 1897-1904.
Peabody journal of education, V. 15-33, 1937/38-1955/56.
Phi Delta Kappan. V. 21, Sept. 193.8 to date.
Physical Society of Japan.  Journal.  V. 1-10, 1946-55.
Portfolio.  #1-48, Jan. 1394-1907.
.Prague. Narodni museum. Casopis.  1847-1901.
Prairie schooner. V. 1-29, 1927-55.
Reclamation era. V. 2, 5-33, 1910, 1914-47.
Revue beige de philologie et d'histoire. V. 5-34, 1926-56.
Revue beige des sciences medicales. V. 1-17, 1929-46.
Revue blanche. V. 16-30, 189$-1903.
Revue britannioue. #1-150, 1825-50.
Revue universelle. V. 1-30, 1920-40.
Royal Musical Association.  Proceedings. V. 74-$2, 1947/48*1956.
School executive. V. 66-74, 1946/47-1954/55.
Science education. V. 1-29, 1916/13-1945.
Societe Entomologique de France. Annales.  V. $2-93, 1913-24.
Soil science. V. 15-18, 1923-24.  (Very rare.)
Trematody zhivotnikh i cheloveka. V. 2-12, .194-8-56.
Tropical diseases bulletin. V. 21-39, 1924-42.
Use of English. V. 1-7, 1949-56.
Wagner Free Institute of Sciences of Philadelphia.
Transactions.  V. 2-11, 1889-1927.
Publications. V. 1-4, 1929-44.
Wiener Beitrage zur englischen Philologie.  V. 2-46, 1835-1915.
Yale University Library gazette. V. 1-30, 1926-56.
Zeitschrift fttr celtische Philologie. V. 13-23, 1921-42.
Zeitschrift fttr Pflanzenkrankheiten. V. 1-21, 1391-1911.
Zentralblatt fttr die gesamte Neurologie. V. 12-7$, 1916-31.
Zentralblatt fttr haut-und-Geschlechtskrankheiten. V. 1-37,
1921-31. Appendix C (Cont.)
Part II: Books
Adams, Arthur, ed. The zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang;
under the command of Captain Sir Edward Belcher...during
the years 1343-1846.  London, 1850.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan. )
Balbin, Bohuslav Alois. Epitome historica rerum Bohemicarum....
Prague, 1673-1677.  (The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic
Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Balbin, Bohuslav Alois. Historia de ducibus, ac regibus
Bohemiae....  Prague, 1735-  (The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic
Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Beechey, Frederick William.  Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific
and Beering's Strait, to co-operate with the polar expeditions: performed in His Majesty's ship the
years 1825, 1826, 1827, and 1828.  London, 1831.  (Gift of
Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Beechey, Frederick William. The zoology of Captain Beechey's
voyage; compiled from the collections and notes....  London,
1839.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Beresford, William. A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the north-west, coast of America: performed in 1785,
1736, 1787, and 1738 in The King George and Queen Charlotte
.... by Captain George Dixon. 2nd ed.  London, 1789.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.) 0  ,
Bernard, Claude.  De la physiologie generale.  Paris, 1872.
Bibliographie scientifioue franchise, 1902-1927.  Paris, 1902-27.
6 v,
Broughton, William Robert. A voyage of discovery to the North
Pacific ocean....  Performed in His Majesty's sloop
Providence....  London, 1804,  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Browne, John Ross. Etchings of a whaling cruise, with notes of a
sojourn on the Island of Zanzibar, and a brief history of
the whale fishery.  London, I846.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Ceske dejiny. Prague, 1912-  .  13 v. (The Walter C Koerner
Slavonic Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Colette, Sidonie Gabrielle. Oeuvres completes.  Paris, 1949-50.
15 v.  (The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.)
Colnett, James. A voyage to the South Atlantic and round Cape
Horn into the Pacific ocean for the purpose of extending the
spermaceti whale fisheries....  London, 1793.  (Gift of"
Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Comenius, Johann Amos.  Kurz-gefasste Kirchen-Historie der
BOhmischen Brttder....  Schwabach, 1739.  (The Walter C
Koerner Slavonic Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Comenius, Johann Amos. Veskere spisy; vydava Ustredne spolek
jednot ucitelskych na Morave. Brno, 1910-26. 4 v.
(The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic Collection Honouring
Dr. William J. Rose.)
Cooke, Captain Edward. A voyage to the South Sea, and. round the
world, perform'd in the years 1708, 1709, 1710, and 1711.
London, 1712.  2 v.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.) Appendix C (Cont.)
Dalrymple, Alexander.  (Six charts of the Pacific northwest
coast.)  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Dedekind, Richard. Gesammelte mathematische Werke. Braunschweig,
1930-32. 3 v.
Descole, Horacio Raul. Genera et species plantarum argentinarum.
Buenos Aires, 1943. 4 v. in 5.  (U.B.C Development Fund.)
Dictionnaire de theologie catholique...sous la direction de
A. Vacant, et E. Mangenot, continue sous celle de E. Amann
  Paris, 1923-50". 15 v. in 30.
Eisler, Rudolf. WGrterbuch der philosophischen Begriffe,
historisch-quellenmassig. 4th ed. Berlin, 1927-30. 3 v.
Enciclopedia cattolica. Vatican City, 1949-54. 12 v.
Enciklopedija Jugoslavije. Zagreb, 1955. 2 v.  (The Walter C
Koerner Slavonic ^Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Espinosa y Tello, Jose.  Relacion del^viage hecho por las
goletas Sutil y Mexicana en el and de 1792, para reconocer
el estrecho de Fuca.... Madrid, 1802. 2 v.  (Gift of
Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
FlaschentrSger, Bonifazius,(Ied.  Physiologische Chemie; ein
Lehr-und Handbuch fttr Artze, Biologen, und Chemiker.
Berlin, 1951-.
Fontes rerum Austriacarum.  Part 2. Diplomataria et acta.
Vienna,. 1$$5-. 23 v.  (The Walter C Koerner Slavonic
Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Gide, Andre' Paul Guillaume.  Oeuvres completes; ed. augmentle de
textes ine'dits etablie par L. Martin-Chauffier.  Paris,
1932-39.  15 v.  (The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.)
Goldast, Melchior. Melchioris Goldasti Heiminsfeldii De Bohemiae
regni.  Frankfurt, 1627.  (The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic
Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Great Britain.  Laws, Statutes, etc., 1760-1820 (George III).
Anno regni Georgii III regis Magnae Britanniae....  London,
1768-1$24.  2 v*.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Grew, Nehemiah. The anatomy of plants....  London, 16$2.
Hachisuka, Masauji. The birds of the Philippine Islands, with
notes on the mammal fauna. London, 1931-35. 2 v. in 3.
Hart, Julia Catharine.  Tonnewonte; or the adopted son of
America. Watertown, N. Y., 1824-25.  (Gift of Men's
Canadian Club of Vancouver.)
Holzmann, Michael.  Deutsches Anonymenlexikon...bearb. von...
Michael Holzmann und...Hanns Bohatta. Weimar, 1902-28. 7 v.
Hunter, John. Works, with notes; edited by James F. Palmer.
London, 1837. 4 v.
Kruzenshtern, Ivan Fedorovich. Reise urn die Welt in den Jahren
1803, 1804, 1805 und 1306, auf Befehl seiner Kaiserlichen
MajestSt Alexander Des Ersten....  St. Petersburg, 1310.
3 v. and atlas.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Kuroda, Nagamichi.  Birds of the island of Java.  Tokyo, 1933-36.
,  2 v.
Leger, Charles. Redoute' et son temps.  Paris, 1945.
Lubienski, Stanislaw. Historia reformationis Polonicae....
Freistadt, 1685.  (The Walter C Koerner Slavonic Collection
Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.) Appendix C (Cont.)
Meares, John. Voyages made in the year 17$$ and 17$9 from
China to the North West Coast of America.... London, 1790.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Me'moires et observations geographiques et critiques sur la y
situation des pays septentrionaux de l'Asie et de l'Amerique,
d'apres les relations les plus recentes.  Lausanne, 1765.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Migne, Jacques Paul, ed.  Patrologiae cursus completus.  Series
Latina. Paris, 1$44-. 1$ v.
Montagu, Lady Mary (Pierrepont) Wortley.  Letters of the Right
Honourable Lady M—y W—y M—e: written during her travels
in Europe, Asia and Africa.... 2nd ed.  London, 1763.
3 v. in 1.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Morskoi atlas. Moscow, 1950-53.  3 v.  (The Walter C Koerner
Slavonic Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.)
Mttller, Gerhard Friedrich. Voyages from Asia to America...
translated by Thomas Jefferys. 2nd ed. London, 1764.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Mttller, Johann Sebastian. An illustration of the sexual system
of Linnaeus.  London, 1779-$9.  2 v.
Phillips, John Charles. A natural history of the ducks. With
plates in color and in black and white from drawings by
Frank W. Benson, Allan Brooks and Louis Agassiz Fuertes.
Boston, 1922-26.  v. 2 only.
Porter, David.  Journal of a cruise made to the Pacific Ocean,
by Captain David Porter, in the United States frigate
Essex, in the years 1812, 1313, and. 1814.  2nd ed. New
York, 1822.  2 v. in 1.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Portlock, Nathaniel.  A voyage round the world; but more particularly to the north-west coast of America: performed in
1785, 1786, 17$7, and 1788, in the King George and Queen
Charlotte, Captains Portlock and Dixon.  London, 1789.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Respublica siue Status regni Poloniae, Lituaniae, Prussiae,
Livoniae, etc.; diuersorum autorum.  Leiden, 1627.
(The Walter C Koerner Slavonic Collection Honouring
Dr. William J. Rose.)
Richardson, John. Wacousta; or the Prophecy. A tale of the
Canadas. 3 v.  London, 1832.  (Gift of the Men's Canadian
Club of Vancouver.)
Seemann, Berthold Carl.  Narrative of the voyage of H.M.S. Herald
during the years 1845-51...•  London, 1853. 2 v. in 1.
(Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Shillibeer, John. A narrative of the Briton's voyage, to
Pitcairn's Island. Taunton, 1317.  (Gift of Dr. H. R.
.. Sitwell, Sacheverell. Great flower books, 1700-1900; a bibliographical record of two centuries of finely-illustrated
flower books, by Sacheverell Sitwell and Wilfrid Blunt;
the bibliography edited by Patrick M. Synge.  London, 1956.
Slovnik naucny.  Prague, 1860-90.  10 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner
Slavonic Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.) Appendix C (Cont.)
Solereder, Hans.  Systematic anatomy of the dicotyledons; a handbook for laboratories of pure and applied botany. Translated by L. A. Boodle and F. E. Fritsch, rev. by D. H.
Scott. Oxford, 1908. 2 v.
Svenska Sallskapet f5r Antropologi och Geografi, Stockholm. Atlas
5ver Sverige. Stockholm, 1953-.
Thucydides. Thucvdidis de bello peloponnesiaco libri octo, cum
adnotationibus integris Henrici Stephani, & Joannis
Hudson!. Amsterdam. 1731.  (Gift of the University of
Cincinnati Library.)
Vernon, Francis V. Voyages and travels of a sea officer.
Dublin, 1791.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Wurzbach, Alfred, ritter von Tannenberg. Niederlandisches
Kttnstler-Lexikon; auf Grund archivalischer Forschungen, mit
mehr als 3,000 Monogrammen.... Vienna and Leipzig, 1906-11.
3 v.
Zohar. English. The Zohar, translated by Harry Sperling and
Maurice Simon.... London, 1931-34. 5 v. APPENDIX D
CIRCULATION STATISTICS—September 1956-Au^ust 1957
Loan Desk
Book Room
Fine Arts
Extension Library
Interlibrary Loan Statistics
Volumes borrowed
Volumes loaned
"1956/57 1955/56 1954/55
465    523    727
1,257  1,178  1,049 APPENDIX E
Harlow, Neal
Rothstein, Samuel
University Librarian
Assistant University
Fugler, Ethel        Secretary
Brigden, Mrs. Roberta Clerk II
Lanning, Mabel M.
Bell, Inglis
Tucker, Mrs. Frances
Cotterell, Elizabeth
Hodge, Mrs. Patricia
Imeson, George
Rolf e, Dorothy
Cliffe, Sharon
Grant, Elizabeth
Kuipers, Mrs. Marian
Niall, Margaret
Ramsey, Lois
Librarian III
Senior Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stackroom Attendant
Clerk II
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Aug. 1951-
Sept. 1947-
June 1947-
Aug. 1955-
Smith, Anne M.
Assistant Librarian and
Head of Reference
Sept. 1930-
O'Rourke, Joan
Librarian III
July 194$-
Dwyer, Melva
Librarian II
July 1953-
Brearley, Mrs. Anne
Librarian I
Aug. 1956-
Dore, Mrs. Nancy
Librarian I
Sept. 1956-
McAlpine, Mrs. Barbara
Librarian I
Aug. 1957-
Mackenzie, Janet
Librarian I
July 1956-
Vogel, Elizabeth
Librarian I
Sept. 1956-
Sperling, Lois
Library Assistant
July 1957-
Frost, Elizabeth
Stenographer II
July 1957-
Bertsch, Mrs. Anna
Clerk I
July 1957-
Handkamer, Merle
Clerk I
June 1956-
Alldritt, Marjorie
Aug. 1951-
Stuart-Stubbs, Basil
Librarian III
May 1956-
Little, Mrs. Margaret
Librarian II
Sept. 1956-
Chamberlain, Josephine
Librarian I
Aug. 1957-
Dobbin, Geraldine
Librarian I
June 1956-
Turner, Geoffrey
Librarian I
June 1956-
Weinberg, Mrs. Florence
Library Assistant
June 1956-
Aura, Mrs. Kaarina
Clerk I
April 1957-
Cobb, Carol
Clerk I
Aug. 1956-
Hahn, Gloria
Clerk I
April 1957-
Rose, Mrs. Bessie
Clerk I
Jan. 1957-
Traff, Vera
Clerk I
Dec. 1956-
Sept. 1926-
June 1952-
Sept. 195 5-
April 1957-
Sept. 1956-
May 1956-
Sept. 1944-
Sept. 1956-
June 1957-
Oct. 1956-
April 1956-
April 1956- Appendix E (Cont.)
Mercer, Eleanor
Scott, Priscilla
Johnson, Stephen
Marr, Joyce
Newton, Mrs. Catherine
Woodward, Mrs. Emily
Wesemeyer, Mrs. Beate
MacDonald, John
Arnold, Catherine
Bottger, Hermine
Downing, Mrs. Lurian
Forsythe, Mrs. Yvonne
Spence, Joyce
Lanning, Roland J.
Adams, Mrs. Alice
Brooks, Mrs. Kathleen
Lougheed, Joan
Piercy, Margaret
Robertson, Mrs. Dorothy
Stoochnoff, Violet
Fryer, Percy
Fryer, Percy Jr.
Brewer, Mrs. Elizabeth
Lynch, Mrs. Isobel
Harrison, Roger
Librarian II
Librarian I
Library Assi
Library Assi
Library Assi
Clerk III
Oct. 193$-
July 1953-
July 1957-
stant     April 1957-
stant     Oct. 1955-
stant     July 1957-
Sept. 1956-
April 1957-
May 1957-
Aug. 1952-
Oct. 1956-
July 194$-
Sept. 1952-
Librarian III
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Clerk I
Sent. 1926-
Aug. 1952-
Sept. 1955-
Oct. 1954-
June 1957-
March 1957-
Nov. 1955-
Dec. 1951-
April 1952-
Feb. 1952-
Oct. 1953-
March 1957-
Mrs. Silvia
Mrs. Margaret
Mrs. Maureen
Librarian I
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stenographer II
July 1947-
Oct. 1956-
July 1957-
Oct. 1952-
May 1957-
Sept. 1956-
Stewart, Edith
Brackett, Mrs. Norene
Extension Librarian
Stenographer II
July 194$-
Sept. 1951-
Cock, Eleanor
Senior Library Assist-
Nov. 1956- Appendix E (Cont.)
RESIGNATIONS DURING PERIOD 1 Sept. 1956 - 31 Aug. 1957
Owens, Noel
Taylor, Doreen
Knowle s, Dorothy
Fennell, Margaret
Jory, Mrs. Ada
Skinner, Valerie
Wiedersperg, Mrs, Gisela
Jefferd, Dorothy
Giuriato, Mrs. Lydia
Papafingos, Mrs. Miche-
Boyce, Hilary
Browne, Anne
Hellawell, Mrs. Anne
O'Shay, Maureen
Robinson, Doris
Bate, Mrs. Christine
Blakstad, Mrs. Mary
Hall, Carol
Mawhinney, Pamela
Cochrane, Verna
Coles, Elizabeth
Peterson, Denise
Sephton, Richard
Howell, Mrs. Nancy
Bangert, Adolf
Mabee, Mrs. Patricia
Skakun, Mrs. Alexandra
Dearing, Enid
Katarinich, Serge
Murphy, Mrs. Colleen
Colmer, James
Librarian II
Librarian II
Librarian I
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stenographer II
Stenographer II
Librarian II
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Library Assistant
Clerk III
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Aug. 1957
Oct. 1956
■Aug. 1957
■June 1957
Jan. 1915-June 1957
June 1950-Oct. 1956
Oct. 1956-July 1957
Jan.-March 1957
May 1952-Jan. 1957
Aug.-Dec. 1956
May-Sept. 1956
June 1956-Jan. 1957
Dec. 1956-July 1957
Sept. 1954-Sept.1956
Sept. 1954-Sept .1956
Oct. 1956-Mar. 1957
Feb.-Sept. 1956
Sept. 1956-June 1957
June-Oct. 1956
Aug. 1956-June 1957
Sept. 1954-Sept.1956
Sept. 1956-April 1957
May-Sept. 1956
Sept. 1956-May 1957
Feb. 1956-Aug. 1957
Nov. 1955-Feb. 1957
Apr. 1955-June 1957
Sept. 1952-Feb. 1957 Appendix E (Cont.)
Avison, Margaret
Brown, Mrs. Rosemary
Brundrett, Eleanor
Pratt, Mrs. Maureen
Timberley, Darien
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
March-April 1957
Jan. 1956-June 1957
Feb. 4-2$, 1957
Oct. 1956-Jan. 1957
July-Sept. 1956 APPENDIX F
Professional Activities
TheUniversity Library Staff
ADAMS, Mrs. Alice.  Member: P.N.L.A.
ALLDRITT, Marjorie.  Member: B.C.L.A.; P.N.L.A. (Chairman-
elect, Cataloging Division); C.L.A.  Attended: B.C.L.A.
Conference, C.L.A. Conference.
BELL, Inglis F.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Councillor; Library Development Committee; Special Activities Committee); C.L.A.
(Membership Committee); University of Toronto Library
School Alumni Association (President); Bibliographical
Society of Canada.  Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference;
C.L.A. Conference.  Lectures and Papers: Twenty lectures
to U.B.C students on theTTIbTiograpby of English literature. Editor, B.C.L.A. Bulletin; Canadian editor.
Modern Humanities Research Association's Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.
BREARLEY, Mrs. Anne.  Member: (British) Library Association.
CHAMBERLAIN, Josephine.  Member: C.L.A.
DOBBIN, Geraldine F.  Member: C.L.A.
DORE, Mrs. Nancy.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Recruiting Committee).
Lectures and Papers: Five lectures to U.B.C. students in
English lOOl
DWYER, Melva J.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Salaries, Staff and. Tenure
Committee; Personnel Administration Committee); C.L.A.;
P.N.L.A,  Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference.  Lecture's and Papers: Fourteen lectures to
U.B.C. students"in English lOO; eight lectures to students
in Architecture, Home Economics, Commerce and Planning;
reading list of periodicals in Home Economics (mimeographed) .
FRASER, M. Doreen E.  Member: President's Committee on the
Bio-Medical Branch Library (Secretary); U.B.C. Faculty of
Medicine Library Committee (Secretary); C.L.A.; Medical
Library Association (Chairman, Sub-Committee on Curriculum of the Standards Committee; President, Pacific
Northwest Regional Group); P.N.L.A.  Attended: C.L.A.
Conference (speaker at Reference Section Meeting);
Medical Library Association.  Lectures and Papers: Appendix F (Cont.)
Twenty-eight lectures to University classes.  Public-
ations:"Vancouver Medical Association Library Survey,
July-September, 1956" (Vancouver, Vancouver Medical
Association, 1956). Library consultant to Metropolitan
Health Committee; Assistant Librarian, Anglican
Theological College; survey of B. C. Health Sciences libraries in progress.
HARLOW, Neal.  Member: A.L.A. (Council; A.L.A.-C.L.A. Liaison
Committee) ;""C.L.A. (A.L.A. Councilor; Microfilm Committee)
B-C.L.A. (A.L.A. Councilor); P.N.L.A.; Bibliographical
Society of Canada (Council); Bibliographical Society of
America; B.C. Department of Education, Certification
Board for Professional Librarians; Vancouver Community
Arts Council (Board); Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation
(Secretary, Projects Committee); Friends of the Library,
U.B.C (Secretary); member of many University committees.
Attended: C.L.A. Conference; A.L.A. Midwinter Conference;
P.N.L.A. Conference; B.C.L.A. Conference.  Publications:
"Academic Library Finance" (C.L.A. Occasional papers,
12:3-12, October 1956); "The Canada Council and Canadian
Libraries" (B.C.L.A. Bulletin, 20:2-3, October 1956);
"Improving Faculty-Library Relations, the Administrator's
View" (P.N.L.A. Quarterly, 21:24-26, October 1956);
"Climate for the' Arts" (Vancouver Community Arts Council,
Summer Calendar, 1957: 3,5).
JEFFERD, Dorothy.  Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
JOHNSON, Stephen.  Member: C.L.A.
LANNING, Mabel M.  Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
LANNING, Roland J.  Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference.
McALPINE, Mrs. Barbara.  Member: C.L.A.; A.L.A.  Attended:
C.L.A. Conference.
MACKENZIE, Janet.  Member: C.L.A.  Attended: C.L.A. Conference.
Lectures and Papers: One lecture to U.TLC students in
English 100.
MERCER, Eleanor B.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Councillor); C.L.A.
(Budget and. Finance Committee; Chairman, Conference Meeting
on College and University Libraries); P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference. Appendix F (Cont.)
O'ROURKE, Joan.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Public Relations Committee);
C.L.A.; P.N.L'.A." Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A.
Conference.   Lectures and Papers: Twenty-seven lectures
to U.B.C. students" in EngHsEjTOo"; bibliography on aging
prepared for Conference on Aging.
OWENS, Noel Arthur Scott.  Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.   Attended:
B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference.  Lectures and
Papers: Two lectures to U.B.C. students in English 100.
ROTHSTEIN, Samuel.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Chairman, Special Activities Committee); 'C'E.A. (Chairman, Library Education
Committee; Councillor, Cataloguing Section; Councillor,
University Salaries Committee); P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.;
University Archives Committee (Chairman); University Convocation Founders History Committee; University Convocation Executive Council; College of Education Curriculum
Laboratory Committee; University Committee on Mass
Communications; University Committee on Adult Education;
B.C. Public Library Commission's Committee on Library
Education (Secretary); Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference (Chairman, Special Activities
Panel); C.L.A. Conference (Chairman, Library Education
Meeting).  Lectures and Papers: East Fraser Valley
Teachers Conference ("What the University Library Expects
High School Students to Know About Libraries");
B.C. Teachers Federation Conference ("Training Teacher
Librarians at the University of British Columbia");
address to U.B.C students ("The University Library").
Publications: "Selecting a Library School" (Canadian
Library Association Bulletin, 13 (April, 1957), 201-02;
"Why, Where, and How: The Work of the B.C.L.A. Snecial
Activities Committee" (B.C.L.A. Bulletin, 20 (April, 1957),
16-17; "Training Teacher^IXbrarians at the University of
British Columbia" (B.C.L.A. Bulletin, 20 (April, 1957),
18-19; "How to Write the History of Your Organization"
(mimeographed).  Co-author, "Training Professional
Librarians for Western Canada" (Victoria, Public Library
Commission, 1957); Instructor, Education 390, U.B.C.
Summer School.
SCOTT, Priscilla R.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Public Relations Committee); C.L.A.; TMN.L.A.  Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference;
C.L.A. Conference.
SMITH, Anne M.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Special Activities Committee);
C.L.A. (Chairman, Reference Section); P.N.L.A. (Jubilee
Committee); A.L.A.  Attended: C.L.A. Conference (Chairman,
Reference Section Meeting).  Lectures and Papers:
Thirty-eight lectures to'U.B.C students in English, Plant
Science, Agriculture, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Appendix F (Cont.)
Engineering, Commerce, Home Economics, Education.
Publications: "Qualifications for an Ideal Reference
Librarian" ("Canadian Library Association Bulletin, 13
(April, 1957), 216)] bibliographical guides for students
in Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Home
Economics, Plant Science, Commerce and Education
(mimeographed); "Royal Commissions and Commissions of
Inquiry on the Okanagan Fruit Industry" (mimeographed).
STEWART, Edith.  Member: B.C.L.A.  Publications: editor,
"University Extension Library Supplements"(annotated book
lists); compiler, "Books Available in the Extension
Library on Biography" (multilithed).
STUART-STUBBS, Basil.  Member: C.L.A. (University Library
Statistics Committee'); A.L.A. (Membership Committee).
TAYLOR, Doreen.  Member: B.C.L.A. (Membership Committee);
C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.  Lectures and Papers: Nine lectures to
U.B.C. students in English 100'.
TURNER, George Godfrey.  Member: B.C.L.A. (associate editor,
B.C.L.A. Bulletin); C.TTaTJ P.N.L.A.: A.L.A.; Beta Phi Mu
(Library Science Honorary Fraternity); Law Society of
British Columbia.  Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A.
Conference (Panel on Librarians).  Publications:
"The Nature of the Professions" (Feliciter, 2 (March, 1957),
12-15); "Librarianship as a Profession"' (Proceedings of
the Twelfth Annual Conference of the Canadian Library
Association, Ottawa, 1957. pp. 27-28).  Consultant to
Library of Parliament on Law Library Classification.
VOGEL, Betty.  Member: C.L.A. APPENDIX G
Senate Library Committee
Arts and Science
Applied Science
Graduate Studies
Commerce and Business
Appointed by President
- (Dr. I. McT. Cowan (Chairman)
(Dr. H. B. Hawthorn
(Dr. M. F. McGregor
Dr. G, V. Parkinson
Dr. W. J. Anderson
- Dr. G. D. Kennedy
- Mr. F. A. Morrison
- Dr. K. C. McTaggart
- Dr. S. M. Friedman
- Dean G. S. Allen
- Mr. R. M. Bain
- Dr. J. Katz
- (Dr. B. A. Dune11
(Dr. A. D. Moore
(Dr. R. E. Watters
Chancellor Sherwood Lett
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
Dean G. C. Andrew
Mr. Neal Harlow (Vice-Chairman)
Mr. C. B. Wood
Terms of Reference:
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. APPENDIX H
The Friends of the Library
of the University of British Columbia
To develop the library resources of the University of
British Columbia and to provide opportunity for persons
interested in the Library, and for its benefactors, to
express their interests more effectively.
The following persons are members of the Council of the
Friends of the Library:
Dr. Wallace Wilson
Dr. Ethel Wilson
Mr. Leon J. Ladner
Mr. Aubrey Roberts
Dr. Ethlyn Trapp
Dr. H. R. MacMillan
Dr. Harold Foley
Hon. Mr. Justice J. V. Clyne
Mr. Reginald Tupper
Mrs. Frank Ross
Dr. A. E. Grauer
Walter Koerner
E. T. Rogers
General Sir Ouvry Roberts
Dr. Leon Koerner
Mr. Kenneth Caple
Dr. W. Kaye Lamb
Dr. Luther Evans
Dr. Leslie Dunlap
Mr. Lester McLennan
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
Dean Geoffrey Andrew
Mr. Arthur Sager
Dr. Ian McT. Cowan
Dean Gordon Shrum
Dean F. W. Soward
Dean S. N. F. Chant
*Mr. E. S. Robinson
Mr. Neal Harlow
Dr. Samuel Rothstein
The Council is the governing body of the organization.
The executive of the Council consists of a President,
Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, and the President of the University.
The membership fee is five dollars and upward a year,
and the funds are used for the purchase of Library
Deceased October 25, 1957.


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