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  The University of British Columbia
The Report
of the University Librarian
to the Senate
43rd Year
September 1957 to August 195$
November 195$ Contents
Introduction: Pioneering for Gold and
Pioneering for Spinach   1
The Research Library
Collections  2
Services  5
Review, 1957/195$
Book Funds   7
Acquisitions and Use   $
Library Staff   10
Preview, 195$/1959
Book Funds ,11
Personnel   13
The Library Building   15
Noise in the Library   16
The Senate Library Committee   17
The School of Librarianship  1$
The Friends of the University Library   19
Reports upon Library Divisions
Reference Division  20
Acquisitions Division  22
Loan Division  ,  23
Serials Division  25
Library Bindery   26
Cataloging Division  26
Biomedical Library  27
Extension Library  29
Acknowledgments  31
A. (1) Expenditures for Books, Periodicals,
and Binding
(2) Volumes Added to the Collections
B. New Periodicals Received
C. Selected List of Notable Acquisitions
(I) Serials, (II) Books
D. Loan and Interlibrary Loan Statistics
E. Library Staff as of August 31, 195$
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
"THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFERENCE in pioneering for gold and
pioneering for spinach," Will Rogers once telegraphed from
Alaska, having just inspected there a colony of immigrant-
farmers. The comment is equally appropriate to the University
of British Columbia in 195$. While nothing on the West coast
may ever appear to be wholly stable or of garden variety, the
golden days of founding a University are over and the less
romantic "spinach" period is at hand. This year marks the
Centennial of the Province and the 50th anniversary of the
University's charter and attests that long periods of cultivation are required after the excitement of discovery is past.
The University's first historical period lasted from the
beginning of the first World War to the end of the second,
and these were years of comparative simplicity in academic
organization and program. The unique spell of "beginning"
gave vigor and assurance to the young University and excused
or explained its frugal and inadequate facilities. The second
era opened suddenly in 1945 and 1946, tripling student enrollment and stimulating the remarkable growth which has since
occurred. This great influx renewed earlier vitality but intensified deficiencies, and the development of the University's educational capacity is still the central problem of
faculty and administration.
The Research Library - Collections
Although the University was essentially a small college in
1915, it had no simple college library—there were too many
long files of scholarly journals for that. It had, rather,
an undeveloped university library, looking less to the needs
of the moment than to those of the future. By 195$ it has
become the third largest among English speaking universities
in Canada, and is growing as rapidly as any. But the difference
between its 400,000 volumes and the 1,300,000 of the largest
collection is more than one of size—it is a disparity in research potential. A library, more than a man, is known by the
company it keeps, and if the University of British Columbia
attracts persons who seek only general reference assistance,
required reading, and seating space, such is its measure as a
research library and the strength of its gravitational pull in
the scholarly world.
The University opened in 1915 with two Faculties, 350 students, a teaching staff of 30, and a modest fortune of
20,000 books. While the book stock has doubled faithfully
every decade since (a rapid rate), enrollment, curriculum, and
research have expanded at a faster pace. Library users,
accustomed to making-do, have seldom questioned whether they
have been short-changed, and if studies based upon too short a
supply of library materials have constituted academic malpractice, the formal charge has not been laid. A research library, briefly defined, is one which is
complete enough to supply substantially all the material
needed for a given study. This means not only the general books,
the great, and even the rare books, but the opera and opuscula,
works large and small, providing the basic texts and all the
material which surrounds them. Small libraries may well serve
subject interests of limited scope (and several such research
collections exist in the region), but for the universe of knowledge toward which universities naturally tend, only massive
collections will be large enough to offer an abundance of opportunities for original research. Such libraries attract people
as well as books, for there, and often there only, can a particular work be done.
Library problems in the sciences differ fundamentally from
those in other research areas. Somewhat oversimplified, they
are: defining the fields of inquiry, selecting appropriate
journal titles, and acquiring as many of these as" funds permit.
Whether the essential research data constantly rise to the top
and can be skimmed off the last five years of periodical files
(as in Physics) or must be sought far deeper in extensive
journal sets (as in Zoology, Chemistry, Biology and Botany, and
others) depends upon the nature of the subject. At UBC we
subscribe to some 2,600 current periodicals in the sciences and
hear few complaints except when we fall behind in new subject
areas, in gratifying developing faculty interests, or in keeping
up with new journal publications.
In the humanities, particularly, and in the social sciences,
the material required for research cannot be so easily determined in advance. A scholar's program of research will be
shaped by the resources available, and he must go to a research
library and work in and out of there. It is not surprising then
that most of the books now being published by UBC faculty
members are based upon research either completed before coming
to the University or being doggedly pursued elsewhere between
teaching sessions. 4
Research is an essential part of our society, and if we
are even to train our share of the scholars needed to staff the
universities of Canada, some veritable mountains of books and
manuscripts such as distinguish the libraries of Toronto and
McGill must be brought to our scholarly Mohammeds.
Ranges of research material are in formation. The receipt
of the Howay and Reid historical libraries in 1943 and 1945
raise up a peak which is still very much in evidence.
The H. R. MacMillan collections in Forestry and History began
their development soon after. Slavonic materials were built up
by the Rockefeller Foundation, beginning in 1950, and are being
added to (since 1955) by Mr. Walter Koerner. Similarly, important French-Canadian resources were established by the Carnegie
Corporation in 1951; and the foundations of a program of Asian
Studies are being actively laid. Nascent ridges of material in
the Humanities and Social Sciences are being formed by continuing grants from Mr. Walter Koerner, the Leon and Thea Koerner
Foundation, Dr. H. R. MacMillan, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Ingledow,
the Men's Canadian Club of Vancouver, and contributions from
local societies and communities, governments, and other friends
and organizations.
The very recent activity of the Friends of the University
Library in securing the Thomas Murray collection of Canadiana
marks an important new epoch here in scholarly exploration.
We are now developing prime research properties in Canadian
studies which will support not only the light surface mining
carried on by honours and master's students but the deep and
productive works of doctoral candidates and mature scholars.
Studies of our own society are not enough to justify our
existence in 195$, and the University's interests in the Orient,
the Commonwealth countries, the United States, and the Slavic
world, as well as in the structure of our western civilization require similar basic support. We may yet find flecks of gold
at the roots of our spinach plants and release another great
rush of pioneer energy to transform the University.
The Research Library - Services
In the development of reference services we have long been foremost in Canada. Processing and loan operations make scholarly
materials available, the first requisite; activity in furthering
the use of the collections is the second and advanced stage,
and this program has been deliberately pursued at UBC for
thirty years.
At the beginning, a staff of four persons (Acting-Librarian,
Cataloger, Loan Clerk, and Typist) acquitted themselves very
well in getting 20,000 yet unclassified books onto the shelves
for use and in staffing a reading room throughout the day. Not
until the University arrived at the Point Grey campus in 1925
did building plans allow for a fuller service to users, and what
was almost certainly the first modern reference division in a
Canadian university library was inaugurated at UBC in 1929 with
the appointment of a full-time reference librarian.
In 1929 the needs of 95 faculty members and 1,900 students
(in Faculties of Arts & Science, Applied Science, and Agriculture) could be handled with some satisfaction by a single
ardent and energetic reference librarian. A second member of
the reference staff was not added until 1937, then chiefly to
promote what was fast becoming a major collection of government
publications. After the acquisition of the F. W. Howay and
Robie Reid historical libraries in 1943 and 1945, a third member
joined the staff, and a part-time service to a special subject
field (the history of British Columbia, the Northwest, and
Canada) was inaugurated. Special attention also came to be
given to the Fine Arts, much emphasized after the opening of the
School of Architecture in 1947, and to maps. With the formation
of the Faculty of Medicine in 1950, what has since become the
Biomedical Library came into being, the first full-fledged
subject division. Thirty years after the appointment of the
first reference librarian, a professional staff of ten times that number may be less well able to cope with the highly complex, specialized, and urgent character of today's far more
numerous demands.
The Library's attempt to assist the user to exploit its
collections tends to move from the general to the more particular. Following somewhat the evolutionary pattern which
turned the old general store into the modern department store
or supermarket, there is a trend to concentrate reference work
in major subject divisions. Carried to an extreme, there would
be separate services for each Faculty, department, and professor, but an integrated library with subject divisions to
match the University's broad interests (supplemented by essential laboratory collections) gives greater assurance of growth,
strength, and accessibility.
The addition to the Library building now being planned
comes at a critical time in the Library's history. Faced with
rapidly rising enrollment and the necessity for improved access
to subject materials, the requirements both of new students
and of more advanced groups must be met. With thirty years of
reference experience, including successful work in subject
areas, a more appropriate organization is proposed.
With the opening of the new addition (in mid-1960), the
following public service departments will be established:
A College Library (of some 450 seats and an open-shelf
collection of 40,000 volumes) will provide a new service tempered to the needs of students in their first and second years.
It will also draw off much of the required reading from the
other areas and by architectural and structural means simplify
and encourage book use. Divisional Rooms specializing in the Sciences, Biological
Sciences & Medicine, Humanities, and Social Sciences will be
created. Each will provide a reference staff (with pertinent
subject background), current periodicals, bibliographies,
indexes, and abstracts, and convenient access to the stack
collections in these fields. Speed and ease of use will be
A Department of Special Collections will be opened as a
laboratory for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The Howay-Reid library, the more unusual materials from the
Thomas Murray and French-Canadian collections, the H, R. MacMillan books and manuscripts, the University Archive, historical
manuscripts and books provided through the proposed branch of
the Provincial Archive, and other historical resources which are
rare, unusual, or have particular pertinence to research
projects will be gathered there. Facilities for continuing
individual study will be provided.
A general Loan Division will be maintained, having responsibility for the care and control of the general collections
and probably for the Reserve Book service to upper division
By these radical changes we shall hope to extend still
further the range of that useful species, bibllotheca canadensis.
Review. 1957/195$ - Book Funds
During 1957/5$ the following amounts have been expended upon
books, periodicals, and binding (with comparable figures for
the two previous years):
1957/?$*      19^6/57        !95rV?6
Library $95,007.57 $$7,008.00 $83,758.10
Medicine 33,326.72 29,346.65 30,526.40
Law 12,612.47 8,778.11 8,899.88
Education 11,972.37 5,038.04 —
Non-University 37.577.75 15.$$0.50 11,915.59
Total $190,496.88 $146,051.30 $135,098.97
*For more detailed figures, see Appendix A. 8
Of the 1957/5$ expenditure, $167,003.94 was for books and
periodicals, $23,492.94 for binding. This year's total exceeded the previous one by $45,453.00, or 33%, of which increase
slightly over half came from outside sources. There was an
increase of $10,103.24 in the Library's formal budget for books.
Expenditures for all Library purposes was $50.42 per
student ($47.46 and $52.$4 in the two preceding years); and the
ratio of Library to total University costs (omitting capital
items) was 4.65% (compared with 4.5% and 5.2%). Comparing our
expenditures for 1957/5$ with those of more than a hundred
other institutions of university rank on the continent for
the previous year, 1956/57 (the latest available, and the
result is therefore weighted in our favor), we would rank 36th
in total Library expenditures, 31st in funds for books-
periodicals-binding, and 65th in size of book collection.
Review, 1957/195$ - Acquisitions and Use
The year's additions to the book stock was 30,25$ volumes
(compared with 32,2$3 in 1956/57, and 20,946 in 1955/56), of
which 11,710 were bound volumes of journals (14,540 and 9,951).
These figures do not include other types of material
received and processed for use during the period, but not fully
cataloged: 37,033 publications of governments and international
agencies in the Reference Division (33,962 in 1956/57),
2,516 maps (2,093), and 3,950 pamphlets and university calendars. Thousands of unprocessed publications in the rapidly
growing Chinese and Japanese collections are also on hand, and
probably 15,000 items in the newly received Thomas Murray
collection. There were 227 new journal subscriptions placed
(219), as listed in Appendix B, bringing the total to 4,740.
The most notable acquisitions are reported in Appendix C
The number of books borrowed at the main Loan Desk during
the year (147,519) was an increase of 23,112, or 18.6%,over
the previous year, while loans at the Reserve Book Room
(97,66$) rose 10,446, or 12.9%; an overall increase of 15.$%
(with a 15.6% rise in student enrollment). During the last five years enrollment has jumped 66%
and loans at the two public desks 55% (from 157,911 to
245,187). There is a large unrecorded use of material by some
4,000 students who have direct access to the book-stacks.
Loans by other divisions in the Library will also be found in
Appendix D.
Interlibrary loans totaled 64$ items borrowed and 1,532
lent (523 and 1,17$ in 1956/57), a heavy balance in our favor.
Of these, 56% were borrowed from the United States,
32% from Canada outside of British Columbia, and 7% from within the province (compared with 50% U.S., 25% Canada, and 25%
B.C. in 1956/57). Loans, on the other hand, were about 50%
to British Columbia, 25% to the rest of Canada, and 25% to the
United States (compared with 70%, 20%, and 10% last year).
Chief debtors and creditors: Borrowed from the University
of Washington, $4; McGill University, including the Medical
library, 55; University of California, Berkeley, 4$; National
Research Council, 39; Harvard University, 30; Vancouver
Medical Society, 30; University of Toronto, 25; Stanford
University and Hoover Library, 1$; U. S. National Library of
Medicine, 16; Laval University, 12; University of Manitoba, 12;
Seattle Public Library, 10, etc.
Material lent: B. C. Electric, 116; Fisheries Research
Board, Nanaimo, 109; Fisheries Research Board Technological
Station, Vancouver, 74; Vancouver Medical Association, 73;
University of Washington, 62; St. Paul's Hospital, 60; University of Saskatchewan, including the Medical Library, 5$;
Crease Clinic, 53; Shell Oil Company, Calgary, 46; Shaughnessy
Hospital, 45; University of Manitoba, including the Medical
Library, 44; University of Alberta and Calgary branch, 43;
Victoria College, 42; B. C. Engineering, 34; Pacific Naval
Laboratory, 33; Fraser Valley Regional Library, 29; Victoria
Medical Society, 25; Vancouver Island Regional Library, 24;
Kamloops Public Library, 22; etc.
The Library Delivery Service laid down 11,397 volumes at
the doorsteps of faculty members during the year, on the campus
and at the Biomedical Branch Library. A similar number of
volumes were probably returned by this popular means. 10
Review, 1957/195$ - Library Staff
Neither library collections nor use are possible without the
personnel upon whom these materials and services depend, and
the signs of Library growth which encourage us on one hand
continually threaten to overwhelm us on the other.
During the past five years the following increases have
been noted, directly affecting the staff load:
Increase Total 1057/5$
Book Funds (including binding)
Book loans at Main Desk and RBR
Loans, Reference Desk
Volumes cataloged and added
Volumes from Bindery (fully bound)
Government publications received
Interlibrary loans (outward)
Serials titles received
Book orders placed
Increase in professional staff
Increase in non-professional staff
(Not including Curriculum Laboratory, College of Education)
Summer Session, with an enrollment of 3,954 (3,500 in the
preceding year) continues to place a heavy post-session load
upon Library staff. Counting non-credit classes, about 4,500
students are on the campus, a large percentage using the Library
The Curriculum Laboratory, operated for the College of
Education, is characteristically overloaded in its temporary
quarters, providing far too little space for over 1,100 student
teachers and 10,6$0 copies of text books and courses of study.
A new position for a professional librarian was unfilled at the
end of the academic year.
Formal instruction of students in first year classes in
English rose from 25 to 4$ sections and then to 59, and it is
no longer feasible to carry on in the former way with the Library
staff available. Henceforth class instruction, augmented by
%  46%
44 11
the use of color slides specially prepared to illustrate
selected materials and service, will be substituted for individual assignments. First year English lectures amounted to
11$ hours, instruction to other groups bringing the total
to 173.
Preview, 195$/1959 - Book Funds
From recent experience it seems reasonable to suppose that the
University of British Columbia Library will become a chief
center for research in western Canada. Increasing book funds
appropriated by the University, the active participation by a
number of individual citizens in the library development
program, and the recent initiative taken by the Friends of the
University Library and by other groups all point to a healthy
awareness of the importance of library resources.
The Librarian of the University of Toronto noted in his
last annual report that forty-two university libraries on the
continent, including the University of British Columbia, were
expanding more rapidly than his. This may, in reverse, be an
encouraging new distinction for UBC, but once-upmanship will
not make  a research library,  and our 400,000 volumes   (compared
with Toronto's 1,300,000) rank us as 65th in size in North
"Fourth in size in Canada" (counting the French-Canadian
institutions) is a more pleasing distinction for the UBC
Library than its equivalent, "65th on the continent".  But the
rate at which the sixteen major Canadian university libraries
fall off in size after the top two or three have been listed
does not indicate either many distinguished or widespread
scholarly facilities. 12
Size of Library Collections in 16 Major Canadian Universities
with Annual Increment, 1956/57 (in volumes)
5, $47
If the question should be raised in some mythical Parliament
whether Canada's universities could now support a serious
national program of advanced study and research, what loyal
Member could report the number so equipped? Indeed, how many
persons in the National Conference of Canadian Universities, the
Canadian Association of University Teachers, the Canadian Library
Association, or within the several universities themselves could
issue a valid statement on the subject? What would the price
be for a "crash" program in this fundamental field of national
development? The question has not yet been publicly asked.
Libraries cannot themselves create scholars or research
programs—a faculty dedicated to advanced studies, with sufficient time and energy set by for such continuing work, is
required. But Canadian universities cannot lean forever upon
two or three of their own best libraries and the great collections of the United States and Great Britain if they expect their
faculties to produce either notable research or able colleagues
and successors. A nation-wide study of resources for research,
a declaration of institutional interests, some agreed division
of responsibility, and an all-out campaign to provide the
essential requirements offer a possible solution.
Until a national evaluation of university needs is made,
the University of British Columbia dare not delay its own 13
internal program. An outline of existing and declared areas
of advanced study would not be difficult to draw up here, and
within these fields a schedule of the specializations in which
staff, library resources, and equipment are already good
enough to permit such work to be done. Academic departments
should be expected to state their positions in this respect and,
not neglecting more general studies, these fields of emphasis
should then be pushed forward with every means at our command.
Preview, 195$/1959 - Personnel
As long as automation fails to take over the warehousing of
ideas and the manufacture of knowledge, the University Library
will remain an organization of people—and books, information,
and library service will continue to be produced by the direct
intervention of human beings. Well educated staff, effectively
engaged in library development, will thus continue to have a
determining influence upon the character of the University.
It might have seemed wise a few years ago for ambitious
members of the staff to abandon the Library if they were able
to do so, but their future on the campus now appears more
nearly assured. The relationship between the new "Academic-
Professional" status of librarians and "faculty" rank (if as
yet largely potential), and the upward trend of librarians'
salaries in the wake of rising professorial scales show the
University's intention to strengthen the University Library and
to reinforce the position of professional librarians throughout
In July 195$ the beginning salary of the professional staff
was raised from $3,600 to $4,000, and only one other university
in Canada has yet reached this floor. As in the previous year
(when the base moved up from $3,100), the beginning rate for 14
Instructor remained at least $500 ahead. Whatever the case for
parity between these two groups (for brevity's sake, it will
not be argued here), an approximate relationship is necessary
if we are to enlist persons of similar academic character and
offer them long-term prospects to challenge their best efforts.
While faculty salaries at UBC are paced by the Toronto scale,
the other universities of Canada must as surely adhere to the
British Columbia scale for librarians if library development on
a national plane is to go ahead.
Because greater responsibility is now being offered to
many members of the non-professional Library staff, the University has an increasing interest in enlisting persons of ability
and in retaining those who are most productive. Salaries and
advancement comparable to the best levels in the business
community must consequently be provided.
Turnover of staff. A summary of statistics relating to
continuing employment shows a gain in stability of staff and a
small increase in length of service for those who remain.
Turnover of Staff
(Ratio of Resignations to
Size of
All staff            66%
Professional         33%
Library Assistant     75%
Clerical            105%
3 $.7%
Average (mean) Length
of Service
(in months)
All staff            30.6
Professional         49.2
Other               22
Not counting the four long-time professional members, with
service ratings from 20 to 32 years (normally omitted from
these statistics), the average length of service of the
professional staff is about 3 years and 9 months, the •
median being 2 years and 1 month (for 1955/56, 3 years,
6 months, and 1 year, 3i months).
In each of the last few years (about November), after the
full weight of a new year's load has been carried by Library 15
Divisions, desperate requests have been received for reinforcement of the front lines. Sometimes temporary assistants have
been sent in, to be confirmed and continued in the budget for
the following year. Such remedies are life-savers, but unless
the staff is further supplemented in anticipation of next year's
certain growth, the state of emergency will rise again.
With the opening of the Library addition in mid-1960,
additional members of the professional and non-professional
staff will be required to man the new subject divisions. The
growing specialization of the Library's collections, the mass
of students pouring into the Library building, and the increased
rate of book acquisitions all make the need for staff most
urgent. In numbers of people served, books loaned, and volumes
added to the collection, UBC matches or exceeds the records of
other Canadian university libraries, yet the size of our staff
lags well behind those of Toronto and McGill.
The Library Building
Recommended by the Senate Library Committee for top priority in
the use of Federal funds by the University, and given the
substantial impetus of an initial grant from Mr. Walter C
Koerner, the south addition to the Library building is scheduled
to begin construction in the spring of 1959. Its purpose has
been described in an earlier section of this report.
Fundamentally the building is to provide space for an
increasing number of students, opportunity for specialized 16
services to differing sections of the University, and facilities
needed for internal operations. It will be designed to encourage
quiet study by individuals, easy access to materials, and the
control of traffic and noise.
Matching the north wing in exterior appearance, it will
nevertheless offer ground level entry (to the College Library),
four full floors of reading rooms and eight of book-stacks, an
additional doorway at the south, and contemporary interior
design. Individual study tables throughout; stack access,
current journals, bibliographies, abstracts, and specialized
staff in each subject division; and a whole new rationale of
building access and use will be introduced.
Noise in the Library
Noise in the Library building is the product of too many people,
too little provision for sound absorption, and a prevalent lack
of responsibility on the part of students.
Thousands of students cannot crowd stairways, corridors,
and reading rooms, where hundreds were meant to tread, without
causing confusion. Rooms teeming with people are in fact
surprisingly quiet, except when some individuals choose to make
a nuisance of themselves. And when classroom schedules disrupt
a thousand students every hour, causing most of them to move
out while others come in, an important part of the day is lost
in milling about.
Neither does the building do its part to discourage noise
or to absorb it when it is made. Acoustically, the Library has
not been brought up to date, and the University building which
finds itself most crowded is the one least prepared to cope with
Talking in the Library (the amount of which is often
exaggerated in reports) can best be controlled by student
opinion, and if this social force could somehow be marshalled,
the disturbance could be banished overnight. Noise, litter,
careless and illegal parking, and disrespect for University
property are all of a kind and represent a lack of self-
discipline which is widely apparent. A more emphatic example
of civilized living must perhaps be set by student leaders,
faculty, and administration. 17
The Library addition will tend to solve some of the problems mentioned, but others are more deep seated and require
the attention of the whole University.
The Senate Library Committee
The Senate Library Committee, by devoting itself to the
interests of the whole University and catering to the needs of
the present and the future, takes a decisive part in forming the
University that will be.
The Committee met five times during the year, under the
chairmanship of Dr. Ian McT. Cowan: to discuss the Librarian's
annual report and forward a letter to the Senate making recommendations relating to it; to expend the Committee Fund upon
research materials; to propose and consider the content of a
guide to Library services for faculty; to discuss the rearrangement of bound journals in the field of Medicine and their loan
period; to allocate book funds to departments; to review the
statement of specifications for the Library building program; and
to deliberate upon a variety of other matters affecting Library
development and service. For a list of the Committee's members,
and its terms of reference, see Appendix G. 18
The School of, Librarianship
For a dozen years plans for the education of professional
librarians have been maturing at the University. Supported
recently by recommendations of the B. C Public Library Commission, the Canadian Library Association, by a study made under
the auspices of the Pacific Northwest Library Association—
support thus representing local, national, and international
organizations—a formal proposal is now ready for presentation
to the University Senate and Board of Governors.
The purpose of the School will be to train a selected group
of University graduates for professional service in public,
university, school, and special libraries. Such education
requires a sound undergraduate base of academic studies, an
understanding of the social functions of the library, a careful
introduction to the theory and techniques of bibliography,
classification, cataloging, documentation, and library administration, and some practical experience in the application of
these various studies. For the more advanced group a thesis
will be required as an introduction to scholarly investigation
and writing.
A multiple program is being proposed, leading to the
B. L. S. (Bachelor of Librarianship) and the M. L. S., with
shorter courses for teacher-librarians in the College of
Present plans suggest partial implementation in the fall of
1959 and the formal opening of the school in September I960. 19
The Friends of the University Library
"Friend" is a strong word (inherited from the Saxons), and it
reflects a sturdy mutual relationship between kindred minds.
Friendship is a product of growth, not of occurrence, and
"Friends", rather than "Associates" (which means only those who
are united) more nearly characterizes the organization which it
here identifies.
Founded in September 1956, the Friends acquired for the
University Library in their second year an extensive collection
of books, chiefly relating to Canada. The Thomas Murray
collection (weighing altogether ten tons) was purchased in
Montreal and arrived in the Library in August 195$. Including
many of the chief landmarks of Canadian publishing and history,
it also contains the thousands of less well known works upon
which a careful study of Canada must be based. Rich in publications from Montreal, Quebec, and Toronto, it supplements the
existing research collections in areas where such support is
most needed. With it, the Library will have one of the finest
collections in existence relating to Canadian studies.
"The group who financed the purchase of the 20,000 volumes
of Canadians for the University of B. C," an editorial in the
Vancouver Sun declared, "are more than just 'Friends of the
Library' ... They are friends of the whole province and friends
of learning." For this contribution the University is chiefly
indebted to the Council of the Friends, of which Dr. Wallace
Wilson has been President, and to Mr. Walter C. Koerner, Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, who greatly abetted and
facilitated the whole transaction.
Devoted as well to the promotion of reading and the dissemination of knowledge through the use of books, membership
in the Friends is open to all those who have bookish interests.
(For a list of the Council of the Friends, see Appendix H.) 20
Report Upon Library Divisions
To support the summaries of problems and accomplishments which
make up the first section of this report, there follows a
survey of the work of the Library Divisions, wherein members
of staff are seen to deal with books and people at ground level.
Reference Division
The Library is a storehouse of knowledge and an information
service. The Reference staff, by locating information and showing ways of access thereto, both inform and teach.
The Division acquired during the year 43,746 items with
which to supplement the main book and journal collections, of
which 37,033 were publications of governments and other
official bodies, 2,516 were maps, and 3,950 were pamphlets and
university calendars (1$% above last year's 33,962 government
documents, 2,093 maps, and 963 other items). Of 25,7$3 questions answered (21,000), 7,727 were by telephone (6,900), half
of which were from off-campus sources. Among subjects of
student interest, Anthropology, Commerce, Economics, English,
History, and Political Science seemed the most frequent, with
statistical inquiries most common. Research projects relating
to British Columbia's economic conditions, pensions, the fruit
industry, the metropolitan area, the bridge disaster, and
education were notably reflected in the Division's work.
A new bibliographic guide (in Sociology) was prepared, as were
revised editions of some of the eleven earlier numbers of this
useful series. Fifty displays were set up, including special
exhibits for University Open House.
A total of 139 lectures relating to Library use were
given in the winter session, 118 to Freshmen, and 12 additional
hours in the Summer Session. Experiments were made during the
summer with the use of color slides to illustrate lecture
material, in the expectation that these might serve in lieu
of class assignments for the increasingly large number of
students in the regular term.
Interlibrary loans totaled 64$ items borrowed and 1,532
lent (an overall increase of 26% over last year's 465 and
1,257; see Appendix D). These involved over 3,000 pieces of
correspondence. 21
The Annual Publications of Faculty and. Staff was prepared,
this year's edition containing 434 distinct entries (3$ pages),
compared with 173 (and 20) in"the first, 1949/50 issue.
Special assistance was provided this year by the University in
partial support of this project.
The Fine Arts Room with Miss Melva Dwyer in charge, and the
Howay-Reid collection of Canadiana, under Mrs. Nancy Dore and
Miss Betty Vogel, are still operated on a less than full time
basis (Fine Arts, 49 £ hours per week, Howay-Reid 1$). With the
development of instruction in Art and Music (now most obvious
in the College of Education and Summer Session), loans in the
Fine Arts Room jumped to 12,977 (from 7,2$3 in the previous
year). The Howay-Reid collection was in continuing use by
faculty, visiting scholars and writers, and senior students,
and work went ahead in processing manuscript materials. In the
Map Room, under Mrs. Anne Brearley, 2,332 maps were processed
and many additions secured by purchase and gift.
In reviewing the history of the Library, the important
contribution made by Miss Anne M. Smith must be noted, in
initiating and developing reference services in the University
and thereby stimulating this work in Canada, In founding the
Reference Division; in promoting work with students and faculty;
in performing some of the early services related to directed
reading (extension), and picture loan; in forming an outstanding
collection of reference works and documents of governments and
official agencies; and in developing instruction in library use,
a display program, and a map collection, Miss Smith has carried
on a twenty-eight year campaign with initiative, dedication and
energy. A second reference librarian was not added until 1937,
a third in 1945, but since the end of World War II growth in
size and complexity has been more rapid. A reorientation of
service toward broad subject specialization now seems essential.
Miss Joan O'Rourke, First Assistant, and Miss Melva Dwyer
(with 10 and 5 years of service, respectively) are able and
vigorous senior assistants, supported by a very promising staff
of newer members. Increased opportunity for initiative and
specialization in the proposed subject divisions should offer
attractive opportunities to this group. 22
Acquisitions Division
Book-buyer to the University—avoiding duplication when it is
undesirable, and spending only the funds which are available —
such is the role and responsibility of this Division. This
was a banner year in every respect.
During 1957/5$ there was a marked increase in the work
done, as the following figures indicate:
1957/5$    1956/57    Increase
Orders placed 17,630 14,075 25%
Titles received 14,659 11,542 28%
Volumes received     17,147    13,291      27%
Gifts amounted to 1,677 titles and 2,023 volumes, bringing the
grand total received in the Division to 16,336 titles and
19,170 volumes.
Expenditures for books and periodicals totaled $167,003.94,
a gain of $45,453, or 37%, over the preceding year.  (For
further information about funds expended, see p. 7-$ of this
report, and Appendix A.)
During the year careful scrutiny was given to procedures
in order to make the maximum use of existing facilities.
The processes of checking, verifying bibliographic data, selecting dealers, preparing orders, processing invoices, maintaining
accounts, claiming unfilled orders, and searching for out-of-
print works were studied and overhauled in order to get the
Division through another successful year.
Progress was made toward reducing the University's longstanding debt to other institutions incurred through the
exchange-of-materials program. Ten lists of duplicate exchange
publications, totaling 1,645 items, were distributed, and
1,119 of these were requested by other libraries.
It also became possible to claim promptly unfilled orders
to book dealers. Out-of-print materials were also systematically sought through the distribution of want lists and advertisements in trade journals; many long wanted items were
obtained in this way (1$2 from English Department lists alone). 23
The Division manages the shipment of books for the Library
Delivery Service (11,397 volumes delivered) and supplies
materials for off-campus courses offered by the College of
Education (20 individual classes throughout the Province).
The latter work is very time consuming, involving correspondence
with instructors, checking course lists annually against holdings (and purchasing needed items), and assuring the return of
materials at each session's end.
The steady increase in the acquisitions program, together
with such special tasks as are mentioned above, the processing
of the new Thomas Murray collection, and other undertakings of
similar importance to the development of Library resources
bear heavily upon this Division. The conscientious management
given by Miss Eleanor Mercer, Miss Priscilla Scott, and other
members of the staff, cannot serve as a continuing substitute
for needed assistance.
Loan Division
Retail outlet for the book collection, the "Loan Desk" is used
by many students as the measure of effectiveness of the whole
institution. Insofar as service can be gauged by statistics
of loans made, use was far greater than ever before.
Over 245,000 loans were made at the Loan and Reserve Book
Room desks:
1-year 2-year
1957/5$ Increase  1956/57 Increase  1955/56
Loan Desk    147,522   1$.6%   124,407   45.7%   101,240
Reserve Room   97,66$   12.9%    $7,$22    $.4%    90,023
Total    245,190   15.8%   211,629   22.8%   200,263
During the past year the increase has almost exactly matched
that in student enrollment (as has the 2-year record for the
Loan Desk itself), suggesting that the Division faces a huge
task in keeping up with the growing student body. No data are
available concerning the number of unfilled requests (for books
already in use), but these are exceedingly numerous and leave
no record except in the mind of the student who receives the
unhappy report, "the book is out". 24
Two studies were made this year of the Reserve Book Room,
a Library unit which accounts for 39% of total book loans.
A survey indicated that many books placed there were not
actually in heavy demand, and 1,800 volumes were subsequently
removed to the main book-stacks, thus making them more freely
available for home use. Second copies of another group have
been ordered with the intention to place both in the general
book collection. A second study showed an alarmingly large
number of books on reserve for upper-year courses: 2,$45 titles,
or 66% of the Reserve collection.  It should not be necessary
for these more mature students to be tied to books which have
disheartening limitations upon period of use.  If instructors
suggested a wider range of reading, their students might take
fuller advantage of their opportunity to use the main'book
The book-stacks have been made more easy and pleasant to
use. New directories and signs, and numbers for all carrels,
have been provided, and the entire collection has been cleaned
and kept in good order by the stack attendant.  Lists of all
current periodicals, giving their locations, make it possible
to trace references to journals without leaving the stack area.
Serious problems remain. Turnover of staff has been
heavy (24 persons filled 15 positions during the year), and
lengthening line-ups at the delivery windows give clear notice
that additional staff is needed. Book losses are numerous:
the last inventory (covering a 2-year period) shows 1,310
volumes missing, comparable to losses of 607 volumes in 1956
and 666 in 1955. A number of mutilated periodical volumes have
come to light, some in sets which are discouragingly difficult
or impossible to replace.  Heavy wear on bound journals in which
articles are assigned for required reading by large classes
could be alleviated if advance notice from faculty permitted
extra copies or photoreproductions to be secured.
This report suggests the range of problems faced by a
Division which serves more than 10,000 customers and deals in
transactions of hundreds of thousands. Long experienced as a
Division Head, Miss Mabel Lanning, capably seconded by Mr. Inglis
Bell, First Assistant, and a hardy staff, maintain remarkably"
stable conditions in a highly inflationary period. 25
Serials Division
One of the gauges by which to measure the importance of a
library's resources for research is the number and character
of its periodical files. The list of current titles received
at UBC has increased in five years from about 3,500 to 4,750
(or 35%), and, as this year's 227 additions indicate (see
Appendix B), they vary from Chinese literature to air pollution
to mediaeval studies.
Of the journals received, 3,407 are by paid subscription,
1,240 come as gifts (including 43 from members of faculty), and
93 are received on exchange. The new subscriptions represent
only the most pressing wants from a group of several times that
number requested by faculty members. Bound volumes of journals
this year totaled 12,321 (14,540 in 1956/57). The most notable
back files acquired are listed in Appendix C-I.
Loans of unbound issues totaled 12,532, compared with
16.936 a year ago. All students with stack access (3d year and
up) could consult current unbound issues, beginning this year,
without the formality of filling out borrowers' slips, so that
much use has gone unrecorded. The disadvantages of open-shelf
access—the misplacement of many issues and the outright loss,
presumably by theft, of 240 numbers (many difficult or impossible
to replace)—may necessitate a re-imposition of a policy of
closer control.
The new location of the Serials Division on the main
floor, adjacent to the Loan Desk, has improved and increased
direct service to the public, particularly in oroviding information about serials holdings.
To the continuing and important tasks of preparing journals
for binding (10,392 volumes in full binding and 1,139 in storage
covers), placing orders, maintaining records of receipt and
claiming missing issues, has been added this year a new emphasis
upon exchange. Ten lists of duplicate journal issues and sets
have been distributed, bringing in return an important body of
needed material from all over the world.
In seven years no additional staff have been allocated to
the Division, and the increase in work load is perhaps best indicated by the growth during that period of the subscription list
(44%) and of Bindery output (225%). More assistance is now required . 26
Mr. Roland Lanning's matchless experience, together with
the keen support of Mr. Basil Stuart-Stubbs as First Assistant,
provide effective leadership for a highly cooperative staff.
University Library Bindery. The Bindery is a basic
industry upon which "the library economy of the University heavily
depends, and any interruption there is quickly felt throughout
the system. As a result of its reorganization in 1951 and 1952,
its output has increased more than 200%.
Bindery Production
1957/$ 1956/7 1955/6 1954/5 1953/4 1952/3 1951/2 1950/1
bound 10,392 11,119 9, $$9 9,139 $,$$6 7,190 3,$08 3,417
binding 1,139 1,229 1,982   737   95$   $00   —    —
Because of increasing effectiveness, the unit cost of
binding substantially decreased for a number of years, and, in
spite of recent marked advances in the cost of materials and
wages paid, it has gone up only a few cents during the last two
years. The 727 fewer volumes produced in 1957/5$ result from
a change in staff and the necessity to find and instruct a new
apprentice binder; the reduction in output is less than anticipated.
The heavy commercial use which has been made of the bindery
equipment in recent years (which the original stock of machinery
was not designed to withstand) makes the'replacement of some
items necessary, and a program of renewal is under way.
The manager of this efficient operation is Mr. Percy
Fryer, Sr., whose staff of a journeyman binder, two journeywomen,
and an apprentice constitute an extraordinarily productive and
stable organization.
Cataloging Division
Until the Catalog Division prepares books for use, they are a
miscellany, not a collection. With the whole outline of knowledge in their view, the catalogers fit each new particle into
its proper place. 27
In 1957/5$ the Division cataloged and classified 22,659
volumes of books and 12,321 of serials, and established official
catalog entries for 394 periodical titles, for a total production of 35,374 (last year, 15,299, 14,540, and 182, a total of
30,021). The backlog of unprocessed materials, which was at
this time last year 4,$75 volumes, has been reduced to 2,117.
The work of the Division is directly proportionate to the
increase in new materials received and to the size of the existing book stock (the larger the collection, the more complicated
the various processes become). A number of procedural changes
are made each year to simplify, quicken, and make the operations
more economic, the following having been adopted during 1957/5$:
non-professional staff (Library Assistants) assumed additional
responsibility for new editions and theses; typists prepare
catalog cards from general instructions instead of exact copy;
fewer "authority" cards and temporary slips are required; a less
laborious and more accurate method of revising subject headings
has been devised. With Library Assistants and clerical staff
of high caliber, librarians are free to concentrate on essential original cataloging.
These improvements will make individual staff more effective, but they do not hide the shortages of personnel which
exist. A full time Library Assistant and more hours of student
assistance are required, and additional space for desks and
shelving for books in transit. Turnover of the non-professional
staff is more serious than ever before since these persons have
been assigned more responsible and skilled jobs. The upgrading
of some positions is warranted.
Mrs. Turner has given strong leadership and has shown
imagination and flexibility in dealing with increasing work
loads. In the absence of a First Assistant, Mrs. Little,
Mr. Turner, and Miss Dobbin (Librarians II) have given staunch
support and capable direction to an efficient, hard-working,
and loyal staff.
The Biomedical Library
The Biomedical Library is the first full-scale subject division,
directing its services to the requirements of a particular group.
The practicability of thus focussing staff, organization, and
materials upon specialized needs recommends the extension of
this plan to other subject areas. 28
Turnover of staff has again plagued the Division, all
positions except that of the Biomedical Librarian having changed
hands. On July 1, 195$, however, an additional Librarian I
was added to the establishment, with the intent to provide more
qualified assistance to faculty and students.
Recorded use of materials at the Branch totaled 10,661
loans (10,776 last year), the greater accessibility of publications in the new library quarters making use within the library
easier. An increase of about one-third in attendance is reported.
Campus loan records are only partial since materials are shelved
in a section of the main book stacks. Interlibrary loans
numbered 261 items lent and 79 borrowed (277 and 215 in 1956/57).
A tabulation of journal use by date of publication shows 25%
is of material issued in the current year, 6$% during 1947-57,
5% during 1937-47, and 2% of all earlier years (these figures
represent use at the Branch, chiefly clinical in nature). Use
of reference services increased at both stations. Five formal
lectures in bibliography were given to all 1st year students,
4 to students in Pharmacy, 2 to Nursing, and 1 to heads of
nursing departments at the General Hospital. Overcrowded conditions in the Library building on the campus caused a serious
influx of general students into the specialized reading area.
Additions to the collections in the medical field totaled
3,050 volumes, bringing this section to 32,942. After a review
of journal subscriptions by the library committee of the Faculty
of Medicine and the Biomedical Librarian, 3$ titles were discontinued; 67 new journals were added, for a net increase of 29
titles. Subscriptions from Biomedical Library funds total
1,221, with 505 others acquired from general Library sources.
An exchange was established with the Central State Library of
Medicine of the U S.S.R., bringing in 15 new Russian titles.
Eight issues of a list of acquisitions in the Biological Sciences
and Medicine were prepared, totaling 32 pages. The^'reclassifi-
cation of medical publications into the schedule developed by
the U. S. National Library of Medicine (W classification) was
this year completed by the Catalog Division.
Supported by studies of library facilities at the Vancouver
Medical Association and throughout British Columbia, made by
the Biomedical Librarian, a plan for province-wide medical
library service is being developed in cooperation with the
College of Physicians and Surgeons. The B. C Medical Library
Service Committee, composed of members of the medical profession
and of librarians, is actively engaged in working out this program .
Two special committees are concerned with the development
of the Biomedical Library, one representing the Faculty of
Medicine (Dr. Sydney Friedman, Dr. William Gibson, and 29
Dr. J. W. Whitelaw), and one representing the non-University
groups contributing to the support of the Biomedical Branch
(Dr. Whitelaw, chairman). The Biomedical Library, an integral
part of the University Library, also comes within the purview
of the Senate Library Committee.
Miss Doreen Fraser, Biomedical Librarian, has been active
not only in developing the library in her charge but, by
closely cooperating with the Vancouver Medical Association Library, the B. C. Medical Library Service Committee, the Vancouver
Health League, and other relevant groups, has been influential
in promoting medical library service on a wider scale.
The Extension Library
The University Library and the Department of University Extension
allied themselves in 1937/3$ to provide good reading to persons
in the province without library service and to support the work
of Extension courses being offered. Since that time, over
275,000 volumes have been borrowed by general readers, play
reading groups, and students enrolled in correspondence and
extension courses. The Extension Library, interlibrary loan,
the extra-mural privilege, and the assistance provided by telephone from the Reference Division, are the chief off-campus
services of the University Library.
The following statistics represent use over a five year
1953/54 1954/^5 1251M 1956/S7 1957/5$
Total loans
Volumes per borrower (general)      23.5    26.6    24.5    27     2$.7
142 30
Because of the general improvement of library services
throughout the province during twenty years, the discontinuation
in 1954/55 of service through the Extension Library to metropolitan areas (Vancouver-Westminster and Victoria), and the
removal of borrowers from rural to city areas, the demands made
upon the Library have altered gradually since its inauguration.
The effect has been to reduce the total number of loans but to
retain the best readers with the keenest and, altogether, the
most divergent tastes and thus increase the work and responsibility of the Extension Library to satisfy them.
"May I say that my connection with the library a year ago
opened for me a new intellectual horizon," one borrower wrote
during the year. And another: "The speed with which you send
out your parcels is truly remarkable," and I am "impressed with
the way in which you occasionally sent me a book which was not
on my list but which fitted my tastes exactly" points out the
aspects of the service which are most characteristic and
Miss Edith Stewart, Extension Librarian, has by her breadth
of reading and understanding, provided this humanized service
faithfully and imaginatively. She and her assistant match books
to readers scattered throughout the province. 31
On the 50th anniversary of the University's charter we pause
momentarily in remembrance of things past. Since the beginning,
a succession of librarians, faculty, University officers,
members of the Board and Senate, and friends have been responsible for what the Library now is and has. With continuing
good fortune such as this, the University will be one of the
major institutions of learning on the continent when its centennial rolls around.
To Dr, Samuel Rothstein (co-author of this report) and
Miss Anne M. Smith, an acknowledgment of sincere appreciation
for accomplishments past; with the Heads of Divisions and other
members of staff they have shaped the history which is incompletely recorded here.  President MacKenzie, the Finance
Committee, and the Board of Governors have been consistently
receptive to presentations of Library needs. The Library
Committee, deans, administrative departments, and faculty have
worked jointly and separately that library resources might
thereby increase.
To the Friends of the Library, particularly to the Council
of Friends, appreciation for their faith and substantial investment in the Library to be. Especially to Dr. Wallace Wilson,
twice President of the Friends, and to Mr. Walter Koerner,
chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means and generous individual friend, our sincere appreciation.
And to the Senate of the University, where Library problems
are always received with interest and warm debate, a request for
continuing support whenever academic interest is at stake.
Neal Harlow
University Librarian APPENDIX A
(1) Expenditures for Books, Periodicals, and Binding
(Fiscal years, April through March)
Books and Periodicals
1956/57   1957/5$
Library Budget $68,707.64
Faculty of Medicine 24,346.65
Faculty of Law 7,57$.11
Faculty of Education 5,03$.04
$13,300.36 $16,324.94
5,000.00 5,192.00
1,200.00   1,476.00
$121,550.94  $167,003.94  $24,500.36 $23,492.94  $146,051.30  $190,496.88
(2) Volumes Added to Collections
1956/57 1957/58
Books 17,743  18,548
Serials        14,540  11,710
Total volumes  32,283  30,258
Size of
Lib ra ry
357,494    387,752 APPENDIX B
New Periodical Titles Received
Abstracts of English studies
(Real) Academia Espanola. Boletin
Accepted dental remedies
Acta anaesthesiologica scandinavica
Acta biologica et medica germanica
Acta haematologica japonica
Acta jutlandica... Arrskrift for universitets-undervisningen
Acta scientarium mathematicarum
Acta virologica
Administrative science quarterly
Advances in clinical chemistry
Agricultural, education magazine
Air pollution bibliography
Akademiia Nauk SSSR. Institut slavianovedeniia. Kratkie
Akademiia Nauk SSSR, Izvestiia. Seria geofizicheskaia
Alembic Club reprints
American Institute of Biological Sciences. Symoosium
American journal of cardiology
Anatomical Society of India. Journal
Annals of physics
Applied science and technology index
Archive for rational mechanics and analysis
Archivio glottologico italiano
Arthritis and rheumatism
Association for Computing Machinery. Communications
Australian Institute of Agricultural Science. Journal
Australian quarterly
Automatika i telemekhanika
Berlin. Freier Universitat. Osteuropa-institut. Berichte
Bibllografia: bibliografii i nauki o Ksiazced
Biophysics. (English translation of Biofizika)
Books of the Southwest
B. C. parent-teacher
British Mycological Society. Transactions
Bulletin of mathematical biophysics
Business periodicals index
CTA (California Teachers' Association). Journal
Cahiers de Nouvelle-France
Canadian bar journal
Canadian cooperative digest
Canadian home and school
Canadian journal of surgery
Canadian transportation
Catholic school journal       y
Seskoslovenskf Sasopis historicky Appendix B (cont,)
Charles Lamb Society. C.L.S. bulletin
The Chat
Che-hstteh yen-chiu
Chi-hua ching-chi
Children's Book Center bulletin
Ching-chi yen-chiu
Clinical obstetrics and gynecology
Coal age
Combustion and flame
Computers and automation
Confinia psychiatrica
Conflict resolution
Contemporary China
Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research. Contribution
Deutsches Archiv fttr Erforschung des Mittelalters
Duke University. Commonwealth Studies Center. Publications
Engineering geology case histories
Engineering Institute of Canada. Transactions
English and Germanic studies
English studies in Africa
Evergreen review
Excerpta medica: Abstracts of soviet medicine
Excerpta medica: Section 19: Rehabilitation
Excerpta medica: Section 20: Gerontology and geriatrics
Experiment; a quarterly of new poetry
Foreshadow; Bulletin of the Council on Regional Historical
Research in Progress
Geological Association of Canada. Proceedings
Geophysical journal
Geophysical prospecting
Geschichte in Wissenschaft und Unterricht
Historicky casopis
Hsin-hua news agency release
Hsin-hua pan ytieh-k'an
Hstteh-shu ytteh-k'an
Idaho yesterdays
Industrial and engineering chemistry. Chemical and engineering data series
Industrial arts and vocational education
Information and control
Institute of Transport. Journal
International Geophysical Year. Annals
International journal of abstracts on statistical methods
in industry
International journal of applied radiation and isotopes Appendix B (cont.)
International journal of bioclimatology and biometeorology
International journal of social psychiatry
International social work
Internationale Zeitschrift fttr angewandte Physiologie
■einschliesslich Arbeitsphysiologie
Jen-min chiao-ytt
Jen-min wen-hstteh
John Tracy Clinic research papers
Journal de conchyliologie
Journal of conchology
Journal of economic and social history of the Orient
Journal of developmental reading
Journal of experimental analysis of behaviour
Journal of geophysical research
Journal of hygiene, epidemiology, microbiology, and
immunology.  (English translation of a Russian journal)
Journal of molecular spectroscopy
Journal of physics of the earth
Journal of ultrastructure research
Junior bookshelf
K'ao-ku hstteh-pao
Kentucky warbler
Kwartalnik historyczny
Library review
Li-shih yen chiu
Literary review
Lustrum. International Forschungsberichte aus Bereich des
klassischen Altertums
Main currents in modern thought
Maudsley monographs
Medical science
Medicina panamericana
Mental hospitals
Midwest folklore
Modern fiction studies
Modern transport
Molecular physics
Monatshefte fttr Mathematik
Monographiae biologicae.  (Supersedes Physiologia comparata
et oecologia)
Moscow Mathematical Society. Trudy
Le Moyen age
Muscular dystrophy abstracts
Music journal
National parent-teacher
National Planning Association. Committee on the causes of
industrial peace under collective bargaining. Case
Nebraska bird review
Nederlandsch geologisch-mijnbouwkundig genootschap.
Verhandelingen. Geologische serie Appendix B (cont.)
Neuphilologische Mitteilungen
New plays quarterly
New Zealand journal of agricultural research
New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics
The Oriole
Oversea quarterly (Supersedes Colonial review)
Pacific sociological review
Passenger pigeon
Peking review
Pei-ching ta-hstteh hstteh-pao.  Jen-wen k'o-hstteh
Perspectives in biology and medicine
Physics and chemistry of the earth
Physics of fluids
Pictorial education
Pictorial education quarterly
Problems of hematology and blood transfusion. (English
translation of Problemy gematologii i perelivaniia
Problems of oncology.  (English translation of Voprosy
Problems of virology.  (English translation of Voprosy
Progress in hematology
Progress in psychotherapy
Przeglad historyczny
Przeglad zaohodni
Quadrant, an Australian quarterly review
Radiobiologica latina
Radiotekhnika i elektronika
Rassegna della letteratura italiana
Record of New England birds
Referativnyi zhurnal. Mekhanika
Review of politics
Revue des sciences humaines
Revue internationals des sciences administratives
Rheologica acta
Rhodes-Livingstone Institute. Papers
Scholastic teacher
Sechenov physiological journal of the USSR.  (English translation of Fiziologicheskii zhurnal SSSR im. I. M,
Senior scholastic
Shakespeare quartos in collotype facsimiles
Shih-chieh chih-shih
Sloan Hospital for Women. Bulletin
Socio-economic history
South Dakota bird notes
Stockholm studies in educational psychology Appendix B (cont.)
Sudosteuropaische Arbeiten
Survey of anesthesiology        «
Sverlges geologiska undersOkning. Arsbok.
Textbooks in print
Times (London)
Toronto. University. Ontario College of Education.
Information series
T'ung-chi kung-tso
Uganda journal
Universities and left review
Uspekhi fizicheskikh nauk
Uspekhi khimii
Victorian studies
Virginia journal of education
Vita humana
Warburg Institute. Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld
Wen-i ytteh pao
Wen-wu ts'an-k'ao tzu-liao
West African journal of education
Wiener Archiv fttr Geschichte des Slowentums und Osteuropas
Yale University. Library. Western historical series
Yearbook of ear, nose and throat maxillofacial surgery
Yearbook of ophthalmology
Zeitschrift fttr angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Zeitschrift fttr Pflanzenztichtung
Zentralblatt fttr allgemeine Pathologie und pathologische
Zhurnal fizecheskoi khimii
Zhurnal nevropatologii i psikhiatrii APPENDIX C
Selected List of Notable Acquisitions
Part I: Serials
(Real) Academia Espanola. Boletin. V. 1-36, 1914-56
Acta jutlandica. V. 1-26, 1929-54
Alembic Club reprints. V. 1-22, 1929-58
American journal of physiology. V. 71-15$, 1924-4$
Anglistische Forschungen. #l-$9, 1901-56
Annales d'anatomie pathologique et d'anatomie normale
me'dico-chirurgicale. V, 7-12, 1930-35
Annales d'oto-laryngologie. V. 50-72, 1931-55
Annales de dermatologie. Series 6, v. 6 - Series 7, v. 10,
Annals of archaeology and anthropology. V. 1-2$, 190$-4$
Ann^e politique. 1944/45-56
Archiv fttr Litteraturgeschichte. V. 1-15, l$70-$7
Archivio glottologico italiano. V. 1-39, 1873-1954
Association of American Physicians. Transactions. V. 25-55,
Bifur. #1-6, 1929-30
British Mycological Society. Transactions. V. 21 to date,
1937 to date
Buenos Aires, Museo Argentino de ciencias naturales Bernardino
Rivadavia. Anales. V. $-9, 1902-03; v. 12-14, 1905-07;
v. 16-29, 1903-17
Bulletin de la Maison Franco-Japonaise. V. 3-12, 1931-41
Chetham Society. Remains historical and literary connected
with the palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester.
V. 1-75, 1843/44-63/69
Commerce. #1-29, 1924-32
Conchological magazine; a monthly devoted to the study of
Japanese shells. V. 1-3, 1907-09
Confluence. #1-36, 1941-44. New series #1-10, 1945-46
Deutsche Rundschau. V. 1-105, 1874-1900
Deutsche Shakespeare Gesellschaft. Schriftenreihe. V. 5-7,
The Dickensian. V. 1-8, 1905-12
Distillation literature. 1946-52, 1952-54
Educational screen. V. 23-35, 1944-56
Exchequer rolls of Scotland. V. 1-15 (1264-1529)
Gaelic Society of Inverness. Transactions. V. 2-4,
1872/73-74/75; v. 8, l$7$/79; v. 13, l$$6/$7; v. 18-19,
1891/92793/94; v. 21, 1896/97
Haarlem. Musee Teyier. Archives. Series 1, v. 1-5; series 2,
v. 1-12; series 3, v. 1-8 (incomplete)
Jahresbericht ttber die Erscheinungen auf dem Gebiete der
germanischen Philologie. Bd. 4$-52
Jahresbericht ttber die Fortschritte der klassischen Altertums-
wissenschaft. V. 1-93, 1873-97 Appendix C (cont.)
Journal of conchology. V. 8-23, 1895-1954
Journal de conchyliologie. V. 1-90, 1850-1950
Kadelpian review. V. 1-15, 1920-May 1936
Mediaeval Academy of America. Publications. #3-4, 6-8, 13,
41, 43-45, 4$, 51, 57
Monumenta germaniae historica. Fontes iuris germanici
antiqui in usum scholarum separatim editi. Bd. 1-2, 4,
7 #1-2
Modern Language Association of America. General series: #5,
$, 10, 16; Monograph series: #4, 6-7, 12, 14, 16;
Revolving Fund series: #10, 11, 14
National Association of Railroad and Utilities Commissioners.
Annual convention. 42nd-56th, 1930-44
Scottish Historical Society. Publications. Series 1: v. 1-61,
1$$7-19H; series 2: v. 1-20, 1911-20; series 3: v. 1-35,
Skandinavisk aktuarietidskrift. V. 1-33, 1914-50
South Pacific Commission. Technical papers. 1949-57 (incomplete)
Stair Society. Publications. V. 1-19, 1936-5$
Le Temps de la poe'sie. #1-6, l$4$-52//
Uganda journal. V. 1-20, 1934-56
Zeitschrift fttr allgemeine Physiologie. B. 1-16, 1902-14;
10-20 1921-23
Zentralblatt fttr GynSkologie. V. 17-33, 56, 5$, 1$93-1934 Appendix C (cont.)
Part II: Books
Archiv fttr Literatur-und-Kirchen-geschichte des Mittelalters.
Berlin, 1$$5-1900 (reprinted, 1955-56). 7 v.
Bacqueville de la Potherie, Claude Charles Le Roy. Histoire de
l'Amerique septentrionale.  Paris, 1722. 4 v.  (Gift of
Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Bayle, Pierre. An historical and critical dictionary. Translated into English ... by the Author himself....  London,
1710.  4 v.  (The Walter C Koerner Grant for the Humanities
and Social Sciences.)
Bible. English. The Holy Bible, reprinted according to the
authorized version, 1611. London, Nonesuch Press, 1924-27.
(The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Bible. Manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon,  (Lindisfarne Gospels.)
Evangeliorum quattuor Codex Lindisfarnensis....  (Facsimile
reproduction of MS in British Museum.) Lausanne, 1956-
(The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Blake, William. William Blake's designs for Gray's poems,
reproduced full-size .,. from the unique copy belonging to
His Grace the Duke of Hamilton. With an introduction by
H. J. C. Grierson. London, 1922.  (The Walter C Koerner
Grant for the Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Byrd, William. Collected vocal works; edited by Edmund H.
Fellowes. London, 1937-50. 20 v.  (The Walter and Leon
Koerner Fund.)
Catholic Church.  Liturgy and Ritual. The Luttrell psalter ...
plates ... from the Additional manuscript 42,130 in the
British Museum, with introduction by Eric George Millar.
London, 1932.  (The Walter C Koerner Grant for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.  Poems.  2d ed. To which are now added
poems by Charles Lamb, and Charles Lloyd. Bristol, 1797,
(The Walter C Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Crisp, Sir Frank. Mediaeval gardens, 'flowery medes' and. other
arrangements of herbs, flowers and shrubs grown in the
Middle Ages, with some account of Tudor, Elizabethan and
Stuart gardens. Edited by Catherine Childs Patterson.
London, 1924.  2 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Dante Alighieri. Lo Inferno.  (In the text prepared for the
"Oxford Edition" of Dante by Edward Moore. With woodcuts
after those contained in the 1491 Venice edition of the
Divina Commedia.)  Chelsea, Ashendene Press, 1902.
(The Walter C, Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Dante Alighieri. Lo Paradise.  (In the text prepared for the
"Oxford Edition" of Dante by Edward Moore. With woodcuts
after those contained in the 1491 Venice edition of the
Divina Commedia.) Chelsea, Ashendene Press, 1905.
(The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Sciences.) Appendix C (cont.)
Dante Alighieri, Lo Purgatorio.  (In the text prepared for the
"Oxford Edition" of Dante by Edward Moore. With woodcuts
after those contained in the 1491 Venice edition of the
Divina Commedia.) Chelsea, Ashendene Press, 1904.
(The Walter C Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Dawson, William Leon. The birds of California. San Diego, 1923.
4 v.
Enciclopedia di scienze politiche, economiche e sociale. Bologna,
1956- 4 v.
Encyclopehdie franchise. Paris, 1935- 14 v.
Fairburn, William Armstrong. Merchant sail. Center Lovell,
Maine, 1945-55. 6 v.  (Gift of The Fairburn Marine Educational Foundation.)
Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstage von Prof. Dr. Embrik Strand....
Riga, 1936. 5 v.
Fischer, Kuno. Geschichte der neuern Philosophie. Heidelberg,
1889-1923. 10 v.  (The Walter C Koerner Grant for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Fitzroy, Robert, ed. Narrative of the surveying voyages of His
Majesty's ships Adventure and Beagle, between the years
1826 and 1836, describing their examination of the southern
shores of South America, and the Beagle's circumnavigation
of the globe....  (Includes Charles Darwin's Journal.)
3 v. and appendix. London, 1839.  (Gift of Dr. H. R.
Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb. Historia fucorum. Petropoll, 1768.
Herbert, Edward Herbert, Baron. De veritate, provt distingvitvr
a revelatione, a verisimili, a possibili, et a falso, 3d ed.
London, 1645.
Iredale, Tom. Birds of New Guinea. Illus. by Lilian Medland.
Melbourne, 1956. 2 v.
Jacobus de Varagine. The golden legend, ed. by Frederick S. Ellis.
Hammersmith, Kelmscott Press, 1$92.  (The Walter C. Koerner
Grant for the Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Kant, Immanuel. Kants gesamrnelte Schriften. Herausgegeben von
der kBniglich preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Berlin, 1902-1955. 22 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for
the Humanities and Social Sciences.)
La Brosse, Jean Baptiste de. Nehire-Iriniui Aiamihe Massina-
higan, Shatshegutsh, Mitinekapitsh, Iskuamiskutsh, Netshekatsh,
Misht, Assinitsh, Shekutimitsh, Ekuanatsh, Ashuabmushuanitsh,
Piakuagamitsh, Gaie missi missi Nehire -Iriniui ashititsh ka
tatjits, ka kueiasku aiamihatjits ka utshi. Uabistiguiatsh.
(Quebec, Brown & Gilmore, 1767.)  (Gift of Dr. Ian McTaggart
, Cowan.)
Laperouse, Jean Francois de Galaup, comte de. A voyage round the
world, performed in the years 17$5, 17$6, 17$7, and 17$$, by
the Boussole and Astrolabe.... Tr. from the French. London,
1798-99. 2 v. and atlas.  (Gift of Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
La Roche, Emanuel. Indische Baukunst.... Munich, 1921-22, 6 v.
(The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social
Sciences.) Appendix C (cont.)
Lexikon des gesamten Buchwesens, herausgegeben von Karl LBffler
und Joachim Kirchner unter Mitwirkung von Wilhelm Olbrich.
Leipzig, 1935-37. 3 v. (The Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation.)
Magee, Dorothy. Bibliography of the Grabhorn Press, 1940-56,
with a check-list, 1916-40. San Francisco, 1957.     v
Moinaux, Georges (Georges Courteline, pseud.) Oeuvres completes
illustrees.  Paris, 1929-30.  $ v.  (The Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation.)
Montreal. University. Library School.  (Collection of bio-
bibliographies of French-Canadian authors; on microfilm.)
(The Carnegie Corporation Grant for French-Canadian Studies.)
Morgan, Dale Lowell. Jedediah Smith and his maps of the American
west. San Francisco, 1954.
Ognev, Sergei Ivanovich. Zveri SSSR i prilezhashchikh stran.
Moscow, 192$- 7 v.
Ottuv slovnik naucny. Illustruvana encyklopaedie obecnych
vedomosti. Prague, 1888-1943• 28 v. and 12 v. supplement.
(The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic Collection Honouring
Dr. William J. Rose.)
Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da. Le opere complete. Rome,
1939- 24 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities
and Social Sciences.)
Picasso. Pablo. Pablo Picasso, by Christian Zervos. Paris,
1932- 9 v.  (The Walter C Koerner Grant for the Humanities
and Social Sciences.)^
Prague. Narodni Museum. Casopis. Prague, 1844- 55 v.
(The Walter C. Koerner Slavonic Collection Honouring
Dr. William J. Rose.)
Propylaen Weltgeschichte, hrsg. von Walter Goetz. Der Werdegang
der Menschheit in Gesellschaft und Staat, Wirtschaft und
Geistesleben. Berlin, 1929-33.  10 v.  (The Walter C.
Koerner Grant for the Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Scarlatti, Domenico. Opere complete per clavicembalo. Complete
works for harpsichord. Milan, 1947-53. 11 v. and Thematic
index.  (The Walter C Koerner Grant for the Humanities and
Social Sciences.)
Settle, Dionyse. De Martini Forbisseri Angli navigatione in
regiones occidentis et septentrionis narratio historica, ex
gallico sermone in latinum translata per D. Joan.
Tho. Freigium.... Nuremberg, 1580.  (Gift of Dr. H. R.
Smet, Pierre Jean de. Oregon missions and travels over the
Rocky mountains in 1845-46. New York, 1847.  (Gift of
Dr. H. R. MacMillan.)
Soldevila Zubiburu, Fernando. Historia de Espana. Barcelona,
1952- 6 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the Humanities
and Social Sciences.)
Southey, Robert.  Letters written during a short residence in
Spain and Portugal. Bristol, 1797^  (The Leon and Thea
Koerner Foundation.)
Stanojevic, Stanoje, ed. Narodna entsiklopedija srpsko-hrvatsko-
slovenska, Zagreb, 1925-29. 4 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner
Collection Honouring Dr. William J. Rose.) Appendix C (cont.)
Thurloe, John. A collection of the state papers of John Thurloe.
London, 1742. 7 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Trttbners deutsches WCrterbuch, Im Auftrag der Arbeitsgemeinschaft
fttr deutsche Wortforschung, hrsg. von Alfred Goetze.
Berlin, 1939- $ v.
(War of Independence.) A collection of over 2,000 contemporary
cuttings from English and American newspapers relating to
the American War"of Independence and American affairs
between 175$ and 1821.  5 albums.  (Gift of Dr. H. R.
Wasson, Valentina Pavlovna. Mushrooms, Russia, and history.
New York, 1957. 2 v.
Wheat, Carl Irving. Mapping the Transmississippi West, 1540-1861,
San Francisco, 1957.  (The Walter C. Koerner Grant for the
Humanities and Social Sciences.)
Zibrt, Cenek. Bibliografie ceske' historie. Prague, 1900-12,
5 v.  (The Walter C. Koerner Collection Honouring Dr. William
CIRCULATION STATISTICS—September 1957-August 1958
Sept.  Oct.   Nov. Dec.  Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Apr. May Jun.  Jul.   Aug. Totals
Loan Desk     4.180   17,641   18,300     9,526   18,169   18,631   17,907   12,503     4,301     3,184   12,321   10,856     147,519
Book Room  1,864 13,302 13.793  8,323 10,542 10,854 11,549  9,622   276   284 11,380  5.879  97,668
R© f© rsnc@
Room 566  2,386  3,686  1,252  3,950  4,708  3,470  1,660  1,085   410  1,911  1.486  26,570
Fine Arts
Room 178  1,270  1,242   637  1,806  1,479  1.305   736    87   125  2.309  1.803   12,977
Library 1,310     1,407     1,632     1,354     1,810     1,455     1,572     1,335 974 835 984 854       15.522
Totals 8,098   36,006   38,653   21,092   36,277   37,127   35,803   25,856     6,723     4,838   28,905   20.878     300,256
Extension Library 20,397
Interlibrary Loan Statistics
1957/58  1956/57  1955/56
Volumes borrowed 64$     465     523
Volumes loaned 1,532    1,257    1,178 APPENDIX E
Harlow, Neal
Rothstein, Samuel
Fugler, Ethel
Traff, Vera
Smith, Anne M.
O'Rourke, Joan
Brearley, Mrs. Anne
Dwyer, Melva
Dore, Mrs. Nancy
Flew, Gillian
Katz, Salem
McAlpine, Mrs. Barbara
MacLean, Mora
Searle, Marion
Vogel, Betty
Campbell, Edith
Kavadias, Mrs. Mary
Handkamer, Merle
Allardyce, Lynn
Turner, Mrs. Marjorie
Dobbin, Geraldine
Little, Mrs. Margaret
Turner, George
Chamberlain, Josephine
Forsyth, Marianne
Baumgartel, Mrs. Carol
Pike, Mary
Weinberg, Mrs. Florence
Cobb, Carol
Creemer, Gloria
Frederick, Mrs. Rita
Hahn, Gloria
Jeffers, Mrs. Merle
Rose, Mrs. Bessie
r Librarian
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Dec. 1956-
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Head of
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Aug. 1956-
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July 195$-
Aug. 1957-
July 195$-
July 195$-
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Library Assistant
May 195$-
Library As
July 1958-
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June 1956-
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Aug. 1957-
July 1953-
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Library Assistant
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Library Assistant
June 1956-
Clerk I
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Clerk I
July 195$-
Clerk I
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Clerk I
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Jan. 1957- Appendix E (cont.)
Lanning, Mabel M.
Bell, Inglis
Hemstock, Mrs. Irma
Leret, Margit
Smith, Stella
Smyth, Mrs. Margot
Williams, Leonard
Rolfe, Dorothy
Baker, Christine
Kuipers, Mrs. Marian
Niall, Margaret
Ramsey, Lois
Shawn, Yvette
Yare, Beryl
Mercer, Eleanor B.
Scott, Priscilla
Johnson, Stephen
Cotterell, Elizabeth
Marr, Joyce
Woodward, Mrs. Emily
Esselmann, Mrs, Alexandra
MacDonald, John
Bottger, Hermine
Forsythe, Mrs. Yvonne
Spence, Joyce
Stewart, Catherine
Welsh, Mrs. Marguerite
Lanning, Roland J.
Stuart-Stubbs, Basil
Brooks, Mrs. Kathleen
Loughheed, Joan
Nathan, Mrs. Sheila
Piercy, Margaret
Stoochnoff, Violet
Fryer, Percy
Fryer, Percy Jr.
Brewer, Mrs. Elizabeth
Lynch, Mrs. Isobel
Harrison, Roger
Librarian III
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Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stackroom Attendant
Clerk II
Librarian II
Librarian I
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Clerk II
Clerk II
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Librarian III
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Clerk II
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Fraser, M. Doreen E.
Laddy, Maria
Livesey, Mrs. Lois
Newton, Shirley
Riches, Eleanor
Sager, Mrs. Maureen
Stewart, Edith
Brackett, Mrs. Norene
Librarian I
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Library Assistant
Stenographer II
Extension Librarian
Stenographer II
July 1947-
Aug. 195$-
July 195$-
Aug. 195$-
Oct. 1952-
Sept. 1956-
July 194$-
Sept. 1951-
Bertsch, Mrs. Anneke
Clerk II
July 1957- Appendix E (cont.)
RESIGNATIONS DURING PERIOD 1 Sept. 1957 - 31 Aug. 195$
Brigden, Mrs. Roberta
Mackenzie, Janet
Sperling, Lois
Fiddes, Mrs. Pamela
Frost, Betty
Deiss, Mrs. Marie
Aura, Mrs. Kaarina
Dulley, Mrs. Joan
Hutton-Potts, Margot
Tucker, Mrs. Frances
Carney, Mrs. Stella
Hodge, Mrs. Patricia
Cliffe, Sharon
Grant, Elizabeth
Hurt, Bruce
Paul, Anne
Newton, Mrs. Catherine
Wesemeyer, Mrs. Beate
Dinnes, Mrs. Nancy
Donaldson, Ailsa
Downing, Mrs. Luriann
Kearns, Helen
Meausette, Margaret
Clerk II
Librarian I
Library Assist.
Library Assist.
Stenographer II
Library Assist.
Clerk II
Clerk II
Clerk I
Sr. Lib. Assist
Library Assist.
Library Assist.
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Library Assist.
Clerk III
Clerk II
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Clerk I
Pellegrin, Mrs. Catherine Clerk I
Adams, Mrs. Alice
Robertson, Mrs. Dorothy
Reeves, Mrs. Silvia
Barnes, Mrs. Margaret
Hoen, Mrs, Sheila
Sharps, James
Librarian III
Library Assist.
Librarian I
Library Assist.
Library Assist.
Library Assist.
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Cock, Eleanor
Sr.  Lib. Assist.    Nov.  1956-Sept.1957 APPENDIX F
Professional Activities
The University Library Staff
ALLAN, Helen. Member: C.L.A.
BELL, Inglis F. Member: B.C.L.A. (Library Development Committee);
C.L.A. (Membership Committee); A.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; Bibliographical Society of Canada. Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference;
P.N.L.A. Conference. Lectures and Papers: Twenty-two
lectures to students in English 200.  Publications: Reference Books in English Literature (Vancouver, 1957. Mimeographed) . Editor, British Columbia Library Quarterly;
Canadian editor, Annual Bibliography of English Language
and Literature.
BREARLEY, Mrs. Anne. Member: B.C.L.A.; (British) Library Association. Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference.
CHAMBERLAIN, Josephine. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.
DOBBIN, Geraldine F. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference.
DORE, Mrs. Nancy. Member: B.C.L.A. (Social Committee); A.L.A.;
University of California Library School Alumni Association.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference. Lectures and Papers: Ten
lectures to students in English 1'6'6.
DWYER, Melva. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; A.L.A.; P.N.L.A.;
Canadian Music"librarians Association; International Association of Music Libraries; Committee of Planning Librarians;
Canadian Society for Education through Art. Attended:
B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference, P.N.L.A. Conference;
C.P.L. Conference; Second B. C Arts Resources Conference.
Lectures and Papers: Twelve lectures to students in
English 100; four lectures to students in Planning and
Architecture; two lectures to Summer School classes;
one lecture to students in Extension short course on
Community Planning. Publications: Review of Historical
Sets, Collected Editions and Monuments of Music, by
Anna Harriet Heyer," Canadian library Association Bulletin,
15:17, July, 195$.
FORSYTH, Marianne. Member: C.L.A.; A.L.A.
FRASER, M. Doreen E. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.;
Medical Library Association (President, Pacific Northwestern
Regional Group; Chairman, Sub-committee on Curriculum;
Standards Committee); Greater Vancouver Health League Interprofessional Education Division (Chairman, Survey Committee); Appendix F (cont.)
Provincial Medical Library Service Working Committee of
the College of Physicians and Surgeons. Attended:
B.C.L.A. Conference; Medical Library Association Conference.
Lectures and Papers: Five lectures to students in Medicine;
four lectures to students in Pharmacy; two lectures to
Nursing students; one lecture to nurses at the Vancouver
General Hospital. Publications: The Health Science
Libraries of B. C. (a survey undertaken as part of the
Library Development Project of the P.N.L.A.; in press).
Assistant Librarian, Anglican Theological College.
HARLOW, Neal. Member: B.C.L.A. (Representative to A.L.A.):
C.L.A. (Representative to A.L.A.; Microfilm Committee);
A.L.A. (Council; A.L.A.-C.L.A. Liaison Committee; Chairman,
Special Committee on Council Alternates); P.N.L.A.; Bibliographical Society of Canada; National Research Council of
Canada Associate Committee on Scientific Information;
B. C Department of Education Board of Certification of
Professional Librarians; Community Arts Council of Vancouver (Board); Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation (Secretary,
Projects Committee); Friends of the University Library
(Secretary); many University committees. Attended! B.C.L.A.
Conference; P.N.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Library Education
Workshop; A.L.A. Midwinter Conference; A.L.A. Annual
Conference; Documentation Seminar, McGill University;
N.R.C Conference on Scientific Information. Publications:
"Libraries and Librarianship, Canada, 1957-5$", Britisli
Columbia Library Quarterly 21:17-19, April, 195$.
JOHNSON, Stephen. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.
KATZ, Salem. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.
LADDY, Maria Zofia. Member: P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
LANNING, Mabel M. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
LANNING, Roland J. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference.
LITTLE, Mrs. Margaret L. Member: C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference.
■.■.-■■■'■■■■■.■"milium  i
McALPINE, Mrs. Barbara Ann. Member: B.C.L.A. Attended: B.C.L.A.
Conference.  Lectures and Papers: One lecture to students
in English IOC"
MacLEAN, Mora B. Member: C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.; Beta Phi Mu
(Library Science Honorary Fraternity).
MERCER, Eleanor B. Member: B.C.L.A. (Chairman, Social Committee;
Chairman, Conference Arrangements Committee, 195$); C.L.A.;
P.N.L.A.; A.L.A.; Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; P.N.L.A. Conference. Appendix F (cont.)
O'ROURKE, Joan. Member; B.C.L.A. (Membership Committee); C.L.A.;
P.N.L.A. Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference.  Lectures arid
Papers: Thirty-five lectures to students in English 100.
ROTHSTEIN, Samuel. Member: B.C.L.A. (Vice-president; Chairman,
Special Activities Committee; Library Development Committee)
C.L.A. (Chairman, Library Education Committee; Council);
P.N.L.A. (Executive Board); A.L.A.; Bibliographical Society
of Canada (Nominating Committee); University Archives Committee (Chairman); University Convocation Founders History
Committee; University Convocation Executive Council;
College of Education Curriculum Laboratory Committee.
Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference; C.L.A. Conference (Co-chair-
man, Library Education Workshop); P.N.L.A. Conference
(Library Education Workshop). Lectures and Papers:
North Shore Teachers Conference ("The School Library as an
Information Centre"). Publications: Review of Twenty-five
Years of the Washington Library Association, by Helen
Johns, Library Quarterly 27: 355-56, October, 1957;
"Three to Get Ready", British Columbia Library Quarterly 21:
14-17, July-October, 1957; "The School Library as an
Information Centre", British Columbia Library Quarterly 21:
35-3$, January, 195$; "Library Associations or Librarians' -
Associations", British Columbia Library Quarterly 21: 29-33,
April, 195$. Instructor, Education 390, University of
British Columbia.
SCOTT, Priscilla. Member: B.C.L.A. (Council; Chairman, Public
Relations Committee); C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.; University of
Toronto Library School Alumni Association. Attended:
B.C.L.A. Conference; P.N.L.A. Conference.
SEARLE, Marion. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; Beta Phi Mu (Library
Science Honorary Fraternity).
SMITH, Anne M. Member: B.C.L.A. (Special Activities Committee);
C.L.A.; P.N.L.A. (Library Development Committee); C.L.A.;
A.L.A.; Bibliographical Society of Canada; Humanities Association of Canada (Executive, B. C. Branch); Institute of
Social and Economic Research (Council). Attended: B.C.L.A.
Conference; P.N.L.A. Conference; B. C Arts Resources
Conference, 195$,; Malayan Seminar, U.B.C Lectures and
Papers: Fifty-three lectures to students in English 100;
lectures to classes in Agriculture, Chemical Engineering,
Commerce, Education, Electrical Engineering, and Summer
Session; Report on the Japanese Seminar to Women's Section,
CI.I.A,  Publications : Reference Guide for Students in
Agriculture 100 (Rev, ed.. 1957. mimeographed); Reference
Guide to Chemical Engineering Literature (Rev. ed., 1957;
mimeographed); Reference Guide to Commerce Literature
(Rev. ed., 1957; mimeographed); Reference Guide to Educational Literature (1957; mimeographed); Reference Guide to Appendix F (cont.)
Engineering Literature (Rev. ed., 195$; mimeographed).
Editor and compiler. Publications of the Faculty and Staff,
University of British Columbia, 1957 (Vancouver, 195$)♦
STEWART, Edith. Member: B.C.L.A. Publications: Bi-monthly
annotated lists of current general reading (multilithed).
STUART-STUBBS, Basil. Member: C.L.A. (University Library Statistics Committee); P.N.L.A. (Bibliography Committee); A.L.A.
(Membership Committee); Bibliographical Society of Canada.
Publications: "British Columbia's Peripatetic Press", British Columbia Library Quarterly 22: 25-30, July, 195$.
TURNER, George Godfrey. Member: B.C.L.A. (Constitution Committee; Publications Committee; Chairman, Special Committee
to Study the Problems of Professional Librarianship);
C.L.A. (Nominating Committee, Cataloguing Section);
P.N.L.A. (Publications Committee); A.L.A.; Beta Phi Mu
(Library Science Honorary Fraternity); Law Society of
British Columbia. Attended: B.C.L.A. Conference (Parliamentarian). Publications: "Libraries and Librarianship",
British Columbia Library Quarterly 21: 27-2$, July-October,
1957; "Construction and Conference's", British Columbia
Library Quarterly 21: 35-36, April, 195$; "Expansion and
Exploration'*, British Columbia Library Quarterly 22: 39-40,
July, 195$; "The Place of Librarianship Among the Professions", Feliciter 3: 2.1-24, June, 195$. Associate
editor, British Columbia Library Quarterly.
TURNER, Mrs. Marjorie A. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A.;
A.L.A. Attended:B.C.L.A. Conference.
VOGEL, Betty. Member: B.C.L.A.; C.L.A.; P.N.L.A. APPENDIX G
Senate Library Committee
Arts and Science
Applied Science
Graduate Studies
Appointed by President
(Dr. I. McT. Cowan (Chairman)
(Dr. Marion Smith
(Dr. M. F. McGregor
• Dr. W. H. Mathews
■ Dr. W. J. Anderson
■ Mr. E. C. E. Todd
• Mr. Finlay A. Morrison
Dr. K. C. McTaggart
Dr. S. M. Friedman
Dean G. S. Allen
• Dr. J. Katz
• Mr. R. M. Bain
•(Dr. C Reid
(Dr. A. D. Moore
(Dr. R. E. Watters
• Chancellor A. E. Grauer
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
Dean G. C. Andrew
Mr. Neal Harlow (Vice-Chairman)
Mr. J. E. A. Parnall
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 and to
provide opportunity for persons interested in the University
Library to keep informed about its growth and needs and to
express their own 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, Q.C
Mr. Aubrey Roberts
Dr. Ethlyn Trapp
Dr. H. R. MacMillan
Dr. Harold S. Foley
Mr. J. V. Clyne
Dr. Reginald Tupper, Q.C.
Mrs. Frank Ross
Dr. A. E, Grauer
Mr. Walter Koerner
Hon. Mr. Justice J. 0. Wilson
Mrs. E. T. Rogers
General Sir Ouvry L, Roberts
Mr. Leon Koerner
Mr. Kenneth Caple
Dr. W, Kaye Lamb
Luther Evans
Leslie Dunlap
Lester McLennan
Mr. Willard E. Ireland
Mr. Peter Grossman
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
Dean Geoffrey Andrew
Mr. Arthur Sager
Dr. Ian McT. Cowan
Dean Gordon Shrum
Dean F. H. Soward
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Mr. Neal Harlow
Dr. Samuel Rothstein
Dr. Wallace Wilson, President, Friends of the Library
Mr. Walter C. Koerner, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee
Mr. Neal Harlow, Secretary-Treasurer
The Council will be the governing body
The executive of the Council will consi
Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer,
of the University.
The membership fee will be five dollars
the funds to be used for the purchas
Special meetings and publications fo
provided, and reports upon needs and
Other activities will be determined
of the organization,
st of a President,
and the President
and upward a year,
e of Library materials,
r the group will be
by the advice of the


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