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Mr. Grisham

On August 1 Frank P. Grisham became director of the Joint University Libraries of Vanderbilt University, George Peabody College, and Scarritt College in Nashville, Tenn. He had been a member of the JUL staff for fourteen years and had served as its assistant and associate directors for the past four years. He was acting director for six months in 1967.

An Alabamian originally, Mr. Grisham took his AB degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1949, his BD degree from Vanderbilt University in 1952, and his masters degree in library science from George Peabody College in 1958. Among his manifold experiences he can count having served as a sometime apprentice carpenter, a quondam steel worker, and an ubiquitous pastor in Methodist and Presbyterian pulpits. Old hands at library administration will recognize that each of these experiences will in some unique way aid him well in the task to which he has now committed himself.

Mr. Grisham’s library expertise has been generated, developed, and tested in the Joint University Libraries, where he was first appointed divinity librarian in 1952. With a two-year hiatus, he served JUL’s religion section from that time until 1963. In addition to his fulltime library duties during the decade he filled regular classroom responsibilities in the Vanderbilt University divinity school with appointments successively as instructor, assistant professor, and associate professor of religious literature. In 1964 he literally “moved upstairs” to the JUL administrative suite where he has remained since.

Mr. Grisham has proved to be an able and popular library manager. He has manifested his ability to elicit great dedication and hard work from his associates and subordinates, and news of his appointment has been received with joy in Nashville. In addition to being a good inside man,” his own life has demonstrated that he believes one should not try to live by bread alone. He is very active in public and civic affairs, makes innumerable platform appearances, serves on myriad boards and committees, was one of Nashville’s first Metropolitan Action Commissioners (the local OEO agency), and currently serves as the very dynamic vice chairman of the Nashville Metropolitan School Board. Despite these varied and demanding duties, however, he is never too busy to be a devoted father to his four fine children, a relaxed counselor to a troubled colleague or neighbor or friend, or a patient communicant to a worthy cause. In his “free time” he is an adjunct instructor in the Peabody library school.

Mr. Grisham now becomes the third person to fill the directorship of the thirty-two-yearold Joint University Libraries. This complex, decentralized, cooperative library enterprise now boasts some 1,150,000 volumes, a staff of 120, and book funds this year totalling near $800,000. All who know Frank are confident in his ability to manage them all well and with his usual aplomb.—D.K.

When on July 1 he assumed his new position as librarian of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa., Yates M. Forms began his fourteenth year of library service, most of which has been spent planning new library buildings and establishing new collections.

Mr. Forbis joined the Dickinson faculty in 1965 as deputy librarian. During his three years in that post he helped complete the plans for the $2.25 million Boyd Lee Spahr library, supervised the interior decoration and the purchasing and placement of furniture, and organized the move from the old building to the new.

Working closely with the college faculty, he established departmental book budgets, aided professors in building book collections for new courses, and secured an ACRL grant and three federal grants, totaling $22,000, for the purchase of new books. During this time he also served on major college committees, including the Academic Program Committee, was chairman of the Independent Studies and Honors Program, and chairman of the College Lecture Series.

Born in Mecklinburg County, N.C., Mr. Forbis attended Wingate Junior College, where he first decided to become a librarian. He received his undergraduate degree in history and library science from Appalachian State University, and his masters degree in education.

Mr. Forbis

After serving two years in the Army in Korea, being discharged as a staff sergeant, he began working as an elementary school librarian. He moved on to Arlington, Va., where he established the library for a new junior high school and taught library courses through an extension of the University of Virginia. He continued his studies at Columbia University, receiving his masters degree in library science in 1958. While at Columbia, he served as circulation librarian at the Columbia law school library.

His first job out of graduate school was planning a building and establishing a new library collection—this time at St. Andrews, a new college in Laurinburg, N.C. From there he moved on to Kenyon College, where as reference librarian, he helped organize the collection and facilitate the new programs for that library. The summer before coming to Dickinson, Mr. Forbis served as reference librarian at Library USA at the 1965 New York World’s Fair.

David Winston Heronsucceeded Thomas R. Buckman as director of libraries at the University of Kansas on August 1, after seven distinguished years as head librarian of the University of Nevada. He and Winifred, and their children Holly, James, and Charles, are widely known and appreciated up and down the Western states; they are certain now to be equally admired in the Middle West.

Mr. Heron

The details of Dave’s career were reported in CRL in 1961, when he moved to Nevada. He is a graduate of Pomona College and the school of librarianship at Berkeley. When I needed a replacement at Stanford University in 1955 for Elmer Glieder, who was beginning a two-year leave of absence in Turkey, I found Dave at UCLA, where he had first worked as a reference librarian and then as head of the graduate reading room. He did so well at Stanford as assistant to the director that, after Grieder’s return, he became assistant librarian of The Hoover Institution. Later, when I went on leave, he returned to the main library as assistant director.

These were all good years, and they included two periods of overseas duty that developed another lively dimension of Dave’s professional interests. In 1952-53, while on leave from UCLA, he served as librarian at the American Embassy at Tokyo. In 1960-61 he returned to the Far East as library advisor to the University of the Ryukyus at Naha, Okinawa. During both expeditions he traveled widely and created many lasting friendships. It was upon his return from Okinawa that he assumed the directorship at Nevada.

In professional circles, Dave has been active in the ALA as well as the California and Nevada associations. Currently he is a member of the ALA Council and editor of the ACRL Monograph Series. He was president of the Nevada Library Association, 1963-65, and chairman of the Regional Resources Coordinating Committee of the California Library Association, 1957-58. He is the author of a number of articles and reviews, and recently he was responsible for an experiment in telefacsimile transmission of texts between the University of Nevada library and the University of California at Davis.

In addition to his administrative, overseas, and professional experience, Dave has two other qualities that especially fit him to follow in the Vosper and Buckman traditions at Kansas. The first is bibliophilic. He is good with book collectors. His membership in the Roxburghe Club kept him commuting all the way from Reno to San Francisco; and I would not be surprised if he turned up even from Kansas. The second is simply human. He is a gentleman. His warm, considerate, and gently irreverent responses to the vicissitudes of men are a joy.—R. C. Swank, University of California, Berkeley.

In 1961, a fine, tall young man by the name of Warren S. Owens, with dark hair, came out of the Middle West to become director of libraries at Temple University. Following the beloved Walter Hausdorfer, Mr. Owens could build on Walter’s achievements, but even so he faced a task of no mean proportions. His problems were not unlike those of other librarians; a plethora of students; a dearth of library materials; not enough staff of the right kind; and a building that, although the delight of all when it was built, was impossible for the university of today.

Despite these hurdles, Warren Owens, when he went to his new post as director of libraries at the University of Idaho in Moscow, left the Temple University libraries in a healthy, growing state with the main library safely housed in the new Samuel Paley library building. The book stock had increased by two or three hundred thousand volumes and one to two thousand more periodicals were currently received. There was a corresponding growth elsewhere in the system.

Mr. Owens

Mr. Owens drew on his prior experience as a librarian at the University of Michigan where he had held numerous responsible posts. Prior to his becoming a librarian he had taught English in two universities, one of which was the University of North Dakota. Possibly this suggests a reason for his desire to return to that section of the country. While fishing was good in Pennsylvania and camping at Cape May fun, I am sure the brook trout of the Rockies and the camping sites of the Far West were deciding factors in the move to Idaho.

While in Pennsylvania he served the profession well, having been chairman of the Library Development Committee and president of the Pennsylvania Library Association. In addition he served several years as treasurer of the Union Library Catalogue of Pennsylvania. We all valued his counsel and advice.

Idaho will like this man, now eight years older than when he came to Philadelphia, now with graying (and less) hair, but with a spirit and determination that will be just great in Moscow.—Emerson Greenaway, Free Library of Philadelphia.

On April 1 Harley C. Brooks became librarian of George Peabody College for Teachers, succeeding J. Isaac Copeland, now of the University of North Carolina. Mr. Brooks has also accepted a joint appointment as lecturer with Peabody library school, beginning in the fall of 1968.

The Peabody library is a division of the Joint University Libraries, which, soon after Mr. Brooks’ arrival received the largest operating budget in their history. Clearly, Mr. Brooks has had an auspicious beginning and faces a challenging year. Those who know him believe that he is fully capable of meeting this challenge— and others that will inevitably follow.

A graduate of Lincoln Memorial University (1951) in his hometown of Harrogate, Tenn., Mr. Brooks did his hitch in the Army and then taught mathematics and civics in high school prior to attending Peabody library school. After receiving his master’s degree in library science in 1957, Mr. Brooks returned to East Tennessee as librarian of Hiwasee College in Madisonville, where he met his wife-to-be, Barbara Collier. In 1959 the Brookses moved to Albuquerque where Harley served as a catalog librarian at the University of New Mexico, pursuing further studies in Russian and mathematics. He was admitted in 1961 to doctoral studies at the graduate library school of the University of Chicago, where he gained added experience as circulation and reserve librarian. Immediately prior to returning to Peabody, he served as head of the circulation department of the Ohio State University libraries (1964-68).

Mr. Brooks

An active member of ACRL, Mr. Brooks brings broad experience and irrepressible enthusiasm to a key position at Peabody. His specialization in library history and administration will be utilized to the fullest in his course in foundations of librarianship and in the emerging plans for expanding the Peabody library to accommodate a rapidly growing collection — Edwin S. Gleaves, George Peabody College for Teachers.

APPOINTMENTS

Charlotte Ameshas accepted the position of general cataloger and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Mrs.C. Joyce Anderson has accepted appointment as reference librarian and instructor in library administration, effective September 1, in the University of Oregon.

Margaret Andersonhas accepted the position of Middle East bibliographer and cataloger of Arabic material, and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Mrs. Marcia Astonhas accepted the position of general cataloger and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Aurie Austinis assistant reference librarian in Bates College, Lewiston, Me.

Mrs. EvelynS. Baker has been promoted to head, serial division, catalog department and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Catherine Bennideshas been named to the cataloging staff of State University of New York library, Stony Brook.

MurrayA. Berman has been appointed assistant special collections librarian in the Honnold library, Claremont, Calif.

Larry Xon Besant,assistant librarian for Chemical Abstract Services in Columbus, Ohio, has been named assistant director for technical services of the M. D. Anderson memorial library at the University of Houston.

Mrs. Magda Boehmbecame acquisitions librarian in the library of Osgoode Hall law school of York University, effective Sept. 1.

David Bolotineis newly appointed senior cataloger in the library of State University of New York, Stony Brook.

RobertJ. Bonner has been named District Center extension librarian of the state library services at Pennsylvania State University libraries.

JeanA. Brotsman has accepted appointment as senior catalog' librarian (serials) and assistant professor of library administration, effective September 16, in the University of Oregon.

Mrs. Helena Brychtahas accepted the position of general cataloger and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Judy Calverthas been awarded a four-year graduate assistantship in the Pennsylvania State University libraries.

Mrs.F. Anne Cannon joined the staff of the reference department, York University libraries, May 1.

Mrs. VirginiaN. Cesario has been appointed assistant chief librarian, public services, the City College library, City University of New York.

A. Zane Clark is newly appointed as senior reference librarian, Fresno State College.

Mrs. AliceS. Clark has accepted the position of assistant head, personnel and budget office, and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Martin Colverdbecame assistant librarian of College-Burgess-Carpenter libraries of Columbia University, Aug. 1.

GailA. Corbett joined the staff of the public services division, York University libraries, effective July 15.

CharlesD. Custer has been named executive director of the Capital District Library Council for Reference and Research Resources.

RonaldB. Daniels has joined the staff of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute library as assistant in the acquisitions department, effective July 1.

EleanorR. Devlin has accepted the position of head, reference department, and associate professor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

HelenV. Dungan has been appointed assistant cataloger at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Joseph Dunlaphas been named to the newly-created position of bibliographer for the City College Library System, City University of New York.

Mrs. JaneB. Durnell has been appointed reference librarian at the University of Oregon effective July 1.

RichardJ. Fitzsimmons was appointed to the position of librarian at the Scranton campus of Pennsylvania State University libraries on July 1.

JuanR. Freudenthal became special collections librarian at SUNY Binghamton library as of September 3.

Katharine Gaineshas been appointed assistant cataloger at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

MaryE. Garst, assistant librarian, has been appointed head, gifts and exchange division in the Louisiana State University library, Baton Rouge.

OlgaJ. Gil became head of documents services, York University libraries, effective May 15.

Mrs. JudyE. Ginsberg is now a cataloger in the library of Osgoode Hall law school of York University.

PaulJ. Green has accepted appointment as acquisition librarian (serials) and instructor in library administration, effective September 9, in the University of Oregon.

Sharon Hambybecame circulation librarian of the business library in Columbia University, on Aug. 1.

Stephanie Hillmanis newly appointed as assistant college librarian in Fresno State College.

GeorgesJ. Houle is now assistant acquisitions librarian in California State Polytechnic College, Pomona.

Geraldine Irbyhas been appointed government documents librarian of the University of South Alabama, Mobile.

Elizabeth Jenkins,is now head, circulation department and assistant professor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

RichardD. Johnson became librarian of the Honnold library, Claremont, Calif., in July.

Robert Kaufmanbecame librarian of the fine arts library of Columbia University on July 1-

Winifred Kistlerhas recently been named reference librarian in the health sciences library, University of California, Davis.

Mrs. NellieW. Kitchen has been appointed cataloger in the Honnold library, Claremont, Calif.

RobertA. Kowalski, a graduate of Penn State, has been appointed assistant serials catalog librarian at the Pattee library, Pennsylvania State University.

Jay Laddis now head, department libraries and assistant professor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Evelyn Lauerbecame librarian of the school of library service in Columbia University on July 1.

JohnP. Lawrence is foreign language bibliographer in the acquisitions department of York University libraries.

Wen-Chouh Linis now a descriptive cataloger in the Perkins library of Duke University.

J. Wendell Lotz has accepted the position of social sciences bibliographer and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

JayK. Lucker was named associate librarian of Princeton University on July 17.

Mrs. CarolineW. Macfarlane joined the catalog staff of Osgoode Hall law school library, York University, effective June 17.

RichardM. Malinski is a new member of the reference department, York University libraries.

JamesM. Matarazzo has been promoted to a new position of serials librarian, effective July 1, in the MIT libraries. He will act also as assistant to the head of the acquisitions department.

Betty J. Meyeris now head of acquisition department and associate professor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Metod Milachas been appointed assistant director in charge of public services of the Syracuse University libraries.

Sarah Mitchellhas become a subject cataloger in the Perkins library of Duke University.

Diane Mosherhas been appointed junior reference librarian in Fresno State College.

WilliamH. Mullane became administrative assistant in the University of Nebraska libraries in March.

Mrs. MargaretF. Nolan is chief librarian of the photograph and slide library of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

DavidL. Olsen has been appointed acquisitions librarian at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Mrs. BirutaZ. Osis is now serial cataloger and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Mary Ellen Pageis now assistant documents cataloger and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Paul Palmerof Columbia University became theater arts librarian on July 1.

Mrs. Lillie Parkerhas been appointed associate college librarian of Fresno State College.

Rose Marie Perezhas been appointed cataloger in the Honnold library, Claremont, Calif.

WilliamJ. Petesch has been appointed senior catalog librarian, Fresno State College.

CharlotteK. Post has been appointed to the position of assistant cataloger in the Wisconsin State University library, Whitewater, beginning September 1968.

PriscillaE. Pratt is a new member of the acquisitions staff in the library of the State University of New York, Stony Brook.

RonaldE. Robbins has been appointed assistant reference librarian at Lafayette College, Easton, Pa.

Marion Ruth Schulzhas accepted the position of reference librarian, botany and zoology library, and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Mrs. DonnaG. Sciascia has been appointed cataloger in the Bowdoin College library.

Shirley Scotthas been appointed chief librarian of the research library at the University of Rhode Island graduate school of oceanography.

AnnM. Seyboth is now reference librarian, reference department, Ohio State University libraries.

Janet Sheetshas been appointed a reference librarian in the Perkins library of Duke University.

ZenonB. Sheparovych, associate director of libraries at New York State College in Geneseo, has been appointed director of libraries and associate professor at Essex County College in Newark, N.J. as of August 1.

Mary Ann Sideshas been appointed assistant technical librarian with the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program, Library Information System at Pennsylvania State University libraries.

RobertA. Siever has been appointed acquisitions librarian at Franklin and Marshall College, effective July 1.

Virginia Smileyhas been promoted to head, commerce library and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

Mrs. BeverlyJ. Smith is a newly appointed cataloger in York University libraries, effective July 1.

Anna Spohrerhas been appointed the assistant reference librarian of the University of South Alabama, Mobile.

FrankA. Stevens has been appointed chief of the Library Training and Resources Branch, Division of Library Services and Educational Facilities, U.S. Office of Education.

AlvaW. Stewart has been named head librarian at North Carolina Wesleyan and will assume duties on July 1.

EugeneV. Sullivan has been appointed serial records librarian of the University of South Alabama, Mobile.

Wai-Fong Tanghas been appointed senior acquisitions librarian in Fresno State College.

Robert Thorsonis now assistant head, circulation department and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

JamesC. Toms is now a cataloger in York University libraries.

EdwinG. Tyler has been appointed serials librarian in Bowdoin College.

Mrs. ElizabethR. Usher has been named chief librarian of the Art reference library in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Ivan Vlasichas accepted the position of Slavic cataloger and assistant instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

SamuelJ. Waddell has been appointed librarian of the nursing education library that Hunter College is developing on its Bellevue campus.

JoyceI. Warshaw became assistant librarian in the cataloging department at SUNY Binghamton library as of June 3.

WilliamH. Webb has been named University of Colorado bibliographer, effective July 1.

Jean Whalenhas accepted the professional intern position, Ohio State University libraries.

Mrs. Ethel MarieW. Wikander becomes a cataloger on the staff of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass., in September.

Ann Wilkinsonbecame librarian of the College-Burgess-Carpenter libraries of Columbia University on July 1.

BrianB. Wilks is librarian of the Leslie Frost library, York University.

MiriamE. Willits has been appointed catalog librarian and instructor in library administration, effective October 1, in the University of Oregon.

DonE. Wood is now head of serial division, acquisition department and instructor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

JoyceM. Wright has been named director of the East-West Center library of the University of Hawaii, Honolulu.

TinnaK. Wu has accepted a position as research associate, instructor, in the Hamline University library, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Virginia Yagellois now head, chemistry and physics libraries and assistant professor of library administration, Ohio State University libraries.

DanielJ. Yett has been appointed to the new position of science bibliographer for The George Washington University library.

Yun-Yang Zeehas been appointed cataloger in the Honnold library, Claremont, Calif.

NECROLOGY

JamesT. Babb, librarian of Yale University from 1945 until his retirement in 1965, died on July 21.

Archibald Prewitt DeWeese,chief of the information division of the New York public library from 1943 to 1966, died on July 31.

RalphT. Esterquest, director of the ALA International Relations Office, died on Saturday, August 10.

RudolphH. Gjelsness died on August 16 after being struck by a car near the University of Puerto Rico campus. Professor Gjelsness had gone to Puerto Rico to teach in the newly established Institute of University Librarianship Training there.

EdwardJ. Meyers, who had been bibliographical consultant and subject cataloger in the Perkins library of Duke University since 1948, died on May 9.

JohnH. Ottemiller, associate university librarian at Yale University from 1951 until his resignation last month, died on July 22.

RETIREMENTS

EdithM. Quibell retired recently as senior catalog librarian, after twenty-one years on the staff of Fresno State College.

VirginiaC. West retired in July as associate college librarian of Fresno State College after twenty-seven years of service.

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