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Mr. Kilgour

During the summer just past, Frederick G. Kilgour became the director of the newlycreated Ohio College Library Center. Though a librarian for more than thirty years before accepting the directorship, in many ways this move was a step in a new career which began in 1965 when Fred left Yale’s medical library for the post of associate librarian for research and development in Yale’s university library.

Actually, Fred had been preparing for this shift for many years. During his last years at the medical library he increasingly gave his time to those aspects of library development which are frequently subsumed under the catch-all term of “automation.” Fred’s interest in automation, however, like his interest in medicine and in science generally, was predicated upon humanistic presuppositions rather than primarily upon operational efficiencies. Not the saving of dollars and cents but the serving of faculty and scholars gave direction to Fred’s investigations. This aspect of his work made him the ideal associate for me as we began the implementation of the new technology in the university library. Unfortunately for me and for Yale, it was also, no doubt, one of the reasons why Fred was wooed away to Ohio. In his new job he will have the challenge of creating the networks which will contribute so critically to the next phase of interlibrary cooperation. Hopefully he will be able to utilize many of the techniques which he and his staff worked out at Yale. Certainly Yale will continue to look to Fred’s new efforts for guidelines in meeting many of its problems of intralibrary and interlibrary development.

Fred’s career was largely divided between Harvard and Yale—and a six-year stint for the government. After graduating from Harvard in 1935, he joined the staff of the college library there, working in circulation, reference and administration. He left Harvard in 1942 for the Office of Strategic Services and then left Washington for New Haven in 1948. At Yale he gave seventeen years of distinguished leadership as librarian of the medical school. Also a student of the history of science and medicine, for fifteen years he was lecturer in that department at Yale. During most of his time at the medical library, he was the managing editor of the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, as well as a frequent contributor of scholarly articles to various learned journals.

Fred’s interest in the history of ideas never blinded him to the imaginative exploration of new ideas, nor to new uses for old ideas. His interest in the world of computors has not been antithetical to his interest in ancient technology; rather, the two are bands on an open-ended spectrum. The one informs the other; they both inform Fred Kilgour; and Fred informs those of us who are laboring to bring libraries into the present and on into the future.—James Tanis, Yale University.

Mr. Toombs

Kenneth E. Toombs, director of libraries and professor of library science at the University of Southwestern Louisiana, was appointed director of libraries at the University of South Carolina effective September 1.

Toombs, a native of Colonial Heights, Virginia, had been at Southwestern since 1963. Prior to that time he held the position of assistant director of libraries at Louisiana State University, of research assistant to graduate school of library science at Rutgers University, and of reference assistant at the University of of Virginia.

He planned the recently completed 137,000 square foot Dupre library at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and assisted in planning and moving for the consolidation of the university libraries at Louisiana State University in 1958.

Toombs has degrees from Tennessee Wesleyan College, Tennessee Technological University, the University of Virginia, and Rutgers University and has also done graduate work at Louisiana State University.

He is a veteran of both World War II and the Korean War and has been active in professional and civic organizations. He has served as editor of the Bulletin of the Louisiana Library Association and the Southwestern Louisiana Journal and has written for professional journals.

Toombs presently serves on the Executive Board of the Southwestern Library Association and is chairman of the College and University section of the Southwestern Library Association. He is a member of the State Board of Library Examiners of Louisiana and is the Higher Education Representative of the Louisiana Library

Development Committee. He served as chairman of the Louisiana Academic Librarians and is past chairman of the librarian section of the Louisiana College Conference.

During his tenure at Southwestern, in addition to the erection of a new university library building, he has instituted an automated circulation system, has planned an automated serials system, has introduced new methods for the orientation of freshman students to the use of the library and, in a period of less than two years, the Southwestern Library has converted nearly half of its collections from the Dewey Decimal Classification System to that of the Library of Congress.

The University of South Carolina has chosen a librarian who is well equipped in all modern aspects of librarianship. He will adjust to the problems at South Carolina and its anticipated building program. He is a restless young man with many fine personal qualities. He is missed in Louisiana and will rapidly make many friends in his new home.—T. N. McMullan, Louisiana State University.

APPOINTMENTS

John K. Amrheim is director of the circulation department, Kent University libraries.

Mrs. Magda Kahan Appel is a cataloger in Hunter College library, Park Ave. College, New York.

Herman Baron was recently appointed manager, journal services, at the Institute for Scientific Information, in Philadelphia.

Frederick Bell is presently head of the circulation department at Trinity University, San Antonio.

Joan Boelke has been appointed to the ERIC Clearinghouse as document analyst, University of Minnesota library school.

Ruby E. Burn is presently working at Trinity University, San Antonio, as a cataloger.

Mrs. Virginia Bradburry was named assistant education librarian in Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, on Dec. 1.

Maxine Burton has become serials librarian, Eastern New Mexico University.

Edward Carraway has accepted a position as reference librarian at Wichita State University.

Mrs. Virginia Cassady is head of the library science library in Pratt Institute.

James Chandler, formerly of the CIA library, joined the staff of McKeldin library, University of Maryland, on September 25 as assistant director for reader services.

Harold Chou has been appointed as a cataloger in Edinboro State College’s Hamilton library.

Mrs. Mary Louise Brown Cobb has recently been appointed assistant cataloging librarian, Earl Gregg Swem library, College of William and Mary.

J. Isaac Copeland is now chief of the manuscripts department and director of the Southern Historical Collection in University of North Carolina library, Chapel Hill.

Edgar E. Cordoba has been named assistant in the reference department of Pattee library, Pennsylvania State University.

Desiree DeCharms is now head of Kent University music library.

Ferdinand Engel is now acquisitions librarian and assistant professor of French in Fisk University, Nashville.

Mrs. Marion S. Ferguson has been added to the staff at California State Polytechnic College, Pomona as catalog librarian.

Suzanne Louise Foley is now reference librarian, Earl Gregg Swem library, College of William and Mary.

Stephen B. Folts last spring was named assistant to the executive director of the Southeastern (N.Y.) Library Resources Council.

Mrs. Barbara Foster was named supervisor of the foreign-language teaching materials center in Hunter College, Park Ave. College, New York.

Richard Frenier assumed charge of the engineering and physical sciences library in the University of Maryland on September 5.

Mrs. Dorothy Hill Gersack, archivist in the records appraisal division, National Archives and Records Service, Washington, D.C., has been elected a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists at the national organization’s annual meeting in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Samuel Goldstein joins the staff of the University of Massachusetts library on January 2 as chief of readers services and head of the reference department.

Mrs. J. Carol Goodger-Hill joined the acquisitions staff at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Sept. 5, as a bibliographer.

George Goodwin, Jr. joins the staff of the University of Massachusetts library on February 15 as chief of divisional libraries and biological sciences librarian.

Mrs. Martha Lane Goold has been named director of the humanities division of the Kent State University library.

Dana Gould is now acquisitions librarian, University of South Alabama.

Henry Dale GrUnder has recently been appointed curator of the Virginia Collection and of rare books, Earl Gregg Swem library, College of William and Mary.

Joseph H. Hall has been appointed head of the serials department, University of Iowa libraries.

George Hanson, librarian of Olivet College since 1950, has been promoted to the post of assistant to the President of the college.

Viola Harper, former librarian in the Mobile County (Alabama) school system is now reference librarian, University of South Alabama.

Richard W. Harris was appointed science and technology librarian at the Texas A&M University, effective October 16.

Judy Horn was appointed librarian in charge of state documents at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on Sept. 1.

Mrs. Evalyn Hudson has been named an assistant undergraduate librarian in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Mrs. Katherine Jackson has accepted a reference position in the sciences-engineering library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Sharlee Ann Jeser is an assistant reference librarian at Trinity University, San Antonio.

Edward R. Johnson has been appointed business administration librarian at the University of Iowa libraries.

Jane A. Julien was appointed an assistant cataloger, Northern Arizona University library on Sept. 1.

Florence Kasiske was appointed assistant in the education library in Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, on July 1.

Mrs. Sheshana Kaufmann is a new staff member in the general reference division of Paul Klapper library, Queens College of the City University of New York.

David F. Kefauver has been named associate director of the National Library of Medicine extramural programs.

Howard D. Keith was named assistant librarian for Yale College, effective Oct. 1.

Gary Korn joined the University of California, Santa Barbara, library staff Sept. 1 as a reference librarian.

Dennis P. Leeper has joined the staff of Hamilton library at Edinboro State College (Pennsylvania) as reference librarian.

Ann Liston was appointed continuations librarian at Simon Fraser University library on Nov. 1.

Edward H. Liszewski has been appointed assistant librarian in charge of technical processes at the U.S. Naval Academy, on Aug. 28.

John Arthur MacPherson is reference librarian, government documents, in Hunter College, Park Ave., New York.

James R. Mahoney is reference librarian, Hunter College in the Bronx.

Mrs. Attee May was appointed serials librarian in Gailford College last summer.

Milton Mayes is now head of the book order section of University of North Carolina library’s acquisition department, Chapel Hill.

Elaine Miller is now an assistant reference librarian and documents specialist at Eastern New Mexico University library.

MRS. Jane B. Moberg has joined the reference department staff of Pattee library, Pennsylvania State University, as an assistant.

FOSTER E. MOHRHARDT will serve as program officer of the Council on Library Resources. Mr. Mohrhardt, who is also the current president of the American Library Association, takes up his new duties January 15, 1968.

Gerd Muehsam is now art bibliographer of Queens College, Klupper library, City University of New York.

Mrs. Georgia Mulligan is an assistant undergraduate librarian in University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Margaret A. Nation joined the staff of Northern Arizona University library as an assistant cataloger on September 15.

Berna Neal assumed charge of the library of the school of architecture, University of Maryland, College Park, on Aug. 7.

Mrs. Evaline Neff has been named the first executive director of the new Rochester Regional Research Library Council, New York.

Rameshwar N. Paul has been named assistant director for information retrieval in the ERIC clearinghouse for library and information sciences in the University of Minnesota library school.

Linda Phillips returned to the University of California, Santa Barbara, reference department staff Oct. 2 after spending a year in England as an intern librarian with the [British] Library Association.

Hugh J. Poland now is serving in the capacity of director of technical services at Trinity University, San Antonio.

Mrs. Ann Randall is a new member of the acquisitions staff of Paul Klapper library, Queens College of the City University of New York.

Edward Richter has joined the Eastern New Mexico University libraries staff as acquisitions and serials librarian.

Donald Robertson is a new member of the cataloging staff of Southern Illinois University libraries, Edwardsville.

MRS. Nelsa Rothschild last summer joined the Guilford College library staff as chief cataloger.

Martha Rudyk has been appointed to the catalog division staff of Paul Klapper library, Queens College of the City University of New York.

MRS. SUSAN SABRE was last summer named circulation librarian of Guilford College.

MRS. ELAINE SALMON is a reference librarian in the business administration and social sciences division, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

MRS. Mary G. Sanders is presently employed as a cataloger at Trinity University, San Antonio.

MRS. Peg Schaberg is chief of acquisitions,

University of North Carolina library, Chapel Hill.

Emil Schafer has been appointed systems analyst in the University of Southern California library.

D. W. Schnieder is now chief of the business administration and social sciences division in University of North Carolina library, Chapel Hill.

Louis Shores, dean emeritus of the library school, Florida State University is the newly named director of the TEX-TEC PROJECT for the Communication Service Corporation of Washington, D.C. under the terms of a contract recently signed with the Texas state library. Dr. Shores will head a team of library and education consultants preparing syllabi for library technician courses to be taught in Texas Junior Colleges.

Mrs. Barbara Silver has accepted the position of cataloger at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Martin Silver was named music librarian at the University of California, Santa Barbara, to take charge of the music section of the arts library scheduled to open in 1968.

Robert Sivers has been serving as map librarian for the past six months in the sciencesengineering library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Mrs. Juliann Skurdenis-Smercich has been named head of acquisitions in Pratt Institute library.

Irving K. Smith, former serials librarian at Florida Atlantic University, has assumed the new position of science librarian at Indiana State University, Terre Haute.

Sandra Smittle transferred Nov. 1 from her position as international documents librarian at the UCLA Library to the UC Santa Barbara government publications section, where she will be in charge of the federal documents depository.

Mrs. Yun Song has been appointed cataloger and advisor to the LC reclassification project at Wichita State University.

Harvey Soule is the new education librarian in Kent State University.

David H. Stam is now head of the processing department of the Newberry library, Chicago.

In Feb. Ralph E. Stirewalt, Ford Foundation consultant to the Haile Selassie I University library in Ethiopia, will become coordinator of technical services at Wichita State University.

Leslie Armour Taylor is now head of technical services in Hunter College library, Park Ave., New York.

Mary Lynwood Thaxton has been appointed assistant reference librarian, Earl Gregg Swem library, College of William and Mary.

Ian W. Thom has been appointed associate librarian, Paul Klapper library, Queens College of the City University of New York.

Mrs. Sharon C. Thomas has joined Trinity University as head of acquisitions.

On Aug. 1, Donald Thompson joined the social science/business library staff in Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.

Marguerite Joyce Thompson has been appointed head of the cataloging department, University of Iowa libraries.

Mrs. Irene Silver Topalcic is serials cataloger in Hunter College library, Park Ave., New York.

George Toussaint was named assistant social science librarian of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, on Oct. 23.

Mrs. Helen Urquhart is a new staff member in the catalog department of University of of North Carolina library, Chapel Hill.

Seymour Weinstein has been appointed head of the circulation department, University of Iowa libraries.

Ray Wile is supervisor of evening services in Paul Klapper library, Queens College, City University of New York.

Mrs. Elizabeth Williams is assistant documents librarian, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Ruby O. Woods has joined the staff of Sacramento State College library as assistant education & psychology reference librarian.

Vincent Kuo-Chen Yu is a cataloger in Hunter College library, Park Ave., New York.

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