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ACRL Seeks Volunteers for Offices and Committees

Would you like to run for an ACRL office or volunteer for appointment to an ACRL standing committee? Are you interested in seeking office in an ACRL section or being considered for appointment to a section committee? If the answer is yes to either of these questions, here’s how to proceed.

ACRL President

The ACRL Appointments and Nominations Committee will nominate candidates for the office of ACRL vice-president/president-elect at the January 1980 Midwinter Meeting of ALA. The election for this office will be held in the spring of 1981. The winner of the election will serve as vice-president/president-elect during 1981-82 and as president of ACRL during 1982-83. If you wish to be considered for nomination to this office or if you would like to suggest names for consideration, contact the chair of the Appointments and Nominations Committee, Russell Shank, University Librarian; University of California, Los Angeles; 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024.

ACRL Committees

ACRL has eighteen standing and ad hoc committees: Academic or Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee, Academic Status Committee, Appointments and Nominations Committee, Audiovisual Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, Chapters Committee, Conference Program Planning Committee, Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Continuing Education Committee, Copyright Committee (ad hoc), Legislation Committee, Membership Committee, National Conference Committee, Planning Committee, Publications Committee, Standards and Accreditation Committee, Standards and Accreditation Committee—Standards for College Libraries Revision Subcommittee (ad hoc), and Supplemental Funds Committee. To learn about the areas of responsibility covered by these committees, see the ALA Handbook of Organization, 1979-1980.

When scheduled vacancies occur on ACRL standing committees, the Appointments and Nominations Committee recommends to the president-elect of ACRL the names of members who might fill the vacancies. The president-elect makes the final appointments. If you are interested in being considered for appointment to an ACRL committee, you should complete the ACRL Committee Volunteer Form that is included in this issue of C&RL News and mail it to Russell Shank, chair of the Appointments and Nominations Committee, before January 15, 1980.

ACRL Section Offices

ACRL has thirteen sections (their names are listed later in this article). You will find a description of their areas of responsibility in the ALA Handbook of Organization. Each section has an executive committee and a nominating committee. The nominating committee nominates persons to run for the elective offices of the section. The major offices of a section are the chair and vice-chair/chair-elect. Some sections also elect secretaries and members-at-large to the section executive committee. If you would like to run for the office of vice-chair/chair-elect of a section or for secretary or member-at-large, contact the chair or a member of the appropriate section nominating committee (see “People to Contact,” below) before January 15, 1980.

ACRL Section Committees

The committees of ACRL sections offer a variety of opportunities for service to the division. The Community and Junior College Libraries Section alone has ten committees. For a complete listing of ACRL section committees, see the ALA Handbook of Organization.

The chair-elect of a section appoints the chair and members of all section committees when scheduled vacancies on these committees occur. If you would like to be considered for appointment as chair or member of a section committee, fill out the ACRL Committee Volunteer Form and mail it to the chair-elect of the appropriate section (see “People to Contact,” below) before January 15, 1980.

Editorial Boards

ACRL has five editorial boards: the Choice Editorial Board, the College & Research Libraries Editorial Board, the College & Research Libraries News Editorial Board, the Nonprint Media Publications Editorial Board, and the Publications in Librarianship Editorial Board. When a vacancy occurs on an editorial board, the editor recommends the name of a person to fill the vacancy. The Publications Committee must approve the recommendation. The ACRL board must give its approval, and finally the president of ACRL makes the appointment.

If you would like to be considered for appointment to an editorial board, contact the editor of the publication (see “People to Contact,” below).

Remember that at any given time there are only a limited number of vacancies on ACRL’s committees, sections, and boards. If at once you don’t succeed in obtaining an appointment, try again. Make yourself known to committee chairs by sitting in on meetings, volunteering to help with committee projects, etc. If committee chairs see that you are interested in the work of their committees, they may recommend your name to the appropriate appointing body when a vacancy occurs.

People to Contact Anthropology Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Patricia Ann Whitè, Reference Librarian and Bibliographic Instructor, 413 Hatcher Graduate Library, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Karen Wittenborg, Social Sciences Bibliographer, Green Library, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305; Pamela Haas, Photographic Collections Librarian, American Museum of Natural History Library, 79th at Central Park West, New York, NY 10024; Hazel Johnson, Social Sciences Bibliographer, University of Pittsburgh, 4628 Bayard Street, Apt. 407, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Art Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Jane Anne Snider, Assistant Head Librarian, Herron School of Art of Indiana University, 1701 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Jane Anne Snider, Assistant Head Librarian, Herron School of Art of Indiana University, 1701 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Asian and African Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: E. Christian Filstrup, Chief, Oriental Division, New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. and 42d St., New York, NY 10018.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Corinne Nyquist, Director, World Studies Center, SUNY-New Paltz, New Paltz, NY 12562; Pauline Tina Lesnik, South Asian Librarian, Oriental Division, New York Public Library, Fifth Ave. and 42d St., New York, NY 10018.

Bibliographic Instruction Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Sharon J. Rogers, Social Science Subject Specialist, University of Toledo Libraries, 2369 Robinwood, Toledo, OH 43620.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Cerise Oberman-Soroka, Head, Library Reference, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC 29401.

College Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Willis M. Hubbard, Director, Hugh Stephens Library, Stephens College, 609 Maplewood Dr., Columbia, MO 65201.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Harold Smith, Librarian, Park College, Parkville, MO 64152; Walter D. Morrill, Director of Libraries, Hanover College, Box 287, Hanover, IN 47243; Lucille Wert, Chemistry Librarian, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801.

Community and Junior College Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Barbara Collinsworth, Associate Dean, Learning Resources, Macomb County Community College, 14500 Twelve Mile Rd., Warren MI 48093.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Sidney August, Director, Division of Educational Resources, Community College of Philadelphia, 34 South 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; Billy C. Beal, Circulation/Interlibrary Loan, Meridian Junior College, 5500 Highway 19 N, Meridian, MS 39301; John Cohn, Director of Library Services, County College of Morris, Route 10 and Center Grove Rd., Randolph Township, NJ 07869; Stuart E. Lawrence, Director of the Library, Kirtland Community College, 1202 Esther St., Roscommon, MI 48653.

Educational and Behavioral Sciences Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Eva L. Kiewitt, Associate Librarian, Graduate Library School, Indiana University, 4100 Cambridge Dr., Bloomington, IN 47401.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Jean C. Jones, Director, Library and Archives, 'American Psychiatric Museum Association, 1700 18th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009; Leslie B. Bjorncrantz, Curriculum Librarian, Northwestern University Library, 2146 Forestview Rd., Evanston, IL 60201; Marianna Markowetz, Assistant Director for Public Services, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, P.O. Box 604, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

Law and Political Science Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Ele.ct: Frances H. Hall, Librarian, North Carolina Supreme Court Library, P.O. Box 28006, Raleigh, NC 27611.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Artemis C. Kares, Reference Librarian, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27834; Rebecca S. Ballentine, Librarian, Institute of Government, UNC-CH, Box 990, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Kenneth E. Carpenter, Curator, Kress Library, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field Rd., Boston, MA 02159.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Ann Bowden, Associate Editor, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, Box 2287, Austin, TX 78768; Peter M. Van Wingen, Head, Reference and Reader Service Section, Rare Books and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20540; Ann E. Williams, Associate Librarian, University of Kansas, 1204 E. 27th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Science and Technology Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Thomas G. Kirk, Director of the Library/Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI 53104.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Linda Phillips, Reference Librarian, Undergraduate Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37916; Herbert Biblo, Assistant Librarian, The John Crerar Library, 35 W. 33d Street, Chicago, IL 60616; Dorothy H. Hope, Catalog Librarian, University of Louisville, Health Sciences Library, Box 35260, Louisville, KY 40232; Virginia R. Weiser, Life Sciences Librarian, Sciences- Engineering Library, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106; Frank Polach, Agriculture and Botany Resource Librarian, Library of Science and Medicine, Rutgers University, P.O. Box 1029, Piscataway, NJ 08854; Richard A. Farley, Administrator, USDA/SEA Technical Information Systems, 1902 Wooded Ct., Adelphi, MD 20783.

Slavic and East European Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Wojciech Zalewski, Curator for Russian and East European Materials, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA 94305.

Nominating Committee: Chair, E. Alex Baer, Head, Reference/College Development Department, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, 209 Ardmore St., Blacksburg, VA 24060; Murlin Croucher, Slavic Bibliographer, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

University Libraries Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: Pearce S. Grove, Director of Libraries, Western Illinois University, 620 Western Ave., Macomb, IL 61455.

Nominating Committee: Chair, Donald E. Oehlerts, Director of Libraries, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056; James F. Govan, Director of Libraries, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514; Kenneth S. Allen, Associate Director of Libraries, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98185; Raul C. Herrera, Director of the Library, New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM 87701; Kenneth W. Hedman, Assistant Director of Libraries, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968.

Western European Specialists Section

Vice-Chair/Chair-Elect: To be elected. Nominating Committee: Chair, John Ryland, Librarian, Hampden-Sydney College, Box 7, Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943; Anna H. Perrault, Humanities Bibliographer, Louisiana State University Library, Baton Rouge, LA 70803; Charles B. Osburn, Assistant University Librarian for Collection Management, Northwestern University Library, 1111 Church St., Evanston, IL 60201.

Editorial Boards

ChoiceEditor: Jay Martin Poole, Choice, 100 Riverview Center, Middletown, CT 06457.

College & Research LibrariesEditor: Richard D. Johnson, Director, James M. Milne Library, State University College, Oneonta, NY 13820.,

College and Research Libraries NewsEditor: Jeffrey T. Schwedes, ACRL/ALA, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

ACRL Nonprint Media PublicationsEditor: Dwight Burlingame, Dean of Libraries, Bowling Green State University Library, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

ACRL Publications in LibrarianshipEditor: Joe W. Kraus, Director of Libraries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61761. ■■


The royalties that data base producers charge for on-line searching of their products will roughly double by 1985, says a report by Patrick Barwise of the London Business School. The report predicts that other direct costs of searching (the charges levied by searching services and telecommunications operators) will continue to drop. But, because royalties will double, the total direct costs of searching will fall less than many observers have expected.

The report asserts that data base producers have kept on-line royalties low in order to encourage on-line searching. As a result, the users of the printed forms of data bases are now, in effect, subsidizing on-line users. To continue this pricing policy after on-line searching has taken hold, however, risks precipitating a fall in the sale of printed products. Thus, data base producers are likely in the future to charge higher royalties for on-line searching and to limit price increases for printed products.

The full report, entitled “The Impact on User Charges of the Extended Use of Online Information Services,” by T. P. Barwise, may be obtained for $25 from ICSU-AB, 51 Bd de Montmorency, 75016 Paris, France. ■■

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