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Thirty-two regional and state ACRL chapters now cover thirty-six states and one Canadian province, and provide opportunities for local participation for nearly 7,000 ACRL members who live within those areas. A Louisiana Chapter was approved by the ACRL Board of Directors at the annual conference.


• The Delaware Valley Chapter held its Spring Meeting at the Mendenhall Inn, Kennett Square, on May 14. Patricia Joan Austin spoke on the topic, “Getting along with Patrons and Fellow Employees.”

• The Eastern New York Chapter discussed “How Far Should the Librarian Go in Helping the User” at its Spring Conference on April 2. The afternoon session covered “How Much Should the Librarian Tell the User?” regarding both medical and legal information.

• The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter is sponsoring an International Enrichment Conference for Librarians designed to acquaint librarians with selected library and education facilities and publishing houses in the People’s Republic of China. The 23-day tour includes visits to Peking, Shanghai, Canton, Nanking, and other cities, and will be executed in connection with the China International Travel Service. Conference attendees will depart Los Angeles on July 1 after ALA Annual Conference.

• The Illinois Chapter conducted its Spring Conference, “The Person in the Academic Librarian,” on April 30 at Lake Forest College. Topics included: Work Schedules: Meshing 9 to 5 with a Personal Life; Faculty Status for Librarians; Librarian Burnout; and Career Alternative Planning for Librarians.

• The Iowa Chapter presented a workshop on “Coping” on April 6 which included sessions on: Collection Development in an Era of Non-Growth; Alternatives to Building; Preservation: A Solution to Hard Times; and Job Stress.

• The Kansas Chapter will hold their Fall Meeting in Manhattan at the Kansas Holidome on October 13-15. Herbert White will be featured as a preconference speaker.

• The Michigan Chapter will offer a Serials Management Institute as part of the Fall Conference program of the Michigan Library Association, October 27-29 in Grand Rapids. The morning sessions will cover various aspects of serials and the user, while the afternoon meetings will be devoted to technical services concerns.

The chapter reports continued success with its series of workshops on management topics. The November 12, 1981, program on time management brought about 50 participants. The program was repeated on February 25 to accomodate registrants who had to be turned away the first time. The third program in this series, “Performance Appraisal,” was given on April 22.

Another workshop was given on May 26 by Richard Daugherty, who presented “Writing the Journal Article.”

• The Minnesota Chapter held its Spring Meeting in conjunction with the Minnesota Library Association’s Conference in Duluth on May 13-15. Its program was entitled “Automation in a Time of Retrenchment,” given by John J. Jax, director of the Library Learning Center at University of Wisconsin-Stout.

• The New England Chapter drew a lively group of 430 to the campus of Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, for its Spring Conference, March 18-19. The conference theme was “On-Line Catalogs’’ and the speakers included: Susan K. Martin, Johns Hopkins University Library; Margaret Beckman, University of Guelph; Edward Cornish, The Futurist; Pauline Atherton Cochrane, Syracuse University; Deborah Masters, SUNY/Albany; D. Kaye Gapen, University of Alabama; and C. Lee Jones, Council on Library Resources.

• The New Jersey Chapter’s Spring program, April 28-29, included a session on “RLIN/OCLC Interface,” an “On-Line Fair” with exhibits, a panel discussion on online services, and William Welsh as luncheon speaker on the topic of “National Issues and the Academic Library.”

• The Ohio Chapter will hold a workshop on “Basic Preservation and Conservation Techniques for Book Materials” at the University of Cincinnati. The event is coordinated by Eleanor Heishman, Director, Access Services, at the University of Cincinnati Libraries.

The Chapter’s annual conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus on October 20 in conjunction with the National ASIS Annual Conference. The conference theme is “Effective Communication” and speakers will include Shirley Echelman, Elaine Kerr, and Herbert White. For further information, contact Virginia Yagello, Head, Chemistry and Physics Library, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210.

Other Ohio Chapter activities have included a workshop on AACR2 held at Cleveland State University on June 18, and a workshop entitled “Easing the Budget Crunch: Alternatives for Augmenting Budgeted Funds,” held at Ashland College on March 26.

• The Oregon Chapter will host the third annual joint meeting of the Oregon and Washington Chapters, focusing on collection management and development, at Menucha, Oregon, October 28-29. Paul H. Mosher, associate director of libraries at Stanford University, will be keynote speaker.

On February 19 the Chapter and the Oregon Community College Library Association held a joint meeting in Oregon City which focused on off-campus storage. Rod Waldron, director of libraries at Oregon State University, provided an instructive and amusing account of the origins and current status of the Oregon Resource Center for Cooperating Libraries at Camp Adair.

• The Tennessee Chapter sponsored a session on Collection Development at the Tennessee Library Association conference in Nashville on April 23. Featured speaker was Jay Martin Poole, Texas A&M University.

• The Virginia Chapter held its Spring Meeting in Charlottesville on April 17. The theme was “Undergraduate Library Services: Differing Perspectives. Following a luncheon the group toured the newly completed Clemons Readers Library at the University of Virginia.

• The Wisconsin Chapter presented “Where Are We? Where Are We Going? Accountability for the 80s” as its Spring Meeting program on April 21-23.


Arizona Chapter

Chair: Donald E. Riggs, University Librarian, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85281.

California Chapter

Chair: Wendy Culotta, 2120 Florida Ave., Long Beach, CA 90814.

Delaware Valley Chapter

President: Dorothy Cieslicki, Director, David Bishop Skillman Library, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042.

Florida Chapter

Chair: Phyllis J. Hudson, 319 Library, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816.

Georgia Chapter

Chair: Wendell Barbour, Georgia Southern College Library, Statesboro, GA 30460.

Illinois Chapter

President: Preston Gilson, Director, McKinstry Library, Lincoln College, 700 N. Ottawa, Lincoln, IL 62656.

Indiana Chapter

Chair: Florabelle Wilson, Indiana Central University Library, 1400 E. Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227.

Iowa Chapter

President: Corrine Potter, Library Director, St. Ambrose College Library, Davenport, IA 52803.

Kansas Chapter

Chair: Rosemary Henderson, Director of Learning Resources, Goffeyville Community College, 11th and Willow, Coffeyville, KS 67337.

Louisiana Chapter

Chair: To be announced.

Maryland Chapter

Chair: Robert Merikangas, Head, Reference Services, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742.

Michigan Chapter

President: Margaret E. Auer, University of Detroit Library, 4001 W. McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48221.

Minnesota Chapter

Chair: Mary Jane Kumsha, College of St. Scholastica Library, 1200 Glenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.

Mississippi Chapter

Chair: Joseph J. Mika, 355 Emerson Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.

Missouri Chapter

Chair: Bonnie MacEwan, Humanities Librarian, Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, MO 64093.

Nebraska Chapter

Chair: Georgene Fawcett, McGoogan Library, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 42d & Dewey Avenue, Omaha, NE 68105.

New England Chapter

President: Joan Stockard, Readers Services Librarian, Wellesley College Library, Wellesley, MA 02181.

New Jersey Chapter

President: Lynn Miller, Multimedia Services Librarian, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901.

New York Chapter, Eastern

President: Edward Bachus, Scribner Library, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

New York Chapter, Greater Metropolitan AreaChair: Helga Feder, Librarian, City University of New York, Graduate Center, 33 West 42d Street, New York, NY 10036.

New York (Western)/Ontario Chapter

Chair: Sylvia Newman, Roberts Library, University of Toronto, 140 St. George St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A5.

North Carolina Chapter

Chair: Eugene Huguelet, Director of Library Services, Randall Library, University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC 28406.

Ohio Chapter

Chair: Ann Allen, School of Library Science, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242.

Oklahoma Chapter

Chair: Claudette Hagle, Assistant Reference Librarian, University Library, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK 74074.

Oregon Chapter

President: Vicki Kreimeyer, Lewis & Clark College Library, Portland, OR 97207.

South Dakota Chapter

Chair: Martin B. Steffenson, Briggs Library,

South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007.

Tennessee Chapter

Chair: Tom Mendina, Main Library, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN 38152.

Texas Chapter

Chair: W. Walter Wicker, Library, University of Houston, 2700 Bay Area Blvd., Houston, TX 77058.

Tri-State Chapter

President: Brian Ruddick, Assistant Director for Technical Services, Cleveland State Univer. sity, 1860 East 22d Street, Cleveland. OLH 44115.

Virginia Chapter

Chair: LeRoy Strohl, Librarian, Emery and Henry College, Emery, VA 24327.

Washington State Chapter

Chair: Audrey Dibble, Washington State University Library, Pullman, WA 99164.

Wisconsin Chapter

Chair: Donna Senzig, Acting Director, Helen C. White Library, 600 North Park Street, Madison, WI 53706. ■■


Beginning this fall the Association of Research Libraries’ Office of Management Studies will develop and provide assistance for a collaborative Collection Analysis Project (CAP) in cooperation with the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. As part of the program, five of the consortium member libraries— American University, Catholic University of America, Georgetown University, Howard University, and the University of the District of Columbia—will begin analyses similar to that recently completed by George Washington University.

The libraries are also represented on a resource-sharing task force which will review present approaches to resource-sharing and collaborative collection development and prepare recommendations for extending and improving these practices. The entire program is supported by a $50,000 grant award from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. ■■

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