ACRL

Association of College & Research Libraries

News From the Field

ACQUISITIONS

• Musical scores for practically all the major symphonic works of the twentieth century are included in a collection acquired by the University of New Mexico’s Zimmerman Library. The complete musical library of the late world- famed conductor Alexander Smallens will be housed in the UNM Fine Arts Library. This very rich collection includes 3,700 musical scores of opera, chamber music, and symphonies from Europe and the United States. Included are conductor’s scores, study, and miniature scores.

Smallens, who died last year at age eighty-three, had a long and successful career in this country and abroad as a conductor of symphony, opera, and ballet music. He was with the Philadelphia Orchestra for more than eighteen years, and also was a guest conductor with virtually every major symphony orchestra in this country and with leading opera companies in Europe. The “modern” American opera music in the collection reflects Smallens’ close association late in his career with the music of George Gershwin and particularly “Porgy and Bess,” which he called his “favorite American folk opera.”

The Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico, also recently took possession of a collection of the records of the U.S. Marshal’s Office, Santa Fe. Fifty boxes of office records were given to the library by Doroteo R. Baca, New Mexico’s U.S. Marshal. These records date from New Mexico’s territorial dates to 1948 and cover many exciting exploits of the Marshals of the period. They will be stored, organized, and indexed in Zimmerman Library’s Special Collection Department.

FELLOWSHIPS

• The need to investigate new methods of library operations, including library procedures; library management; and library automation is today more important than ever. Richard Abel & Company, international library suppliers, now will support original investigations in this field by establishing a fellowship program in library analysis and library automated systems.

Five Abel Library Fellowships of $2,500 each will be offered for projects in (1) Library analysis and cost analysis, (2) Library automation, (3) Library systems analysis and design, or (4) Library management. Projects should reflect between two and three months of full-time effort. The first awards will be made in June 1974.

Applicants should have a minimum of five years of professional experience as a librarian or information scientist. Interested persons should send, before March 15, 1974, an informative abstract of their proposed project, along with a resume and samples of their published or unpublished writing to this address: Abel Library Fellowships, Richard Abel & Company, Inc., P.O. Box 4245, Portland, OR 97208, Attn: F. Spigai.

GRANTS

• The New York Public Library has become the recipient of a $500,000 grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.

The grant will be placed in a special account to be expended over a five-year period at an approximate rate of $100,000 per year. The usage will be for badly needed work in conservation and preservation of materials in the collections of the Research Libraries. Deterioration of a substantial portion of the collections has been aggravated by the atmosphere and by the lack of air conditioning.

William Rand Kenan, Jr. combined a distinguished scientific and business career with a deep devotion to civic improvement and the advancement of education. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust was established by Mr. Kenan’s will in order to provide for the continuation of his efforts to support education as a means of individual betterment and for the benefit of mankind in general.

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• The Seeley G. Mudd Fund of Los Angeles has given Lawrence University $1,265,000 toward a new library. The gift is the largest to date in the university’s $10 million Lawrence Leadership Fund campaign. It raises to $5.5 million the amount given and pledged, one year after the three-year campaign was launched.

The new building will be named the Seeley G. Mudd Library. The new library will have space for 500,000 to 600,000 volumes and seating for about 750, both about double the capacity of the present building. The library also will house a rare book room, four seminar rooms, the university’s archives, an art exhibit center, and six study spaces which will be available to faculty members on sabbatical, scholars of the university, and others working on individual projects. A media center will have facilities for production and distribution of audiovisual materials.

MEETINGS

Feb. 28-March 1: Bibliographic Networks. “Alternatives in bibliographic networking, or how to use automation without doing it yourself’’ is the theme of an ISAD Institute in New Orleans sponsored by the Information Science and Automation Division of the American Library Association.

The purpose of the institute is to review the options available in cooperative cataloging and library networks, to provide a framework for identifying problems and selecting alternative cataloging systems on a functional basis, and to suggest evaluation strategies and decision models to aid in making choices from alternative bibliographic networking systems. For hotel reservation information and a registration blank write to: Donald P. Hammer, ISAD, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. Further information is in the January News.

March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Multi-Media Workshop. The workshop is designed to be an introduction to audiovisual work in libraries and media centers: the location, critical evaluation, and selection of a variety of audiovisual materials and equipment. Attention is given to types of audiovisual services provided by libraries and to procedures for the acquisition, cataloging, classification, circulation, and storage of materials. A part of each session will be a laboratory period for the purpose of familiarizing participants with audiovisual equipment. The workshop will be presented on the above Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York. The fee is $80.00. For further information and/or application, write or call: Dr. Mohammed M. Aman, Chairman, Department of Library Science, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY 11439, telephone (212) 969-8000, ext. 209. Application deadline: February 25, 1974. The number of participants is limited.

March 14: Integrated Media in Community College Libraries … A State of the Art. A “Drive-in Conference” will be held at Cosumnes River College library, 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., organized by the college’s Library/Media Services Staff and sponsored by the California Junior College Association’s Committee on Instruction. Five workshops will be held on “Let a Computer catalog your slides,” “Nonprint media and technical services,” “Media packages for library orientations,” “Public services and mediated reference,” and “TV and related equipment for librarians.” For further information about the conference, write Mr. Terry Kastanis, Director of Educational Resources, Cosumnes River College, 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA 95823.

March 14-16: Junior College Libraries. The Ninth Annual Conference, Junior College Libraries will be held at Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove, IL. Send direct inquiries to publicity chairman, Duane Paulsen, Sauk Valley College, Dixon, IL 61021.

April 18: Federal Documents Regional Workshop will be held in Boston at the Sheraton-Boston. The program, a series of seminars on various aspects of government publications with emphasis on practical problem-solving and exchange of ideas and methods, is designed to serve public, school, college and university, and special librarians in the New England states. There will be a registration fee, and enrollment will be limited to 200. For further information contact Mrs. Virginia Vocelli, Planning Committee Chairman, Nelinet Task Force on Government Documents, Connecticut State Library, 231 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT 06115.

April 22-May 3: Introduction to Modern Archives Administration. The thirtieth institute will be held at the National Archives Building. While emphasizing public records and archives, the institute features a faculty experienced in all phases of work with archives and manuscripts, and is offered by the National Archives and Records Service as a professional service. It is directed by Dr. Frank B. Evans, assistant to the archivist. The institute is offered for three semester credits by the Department of History of the American University, and is cosponsored by the Library of Congress and the Maryland Hall of Records.

Inquiries should be addressed to: Department of History, Thirtieth Archives Institute, The American University, Washington, DC 20016, or telephone (202) 686-2401.

April 23-26: Latin American Materials. The University of Texas at Austin will be the site of the Nineteenth Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials. The Acquisition of Central American Materials will be the special topic for discussion. In addition there will be reports of progress made in the past year on matters concerning Latin American acquisitions and bibliography in general and a series of workshops which will include: “Instruction in the Use of Latin American Library Materials including Formal Courses in Latin American Bibliography,” “Publications of Inter- American and International Organizations,” “Book Dealers and Their Problems,” and the “Commercial Reprinting and Reproducing of Latin American Materials.” For further information see the January News.

April 26-27: The Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference will hold its spring meeting in Charlottesville, Virginia. For further information contact Michael Plunkett, Manuscripts Department, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA 22901.

April 28-May 1: Clinic on Library Applications of Data Processing. Conducted by the Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois, the theme of this eleventh annual clinic will be “The Application of Minicomputers to Library and Related Problems.” The clinic will include a tutorial on minicomputers, demonstrations, and papers describing specific applications. Mr. F. W. Lancaster, professor of library science, is chairman of the clinic. Further information may be obtained from: Mr. Leonard E. Sigler, Clinic Supervisor OS-97, Conferences and Institutes, 116 Mini Hall, Champaign, IL 61820.

May 2-3: Managing Data Effectively will be the theme of the tenth annual National Information Retrieval Colloquium, to be held at the Holiday Inn, 18th and Market Streets, Philadelphia.

The National Information Retrieval Colloquium (NIRC) is an annual two-day conference sponsored by fourteen regional societies and organizations with interests in the information storage and retrieval sciences. The colloquium brings practitioners and academicians together to discuss and interpret new trends and technologies, current applications, and theoretical approaches to old problems.

Content of this year’s colloquium will be structured into three broad areas—the management or handling of data, the technical requirements of data management, and the application of data management. Each of the three areas will be divided into sessions on the state of the art or a survey of the field, its impact, and applications or examples.

For additional information contact: Colloquium on Information Retrieval, Inc., P.O. Box 15847, Philadelphia, PA 19103.

May 9-11: Library Orientation. The Fourth Annual Conference on Library Orientation, to be held at Eastern Michigan University, will include speakers, panels, and small group discussions.

Librarians, administrators, faculty, and students are invited. Registration will be limited to 100 persons. For further information, please write to: Hannelore Rader, Orientation Librarian, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

May 24-25: Midwest Academic Librarians Conference, to be held on the campus of The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Details: William C. Roselle, Director, UWM Library, Milwaukee, WI 53201.

July 4-6: Juvenilia as a Scholarly Resource. A preconference sponsored by the National Planning of Special Collections Committee, Children’s Services Division, American Library Association, will be held prior to the 1974 ALA Annual Conference in New York.

This symposium, to be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, New Jersey, will consider such themes as: forms of juvenilia being utilized in research now; forms neglected by research collections; prototypes of collecting programs on state, regional, national and international levels in public, academic, special, and national libraries. Speakers will include researchers, curators, teachers, librarians, from institutions abroad as well as from this country.

Registration will be limited to 200, and will close May 15, 1974. Application blanks will be available from the Children’s Services Division, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611, after February 15, 1974. Registration fees, including room and meals, are $75 for ALA members; $85 for nonmembers. Special registration fees, without room and meals are, $45 for ALA members; $50 for nonmembers. Accommodations will be in Dorm Village with meals at the Student Center.

July 7-8: Census Data. The Education and Behavioral Science Section will sponsor the Clearinghouse and Laboratory for Census Data (operated by Data Use and Access Laboratories of Rosslyn, Virginia) in a day and a half seminar/workshop on access and use of 1970 Census of Population and Housing data during the 1974 ALA Annual Conference in New York. For further information see the January News.

July 7-13: Library Automation. A workshop on the latest techniques in library automation, sponsored by Richard Abel & Company, will precede the 1974 American Library Association conference in New York City. Further information on the exact time and place of the workshop will be available at the 1974 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

The workshop will include forums, lectures, and open discussions. They will be presented by recognized leaders in the fields of library automation.

There will be no charge to attend the workshop, but attendance will be limited, to provide a good discussion atmosphere. The workshop is intended for librarians working in library automation.

Maintaining the theme of state-of-the-art reporting, the basic content of the workshop will consist of what is happening in library automation today. And looking to the future, there will also be discussions and forecasts of what is to come.

Persons interested in further information or in participating in the workshop should contact the Abel Workshop Director, at this address: Abel Workshop Director, Richard Abel & Company, Inc., P.O. Box 4245, Portland, OR 97208.

July 28-Aug. 9: Administrators. The College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, is planning the eighth annual Library Administrators Development Program. Dr. John Rizzo, professor of management at Western Michigan University, will serve as the director. Participants will include senior administrative personnel of large library systems—public, research, academic, special, governmental, and school—from the United States and Canada. Those interested in further information are invited to address inquiries to Mrs. Effie T. Knight, Administrative Assistant, Library Administrators Development Program, College of Library and Information Services, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. See the January News for further information.

MISCELLANY

• The libraries of Memphis State University will begin to offer formal instruction to students in the use of its libraries in the spring semester of 1974. The need for such instruction has long been noted by various members of the library staff. The course title is “The Use of Library Materials, Resources, and Bibliography,” and will carry two semester-hours credit. Its description is “an introduction to the organization of academic library material with emphasis on bibliographic access to information. Course content will consist of lectures and assigned research problems designed to acquaint the student with general and specialized methods of access to library material.” It will be taught by various library faculty assisted by others who will appear as “guest lecturers” on various topics. Credit for the course will be elective, applicable toward the baccalaureate, and will be granted through the MSU libraries.

• Some modern language and literature subject librarians have for some time now felt a need for an organization which would provide the opportunity to come in contact with other subject specialists working in the area of modern languages and literatures in college and university libraries.

We are looking forward to the establishment of a section, possibly within the division of the Association of College and Research Libraries of ALA (though other possible organizations could be explored). Such a group would represent subject specialists and librarians working in the subject areas of American and English literatures, Germanic literatures, Romance literatures, and other literatures now covered through area sections. The section or group would provide an organization in which said librarians could stimulate and develop their professional interests through discussion of problems, exchange of information, and the planning of programs contributing to their own growth and that of the profession.

If you find the idea of interest to you, please contact Marianne Goldstein, SUNY at Buffalo, Reference Department, Lockwood Memorial Library, Buffalo, NY 14214.

• Each year the National Council of Teachers of English’s Committee on Classroom Practices in Teaching English holds an open meeting at the Annual NCTE Convention. Teachers come and express their concerns and interests about teaching English. Out of this open meeting comes the theme for the annual issue of Classroom Practices in Teaching English.

An invitation is extended to teachers and other educators at elementary, secondary, and college-university levels to share ideas on change in classroom practices which resulted from “Re-Vision” or reflection or from external pressures. Each article should describe a change in classroom procedures relating to the teaching of reading, writing, speaking, listening, language arts, or to student evaluation, communication skills, film and media, emotional demands on students or teachers, or any other concern. Each article, which can range up to 2,000 words, should describe the new practice, whether or not it was successful, and what stimulated the change. Two copies should be mailed before April 15 to Allen Berger, Co-Editor, Classroom Practices in Teaching English, The University of Alberta Education Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

• Beginning in January, The Catholic University is offering a post-masters degree program in library science, the only such program in Washington, D.C., as part of C.U.’s Continuing Professional Development Programs.

Designed to meet the specific needs of practicing librarians, the program offers twenty-four credits beyond the M.L.S. degree in addition to noncredit workshops, special courses, and institutes. The students enrolled in the program will be eligible for an advanced certificate in library science.

Registration for the post-masters program in library science will be handled by C.U.’s Office of Continuing Education, McMahon Hall. For more information, contact John Gilheany, director, (202 ) 635-5256.

• The University of New Mexico General Library, Albuquerque, announces the provision of computer tape data bases for its faculty members. Each search produces a printed bibliography on a narrow subject. Through a cooperative service project developed by the General Library in close cooperation with the Technology Application Center, twenty-eight tape data bases are searched. These bases cover the physical, biological, and social sciences. Search strategies are developed by Reference Department librarians. The cost of these searches is paid from the book budget, two copies of search results, including abstracts as well as indexing entries, being sent to the library to be checked into the serial record. In addition, one search copy is sent to the professor.

This reference service project has been in operation for five months, and more than fifty searches have been completed. Half of the literature searches have concentrated on the social sciences and humanities, and half on the biological and physical sciences.

• State University of New York students will soon benefit from more direct access to the 7.5 million books and 6.2 million slides, films, recordings, and other research materials contained in libraries on the university’s thirty-four state campuses.

The proposed system, which has the endorsement of the Faculty Senate of the university, will greatly improve upon the university’s current interlibrary loan program under which books at cooperating libraries can be borrowed through the mails.

Working in cooperation with State University librarians, Chancellor Boyer has announced the formation of a committee of librarians and administrators to develop a timetable and procedures to implement the program. In addition to developing a program timetable and procedures, the committee will also explore the future possibility of extending access privileges to the faculty and students at the thirty-eight locally-sponsored community colleges.

The expanded library access policy is seen as an essential step in the university’s efforts to use its library resources more effectively, particularly since the cost of acquiring books and periodicals has grown at an extraordinary rate in recent years. Some publications costs have increased at the rate of 15 percent per year.

State University of New York is the first major multicampus system to introduce such a reciprocal program on so wide as scale, although the library system of the State University of Illinois was a similar policy, limited to faculty and graduate students. The growing use of modern computer and data processing techniques is another cost control program the university has implemented in administration of its libraries. Shared cataloging techniques and the compilation of lists of university-wide locations will be developed to enable library users expeditiously to locate books and reference tools.

The policy will be particularly beneficial to students of the university’s Empire State College, since they are not campus-based and must rely heavily on library collections near their homes or places of employment. The policy will also make it much more convenient for students and faculty to conduct research and complete reference assignments in other parts of the state during vacation and intersession periods.

• The Afro-American Music Opportunities Association announces the initiation of a series, to be known as AAMOA resource papers, designed to assist researchers, educators, and performers in various information areas related to black music. The series, offered as one of the services of AAMOA, will be under the editorship of Dr. Dominique-Rene de Lerma.

The first release to be issued on the AAMOA label is by the great jazz composer David Baker, a man of considerable reputation nationally. This recording is of his Piano Sonata with String Quintet performed by the Brazilian pianist Elena Fiere. Title of the album is “Sonata.” This and future recordings will be available to AAMOA patrons only. Subsequent releases will include the broad concept of black music from jazz to the classics. Releases will be issued irregularly and announced to all patrons.

There is a vast vacuum of materials on black music and musicians that AAMOA hopes to fill in the years to come. As a part of this plan AAMOA will be releasing records, monographs, and other published material on a regular basis. The only way to receive any of this material which is free, is to donate to AAMOA. The level of donation determines what you receive.

A pledge or donation of $25 or more annually entitles you to record releases, two publications, and other services as well as the bimonthly newsletter. A pledge or donation of $15 entitles you to a record or a monograph and the bi-monthly newsletter. (High school and college students can receive the newsletter free of charge).

For further information contact AAMOA, Box #662, Minneapolis, MN 55440.

PUBLICATIONS

• The American Library Association has published The Rise of the Public Library in California by Ray E. Held, a study of the American public library within the confines of one state during one historical era.

The formation of California public libraries is related by Professor Held to the ideas and conditions appearing in a specific locale. The legal background, economic conditions, historical precedents, and philanthropic activities which influenced the founding of California’s municipal, county, and state libraries are analyzed. In addition, the initial organization of library services receives focus, together with the vision and efforts of pioneer California librarians. The beginning of reference work, service to children, and branch libraries are specifically described, and the activities of the state association and the contribution of pioneering figures like James Gillis are detailed.

Because The Rise of the Public Library in California relates the public library development to the economic and cultural conditions of an area, it is of interest to students of library history, social history, and the history of California.

The book is available for $12.50. For further information contact: Robert G. Hershman, Order Department, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

• Some 50,000 theses accepted for higher degrees in the universities of Great Britain and Ireland will now be indexed in a new bibliographical guide published by the European Bibliographical Center—Clio Press. The British Theses Retrospective Index will document theses accepted for higher degrees between the early eighteenth century and 1950. Coverage will be divided into two volumes. The first volume will include theses titles within the social sciences, arts, and humanities and be published late next year. The second volume indexing material in science and technology is planned for publication at a later date.

The index fills an information gap in the field by covering in one source the 200 year period prior to the introduction of ASLIB’s Index to Theses which began publication in 1950. The bibliography will provide a central means of reference to a large body of scholarship that has hitherto received limited exposure.

For further information, contact Dr. Roger R. Bilboul, British Theses Retrospective Index, European Bibliographical Center—Clio Press, 30 Cornmarket St., Oxford OXI 3EY, Telephone: Oxford 41533.

• The Baker Library of the Harvard Business School has published new editions of its Current Periodical Publications in Baker Library (by main entry, subject, and geographic region) and Core Collection: An Author and Subject Guide. The former lists 7,000 periodicals and serials, the latter 4,000 monographs in the library’s open shelf collection. They are available at $10 and $6, respectively, from the Business Manager, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.

• Currently available: Roth, Dana L., Serials and Journals in the C.I.T. Libraries. Pasadena: California Institute of Technology, 1973, which lists approximately 5,000 periodicals and serials held by the institute’s libraries, with titles entered under both the Library of Congress (NST) entry and the scientific (Chemical Abstracts) entry. It also offers an excellent example of COM (Computer-output-microfilm)/ offset printing.

Copies may be obtained by remitting $5.00 ($5.25 for California residents) to the California Institute of Technology and sending your order to Millikan Library, Caltech, Pasadena, CA 91109.

• The Tarlton Law Library of the University of Texas announces the release of three new publications. The first is entitled Organized Crime: A Selected Bibliography compiled by Isabella Hopkins, John K. Maxwell, and Charyl Mattson, all of the Criminal Justice Reference Library. Five major categories are covered, including (1) general works; (2) criminal organizations; (3) organized crime involvement; (4) organized crime control and prevention; (5) reference materials. These are further subdivided into more specific subject areas, where the entries are grouped under books and monographs, journal articles, and government documents. The cost is $15.00.

The second publication is the seventh in the Tarlton Law Library Legal Bibliography Series and is entitled Law and the Environment; an Annotated Bibliographic Guide to Materials in the Tarlton Law Library, compiled by Lance E. Dickson. (1973. 40p. $10.00) Materials on environmental law are numerous, diverse, and scattered throughout the legal literature. The purpose of this reference guide, while restricted to the extensive materials held by the Tarlton Law Library, is to create an awareness of the variety of available resources, and of the means by which they may be located. Emphasis is placed on the identification of other reference and bibliographic sources.

The third publication is the Eighth Annual Report of the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas at Austin (1973. 48p. $5.00) It conveys data for the 1972-73 fiscal and academic year. Besides detailing financial restrictions, it also announces a long-awaited significant increase in the book budget. With the addition of just over twenty thousand volumes, the collection now stands at just under three hundred thousand volumes.

If you are interested in acquiring any of these publications, please write to: Adrienne deVergie, Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law, 2500 Red River, Austin, TX 78705. You may make your check payable to: University of Texas Law School Foundation.

• The Tarlton Law Library of the University of Texas and the Brigham Young University Law Library announce the publication of Foreign Law Classification Schedule, Class K. (1973. $3.00) This work is the product of the joint efforts of Heinz Peter Mueller, head cataloger at the BYU Law Library and Adrienne deVergie, Technical Services Specialist at the Tarlton Law Library.

This publication shows how BYU has solved its problem of classifying materials for which the Library of Congress has not yet fully developed its classification schedules. The authors hope that it can serve as a guide for other libraries that wish to fit their foreign legal materials into the context of LC without facing the specter of massive reclassification sometimes in the shadowy future.

If you would like to order a copy of this publication, please write to: Heinz Peter Mueller, Brigham Young University Law Library, Provo, UT 84601.

• Available from the Clearinghouse and Laboratory for Census Data is the Librarian s Guide to Accessing the 1970 Census of Population and Housing, a free series published on an occasional basis, providing information about reference sources related to different aspects of census data access and use. (Issue No. 1 of the series was originally distributed in November 1972.)

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Issue No. 3 of the Librarians Guide, providing information about public use sample reference sources, will be available in the next few months. Topics being considered for future issues of the guide include the 1970 Census Subject Reports and special tabulations, plus topics organized around areas of use, such as education, health, and income. For further information contact: Clearinghouse and Laboratory for Census Data, Suite 900, 1601 N. Kent St., Rosslyn, VA 22209.

• Available from Chapin Library, Williams College is a handlist of their current exhibition: Potpourri of Treasures, 1923-73; which was published to celebrate their fiftieth anniversary.

Copies of this are available gratis to any interested collectors and librarians who may want them. Send requests to: H. Richard Archer, Chapin Library, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267.

• The General Library, University of New Mexico has a new publication, entitled Catalog of Indexes and Abstracts in the General Library. It lists the indexing and abstracting services to which the General Library subscribes. This catalog of 152 pages includes government publications as well. More than 1,000 indexing and abstracting services in all subject fields are covered.

The catalog is arranged alphabetically by subject fields, and entries are alphabetically arranged. Under each entry the reader will find a library classification number, title holdings, and occasional notes. Essential bibliographic information is given for each title. Two indexes to degree programs are included. Under the masters degree listing, the indexing and abstracting services for forty departments are given. Under doctoral programs, twenty subject areas are covered. In addition, the list contains sections concerned with general indexes and abstracts and with general education, humanities, science, social science, and government publications.

Copies of this publication may be purchased from the UNM Bookstore, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, for $1 per copy postpaid.

• Information about more than 1,000 grants of $500 or more is now available in Financial Assistance for Library Education: Academic Tear 1974-1975, prepared by a committee of the Library Education Division of the American Library Association. The publication is made possible by a grant from the H. W. Wilson Foundation, Inc. Information about scholarships, fellowships, and other grants was received from national, state, regional, and provincial library associations, library agencies, educational institutions, foundations, and other donors. The fifty-four-page booklet, covering the United States and Canada, lists the granting body and/ or name of the award, type of assistance, number available, amount of the award, academic and other requirements, deadline for application, and address to which application should be sent.

Compilation of the booklet is one of many committee activities of the Library Education Division undertaken as a service to librarianship and education. Intended primarily for potential recruits to librarianship and for librarians and others who accept the responsibility of assisting them in their search for financial assistance, the publication is free on request from the Library Education Division, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

• The Association of Research Libraries announces publication of Organization and Staffing of the Libraries of Columbia University. Sponsored by the ARL in cooperation with the American Council on Education under a grant from the Council on Library Resources, this is a report of a management study which aimed at developing innovative organizational approaches to the operation of research libraries. While the report will not provide a model for other academic and research libraries, it is expected that specific elements of the report will stimulate further interest and action in improving library management practices. Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc. acted as principal investigators for the projects.

The report is available from Redgrave Information Resources Corporation, 53 Wilton Rd., Westport, CT 06880. The cost of this publication is $12.

• The first comprehensive guide to the resources of The New York Public Library is now available with the November publication of “Beyond the Lions: A Guide to the Libraries of The New York Public Library.”

“Beyond the Lions”has been developed to meet the needs of the general reader, researchers, faculty members, businessmen, and students and provides A to Z access to information on the New York Public Library ranging from a listing of its branches to the most specialized aspects of its research collections. Included is a detailed map giving the locations of all the libraries within the New York Public Library System. The new guide is available by mail from the Development Office, Room 210, The New York Public Library, 5th Ave. and 42nd St., New York 10018.

“Beyond the Lions”retails at $1 and the proceeds will be applied to the costs of future editions.

• For the first time, seven major accountancy institutes in the British Isles have cataloged their recent acquisitions in one union listing. The merged catalog constitutes a newly-published selective guide to recent books, pamphlets, and periodicals on accounting and allied subjects.

This volume, Current Accounting Literature 1972, records material acquired between 1971 and the end of 1972, providing an up-to-date guide to the extensive literature serving the accounting professions.

The user can find, for example, literature on accountancy, both general and related to specific industries; computers, from programming through management applications; taxation (there are thirty-one guides to VAT alone); business aids at all levels, from small retailing to international trade.

This is the first of planned annual supplements to the 1971 catalog of the Members’ Library of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Entries, arranged by author and by subject, appear in full in each section, providing author, title, date and place of publication, publisher, pages, and price. There is a separate periodicals list, and appendix on statute and case law holdings, and a guide to statistical services.

Current Accounting Literature 1972is available at £.7.50 (U.S. $19.00), clothbound edition only, from the publishers: Mansell, 3 Bloomsbury Place, London WC1A 2QA, England.

• Iowa State University library offers as the fourth publication in its Series in Bibliography a bibliography covering residence halls, Residence Halls in U.S. Higher Education: A Bibliography compiled by Larry H. Ebbers, Kenneth E. Marks, Kenneth L. Stoner. The citations have been organized into ten sections: Historical development of residence halls; Residence hall financing; Residence hall planning, construction, and facilities; Organization and administration of residence halls; Programming in residence halls; Residence hall personnel; Counseling activities in residence halls; Food service in residence halls; Legal issues and residence halls; Miscellaneous. A significant proportion of the writings of the last seventy-five years have been included in this bibliography.

This bibliography brings coverage of the literature on residence halls up-to-date as well as expanding it retrospectively. It also draws together the materials cited in publications during the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. The result is a compilation that should be of value not only to residence hall personnel, university administrators, faculty, and students, but to all interested observers of the higher education scene. Price: $7.50.

Checks or money orders should be made payable to: Iowa State University, The Library, Attn: Photoduplication Center, Ames, Iowa 50010.

• Now available to practitioners—Subject Index and Geographic Index to State and Urban Technical Publications. The State and Urban Publications Collection contains materials from states, regions, metropolitan agencies, counties, cities, and townships. The collection now numbers more than 6,000 documents all of which are cataloged and cross-referenced in both geographic and subject catalogs. The development of the retrieval system was sponsored by the Mankato State College Memorial Library and the Urban Studies Institute. The catalogs are available from the Urban Studies Institute, Box 7, Mankato State College, Mankato, MN 56001 at a cost of $8.00 each, or $14.50 for the set of both.

Publications will be checked out to subscribers for three weeks. Subscribers are encouraged to make use of the collection in person, although a reasonable number of publications may be requested by mail or phone. MSC will mail publications postage-paid; return postage will be paid by the user. Photocopying service is available at $10 per page, plus handling.

The catalog will be revised at regular intervals depending upon the interest of the users and the growth of the collection.

• ENVIRO/INFO has published Energy /Environment/Economy; an annotated bibliography of selected United States government publications concerning U.S. energy policy, $2.00 each; Stockholm ’72; bibliography of selected postconference articles and documents on the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, June 1972, $1.00 each; Science Policy, Technology Assessment, and the Environment; an annotated bibliography of selected U.S. government publications concerning the relationships of scientific/technological advancement and environmental quality, $2.50 each; and Energy/Environment/Economy; an annotated bibliography of selected U.S. government publications concerning U.S. energy policy. Supplement. (Updates and augments the first item listed above), for $3.00.

ENVIRO/INFO is an independent venture attempting to (1) identify selected environmental information sources which represent a variety of issues and points-of-view; (2) compile, print, and disseminate the results as a current awareness service; and (3) provide this service at reasonable cost. Users’ comments and suggestions are invited. Order from: ENVIRO/ INFO P.O. Box 115, Green Bay, WI 54305.

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