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•Cartolai, Illuminators, and Printers in Fifteenth-Century Italy, by Mary A. Rouse and Roscoe A. Rouse (127 pages, December 1988), has been published as UCLA University Research Library Department of Special Collections Occasional Paper no. 1. Illustrated with a color frontispiece and 25 black-and-white plates, the monograph discusses the role of the paper suppliers (cartolai) in the decoration of printed books in Renaissance Florence. In addition to a catalogue of illuminated and decorated books on exhibition at the UCLA Library, the volume contains a list of all items known to have been printed by the press of San Jacopo di Ripoli in Florence. A copy may be requested from the Department of Special Collections, University Research Library, UCLA, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575.

The CATLA Union List of Serials, compiled by the Chicago Area Theological Library Association, has been produced on five microfiche cards using OCLC’s union listing capability. It contains records for 15,000 serial titles found in the libraries of 25 theological seminaries in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, northern Indiana, and Michigan. The cost is $30.00 (prepaid). Contact William Darr, Morgan Library, Grace Theological Seminary, 200 Seminary Drive, Winona Lake, IN 46590.

•Developing Partnerships, a report that documents a project undertaken at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education on behalf of Contact North/Contact Nord, marks a significant contribution to the literature of Canadian adult education in remote communities. Copies may be ordered for $18.50 Canadian (prepaid checks made out to Laurentian University) from Contact North/Contact Nord, 160 Douglas Street West, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada P3E 1G1.

The Directory of Telefacsimile Sites in North American Libraries(4th ed., 1988) lists more than 1,700 libraries with telefacsimile units and provides fax numbers, contact persons, full institutional addresses, and OCLC or RLIN symbols. The type of fax equipment in use is indicated for 1,350 sites, with Omnifax equipment reported in 28 % of them. There are entries from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and all but two of the Canadian provinces. The directory is available for $24.00 (prepaid, plus $2.00 handling) from CBR Consulting Services, P.O. Box 248, Buchanan Dam, TX 78609-0248.

•Employee Assistance Programs: Helping the Troubled Employee has been published as Topics in Personnel Kit no. 10 by ALA’s Office for Library Personnel Resources. The kit describes step-by-step procedures for establishing, using and evaluating an employee assistance program. It gives standards and flow charts for EAP procedures, and includes articles on contracting with employee assistance vendors. Guest editors are Jan Swanbeck and Jane Treadwell. ISBN 0-8389-7276-4.

TIP Kitno. 11, Managing Employee Performance, describes the theory, purpose and objectives of performance appraisal, who does performance appraisal, and legal aspects of appraisal. The kit contains sample performance appraisal forms from libraries. The guest editor is Geraldine B. King. ISBN 0-8389-7277-2. Both TIP Kits may be ordered for $10.00 each from the ALA Office for Library Personnel Resources, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611.

•Guide to Petformance Evaluation of Library Materials Vendors, developed by the ALA Resources and Technical Services Division’s Resources Section (24 pages, January 1989), suggests methods for measuring vendors’ performance in supplying libraries with in-print monographs. Such specific vendor services as discounts, speed of shipments, number of claims and cancellations, and level of customer service are detailed. The procedures described are appropriate for both manual and automated ordering systems. Copies may be ordered for $4.95 from ALA Publishing, 50 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611. ISBN 0-8389-3369-6.

The Index to Legal Books (6 looseleaf vols., January 1989), a subject-oriented master index to 800 widely used legal texts, contains 40 chapters with designations taken from American Bar Association practice sessions, law school curricula, and subject areas created by legal publishers. The indexed books discuss U.S. law, do not deal with the law of a particular jurisdiction, and are not casebooks, reporters, statutes, or form books. The volumes may be obtained for $599.00, which includes quarterly updates. For further information, contact R.R. Bowker, 245 W. 17th St., New York, NY 10011.

•Influencing Change in Research Librarianship: A Festschrift for Warren J. Haas (108 pages, March 1989) has been published by the Council on Library Resources to honor Haas after a decade of service as CLR president. The book covers various aspects of Haas’s involvement in the library world, including university librarianship; the role of the Council; the development of bibliographic services; the genesis of the Research Libraries Group; preservation; the improvement of professional education for librarians; the relationship between libraries and foundations; and the international library scene. A final chapter provides abstracts of his publications. The idea for the book originated with its editor, Martin M. Cummings, director emeritus of the National Library of Medicine and a CLR Board member. Other contributors include Patricia Battin, Robert M. Hayes, C. Lee Jones, Deanna Marcum, James M. Morris, and Rutherford D. Rogers. A copy may be ordered free of charge from CLR, 1785 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Suite 313, Washington, DC 20036.

•Meeting the Preservation Challenge,edited by Jan Merrill-Oldham (70 pages, February 1989), contains the papers presented at the 111th Membership Meeting of the Association of Research Libraries in October 1987. The topics fall into two broad categories: preservation program development in the research library, and special perspectives. In his opening paper, David Weber, director of libraries at Stanford University, stresses the importance of institutional contributions. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington discusses the preservation of ideas and artifacts from a broad philosophical perspective. William Studer, director of libraries at Ohio State University, describes the responsibilities and challenges of the library director in establishing preservation programs. Other contributors include Patricia Battin, Barclay Ogden, James Morris, and Merrily Smith. The document is available for $28.00 (ARL member institutions, $14.00) from the Association of Research Libraries, 1527 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20036. ISBN 0-918996-15-5.

•A National Library in Theory and Practice,by K. W. Humphreys (86 pages, October 1988), forms the published record of the third series of Panizzi Lectures delivered at the British Library by K. W. Humphreys in November 1987. Founded in 1985 as a result of an anonymous donation for the purpose, the lectures serve to celebrate the most notable of the librarians of Victorian Britain and the effective creator of the British Museum Library at Bloomsbury, Sir Anthony Panizzi (1797-1879). The three lectures in this volume reflect the three stages in the life of a national library, according to Humphreys: the independent, autarchic library; the co-operative national library; and the current model of the national library as the center of a national information network. Copies may be ordered for £11.50 from the British Library, Marketing and Publishing, 41 Russell Square, London WC1B 3DG, England. ISBN 0-7123-0153-4.

One Hundred Years of Sci-Tech Libraries: A Brief History, edited by Ellis Mount (193 pages, August 1988), celebrates the development of scitech libraries on the anniversary of the founding of the first library school at Columbia in 1887. Topics include: anecdotes about early sci-tech libraries (Karla J. Pearce), education for sci-tech librarianship (Linda C. Smith), library statistical data (Emerson Hilker), and CAD/CAM history (Colette O’Connell). The book is available for $24.95 from Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580. ISBN 0-86656-745-3.

•The Tinker Guide to Latin American and Caribbean Policy and Scholarly Resources in Metropolitan New York, edited by Ronald G. Heilman and Beth Kempler Pfannl (217 pages, January 1989), is a list of organizations and collections in the New York area that constitute sources of information and assistance to those interested in Latin American and Caribbean studies. Information is provided on academic institutions, associations and research centers, chambers of commerce and government offices, consulates, libraries, UN agencies, bookstores, publications, and City University scholars of Latin American and Caribbean affairs. Copies may be ordered for $27.95 from the Bildner Center for Western European Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, 33 W. 42d St., New York, NY 10036-8099. ISBN 0-929972-00-7.

•The Women’s History Library Collections arestill available on microfilm from the Women’s History Research Center, even though the Center will probably cease operating after September 1989. The three sets are the only comprehensive records of the changing status of women’s lives from 1968 to 1974. Two of the sets, Women and Law ($1,738) and Women and Health/Mental Health ($604), contain over 650 subject files of published and unpublished pamphlets and news articles. Each file reflects a topic as it evolved in the women’s movement. The third set, Herstory ($3,790), contains 21,000 issues of 821 women’s newsletters, journals and newspapers published by and about women’s liberation, civic, professional, religious and peace groups. Libraries ordering all three sets receive the Health set free of charge. Sample reels and guides are available from the publisher: Women’s History Research Center, 2325 Oak Street, Berkeley, CA 94708; (415) 548-1770.

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