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					    Proceedings, Sixty-first Annual Meeting
       Medical Library Association, Inc.
               Chicago, Illinois
                June 4-8, 1962
  1HE Sixty-first Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association, Inc.,
was held at the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, June 4-8, 1962.
The Midwest Regional Group was host for the convention. Dr. Donald A.
Washburn, Director, Bureau of Library and Indexing Service of the Ameri-
can Dental Association, served as Convention Chairman. Those responsible
for local arrangements were: Mrs. Vera S. Flandorf, Banquet and Meals;
Miss Marguerite Gima, Convention Facilities; Miss Otilia D. Goode, Enter-
tainment, Restaurants, Tours, and Transportation; Mr. Charles Hughes,
Exhibits; Miss Elizabeth A. McLaughlin, Hospitality; Mr. William S.
Budington, Printing; Miss Helen T. Yast and Mr. Earl C. Graham, Pro-
gram; Miss Clara L. Meckel, Publicity; and Miss Minnie Orfanos, Registra-
tion. Miss L. Margueriete Prime, Miss Wilma Troxel, and Miss Ella M.
Salmonsen served on the Convention Committee as Consultants. A total
of 481 members and guests registered for the meeting.
   Registration opened at 1 :30 P.M. on Sunday, June 3, at the Sheraton-
Chicago Hotel and continued throughout the meeting.
   Those librarians fortunate enough to arrive in Chicago by Sunday after-
noon, June 3, had a choice of a bus tour or a boat trip. A group of thirty-
four went on a conducted sight-seeing bus tour of some of Chicago's famous
sections, including the Loop, the Lake Shore Drive, and the Museum of
Science and Industry. About the same number took a two hour boat trip
along the shores of Lake Michigan.
   The Midwest Regional Group's spring meeting was held from 7:00 to
9:30 Sunday evening, June 3, in the delightfully informal manner of a
patio party at the Sheraton-Chicago's indoor pool. Guests were welcomed,
and about 225 members of the Association from all over the United States
and Canada joined their midwest hosts in one of the most unusual opening
events of any MLA convention.
   Monday, June 4, eighty-five librarians took an all day tour of the Abbott
Laboratories. One hundred nine toured libraries of the Near North Side of
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Chicago, including those of the American Medical Association, American
College of Surgeons, Veterans Administration Research Hospital, Ameri-
can Dental Association, American Hospital Association, and the North-
western University Medical and Dental Schools, where tea was served.
A tour of libraries of the West Side of Chicago included those of the
National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, West Side Veterans
Administration Hospital, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital School of Nurs-
ing, where tea was served, Rush Medical College, Cook County School
of Nursing, and the University of Illinois Medical Center.
   Monday evening, June 4, from 8: 00 to 9:30, five films were shown in the
Lake Superior Room of the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel: "Losing to Win"
(Metropolitan Life Insurance Company film on weight reduction); "The
Patient Is a Person" (on patient relations in hospitals); "Louis Pasteur,
Man of Science" (Pasteur Institute film); "Inside Magoo" (American Can-
cer Society film concerning protection against cancer); and "Dialogue with
Life" (Health Insurance Institute film on voluntary health insurance).
   Monday's gala night club tour of Carousel, Kismet, the Blue Angel, and
the Empire Room was enjoyed by forty conventioners.
                         OPENING SESSION
   The opening session of the Sixty-first Annual Meeting convened at 10: 10
A.M., Tuesday, June 5, 1962, in the Boulevard Room of the Sheraton-
Chicago Hotel. Miss Gertrude L. Annan, President, greeted the members
and then introduced Miss Alice Dunlap, Chairman, Midwest Regional
Group, who extended the official welcome to the Association.
  Following Miss Dunlap, Miss Annan introduced Mrs. Helen Brown
Schmidt, Executive Secretary, who spoke for a few moments of her impres-
sions during the months she has been working with the Medical Library
Association, the single strongest of which has been that of the feeling of
devotion to the Association on the part of individual members.
  She invited all those present to visit the Central Office and announced
that during the current month the Central Office would take over manage-
ment of the Placement Service, the Exchange, business operations of Vital
Notes, and those of the Association.
   Miss Annan then delivered her presidential address:
                       PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS
                    HELP ME WITH KNOWLEDGE
   Robert Browning's words reflect the ideas which led to the founding of
this Association. This morning we will listen to a discussion of the role of
library associations, and as a preface to that discussion I would like to say
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a few words about what members and others have looked to this Association
for during the past year.
   Our annual reports describe the many activities of the Association, but
no written account can show the multiplicity of requests or problems sub-
mitted from many quarters during any one year. In 1961/62 there have
been two which have come with such regularity and such urgency that they
demand special consideration. One is from abroad and points the way
toward our future programs; the other is on the home front and warrants
the attention of us all.
   For sixteen years this Association has worked toward raising standards
of medical library practice, and it continues to be engaged, as it clearly
should be, in efforts toward training young people for leadership. Our
sights have quite rightly been set high. Yet while we look toward the stars,
let us not stumble over the snags and obstacles which may impede our
daily progress. We are quite aware of the need for well trained medical
librarians and of the shortage of qualified personnel. We are not unmind-
ful that small libraries from coast to coast are often manned by those with-
out education, training, and sometimes interest in their duties. Some with
enthusiasm seek help, study, learn, and perform with distinction. Some
carry out their chores ineffectively and with indifference. Others, wishing
for assistance, do not know where to turn.
   What have we and other library associations done to help? Mostly, we
have complained. We have complained that it is a threat to our maintain-
ing standards if those untrained are granted the courtesy title of "librar-
ian." And this is true. Yet our complaints do not provide a remedy. Others
have been more practical. Since many of these small libraries are hospital li-
braries, both the American Hospital Association and the Catholic Hospital
Association have given aid. The institutes sponsored by the former have
offered elementary instructions in simple library techniques. The Catholic
Hospital Association, too, is now helping in this way. Many librarians
sincerely concerned with the situation fear that these steps are stopgap
measures which encourage administrators to fill library positions with the
untrained. The number of positions previously so filled, however, indicates
 that administrators have never been in need of any such encouragement.
 Business managers often assume that anyone can run a library. Some ad-
 ministrators are content with the most simple room of books because they
 have no idea of what a well run medical library can mean to the physicians
 of the hospital or community. There are those who are willing and anxious
 to find librarians, but have great difficulty in filling positions. And others
 know well that their tiny libraries will never attract or require more than
 a part-time attendant.
    There is no easy answer, but surely we cannot stay aloof. We must make
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certain that those who wish assistance will receive it. We should encourage
experiments such as are being carried out in several places where a number
of small libraries, administered by nonlibrarians, are supervised by a well
qualified librarian for a fee. We should learn of librarians in different parts
of the country qualified and willing to advise administrators seeking help.
Panels of librarians might be available as consultants, as teachers, as leaders
of workship courses. Auxiliary publications should be provided. As a first
small step the Board has authorized the appointment of a committee to
compile two brochures, one directed toward the administrator, the other
to serve as a manual for the untrained worker. The membership of this
committee has been carefully selected to represent the agencies involved,
so that their experiences may be shared and efforts coordinated. Each
brochure will offer practical advice and attempt to answer the questions so
often raised. And for the administrator who has had no doubts, gentle
probing may stimulate them.
   Another committee, approved by the Board at the preconvention meet-
ing, may also help. Suggested by the Seminar Committee, it is a Committee
on Continuing Education, which would be responsible for any seminars
or courses given at the annual meetings or for other methods of instruction
in whatever form recommended. In addition it could serve as an advisory
committee, perhaps establishing panels of well qualified librarians in dif-
ferent parts of the country who are interested in serving as instructors. No
officer of the Association can be aware of all the talent available in all com-
munities. This committee can establish such a source of information.
   In medicine today continuing education is greatly stressed. For this,
physicians must often depend upon their library resources. What better
way can we assist than by strengthening these? As we plan large research
collections manned by skilled library specialists, we must not neglect the
small libraries, especially those in areas isolated from these big centers.
What we propose is only a start, but the Medical Library Association and
other associations can together look toward answering a great need.
   An adequate solution should not jeopardize our efforts toward high
standards nor lower the prestige of the librarian. The words "prestige" and
"status" have an unpleasant connotation today, but they are not wholly un-
important to us. It is all very well to say that the image of the librarian de-
pends upon his own deeds. This is only partly so. We cannot escape the fact
that librarians of great achievement have been cast aside by those interested
not in libraries but in saving money. We wish surely to impress upon ad-
ministrators the wastefulness of such a policy, but we cannot let this wish
deter us from offering help when the situation is critical. The registered
nurse today has gained in stature, not lost, by having the assistance of the
practical nurse. The librarian should be able to take the long view and
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work out a similar course. If we are confident of the vital role we can play,
perhaps we will be more persuasive in convincing administrators.
  Such a program would be effective if sponsored by a proper accrediting
authority. More than one member has pointed out recently that accredita-
tion teams visiting hospitals do not inspect the libraries. Perhaps at this
meeting, during the final portion of the program on library standards, we
may bring this omission to the attention of those whose support we seek.
Their endorsement could give assurance of success for a program designed
to be of mutual benefit.
   Turning to problems of colleagues in other parts of the world, we cannot
avoid hearing a persistent plea for us to help with knowledge. From Asia,
Africa, Europe, Latin America, requests have come. Individuals want ad-
vice and training; librarians ask for books, journals, funds to build re-
sources in previously neglected areas. They look to this Association, to
various members of it, and to other interested groups. Some help has been
forthcoming, and a flow of material has trickled to those libraries which
have friends in this country. A few have been able to join the Association
and pay for exchange lists sent air mail to enable them to participate in the
distribution of items on quick clearance lists. Libraries not in a position
to do this do not receive such benefits, and some cannot even afford to re-
imburse donating libraries for postage. So, distribution has been haphazard
and uneven, and areas suffering from an acute lack of current medical
publications acquire little, if any. Other agencies, sharing our concern, will
join with us in an effort to provide more effective support. Institutional
membership has been suggested as an important step which would enable
libraries to receive the BULLETIN as well as share in the benefits of the Ex-
change. Modest financial assistance to any one library for a few years
should yield substantial rewards.
   The Association, too, would benefit with additional members and
friends. Some of our members have already had the privilege of working or
teaching in libraries outside the country and have brought back the en-
thusiasm and understanding such firsthand experience can offer. We look
forward hopefully to an interchange of books and ideas, to an ever en-
larging scope of our interests and activities.
   These, then, are the problems most often brought to us this past year,
problems which many have obviously thought fitted properly into the role
of this Association, and their insistent urgency has evoked distress that
support could not immediately be forthcoming. We have no Aladdin's
lamp, no magic formula. We have committees. Somehow, over the years
the progress achieved by them is not inconsiderable, and we look to them
with confidence. Today's committees will report tomorrow's advances, will
help with knowledge we all must wish to share.
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  After the completion of her address, Miss Annan introduced the modera-
tor of the panel on "The Role of Library Associations" by saying:
  "Now I realize it is quite an old chestnut to say, 'Here is one who needs
no introduction,' but I can hardly believe that there is anyone here who
does not know the Vice-President of this Association, who does not know
the Director of the National Library of Medicine, who practically single-
handed was responsible for getting that beautiful new building in Bethesda,
whose leadership has brought us Index Medicus and promises many fruits
of the MEDLARS tree. It is a great pleasure to introduce Dr. Frank B.

                      A PANEL DISCUSSION
   Dr. Rogers introduced Mr. David H. Clift, Executive Director, American
Library Association, who spoke on "The Association's Viewpoint." The
second member of the panel, Miss Bertha B. Hallam, Librarian, University
of Oregon Medical School, presented "The Member's Viewpoint." (Dr.
Rogers' introductory remarks and the panel papers have been submitted
for publication in the BULLETIN.)
   Dr. Rogers then opened the meeting for discussion, questions, and com-
   Mrs. Lucy Cooke, Hahnemann Medical College, opened the discussion
with the suggestion that questionnaires should be screened through the
Board or Central Office, and then the results filed.
   Mr. William K. Beatty, University of Missouri, asked about the possibili-
ties of cooperation between library associations. Mr. Clift answered the
question by suggesting that one way of cooperating would be for all as-
sociations to find out what other associations are doing.
   Mr. Alfred N. Brandon, University of Kentucky, stated that he wanted
to add to Miss Hallam's testimony and direct a question to her: "How can a
member indicate his interest in working in some capacity for the Associa-
tion?" Miss Hallam said that it was a matter of communication, of people
saying that they would like to help in the work of MLA. Miss Annan spoke
to this point, suggesting that librarians become active in their regional
  Mr. Thomas P. Fleming, Columbia University Medical Library, directed
a question to Mr. Clift regarding an association's tax-exempt status if it
maintains its own placement service. Mr. Clift replied that ALA has been
advised that an association's activities have to be wholly educational in
nature in order to claim tax-exempt status.
  Dr. Rogers declared the session adjourned at 11:50 A.M.
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                       HONORS LUNCHEON
  The Third Honors Luncheon was held in the East Room, Sheraton-
Chicago Hotel, at 12 noon, Tuesday, June 5. Mr. Jess A. Martin, Chairman
of the Membership Committee, presided. After Mr. Martin had introduced
his committee and the President, Miss Annan, he congratulated the new
members on their "graduation" into the Medical Library Association and
introduced Dr. Frank B. Rogers, who extended a warm welcome to them.
   In his informal remarks, Dr. Rogers congratulated the new members.
In regard to all the debate over definition of a professional, he said that
he recalled a recent newspaper story that described baby-sitting as one of
the newest professions, and he asked, since everyone knows what the oldest
profession is, why we should bother to establish ourselves somewhere in
   More seriously, he concluded that we should stop crying about status and
demonstrate our professionalism and that one of the finest ways of doing
this is by banding together in professional association to seek common
   Mrs. Helen Brown Schmidt, giving the response for the new members,
said that they had chosen to join because they thought the Medical Library
Association's opportunities are unlimited, that they are very glad that
they have been considered worthy to belong to the Association, and that
they hope these expectations will be fulfilled.
   Mrs. Helen S. Monahan, Chairman of the Committee on Standards for
Medical Librarianship, began the awarding of Certificates with the follow-
ing remarks:
  When Don Washburn was Chairman of the Committee on Standards for
Medical Librarianship, he planned and executed the first Honors Lunch-
eon. It was so successful that it was continued under Bill Postell. This year
I had hoped for the recipients' sakes that it would be continued, but I was
dreading to follow two such outstanding speakers.
   This year we have thirty-four certificates to be presented. I am astonished
and delighted with the specialized training of the applicants for certifica-
   I am happy to present these certificates, and I congratulate the recipients,
for certification represents an accomplishment on their part and the hope
of the Medical Library Association.
   The qualifications for certification and the names of the newly certified
   Grade I (Requires completion of college and approved library school
training, including an approved course in medical library science): Carolyn
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Billitzer, Larry Calyn, Irene Maly, Eunice Maude Disney, Ira Koiv, Andrew
Lasslo, Frank Libersky, Paul Gerard Merrigan, James W. Montgomery,
Elliott H. Morse, Elizabeth Gordon Mosely, Ruth M. Oettinger, Ruth
Perks, John Fernand Persanyi, John J. Price, Helen F. Raffes, Ruth Ellen
Reed, Margaret Jeryn Reid, Nancy Steele Register, Phyllis Jeannine
Russell, Kathryn H. Speert, Bernice Nankivell Stone, Evelyn Florence
Thomas, Muriel Zeldis, Harriet E. Zembsch, and Barbara Anne Eisenberg.
   Grade II (In addition to the completion of training for Grade I, requires
a term of supervised experience of at least six months in medical libraries
approved by the Subcommittee on Internship): Mary Ann Brown, Irwin
H. Pizer, Eileen V. Riley, Dorothy Ann Thompson, and Lee Annette
   Grade III: There are no certificates to be presented for Grade III.
   Special Certification (Certification by special examination at the discre-
tion of the Subcommittee on Certification for those who present credentials
other than those specified for Grades I, II, or III): Lillian Casas de Lopez.
  After the certificates were presented, Mr. Martin introduced Miss Lo-
raine Neal, who presented a gift to Mrs. Carmenina T. Tomassini in ap-
preciation of her five years of service on the Membership Committee.
                         BUSINESS SESSION
  The first general business session was held on Tuesday, June 5, at 2:05
P.M. in the Boulevard Room, Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Miss Gertrude L.
Annan, President, presided. Mr. Alderson Fry served as parliamentarian.
  Since the Minutes of the 1961 Annual Meeting held in Seattle, Washing-
ton, had been published in the October 1961 issue of the BULLETIN, the
Chair entertained a motion to dispense with the reading of them and to
adopt them as published. This motion was made by Mr. Charles C. Colby,
and seconded and voted.
  Miss Annan read the presidential report of the Board of Directors.
   The Board of Directors meets three times a year to discuss problems
presented by officers, committees, members, and others concerned with the
business or progress of the Association. The agenda for each session is long
and varied, and many of the decisions may be seen in reports of officers and
committees. Only a few of the most general are considered here.
   By far the most important step taken during the year was the appoint-
ment of an Executive Secretary. The Committee on the Central Office
worked hard and long to find the best qualified person and adequate quar-
ters for the inauguration of the new office. The Association is deeply in-
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debted to that committee, and at the Committee's suggestion the Board
agreed to discontinue it after the most successful completion of its work.
The services of Mrs. Helen B. Schmidt as Executive Secretary were so help-
ful within the first months of her employment that at the midwinter meet-
ing the Board authorized additional office space, necessary for the transfer
of the Exchange, Placement, and finances to be accomplished in June of
   The changing needs of the Association are reflected in the committees
appointed to consider special problems. The ad hoc Committee on Dues
Structure made several studies to determine what measures might be taken
to take care of the increased costs of the various activities of the Association.
Again the Board was extremely grateful to the members of the Committee
for their careful consideration and accepted their report with its alternative
suggestions. At its request the Committee was discharged, since its work
was terminated. The report was turned over to the Finance Committee
with recommendations from the Board to be reported at the Annual Meet-
ing. The Committee for the Postgraduate Institute, which planned the
course to be given after this meeting, has finished its task and been dis-
charged. The ad hoc Committee to Study the Effectiveness of the Certifica-
tion Program continues its work.
   One new committee has been approved by the Board to compile two
much needed brochures, one a manual for untrained personnel serving in
small medical libraries and one to advise administrative officers of the
useful role a medical library can play in their organizations. As I mentioned
this morning, the Board also authorized a Committee on Continuing Edu-
cation. There was a further officer authorized by the Board to serve as a
liaison officer or delegate to any of the federal groups. From time to time it
has been necessary for the President to appoint an officer to represent us at
hearings in Washington. The member who has usually been appointed
for this task has been Mr. Frederick G. Kilgour, Librarian of Yale Medical
Library. These appointments have been made by each President as the
occasion arose. From now on there will be an official delegate.
   The duties of one committee and one officer fit so well into the Central
Office that it was felt advisable to eliminate those positions. The manual
compiled by the Committee on Organization and Procedures Manual to
help each new officer and chairman has served its useful purpose. With a
central office, however, it is possible to maintain a much more detailed,
accurate, and up-to-date file of policies and procedures, easily available to
those in need of that information. The office of Regional Group Coordi-
nator, too, is unneeded now that there is a permanent clearing house for
   Readers of the BULLETIN are aware of the Board's discussion of the length
of the Annual Meeting and the reasons for asking the Convention Com-
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mitee to limit the time to four days. This meant a hardship for the Com-
mittee, which admirably managed to accommodate the activities already
planned into a shorter period. As this has been done in response to criti-
cisms of the ever increasing meeting time, the attitude of the members
toward this policy will determine its continuance.
   Over the years our International Committee has performed distin-
guished services in assisting and arranging the schedules of foreign students
participating in our scholarship program. Since no more funds will be
supplied to maintain this project, the Board has sought other possibilities
for cooperating with our colleagues overseas. A plan has been formulated
to assist libraries in various parts of the world by providing modest amounts
of money enabling them to join this Association and thereby facilitating
their participation in the Exchange. This would be for only a few years in
the expectation that by the time the project is terminated the libraries may
be able to afford to continue, using their own resources. The report of the
Gifts and Grants Committee shows progress in raising needed funds, and
we have high hopes for success.
   To all who have furthered the work of the Association, the Board ex-
presses its appreciation for long hours spent, for thoughtful judgment, for
imaginative leadership. For my own part I wish the membership to realize
that the Board brings to its deliberations a remarkable sense of responsi-
bility and objectivity. It is a privilege to work with such a group and to
share in the administration of this Association.
                                                          GERTRUDE L. ANNAN

  Miss Annan asked for the report of the Membership Committee, which
was given by Mr. Jess A. Martin, Chairman.

  For the year 1961/62 a total of 315 inquiries was received by the Mem-
bership Committee.
                            Membership Statistics
New Members .............            ................................            162
 Active          .........................             118 (including 14 reinstated)
 Institutional        ......................            33 (including 3 reinstated)
 Associate ........................................      6
 Sustaining         ......................               I
 Honorary ........................................       3
   New ...................                         I
   Transferred from active ..................     2
 Retired ..........................................     I
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Loss of Members ...........................................................   79
  Deceased ........................................      3
    Active .........                                3
  Delinquent or Resigned              . . 76
    Active ........                               63
    Institutional ........                         12
    Associate .........                             I
Total Membership on April 7, 1962                      . . . 1,590
  Active           . .......                           863
  Institutional       . ........                       604
  Associate         . .......                          104
  Honorary          . .1......                        1
  Sustaining                   ..                        6
  Life                       .. 2
Application forms in process . .............................................. 20
  I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to Miss Gertrude
Annan, President, for her cooperation and guidance; Dr. Frank Rogers,
Vice-President and President-Elect; Mrs. Helen Brown Schmidt, Executive
Secretary; Miss Helen Yast; and the members of the Committee-Mr.
Theodore Wolfe, Miss Dorothy Long, Miss Wilma E. Winters, Mrs. Car-
menina Tomassini, Miss Loraine Neal, and Miss Lorraine Gardner-for
their fine support during the year.
                                                        JESS A. MARTIN
                            NEW MEMBERS
                                    A ctive
Abbott, Mrs. Rita P.                     Averill, Mrs. Elizabeth
Hunting Lane                             St. Elizabeth School of Nursing
Sherborn, Massachusetts                  2202 South 11th Street
                                         Lincoln 2, Nebraska
Akiyama, Mrs. Emiko
Cornell University                       Averill, Joy S.
Medical College Library                  Iowa State Medical Library
1300 York Avenue                         Historical Building
New York 21, New York                    Des Moines 19, Iowa
                                         Ayvaz, Mrs. Anne
Alexander, Philip                        32-39 79th Street
Medical Library                          Jackson Heights 70, New York
Cedars of Lebanon Hospital
4833 Fountain Avenue                     Baerwald, Mrs. Eva
Los Angeles 29, California               2732 Chama N. E.
                                         Albuquerque, New Mexico
Anderson, Sandra C.
Health Sciences Library                  Barnes, Miss Vera Mae
University of Buffalo                    P. 0. Box 68
Buffalo 14, New York                     Eldridge, California
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Bebrich, Mrs. Flora                        Campbell, Mrs. Nina S.
5880 Locksley Place                        Indiana University Medical Center
Los Angeles 28, California                 School of Medicine Library
                                           1100 West Michigan Street
Beretta, Miss Kathleen (Reinstated)        Indianapolis 7, Indiana
569 Ridout Street, North
London, Ontario                            Chance, Mrs. Bertha
Canada                                     Ethicon, Inc.
                                           Somerville, New Jersey
Billitzer, Carolyn
67-38 108th Street                         Cohen, Leonard
Forest Hills 75, New York                  Medical Letter
                                           305 East 45th Street
Bolton, Evangeline W.                      New York 17, New York
530 Washington Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois                         Conway, Mrs. Nona B.
                                           2116 West Arthur Avenue
Bovee, Mrs. Martha                         Chicago 45, Illinois
1326 Amherst
Los Angeles 25, California                 Cowern, Miss Agnes G.
                                           219 North 2nd Avenue, Apt. 20
Bowman, Mrs. Harold                        Maywood, Illinois
School of Nursing Library
St. Joseph's Hospital                      Cruzat, Mrs. Gwendolyn
Elmira, New York                           902 Pavilion Apt.
                                           1 Lafayette Plaisance

Bridgewater, Marion J.                     Detroit 7, Michigan
Western Psychiatric Institute
  and Clinic Library                       David, Lore R.
3811 O'Hara Street                         5427 Dorchester
Pittsburgh 13, Pennsylvania                Chicago 15, Illinois

Brown, Miss Mabel C.                       Davidheiser, Mrs. Dagny
Nurses Reference Library                   44 Woodside Avenue
Atkinson School of Nursing                 Staten Island, New York
Toronto Western Hospital
399 Bathurst Street                        Davis, Mrs. Doris Tronson (Reinstated)
Toronto 26, Canada                         Acquisitions Dept.
                                           U. C. Medical Center Library
Brown, Miss Mary Ann                       San Francisco 22, California
818 Greenwood Avenue, N. E. Apt. 10
Atlanta 6, Georgia                         Davis, Mrs. Marjorie
                                           1555 23rd Street
Browne, Mrs. Elizabeth R.                  Des Moines 11, Iowa
University of Illinois
Library of Medical Sciences                Dees, Anthony R.
1853 West Polk Street                      1444 Harvard Road, N. E.
Chicago 12, Illinois                       Atlanta 6, Georgia

Campagnolo, Mrs. Irene                     Dejong, Mrs. Helen M.
2837 West 42nd Street                      106 Francis Street
Los Angeles 8, California                  Providence 3, Rhode Island
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Dible, Mrs. Joan B.                        Hawkins, Mrs. Jean V.
1135 Commonwealth Avenue                   Medical Staff Library
Boston 34, Massachusetts                   Waukesha Memorial Hospital
                                           725 American Avenue
Dorah, Margaret (Reinstated)               Waukesha, Wisconsin
903 Ferry Landing Road
Alexandria, Virginia                       Hepburn, Miss Ruth
                                           33 Gordon Street
Ehrhardt, Mrs. Helen A.                    Somerville 44, Massachusetts
Box 82
New Lenox, Illinois                        Hill, Mrs. Ethel
                                           Medical Librarian
Evert, Jacqueline                          Nemazee Hospital
Medical Library                            Shiraz, Iran
Bon Secours Hospital
Baltimore 23, Maryland                     Howton, Frances H.
                                           7304 Grafton Street, S. E.
Fisher, Mrs. Hazel                         Washington 28, D. C.
Webster Library
Evanston Hospital                          Hudson, Miss Ena Kay
2650 Ridge                                 Alton Ochsner Medical
Evanston, Illinois                           Foundation Library
                                           1516 Jefferson Highway
Floren, Luis                               New Orleans 12, Louisiana
Director, Escuela Interamericana
  de Bibliotecolocia                       Hunter, George (Reinstated)
Apartado Aero 1307                         1305 N. E. Ravenne Blvd., Apt. 208
Medellin, Colombia                         Seattle 5, Washington

Fox, Gertrude W.                           Hutson, Mrs. Dorothea S.
1703 East West Highway, Apt. 309           Institute for the Advancement of
Silver Springs, Maryland                     Medical Communication
                                           1028 Connecticut Avenue
Gaines, Joysa                              Suite 909
Dr. Finney Medical Library                 Washington 6, D. C.
St. Mary's Hospital
1008 Minnequa Avenue                       Immel, Margaret
Pueblo, Colorado                           1421 Steele Street
                                           Denver 6, Colorado
Graven, Mrs. George, Jr. (Reinstated)      Jarrett, Dr. John C.
4211/2 St. Croix Street                    131 North Washington
Hudson, Wisconsin                          Marion, Indiana
Greene, Mrs. Charlotte D.                  Jenkins, Katherine A.
1819 Ramona Avenue                         721 West 15th Street
Stockton 4, California                     Little Rock, Arkansas

Hart, Mrs. Dorothy                         Johnson, C. Margaret
5380 Elvas Avenue                          104 Jones Street
Sacramento 19, California                  Chapel Hill, North Carolina
                           SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                           697
Johnson, Miss Eleanor (Reinstated)       LaRocco, August
200 Culver Hall                          370 East 10th Street
Chicago 37, Illinois                     New York 9, New York

Jones, Mrs. Jean Clark                   Leith, Ann B.
2086 Grasmere                            Biomedical Library
Columbus 11, Ohio                        University of British Columbia
                                         Vancouver 8, British Columbia
Judkins, Laura H.                        Canada
United Hospital Fund
3 East 54th Street                       Lindner, Mrs. Charlotte
New York 22, New York                    11 Kalmia Lane
                                         Valley Stream, New Jersey
Kamman, Miss Suzanne
Medical Library
Ancker Hospital                          Lindsay, Ann R.
495 Jefferson Avenue                     5940 14th Street, N. W., Apt. A-4
St. Paul 1, Minnesota                    Washington 11, D. C.

Keenan, Elizabeth L.                     Lowrey, Mrs. Margot J.
207 Teaneck Road                         Lillie Jolly School of Nursing
Teaneck, New Jersey                      Memorial Baptist Hospital
                                         Lamar & Smith Streets
Keller, Mrs. Nancy Hall (Reinstated)     Houston 2, Texas
1009 State Street
New Orleans, Louisiana                   Luhde, Jutta
                                         333 Longwood Avenue
Kelso, Mrs. Barbara B.                   Apt. 2
5027 Woodrow                             Boston 15, Massachusetts
Galveston, Texas
                                         Lundy, Mrs. Alice W.
Kiebuz, Joseph                           Medical Librarian
3450 Courville                           Los Angeles County Harbor
Detroit 24, Michigan                       General Hospital
                                         1124 West Carson Street
Koenig, Mrs. E. P.                       Torrance, California
4173 California Street
Omaha 31, Nebraska
                                         McDonald, Miss Isabel
                                         Apt. 601
Koiv, Mrs. Ira                           1969 S. W. Park Avenue
1722 19th Street, N. W., Apt. 709
                                         Portland 1, Oregon
Washington 9, D. C.

Kona, William                            McDougall, Mrs. Mildred E.
2641 North Meade Avenue                  1134 East Maple Street
Chicago 39, Illinois                     Kankakee, Illinois

Krettingen, Mrs. Tamara                  MacKenzie, Mrs. Ruth C. (Reinstated)
Children's Hospital of the East Bay      Harvard Medical Library
51st & Grove Street                      25 Shattuck Street
Oakland 9, California                    Boston 15, Massachusetts
698                          MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

McTavish, Mrs. Ruth S.                      Picciano, Mrs. Jacqueline L.
Nursing Education Library                   590 Bryan Place
225 12th Street, N. E.                      Clifton, New Jersey
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
                                            Powell, Mrs. Marie E.
Matas, Mrs. Blanca (Reinstated)             Mt. Sinai Hospital
Universidad de Concepci6n Biblioteca        948 North 12th Street
Casilla 20C                                 Milwaukee 3, Wisconsin
Concepci6n, Chile
                                           Price, John J.
Mayden, Mrs. Priscilla M.                  504 West 112th Street
830 6th Avenue                             New York 25, New York
Salt Lake City 3, Utah
                                            Reed, Miss Ruth Ellen
Mostecky, Mrs. Iva (Reinstated)             20 Vassar Drive
Harvard Medical Library                     Dayton 6, Ohio
25 Shattuck Street
Boston 15, Massachusetts                    Reid, Miss M. Jeryn
                                            Medical Library
Mueller, Miss Dorothy                       Hospital for Sick Children
1326 Amherst, Apt. 3                        555 University Avenue
Los Angeles 25, California                  Toronto 2, Ontario

Mueller, Mrs. Marion S.                    Riley, Eileen V.
University of California                   3707 Woodley Road, N. W.
Medical Center Library                     Apt. 45
San Francisco 22, California               Washington 16, D. C.

Otto, Leroy W.                             Rubendall, Elizabeth (Reinstated)
Vernier Radcliffe Memorial Library         4547 Hill Drive
Loma Linda University                      Lincoln 10, Nebraska
Loma Linda, California
                                            Ruddy, Miss Marjorie G.
Otto, Mrs. Margaret M.                      Ontario Hospital
33-16 81st Street                           Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Jackson Heights 72, New York
                                            Ryan, Margaret F.
Patall, Peter G.                            Medical Librarian
105 Maxwell Avenue                          V. A. Hospital
Rochester 19, New York                      Downey, Illinois

Pemberton, Miss Shirley (Reinstated)        Secondi, Juan Carlos (Reinstated)
Piness Medical Library                      Don Bosco 50
City of Hope                                Bernal FNCR
Duarte, California                          Argentina

Peters, Aileen M.                           Sister Guy Lebrun
426 West Deming Place                       Notre Dame Hospital
Chicago 14, Illinois                        Manchester, New Hampshire
                             SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                            699
Sister Mary Helen Green, SCN               Walter, Mrs. Pat L.
St. Vincent Infirmary                      612 Gayley Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas                      Los Angeles 25, California

Sister Mary Leo (Miller), OSF              Warmington, Miss Anne
835 South Van Buren Street                 Children's Hospital Library
Green Bay, Wisconsin                       17th at Livingston Park
                                           Columbus 5, Ohio
Sister Mary Medard
St. Xavier College                         Webb, Lorrayne B.
School of Nursing                          3214 Avalon P1.
Chicago 16, Illinois                       Houston 19, Texas

Sewell, Miss Winifred                      Weimerskirch, Philip
335 Howard Avenue                          616 West 114th Street
Rockville, Maryland                        New York 25, New York

Smith, Edith I.                            Wheeler, Nell
P. 0. Box 1155                             Great Falls Clinic Library
Hollywood, Florida                         1220 Central Avenue
                                           Great Falls, Montana
Spanier, Mrs. John L.
4201 Massachusetts Avenue, N. W.,          Whittle, Miss Lee Ann
  Apt. 8041 C                              1510 Pierce Drive N. E., No. 211
Washington 25, D. C.                       Atlanta 7, Georgia

Speert, Mrs. Kathryn H.                    Williams, Miss Dorothy
111 Old Army Road
                                           Hospital Council of Greater New York
                                           3 East 54th Street
Scarsdale, New York
                                           New York 22, New York
Van Looy, Gaston                           Williams, Miss Elizabeth (Reinstated)
OL Vrouwtraat 7                            1427 Kings Highway
Leuven, Belgium                            Shreveport, Louisiana
Wagner, Sabina                             Winslow, Mrs. Dorothy S.
Biology Library                            Medical Library
Culver Hall, Room 204                      Washington Sanitarium & Hospital
University of Chicago                      Takoma Park, Maryland
1025 East 57th Street
Chicago 37, Illinois                       Work, Miss Mabel A.
Wall, Florence                             Delaware Hospital School of Nursing
60 Second Street                           501 West 14th Street
New York 3, New York                       Wilmington, Delaware

Darrach, Miss Marjorie J.                  Dernehl, Mrs. Edith
7710 East Jefferson Avenue                 6810 Maple Terrace
Detroit 14, Michigan                       Wauwatosa 13, Wisconsin
700                         MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Middleton, Dr. William S.                    Veterans Administration
Chief Medical Director                       Washington 25, D. C.

Glick, Arnold                                636 Los Altos Avenue
21-16 43rd Avenue                            Long Beach 14, California
Long Island City 1, New York
                                             Schmidt, Mrs. Helen Brown
Hillenbrand, Dr. Harold                      919 North Michigan Avenue
American Dental Association                  Chicago 11, Illinois
222 East Superior Street
Chicago 11, Illinois                         Shery, Mrs. Margaret
                                             3921 Via Cardelina
Holleman, Mrs. W. Roy                        Palos Verdes Estates, California
2069 Sea View Avenue
Del Mar, California                          White, Gladys Walker
                                             460 Walnut Lane
Kronenberg, Sanford                          Princeton, New Jersey

                                Eli Lilly & Company
                                P. 0. Box 618
                                Indianapolis 6, Indiana

Aeromedical Field Laboratory Library         Booth Memorial Hospital Medical Library
Holloman AFB, New Mexico                     56-45 Main Street
  Librarian: Miss Jessie W. Miller           Flushing 55, New York
                                               Librarian: Anne Ayvaz
Beilinson Hospital
Medical Library                              Buffalo General Hospital (Reinstate(l)
P. 0. Box 85                                 Doctors' Library
Petah Tiqva, Israel                          100 High Street
  Librarian: Uri Gassman                     Buffalo 3, New York
                                               Librarian: Miss Marguerite M. Ralph
Biblioteca de la Facultad
     de Ciencias Medicas
Casilla Correro 853                          Central Medical Library
C6rdoba, Argentina                           Auckland Hospital Board
  Librarian: Rodolfo A. Tannchen             Auckland Hospital
                                             Park Road, Auckland 3, New Zealand
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Medicina          Librarian: Miss E. M. Robinson
    de la Universidad Nacional Mayor
    de San Marcos                            Children's Hospital of the East Bay
Avenida Grau 755                             Medical Library
Apartado (Box) 529                           51st & Grove Street
Lima, Peru                                   Oakland 9, California
  Librarian: Cristina Duarte de Morales         Librarian: Mrs. Tamara Krettingen
                             SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                             701
Davis Clinic Medical Library               Marshfield Clinic Library
131 North Washington Street                650 South Central
Marion, Indiana                            Marshfield, Wisconsin
  Librarian: Dr. John C. Jarrett             Librarian: Patricia M. Boge
Driscoll Foundation Children's Hospital    Medical Library Center of New York
Medical Library                            2 East 103rd Street
3533 South Alameda Street                  New York 29, New York
P. 0. Box 6038                              Librarian: Erich Meyerhoff
Corpus Christi, Texas
  Librarian: Miss Donna J. Schlembach
                                           Medical Library of Manatee Veterans
Fairleigh Dickinson University Library         Memorial Hospital
1006 River Road                            Bradenton, Florida
Teaneck, New Jersey                          Librarian: Mrs. Eleanor Diekema
  Librarian: Mrs. Althea C. Herald
                                           Memorial Hospital Medical Library
Fairview State Hospital                    1901 Arlington Street
Medical Library                            Sarasota, Florida
2501 Harbor Boulevard                        Librarian: Mrs. Pauline H. Wooldridge
Costa Mesa, California
  Librarian: Mrs. Phyllis H. Smith         Mercy Hospital Staff Medical Library
                                           3663 South Miami Avenue
Framingham Union Hospital Library          Miami 45, Florida
Evergreen Street                             Librarian: Miss Jessie Morris
Framingham, Massachusetts
  Librarian: Mrs. Rita P. Abbott
                                           Nelson Library (Reinstated)
Illinois State Psychiatric Institute       U. S. Veterans Administration Hospital
Professional Library                       Marion, Indiana
1601 West Taylor Street                      Librarian: Miss Mary A. Vanderburg
Chicago 12, Illinois
   Librarian: Mrs. Betty R. Farris         Razi Institute Library
                                           Razi Institute
Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn                Hessarak-Karodj
Medical & Nursing Library                  P. O. B. 656
555 Prospect P1.                           Teheran, Iran
Brooklyn 38, New York                         Librarian: Dr. G. Bory
  Librarian: Mrs. Jane K. Ritter
                                           Riverside Methodist Hospital Medical
Letterman General Hospital                     Library
Medical Library                            3535 Olentangy River Road
Presidio of San Francisco                  Columbus 14, Ohio
San Francisco 29, California
  Librarian: Miss Mary Elsie Caruso          Librarian: Mrs. Cecelia R. Graham

McPherson Browning Memorial Library        Robert B. Green Memorial Hospital
Rehabilitation Institute, Inc.             Medical Library
261 Brady Street                           P. 0. Box 4038, Station A.
Detroit 1, Michigan                        San Antonio 7, Texas
  Librarian: Mrs. Bernice M. Boswell         Librarian: Mrs. Sandra W. Kennedy
702                       MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

St. Mary's Hospital Library                   Cincinnati 2, Ohio
Passaic, New Jersey                             Librarian: Roberta Andrews
   Librarian: Saul Kuchinsky
St. Rita's Hospital Medical Library           Ramistrasse 100
801 West High Street                          Zurich 6, Switzerland
Lima, Ohio                                     Librarian: Olga B. Heini
   Librarian: Mrs. Katherine W. Fisher
                                              William Beaumont Hospital
U. S. Army Hospital (Reinstated)              Medical Library
Medical Library                               3601 West Thirteen Mile Road
Fort George G. Meade, Maryland                Royal Oak, Michigan
                                                Librarian: Mrs. Rosemary Perry
U. S. Public Health Service
Occupational Health Library                   Womack Army Hospital
Occupational Health Research &                Medical Library
     Training Facility                        Fort Bragg, North Carolina
1014 Broadway                                   Librarian: Mrs. Emily Campbell Miller

Larson, Marjorie E.                           Mayo Clinic
6515 Mountain Boulevard                       Rochester, Minnesota
Oakland 5, California
                                              Marshall, Shelley Virginia
Kennedy, Catherine                            1825 B Pennsylvania Avenue
Associate Librarian                           Los Angeles 33, California

Hodgson, Mrs. Magdalene                       6101 Kenwood Avenue
c/o Marshall G. S. Hodgson                    Chicago 37, Illinois

  At the conclusion of his report, Mr. Martin moved the ratification of the
new members. The motion was seconded by Miss Louise M. Darling and
   Miss Mildred E. Blake presented the report of the Nominating Com-
mittee: President, Dr. Frank B. Rogers, Bethesda, Maryland; Vice-President
(President-Elect), Miss Louise M. Darling, Los Angeles, California; Secre-
tary, Miss Myrl L. Ebert, Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Treasurer, Mr.
John P. Ische, New Orleans, Louisiana; Board of Directors: Dr. Estelle
Brodman, St. Louis, Missouri (for a three-year term); Mrs. Ida Marian Rob-
inson, Baltimore, Maryland (for a three-year term); and Mr. Ralph T. Es-
terquest, Boston, Massachusetts (for two years to complete the term of Miss
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         703
Louise M. Darling); Nominating Committee, Miss Nettie A. Mehne, Kala-
mazoo, Michigan.
  Since the Nominating Committee had received no nominations by
petition, Miss Blake moved that the report of the Nominating Committee
be accepted and that the Secretary be instructed to cast one ballot for the
election of the slate. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Sonia L. Gruen and
carried. Miss Annan introduced the newly elected officers and the new
member of the Nominating Committee appointed by the Board, Mrs. Ruth
E. Harlamert, Seattle, Washington.
   The President then recognized Mrs. Bernice M. Hetzner, who presented
the report of the Finance Committee.
   This year your Finance Committee has made a careful study of the
financial situation of the Association. On December 31, 1961, the Medical
Library Association Reserve Fund total was $74,517.52, which is $13,400
greater than on December 31, 1960. At the close of the fiscal year 1961, our
Central Office had been in operation for four and one-half months. Equip-
ment costs for the Central Office to that date came from current operating
funds, although reserve funds had been established for that purpose. As a
consequence, our 1961 income exceeded our expenses by only $256.76. The
changeover of certain operations to the Central Office is not completed and
will not be so for another few months. It is therefore difficult to pinpoint
exactly what our operating expenses for 1962 will be. The Board of Direc-
tors feels that steps should be taken as soon as possible to help finance this
new operation and the other increased activities of the Association.
   The Finance Committee recommends that institutional dues be in-
creased to $50.00 per annum beginning with the year 1963. With six hun-
dred institutional members this will mean an income of $30,000 from this
source or an increase of approximately $15,000 per year. It is estimated that
total income for fiscal year 1962 will be about $36,800 and expenses
$50,723, a debit balance of approximately $14,000 resulting. Increasing
the institutional dues in this manner will meet the deficit.
   This type of membership dues has remained the same for ten years. Be-
cause the Association is directly and indirectly becoming more and more
effective in aiding member libraries to meet the objectives of their parent
institutions, the privileges and obligations of membership in the Medical
Library Association should carry this increased responsibility to provide
adequate financial support.
                                                      BERNICE M. HETZNER
704                        MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

                       MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION, INC.
                       APPROVED BUDGET FOR 1962
                                                        1961                1962
  Institutional Members (at $25.00) .... ......       $14,200             $15,100
  Active Members (at $10.00) .....      ...........     8,100               8,200
  Associate Members (at $10.00) ......     ........     1,000               1,000
  Sustaining Members .......................              500                 500
  Life Members.

    Total ............................................. $23,800                      $24,800
BULLETIN income:
  Outside subscriptions ......................    2,400                    3,400
  Advertising .......................                  2,200               2,200
  Single copies and back issues ...............           150                 200

    Total .............................................           4,750                5,800
  Annual meeting receipts ...................       500                       500
  Certification fees ...........................    300                       400
  Vital Notes .................................     900                       600
  Brodman book sales ........................       100                       100
  Cumulative Index sales.
  Interest and dividends .....................    2,500                    2,000
  Royalties from Handbook (ALA) ............      2,000                    2,000
  Refresher courses ..........................    2,000
  Sale of Directory ............................    300                       100
  Scholarship gifts ...........................      50                       200
  Prizes ....................................       200                       200
  Miscellaneous ..............................       50                       100

    Total ............................................           8,900               6,200
Total income ........................................           $37,450             $36,800
                          SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                                 705
                                                      1961                1962
MLA Central Office:
 Salaries ...................................      $14,000              $14,000
 Rent ......................................         2,400                1,800
 Contingencies ........... ..................        1,700                1,936
 Supplies & equipment ...................            3,000                2,350
 Retirement, Social Security, etc   ............                          1,052
    Total .............................................       $21,100             $21,138
MLA Exchange .......................................            6,735               7,000
President-President-Elect's expenses ...................          300                 300
Secretary's expenses ..................................           300                 300
Treasurer's expenses .................................            500                 250
Board meeting expenses ..............................             800                 800
Accounting fees .    ......................................     1,760               1 ,760
General stationery and supplies ........................          700
BULLETIN costs ........................................        12,000              12,800
Refresher courses ....................................          2,000                 500
Annual Meeting ......................................             500                 500
International Congress ................................         2,000
Membership in other organizations ....................            150                 200
Attendance, other meetings and events .................           200                 200
Scholarships .........................................          1,200               1,400
Vital Notes ............................................          900               1,300
Prizes ...............................................            200                 200
Manual expenses ......................................             50                  50
Reproduction of annual reports ........................           200                 200
Directory expenses .....................................           40                  50
Miscellaneous .........................................            70                 100
Committee expenses:
  Petty items ($10 per committee).                     150                  150
  Exchange ..................................           35                   25
  Bibliography ..............................         200                    50
  Membership ...............................           125                  150
  Standards for medical librarianship   ........        50                   50
  Recruitment ...............................       1,000O                1,000
  International cooperation ..................          50                   50
  Establishment of headquarters ..............        100
  Awards ....................................         100
  Placement ................................            50                   50
  Certification ...............................       110                    50
  Curriculum ................................         100                   100

    Total .............................................         2,070               1,675
Total expenses .........................................      $53,775             $50,723

   Mrs. Hetzner moved that the report of the Finance Committee be re-
ceived and considered. The motion was seconded and voted.
   The Chair entertained a motion to approve the recommendation of the
Finance Committee to increase the institutional dues to $50.00 per annum
beginning with the year 1963. This motion was made by Mr. Elliott H.
Morse and seconded.
   Following the motion, there was discussion of the effect the increase in
institutional dues would have on the smaller library. Many members felt
it would be a hardship for some libraries. Various alternate suggestions
were made, including raising active membership dues instead of institu-
tional and making provision for a difference in dues according to size of the
library budget.
   On behalf of the ad hoc Committee on Dues Structure, Miss Bertha B.
Hallam pointed out that institutional dues had not been raised for ten
years and that the Committee had rejected the idea of a graduated scale of
dues for personal members because of the difficulty in keeping such infor-
mation current and accurate.
   A show of hands was called for, and the vote was in favor of the motion.
   Mrs. June L. Huntley suggested that when notice of the increase in dues
is sent to institutional members it should be accompanied by an explana-
tory letter from the Board of Directors.
   A motion was made by Mr. Robert T. Divett that institutional member-
ship now include subscriptions to the BULLETIN, Vital Notes, and any other
publications of the organization. Following discussion, a motion was made
by Mr. Frederick G. Kilgour, seconded, and voted that this motion be
tabled for consideration of the Board of Directors.
   The Chair recognized Mr. Jerome S. Rauch who presented the report of
the Exchange Committee.
  This report will present the statistics of the current period, review the
present operating procedure of the Exchange, and submit the Committee's
main proposal concerning Exchange procedure.
  Fourteen lists, representing the donations of 255 libraries, were mailed
in 1961. Incomplete statistics for this same period indicate that members
received 201,198 unbound issues and 6,642 bound volumes. Through
April 1962, 7 lists have been mailed for 1962, and 3 more are in press; in-
complete statistics for this period indicate that members received 45,488
unbound issues and 2,564 bound volumes.
  It appears that the volume of the Exchange has doubled over the past
decade, 1951 figures showing 104,023 unbound issues and 4,928 bound
volumes as having been moved in that year.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         707
   Operating procedure of the Exchange over the past year has continued
along the lines described in the Committee's previous report. Editorial
preparation, stuffing, and mailing have been conducted through the office
of the Exchange Manager, with photo-offset printing, collation, and stap-
ling being done on a cost basis in the print shop of the Exchange Manager's
home institution, New York University Medical Center. On this basis, the
publishing costs of the Exchange per list have amounted to approximately
$310, $225 for printing and $85 for postage. In addition, clerical help has
been available on approximately one-half time basis to handle the clerical
preparation of the lists and assist in the other obligations of the Exchange
   A new Key List was issued, prepared by members of the Committee in
cooperation with the Exchange Manager. The previous edition of the Key
List had been issued in August 1952.
   Apart from the production methods described above, the main modifica-
tion in Exchange procedure in the recent period has been the sustained
use of a "quick clearance" distribution policy. This procedure arose last
summer when the number of lists placed with the Exchange increased to
such a point that assignment of this material became impossible. The ma-
jority of these donor libraries requested that this material be put on "quick
clearance" so that it could be moved quickly. This method proved to be
advantageous to the requesting libraries also, since they knew within a
short time which material they were to receive.
   It is the Committee's feeling that this program has met with the general
satisfaction of the membership. However, some of our western members
have felt that those libraries near the eastern Exchange headquarters have
had certain advantages because of "quick clearance," but with the moving
of the Exchange to the Central Office in Chicago it is our hope that this
situation will be partially rectified. Because of these several factors and in
order to provide the greatest flexibility to the Exchange in its new home,
we feel that the Executive Secretary and the new Exchange Committee
should be permitted to continue the policy of "quick clearance" for at
least another year if this is deemed advisable, and the Committee in ac-
cordance with MLA procedures present this recommendation to the mem-
   Finally, Committee members wish to express their pleasure at having
been a working part over the past several years of this important MLA
service. The Committee also offer their commendation to Mr. Gilbert J.
Clausman, whose contributions as Exchange Manager have made the opera-
tion of the Exchange feasible, and their appreciation to the New York Uni-
708                    MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
versity Medical Center, whose cooperation has been unqualified and sub-
                                                 JEROME S. RAUCH
                                                 GILBERT J. CLAUSMAN

   Mr. Rauch then moved that this report be received and considered. The
motion was seconded and voted. Mr. Rauch moved that, because of the
several factors involved in the operation of the Exchange and in order to
provide greater flexibility to the Exchange in its new home, the new Ex-
change Committee should be permitted to continue the policy of "quick
clearance" for at least another year if this is deemed advisable. The motion
was seconded. After discussion of the method of quick clearance as opposed
to the former method of assignment of lists, the motion was voted.
   The President then requested a motion to adjourn the meeting. The mo-
tion was made by Mr. Gilbert J. Clausman, seconded by Mr. William D.
Postell, and voted, whereupon the meeting was adjourned at 3:15 P.M.
  The President called the meeting to order at 3:30 P.M., requesting that
the members of the Board of Directors join her on the platform.
  The purpose of this joint meeting of the Board with committee members
was to provide opportunity for informal discussion of mutual problems and
   Miss Annan first called committee members' attention to the letter of
instructions for annual reports by saying that the closing date listed in the
letter was for collecting of statistics for reports only and that the work of
committees continues until the end of the Annual Meeting.
   Members were asked to send to the Central Office all information neces-
sary to keep the procedures manual up-to-date. Also, copies of all publicity
releases and requests for stationery should be sent to the Executive Secre-
tary at the Central Office.
   The new procedure for payment of bills was announced. Bills in tripli-
cate are to be sent directly to the Central Office, since the Executive Secre-
tary will have all financial records. All requests for payment of expenses
allowed for in the budget will be approved by the Executive Secretary, and
checks will be made out and sent to the Treasurer for signature.
  Upon request of the President, Mrs. Bernice M. Hetzner reported on the
work of the Finance Committee.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                        709
   The first thing and the continuing thing that happened in the work of
the Finance Committee was the receiving of all the bills that people on the
committees and the officers incurred in the name of the Association. These
bills then had to be checked against the allotted budgets and the procedures
as outlined for the committees to see if they were legitimate and legal obli-
gations. The amount of each bill then was entered into a ledger against the
budget of each committee or each officer, and the bill sent out. This work
will be done from now on by Mrs. Schmidt. She will receive your bills,
check them against the budget allotted to your committee, and, if you are
still in the black, will make up a check and send it to the Treasurer; the
Treasurer signs the check, and it goes to the creditor. This is why we need
three copies of each bill: one for the Treasurer, one for the budget account,
and one for the vendor or the creditor.
   I think one of the most trying parts of the Finance Committee chairman's
duties is the handling of the Reserve Fund. At the end of the fiscal year an
accounting is made, of course, of the income and expenses of the Associa-
tion, and if there is any excess of income over expenses that money then
should be allocated to the Reserve Fund. This does not mean just putting
it into a bank account. It means that we must find the best investment for
that money. This last year we invested in some mutual funds. We had had
mutual fund accounts, and we increased one of them and invested in
another. So this amount of $13,000-some-odd that I read in the report went
into mutual funds. These are all listed in the Auditor's report. You will
see that we own Government bonds, and from time to time these come due
and must be reinvested either in Government bonds or in some other man-
   At the end of the fiscal year the new budget must be built from the in-
formation received from the Auditor, based on the previous year's activity.
Previous to this time each committee chairman is asked to submit an
estimate of what will be needed in the coming year. The request goes out to
the committee chairmen in the form of a short questionnaire. When these
questionnaires are received, in consultation with the Auditor a budget is
drawn up, allocating funds to each committee and to each officer. Then we
start the whole process anew in the new year by expending money against
the current budget.
   This is a short account of what happens. Again, it is mail every day
coming in and passing on the bills. I think this coming year your creditors
will get their checks much more promptly because your bill will pass
through only two hands instead of three, and we hope to speed up the
payment of bills and get them out within two weeks. Delay has been a
problem in the past.
.710                   MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

   If you have any questions about the work of the Finance Committee in
the past, I will be glad to try to answer your questions. If you have ques-
tions in this coming year about the work of the Finance Committee or
anything connected with fiscal policy, please refer your questions to John
Ische, who will be the new Chairman of the Finance Committee.
   Mr. Alfred N. Brandon, Editor of the BULLETIN, described the work and
responsibilities of his position.
   The primary responsibilities of the Associate Editor are the editing of the
accepted manuscripts for publication, the reading of all manuscripts as one
of the three members of the Editorial Board who together approve or dis-
approve manuscripts for publication, the final correcting of galley proof
and page proof, the preparation of the annual Index, and the compilation
of news items and Association news.
   Now with all that, you might ask what is left for the Editor to do? I
have made a count of about ten major things that the Editor is responsible
for. I will enumerate them rather hurriedly.
   It is the Editor's primary responsibility to solicit manuscripts for publi-
cation in the BULLETIN. It's true that normally papers from the Annual
Meeting make up approximately two issues of the four published per year.
At times it has been difficult to get good manuscripts for those other two
issues. I am happy to report that this problem is not as great now as it
might have been once before. Perhaps we are having more writing done,
perhaps we are having better articles submitted, but I am happy to say
that we are getting good manuscripts, and I believe that the status of the
BULLETIN professionally is up to high standard, as tradition has made it.
   The Editor is one of the three who read all manuscripts that are sub-
mitted for publication in the BULLETIN. Those that are accepted he reads
four times.
   The Editor makes up each issue of the BULLETIN, and sometimes this is
done quite far in advance.
   The Editor has to meet absolute deadlines and encourage everyone else
to do the same. Now the first is difficult enough, but the second is at times
almost impossible. The Editor must not only encourage the authors to meet
the deadlines, the dates promised for submission of articles, but also make
sure that the various feature editors have their material in on time.
   At the present time the Editor is editing the Book Review Section. This
means the receipt of the books submitted for possible book review publica-
tion, the selection of the book to be reviewed, the selection of a reviewer,
and the acceptance of the review and the editing of the review as well.
   The Editor reads all the galley proof and page proof and forwards his
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corrections for incorporation by the Associate Editor. He composes the
table of contents. He answers all inquiries regarding manuscripts and the
activities of the Editorial Board. He determines editorial policies and pro-
cedures. Sometimes he acts as a referee, and at times as a peacemaker.
   Both the Associate Editor and the Editor from time to time write edi-
torials for the BULLETIN or solicit guest editorials.
   I have figured this past year when I have been Editor that I have spent
a minimum of one work week per month in this capacity as Editor. I
imagine the Associate Editor has spent a similar amount of time in the
work that she has performed.
   This gives you a brief review of some of the responsibilities and duties
of the Editor, and, although they seem to me rather heavy, I believe that the
work of the Editor and Associate Editor has a great reward. I publicly, for
this group at least, would like to express my great appreciation to Jac-
queline Felter, the Associate Editor, who is retiring after five years of
service, and trust that you will cooperate with the incoming Associate
Editor, Stanley Truelson, as he takes over with the October issue of the
   I would like to suggest that those of you who have news items and As-
sociation news send these directly to Mr. Truelson. To send them to me
may mean the missing of a deadline. I would like to receive a copy, but, if
the original could go to Mr. Truelson and a copy to me, this would speed
up our work and make sure that the major news items and Association
news can get in the earliest issue allowed by our deadline date.
  Now if there are any questions I will be glad to try to answer them for
you. I trust that you have enjoyed the BULLETIN this past year and that you
will continue to submit manuscripts and encourage others to do likewise,
so we can continue to have a wide selection of varied material for the
  The President reminded committee members that they should consult
with their committees and answer letters promptly. Dr. Frank B. Rogers,
Vice-President and President-Elect, asked them to remember that the
President is an ex-officio member of every committee and should be kept
informed of their activities.
  The meeting was adjourned at 4:05 P.M.
  A stimulating interlude to the more serious business of the Convention
was the dinner and theater party Tuesday evening, June 5. Two hundred
twenty-five guests had dinner at Halleran's Restaurant and then attended a
performance of "The Man," starring Robert Horton, at the Drury Lane
Theatre, Evergreen Park, Illinois.

  The Convention reconvened at 10:10 A.M., Wednesday, June 6, in the
Boulevard Room, Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Mr. Herman H. Henkle, Li-
brarian of the John Crerar Library, presided. Mr. Ralph T. Esterquest,
Librarian, Harvard Medical Library, served as an entertaining and witty
moderator for the panel, "Technological Advances in Medical Librarian-
   The first speaker, Mr. Frazer G. Poole, gave a "Progress Report on the
American Library Association Library Technology Project," of which he
is the Director. Richard M. Orr, M.D., described the "Services and Projects
of the Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication," which he
directs. Mr. C. D. Gull, Systems Analyst, General Electric Company, spoke
on "Mechanization: Implications for the Medium-Size Medical Library."
The fourth speaker of the panel, Mr. Alderson Fry, Librarian, Health
Sciences Library, West Virginia University, ended the program by saying
many things librarians enjoyed hearing. The title of his paper was "Plan-
ning the Library for the Librarian." (The papers presented at this panel
have been submitted for publication in the BULLETIN.)
   Mr. Henkle then introduced Mrs. Mildred Crowe Langner, who an-
nounced that the winner of the first Ida and George Eliot Prize Award was
Mr. Seymour I. Taine, Chief of the Bibliographic Services Division of the
National Library of Medicine. Mr. Taine was awarded the prize of $100,
donated by Mr. and Mrs. George Eliot, booksellers, New York City, for his
article, "The National Library of Medicine Index Mechanization Project,"
which was published as Part 2 of the BULLETIN for January 1961.
   The meeting was adjourned at 12:05 P.M.
   From 12:00 noon to 1:45 P.M., June 6, films were again shown in the
Lake Ontario Room. They were: "No Margin for Error" (on professional
liability in medical care); "Dr. Carter Takes a Drive" (New York State De-
partment of Health film on care of teeth); and "A Case for Understand-
ing" (American Medical Association-American Hospital Association film
demonstrating need for regulations for hospital medical staff).
  The Wednesday afternoon session on "Quackery and Questionable
Medical Literature" convened at 2:00 P.M. in the King Arthur Room of the
Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Mr. Robert T. Lentz, presiding, introduced Mr.
Oliver Field, Director, Department of Investigation, American Medical
Association, who described the activities of his department in discovering
and discrediting quackery of all kinds.
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   Mr. Lentz then introduced Wallace Ann Wesley, Hs.D., of the Depart-
ment of Health Education of the American Medical Association, who
served as moderator for the panel, "Questionable Medical Literature: The
Library's Role in Collecting and Disseminating Information."
   Miss Mary Radmacher, Librarian of the Skokie, Illinois, Public Library,
the first speaker, discussed the responsibility of the public library. Mr.
John M. Connor, Librarian of the Los Angeles County Medical Associa-
tion, presented the position of the medical society library. The role of the
university health science library was described by Mr. Thomas P. Fleming,
Librarian, Columbia University Medical Library. The policy of the Na-
tional Library of Medicine in regard to collecting the literature of quackery
was the subject of the paper of Miss Miriam D. Hawkins, Assistant Head,
Reference Section, Reference Services Division. Miss Genevieve Cole, Li-
brarian, Treadwell Library, Massachusetts General Hospital, concluded
the panel by giving the views of the hospital librarian.
   Mr. Lentz then adjourned the session at 4:00 P.M.
   (Dr. Wesley's introductory and concluding remarks and the papers of the
panel have been submitted for publication in the BULLETIN.)
   The dinner meeting of the Dental School Libraries Group was held on
Wednesday evening, June 6, in the East Room of the Sheraton-Chicago
Hotel. Mrs. Kathleen M. Barron, Librarian of Emory University School of
Dentistry, presided over the meeting as Chairman. There were thirty-four
people present. Dr. Donald A. Washburn gave a short address of welcome
to the group. He also brought greetings from Dr. Harold Hillenbrand, the
Honorary Vice-President of the Medical Library Association, who was
unable to be present.
   Among the guests were Dr. Sholom Pearlman, the main speaker, and
Mrs. Pearlman; Dr. G. W. Teuscher, Dean of Northwestern University
Dental School; and Dr. Warren Ball, Assistant Secretary of the Council on
Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Letters were read
from Dean W. P. Schoen of Loyola University Dental School; Dean Isaac
Schour of the University of Illinois College of Dentistry; and Reginald
Sullens, Secretary of the American Association of Dental Schools. All ex-
pressed regret at being unable to be present.
  Dr. Pearlman, Secretary of the Council on Dental Research of the Ameri-
can Dental Association, was introduced by Dr. Washburn. His talk, "Re-
search and the Dental Library," was stimulating and filled with concrete
examples of how the dental librarian can aid the serious research worker
in the proper use of the modern dental library.
  After thanking Dr. Pearlman for his interesting talk, Mrs. Barron called

the meeting into a short business session. It was announced that there were
to be no Group meetings in Washington in 1963. Miss Margaret Gayley
Palmer proposed that official thanks be given to the American Dental As-
sociation, which very generously had made the dinner complimentary to
the members present. Miss Doris Erfle, Librarian of the Faculty of Dentis-
try, University of Manitoba, was elected Chairman of the Group for
  The meeting of the Hospital Libraries Group of the Medical Library
Association was held in the Crystal Foyer of the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel at
6:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 6. One hundred ten people attended.
  Miss Frida Pliefke, Librarian, Rush Medical College, presided. The first
speaker, Miss Edith Payne, Director, School of Nursing, Presbyterian,St.
Luke's Hospital, Chicago, spoke on "An Experimental Program in Nurs-
ing Education." Hans 0. Mauksch, Ph. D., Chairman, Social Science
Department, School of Nursing, and Director, Department of Patient Care
Research, Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, described "Patient
Care Research."
  The Medical School Libraries Group met at the Quadrangle Club of the
University of Chicago on Wednesday evening, June 6, as guests of the
Bio-Medical Libraries of the University of Chicago. A social hour and din-
ner preceded a speech by Dr. H. Stanley Bennett, Dean of the Division of
Biological Sciences and School of Medicine, University of Chicago. Dr,
Bennett discussed "The Importance of Libraries in Our Culture." He
emphasized that higher education is the goal of the whole nation and that
the ultimate beneficiary is not only the individual student, but the nation
and indeed the world. Thus, national support for universities and their
libraries can be demonstrated to be in the highest national interest. He
then traced the history of early Greek, Roman, and Indian libraries, which
flourished when they had national support and declined when disinterest
or bigotry prevailed.
   Miss Eleanor Johnson, Librarian of the Bio-Medical Library, University
of Chicago, and Group Chairman, presided at a short business meeting.
On the motion of Mr. Gilbert J. Clausman the members voted a resolu-
tion of thanks to the hosts of the evening for their bountiful hospitality.
Dr. Vilma Proctor, Librarian of the University of Southern California
School of Medicine, was elected Chairman of the Group for the next meet-
ing, which will be held in San Francisco in 1964, since there will be no
Group meetings at the International Congress in Washington in 1963.
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  The Medical Society Libraries Group dinner was held in the Lake Mich-
igan Room of the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel at 6:00 P.M., Wednesday, June 6.
The meeting was called to order by Miss Marjorie G. Weber, Chairman,
who introduced the distinguished guest, Miss Gertrude Annan, President of
the Medical Library Association, and the speakers, Mrs. Susan Crawford,
American Medical Association; Mr. Jeremiah A. O'Mara, American Psy-
chiatric Association; and Mr. Erich Meyerhoff, Medical Library Center of
New York. Over sixty persons attended the meeting, the second largest at-
tendance record for this Group.
   Miss Weber announced the officers of the Group for 1964 (there will be
no Group meetings in 1963): Mrs. Susan Crawford, Chairman, and Miss
Jean E. Foulke, New York Academy of Medicine Library, Secretary.
   The topic of the session was "New Developments of Interest to Medical
Society Libraries." Mr. Erich Meyerhoff presented a paper on "The Storage
Library and Beyond: Problems of Cooperation Involving Scientific and
Medical Materials." Specifically, Mr. Meyerhoff outlined experiences in
development of his own Medical Library Center. Mrs. Crawford gave a
brief overview of the history, administration, and functions of the Archive-
Library Department of the American Medical Association. Factors affect-
ing direction of development and means of adjusting to these needs were
stressed. Mr. O'Mara described development of the new Library and Ar-
chival Services of the American Psychiatric Association, authorized in
1960. Rapid growth and acquisition of rare historical materials during the
two-year history of the Services was outlined.
  A brief discussion period followed.
   The Pharmacy Libraries Group of the Medical Library Association held
its annual dinner meeting on Wednesday evening, June 6, in the Lake
Ontario Room of the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Miss Nettie A. Mehne,
Upjohn Company Library, served as Chairman, and Miss Clara A. Robe-
son, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy Library, as Secretary.
   Fred A. Bassett, Head Librarian of the Upjohn Company, spoke on
"Information Retrieval: An Annotated Introduction and Projection,"
and Robert L. Hayne, Head of the Documentation Section, Science Infor-
mation Department, Smith, Kline and French Laboratories, discussed "An
Example of Machine Retrieval of Chemical and Biomedical Literature."
   At the business meeting that followed, a communication from Miss Ruth
J. Mann, Secretary of MLA, recalled that there would be no Group meet-
ings at the 1963 meeting because of the International Congress on Medical
Librarianship. The Joint Committee on Standards for Pharmacy College

Libraries had nothing additional to report, nor had the Committee on
Classification Study. A letter from the Pharmacy Section, Science-Tech-
nology Division, Special Libraries Association, asked for the cooperation
of the Group in the preparation of a Pharmaceutical Libraries Directory.
The Group agreed to aid in any way possible.
   The Nominating Committee, composed of Miss M. Margaret Kehl and
Mrs. Gertrude Lorber, reported a slate consisting of Mrs. Ina S. Pearson,
University of the Pacific, Chairman, and Miss Elizabeth S. Eaton, Mead
Johnson Research Center, Secretary. These officers were elected to serve
for two years.
   At 8:00 A.M., Thursday, June 7, in the East Room of the Sheraton-Chi-
cago Hotel, Miss Louise M. Darling, Chairman of the Committee on Inter-
national Cooperation, presided at the International Breakfast, held to mark
the fifteenth year of the Committee's existence and the final year of the
Rockefeller Foundation grant for the traveling fellowship program. She
introduced to the 225 librarians attending the breakfast the MLA foreign
fellows present, Mrs. Fe S. Ferrer and Mr. Marc Chauveinc, and a guest,
Mr. Leonard Wertheimer of the University of Capetown Medical Library.
   After introducing the members of the present Committee sitting at the
head table-Joan Campbell, M. Ruth MacDonald, Sarah G. Mayer, and
John B. Balkema-and Robert T. Lentz, the next Chairman of the Com-
mittee, Miss Darling read the names of former Committee members: Dr.
Sanford V. Larkey, Scott Adams, Janet Doe, Robert T. Lentz, Anna
Frances Burke, John P. Ische, Mollie Sittner, Jacqueline W. Felter, Estelle
Brodman, and Eileen R. Cunningham.
   At this time as a token of esteem and affection, Miss Darling presented
a gift to Mrs. Sarah G. Mayer, member of the Committee since 1947/48.
   She then introduced Mr. Samuel Lazerow, Chief, Technical Services
Division, National Library of Medicine, who reported on his visit to the
Soviet Union from May 22 to June 10, 1961. He discussed the organization
of the Soviet medical library system, with special reference to the State
Central Medical Library (Moscow) and to the various republican central
scientific medical libraries. He described operational aspects of the system,
such as technical services, bibliographical and reference work, and housing
and equipment. Other subjects covered were training of medical librarians,
salary structure, and the employment of physicians as librarians.
   Miss Darling then introduced Miss Gertrude L. Annan, who added her
congratulations to those already given Mrs. Mayer and thanked all the
members of the Committee on International Cooperation for their efforts.
She announced that the Rockefeller Foundation has promised the As-
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         717
sociation a grant of $10,000 for the second phase of the International Fel-
lowship program, if the Association can provide matching funds. Wesley
Draper, Chairman of the Gifts and Grants Committee, is attempting to
secure these matching funds and reports that several foundations are
  After thanking the local Banquet and Meals Committee for providing
the charming table decorations carrying out the international theme, Miss
Darling declared the meeting adjourned at 9:40 A.M.

  The Seminars were held Thursday, June 7, on the Chicago Campus of
Northwestern University in Wieboldt Hall from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon
and from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
  A complete account of the seminars appears in the report of the Seminar
                        ANNUAL BANQUET
   The annual banquet was held in the Ball Room of the Sheraton-Chicago
Hotel on Thursday evening, June 7, at 7:30. Before the banquet, 345 MLA
members and their guests were entertained by Walter H. Johnson, Inc.,
at a Social Hour in the Crystal Foyer.
   Miss Gertrude L. Annan, President, presided at the banquet. Following
songs by the Chicago-Wesley Memorial Hospital School of Nursing Choral
Ensemble, directed by Mr. Gerald Smith, the President acknowledged
greetings from friends and members from this country and abroad, includ-
ing the cordial telegram from Mrs. Florrinell F. Morton, President of the
American Library Association.
   She next introduced the Association officers and the speaker sitting at the
head table and then the Association's special guests: Miss Lucy D. Germain,
Executive Director, The American Journal of Nursing Company; Dr. and
Mrs. Joseph H. McNinch; and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Benton. She also greeted
one of our own members, Mrs. Magdalene Freyder Hodgson, recently
returned to Chicago.
   Miss Annan then added: "On looking back at the banquets of past years,
one of the most attractive pictures was that of the President in a lovely,
flowing white gown at Lake Placid ten years ago. We are particularly happy
that Miss Margueriete Prime is able to be with us tonight."
   Following the introductions, Mrs. Mildred Crowe Langner announced
that the 1962 Murray Gottlieb Prize Essay Award was won by Mr. Robert
T. Divett, Librarian, University of Utah Library of Medical Sciences, for
his article, "Medicine and the Mormons." (The essay will be published in
a future issue of the BULLETIN.) Mr. Divett is the first person to have won
this award twice.
   The President then introduced Dr. Donald A. Washburn, who in turn
introduced the chairmen of the hardworking Convention committees.
   The banquet speaker, Mr. George Bugbee, President of the Health
Information Foundation, was introduced by Miss Annan as being well-
known in Chicago and New York and on the national scene. Executive
Director of the American Hospital Association for eleven years, in 1954 he
came to New York as the President of the Health Information Foundation.
In May 1962 Mr. Bugbee became Director of the University of Chicago's
Program in Hospital Administration in the Graduate School of Business,
which is incorporating the program of the Health Information Founda-
tion. The title of his address was: "You Can Teach an Old Dog New
Tricks." (This paper has been submitted for publication in the BULLETIN.)
  The Convention reconvened Friday, June 8, at 10:10 A.M. in the Boule-
vard Room of the Sheraton-Chicago Hotel. Miss Mary Louise Marshall,
Emeritus Librarian and Emeritus Professor of Medical Bibliography of
Tulane University School of Medicine, presided at the panel discussion on
"Library Standards: Their Development and Implementation." Following
Miss Marshall's introductory speech, in which she traced the development
of the Medical Library Association's Certification program, Melvin W.
Green, Ph.D., Director of Educational Relations of the American Council
on Pharmaceutical Education, spoke on accreditation standards for a col-
lege of pharmacy.
  Warren G. Ball, D.D.S., Assistant Secretary, Council on Dental Educa-
tion of the American Dental Association, discussed dental library stand-
  Glenn R. Leymaster, M.D., Associate Secretary, Council on Medical
Education and Hospitals, represented the American Medical Association.
  Kenneth B. Babcock, M.D., Director of the Joint Commission on Ac-
creditation of Hospitals, described the Commission's work and spoke of
the need many small hospitals had for help in building and maintaining
their libraries.
   Miss Ellen Anderson, Director of Nursing, Columbia Hospital School of
Nursing, Milwaukee, represented the National League for Nursing and
discussed its activities in accreditation of educational programs for nursing.
(These papers and a summary of the discussion have been submitted for
publication in the BULLETIN.)
  Miss Marshall then introduced the Chairman of the Committee on
Standards for Medical Librarianship, Mrs. Helen Monahan, Librarian,
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                        719
Medical Library of Mecklenburg County, Charlotte, North Carolina, who
served as Moderator for a question and answer period.
   The librarians serving as discussants were: Miss Margaret Gayley Palmer,
University of Pennsylvania School of Dentistry, Philadelphia, for the den-
tal school library; Miss Margaret Alverson, Veterans Administration
Hospital, Minneapolis, for the hospital medical library; Vern M. Pings,
Ph.D., Wayne State University College of Medicine, Detroit, for the medi-
cal school library; Mrs. Catherine O'Day Hollis, Mercy Central School of
Nursing, Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the nursing school library; Sister
Teresa Louise, The Jerome Medical Library, St. Joseph's Hospital, St.
Paul, for the integrated hospital library; Mr. Philip Rosenstein, Brooklyn
College of Pharmacy, Brooklyn, for the pharmacy school library, and Mrs.
Ida Marian Robinson, Health Sciences Library, University of Maryland,
Baltimore, panel member-at-large.
   Questions from the floor were also presented to the speakers. At 12:00
noon Mrs. Monahan turned the chair back to Miss Marshall, who declared
the meeting adjourned.
                  FINAL BUSINESS SESSION
  The final business session was called to order by the President at 1:35
P.M., Friday, June 8, in the Boulevard Room, Sheraton-Chicago Hotel.
   Miss Ruth J. Mann read the report of the Secretary. Following this
report, those present stood while the names of the members who had died
during the past year were read.
                     REPORT OF THE SECRETARY
   The Board of Directors of the Medical Library Association held three
meetings during the year: the first on May 12, 1961, at the Olympic Hotel,
Seattle, Washington; the second, February 3-4, 1962, at the Sheraton-
Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois; the third on June 4, 1962, at the Sheraton-
Chicago Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.
   Throughout the year, 128 members, elected or appointed, participated
in the activities of the Association. Eleven members served on the Board of
Directors, 16 represented the Association on joint committees, 6 served as
appointed officers, and 115 worked on committees. Twenty-eight members
served in more than one capacity.
  The firm of Reilly, Penner and Benton, Auditors, continued to handle
the financial affairs of the Association.
   Only one library requested a certificate of membership.
  The President, Miss Gertrude L. Annan, represented the Association
and gave an address at the dedication ceremonies of the new National
Library of Medicine at Bethesda, Maryland, on December 14 and 15, 1961.
  The elected secretary, Miss Ruth J. Mann, represented the Association at
the 27th meeting of the Council of the International Federation of Library
Associations at Edinburgh, Scotland, September 4-8, 1961.
  During the year, the elected Secretary and the Executive Secretary held
two conferences, at which the duties of each were defined.
  We are gratified that Mrs. Johanna Grimes has continued her sponsor-
ship of the Murray Gottlieb Prize Essay program and to announce that
the first Ida and George Eliot Prize, sponsored by Mr. George Eliot, was
awarded at this convention.
  Donations to the Marion Dondale Scholarship Fund have increased,
and it is hoped that more members will contribute.
  It is with profound regret that we record the names of the following
members who have died since our last meeting:
               Miss Catherine E. Kennedy-Active Member
                Miss Marjorie E. Larson-Active Member
             Miss Shelley Virginia Marshall-Active Member
             Mrs. Olga S. Nell-Institutional Representative
                 Dr. Atherton Seidell-Associate Member
                                                           RUTH J. MANN
  Your Executive Secretary started to work for the Association on August
15, 1961. Members of the Central Office Committee spent two days intro-
ducing her to the operation and philosophy of the Association. Within a
week an appropriate office was found, and on September 1 the room was
ready for occupancy. The middle of September, the Secretary discussed
her assignment with the President and was asked to work first on the MLA
Archives, the membership records, and publicity.
   The Archives were requested immediately. They have now been put
into filing cabinets in the form in which they came from the Library of
the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland. The materials still need
to be sorted and new folders made.
   Miss Patricia Kinnison of the University of Kansas Medical Center Li-
brary donated many hours of her time each week for a period of two and
one-half months to making certain that the membership records were cor-
rect for the moment. A double postal was mailed to 348 individual and
326 institutional members in the United States, and a letter was sent to
each of the 134 foreign members of the Association. A follow-up letter
went to 45 members, and 26 members still have not replied. The neces-
sary corrections were made in the central office records and forwarded to
the Auditor, the BULLETIN Business Manager, the Exchange Manager, and
the Chairman of the Membership Committee.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                        721
   The biennial membership list, which ordinarily appears in the July
issue of the BULLETIN, has been sent to the Editor and to the Associate Edi-
tor. Last minute changes will be inserted in galley proof. Sixteen addi-
tional questions about names or addresses were raised while we were get-
ting the list ready, and letters enclosing return envelopes were mailed to
these members at the end of March.
   Publicity from the central office has consisted of a newsletter (MLA
News), a page in the BULLETIN, press releases, an invitation, and a progress
report. Two numbers of the irregularly issued MLA News have been
mailed to members. A page in the October 1961, the January 1962, and
TION was written over the signature of the Executive Secretary. Press re-
leases covering the establishment of a central office, the appointment of
an executive secretary, the MLA officers for 1961/62, courses in medical
librarianship to be given during the spring and summer of 1962, and an-
nouncement of the sixty-first annual conference and of the spring meeting
of the New York Regional Group have been sent to newspapers and peri-
odicals and to the MLA officers and committee members. An invitation
to visit the new central office was sent to all MLA officers and committee
members. A midwinter progress report was sent to the Central Office Com-
mittee and to the President of the Association.
   Miscellaneous chores included making arrangements for the 1962 mid-
winter Board meeting and the writing and distributing of the Minutes of
this meeting; referring requests concerning jobs, membership in the As-
sociation, recruitment, the annual conference, courses in medical librarian-
ship, etc., to the appropriate committee; and answering questions about
membership directories, organizing a small library, personnel statistics,
BULLETIN reprints, the MLA mailing list, future convention sites, etc.
   I have been impressed by the devotion of the MLA membership to the
work of the Association. I consider it a privilege to be associated with the
group. I hope that I may relieve you of some of your less rewarding duties.
                                                   HELEN BROWN SCHMIDT
                                                   Executive Secretary

                    REPORT     OF THE    TREASURER
   The Treasurer this year has continued to function as the distributor of
checks for the Association. Since March 3, 1961, the date concluding the
previous report, 319 checks have been signed and forwarded, amounting
to $67,601.67. The detailed accounting of the finances of the Association
is included in the Auditor's report that follows. In addition, the report of
the Chairman of the Finance Committee will also give you additional ac-
tivities of the year. Looking ahead, we hope to streamline the financial
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operation and cut down the time element between receipt of invoices and
                                                        JOHN P. ISCHA
                             AUDITOR'S REPORT
                                                                          Exhibit "A"
                                  Chicago, Illinois
                      BALANCE SHEET-DECEMBER 31, 1961
General and Reserve Fund Assets:
    General checking account ........................... $           620.72
      Savings account ......................................       3,049.18
      Total general cash ............................................          $3,669.90
  Investments (Schedule 1):
    United States Savings Bonds-At redemption values        $ 4,250.00

    United States Treasury obligations-At cost ...........   14,714.67
    Savings and loan accounts ............................ 24,912.65
    Mutual fund stocks-At cost .......................... 27,391.82

        Total investments ..............................................       71,269.14
        Total general and reserve fund assets ........................ $74,939.04
Trust Fund:
  Rockefeller Fellowship Fund-Cash in special checking account (Ex-
    hibit "'C") ...................................................      5,600.99
            Total assets ................................................ $80,540.03
                            LIABILITIES AND FUND BALANCES
     Withheld taxes, Social Security taxes, and retirement funds payable. $       622.28
Fund Balances:
   Rockefeller Fellowship Fund ........................... $ 5,600.99
   Association Funds (Exhibit "B"):
     Scholarship fund ......................... $ 1,152.11
     Prize fund .............................           100.00
     Expansion and development fund ......... 71,269.14
     General fund ............ ...............        1,795.51
        Total funds controlled by Association ...............     74,316.76
          Total fund balances ................    ..........................   79,917.75
            Total liabilities and fund balances ..........................     $80,540.03
                                                                                  Exhibit "B"
                        GENERAL FUND
                   Year Ended December 31, 1961
                                                    Actual Income         1961         Comparative
                                                     and Expenses        Budget            1960
    Institutional Members........... $15,187.50                          $14,200 $14,043.00
    Active Members................     8,295.15                            8,100   8,020.80
    Associate Members..............      960.00                            1,000     965.00
    Sustaining Members.............      500.00                              500     500.00

      Total.....................................            $24,942.65 $23,800 $23,528.80
    Subscriptions ...................      $ 3,409.45                    $ 2,400 $ 2,386.90
    Advertising....................         2,077.99                       2,200   2,177.46
    Special income July issue.......        1,912.50
    Back issues and extra copies.....         488.43                             150         132.79

      Total.....................................             7,888.37        4,750         4,697.15
  Scholarship grant.............................                                           I,000.00
  Royalties from Handbook.....................               2,151.00        2,000         2,175.50
  Sales of Brodman book........................                175.00            100         115.00
  Sales of Cumulative Index....................                 14.42                         26.28
  Sales of paperbound Directory..................               39.00                        243.00
                                                               128.71            300         143.79
  Royalties on cloth bound Directory.............
  Vital Notes-Fees..............................               571.00            900         882.75
  Certification fees..............................             420.00            300         360.00
  Dondale Scholarship gifts....................                535.00             50          52.00
  Gifts for prizes...............................              200.00            200

  Interest and Dividends:
    Savings and loan shares .........      $ 1,025.97'                                 $     961.29
    Bonds .........................            694.42                                         7.82
    Stocks ..........................          879.64                    $   2,500
    Savings   account .................           162.79J                                    158.01

      Total.....................................             2,762.82        2,500         2,460.69
  Annual Meeting-Gross receipts... $ 8,918.19                            $ 8,000 $ 7,285.30
                   -Expenses ........        8,658.34                      8,000   6,450.83

      Net from meeting.........................                259.85        -               834.47
  Refresher courses-Receipts .......       $ 1,035.00                    $ 2,000 $ 2,036.00
                     -Expenses   .......       737.14                      2,000   1,601.99
      Net from courses..........................               297.86        -               434.01
  Exchange income.............................                   33.01       -
  Miscellaneous income.........................                 113.37            50          54.06

        Total general fund income.                          $40,532.06 $34,950 $37,007.50
                                                                               Exhibit "B"-Concluded
                                                               Actual Income           1961     Comparative
                                                               and Expenses           Budget        1960
  Central Office:
    Salaries......................... $ 4,046.43
    Social Security and retirement. .     271.39
    Rent .    .........................   600.00
       Equipment and furnishings            ......      1,904.19
       Supplies, travel, and other ex-
         pense ........................                 1,831.84

      Total.....................................                       $ 8,653.85 $21,100
  Association Exchange........................                           7,578.69   6,735          6,625.63
  BULLETIN costs................................                        14,058.69 12,000          11,653.57

    President and President-Elect.                                                   $    300 $      44.85
       Secretary ....................... $                  320.04                        300       221.72
       Treasurer's (auditing) office.                       250.11                        500       311.74

       Total.....................................                          570.15 $ 1,100 $ 578.31
  Board travel..................................                           525.88     800    525.58
  Accounting services.........................                           1,700.00   1,760  1,600.00
  Committee expenses (Schedule 2)..............                            478.74   2,170  1,293.76
  Reproduction of annual reports................                           136.13     200    197.00
  General stationery and supplies................                          330.80     700    497.20
  Brodman book expenses.....................                                19.37             14.33
  Directory expenses............................                           124.36      40      2.40
  Scholarships awarded.........................                          1,200.00   1,200    750.00
  Memberships in other organizations...........                            200.50     150     75.00
  Representation at meetings....................                            51.82     200     44.50
  Vital Notes expense............................                        1,258.07     750    715.32
  Prizes awarded...............................                            100.00     200    100.00
  Advanced for International Congress.........                           2,000.00   2,000
  Advanced for 1962 Annual Meeting............                             100.00
  Handbook reprinting.........................                           1,100.00
  Manual expense...............................                                        50
  Miscellaneous expense........................                             88.25      70     74.95
           Total general fund expenses............. $40,275.350 $51,225 $24,747.55
             Excess of income over expenses.        $ 256.776 $(16,275) $12,259.95

                                   FUND BALANCES FOR 1961
                               (Exclusive of Rockefeller Fellowship Fund)
                                Balance                                                           Balance
                               January 1,                       Disburse-                       December 31,
                                  1961           Receipts            ments        Transfers*        1961
Scholarship Fund .$ 1,817.11 $                        535.00 $ 1,200.00 $                       $ 1,152.11
Prize Fund                                            200.00     100.00                             100.00
Expansion and De-
  velopment Fund.             57,868.98                                          13,400 .16       71,269.14
General Fund . .               14,373.91        39,797.06       38,975.30        (13,400 .16)      1,795.51
       Totals                $74,060.00        $40,532.06      $40,275.30                       $74,316.76
   *   Transfers represent increase in investments.
                                                                              Exhibit "C"
                          Year Ended December 31, 1961
General Fund:
  Cash balance, January 1, 1961...................................... $16,191.02
  Cash receipts:
     Income receipts (Exhibit "B") ...................... $40,532.06
    Withheld income, Social Security taxes, and retirement.   1,153.18
     Bonds redeemed .4,404.85

        Total .$46,090.09
    Less investment income added to principal of:
      Savings and loan accounts .......     ........ $1,025.97
      Stocks (stock dividends) .................        290.00
      Savings bonds .    .........................      130.00 1,445.97
          Net cash receipts..........................................              44,644.12
            Net cash receipts plus opening balance..................... $60,835.14
  Cash disbursements:
    Expense disbursements (Exhibit "B") ......      .......... $40,275.30
    Withheld taxes and retirement paid ...................         530.90
    Stocks and bonds purchased ..........................       16,359.04
            Net cash disbursements.................................                57,165.24
                Cash balance, December 31, 1961.......................             $ 3,669.90
Rockefeller Fellowship Fund:
  Cash balance, January 1, 1961......................................              $ 9,583.70
  Cash receipts:
     Amounts received on Foundation grants:
       Andrea De Derka ....................... $1,891.00
       Fe S. Ferrer ............................ 3,900.00
      Charles Tettey ..........................          2,877.00 $ 8,668.00
    Expense refund......................................                  30.00
        Total receipts..............................................                8,698.00
          Receipts plus opening balance..............................              $18,281.70
  Cash disbursements:
      Uthai Dhutiyabhodhi .......       ............ $2,332.00
      S. Matsuda ......... 2,781.00
      Maren Hvardal ..       ......................   1,635.00
      Charles Tettey ..........................          2,291.00
      Fe S. Ferrer .  ...........................        1,972.00
      Andrea De Derka ..........     .............       1,666.00 $12,677.00
    Administrative expenses.                                               3.71
          Total disbursements ............           ...........................    12,680.71

            Cash balance, December 31, 1961 .........................              $ 5,600.99


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728                      MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

                                                                          Schedule 2
                         COMMITTEE EXPENSES-1961
                                                                        Actual   1961
                                                                       Expenses Budget
Membership ....................................................        $ 36.05 $ 125
Central Office .    ................................................     89.28     100
Recruitment ....................................................         81.90 1,000
Awards .......................................................           99.12     100
Standards ......................................................         19.66
Curriculum .....................................................         26.99
Certification ....................................................       49.71     110
International Cooperation ......................................         48.00      50
Miscellaneous ...................................................        28.03     685

      Total ............                                               $478.74 $2,170

                        REPORT OF THE BULLETIN
   Precedents have been broken, history has been made, and the BULLETIN
is a continuing success! The first supplement to the BULLETIN was issued
as Part 2 of the January 1961 issue. In addition to the 11 chapters of the
Supplement, which contained 96 pages, the 4 issues of Volume 49 for the
year 1961 contained a total of 735 pages; 667 of these were devoted to. text,
52 to advertisement, and 16 to the Index. Of the total pages of text, 83
pages contained the Association's Proceedings. This volume is the largest
in the quarterly's history.
   Thirty-eight original articles appeared in the four regular issues. Li-
brarians were the authors of thirty-two of these, and physicians and others
were responsible for the remaining six articles. The Murray Gottlieb Prize
Essay Award continues to be printed in the BULLETIN; the Fifth Award
Essay appeared in the January issue. The July 1961 issue was a special
anniversary number of the National Library of Medicine and was edited
by Dr. Frank B. Rogers.
   The cost of the BULLETIN for the year was $14,058.69. Income from paid
subscriptions, sale of back issues, and advertising totaled $7,888.37, leav-
ing $6,170.32 to be paid for by the Association to underwrite the cost of
subscriptions sent to individual and institutional members and the cost
of publication of the Association's official reports and proceedings.
   The Editorial Board was composed of Mildred Crowe Langner (Janu-
ary-June) and Alfred N. Brandon (July-December), Editor; Jacqueline
W. Felter, Associate Editor; David A. Kronick (January-June) and Fred-
erick D. Bryant (July-December), Business Manager; Frederick D. Bryant
(January-June) and Eugene Muench (July-December), Assistant Business
Manager; and G. S. T. Cavanagh (January-June) and Mildred Crowe
Langner (July-December), Chairman, Publication Committee.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                       729
  The Waverly Press continued to give excellent service as publishers of
                                                  ALFRED N. BRANDON

  Mr. Brandon made the following addition to his report:
  Announcements in advance of regional group meetings should now be
sent to the Executive Secretary for publication in MLA News instead of
in the BULLETIN. Reports of these meetings, on the other hand, should be
sent to the Associate Editor of the BULLETIN SO that they may become part
of a permanent indexed record of MLA activities. Lists of new officers
should be sent to both the BULLETIN and MLA News.
   I would like to take this opportunity to advise you of the name and
address of the incoming Associate Editor, who takes over responsibilities
as Associate Editor commencing with the October issue of the BULLETIN.
He is Mr. Stanley D. Truelson, Jr., State University of New York Upstate
Medical Center Library, 766 Irving Avenue, Syracuse 10, N. Y. So if you
will address your news items and personal notes henceforth to Mr. Truel-
son, we would appreciate it.

                  AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
  This Committee was discontinued by action of the Executive Board at
the midwinter meeting, 1962. It had served a useful purpose during the
past ten years, when policies were developing more rapidly than the ma-
chinery for coordinating them, but the central office now provides a logical
location for the master copy of the Manual, and the Executive Secretary
becomes the logical custodian.
  A copy of the statement of functions and procedures that should be a
part of the continuing files of each office and committee should also be
available in the Manual maintained at headquarters. Any revisions should
be submitted promptly to the Executive Secretary.
                                                         HELEN CRAWFORD

   In addition to individual notices, a complete listing of positions regis-
tered with Placement was sent out in September and January, and another
is being prepared for early May. The recipients were all individuals listed
with Placement; all institutions offering positions; executive officers and
committee chairmen of MLA; the Executive Secretary; all approved li-
brary schools; MLA members in areas not covered by any of the above
distribution; and, on request, anyone who asked for the list. Each list
carried the request to pass along the information so that the maximum
number of people could learn of available positions. To keep the infor-
mation up-to-date, supplementary new listings were published in MLA
News in November and March.
  Each listing carried a short questionnaire to be returned to the Place-
ment Advisor to assure correct information. One extra form was mailed
to each applicant to verify the individual and institutional status.
  It is impossible to arrive at an accurate conclusion as to the success of
placing applicants or filling positions, since the majority of withdrawals
merely requested removal of the name or position from the Active File.
  At this date (April 20), the figures are as follows:
                               ACTIVE FILE
           Individuals .......               60, plus 9 pending
           Positions .......                 47, plus 7 pending
           Individuals .......               53
           Positions .......                 26
   Grateful acknowledgement is made to the Public Health Research In-
stitute and the Bureau of Laboratories of the New York City Department
of Health for the mimeographing and mailing folders for all the lists; to
Miss Shirley Bernt, who duplicated all the material; and to Mr. Gilbert
Clausman, who attended to the mailing facilities.
                                                    MARY FENLON KAYLOR
                                                    Placement Advisor
                  REPORTS     OF   REGIONAL GROUPS
  Regional Groups of the Medical Library Association are now in the
fifteenth year of their existence, the first one having been organized in
1947. From a single group that year, they have grown to the present total
of nine, and there may be more in the near future. The regions repre-
sented include Southern, Midwest, New England, Southern California,
Pacific Northwest, San Francisco and Bay Area, Philadelphia, New York,
and Washington, D.C. Some of these areas are so large that there may be
division of some of them at a later date. It is also believed that some areas
                        SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                           731
not now included may be interested in organizing regional groups. This
report will not include details as to officers, meetings, etc., since those facts
will be reported for each individual group in an early issue of the BULLE-
   This will be the final report submitted by the undersigned. The co-
ordinating of the groups will become one of the functions of the central
office, where it properly belongs, since the information is collected there;
any other coverage seems a duplication of effort. This has been a most
satisfying and rewarding appointment, and I have enjoyed it greatly, but
I feel that I have not been able to devote enough time to it recently to do
justice to its demands. I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks
to all the Regional Group officers who have worked with me during the
past several years. They have done a fine job in promoting the activities
of the Medical Library Association.
                                               OTILIA GOODE
                                               Regional Group Coordinator
                    MIDWEST REGIONAL GROUP
   The Midwest Regional Group held its 1961 fall meeting at the Mayo
Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, on October 27 and 28.
   The midwinter meeting was held February 2, 1962, at the American
Medical Association, Chicago, Illinois. (See BULLETIN 50: 277, Apr. 1962.)
   Miss Alice Dunlap, American Hospital Association, Chicago, Illinois,
is the Chairman of the Group; Mrs. Vera Flandorf, Children's Memorial
Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, is the Secretary.
  The New England Regional Group of the Medical Library Association
met in Concord, New Hampshire, on October 20 and 21 at the New Hamp-
shire State Hospital with Mrs. Margaret T. MacKown as Chairman.
  There were seventy-seven registrants from all six New England states,
upper New York State, and eastern Canada.
  The program was described in the BULLETIN 50: 113-114, Jan. 1962.
  The meeting in 1962 will be in Bar Harbor, Maine, under the Chair-
manship of Miss Joan Staats of Roscoe B. Jackson Memorial Laboratory,
Bar Harbor, Maine.
                  NEW YORK REGIONAL GROUP
  A joint meeting of the New York and Philadelphia Regional Groups
was held November 18 at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. An
account of this meeting can be found in the BULLETIN 50: 116, Jan. 1962.
  On April 4, 1962, a meeting was held at the New York University-Belle-

vue Medical Center. Dean Neal Harlow of the Graduate School of Li-
brary Science, Rutgers University, spoke on "The Raging Book."
  Sonia S. Wohl, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, New York
City, is the 1962 Chairman. Philip Rosenstein, Brooklyn College of Phar-
macy, Brooklyn, New York, is the Secretary.
  Miss Marjorie G. Weber of Spokane Medical Library is the 1962 Chair-
man of the Group, and Mr. A. Patrick Collins, U.S. Public Health Service,
Rocky Mountain Laboratory, Hamilton, Montana, is the Secretary.
  The Philadelphia Regional Group has a membership of eighty-three.
At the April 24 meeting the following officers were elected: Chairman, Mr.
Samuel A. Davis; Vice-Chairman, Miss Jacqueline Bastille; Secretary-
Treasurer, Miss Elizabeth Thorp.
  Three meetings were held during the year. The fall meeting was a joint
meeting with the New York Chapter, attended by 130 members.
  An evening course in medical librarianship was offered again this year
under the auspices of Drexel Institute. Twenty-six were enrolled in the
course, taught by Mr. Robert T. Lentz.
  Three librarians from abroad visited Philadelphia libraries August
14-18 under the MLA Exchange Program.
  The informal journal exchange was most successful. The "Not" Com-
mittee is working toward a program of cooperative purchase of items not
available in this area. The list of journals indexed by Index Medicus has
been checked for holdings of the five medical school libraries and the
College of Physicians. Xerox copies of this list will be made available to
  The annual joint meeting of the Medical Library Group of Southern
California and the San Francisco and Bay Area Regional Group took
place October 5-7 at the University of California, Los Angeles. (See BULLE-
TIN 50: 113, Jan. 1962.)
  The Directory is now in progress of revision. Miss Marie Abbruzzese is
Chairman of the Committee.
   Officers for the year 1961/62 were: President, Mrs. Josephine Norten;
Vice-President, Miss Marie Abbruzzese; Secretary, Mr. Everett Cunning-
ham; Treasurer, Mrs. Brigitta Vardasz. Officers for the year 1962/63 are:
President, Mr. Jack Miller; Vice-President, Mrs. Dorothy Dragonette;
Secretary, Mrs. Brigitta Vardasz; and Treasurer, Mrs. Vera Loomis.
                        SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                          733
  Members of the Medical Library Group of Southern California held
their spring meeting on April 24-25, 1962, at the University of California
Conference Center at Lake Arrowhead. On April 24 Donald Black of the
University of California Physics Library talked on mechanization of li-
brary procedures, and Melvin Kavin of Kater-Crafts Bookbinders demon-
strated various technical processes. Seminars in medical librarianship were
held the following day. Robert F. Lewis, Biomedical Library, University
of California at Los Angeles, was elected President of the Group. Miss
Frances Ishii, Memorial Hospital of Long Beach, is Vice-President; Leroy
W. Otto, Vernier Radcliffe Memorial Library, Loma Linda University, is
Secretary; and Mrs. Helen W. Hawley, White Memorial Library, Loma
Linda University, is Treasurer.
  The Southern Regional Group held its eleventh annual meeting Oc-
tober 20-21 in Austin, Texas. (See BULLETIN 50: 115-116, Jan. 1962.)
  This Regional Group usually has one meeting each year. Because of
the dedication ceremonies of the National Library of Medicine, the Group
did not meet during the fall of 1961.
  The 1962 meeting is scheduled for October 13 in Richmond, Virginia,
with the Richmond Academy of Medicine and Tompkins-McCaw Library
of the Medical College of Virginia as joint hosts. The Chairman of the
Steering Committee for this meeting is Mrs. June Leath Huntley, Director
of Tompkins-McCaw Library. Members of the library staff will serve on
the Steering Committee. A regular slate of officers is not elected by this
Group. At each annual meeting the Chairman of the Steering Committee
for the next year is elected. It is the usual practice to elect the librarian of
the host institution.
                  REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON
   In administering the Medical Library Association's foreign fellowship
program this year, the Committee on International Cooperation awarded
one study fellowship and two travelling fellowships. The study fellowship
has enabled Mrs. Fe Ferrer, Librarian of the Institute of Hygiene, Uni-
versity of the Philippines, to follow her training year at the University
of Kansas Medical Center Library with a year at Columbia University,
where she will complete the work for her M.S. in L.S. degree at the end of
the summer session. She observed in libraries in the New York area during

the school year, attended the Medical Library Association Annual Meet-
ing in Chicago, and then went on to visit libraries in the Midwest and in
New England. Following the summer session, she will observe in medical
libraries in the Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washington, D. C., area.
   Travelling fellowships went to Miss Maren Hvardal, Medical Librarian
of the Universitetsbiblioteket, Oslo, Norway, and Mr. Charles Tettey, Li-
brarian of the Medical Research Institute of Ghana. Both observed in
many libraries across the country and completed their fellowships with
interesting accounts of their experiences in the United States. Mr. Tettey,
who was here for six months against four for Miss Hvardal, also attended
the summer course in medical librarianship and the Workshop on Com-
parative Librarianship at Columbia University.
   For 1962/63 there have been seven applicants from India; three from
Nigeria; two each from Turkey, Pakistan, and the Philippines; and one
each from Fiji, Czechoslovakia, Norway, Senegal, Japan, Italy, Colombia,
Mexico, and Brazil; as well as general inquiries from library and public
health organizations in Puerto Rico and Iran. Around a third of the candi-
dates carried their applications to completion, and from these, three have
been awarded travelling fellowships of six months each: Mr. Marc Chau-
veinc, Librarian of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Dakar, Senegal;
Mrs. Julie Kriivinkova, Superintendent of Medical Libraries, Institute for
Medical Documentation, Ministry of Health, Prague, Czechoslovakia; and
Mr. Samuel 0. Falayi, Medical Librarian of the Federal Laboratory Serv-
ice, Yaba, Nigeria.
   Since 1962/63 will mark the fifteenth and final year of the Rockefeller
Foundation grant for the fellowship program, much thought has been de-
voted to considering the direction the work of the International Coopera-
tion Committee should take in the future. In general, the Committee hopes
to continue and enlarge its program of assistance to foundations and other
organizations which from time to time sponsor the training of foreign
medical librarians in this country and, in addition, to serve as a clearing
house for inquiries from foreign sources on American medical libraries
and literature. Several initial steps have been taken to make the services
of the Committee more widely known, but it is as yet too early to report
   Miss Ruth MacDonald served as the representative to the CNLA Joint
Committee for Visiting Foreign Librarians, which continued its planning
for a national information and referral center. She reports that a plan for
action was approved by CNLA on May 4, 1962. Details will be announced
   The Committee wishes to express its gratitude to the many members of
                        SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         735
the Association who have given so freely in time and hospitality to the
international cooperation program this year.
                                                          LOUISE DARLING
                                                          JOHN B. BALKEMA
  Miss Louise Darling, Chairman of the Committee on International Co-
operation, introduced the MLA fellow, Mrs. Fe Ferrer, Librarian of the
Institute of Hygiene, University of the Philippines, who gave the follow-
ing report:

                  REPORT OF THE MLA FELLOW
   Madame President, Members of the Association:
   It is, indeed, a great privilege to be able to attend this convention, which
in the past I have only read about. I take this rare occasion to extend to
the members of the Medical Library Association the warm greetings of
the Filipino people. For my part, I wish to express my deep appreciation
to all those who have made my fellowship possible. It has opened an op-
portunity for me to serve my people, and for this I am grateful.
  I shall try to give you a picture of the library to which some of the li-
brary usages I am now learning in theory at Columbia's School of Library
Service and in practice in my library tour will be adapted to suit its local
   The Institute of Hygiene Library was established as part of the Uni-
versity of the Philippines library system in 1931 through a grant of the
Rockefeller Foundation. The Institute's building together with the Li-
brary's collection was destroyed during World War II. Again the Rocke-
feller Foundation put the present Institute back on its feet with a recon-
structed building and some basic texts in public health.
   The Library has a collection of about five thousand volumes and a sub-
scription to thirty journal titles. It has practically no book fund to speak
of, not even to pay completely for its journal subscriptions. Its resources
and part of its journal subscriptions are derived from donations and what-
ever it can get in exchange for the Acta medica Philippina, which is a
joint publication of the Institute and the College of Medicine. Obviously,
this collection cannot adequately meet the instructional and research
needs of five hundred students and about fifty faculty and staff members,
to say nothing of the hospital and College of Medicine staffs, who also use
its facilities.

   But all is not dark in this picture. The new University Librarian is an
energetic, service-oriented individual who is agitating for allocation of
book funds on the basis of demonstrated need, rather than on the basis of
enrollment, which is the present measure of allocation. The redesigna-
tion of library material, which up to now is designated as unexpendable
property, has been recommended strongly to the administration. Favor-
able action would lead to the opening of closed stacks, which so far have
been the library's instinctive defence against this unrealistic designation.
Last, the recent incorporation of the Institute of Hygiene Library into
the Medical Library will lead to economies not possible when they were
maintained and administered as separate units.
   The Institute of Hygiene Library will stand as a token in our part of
the world of your efforts to further the ends of library service.
                                                                Ft FERRER
                                                                MLA Fellow

   The detailed activities of the Committee on Standards for Medical Li-
brarianship are included in the reports of the Subcommittees on Recruit-
ment, Internship, Curriculum, and Certification.
   The ad hoc Committee to Study the Effectiveness of the Certification
Program asked for recommendations from each of the subcommittees,
which were made.
   The Committee was asked to vote on an application for Grade III certi-
fication. The Standards Committee agreed with the Subcommittee on
   The Board of Directors voted to give one scholarship of $150 for each
of the approved courses in medical library science. Eduardo de los Reyes
was awarded a scholarship to Drexel, and Helen Cesvet was awarded one
to Western Reserve University. At this writing, all the scholarship applica-
tions haven't been received, and it is impossible to announce the recipients
of the remaining scholarships before the Annual Meeting.
   This has been a very busy year. The Chairman wishes to thank all the
members of her Committee for their fine cooperation.
                                                         HELEN MONAHAN
  The routine work of the Subcommittee was as follows:
                         SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                                 737
                                                                          Total to date
Requests for information concerning certification answered ...       76
Application blanks forwarded                   ..                    58
Applications approved for Grade I       .        .................   27       258
Applications approved for Grade II       .        ................    5        14
Applications approved for Grade III                ..                 0         2
Special applications approved        ...................              1         2
Applications disapproved for Grade III ........................       I
Applications disapproved for Special certification ...                I
Applications in progress (in April)              ..                   5

  There was a considerable amount of correspondence not directly con-
cerned with giving information concerning certification. The Subcom-
mittee prepared the examination for special certification, made arrange-
ments for the candidate's taking it, and graded it. Hectographed copies
of the Subcommittee's Manual of Procedures were made, including the
changes of last year and a list of library schools approved by ALA. The
Subcommittee cooperated to the best of its ability with the ad hoc com-
mittee which had been set up to review the curriculum and certification
program of MLA.
                                                                 VERA FLANDORF
   This year two courses in medical librarianship were investigated and
surveyed, approval of which was referred to the Committee on Standards:
Course No. 592, Introduction to Medical Librarianship, Western Reserve
University School of Library Science; offered spring semester, 1961; In-
structor, Dr. David A. Kronick. Course No. S628, Reference and Bibliog-
raphy: Medical Sciences, Catholic University of America Department of
Library Science; offered summer session, 1961; Instructors, Jane M. Ful-
cher and Isabelle T. Anderson.
   A third, Course No. 218, Bibliography of the Medical and Life Sciences,
offered by the School of Library Service at the University of California at
Los Angeles in the fall semester of 1961 with Louise Darling as instructor,
was investigated and surveyed, but final approval awaits accreditation of
the school by the American Library Association.
   In order to obtain factual data concerning the courses, a detailed ques-
tionnaire was sent to all instructors in December. These will be compiled
before the end of the year, and a number of recommendations for changes
in the existing Minimum Standards, based on the data collected, will be
presented to the Committee on Standards.
   Eighty-seven inquiries concerning training for medical librarianship

were answered by the Chairman following the announcement of the
schedule of courses to be offered during the spring and summer terms of
1962 in various medical and library publications.
   This has been a busy year. The Chairman has appreciated the assistance
of a most cooperative subcommittee and takes this opportunity to thank
its members for their support.
                                                         ELSIE BERGLAND
  Miss Bergland added one further item to her report:
  After deliberations at the beginning of the Convention, the Subcom-
mittee on Curriculum presented to the Committee on Standards recom-
mendations for revisions of four sections of the Minimum Standards.
  No new applications for approval of internship programs were received
during the year.
  One letter of inquiry concerning the level of training given medical
library interns was received and answered.
  The Subcommittee recommended to the Committee on Standards that
the Code on Certification be revised to provide an additional grade for
individuals having served an internship without having taken one of the
formal courses.
                                                         MARIE HARVIN
   The Subcommittee on Recruitment has had a very busy year. The two
brochures, "Be A Medical Librarian" and "Choose Medical Librarian-
ship," have been revised. Mrs. Mildred Crowe Langner revised "Be...,"
and members of the Committee revised "Choose...." The Texas Medical
Association printed six thousand brochures for us, so our only expense
was for the paper and the plates.
   The address of the MLA central office is listed on the new Recruitment
Brochures. I feel sure the central office will be most helpful in forwarding
requests for information to the proper persons. Many opportunities were
lost this past year because of delay in forwarding mail to and from various
   The Committee sent out 7,826 brochures and 50 posters during the
year. I am most grateful to the members of the Committee for their coop-
eration and efforts during the past year. Many other members of the As-
                      SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                       739

sociation have also been active in recruitment, and I would like to express
my thanks to them.
                                                        PAULINE DUFFIELD
   It is the function of the Gifts and Grants Committee to seek financial
aid for Association projects which have been approved by the Board of
Directors. The Committee worked on contributions to the Marion Don-
dale Scholarship Fund and investigated sources of aid for foreign fellow-
ships, but most of the year's activities centered around the possibility of
securing funds for needy foreign libraries to provide payment of institu-
tional membership dues in the Medical Library Association, airmail post-
age on exchange lists, and transportation charges on exchange material
assigned to them.
   One agency has promised $10,000 for this purpose if matching funds
can be obtained. Several other organizations have expressed considerable
interest in the project, but as yet have not made definite commitments.
                                                       WESLEY B. DRAPER
   Mr. Draper announced that the Lederle Laboratories have made a gift
this year of $500 toward the Medical Library Association Scholarship
  During the first year, with the committees set up as they were by the
Board, there was very little accomplished other than organization. The
individual reports of the Subcommittees on Bibliography, a Union List
of Serials, and Vital Notes, will speak for themselves. The main function
of the committee reorganization is to make sure that all efforts are co-
ordinated and that the activities of the three committees have the benefit
of consultation with others working along much the same lines.
                                                     ELIZABETH F. BREADY
  Mrs. Bready called the members' attention to the important new pub-
lication of the National Library of Medicine, Biomedical Serials, 1950-
1960 (P.H.S. Publication No. 910). It can be ordered through the Superin-
tendent of Documents for $3.00. Mrs. Bready called for a rising vote of

thanks to Dr. Frank B. Rogers and Lela M. Spanier, who compiled this
valuable list. The vote was given with applause.
   A reorganization of committee responsibility in the bibliographic areas
led to the creation of a Subcommittee on Bibliography within the Com-
mittee on Periodicals and Serial Publications. Armed with a fairly broad
definition of its fields of activity, the Subcommittee has sought to deter-
mine which specific areas merit special consideration.
   A questionnaire suggesting fifteen possible projects or concerns was
circulated among the Subcommittee and a very limited number of other
interested persons. The results of this informal survey suggested that the
Subcommittee should undertake or stimulate the undertaking of a revision
of the bibliography published in the Handbook of Medical Library Prac-
tice. No progress has been made in this direction.
   At the request of the President, the Subcommittee has considered a pro-
posal to publish an abridged index of a limited number of medical jour-
nals. This study had not been completed at the time of the writing of this
   The Subcommittee has acted as a clearing house for criticisms of pub-
lishers' practices which are detrimental to good medical library adminis-
tration. Specific complaints have been forwarded to the President of the
Association for appropriate action.
                                                        ELLIOTr H. MORSE
                    UNION LIST OF SERIALS
  There has been no activity to report.
                                                     THOMAS P. FLEMING
  The Subcommittee during 1961/62 consisted of the following: Virginia
Beatty, Liselotte Bendix, Robert T. Divett, Leslie K. Falk, Sylvia H. Haa-
bala, Elisabeth D. Runge, and William K. Beatty, Chairman. The Chair-
man sincerely appreciates the support and suggestions of the members of
the Subcommittee.
  The major efforts of the Subcommittee were devoted to the three issues
of volume 9 of Vital Notes on Medical Periodicals. The first issue con-
tained 350 regular entries and 79 congress entries, the second contained
531 and 104, and the third issue contained 593 regular entries and the
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                       741
volume Index. Volume 9 contained 1,474 regular entries (an increase of
27 percent over volume 8) and 183 congress entries (an increase of 49 per-
cent over volume 8).
   The following libraries and organizations contributed to volume 9:
American Dental Association; American Hospital Association; American
Journal of Nursing Company; American Medical Association; Boston
University School of Medicine Library; British Medical Journal; College
of Physicians of Philadelphia; Columbia University Medical Library; Cor-
nell University Medical Library; Eaton Laboratories, Norwich; Harper
Hospital, Detroit; Indiana University School of Medicine; Institute of the
Pennsylvania Hospital; Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine;
Kirksville College of Osteopathy and Surgery; Los Angeles County Medical
Association; Loyola University (New Orleans) Science Library; Massa-
chusetts College of Pharmacy; Mayo Clinic; National Institutes of Health;
National Library of Medicine; New York Academy of Medicine; New York
Psychoanalytic Institute; Northwestern University Medical Library; Nor-
wich Pharmacal Company, Norwich, New York; Oak Ridge Institute of
Nuclear Studies Medical Library; Chas. Pfizer & Company, Groton, Con-
necticut; State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; State
University of New York Upstate Medical Center; The Stuart Company,
Pasadena, California; University of Alabama Medical Center; Univer-
sity of British Columbia Biomedical Library; University of Illinois Li-
brary of Medical Sciences; University of Kentucky Medical Center Library;
University of Miami School of Medicine; University of Missouri Medical
Library; University of Oregon Medical School Library; University of
Pittsburgh, Falk Library of the Health Professions; University of Texas
Medical Branch, Galveston; University of Utah Library of Medical Sci-
ences; Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Library.
   Volume 9 was sent by subscription to 314 institutions or individuals and
by gift to 10 institutions or individuals. Receivers live in the District of
Columbia, 42 of the 50 States, and 29 foreign countries.
                                                      WILLIAM K. BEATrrY
  Thirty-nine new names were added this year to the Roster of Medical
Librarians, which forms a centralized list of the names and qualifications
of personnel in libraries of the medical sciences.
  Four requests for salary information were answered by data from the
survey files, adapted to current date.
                                                   IDA MARIAN ROBINSON

               REPORT OF THE COMMIT-TEE ON              THE
                    POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE
   The Committee on the Postgraduate Institute conferred several times
with the Division of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of
Health, U.S.P.H.S., and with members of the University of Illinois on the
possibility of a grant to the Medical Library Association and the Univer-
sity for a one-week course (Postgraduate Institute) to train twenty-five
beginning administrators in medical libraries. This course was to be held
at the Medical Library of the University of Illinois immediately follow-
ing the MLA meeting, June 9-15, 1962. A grant application to provide
funds for the University and for the students (total $7,651) was submitted
to the National Institutes of Health in June 1961 and acted on favorably
by the appropriate Study Section and Advisory Council of that body; the
letter to that effect from the Public Health Service was dated January 30,
1962, and the money became available on February 1, 1962.
   At several points during this process, the Chairman of the Committee
conferred with Miss Wilma Troxel and Dr. Frances Jenkins on the con-
tents of the course and such administrative matters as publicity, Public
Health Service restrictions on students and their stipends, and the like.
Registration forms and information were distributed in February, and
normal planning continued from that time until June. A more detailed
report on the Institute will be prepared by the Director (Miss Troxel) after
its completion and will be submitted to the Board for its decision about
future Institutes.
   With the presentation of the Institute, the work of the Committee on
the Postgraduate Institute (set up on an ad hoc basis) is at an end, and it
considers itself discharged.
                                                         ESTELLE BRODMAN

   The major activity during the year involved consideration for publica-
tion of a "Manual for the Small Medical Library." It was decided that the
manual now in process be postponed and that efforts be made to obtain
a completely elementary manual or primer on establishing the small medi-
cal library. Such a publication is drastically needed by beginning librarians
and by administrators of small hospitals who wish to start hospital library
   The Committee agreed to consider another publication to be submitted
for approval in 1963.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                          743
  Medical Library Association recruitment brochures were submitted for
suggestions, additions, and approval.
  The Committee voted to approve the recommendation by the Board
that the subscription price of the BULLETIN OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY As-
SOCIATION be raised from $7.00 to $10.00, domestic; $7.50 to $12.00, foreign;
and single numbers to $2.50, domestic, and $3.00, foreign; provided that
the Association dues also be increased. It is understood that any additional
revenue resulting from the increase would be put in the Association's
budget and cannot be considered as an increase for the BULLETIN.
  The Board requested the Committee to consider publication of the
Proceedings of the Second International Congress on Medical Librarian-
ship in the BULLETIN. The Committee was further requested to report to
the Board the most practical way that this could be accomplished. The
Committee voted to recommend consideration by the Board of the fol-
lowing methods:
   1. The Proceedings might be published as a separate or a supplement
      to the BULLETIN to be separately priced.
  2. If possible, a grant might be obtained in order to enable the Medical
      Library Association to subsidize publication of the Proceedings as a
      separate or supplement of the BULLETIN.
  3. In view of the financial difficulties of the Congress it is suggested that
      the Proceedings be published as a regular issue of the BULLETIN OF
      THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION with the understanding that the
      Association would assume the financial responsibility for the amount
      of a regular issue. All additional expenses would be borne by the
                                                        MILDRED C. LANGNER
                      ESSAY AWARD COMMITrEE
  The 1962 Murray Gottlieb Prize Essay Award was won by Robert T.
Divett for his article on "Medicine and the Mormons." The award, a
check for $100, was presented to him at the banquet during the Associa-
tion's Annual Meeting in Chicago.
  This award was established in 1956 in memory of Murray Gottlieb,
former owner of the Old Hickory Book Shop, an Associate Member of the
Association, and a contributor to the BULLETIN. It is given by his widow
and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grimes, to the Association to fur-
ther interest in American medical history by medical librarians.
                                                   MILDRED C. LANGNER
744                     MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

                        PRIZE ESSAY COMMITTEE
   The Ida and George Eliot Prize Award, a check for $100, is given an-
nually by Mr. and Mrs. Eliot, booksellers, New York City, for that article
which is deemed to have contributed most to medical librarianship. It
may have been published in any library journal. It was presented for the
first time at the Association's Sixty-first Annual Meeting to Seymour I.
Taine, Chief of the Bibliographic Services Division of the National Li-
brary of Medicine, for his article, "The National Library of Medicine
Index Mechanization Project," which was published as Part 2 of the
BULLETIN for January 1961.
                                                     MILDRED C. LANGNER
  Since the Marcia C. Noyes Award is not made according to a regular
schedule and an award was made in 1960 and one in 1961, the Committee
has no report for this year.
                                                       MARY M. POST
  With the appointment of the Medical Library Association Executive
Secretary at the postconvention Board of Directors meeting, the Commit-
tee on a Central Office was directed to negotiate a contract of employment.
On July 21, 1961, the agreement was signed by the President, Secretary,
and Executive Secretary. The contract is subject to annual renewal, and
renewal is automatic unless notification is given in writing sixty days prior
to the end of the contract term.
  The Executive Secretary began active duty on August 15, 1961, and on
that date, two of the Committee, Miss Troxel and Mrs. Hetzner, met with
Mrs. Schmidt in Chicago. Duties and procedures were discussed, and a
preliminary survey of office space was made. Subsequently, the Committee
authorized the rental of quarters at 919 North Michigan Avenue, and the
Executive Secretary was instructed to begin occupancy at this address on
September 1, 1961. She was further authorized to make purchases, within
the budgeted amount, of office furniture and equipment.
  Activities of the Office were reported to the Committee regularly, and
occasional suggestions have been made by the Committee.
   In February, the Committee recommended to the Board of Directors
that it be dismissed at the end of this year and that the activities of the
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         745

Office be directed by the officers and the Board of Directors of the Asso-
ciation. The Board concurred in this recommendation of the Committee.
                                                    BERNICE M. HETZNER
   The Seminar Committee met twice in the office of Miss Gertrude L.
Annan, President, who served as ex-officio member of the Committee, once
on September 15, 1961, to develop and consider a program for the 1962
meeting, and then again on April 13, 1962, to review the program and to
make final plans for the Chicago meeting. After considering several al-
ternative proposals, such as workshops in selected areas conducted by
recognized authorities or a series of panel discussions on various subjects
which would present a choice of meetings a member could attend on a
selected day, the Committee decided to modify last year's program and
to offer a series of eight discussion sessions on Sources of Information. In
order to keep the groups down to manageable size, it was decided to in-
vite two discussion leaders to conduct separate sessions in each of the sub-
ject areas and to present individual outlines and lists of references which
could be consolidated by the Committee editors and distributed in ad-
vance of the meetings. The areas selected and the instructors who graciously
consented to prepare outlines and lead discussions were: (1) Medical Eco-
nomics, Eva Hawkins and Elizabeth Ferguson; (2) New Drugs and Drug
Nomenclature, Winifred Sewell and Gertrude Lorber; (3) Administrative
Medicine, Wesley Draper and Helen Monahan; (4) Medical Nomencla-
ture, Alderson Fry and Vilma Proctor; (5) National Medical Literatures,
Samuel Lazerow and Harold Bloomquist; (6) Translations, Scott Adams
and Herman Henkle; (7) Emerging Disciplines, Robert Lewis and Harold
Oatfield; and (8) Biographical and Directory Information, Erna Russo
and Charlotte Kenton.
   The Board of Directors of the Association decided that the Seminars
were to be included as an integral part of the Annual Meeting program
and that there would be no separate fees required for taking the courses.
The instructor-leaders volunteered their services and had primary respon-
sibility for preparation of the outlines and lists of references. The outlines
were reviewed by the Committee and modified to fit a uniform format in
preparation for printing and distribution to preregistrants. Additional
copies of each of the outlines were prepared for distribution at the meeting
to those who wished to have an outline for a section they could not attend.
Preregistration brochures were distributed in the early part of March
with a deadline date of April 15. By April 15 some 275 preregistrations had
been received, and class rosters had been compiled for both morning and

afternoon sessions, although some provision was made for late admission
to some of the groups which had not been oversubscribed. Classroom ad-
mission tickets were prepared in advance for distribution with registration
   At their April 13 meeting the Committee in general agreed that it was
a wholesome attitude that produced new and experimental approaches
to the problem of postgraduate educational programs at our Annual
Meeting. The Committee also agreed that it was desirable to maintain
some continuity in these activities by means of rotating Committee mem-
bership and asked Erich Meyerhoff to draft a recommendation to this
effect for the Board. The Committee owes a great deal to Dr. Estelle Brod-
man and her Committee for pioneering in this kind of program, but our
special gratitude goes out to the instructors-discussion leaders who gave
their time and energies to the program.
                                                       DAVID A. KRONICK
  The next meeting of the Medical Library Association will be in con-
junction with the Second International Congress     on Medical Librarian-
ship, which will occur in Washington just ten years after the First Con-
gress was held in London. The Second International Congress will be
during the week of June 16 to 22, and the headquarters hotel is the Shore-
ham Hotel.
   For planning purposes, we are guessing that the attendance at the Con-
gress will be about eight hundred, about five hundred people from America
and about three hundred from the rest of the world. The meeting will be-
gin on Sunday evening with an opening session and reception. There will
be substantive sessions each forenoon and afternoon thereafter during the
week except for Wednesday, which is reserved for a tour to the new Na-
tional Library of Medicine and a boat ride on the Potomac with a picnic
lunch served on board the boat. Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon
are reserved for business meetings of MLA, and the final session of the
Congress will be on Saturday morning.
   The fee for each member of the Congress has been established at $25.00,
which will cover registration fees, the banquet, the boat ride and picnic
luncheon, transportation, the pre-Congress book of abstracts, the proceed-
ings of the Congress, and the receptions.
   The program content of the Congress is being handled a little differ-
ently from previous MLA meetings. Instead of setting up fixed programs
for each meeting and inviting people to speak at the various sessions, we
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                         747
have simply established six program areas for the entire Congress and
asked for the submission of papers pertinent to these areas. All papers
submitted will be printed as abstracts in the pre-Congress book of abstracts,
which will be one of the Congress series of Excerpta Medica. Certain of
these papers will be selected for oral presentation at the Congress, and
these papers will be included in the Congress proceedings, which we hope
will come out as a regular issue of the BULLETIN OF THE MEDICAL LIBRARY
   The deadline for the submission of papers is- November 15 of this year.
Papers are to be accompanied by an abstract, as set out in the Congress
   The Congress will be conducted in four languages: English, French,
German, and Spanish. The contract for the translation services has been
   The Medical Library Association is the sponsor of this Congress, and
all members are hosts to the foreign librarians who come to our shores
to meet with us during this Congress. Each one of us individually should
take seriously this responsibility to act as a host during the Congress ses-
   Things are going along pretty well as far as the planning is concerned.
We haven't got all the money that we expected to get and hope to get.
What this means chiefly is that there isn't as much money as we hoped to
have to use as subsidy for travel for people coming from abroad, but we
hope that despite this we will have a good representation from overseas.
We have had lots of firm indications of delegations which will attend.
   There will be an influx of our foreign visitors through the various port
cities of the country, especially New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles,
New Orleans, and Miami. We are going to have to ask librarians in those
cities to cooperate with us in meeting these people and getting them on a
plane or a train and making sure that they get to Washington.
   All members of the Association will receive registration forms and fur-
ther information as the year goes on. One of the things that you will re-
ceive is a request asking you to indicate if you have facility in speaking a
language. We would like to develop a small core of people who could be
called on to help out in some situations. Don't limit yourself to the official
languages of the Congress. After all, we will have people from everywhere
here, and every language is bound to be useful at some time or another.
   We hope that everybody will turn out to make this Second International
Congress, which the Association is sponsoring, a great success.
                                                   FRANK B. ROGERS, M.D.

                  REPORTS    OF   JOINT COMMITTEES
  There was no activity to report.
                                                        ELLIOTT H. MORSE
                     EXPEDITING SERVICE
   At the request of the Reprint Expediting Service Bulletin, a publica-
tion of the ALA Committee on Reprinting, a list of reprint wants in the
field of medicine and the allied sciences was compiled and published dur-
ing the past year. This list was based on the recommendations made by
nine libraries during an informal telephone survey in the Greater New
York area. A list of recent reprints in the field was also compiled and pub-
   The members of the Medical Library Association are urged to notify
their Representative of any out-of-print titles which are in demand. It is
only through a more active participation of the membership that this
service can become more efficient and effective.
                                                            SONIA WOHL
  Z39 received a joint grant from the National Science Foundation and
the Council on Library Resources, Inc., for 1961/62. In consequence, Dr.
Marguerite von Geyr has been engaged as Administrative Associate, and
work of subcommittees has speeded up notably from funds for travel to
  At a meeting December 1, 1961, Melville J. Ruggles (Council on Library
Resources, Inc.) gave a report on mechanization in Russian libraries (pub-
lished subsequently by C.L.R., Inc.). The Committee voted to accept re-
sponsibility for work on standardization of trade catalogs. Karl Baer (Na-
tional Association of Home Builders) will organize a subcommittee to
consider the problems.
  At a meeting April 13, 1962, Maurice Tauber (Columbia University)
reported on library conditions in Australia as he found them during his
sabbatical survey (publication will occur). The best medical collection in
Australia is in the University at Adelaide, which hence undergoes a vo-
luminous interlibrary loan business. A Central Medical Library, compara-
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                       749
ble to our N.L.M., will be established at Melbourne shortly; in the process,
a dozen or more smaller collections will be eliminated. A similar centraliz-
ing step is planned for law libraries, also. Familiar plaints: The personnel
picture is sad; many collections are housed in fire-traps of the worst kind;
budgets are pitiful.
   The Music Library Association and the Magazine Publishers Guild
have resigned from the Committee.
   A draft standard for Periodical Title Abbreviations is well developed
in subcommittee and will be submitted to the full Committee by the end
of the year. Much work on a draft standard for transliteration of the Cyril-
lic alphabet has been expended. The Subcommittee on Abstracts will have
a draft standard developed by September 1962 and predicts an acceptable
American Standard will emerge from it within a year. The closely affiliated
A.S.A. Committee Z85 is hard at work on a proposed standard for steel
book stacks.
   American delegates to the International Standards Organization's ninth
meeting in Paris this June are Henry Dubester (L.C.), Robert Kingery
(N.Y.P.L.) and Jerrold Orne (U. of N.C.). They have been instructed to
issue an invitation to hold the tenth or subsequent ISO/TC46 meeting in
the United States.
                                                           HAROLD OATFIELD

   Mr. Oatfield presented an addition to his report:
  The American delegation to the International Standards Organiza-
tion's Ninth Plenary ISO/TC46 Meeting in Paris, 25-27 June 1962, has
been expanded to four, with Bernard Fry (N.S.F.) as the additional repre-
sentative. This marks the first time in history that the United States will
have sent an adequate full delegation to participate in this fundamental
work of standardization. We hope thereby that the U. S. will now take
and keep its rightful place as a leader, rather than through default as
heretofore continue to have to cope with less satisfactory decisions reached
by representatives of the small nations alone (whose views of the problems
posed frequently prove limited in scope).
                    AND EQUIPMENT
   During the year, the Subcommittee on Standardization of Steel Book-
stacks gave concentrated attention to developing specifications for finishes
for steel shelving equipment. Consulting engineers in the paint and finish
industry worked with the Subcommittee, and the collective competence

of librarians, manufacturers, and consultants resulted in the drafting of
a comprehensive set of performance specifications which will now serve
to give library purchasers a useful statement of minimum standards when
they buy bookstacks.
                                                   RALPH T. ESTERQUEST
  The President reported that the former Representative, Dr. Sanford V.
Larkey, resigned this spring so that the Executive Secretary could be-
come the representative to CNLA other than the President. Mrs. Schmidt's
report appeared originally in the May 1962 issue of MLA News.
  The Council of National Library Associations held its semiannual meet-
ing in New York City on May 4, 1962. A large part of the day was spent
discussing the feasibility of combining a pilot project for a CNLA Secre-
tariat with the Z39 (Committee on Standardization in Library Work and
Documentation of the American Standards Association) program and dis-
cussing a proposal for financing a national center for foreign librarians.
The Committee on the Establishment of a Permanent Executive Secre-
tariat was instructed to pursue all possible avenues for support. The Com-
mittee for Visiting Foreign Librarians was asked to submit a plan, re-
vised in accordance with the Council's suggestions, to the Council for a
mail vote, as soon as convenient.
                                                 HELEN BROWN SCHMIDT
   The Interagency Council on Library Tools for Nursing met on October
30, 1961, and March 2, 1962, in the conference rooms at National Nursing
Headquarters, New York City.
   The Council has no budget or executive powers. Its functions are to
exchange ideas, plans, and experiences; to explore the library service
needs of nursing; and to make suggestions to appropriate executive bodies.
   During 1961/62, the Council:
   1. Discussed with representatives of the National League for Nursing
      and the American Nurses' Association the content of and possible
      speakers for suggested program sessions on phases of library service
      at the 1963 NLN convention and the 1964 ANA convention. (Pro-
      grams for earlier conventions of these two organizations have al-
      ready been completed.) Exhibits at these meetings were also pro-
                      SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                      751
  2. Discussed with the Director of the ANA-NLN Film Service the pos-
     sibility of the Service's producing a film on the use of libraries in
     nursing education, with suggestions as to content, sponsorship, ad-
     visers, etc.
  3. Continued to promote initiation of and production of an Index to
     Nursing Literature. The Board of the American Journal of Nursing
     Company has authorized a meeting of representatives of those nurs-
     ing groups interested in developing such an index and consultants,
     and this meeting is scheduled for April 1962.
  4. Asked the Executive Secretary of the American Nurses' Association
     to communicate with the MEDLARS Project directors at the Na-
     tional Library of Medicine urging the desirability of including the
     subject of nursing in the MEDLARS Project. This has been done
     and a favorable reply received by the American Nurses' Association.
  The next meeting of the Council is scheduled for fall, 1962.
                                                      HELEN W. MUNSON
  The Interassociation Hospital Libraries Committee met February 3,
1962, in Chicago. Miss M. Jean Paige, ALA representative, acted as chair-
   The MLA representative reported on plans for the MLA national con-
vention to be held in Chicago June 4-8, 1962, and on the Seminars in
Medical Librarianship to be held June 9-15 at the University of Illinois
Medical School in Chicago. The Institute on Hospital Librarianship for
nonprofessional staff, sponsored by the American Hospital Association, to
be held in New York in the fall of 1962 was also brought to the Commit-
tee's attention.
   The CLA representative reported on plans for the Annual Conference
of the Catholic Library Association to be held in Pittsburgh April 23-27.
It was also reported that the CLA Hospitals Section has completed a proj-
ect called "Orientation Plan for Doctors, Faculty Members, and Student
Nurses." The following library service guides were also reported as being
available from Sr. Mary Concordia, O.S.F., 626 Coronado Terrace, Los
Angeles 26, California:
      The Basic Book and Periodical List, 3d ed. $4.00
      The Source Book for Low Cost and Free Materials for the Medical
        and Nursing School Library. $2.75
     Library Orientation. $1.00
   The ALA representative reported that a 1962 issue of Library Trends,
published by the University of Illinois, will be on bibliotherapy. A new

edition of New Horizons, a bibliography of books for the handicapped, is
being prepared and will be available later from ALA headquarters. There
are now some slides on hospital, medical, and institutional libraries avail-
able from ALA headquarters, and a brochure is being written to accom-
pany these slides.
  The SLA representative reported that the Hospital Division of SLA
had affiliated with the Biological Sciences Division effective January 1962.
The plans for the 1962 SLA Convention to be held in Washington, D. C.,
in May were reported to the Committee.
  The MLA representative will act as chairman of the Committee for
next year, and the CLA representative as secretary.
                                                    MARGARET HOPKINSON
  The Joint Committee on Library Education met on May 3, 1962, at the
New York University Law School. Each of the representatives of the vari-
ous associations gave his report as to what each association was doing to
further the education of librarians in his field. Your representative gave
a report on the proposed Seminar on Information Sources to be held dur-
ing the MLA Convention at Northwestern University. She also reported
on the proposed Institute on Developments in Medical Library Adminis-
tration to be held June 9-15 at the University of Illinois Medical Center.
   The main part of the meeting was devoted to a discussion of the pro-
posed Study on the Utilization of Manpower in Libraries. This study is
one which the Joint Committee feels is very important. It is hoping to
gain support for it from a foundation or possibly to resubmit it to the
Council on Library Resources after some revision has been made in the
original draft. An all day meeting to discuss this study further is planned
for some time in August.
   The May 1961 meeting mentioned in last year's report by Miss Eleanor
Johnson was held on May 1. Mr. Gilbert J. Clausman represented Miss
Johnson at this meeting. The Carnegie Foundation wrote to the group
and stated that it would be unable to underwrite the manpower project
at that time.
                                                        CECILE E. KRAMER
   No meeting was held in 1961/62.
                                                         MARY MCNAMARA
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                     OF PHARMACY)
  This committee has not met as a group in the last few years. The chair-
man, Dr. Patrick F. Belcastro, made an annual report to the members on
March 26, 1962, before going abroad. This is a summary of that report:
  The projects listed in last year's report are all still in the mill. Mr.
Philip Rosenstein, Librarian of Brooklyn College of Pharmacy, edited the
first News-Letter of this committee; it is dated April 1962.
   For the information of committee members to be appointed, it might
be wise to point out that both SLA and MLA representatives report to
their respective associations in brief, whereas the full report of this com-
mittee appears in the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education in
the Proceedings section of the American Association of Colleges of Phar-
macy. The chairman of this Joint Committee is always of that Associa-
                                                       M. MARGARET KEHL
                                                        PHILIP RoSENSTEIN
   The Third Edition of the Union List of Serials is now in the mounting
stage. A contract for its publication has been signed with H. W. Wilson
Company, and a publication date-Spring of 1965-has been set.
   The ten year cumulation of New Serial Titles was issued in March 1962.
The two-volume set is available at $56.25 from the Card Division, Library
of Congress.
                                                        SAMUEL LAZEROW
   The most prominent achievement of the United States Book Exchange,
Inc., statistically, in 1961 was in the basic process which follows most liter-
ally and simply the statement of its Certificate of Incorporation on the
receipt (on exchange) and distribution of publications to libraries and
institutions throughout the world. The total number of publications
shipped by USBE in 1961 was 613,638. This was 20 percent more than the
1960 total of 511,418, which in its turn had exceeded 1959 by 12 percent.
The 1961 figure is almost exactly one-sixth of USBE's total thirteen-year
exchange output of 3,725,083 publications.
   The number of libraries using USBE's distribution process increased

by 422 institutions, to raise the total to 2,852. There are now more than
100 member libraries which are also institutional members of MLA and
users of its Exchange.
   Again, as in previous years, 1961 left USBE with an increased paper in-
ventory record, now totalling 5,675,520 publications. USBE's discarding
of publications from inventory was also greater in 1961 than in any other
year except 1956. Discarding was a positive factor, along with the acces-
sion of a net total of 1,207,586 publications from the new incoming ship-
ments. The Books Section issued 142 separate lists during 1961, of which
53 were in special subject categories. This, in contrast with 54 lists and
only 7 in special subjects in 1960, largely accounts for the fact that book
distribution totalled 56,422 in 1961 as contrasted with 25,489 in 1960.
   Public relations in connection with USBE, among the major possibili-
ties outlined in Edwin E. Williams' report, A Serviceable Reservoir, have
been continued through the attendance and participation of USBE staff
at library conventions, through visits of 210 librarians from the U.S. and
abroad to USBE headquarters, and through foreign travel in connection
with other assignments by two of the officers, Samuel Lazerow, Treasurer,
who went to Russia and other European countries, and Mrs. Henrietta
T. Perkins, President, who visited libraries around the world. The latter's
report, USBE in Eighty Days Around the World, is given in the USBE
Annual Report for 1961.
   The By-Laws of the United States Book Exchange were revised and
passed by the Corporation at its annual meeting on 23 March 1962.
   As of 1 January 1962 the graduation of Japanese libraries receiving sup-
port from AID (Agency for International Development) took place. The
test of this first changeover will be most significant for USBE's distant
future as a cooperative organization, entirely supported by its members.
   Officers elected for the 1962/63 term include Dr. Jerrold Orne (SLA),
President; Benjamin Custer (ALA), Vice-President; Joseph Jeffs (CLA),
Secretary; and Samuel Lazerow (NLM), Treasurer. Directors elected were
Henrietta T. Perkins (MLA), subsequently elected Chairman of the Board;
Paul Lewinson (ACLS); and Karl F. Heumann (NAS).
                                                   HENRIETTA T. PERKINS
  The MLA representative, Mr. James W. Barry, was unable to attend the
meeting of the Commission. At his request, however, Mr. Ralph T. Ester-
quest attended and submitted the following report:
  The United States National Commission for UNESCO sponsored a ma-
jor conference on Africa, held in Boston, October 22-26, 1961. Entitled
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                        755
"Africa and the United States: Images and Realities," this conference met
in nine plenary sessions, four section meetings, and sixty panel meetings.
Speakers included: G. Mennen Williams, Luther H. Evans, Carl T.
Rowan, Melville J. Herskovits, Malcolm Adiseshiah, William S. Dix, and
many other prominent Americans and Africans. Four librarians-three
Americans and one Nigerian-participated in an informative panel dis-
cussion of "Libraries in Africa"; and some of the complexities which at-
tend public health efforts in African countries were enumerated and de-
scribed in another discussion, "What Can the U.S. Contribute to Science
Education and Research in Africa?" The Proceedings of this Conference
have been published.
                                                   RALPH T. ESTERQUEST
                             NEW BUSINESS
  The President reported that the By-Laws Committee had made a recom-
mendation to clarify one point in the By-Laws. Because it was felt further
discussion on this subject was needed and since the Committee Chairman
was not present, no action was recommended at this time and none was
taken. This will in no way prohibit the new printing of the By-Laws,
which is so badly needed, she said.
  The written report of the By-Laws Committee follows:
   The By-Laws Committee recommends that there be a reprinting of the
By-Laws, incorporating all the changes and amendments since they were
last printed in the BULLETIN (47: 494-505, Oct. 1959).
   It further recommends that the reprinting clarify Article V, Section 2,
on Nominations to relieve any possible ambiguity, as follows:
      "Nominations may be made to the Nominating Committee upon pe-
   titions signed by not fewer than ten active members. Such nominations,
   if properly made, and presented to the Chairman of the Nominating
   Committee at least eight weeks before the Annual Meeting, must be
   placed on the list of nominees of the Nominating Committee. Nomina-
   tions may be made from the floor prior to the election of officers, pro-
   vided notice of such nominations, signed by not less than ten active
   members, has been filed with the Chairman of the Nominating Com-
   mittee at least one week before the Annual meeting. The one exception
   to these rules and conditions for nominations is for that of the office of
   President, to which the Vice-President (President-Elect) is automatically
   elevated or elected. Upon declaration by the President, at the Annual
  meeting, of a vacancy in the official slate, nominations may be made
  from the floor without prior notification."
    "The consent of candidates to serve, if elected, must in all cases be
  secured before nominations may be accepted."
                                                     E. LouIsE WILLIAMS
                         "PERFECT BINDING"
  At the final business meeting of the 1961 convention the President had
been instructed to write a letter to publishers who were using a new type
of binding called "perfect binding." The President reported that this was
done, and the statement received from Dr. J. H. Talbott, Director, Divi-
sion of Scientific Publications, American Medical Association, was read
into the Proceedings of the meeting at the conclusion of Miss Annan's
  The President suggested that, if any journals are regularly coming in
bad condition, the Bibliography Committee should be notified.
  The Bibliography Committee, Miss Annan stated, had felt that there
were a few other publishing habits that affected librarians adversely and
had suggested writing four publishers: Grune & Stratton, Inc., S. Karger,
Pergamon Press, and Thomas Publishing Company. Three of the four
publishers replied to her letters and gave assurance that in the future, in
advertisements, promotional literature, and lists of publications, reprinted
material and material published in other sources will be so described and
clearly marked.
  So far there has been no reply from Pergamon Press.

   The Secretary read the following letter from Dr. J. H. Talbott in reply
to Miss Annan's letter about "perfect binding":
   "In reply to your recent request and acting in your capacity as President
of the Medical Library Association, I am pleased to send on to you my com-
ments regarding your recent request.
   "I appreciate full well the difficulties that were encountered by many
of the libraries in the initial weeks of the "perfect binding" program as
well as an occasional foul issue in selected instances in recent months. I
should not bore your Association with details, but the technical demands
in providing a perfect binding for a journal of this size and number of
pages with such wide distribution throughout the world, were not easily
satisfied. When the negotiations were first begun with the bindery, we
were told it was an impossible assignment. I had such strong feelings, how-
ever, about the need for perfect binding in a journal that is unique in
                      SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                       757
many respects, that I persisted beyond reasonable expectations. Eventually
the technicians devised an adhesive and a method of application that ap-
peared to be a good solution. Early last year when the solution adhesive
failed in its mission, I had pangs of remorse. It would have been much
simpler to revert to staples and let the physicians worry about the issue-
by-issue use of the material presented, than to endure the comments that
came from friends and foe in equal numbers.
   "But I didn't choose this course of action. The problem was studied
and remains under study even at this time when we have long since sur-
vived the first two disastrous issues in January 1961. Other modifications
have been introduced from time to time in the adhesive. I believe we are
now in a firm position to carry on for the future. The binding survived
another bad winter (meteorologic conditions do influence the setting of
the adhesive). I have received one criticism only during the past six
months. This was a criticism from a library less than 100 miles from the
bindery. On the other side, we have received an impressive number of
favorable comments from physicians.
   "Admittedly with a subscription list of over 190,000, I do not believe
we can satisfy each and every subscriber. I am convinced that perfect bind-
ing has accomplished a great deal in our program on dissemination of
information as a part of undergraduate and postgraduate education. In
the final analysis, this is a very important aspect-possibly the most im-
portant aspect-of medical publishing and the purpose of medical li-
   "Of course, there is one obvious solution for many libraries that I am
confident is used to advantage by some. Most libraries who have a size-
able number of readers of each issue, know of one physician who does not
take advantage of the perfect binding and does not bind the Journals for
his own use. He might be persuaded to turn over his issue after he's fin-
ished with it. This, then, might be saved as the binding issue rather than
relying exclusively upon the shelf issue.
   "I hope that no member of your Association will interpret my remarks
on perfect binding as unsympathetic or inimicable to your best interests.
I am a librarian at heart, have tremendous respect for the job that li-
brarians are doing, and probably am as bothersome a reader in medical
libraries throughout the country as any out-of-towner.
   "There is scarcely a medical library in this country associated with a
medical school that has not found me at the reception desk if I have an
hour or two to spend, either on a holiday or on academic business. I could
not live without medical libraries. The marriage took place while I was
in medical school, but I suspect that like most marriages, there are bound

to be differences of opinion from time to time, but I hope that neither a
separation nor a divorce will ever be considered on the basis of extreme
mental cruelty."
   Miss Grace Hamlyn, McGill University Medical Library, Montreal,
Quebec, Canada, reported on the organization and activities of the Com-
mittee on Medical Science Libraries of the Canadian Library Association,
of which she is the Chairman and Miss Doreen Fraser, University of British
Columbia Bio-Medical Library, Vancouver, British Columbia, is Secre-
   Miss Hamlyn hopes that the results of the Committee's work will be
presented in a paper at the Second International Congress on Medical
   The President recognized Mrs. Bernice M. Hetzner, who presented the
following resolution:
   For five years of critical evaluation of manuscripts, creative reporting of
medical library news, skillful wielding of the copy editor's blue pencil,
careful use of the proofreader's red pen, and judicious selection of index
entries, all as part of the multitudinous duties of the Associate Editor of
   Be it resolved, That this Association now express deepest appreciation
to JACQUELINE W. FELTER, as she resigns the Associate Editorship in ex-
change for either well-earned rest or those new challenges which inevi-
tably seek out the doers of this world.
   I move the adoption of this resolution.
   The resolution was adopted unanimously.
  Mr. Robert T. Lentz asked for recognition to present a resolution:
  WHEREAS, Two years ago it became necessary for us to make drastic
changes in the management of the MLA Exchange, and
  WHEREAS, MR. GILBERT J. CLAUSMAN, in true MLA spirit, agreed to
serve as Exchange Manager without salary, and
  WHEREAS, Mr. Clausman, taking over the management without the aid
of experienced advice and without records, has organized the operation
of the Exchange so that it is a smoothly running service that can now be
moved into our central office; therefore
  Be it resolved, That we express our appreciation to Mr. Clausman by a
rising vote of thanks and that we grant him a well-earned rest from his
   It was so voted with applause.
                       SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                        759
  Mr. Gilbert J. Clausman then presented the following resolution:
  WHEREAS, The members of the Midwestern Regional Group have pro-
vided the Sixty-first Annual Meeting of the Medical Library Association
with stimulating and interesting meetings, more than abundant food,
and delightful entertainment, and
  WHEREAS, The success of this Annual Meeting was brought about by
careful planning and hard work of all committee members;
  Be it resolved, That the members of the Medical Library Association
express their deep appreciation to all those who have made the Sixty-first
Annual Meeting an outstanding one and that the expression of thanks of
those present be a standing one.
  I move the adoption of this resolution.
  This resolution was adopted by a standing vote.
   Miss Annan then thanked the Convention Committee:
   "I would like to add my very warm thanks personally for all the kinds
ness and attention that the committees have given, not only to my comm
fort, but, in the knowledge that they have planned and organized so beaun
tifully, to the banishing of worries in that regard. I am grateful to them
for all the special little things that we had that make a meeting memorable
and for the very fundamental things they did in planning all of this pro-
gram and entertainment."
   She continued: "The time has come when it is quite customary to give
thanks, and I wish I could give more than customary thanks. I am deeply
grateful to the Board and to all the committee chairmen and officers who
have worked so hard during the year. I wish I could thank everyone. Since
I can't, I will restrict myself to naming three people.
   "Quite some years ago Lord Dawson of Penn, who was physician to, I
think, King George V, made a visit to Dr. Malloch, who was then librarian
of the New York Academy of Medicine. At that time I was considerably
younger, and, when Dr. Malloch introduced Lord Dawson to some of us,
he was very genial and very cordial, and he said, "Oh, we can't get along
without our gels." That is the way I feel and have felt all year, and I
would like to mention them separately.
   "Ruth Mann is the last of our Secretaries to serve without having the
aid of a central office. This ends a two-year term, and it has been done with
such proficiency and such thoughtful consideration. I think every time
I have found a problem she would say, "Can your Secretary do something
for you?" So it has made life very much more easy.
   "The central office is taken care of by an Executive Secretary who is so
perfect for the position that I can't imagine how Bernice Hetzner and her
Committee ever managed to find just the right person.

   "The third one I would like to mention I mention on behalf of all those
unsung, because I know there are many throughout the Association in the
libraries of the Association working so hard while others don't know any-
thing about it. This one is an Associate Member, and she has served as
secretary during two presidential terms, for Janet Doe and for myself, and
it has been a great burden which she has not only cheerfully borne but,
there again, she would gently remind me that perhaps I had not read the
third paragraph in that letter and what he really wanted to know was
so-and-so. So with the greatest of gratitude to all those three, I would like
to have you meet my secretary, Mrs. Petrach.
   "The time has come now when I present the symbol of office to my suc-
cessor. I am very proud indeed to do so."
   Miss Annan then presented the gavel to the new President.
   Assuming the chair, Dr. Rogers thanked Miss Annan, saying, "I am
sure that we are all deeply aware of the great contribution you have made
to the Association during this year past and indeed for a good many years
past. It is a great honor to me to be asked to serve the Association and to
follow in your distinguished footsteps."
   Dr. Rogers then declared the Sixty-first Annual Meeting of the Medical
Library Association closed at 2:45 P.M.
  The Association is deeply grateful to the following organizations for aid
in the printing of the program:
                    Baxter Laboratories, Inc.
                    G. D. Searle 8c Company
                    Chicago Medical Society
                    Chicago Dental Society
and to the following for their support in organizing the convention pro-
                    Abbott Laboratories
                    Walter J. Johnson, Inc.
                    Chicago-Wesley Memorial Hospital
                    Demco Library Supplies
                    Library Bureau, Remington Rand
                    Eli Lilly Company
                    American Dental Association
                    American Hospital Association
                    American Medical Association
                      SIXTY-FIRST ANNUAL MEETING                     761

  Exhibits from the American Medical Association; The Combined Book
Exhibit; Gaylord Bros., Inc.; Hafner Publishing Co., Inc.; Hanson-Ben-
nett Magazine Agency, Inc.; Health Insurance Institute; Intercontinental
Medical Book Co.; Publishers' Authorized Bindery Service; Special Li-
braries Association Translations Center; and Thermo-Fax Sales, Inc., were
on display in the Tropical Room from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., Monday,
June 4, through Wednesday, June 6.