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LAW LIBRARY CORNELL LA.? SCHOOL REPORT FOH 1945-4? The great Increase In the number o f law students has doubled the work and problems o f the Law Library, In order to meet a need fo r greater reading space, a ddition a l tables were placed In the Reading Room and In the P eriod ica l Room.

The re su lt has permitted a very

oomfortable use o f the Reading Room, with ample space fo r every student who wants to use i t s f a c i l i t i e s . This year, f o r the f i r s t time, our s t a ff lias included a fu ll-tim e person In charge o f the Reading Room.

The lib ra ria n Is happy to report that th is has

been a very auooessful experiment and lias freed the lib ra ria n and other members o f the s t a f f from the many Interruptions and annoyances oaused by student a ssista n ts, who were frequently absent because o f changes In schedules and were d ila to ry In assuming th eir du ties.

Having a

Supervisor o f the Reading Room gives the Library s t a ff greater oon trol o f the many needs In that area, and p la ces a d e fin ite re s p o n sib ility on the Supervisor to look a ft e r the many needs o f that room.

'$e s t i l l have

to use student a ssista n t lib ra ria n s fo r the hours from fiv e P.M. to c lo s in g time and on Saturday afternoons

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and Sundays.

Student assistan ts have never accepted

th is r e s p o n s ib ilit y , nor performed th e ir duties as con scien tiou sly as they need to be done.

A student

a s s is ta n t’ s primary purpose in being here Is to study law, and experience has taught us that he does not put the duties and care o f the Heading Boom and the bu ildin g fir s t.

?e look forward to the time when the ooraplete

operation o f the Control $*»k in the Heading Hoorn w ill be performed by fu ll-tim e members o f our s t a f f and not student a ssista n ts. The accomplishments o f our s t a f f are greatly cu rta ile d by lack o f a secretary to look a ft e r the great amount o f correspondence which is necessary In order to pursue our a cq u isitio n s.

As an example,

acquiring one Isola ted p r o je c t means a quantity o f le t t e r s , and the follow -up on i t le voluminous.

Mies

Betty P rio r, Aegletant Law Librarian, has been kind enough to take d icta tio n and do le t t e r s so that we may accomplish these p r o je c ts , but I t d e fin it e ly seems unwise to be using the time o f a trained lib ra ria n fo r secre­ t a r ia l du ties.

Our next greatest need, th erefore, le

the addition o f a seoretary to our s t a f f .

Until such

an addition Is made, growth o f the lib ra ry Is handicapped. In the opinion o f the Librarian, the Law Library has b en efited tremendously by the lo y a l and con scien tiou s -2 -


service given by each s t a ff member.

The salary con dition s

demonstrate that we have now reached a point where the sa la ries are fa r below the p reva ilin g sa la ries whloh are being paid to lib ra ry trained persons, such as we have. As an example, the Cornell U niversity Library currently pays *2400 per year as a beginning salary to each person, with no experience, who holdÂŽ a co lle g e degree, plus a lib r a r y science degree.

The lib r a r y o f the

A gricu ltu ral College and the lib ra ry o f the New Xork State School o f Industrial and Labor Helatlons pay sim ilar ra tes.

In addition to that beginning salary

o f *2400, the person has the prospect o f an annual Inorease o f *130 per year fo r eaoh year’ s employment th erea fter.

We have two persons on our s t a ff with

co lle g e degrees, plus a lib ra ry eoienoe degree.

One

is Mies batty P r io r, Assistant L ibrarian , who has been with us since July 1 s t, 1935, or a to ta l o f twelve y e a r 's experience.

The other is Ills a Mildred Coe, our Cataloger,

who has been with ue since January 1, 1939, or a to ta l o f e i$ it and on e-h a lf y e a r's experience.

The re su lt in

which we fin d ourselvee is that eaoh o f these persona could obtain a p o s itio n in th e ir p rofession al f i e l d at some other sohool at a much higher salary, and we would have to pay a new person with no experience a higher salary than e ith e r o f them now receiv es.

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Therefore,


r e l i e f w ill have to be found in the near future in order to prevent a disastrous situ a tion happening, and to remedy a salary situ a tion whloh is not up to the pre足 v a ilin g rate on th is campus f o r the p rofession a l duties which these persons perform. During the past year we have modernized our reoords by the use o f a K&rdex system,

the re su lt i s ,

we b e lie v e , a auoh more e f f i c i e n t system o f records. W速 have kept u p-to-date our textbooks, rep orts, session laws and state statu tes.

W速 have supplemented

each o f these from our a u x ilia ry c o p ie s , whloh we have o o lle o te d through g i f t s , and a few by purchase.

The

increased student body has required more copies o f these items and we have attempted to keep pace with that need. We have found th is to be true in the oase o f the United States Supreme Court Reports and the fed era l Reporters. We have aoqulred addition al oopies o f each o f these, and a lso have supplemented our supply through the sp ecia l binding we now use f o r our advance sheets.

We have

o o lle o te d and completed a d ltio n a l sets o f the leading le g a l periodlaala so that our c o lle c t io n o f le g a l p e rio 足 d ic a ls on the th ird f lo o r Is now quite complete.

Our

c o lle c t io n o f foreign reports does not show any gaps fo r the war p eriod , and our subscriptions are u p-to-d ate.


We have experienced greater demands during the past year f o r up-to-the-m inute m aterial In several o f the courses.

Âťe have had to secure th is through personal

con ta cts, as w ell as through loose l e a f se rv ice s,

The

cost o f loose le a f services is rapidly becoming a real burden. The increase In p r ice s f o r a l l rep orts, statu tes, textbooks has presented us with serious problems.

Each

increase seems r e la tiv e ly small, but the cumulative e f fe c t upon our appropriation i s a heavy one.

The amount o f our

approprlation has not kept pace with the to ta l increase in oosts.

% do not receive advance information as to

an increase in p rice except when each item a rriv es. Making our present appropriation cover these items i s a real task. The binding problem has been moat d i f f i c u l t during the past year, due to a sca rcity o f m aterials. We have had to tax our resourcefulness in g ettin g our m aterial bound and in keeping i t u p-to-date in that form. Conditions are gradually Improving ir< that f i e l d , however, and we look forward to r e l i e f during the coming year. The Earl ÂŤ/. Bennett C ollection o f Session Laws has been enriched during the past year by the a cq u isitio n o f the fa csim ile reissue o f the Connecticut Statute Laws (Session Laws) covering the period May 1713 to May 1749, comprising seventy sessions o f the Connecticut L egislatu re.

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Several Important additions were made In th is c o lle c t io n f o r the states o f hew Hampshire, Vermont and South Garollna. •»*e have added some new le g a l p e r io d ica ls to our c o lle c t io n .

«© have had a number o f fin e compliments on

our very fin e complete le g a l p e rio d ica l c o lle c t io n , so we make every e f f o r t to keep I t u p-to-date and very com­ p le te .

During the past year, we have added the fo llo w ­

ing new le g a l p e r io d ica ls : Arkansas Law Review Miami Law Quarterly Rutgers U niversity Law Review Washington A Lee Law Review and) West V irgin ia Law Siuarterly )

have resumed pu blication

t’e uQcessloned 1,043 volumes th is past year, making a to ta l number o f 107,475 volumes In the Law Library.

Of

th is number accessioned 315 were g i f t s , part o f which were received from the follow in g people: Dean Stevens and Professors Konvlts, Laube, Peer, Whiteside and Wilson. 24 a ddition a l volumes from the lib r a r y o f the la te S. J. Marshall 40 volumes discarded by U.A. G. and brought from Washington by the Librarian 60 volumes Hew Xork Appellate Reports 30 volumes Kew Xork M iscellaneous Reports 27 volumes toward a complete second set o f American Jurisprudence These were added to our c o lle c t io n from a previous g i f t by the Honorable Leonard C. Crouch o f Syr&ouse, Kew Xork. The addition al d u ties performed by the Librarian In p laoln g our graduates cause a continuous number o f Interruptions during the day.

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The e f f e c t on the lib r a r y


work Is not good, but the s a tis fa ctio n and fe e lin g that i t is helping these graduates obtain p osition s makes one re a liz e that i t is time well spent.

With the approaching

large number o f students graduating, i t makes the Librarian wonder whether the amount o f time given to placement can be spared from the lib ra ry work.

Only time oan answer

that problem. Attention is drawn to the fa c t that no request was made to attend the annual meeting o f the American A ssociation o f Law L ib ra ries which was held In June in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Since the U niversity is experienc­

ing such fin a n cia l problems I t seemed wise to omit the convention th is year, e sp e cia lly since the expense would be so great.

I t In no way lessens the importance o f

maintaining contacts with th is group, however, since th is group is the source to which we turn when unusual requests come to us and we need help.

I t Is my hope that Cornell

w ill be in a p o s itio n to be represented at these meetings annually in the near future. I express my sincere aporeclatlon to the en tire law faou lty fo r th e ir cooperation and in te re s t.

Sug­

gestions from the faou lty and the students are always appreciated.

I acknowledge the fin e work and undivided

lo y a lty o f each member o f my s t a f f , without whioh the many a c t iv it ie s during the past year oould not have been accom­ p lish ed . R espectfully submitted,

July 3, 1947

Lewis W, Morse, Law Librarian


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A N N U A L LIB R AR Y REPORT FOR Y E A R E N DE D DECEM BER 31, 19 To the New York State Education Department

FOR REFERENCE AND SPECIAL LIBRARIES [College and university libraries may report fo r the last fiscal year.]

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Library Hours Is library open for stated hours each o f During what hours is the library open? Total hours open each week....?-^... [State whether days or hours vary in summer and winter]

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a circulating library? ...Tf.O___, or both? .... â&#x20AC;&#x2122;^.9......

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Library Buildings Is building where library is kept owned by library? Value of building

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Value of grounds

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Library Board What board or committee controls the library?

How many members has it?....................................................................................... How are they chosen?...................................................................................................................... Are they self-perpetuating?....................................... ...................................................................... Tax Support How many trusteesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; meetings have been held during the y ear?.... ........................................... If tax support is received, give unit from which it is derived. Tax o f $...................... ......... for 19

voted by ............ ........... ..... ...............

Number of departmental or branch libraries operated ........................................................... IDo not include departments in main library]

Is the library a general reference library or a special library of limited scope?..................... I f of limited scope list main subjects included in collections.


12

Number o f bound volumes added by purchase or binding ...........................................................................

13

Number o f bound volumes added by gift

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Number o f persons using books

25

Classified reference use by main subjects................ ............................

Total .......................................................................... 14

Subtract number o f bound volumes lost or withJ? drawn .................................................................................... ................ 1..........

15

Total number at end o f year..............................

16

Number o f bound newspapers in library (volumes)

17

Number o f bound periodicals in library (volum es).

18

Unbound material

Staff and Service 26

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Number o f professional staff............................ a

Number o f pamphlets..................................................

Per cent that are college graduates.......... Per cent that are one-year library school graduates ................................................................

Number o f pictures, prints etc................................

.........3 " Per cent that are two-year library school graduates .................................................................

Number o f music scores etc...................................... Number o f clippings in special files........................ Total unbound material....................................... 19

Number o f titles o f periodicals received currently..

27

20

Number o f titles o f newspapers received currently.

28

Borrow ers 21

Number o f borrowers registered a during summer vacation....................................

c total ....................................................................... 22

Total num ber o f registered borrow ers

Number o f full-time clerical staff..................

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Number o f part-time or student assistants...

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Training o f librarian a

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Library school or agency:-------------------- weeks’ summer library school;

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29 A verage hours open, w ee k ly ____________; hours required o f sta ff 30

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Salary o f librarian ...............................................................................................

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L IB R A R Y F IN A N C IA L R E P O R T

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Invested Funds, Receipts,' Earnings and Expenditures 10 Expenditure for permanent improvements................ . 11 Amount o f building funds, at end o f year......................

1 Amount o f endowment funds, at beginning o f year. $ 2 3

Income from endowment funds.................................... Income from endowment funds added to principal..

4 5

Gifts and bequests received during year.................... Amount o f endowment funds, at end o f year..........

6

Amount o f building funds, at beginning o f y e a r ... $.

7 8

Income from building funds............................................... Gifts and bequests received during year....................

Other Library Funds

12 Amount of such funds, at beginning o f year............ $. 13 14

15

Library Building Funds

B

16

Income from such funds...................................................... Additions to such funds....................................................... Expenditure from such funds............................................ Amount o f such funds, at end o f year............................ Total o f all invested funds, at end o f year.. $.

Capital Expenditures during Year and Cost Estimates II

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A N N U A L COST CH ARG E (D IVID E

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Expenditure for new building...................................... $-

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Library E n dow m en t Funds

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Sites and grounds.......................................................................................- ......... - .................................... ............................... ................. Additions to buildings................................................................................................................................................. Permanent equipment ...............................................................................- ................................................................ New books .......................................................................................... - ............................................... ........................ Manuscripts, maps etc...........................................................................................- .................................... ............... Photographic reproductions ................................................................................ - .................................................... New periodicals ........................................................................................ .................................................................. Binding .................................................................................................................... ..............................— *-------------Other capital expenditures...................................................... ........ -............ - ........... ............ ............ ........ Total capital expenditures............................................

$.................................

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Operating Account ORDIN ARY P A Y M E N T FOR OPERATION

RECEIPTS FROM

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Library appropriation ........................................ ............. Library fees and charges............................................................... Income from invested funds...................................................... Interest on deposits ........................................................... Fines and sa les.............................................................................. Gifts for current expenses......................................................... . Local tax ........................................................................................ State grants ................................................................................... Other sources ....................................................................

10 11

Total ........................................................................ $— Unexpended balance from previous year.................................

12

Grand t o t a l..............................................................

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Building and Clerical Staff Number o f building and clerical staff 31 Clerical: ____ ___ full tim e; ............... part time 32 Janitorial: ............... full tim e; ............... part time 33 "2>A

T o ta l cte.ric.at sa la ries....................................................... T o t a l VmWdtng,

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Salaries etc. 13 Salaries o f librarian and assistants............................ $~ 14 Pensions and retirement allowance....................................... Maintenance 15 Rent ............................................................................................. 16 W ages for janitors, cleaners etc........................................... 17 Heat, power and water........................................................... 18 Light .......................................................................................... 19 Building supplies...................................................................... 20 Ordinary repairs and alterations........................................... 21 Telephone and transportation................................................ 22 Insurance .................................................................................... Library supplies, equipments etc. 23 Library and office supplies.................................................... 24 Printing, publications, publicity............................................ 25 Travel ........................................................................................ 26 Miscellaneous expenses .......................................................... 27 Total ordinary expenses................................................ 28 Total capital expenditures from current income 29 30

Balance on h a n d ..................................................................... G ra n d tota l

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List below all important special collections in library noting subjects covered and volumes in each. SU B JE C TS

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List below special activities regularly carried on by the library, such as a

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Research activities, as fo r example Bibliography o f current progress in aerodynamics Digest o f patents in radio compiled fo r research staff each week

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Publications, as fo r example Reports Bibliographies Contributions to professional periodicals etc.


Trustees’ names [Signatures not necessary, but names of all the trustees should be given and years terms expire. the officers and any ex officio members.!

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[Signed]................................ .............................................Librarian A ffidavit w it . This report must be verified by oath of the presiding officer, either president of the institntien -n ,,;™ ,., „r trustees. The The report report sTould be read and approved by t£e trustees, but if th£ c“ n not be done before 1st it should be sent as soon as sworn to and read to the trustees afterward. In the absence oi the bretitled S it may be forwarded without delay. absence oT the president, the acting president should verify the report so that STATE OF N E W YORK SS. C O U N T Y OF

....... ’.........................................................................................................................................residing in ..................................................................... 111 5531(1 county, duly sworn, deposes and says that

he

is presiding officer o f..................... ................................................................................................ that the foregoing report was prepared as directed on this sheet and he verily believes it to be in all respects true, and that an exact copy has been filed with the permanent records of the library.

[Signed]................................................................. President o f.................................................................... Subscribed and sworn to

before me

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Cornell Law Library Annual Report 1947