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Report of the Law Librarian 1969-1970

July 17, 1970

The Law Library continued to make progress during the ,

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academic year in the area of the collection and in public services t '' despite the fact that there was no increase in the book appropriations

and no increase in the staff of the Reference and Circulation Depart­ ment.

The outlook in terms of finances and staffing for the tipcoming

year and the following two or three years is not good.

THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENTS For the second consecutive year over 1^,000 volumes were added. The figure for

1969/70

was 1^,19^ volumes.

Again the Acquisition

Section was able to process more materials that were received by gifts and exchange. In

1967,

Olin Library transferred to the Law Library approximately

800 to 1,000 volumes of legal publications.

This year 330 volumes were

processed and added to the Law Library collection. r

.• .1 The size of the Law Library collection as of June 30, 1970, \■

totals

21*8,822

volumes, which includes

the Law Library from Olin Library.

33®

volumes transferred to


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The Acquisition staff has performed very well, hut the need for the one additional clerical assistant is greater than ever.

The Law

Library needs personnel to check special bibliographies in order to improve the qualitative aspect of the Law Library collection.

There

is also a good deal of material in gifts to be checked and processed. This year the University appropriated funds for a reclassification team for a period of three years.

The fund will cover the salaries of

one professional cataloger and two clerical assistants for the three years.

This unit will apply the new Library of Congress classification

scheme KF for United States law to the Law Library collection.

Sub­

stantial progress is being made by the team. The Cataloging staff has performed well considering the need for some additional clerical assistance.

There is also a need for more

working space and more shelving space to properly store the books awaiting cataloging. The Reference and Circulation Department continues to perform most impressively despite its very serious lack of personnel.

More

and more demands are being made on this department, not only by the Law School, but by many parts of the campus.

The faculty and the

students of the Law School have come to demand and expect the very finest service. . I The Reference and Circulation Department deserves special mention in providing additional services by producing a new acquisition list Cornell Law Library New Acquisitions % lists the publications when received and prior to full cataloging.

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despite the lack of personnel.

The previous list was produced after the publications had been cataloged, and was strictly alphabetical. by subject.

The new list is arranged

This means a good deal more time is needed to assign

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subjects because the publication has not been fully cataloged.

A list

of subjects used in each list is provided. The new list has been received with much favor because it is so much more timely.

This arrangement, however, has put more pressure on

the Reference and Circulation Department as well as on the Cataloging staff by demands for these publications while still unprocessed.

To

locate these publications at this stage requires more time in searching them out in the very crowded cataloging room shelves. The need for additional assistance to provide the expected service has been aggravated by the fact that the Law Library is running out of shelving space faster than anticipated.

This has meant more shifting

of the collection and resulting in the call for more assistance by the faculty and students in locating materials; l BOOK COLLECTION AND FUNDS The need for increased book funds remains as great as ever, if not more so, for the reasons discussed in the two previous Law Library Annual Reports.

During the past year, less foreign material was ordered in

order to at least maintain the collection of Anglo-American materials and not develop additional gaps in this area.

It will probably be

necessary during the coming fiscal year and beyond to cut back even more in the development of the foreign law collection in order to preserve the high quality collection of United States legal materials and a sound collection of materials from the other common law countries. This policy of reducing the acquisition of foreign legal materials will have a serious effect on the overall quality of the Law Library collection and for the educational objectives of the Law School.


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PHYSICAL PLANT The need for additional shelving has been indicated and the need is more urgent than was originally expected.

All plans for an addition

to the Law School have been dropped due to the difficult financial situation. There is one good piece of news.

The .installation of additional

lighting in the Reading Room of the Law Library is expected to begin during the fiscal year 1970/71.

The first step will be the installation

of lighting in each of the alcoves.

This will include a lighting

fixture on the top of each stack throwing light upward to the ceiling.

MRS. ELIZABETH REESE Mrs. Reese resigned from the staff during the year after having served on the Law Library staff for 35 years.

Her resignation is a

great loss to the Law School as well as to the Law Library.

During

her employment, Mrs. Reese contributed greatly to almost every aspect of the Library's growth and development.

Her enthusiastic assistance

to the faculty and students was especially appreciated.

Mrs. Reese

was very helpful to the present Law Librarian in discovering all the intricacies of the Law Library. happiness in her retirement.

She will be missed.

We wish her every

On May 21, 1970, a reception in her honor

was held and attended by everyone at the Law School and others from the campus.

ACTIVITIES OF THE STAFF Mr. Jos 6 Coutin attended the Institute on Cataloging sponsored by the American Association of Law Libraries at the Washington College of 0

Law Library, American University, Washington, D.C., June 22-26, 1970.


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Mrs. Doris Jensen attended the Conference of Newer Law Librarians at the Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1970. Miss Lorraine Kulpa, Mrs. Doris Jensen, Mrs. Lois Hickson, Mr. Paul Weiss, Mr. Jos 6 Coutin, and Mr. Harry Bitner attended the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Washington, D.C., June 27July 2, 1970. Miss Kulpa is the Editor of Kappa Beta Phi Quarterly, a legal sorority publication.

She served as a member of the Law Library Journal

and the Directories Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.

She was President-Elect of the Cornell University Library

Staff Association.

Miss Kulpa is a member of the University Hearing

Board. Mr. Pacheco served as a member of the Foreign Law Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.

This Committee will publish

shortly a Bibliography on Basic Latin American Legal Materials for which Mr. Pacheco prepared the lists for Bolivia and Peru. Elect of CULSA Technical Services Section.

He was Chairman-

Mr. Pacheco is a member of

the Committee of the Role of Academic Staff. Mr. Bitner continued to serve as Director of the Libraries Study Project of the Association of American Law Schools.

This Project has

been responsible for the publication of Law Books Recommended for Libraries which will be completed in the fall of 1970. is being planned for publication in Publications:

1971.

A supplement •

Price & Bitner, Effective Legal Research, 3rd ed., Boston, Little, Brown, & Company, 19^9. Price & Bitner, Workbook to accompany Effective Legal Research, Uth ed., Boston, Little, Browi^ & Company, 1970.

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Book Review:

Recommended Law Books, edited by Richard Sloane, ABA, 1969, 1970 The Business Lawyer 551, January, 1970.

Mrs. Ronnie Beglieter was a member of the staff of the Cornell University Libraries Bulletin. Mr. Robert Oakley was a member of the Constitutional Revision Committee of CULSA. * The Law Library staff has held monthly staff luncheons. luncheon a special guest has been invited.

With the exception of one,

the guests have been from the University Library System. exception was from the Law Faculty.

At each

The one

These gatherings have been of

interest and value to the entire staff and it is expected to continue 1, the program during the coming year. As a means of improving staff communication, the Law Librarian has been meeting with the supporting staff alone once a month since May, 1970.

This has proven very helpful in terns of averting possible

grievances and in improving overall morale.

I am deeply grateful for the good work and fine cooperation that I have received from the Law Library staff and for the valuable assistance and guidance from the Faculty Library Committee under the chairmanship of Professor Robert Pasley, as well as the entire Law Faculty. Respectfully submitted, /

S Law~I.ibrarian


APPENDICES

1.

Statisticsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D; Collection, Expenditures

2.

Gifts

3.

Law Library Staff Personnel list


Appendix 1 <

Cornell Law Library Statistics

1967/68-1969/70

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1969/70

COLLECTION

1968/69

23^,366

V°ls. held at beginning of year Volumes added: Current Expenditures Periodicals previously not added Total Volumes Withdrawn ^otal Volumes at end of year Volumes previously accessioned at Clin Library and transferred to the Law Library

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1967/68

220,222

205,1+56

J 11,7^3

3,211

lh,19h

’ 1^,309

68

I65

188

21+8 ,1+92

23^,366

220,222 i

(330)

EXPENDITURES treatises & Monographs Anglo-American Foreign Continuations Anglo-American Foreign Total Treatises and Continuations binding Total Expenditures . \ ■

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^30,023.79 13,989.96

/35,378.1+2 16,090.83

/13,052.UU 15,1+95.38

82,590.37 8,225.27

62,61+0.23 7,01+8.02

77,297.10 12,3^8.17

/13M29.39

^121,157.50

^118,193.09

13,623.75

17,917.75

1*+,573.05

^148,453.1^

1^139,075.25 •

^132,766.11+

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Appendix 2 - G i f t s

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Dwight Campbell, Jr., LL.B. 1937, Jaeckle, Fleischmann, Kelly, Swart & Augspurger, Buffalo, New York, collection of North Dakota materials, Martin Birmingham, New York, New York, collection of New York materials, John Nixon, New York, New York, a number of law books, mostly Reports. Kirkwood, Kaplan, Russin & Vecchi, Thailand, a copy of.their publication Thailand Business-Legal Handbook. Albert J. Fhiebig, Inc., White Plains, New York, a copy of Baker, Legal System of Israel. Professor Robert Pasley, LL.B. 1936, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Professor Garrett Power, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland, a copy of his book, Chesapeake Bay in Legal Perspective. I Edwin Follick, Los Angeles, California, a copy of his thesis, The Element of Discretion Inherent in Administrative Adjudication. Professor Panayotis John Zepos, Visiting Professor of Law, 1969-70, Cornell Law School, a number of law books, including a number of his own works. Franklin F. Russell, Englewood, New Jersey, a copy of Yohannes Berhane's Delict and Torts. Carleton Endemann, LL.B. 1933, Humble Oil and Refining Company, Pelham, New York, his collection of the Cornell Law Review from the beginning to date. Lloyd MacMahon, LL.B. 1938, United States District Court, New York, New York copies of Federal'Rules Decision, Federal Supplement, and Federal Reporter. Kingsley Bennett, LL.B. 1931, Arnold and Bennett, Providence, Rhode Island, Volume 101 of the Rhode Island Reports. Professor Gray Thoron, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Paul F. Weisend, LL.M.

1967,

Pomona, California, a number*of law books.

Daniel Downing, Markham Publishing Corporation, Stamford, Connecticut, his publication, Markhamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Negligence Counsel, 1970* Samuel Leibowitz, LL.B. 1915Âť Justice Supreme Court, Brooklyn, New York, a number of reports.


Stephen H. Hutzelman, Arlington, Virginia, a gift of ^10.00 to he applied toward the purchase of library books in the fields of federal taxation and appellate advocacy. Used to purchase John Charles Gaa's Federal Income Taxation. Harold Burton, Cleveland, Ohio, the book, The Occasional Papers of Mr. Justice Burton. E. J. Carter, LL.B. 192*+, Carter and Carter, Clayton, New York, a number of law books. Melvin Koestler, LL.B. 1930, Koestler and Koestler, Elizabeth, New Jersey a number of law books. John W. Hall, Insurance Department, School of Business Administration, Georgia State College, their publication, The Automobile Insurance Underwriting Problem. Constance Cook, LL.B. 19*4-3, Ithaca, New Yoric, a copy of the Report of The Judicial Conference to the 1970 Legislature in Relations to the Civil Practice Law and Rules. George W. Ray, Jr., White River Junction, Vermont, a copy of the proceedings of the Arbitration case between Aramco and the Government of Saudia Arabia. Magdalen Flexner, Ithaca, New York, a copy of an early edition of Code Napoleon. Professor Rudolf Schlesinger, Cornell Law School, law books. Dean Ray Forrester, Cornell Law School, law books. George Krieger, LL.B. 1936, Brigadier General, USAF, Ret., McLean, Virginia, a number of copies of the Cornell Law Review. Lafayette Argetsinger, Jr., LL.B. 1931*-* Watkins Glen, New York, a volume of the Cornell Law Review. Professor Homer Kripke, New York University, New York, a copy of his publication, The Private Law Problems of the Poor.

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Appendix 3

Law Library Staff

ADMINISTRATION (Extension 6-4236) Harry Bitner, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Miss Crystal Bolton, Department Secretary I.

REFERENCE AND CIRCULATION (Extensions 6-3344 and 6-4775) Miss Lorraine Kulpa, Assistant Law Librarian for Reference and Circulation (Extension 6-4775) Dale Alan Diefenbach, Circulation Librarian Robert Oakley, Library Trainee Mrs. Ronnie Beglieter, Library Assistant III, A-15 Paul Johnson, Library Assistant II, A-13 Martin Bloomberg, Library Assistant II, A-12 Mrs. Iris Basilio, Xerox Operator, A-10

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TECHNICAL SERVICES ' ’ Felipe R. Pacheco, Assistant Law Librarian for Technical Services (Extension A.

Acquisitions Section (Extension Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Mrs.

B.

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Lois Hickson, Order Librarian Melinda Golub, Library Assistant III, A-15 Sharon Endler, Library Assistant II, A-13 Alice McPherson, Library Assistant II, A-13 Alice Olsefski, Library Assistant II, A-12

Cataloging Section (Extension Miss Jos 6 Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Gary

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6 -39^2)

Marie Whited, Catalog Librarian Coutin, Cataloger Doris Jensen, Cataloger Nicole Cornillon, Library Assistant III, A-15 Laura Ignatjevs, Library Assistant III, A-i5 Nancy McBride, Library Assistant II, A-J.2 Patricia Hoffer, Library Assistant I, A-10 Bogart, Library Assistant I, A-10 t

Reclas sificat ion: Paul Weiss, Cataloger William Shapiro, Library Assistant H I , A-15 Mrs. Sharon Styron, Library Assistant I, A-10

July, 1970


C O R N E L L U N IV E R S IT Y L IB R A R IE S

INFORMATION REQUESTED FOR VARIOUS ANNUAL REPORTS FOR THE YEAR 1969-70

Please complete this form in duplicate and return one form to David Kaser, Director, 201 Olin Library, and one to Elizabeth M. Murphy, 234 Olin L i­ brary before July 10, 1970. If you have supplied regular Monthly reports on Circulation, Interlibrary Loans, Reference Service and Cataloging, it is not necessary to furnish totals for the year. You are asked, however, to supply data on library income and expenditures for the year, and on those items in the annual report form which do not appear on the monthly reports, in so far as your records permit. Library I.

Lav_________________________ Librarian

Harry Bitner

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Circulation and Reserve: A . Circulation. 1. Home Use a. Regular 78lU b. 7-day or other ________ Total Home Use 2. Building Use a. Reading Rooms 5^305 b. Carrels ________ c. Studies ________ d. Other (List) ________ Total Building Use B. Reserve 1. Closed Reserve - Home Use U3^3 2. Overnight - Closed Reserve ________ 3. Home Use - Open Shelf ________ Total Reserve _ _ C. How many hours per week waslibrary open for full-service in fall term 1969 (excluding pre-examination periods and other special times)

II. Reference Service 0

A. B.

Information and Directions Reference Questions

75*+9 166k

781b

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c. D. E.

III.

555 83___ -... -16___

2868

Interlibrary Service (Loan and Photoduplication)

A.

B.

C.

IV.

Search Question Problem Questions Bibliographies Total Reference Service

Lending 1. Titles Requested 2. Referrals 3. Titles Loaned 4. Volumes Loaned Borrowing 1. Titles Requested 2. Titles Borrowed 3. Volumes Borrowed Photoduplication 1. Outgoing a. a. Orders and Inquiries Received b. Referrals c. Orders Filled Xerox - 914 Photoprint M icrofilm 2. Incoming a. Orders Written b. Orders Filled

32 _2. 22.

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31

Copy Service (Xerox - 914, Verifax, etc.) A.

B.

External Use (No. of sheets) 1. Campus 2. Mail Orders Total External Use Internal Library Use (No. of Sheets)

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V. Acquisitions A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. K. L. M. N. O. P. Q. R. S. T.

No. of Orders Placed _____ No. of Volumes at Beginning of Year 23I+,366 No. of Volumes Added by Purchase 11+.009 No. of Volumes Added by Gift or Exchange _______ 185 Total No. of Volumes Added Total Volumes No. of Volumes Lost or Withdrawn from Records Total Number at end of year No. of Reels (physical count) of Microfilm held at beginning of year No. of Reels (physical count) of Microfilm added this year No. of Reels (physical count) of Microfilm at end of year No. of Physical Units of Microcards held at beginning of year No. of Physical Units of Microcards added this year No. of Physical Units of Microcards at end of year No. of Physical Units of Microprint Sheets held at beginning of year No. of physical Units of Microprint Sheets added this year. No. of Physical Units of Microprint Sheets held at end of year No. of Physical Units of Microfiche held at beginning of year No. of Physical Units of Microfiche added this year No. of Physical Units of Microfiche held at end of year Total Microform Units held at end of year (add M, P.S)

1^,19^ + (330)*

_ 2l+8,560-+ (330 )> _______ 68_ 21+ 8 , 1+92

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32_ 1+ ^3

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VI. Cataloging A.

New Titles 1. Original Cataloging Z. L .C . Cataloging 3. Other Total New Titles

* Volumes transferred from Olin Library

1,0^*+ _____ lt-.7J.tj. ' _______ 1 QQ

5,858

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B. New Volumes C. Maps D. Micro-Reproductions (Pieces) E. . Reclassified and Recataloged 1. Titles 2. Volumes F . Card Production 1. Printed Cards (L .C . or Other) 2. Typed Cards 3. Multilithed Cards Completed 4. Multilithed Cards Run

VII.

3,092 10,993 6,61+0 â&#x2013; 691 39,900

Newspapers Currently Received A. B.

C. D. E. F.

G. H.

VII.

10,191+

Number of subscriptions beginning of year Added by Subscription 1. Through C. U. Library 2. Directly Withdrawn No. of Subscriptions end of year Added by Gift and Exchange Number of Gifts & Exchanges beginning of year 1. Through C. U. Library 2. Directly Withdrawn No. of Gift & Exchange Subscriptions Total Newspapers Received

_______ 2 _ ___________ ___________ ___________ _______ Q ___________

___________ ___________ ___________ ___________ .

Serials Currently Received (Excluding Newspapers reported above) A.

Number of Subscriptions beginning of year B. By Subscription 1. Through C. U. Library 2. . Directly C. Withdrawals D. Total Subscriptions E. No. received by Gift & Exchange 0 beginning of year F. Added By Gift & Exchange 1. Through C. U. Library 2. Directly

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2 1.3V7 1.3+9

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G. H. IX.

Withdrawals Total by Gift & Exchange Total Serials Received

289 1,349

Library Expenditures A.

Personal Services 1. Salaries a. Professional b. Clerical Total Salaries 2 Temporary Services a. Student b. Non-Student (Include full-time staff paid on hourly rate) Total Temporary Services Total Personal Services

#96,300.00 76,580.00

?ger, ial & <(172,880.00

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B.

1.

2. 3. 4. 5.

6.

X.

ks, Periodicals and Binding Books & Periodicals a. Allocation b. Endowment Funds c. Special Gifts Total Books & Periodicals

7,521.56 9,£67.36 16,788.94 -dl89.668.QU

#121,376.25 1 , 885.21 11.567.93 ft-34,829.89

Binding Total Books, Periodicals and Binding General Operating Expenses Equipment a. New b. Replacement Other Grand Total Library Expenditures

— 13*623.75 148,453.14

7,000.00

^155,453.14

Library Staff Salaried Staff (given in full-time equivalents) 1. Professional 2. Clerical Total Student and Other Hourly Assistants 1. Number of Hours of Student Assistants During Year ' 2. Number of Hours of Other Hourly Assistants (Include full-tim e staff paid on hourly rate) Total Hours

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XII.

This Information will be treated as Confidential. For Consolidated Budget - 1969-70 Figures. A.

B.

Total Number of Positions 1. Administration 2. Professional 3. Non-Professional Total 1969-70 Budget Figures 1. Personal Services a. Salaries b. Temporary Services ( Total 2 Books, Periodicals & Binding a. Books and Periodicals b. Binding Total 3. Other 4. Equipment

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$193,128.00 1 2 .000.00 $205,128.00

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C.

.(Reclass. Cataloger) (Reclass, clerical â&#x2013; & XerojxJ -2ÂŁi_

gfl30.000.00 13.000.00 $1^5,000.00 _.7.000.00

Please furnish list of all staff with titles, grades and salaries, on attached forms.

This Report Prepared By

If you have prepared an annual report for the Department Head, Dean or Library Committee, we would appreciate having a copy filed with the University Library. A written statement of the activities of your library and your professional activities will be very helpful.


Appendix

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Law Library Staff AIMINISTRATION (Extension 6 -h 236) Harry Bitner, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Miss Crystal Bolton, Department Secretary I.

REFERENCE AND CIRCULATION (Extensions 6 - 3 3 ^ and

6 ^ 775)

Miss Lorraine Kulpa, Assistant Law Librarian for Reference and Circulation (Extension Dale Alan Diefenbach, Circulation Librarian Robert Oakley, Library Trainee Mrs. Ronnie Beglieter, Library Assistant III, A-15 Paul Johnson, Library Assistant II, A-13 Martin Bloomberg, Library Assistant U , A -12 Mrs. Iris Basilio, Xerox Operator, A-10 H.

TECHNICAL SERVICES Felipe R. Pacheco, Assistant Law Librarian for Technical Services (Extension A.

Acquisitions Section (Extension Mrs. Mrs. Miss Mrs. Mrs.

B.

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6 - 3668)

Lois Hickson, Order Librarian Melinda Golub, Library Assistant III, A-15 Sharon Endler, Library Assistant II, A-13 Alice McPherson, Library Assistant II, A-13 Alice Olsefski, Library Assistant II, A-12

Cataloging Section (Extension

6 - 3982)

Miss Marie Whited, Catalog Librarian Jos6 Coutin, Cataloger Mrs. Doris Jensen, Cataloger Mrs. Nicole Cornillon, Library Assistant III, A-15 Mrs. Laura Ignatjevs, Library Assistant III, A-15 Mrs. Nancy McBride, Library Assistant II, A-12 Mrs. Patricia Hoffer, Library Assistant I, A-10 Gary Bogart, Library Assistant I, A-10 * Reclas sificat ion: Paul Weiss, Cataloger William Shapiro, Library Assistant III, A-15 Mrs. Sharon Styron, Library Assistant I, A-10

July, 1970

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Cornell Law Library Annual Report 1970  
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