C O R N E L L L A W L IB R A R Y MYRON TA YLO R H ALL ITH A C A , N EW YO R K
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Report of the Law Librarian 1974-1975
July 15, 1975
SIZE OF THE COLLECTION The Cornell Law Library reached a new milestone during the past year.
The size of the collection has now passed the 300,000 volume
mark with a total of 304,451 volumes.
The Cornell Law Library ranks
among law school libraries in the size of its collection.
BOOK BUDGET Again this year the University appropriation to the book budget was increased by $15,000.00 to a total of $150,000.00.
of endowment income and various special gifts plus a carry over from the previous year brought the total amount of funds available for books, periodicals and binding to $193,231.21.
Of this amount,
$191,184.34 was spent. The book budget for 1975-76 will receive from University appropriations an additional $15,000.00.
It has been projected that
endowment income will be down and it is very likely that the Law Library will not be as fortunate with special gifts as in the past. Inflation is still on the rise and more funds will be needed to even maintain the present quality of the collection.
THE WORK OF THE DEPARTMENTS Cataloging The year 197^-75 was a significant one for this Department with the incumbency of Mr. Christian Boissonnas as the head of this unit succeeding Miss Marie Whited.
Despite the fact that there were five
new persons hired during the year and then the loss of one position because of the University's financial, situation, Mr. Boissonnas has done an outstanding job in the reorganization of the work of the Department and in obtaining a high level of production with the quality to match. The loss of the one staff member in this Department is a serious one affecting the classification of the collection by the Library of Congress K Classification.
The importance of a fully classified
collection in terms of service and research cannot be overstated. Personnel: Mr. Christopher Sugnet joined the staff as Cataloger in August, 197^, replacing Mrs. Jean Ehrhorn. Miss Barbara Blanchard joined the Cataloging Department in December, 197^-, replacing Mrs. Susan Saylor. Miss Lori Neiderman joined the Cataloging Department on September 23, 197^.
She assists with binding and processing of books.
Mrs. Sanda Huffman joined the Cataloging Department in September, 197^, replacing Mrs. Edna Nash.
Mrs. Huffman resigned in January,
1975 > and this position was then frozen because of the general financial situation of the University. Students have been hired to relieve the pressure on the Catalog Typist because of increased cataloging production.
Public Services This Department has continued to maintain a high level of performance with excellent service to students and faculty.
innovation was introduced which has been successful both from the standpoint of the staff and patrons.
All unbound issues of all
Anglo-American legal periodicals were placed in a locked cage and requests for these materials were serviced at least every half-hour, more frequently if situation warranted.
This move has reduced losses
while providing excellent service. Personnel: Mrs. Kathleen Parham joined the Public Services Department as Circulation Librarian in August, 197*+â€˘
She replaced Mr. Thomas Kingsley
who took a position as Reference Librarian with the Syracuse University Law Library.
Mr. Kingsley has now been made Acting Law Librarian for
a term of two years. Stewart Epstein was promoted from Library Assistant II, A-12, to Stacjc Supervisor A-13. Mrs. Sylvia Bloch joined the Public Services Department, August, 197*+, as Library Assistant II, A-12, replacing Stewart Epstein. Miss Diane Heller was appointed to a new position as Library Assistant A-10 in the Public Services Department, July, 197*+.
I Acquisitions A total of 3,8U8 orders were placed by the Department during the year.
A net total of 10,671 volumes was added to the collection,
by purchase and
volumes by gift or exchange.
The Law Library has received many gifts during the year. has necessitated a great deal of searching and checking.
has done a very fine job in the performance of their duties.
J+Personnel: Mr. Gary Bogart's position as Kardex Clerk, A-12, was reclassified to grade A-13. Mrs. Judith Marsh joined the Department August, 197^, replacing Janet Baer. Miss Debra Van Buskirk joined the Department July, 197^, replacing Margaret Bailey.
Personnelâ€” -Activities Alan Diefenbach served as Chairman of the University Review Board, member of the Reference Committee of Public Services Group, and member, Task Force on Machine Readable Data Bases.
He attended the annual
meeting of the Association of American Law Libraries in Los Angeles, June 20-26, 1975. Robert Oakley has successfully completed his second year of law studies and he has won a scholarship from the American Association of Law Libraries for completion of the third year of law school. He is a r member of the Committee on Automation and Scientific Development of the American Association of Law Libraries and he served as Liaison from the Association to the American National Standards Institute Committee Z-39 on Library Work and Documentation.
He attended the annual meeting of
the Z-39 Committee, May 30, 1975> at the Library of Congress.
on the C.U.L. Task Force on Machine Readable Data Bases and is a member of the Campus Planning Committee of the University Senate.
"The Carol Furer...a Look at the Legal Background" was published in the Ithaca Journal, October
197^, page 17.
He attended the annual meeting
of the South Central Research Library Council in Oneonta, New York, October 2b, 197^.
Kathleen Parham was a member of the Audio/visual Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.
She is a member of the Cornell
University Hearing Board, and a member of the Public Services Group and Sub-Group on Circulation and Reserves. Patricia Hall will receive her M.S.L.S. from Syracuse at the end of the summer.
She has been doing voluntary work at the Library of the
Dewitt Historical Society. Christian Boissonnas served as a member of the Planning and Advisory Committee of the South Central Research Library Council. working on the I. & L. R. Thesaurus Project.
He has been
He is serving as Senator
on the Cornell University Senate representing the University Libraries, and will be serving on the Senate Summer Study Group on University Governance. Doris Jensen served as a member of the Committee on Directories of the American Association of Law Libraries.
She is a member of the
Cornell University Libraries Planning Council and is the Law Library Representative to the Cornell University Libraries Publication Committee. Harry Bitner served as Chairman of the Constitution and By-Laws Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.
the annual meeting of the Association in Los Angeles, June 19-26, 1975, where he served as Parliamentarian.
He attended the annual meeting of
the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco December 2730, 197^, and served as Consultant to the Library Committee of this organization.
He was a member of the American Bar Association-Association
of American Law Schools inspection team which visited the Universi ty of Washington, Seattle, School of Law.
He has continued to serve as Project
Director of the Libraries Study Project of the Association of American Law Schools.
I have announced my early retirement as Law Librarian and Professor of Law at Cornell effective December 31, 1975-
join the Fred B. Rothman Company, book dealer and law publisher, in charge of bibliographical work. On November 1, 1975, I will have completed ten years of service at Cornell.
My experience at Cornell has been a most rewarding one
from every standpoint, personal as well as professional.
thoroughly enjoyed my associations with all the members of the Law Library staff and with all of my colleagues on the law faculty. have always given me the very finest cooperation and support.
They I have
enjoyed greatly my relationships with the staff of the University libraries.
The involvement with them in the establishment of the
Professional Staff as an Academic unit of the University by Trustee legislation was especially gratifying. Respectfully submitted
Harry Bitner Professor'of Law & Law Librarian
Statisticsâ€” Collection, Expenditures
Law Library Staff Personnel list
Cornell Law LibraryStatistics 1972/73-197V 7 5
^eatises & Monographs Ibglo-American foreign
£16,355-05 7 ,058.58
*"°btinuations Ihglo-American Foreign
101,117.81 12 ,111.56
86,907.56 10 ,862.92
87,837.30 10 ,888.21
7°ls. held at beginning of year Volumes added Volumes withdrawn ^°tal volumes at end of year
Total Treatises and Continuations Bibding Total Expenditures
D G Hummel, North Royalton, Ohio, a gift of 030.00 to be used for'the purchase of books In Memory of Leonard H. Davis (LL.B. 192U).
Professor- William Gifford, Cornell Law School, a number of law books. F. Lyman Windolph, Esq., Lancaster, Pennsylvania, a copy of his book Four Portraits From Memory. Ezra Cornell, III, LL.B. 1927, White & Case, New York, New York, a copy of Corporation Manual, 197^* Professor Gray Thoron, Cornell Law School, a number of legal materials. Professor Irving Younger, Cornell Law School, a number of law and non-law books. Professor Ian Macneil, Cornell Law School, a number of legal materials. Professor Robert Pasley, LL.B. 1936, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Professor Harry Henn, Cornell Law School, a number of law books an! periodicals. ra tt Ta *a T, B 19^0, CornellLawSchool, Professor W. David Curtiss, T Lb.a. ,legal materials.
â€™ a number of
, TT Tt a 1Q26. Cornell Law School (Emeritus), Professor John W. MacDonald, LL.a. > a large number of legal materials. Professor Ernest Roberts, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Dean Roger Cramton, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Professor William Tucker Dean, Cornell Law School, a number of law books and periodicals. Professor Norman Penney, LL.B. 1953, Cornell Law School, law books. Professor Faust Rossi, Cornell Law School, law books. Professor G. Robert Blakey, Cornell Law School, law books. Professor John Brown, Cornell Law School, law books. Professor John Barceld, Cornell Law School, legal materials. Professor Harry Bitner, Cornell Law School, legal periodicals.
Professor Robert Summers, Cornell Law School, legal periodicals. Mr. Robert Weber, Director of Publications, National Center for State Courts, Denver, Colorado, publications of the National Center for State Courts. William C. Barrett, LL.B. U.S. Code Annotated.
Ithaca, New York, 164 volumes of the
Schuble D. Van Fleet, Moravia, New York, a gift of law books. E. J. Carter, LL.B. 1924, Clayton, New York, a number of law books. Professor Leo H. Whinery, University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma, a copy of Problems of Juvenile Offenders, 1972, unpublished. Professor Patricia Barald, J.D. 1973, Cornell Law School, legal periodicals. Professor Russell Stevenson, Visiting Professor Cornell Law School 1974, legal periodicals. Professor Alfred E. Kahn, College of Arts and Sciences, law books. Professor Donald Baker, Visiting Professor Cornell Law School 1973-74, law books. Professor Robert Anthony, Cornell Law School, legal materials. Professor Harrop Freeman, LL.B. 1930, Cornell Law School (Emeritus), a number of legal materials. Professor Ernest Warren, J.D. 1931, Cornell Law School (Emeritus), a number of legal materials.
t Professor Rudolf Schlesinger, Cornell Law School, a number of legal materials. Mr. A. Korthals Altes, Amsterdam, Netherlands, a copy of his book Prijs der zee in memory of Professor Robinson. Mrs. Ruth Colby, Secretary and Librarian, The Law and Population Programme, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts university, Medford, Massachusetts, the monographs in the Law and Population Monograph Series. Judge Lloyd F. MacMahon, LL.B. 1938, United States District Court, New York, New York, current volumes of Federal Reporter, 2d Series, Federal Supplement and Federal Rules Decisions.
Christopher C. Langdell and the development of the Casebook Law Day 1975 Computers and the Law
Law Library Staff
ADMINISTRATION (Extension 6-4236) Harry Bitner, Law Librarian and Professor of Law Mrs. Crystal Bradford, Administrative Secretary I.
PUBLIC SERVICES (Extensions 6-3344 and 6-4-775) D. Alan Diefenbach, Reference Librarian Robert Oakley, Assistant Reference Librarian (Part Time) Mrs. Kathleen Parham, Circulation Librarian Mrs. Patricia Hall, Library Assistant III, A-15 Mrs. Andrea Barnett, Library Assistant III, A-15 Stewart Epstein, Library Supervisor, A-13 Mrs. Sylvia Bloch, Library Assistant, A-12 Miss Diane Heller, Library Assistant I, A-10
TECHNICAL SERVICES A.
Acquisitions Section (Extension 6-3668) Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Mrs. Gary Miss
Lois Hickson, Order Librarian Alice McPherson, Head Account Clerk, A-15 Judith Marsh, Searcher II, A-15 Alice Olsefski, Searcher I, A-13 Bogart, Kardex Clerk, A-13 Debra VanBuskirk, Library Assistant I, A-10
Cataloging Section (Extension 6-3982) Christian Boissonnas, Catalog Librarian Mrs. Doris Jensen, Cataloger Christopher Sugnet, Cataloger Miss Barbara Blanchard, Library Assistant III, A-15 Mrs. Nancy McBride, Library Assistant II, A-12 Mrs. Sharon Reeves, Library Assistant I, A-10 Miss Lori Neiderman, Library Assistant I, A-10
July, 1975 V
C O R N E L L U N IV E R S IT Y L IB R A R IE S IN FO R M A TIO N R E Q U E S T E D F O R VARIOUS AN N UAL R E P O R T S F O R T H E Y E A R 1 9 7 4 /7 5
P l e a s e c o m p le te th is fo rm in d u p lica te and r e tu r n one f o r m to J . G o rm ly M ille r , D i r e c t o r , 201 O lin L i b r a r y , and one to E liz a b e th M . M u rp h y, 2 3 4 Olin L i b r a r y b e fo re Ju ly 1 1 , 1 9 7 5 . If you have supplied r e g u la r M onthly R e p o rts on C irc u la tio n , I n t e r l i b r a r y L o a n s , R e f e r e n c e S e r v ic e and C a ta lo g in g , it is not n e c e s s a r y to fu rn ish to ta ls fo r th e y e a r . L i b r a r i e s , o th e r than th e C e n tr a l L i b r a r i e s and its D e p a rtm e n ts , a r e a sk e d to supply d a ta on l i b r a r y in co m e and e x p e n d itu re s fo r the y e a r , and on th o se ite m s in the annual r e p o r t f o r m w hich do not a p p e a r on th e naonthly r e p o r t s , in s o fa r a s y o u r r e c o r d s p e r m it. Law L i b r a r y __________________________________
C irc u la tio n and R e s e r v e : A.
Harry Bitner L i b r a r i a n ___________________________
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If you h av e p r e p a r e d an annual r e p o r t fo r the D e p a rtm e n t H ead , Dean o r L i b r a r y C o m m itte e , w e would a p p r e c ia te having a co p y filed w ith the U n iv e r s ity L ib ra ry . A w r itte n s ta te m e n t of the a c tiv itie s of y o u r l i b r a r y and y o u r p r o f e s s io n a l A ctiv ities w ill be v e r y help fu l.