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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 5, May

ARL Salaries Surveyed; AL Writer Stymied
"IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST sight." Joseph Heller knew the value of a good first line in Catch-22. So did Raphael Sabatini, who began Scaramouche with"He was born with the gift of laughter and the sense that the world was mad." So does Charles Myers,...
Call It AACR 2.5 or Apres la Guerre, or Daughter of a Dynamic Decade
The Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules: Second Edition, Revised will arrive this year-with (mercifully) little contention. SOME GRIZZLED OLDSTERS among the vast readership of American Libraries may remember the events that made u"The War of...
CD-ROM + Fax = Shared Reference Resource
THE LEARNING RESOURCES Center (LRC) at the College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, Ill.) has joined nine area libraries in a $43,000 LSCA III grant to provide cooperative reference access to CD-ROM databases. The project, Reference by GammaFax, is coordinated...
Outstanding Reference Sources: A 1988 Selection of Recent Titles
A compilation of distinguished reference fides selected by the Reference Sources Committee of the ALA Reference and Adult Services Division AFTER A YEAR OF DILIGENT consideration of at least 2,000 new titles, the Reference Sources Committee gathered...
Police Seek Oscar Nominee over Library Cache in Locker
Author Jerry Gustav Hasford, 40, is the son of a librarian and was married to another, but apparently their message never got through: In recent years he allegedly checked out and failed to return nearly one thousand library books throughout the world....
Public Librarians Take Cool View of Future; Leadership, Not Technology, May Be the Issue
WHO FEARS FOR THE FUture of the Public library? When Pasadena (Calif.) Public Library Director Edward M. Szynaka asked that question at the OCLC Conference on the Future of the Public Library held in Dublin, Ohio, March 20-22, only one of the 50...
Questioning the Questionnaires; Library Survey Forms Are Time-Consuming, Costly, Redundant, All of the Above
More than once I've toyed with the thought of sending an ad like that to the library press. It's gotten to that point. Not a week goes by that a questionnaire doesn't land on someone's desk (usually mine) in this library. Some are comprehensive...
Scholar in USSR Faults "Upside-Down Glasnost" after Library Fire Destroying Half-Million Books
A visitor to Soviet libraries last summer, Dennis Kimmage is head of reference at the Feinberg Library, NY State University College, Plattsburgh. Fluent in Russian, he is tracking Soviet comment on the Leningrad fire for AL, and a the author of "Soviet...
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