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Calendar 1973-1974 



FALL SEMESTER, 1973 



August 27-31 
August 29 
September 3 
November 21 -23 
December 1 2 
December 13 
December 14-21 



Monday-Friday 

Wednesday 

Monday 

Wednesday-Friday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday-Friday 



Registration 
Classes Begin 
Labor Day Holiday 
Thanksgiving Recess 
Last Day of Classes 
Exam Study Day 
Fall Semester 
Examination Period 



SPRING SEMESTER, 1974 



January 7-11 
January 9 
March 11 -15 
May 1 
May 2 
May 3-10 

May 12 



Monday-Friday 

Wednesday 

Monday-Friday 

Wednesday 

Thursday 

Friday-Friday 

Sunday, 3:00 P.M. 



Registration 
Classes Begin 
Spring Recess 
Last Day of Classes 
Exam Study Day 
Spring Semester 

Examination Period 
Graduation 



The provisions of this publication are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the 
University of Maryland Changes are effected from time to time in the general regulations and in the academic requirements. 
There are established procedures for making changes, procedures which protect the institution's integrity and the individual 
student's interests and welfare A curriculum or graduation requirement, when altered, is not made retroactive unless the 
alteration is to the student's advantage and can be accommodated within the span of years normally required for graduation 
When the actions of a student are judged by competent authority, using established procedure, to be detrimental to the 
interests of the University community, that person may be required to withdraw from the University, 

The University of Maryland in all its branches and divisions subscribes to a policy of equal educational and employment 
opportunity for all persons regardless of race, creed, ethnic origin or sex. 

Whereas many students, staff and faculty suffer discomfort and/or medical problems as a result of tobacco smoking, 
be it resolved that it shall be University policy that smoking in classrooms be prohibited unless all participants agree to the 
contrary Further, any student has the right to remind the Instructor of this policy throughout the duration of the class. 
College Park Publications Office POJ 573-923 



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University of Maryland 
College Park Campus 

The College of 
Library and Information 
Services 






1973-1974 



'Formerly named the School of Library and Information Services. The name was recently 
changed as a result of the College Park Campus Plan of Reorganization. 




The new building housing the College of Library 
and Information Services. 



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Contents 

/. CAMPUS OFFICERS, FACULTY AND STAFF 5 



II. THE COLLEGE 

The College and the University 13 

The Philosophy of the College 15 

Education for Librarianship and Information Service 16 



III. ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

Admissions Standards and Procedures for M.L.S. Program 19 

Tuition and Other Expenses 24 

Student Activities and Services 28 

The Alumni Association 28 



IV. THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 

The Master's Program 31 
The Curriculum 32 



V ADVANCED STUDY AND RESEARCH 

The Doctoral Program 45 

Research Programs 48 

Publications 52 

Library and Information Services 54 

Computer Services 54 



VI. SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

The Colloquium Series 57 
Continuing Education 57 




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Dean Margaret E. Chisholm 



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I. COLLEGE PARK CAMPUS OFFICERS, 
FACULTY AND STAFF 

Listed below are the officers of the Campus administration, the faculty, 
the research associates, and the administrative staff of the College. Brief 
descriptions of the background and interests of those currently teaching in 
the College are presented. 

COLLEGE PARK CAMPUS ADMINISTRATION 

Chancellor 
CHARLES E. BISHOP 

Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 
GEORGE H. CALLCOTT 

Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Policy 
THOMAS B. DAY 

Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs 
JOHN W. DORSEY 



DEAN OF THE COLLEGE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES 
MARGARET E. CHISHOLM, B.A., University of Washington, 1957; M.L., 
University of Washington, 1958; Ph.D., University of Washington, 1966. 



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Full-time Faculty 

MARCIA J. BATES, M.L.S., Ph.D. (California, Berkeley), Assistant 
Professor. 

Ms. Bates' primary interest is in the two-sided problem of organizing information so that 
it can be easily retrieved (the librarian's task) and successfully retrieving information (the 
user's task). She teaches organization of knowledge, user studies, and research 
methods. She has also taught introductory courses in information science and reference. 
She has done research with the Institute of Library Research at the University of 
California, Berkeley, and with the System Development Corporation. 



WILLIAM BEASTON, M.S. (Oregon College of Education), Lecturer. 

Mr. Beaston, the College's Director of Admissions and Student Affairs, was formerly the 
Director of Instructional Media Services, Lincoln County Schools, Newport, Oregon. He 
recently developed and taught a graduate course in instructional media at the Oregon 
College of Education, was a participant in the Right-to-Read Institute at the University of 
Washington, and was the Oregon educational media representative to the Educational 
Media Leadership Conference at the University of Iowa. 



MARY LEE BUNDY, M.A., Ph.D. (Illinois), Professor. 

Ms. Bundy's broad area of interest is the social and political aspects of librarianship; her 
teaching areas are research methods and library administration. She was Associate 
Director of the College's Manpower Research Project. She has conducted empirical 
research related to public library development in several states, including a recent study 
in Maryland which culminated in the publication of Metropolitan Public Library Users. 
Recent editorial works include a Reader in Library Administration (with Paul Wasserman) 
and Research Methods for Librarianship (with Paul Wasserman and Gayle Araghi). 



MARGARET E. CHISHOLM, M.L., Ph.D. (Washington), Dean. 

Ms. Chisholm is specifically interested in bibliographic organization of media. She holds 
offices in national and international professional organizations related to media and 
educational technology. In her areas of interest her work is widely published; she serves 
as editor of the annual Education Book List, and is author of Media Indexes and Review 
Sources. 



JOHN C. COLSON, M.S.L.S. (Western Reserve). Assistant Professor. 

The history of librarianship is Mr. Colson's major interest; he is also interested in academic 
library problems, the development of library resources, and education for library and 
information services. He has written on interlibrary loan and professional preparation of 
librarians and archivists. Currently he is engaged in projects involving the history of public 
library development in Wisconsin, and the development of collections in labor history. 



HENRY J. DUBESTER, M.S. (Columbia), Associate Professor. 

Mr. Dubester is interested in bibliographic and reference resources and their systematic 
organization to serve scholarship over a broad spectrum. This has included concern with 
the possibilities of applying automation as a tool for the librarian. Mr. Dubester was Deputy 
Head of the Office of Science Information Service of the National Science Foundation. 



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LAURENCE B. HEILPRIN, M.A., Ph.D. (Harvard), Professor. 

Mr. Heilprin's main interest is in the application of multi-disciplines (physics, mathematics, 
logic, cybernetics, psychology, and library science) to human and machine 
communication. He has published extensively on such subjects as transformations of 
information, information retrieval, education for information science, automation of 
information systems (microforms, duplicating or D-libraries, and the copyrighted work as 
a message). He is interested in attempts to formulate laws of information science, with 
emphasis on the relation between information retrieval and education. A physicist with 
the National Bureau of Standards in World War II, he has performed military and industrial 
operations research. Recently he served as Staff Physicist for the Council on Library 
Resources, as a Director of the Committee to Investigate Copyright Problems Affecting 
Communication in Science on Education, and as President of the American Society for 
Information Science. 

JERRY S. KIDD, M.A., Ph.D. (Northwestern), Professor. 

Mr. Kidd's principal interests are in the areas of individual and organizational 
performance, particularly as affected by communications procedures and information 
resources. He has done both laboratory and field research in support of the development 
of information and control systems. In particular his work has focused on the 
measurement of user needs and the adaptation of library and other resources to meet 
those needs. He is also concerned with the study of problems of research administration 
and the economics of scientific enterprise. Before joining the Maryland faculty, Mr. Kidd 
served with the National Science Foundation and earlier as a private research consultant. 

DONALD H. KRAFT. M.S., Ph.D. (Purdue), Assistant Professor. 

With a background in Industrial Engineering, Mr. Kraft's areas of concentration are library 
operations research and systems analysis. His experience includes an instructorship at 
Purdue University and several summer jobs as an engineer. 

JAMES W. LIESENER, M.A. M.A.(LS.), Ph.D. (Michigan), Associate 
Professor. 

Formerly a member of the faculty of the University of Michigan, Mr. Liesener has had 
experience in both guidance and library service in the public schools and has directed 
a position reclassification survey of the University of Michigan Library System. He is 
particularly concerned with management and organizational issues in relation to the 
development of information systems for children and youth and is currently engaged in 
the development of systematic planning processes and techniques for media programs. 
He is also active in professional associations and has served as Director of the Institute 
of Middle Management in Librarianship and the Workshop on Program Planning and 
Budgeting for School Library/Media Centers. 

W. BERNARD LUKENBILL, M.L.S., Ph.D. (Indiana), Assistant Professor. 

Mr. Lukenbill is interested in both the history, theory and criticism of children's materials 
and literature. He has a special interest in sociological themes and conditions as reflected 
in past and contemporary children's materials. Mr. Lukenbill also is interested in the 
management and operation of school library media centers and in instructional systems 
design. He has served as both a high school and college reference librarian. 

ANNE S. MacLEOD, M.L.S., Ph.D. (Maryland), Assistant Professor. 

Ms. MacLeod is interested in criticism of children's literature, in the history of this 
literature, especially as a reflection of a broader intellectual history, and in standards for 
book selection in this field. She has had experience in building juvenile collections in the 
public library field and has recently completed doctoral stud/ in history. 



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EDWIN E. OLSON, MA, Ph.D. (American University), Professor. 

In a variety of library and information settings Mr. Olson has developed and applied 
several methods for planning and managing library services. He has recently completed 
a study of interlibrary cooperation. His major interests include developing models of the 
library and information service process, including the social and political context, 
research methods and data analysis. Before joining the Maryland faculty, Mr. Olson was 
with the Institute for Advancement of Medical Communication and earlier with a survey 
research firm. 



MICHAEL M. REYNOLDS, M.A., M.S.L.S., Ph.D. (Michigan), Professor. 

Mr. Reynolds has had wide experience as teacher and library administrator in various 
universities. He has held office and served in library and information service organizations 
and has written for professional journals in the area of library cooperation. 



DAGOBERT SOERGEL, M.S., Dr.Phil. (Freiburg), Associate Professor. 

Mr. Soergel's main interest lies in the area of information storage and retrieval, with 
emphasis on classification theory and on the construction of indexing languages. He has 
developed information storage and retrieval systems for several German institutions. He 
has published two books and numerous articles in professional journals. 



IRENE L. TRAVIS, B.A., M.L.S. (California, Berkeley), Lecturer. 

Ms. Travis' special interests include techniques for subject control of document 
collections — traditional approaches as well as those suitable to automated systems, 
subject search strategy and search evaluation, education for librarianship, and 
methodologies for studying questions relating to subject control. She has served the 
University of California, Berkeley, with the School of Librarianship, with the Institute of 
Library Research, and with the Library — Acquisitions Department. 



PAUL WASSERMAN, M.S. (L.S.) M.S., Ph.D. (Michigan), Professor. 

Library administration and bibliographic activity are Mr. Wasserman's primary interests. 
Prior to coming to Maryland he was for a number of years Librarian and Professor in the 
Graduate School of Business and Public Administration at Cornell University. He has 
published extensively, is editor of a number of series of books dealing with bibliographic 
and professional concerns of librarianship and information science and is author of 
numerous monographs, texts, journal articles, and reference works. 



HANS WELLISCH, A.L.A. (Associate, Library Association of Great Britain), 
Visiting Lecturer. 

Mr. Wellisch has come to the College from Israel where he was Head of the 
Documentation Centre and Library of TAHAL Consulting Engineers Ltd. and Consultant 
to the Centre of Scientific and Technological Information, Tel Aviv. Beginning his career 
as a special librarian in Sweden in 1943, ne has been active in librarianship as editor of 
textbooks and monthlies, consultant to various organizations in the area of information 
services, examiner for the Israel Civil Service Commission and the Israel Library 
Association, and lecturer on information sciences and technical librarianship. At the 
College, Mr. Wellisch teaches classification and information retrieval courses. He has 
published several books on various aspects of documentation and has contributed 
papers to the professional journals in Israel, Great Britain and the United States. 



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LOUIS C. WILSON, A.B., M.L.S. (Atlanta) Lecturer. 

Prior to coming to the University of Maryland, Mr. Wilson served as a Specialist in 
Institutional Library Development and Services for the Division of Library Development 
and Services of the Maryland State Department of Education. He has also served as 
Branch Librarian and Young Adult Librarian with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore 
for several years. He is active in several professional organizations including the American 
Library Association and the Maryland Library Association. He teaches courses in 
contemporary public library issues and services and works closely with the State Library 
Agency in the provision of continuing education opportunities for the state's public 
librarians. 

WILLIAM G. WILSON, M.A., A.M.L.S. (Michigan), Librarian/Lecturer. 

Mr. Wilson was previously Librarian and Associate Professor at Catawba College in 
Salisbury, North Carolina where he was active in the AAUP, the North Carolina Library 
Association, and the Piedmont University Center — a consortium of twenty schools. He 
has also served with Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore and with Beloit College 
Libraries, Beloit, Wisconsin. 

Part-Time Faculty 

In addition to the full-time faculty, the College regularly draws upon 
authorities in the region to teach one or another of its highly specialized 
courses. By virtue of its location in the Washington area, it is possible 
for the College to augment its teaching staff with a distinguished roster 
of part-time faculty. Those individuals who regularly teach in the 
program are: 

STANLEY J. BOUGAS, L.L.B., M.S.(L.S.) (Columbia), Lecturer. 

Mr. Bougas is Director, Department of Commerce Library. His main professional interest, 
until assuming his present post, was in law librarianship. He was Law Librarian and 
Associate Professor of law at the Washington College of Law, the American University 
and has served with the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York 
University Law School, Emory University Law School, Catholic University of Puerto Rico 
Law School, and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare Law Libraries. 

JOSEPH F. CAPONIO, B.S., Ph.D. (Georgetown), Lecturer. 

Mr. Caponio is the Associate Director of the National Agricultural Library and utilizes his 
background and expertise in the physical sciences in teaching literature and research in 
the sciences at the College. His experience includes service with the National Institute 
of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Commerce, Georgetown University, 
and the Library of Congress. He has contributed numerous articles to the scientific 
journals and has presented papers before many conferences and institutes. 

SALVATORE L. COSTABILE, B.S.S., M.S.L.S. (Catholic University), 
Lecturer. 

Mr. Costabile is presently the Assistant Director, Professional Services, American 
Association of Museums. He has also served as the Deputy Chief, Technical Services 
Division of the National Library of Medicine, in the acquisitions and the technical services 
division at NLM, and in acquisitions, circulation and cataloging at Georgetown University 
Library. Mr. Costabile has done consulting and teaching and was book review editor of 
Military Affairs from 1964 to 1968. He has had further graduate study in political science 
at Georgetown University. He teaches a seminar in technical services. 



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WILLIAM D. CUNNINGHAM, B.A., M.L.S. (Texas), Lecturer. 

Mr. Cunningham is Director of University Libraries at Howard University, Washington, 
D. C. He teaches public library in the political process at CLIS. His background includes 
service with the Library Services Program of the U.S. Office of Education (Kansas City, 
Missouri), Topeka (Kansas) Public Library, FAA Library (Kansas City, Missouri), and Uni- 
versity of Kansas Libraries. He has also served as technical advisor, consultant, faculty 
member to various institutes and projects and has chaired and participated in many pro- 
fessional associations, committees, advisory boards, including COSATI — Subcommittee 
on Negro Research Libraries. His publications include a contribution to The Black Librar- 
ian, and Murder, Mayhem, and Monsters, a Guide to the Mystery Novel. 



TAMAS E. DOSZKOCS, M.A., M.L.S., M.S. (Computer Science, Maryland), 
Lecturer. 

Mr. Doszkocs has taught English and Russian at Kossuth University (Debrecen, 
Hungary), taught Hungarian at Indiana University, worked as a Reader's Advisor in the 
D.C. Public Libraries and has served as librarian, systems analyst and programmer at the 
University of Maryland's McKeldin Library in Acquisitions and Data Processing. Currently 
Mr. Doszkocs is working on his Ph.D. in Information Science. 

ARTHUR C. GUNN, B.S., M.S.L.S. (Atlanta), Lecturer. 

Mr. Gunn is presently Head of the Reference Department at Founders Library, Howard 
University. He came to this area from Delaware State College, where as Head Librarian, 
he was responsible for the coordination and supervision of all library services to the 
college community. His previous experience also includes teaching in public schools 
(Cleveland) and in correctional institutions (Londonville and Mansfield, Ohio). 

CHARLES G. LaHOOD, JR., M.A., M.S. (L.S.) (Catholic University), 
Lecturer. 

Mr. LaHood's current interests are in the area of documentary reproduction in libraries. 
As Assistant Chief (1952-1961) and Chief (1968-present) of the Library of Congress 
Photoduplication Service, he has devoted extensive concern to the development of 
standardized microfilming techniques for library materials and to the improvement of 
library resources in the U.S. by the development of cooperative microfilming projects. Mr. 
LaHood has served as chairman, Copying Methods Section, and the Serial Section of the 
ALA.; as a member of The Interlibrary Loan Committee; as a member of the Melvil Dewey 
Award jury; and as Secretary, and later, Councillor, of The American Documentation 
Institute (now The American Society for Information Science). 

CHARLES T. MEADOW, M.S. (Rochester), Lecturer. 

Mr. Meadow's areas of concentration are information retrieval and man-machine 
communication with application to documentation, decision-making and instruction. He 
is author of the recently published Analysis of Information Systems and is Chief, Systems 
Development Division, Center for Computing Sciences and Technology, National Bureau 
of Standards. 

IMRE MESZAROS, M.A., M.S.(L.S.) (Catholic University), Lecturer. 

Mr. Meszaros, teaching literature of the fine arts, is presently an Associate Librarian in 
the Fine Arts Department of McKeldin Library, University of Maryland. He has previously 
served with the General Reference Department of the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore 
and as an instructor in English at the Essex Community College in Essex, Maryland. 



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KLAUS W. OTTEN, B.S., M.E.E. (University of Stuttgart, Germany), 
Lecturer. 

In addition to his degrees (equivalent to B.S. and M.S. degrees) in electrical and 
communications engineering, Mr. Otten has taken postgraduate courses at various U.S. 
universities. He is currently Manager, Advanced Development and Planning, National 
Cash Register in Dayton, Ohio, and Adjunct Professor of Information Science at the 
University of Dayton. His major activities and achievements include the areas of advanced 
communication technology and systems development; automatic character recognition 
technology and system development; artificial intelligence-research in speech 
communication and recognition; product and systems planning-information systems 
technology; ultramicroform (UMF) technology; microform and publishing; computer and 
microform systems; and information science. 

WINIFRED SEWELL, B.S.(L.S.) (Columbia), Lecturer. 

Ms. Sewell is Coordinator of Drug Information Services at the Health Sciences Center of 
the University of Maryland in Baltimore. She worked with drug literature and with the 
development of MEDLARS at the National Library of Medicine. She has been a 
pharmaceutical librarian, has taught pharmaceutical literature and librarianship at 
Columbia University and has written extensively on pharmaceutical and medical librarian- 
ship. 

SARAH M. THOMAS, B.S., M.L.S. (Carnegie), Lecturer. 

Ms. Thomas is Librarian for the Commission on Government Procurement, Washington, 
D. C, and gives the seminar in the special library and information center at the College. 
She has served in a variety of special libraries, including Fairchild Stratos Corporation 
(Hagerstown, Maryland), Booz Allen Applied Research (Bethesda, Maryland), and Johns 
Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab, in addition to spending a year at SLIS teaching 
and as Director of Continuing Education. She has also been in Israel as a special 
consultant to the Center of Scientific and Technological Information in Tel Aviv and as 
visiting lecturer at the Hebrew University. 

CLAUDE E. WALSTON, Ph.D. (Ohio State), Lecturer. 

Systems Science — in particular, the areas of systems analysis, systems theory and 
system design — is Mr. Walston's chief interest. He has had a broad background in the 
design and implementation of data processing systems to a variety of applications. In 
recent years he has been responsible for the design of information and retrieval systems 
and real-time control systems. Mr. Walston is currently Systems Manager of Goddard 
Operations for the IBM Federal Systems Center. 

Non-teaching Staff 

CARL BECKMAN, B.S., M.Ed. (Maryland), Faculty Research Assistant. 
JEAN S. DIEPENBROCK, B.A., M.L.S. (Maryland), Evaluator. 
ESTHER M. HERMAN, B.A., M.L.S. (Maryland), Faculty Research Assistant. 
OLIVIA O. KREDEL, A.B., M.A., M.L.S. (Maryland), Associate Librarian. 



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II. THE COLLEGE 



The College and the University 

The development and founding of the College of Library and Information 
Services in the fall of 1965 reflects the long traditions of the University of 
Maryland as well as the many years of representation of the need for its 
existence by dedicated regional library groups and interested individuals. 
It was only after the most careful consideration and deliberation that the 
University undertook to develop the College, the second such new gradu- 
ate professional program started in the post World War II era and the first 
at College Park. This College, a separate professional College committed 
solely to graduate study and research, is administered by a dean who is 
directly responsible to the Chancellor of the College Park campus through 
the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. It is housed in the new under- 
graduate library, with spacious new classrooms, labs, case study rooms, 
and offices. 

The College has established its goals and fashioned its programs within 
the framework of the University and College Park setting. It is progressively 
oriented and committed to the evolutionary forces in library services during 
a period of rapid change. The College draws its student body from a very 



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wide variety of undergraduate disciplines and cultural environments. In 
1972-73, 302 master's degree candidates in residence came from more 
than 161 American and 5 foreign colleges and universities. One hundred 
eighty-nine of the student body came with a background of undergraduate 
study in humanities, and 94 in social sciences, while approximately 25 were 
science students as undergraduates. Of the total number enrolled in the 
school 30 had already pursued their studies to the master's degree in other 
disciplines including art, biology, botany, ecology, economics, education, 
English, history, journalism, languages, linguistics, literature, radio-TV, 
Russian studies, and vocational guidance. 

Because of the very diverse background of the College's students and 
the need for common orientation to the environment and philosophy, as 
well as the functions and theoretical undergirding for the practice of library 
and information service, the faculty advisors will recommend courses they 
think most appropriate for each student. The pro-seminar and the introduc- 
tory courses in the organization of knowledge and reference provide a base 
from which the student can build a purposeful program fitted to his personal 
needs and aspirations. Reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature of librarian- 
ship and its continuing need for reliance upon insights from supportive 
intellectual disciplines, students in the elective portions of their work have 
a high degree of flexibility. Their courses are not restricted only to those 
within the framework of the College but can include relevant courses in 
other parts of the University. While the advisory relationship is changing 
somewhat under new University-wide regulations, the College will continue 
to provide for consultation between students and faculty in the matter of 
program planning. We strongly suggest that students, particularly those 
who are just entering the program, make use of these resources. 

Philosophy of the College 

The foremost concern of the College of Library and Information Services 
is to place the intellectual character of librarianship on a sound and firm 
basis. Maryland's concern is with the clarification and definition of the 
intellectual character of the field of library and information service first, and 
then with the development of its capability for translating these assess- 
ments into actual programs, courses, and other activities. While the Master 
of Library Science degree and the Ph.D. programs remain a central major 
commitment of the College, faculty energies are dedicated equally to schol- 
arship and research in order to advance knowledge and practice in the 
several fields of librarianship. 

Advanced offerings of a formal and informal nature for practitioners in the 
field are also viewed as a College responsibility. At the master's level the 
orientation is toward introducing the student to the enlarged responsibilities 
which librarians must be prepared for and committed to undertake during 
the years ahead. Because of its concern with postgraduate instruction, 
especially for those functioning at a managerial level in libraries, it has 
developed a special offering for this group, the Library Administrators De- 
velopment Program. 

Professional schools must always make decisions relevant to the balance 
between theory and practice. In common with the university programs of 



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most professions, the College's ottering is balanced toward the theoretical, 
the fundamental, the ethical, and the conceptual issues. As a professional 
College, it fully recognizes its obligation to demonstrate the application of 
theory to practice, and it strives to achieve a harmonious fusion of teaching, 
research and practice. Because of the important relationship which librari- 
anship bears to the relevant social and humanistic disciplines upon which 
it is constructed, curricular concepts are drawn from such disciplines as 
communication, administration, sociology and political science. Equally 
important are the relationships and disciplinary contributions being forged 
in the fields of the information sciences and thus the College has developed 
congruent program lines with other related departments such as computer 
science. This affords the student the most fruitful educational opportunity 
and the prospect of interdisciplinary research avenues for the faculty. 

An important element of the College's concern is with establishing a 
climate of hospitality for its scholars to conduct research into all the proc- 
esses and dimensions of library concern — the historical, the social and 
political, the organizational, and the technological, in addition to the biblio- 
graphical. The orientation of the Maryland faculty reflects the wide range 
of its concern with the prosecution of research in every aspect and dimen- 
sion of librarianship relevant to contemporary requirements. Perhaps one 
of the most critical needs in librarianship is that of augmenting the ranks 
of its scholarly personnel. Without the influence of well-prepared scholars 
the prospects of improving the profession's opportunities remain remote. 
An academic vehicle for work to the doctorate, begun in 1 969, is designed 
to attract the most highly qualified candidates and to provide thorough- 
going advanced study and research preparation for a limited number of 
excellently prepared and carefully selected scholars committed to a career 
of teaching and research. 

The goal of the College is, then, to achieve a level of attainment appropri- 
ate to professional education within the University setting and at the gradu- 
ate level. It fully intends, even in its master's offering, to establish a position 
in the forefront of instructional and theoretical inquiry and so to influence 
the advanced vanguard of practice in librarianship. It hopes, in its program 
of research and advanced academic offerings beyond the master's degree, 
to exert a strong influence in shaping the future of the profession. While it 
fully intends to be hospitable to all ideas emanating from the field of prac- 
tice, it will not evade its responsibility for finding its own educational objec- 
tives and commitments, and it will work as energetically as possible to 
develop professional awareness and support for what it is seeking to ac- 
complish. Because of the ambitious nature of the undertaking, the program 
of the College of Library and Information Services at the University of 
Maryland can be considered to be a significant experiment in education for 
librarianship. 

Education for Librarianship and Information Service 

The librarian and information professional in the 1970's must have com- 
petence in many disciplines if he is to understand the complexities of the 
external environment within which he functions as well as the technical 
operations and their management within the organization in which he is to 



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practice. The continued influence ot scientific advances, the variations in 
clientele and service patterns, and the constantly shifting character of the 
societal scene, both in the United States and internationally, are among the 
factors which have significantly influenced and doubtless in the future will 
come to influence all the more, the scope and character of library functions 
and responsibilities. For example, new technological developments made 
possible by high speed computers are affecting in a fundamental way the 
practice of librarianship. Behavioral understanding growing out of research 
in the social sciences is equally important for the beginning professional in 
the library field. The culture of the profession, the ethical and institutional 
influences, and the theoretical base of the organization of knowledge are 
each essential to the preparation of tomorrow's professional. 

Unquestionably, the knowledge and analytical ability of the successful 
librarian will be enhanced in important measure by the continuing chal- 
lenge and stimulation of his experience during his subsequent career. Yet 
education for library and information service can establish a sound basis 
for absorbing and augmenting such knowledge and analytical ability. Grad- 
uate education for librarianship can also aid the individual to crystallize his 
career objectives and enhance his mobility and choice of professional 
alternatives. Success in library practice will ultimately be influenced by the 
student's own efforts and concern to develop his personal abilities and 
potential. Graduate study in the College will expand his horizons and his 
opportunities. The realization of his promise resides ultimately with the 
individual student. 



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III. ADMISSIONS AND STUDENT AFFAIRS 

The College of Library and Information Services has grown from an 
enrollment of 82 during its first semester to 356 in the fall 1972 term. The 
program was accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the Ameri- 
can Library Association at the end of the College's second academic year 
in June 1967. While the College plans a gradual increase in the size of its 
enrollment, those admitted are selected from applications which run far in 
excess of the number of places open in the program for new students. 
Admission requirements and procedures with attendant costs and availabil- 
ity of financial assistance are outlined below. For any additional details, 
write to the Director of Admissions. 

Admissions Standards and Procedures for M.L.S. Degree 

ELIGIBILITY FOR ADMISSION 

Admission as a student to the College is limited to individuals who hold 
the bachelor's degree from recognized colleges, universities or profession- 
al schools in this country or abroad or to those who can give evidence of 
successful completion of equivalent courses of study. The individual's un- 
dergraduate academic record is of primary importance as an indicator of 
his competence to pursue graduate study in librarianship, but other factors 
are also taken in account in reviewing applications. The potential student's 
performance in the verbal and quantitative tests of the Graduate Record 



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Examination administered by the Educational Testing Service ot Princeton, 
New Jersey, and letters of personal recommendation and information 
gained from personal interviews with potential students are considered. 
Reports relating to the applicant's intellectual and personal development as 
an undergraduate are sometimes considered, as are such factors as em- 
ployment experience, military service and other related activities when they 
appear to be relevant in a particular case as part of the admissions review 
process. Normally, people who have passed their 50th birthday are not 
encouraged to apply for admission. Individuals beyond this age will be 
considered on the merits of the individual case. All these factors are consid- 
ered significant in assessing the applicant's capacity and motivation for 
graduate work in the College and for his later performance as a responsible 
member of the library profession. The Admissions Committee will consider 
exceptions to and waiver of requirements in some cases. 

UNDERGRADUATE PREPARATION 

Although no specific undergraduate courses are required for admission 
to the College, those who seek admission must have completed a broad 
arts and sciences program with strength in the humanities, social sciences 
and physical or biological sciences. While no particular courses are re- 
quired, the faculty views undergraduate course work in mathematics, the 
social sciences and the physical and biological sciences as especially 
relevant to some of the newer directions in the field. Undergraduate cours- 
es in librarianship do not enhance the student's eligibility for admission, nor 
do they necessarily assure satisfactory academic performance in the Col- 
lege. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

A completed application for admission to the M.L.S. degree program 
includes: 

(1) The University of Maryland Graduate School application form com- 
pleted in duplicate. 

(2) Payment of a nonrefundable $15.00 admission fee submitted with 
Graduate School application forms to the Graduate School, Universi- 
ty of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. 

(3) Completion of the College of Library and Information Services appli- 
cation form and the transmission of this form to the Director of 
Admissions, College of Library and Information Services, University 
of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. 

(4) A report of test scores on the Graduate Record Examination taken 
within 4 years of date of anticipated entry into the College. The 
student is required to sit for only the verbal and quantitative aptitude 
tests administered as part of the Graduate Record Examination. 
These tests are administered throughout the United States and in 
many major cities of the world by the Educational Testing Service. 



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Inquiries and applications for taking the tests should be addressed 
to the Educational Testing Service, Box 955, Princeton, New Jersey 
08540. The tests are administered several times each year in all 
areas of the country, including specially arranged weekly tests in this 
area. The applicant is responsible for having his test results sent 
directly to the Director of Admissions, College of Library and In- 
formation Services, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 
20742. 

(5) The applicant is required to arrange for the registrar of each institu- 
tion he has attended beyond the secondary level to send two tran- 
scripts to the University of Maryland. One transcript is to be sent to 
the Director of Admissions, College of Library and Information Serv- 
ices, College Park, Maryland 20742. 

After all admission credentials have been received by the College, a 
personal interview with the Director of Admissions and/or a member of the 
faculty may be required. Where distance makes this impossible or impracti- 
cal, the applicant may be referred to an authorized representative of the 
College at another location. 

Requests for admission forms and additional information concerning 
admission to the College should be directed to: 

Director of Admissions 

College of Library and Information Services 

University of Maryland 

College Park, Maryland 20742 

Telephone: 301-454-3016 

ADMISSIONS TIMETABLE 

Applications for admission should be filed as early as possible during the 
period preceding the term for which admission is sought so that the appli- 
cant can be given every opportunity for consideration. A new student is 
normally permitted to enter the College at the beginning of the fall, spring 
and summer sessions. The closing date for receipt of complete application, 
including GRE scores, letters of recommendation, and all transcripts, for 
summer school or the fall semester is April 1 ; for the spring semester 
October 1 . The applicant is notified of his acceptance or rejection as rapidly 
as possible after his admission files have been completed, evaluated and 
carefully reviewed. 

TRANSFER OF CREDIT 

The Admissions Committee will consider and review requests for the 
transfer of up to six credits towards the M.L.S. degree, on an individual 
basis, provided they were taken within the five years previous to the com- 
pletion of the degree work at Maryland with a grade of B or better (or an 
equivalent grade) in an accredited graduate program. The student will be 
required to present justification for the credit transfer, such as detailed 



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course outlines and their relevance to his program goals. A student enrolled 
in the College will not be given credit for courses taken concurrently at 
other institutions if an equivalent course is offered here at the University, 
and no credits which have been applied to another degree are acceptable. 
See also FLEXIBILITY, p. 31. 

PART-TIME STUDY 

A number of qualified part-time students are admitted to the program as 
degree students. Such students are expected to pursue a minimum of two 
courses during each semester. The student is advised that most classes are 
conducted during the normal daytime hours and that the student must be 
prepared to assume responsibility for completing all of his course work 
leading to the M.L.S. degree within three calendar years from his first 
registration in the College. 

NON-DEGREE STUDENTS 

Admission to the College is open to a limited number of special, non- 
degree students who, because of special circumstances or needs, do not 
plan to be candidates for degrees. The provision is intended primarily to 
provide the opportunity for individuals who are practicing in librarianship 
to pursue specific subjects directly related to their work requirements. Such 
students must offer similar qualifications for admission to those required of 
regular degree students. The applicant for special non-degree status 
should be aware that credits earned in such special non-degree status will 
not count toward the M.L.S. degree. (See also Workshops, Clinics, Insti- 
tutes, p. 41) 

FOREIGN STUDENTS 

No foreign student seeking admission to the University of Maryland 
should plan to leave his country before obtaining an official offer of admis- 
sion from the Director of Graduate Records of the Graduate School. 

Academic Credentials: The complete application and official academic 
credentials — beginning with secondary school records — should be re- 
ceived by the Graduate Admission Office at least seven months prior to the 
semester in which he plans to begin his studies. Applications may be 
rejected prior to this deadline when foreign student quotas have been 
exceeded. 

English Proficiency: In addition to meeting academic requirements, the 
foreign student applicant must demonstrate proficiency in English by taking 
TOEFL (The Test of English as a Foreign Language). Because TOEFL is 
given only four times a year throughout various parts of the world, it is 
necessary for the applicant to make arrangements with the Educational 
Testing Service, Box 899, Princeton, N. J. 08540, to take the test as soon 
as he contemplates study at the University of Maryland. When the applicant 
is ready to begin his studies, he will be expected to read, speak, and write 
English fluently. 




Dr. Donald Kraft meets with some of the members 
of the Ad Hoc Committee on Recruitment and 
Special Programs 



Financial Resources: A statement regarding the applicant's financial sta- 
tus is required by the Office of International Education Services and Foreign 
Student Affairs. Approximately $350.00 a month, or $4200.00 a year, is 
required for educational and living expenses of two academic semesters 
and a summer session. 

A foreign student applicant must be prepared, in most cases, to meet his 
financial obligations from his own resources or from those provided by a 
sponsor for at least the first year of study, and perhaps beyond. 

Immigration Documents: It is necessary for students eligible for admis- 
sion to secure from the University's Director of International Education 
Services and Foreign Student Affairs the immigration form required for 
obtaining the appropriate visa. Students already studying in the United 
States who wish to transfer to the University of Maryland must also secure 
proper immigration documents in order to request the Immigration and 
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Reporting Upon Arrival: Every foreign student is expected to report to the 
Office of International Education Services and Foreign Student Affairs as 
soon as possible after arriving at the University. This office will be able to 
assist not only with various problems regarding immigration, housing, and 
fees but also with more general problems of orientation to life in the Uni- 
versity and the community. 

Questions concerning criteria and requirements for foreign applicants 
should be addressed to the Director, International Education Services and 
Foreign Student Affairs, University of Maryland, College Park, Md. 20742. 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 

The Master of Library Science degree will be awarded to the student who 
successfully completes a program of 36 hours with an average of B within 
three years from his first registration in the College. In the interest of 
maintaining academic standards, students having less than a B average 
and/or two or more incomplete grades are placed on academic probation. 
Withdrawal from the program may be requested if progress is such to 
indicate poor potential for competion of the program. 

Under a full-time program a student normally completes 15 semester 
hours during the fall and spring semesters and 6 hours during the summer 
term. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required. It should be 
noted that there are now two six-week summer sessions; six hours may be 
taken in each session. Exception: New students are presently admitted to 
the second summer session. 

Tuition and Other Expenses 

TUITION AND FEES 

Tuition for study at the graduate level at the University of Maryland for 
the academic year 1973-74 is set at $43.00 per credit hour for Maryland 
residents and $59.00 per credit hour for out-of-state residents. The nonre- 
fundable $15.00 fee mentioned earlier under admissions procedures 
serves as the matriculation fee when the applicant is accepted. A late 
registrant is charged an additional fee of $20.00. 

Other 1 973-74 fees include: 

Vehicle registration $12.00* 

Graduation fee — M.L.S. degree 15.00 

Graduation fee — Ph.D. degree 60.00 

Registration Fee (Each Registration) 5.00 

LIVING EXPENSES 

Living costs cannot be stated with the same degree of certainty as can 
regular University charges, since they will depend to a great extent on the 
individual's taste and his circumstances. The University-owned University 



'For first car registered, each additional car, $3.00 






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Hills or Lord Calvert Apartment complexes, located adjacent to the campus, 
are intended primarily for married graduate students and range in price 
from $90.00 to $125.00 per month. Board and lodging are available in 
many private homes in College Park and vicinity and in privately owned 
apartment developments. A list of available accommodations is maintained 
by the University's Housing Office. 



AWARDS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

A substantial number of fellowships and assistantships are available for 
students enrolled in the College. 

Assistantships. The College offers a number of assistantships provided 
by the University, which are awarded on a competitive basis each year. 
These provide stipends and exemption from tuition and fees. Certain assist- 
antships are provided in the professional library of the College, while others 
are with members of the faculty. In addition to the assistantships supported 



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by the University, a number are also provided under the terms of the 
research contracts upon which faculty members in the College are en- 
gaged. A graduate assistant is permitted to carry up to 10 hours of course 
work during the regular semester and three hours during the summer 
session. Some assistantships call for a ten-month academic term while 
others cover the full calendar year. Ten-month assistantships provide com- 
pensation of $2900; full-year assistantships, $3480. Information about the 
availability of assistantships may be requested from the Director of Admis- 
sions of the College. For other aid programs, contact the University's Direc- 
tor of Student Aid. 

A limited number of residence hall assistantships providing remuneration 
and remission of fees are also available. Information concerning these 
posts may be obtained from the Director of Housing, University of 
Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742. 

Fellowships. A student is eligible to apply for graduate fellowships. The 
stipend for a Graduate Fellow is $1 ,000 for ten months and the remission 
of all fees for the ten months except the registration and the graduation fee. 
Applications for these fellowships may be obtained from the College of 
Library and Information Services. The student who holds a fellowship in the 
College is expected to carry a full graduate program. 

STUDENT LOAN FUNDS 

Loan funds administered by the University of Maryland are available to 
a student in the College. In addition, federally insured loans are available 
through financial institutions for those enrolled in the College. Full details 
regarding such prospects may be obtained from the Director, Office of 
Student Aid, North Administration Building, University of Maryland, College 
Park, Maryland 20742. 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES 

Public libraries in the region as well as other local organizations offer a 
few stipends and scholarships. In addition a student in the College is eligible 
to apply for scholarships, fellowships and grants from national organiza- 
tions awarded for graduate study in librarianship. Information on the availa- 
bility of such awards may be requested from the Director of Admissions. 

PART-TIME WORK 

Graduate professional study may be expected to place heavy demands 
upon the student's time and energy. A full-time program of study is not 
generally recommended unless the student is prepared to devote substan- 
tially full time to the task. For the exceptional full-time student, some supple- 
menting of financial resources through part-time employment may be 
possible. For anyone who plans a part-time work and part-time study pro- 
gram, information about opportunities for library and information-oriented 
positions in the region may be obtained by inquiring of the Director of 
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PLACEMENT AND CREDENTIAL SERVICES 

To assist the student in exploring and selecting among various employ- 
ment opportunities, the University and the College operate a placement 
program. Libraries and information agencies regularly notify the College of 
job openings. Such notices are posted on the bulletin boards in the College 
and additional notices are available in the Admissions Office. Representa- 
tives of a number of these libraries visit the campus each year. Interviews 
are arranged by the University Placement and Credential Service. This 
central University-wide service also handles the preparation and referral of 
credentials for students and alumni. For this service there is a $7.00 fee. 
Registration for the service must be made within one year of the awarding 
of the M.L.S. degree and the fee is good for one year's service. Whether 
or not a student is actively seeking placement, it is recommended that his 
credentials file be assembled before he leaves the College. The faculty of 
the College will accept requests for letters of recommendation from stu- 
dents who have registered with the University Placement and Credential 
Service. Further details may be obtained from the Director of Admissions 
and Student Affairs. 



M.L.S. PROGRAM FOR SCHOOL LIBRARIANS 

The M.L.S. program in the College of Library and Information Services 
is a 36 hour course of study. Individuals intending to be school librarians 
must concern themselves with state certification requirements and, in some 
cases, local school system requirements in addition to the University's 
requirements for the M.L.S. degree. The program includes both library 
science courses and education courses and satisfies the state certification 
requirements as well as the University's requirements for the M.L.S. degree. 
The actual application for state certification can be made only after a 
position has been secured and is usually handled through the local school 
system. However, the College does recommend individuals for certification 
who have completed the requirements which have been approved by the 
State Certification agency. 

The program is strictly a graduate program and should not be confused 
with the undergraduate program offered by the Library Science Education 
Department in The College of Education. The undergraduate program is 
designed only to certify school librarians at the initial level, and the credits 
earned in the undergraduate program, even if they have been taken after 
receiving the B.A. degree, cannot be credited to the M.L.S. program. 

Requirements for certification vary as certain conditions prevail. These 
conditions are: 

CONDITION I: Those Not Presently Certified as Teachers or as Librari- 
ans. 

CONDITION II: Those Presently Certified as Librarians. 

CONDITION III: Those Presently Certifiable as Teachers but NOT as 
Librarians. 

There are sets of basic and recommended courses for each of these condi- 
tions. It is extremely important that the student's planned program be care- 



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fully reviewed and approved in order to be assured that he will be able to 
be certified. For further information or answers to specific questions, con- 
tact Dr. James W. Liesener. 



Student Activities and Services 

The Student Council, elected annually in February under the Constitution 
approved in fall 1 969, is composed of four officers and one council member 
for each 50 students in the Student Organization (the whole student body). 
In addition to carrying out the normal social and service activities for the 
students, the council has a vital role in the governing of the College. The 
officers are voting members of the faculty assembly, students serve on all 
College committees, and the council supervises a periodic evaluation of the 
faculty, courses and program. The Student Organization is committed to 
progressively greater involvement in the planning and improvement of the 
academic program of the school. 

The council has worked to help meet the growing crisis in library employ- 
ment. In order to inform the students of employment opportunities and 
job-seeking strategies, several job-oriented colloquia have been sponsored 
by the student council. Other colloquia on current topics of interest and 
concern have also been presented by the council. Recent topics include 
Sexism and the Female Professional, Racism in Library Education, Alterna- 
tive Information Services to Youth, and Data Banks; Privacy and Repres- 
sion. The council has worked to achieve a fair representation for women 
and racial and ethnic minorities on the committees and other groups which 
function within the College. 

There is a range of educational and cultural activities for the students 
both at the University and in the nearby cities of Washington and Baltimore. 
Available to the student enrolled in the College are special memberships 
in the American Library Association, the Special Libraries Association, the 
Capitol Area Chapter of the American Society for Information Science, as 
well as other national and regional organizations. Notices of professional 
meetings, conferences and other programs of interest to the student body 
are regularly posted. 

The prospective student may consult the University of Maryland Under- 
graduate Catalog 1973-74 for details regarding such University services as 
health and counseling, general student activities, rules and regulations, and 
other University facilities. 



The Alumni Chapter of the University of Maryland Alumni 
Association 

The Alumni Chapter of the College of Library and Information Services 
was formed by members of the first graduating class of the College in 
August 1966. In addition to its goals of maintaining and fostering friendly 
and professional relationships among the graduates, its objectives are to 
promote the welfare and interests of the College, the University and the 
library profession generally. Each graduate of the College is eligible for 
membership. 




The graduating student is also urged to belong to the over-all University 
of Maryland Alumni Association which is the organization through which 
graduates may foster the University's interests and alumni projects In- 
quiries relating to Chapter affairs should be addressed to the Office of 
Alumni Affairs of the University 







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IV. THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM 

The Master's Program 

The College's program for the Master of Library Science degree requires 
36 hours of course work to be completed within a period no longer than 
three calendar years. A pro-seminar (LBSC 600), a course in organization 
of knowledge (LBSC 642) and an introduction to reference and bibliogra- 
phy (LBSC 61 0) are required upon entry into the program to introduce the 
student to the broad range of disciplines relevant to library and information 
service, and so provide him with the necessary background for his more 
specialized courses. The full-time student must take all three required 
courses in his first semester; the part-time student must take LBSC 600 and 
either LBSC 642 or 610 in his first semester, and the remaining course in 
the second semester. (A student with previous experience and/or educa- 
tion in the field may request a waiver of these specific requirements.) All 
courses are open to the student based upon his academic background and 
his personal requirements and choices. His chosen program is designed 
to meet his own particular career interests and objectives. 

FLEXIBILITY 

Contributing to a reasonable degree of flexibility in the master's degree 
program is the availability of a wide range of courses in the College's 
curriculum and the opportunity for the student enrolled in the College to 
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the advice of his advisor and clearance from the admissions committee, 
outside the College where the needs of his particular program make it 
appropriate. Program planning is the responsibility of the student. Using the 
three required courses as a base, it is possible for the student to construct 
a meaningful pattern of concentration from within the framework of the 
College's offerings. 



METHODS OF INSTRUCTION 

Teaching methods vary widely with subject matter and with faculty pref- 
erences. The case method, the lecture-discussion approach, the labora- 
tory, and the seminar method are all extensively employed. In some 
courses all four types of approach are followed. Cases are employed in a 
design to acquaint the student with the complexities of library operational 
situations which require analysis, decision and development of a line of 
action. The lecture-discussion approach is employed in areas in which it 
can contribute most to the effective integration of reading assignments and 
class materials. The laboratory provides opportunity to carry out activities 
of an experimental or practical nature under guidance. Most advanced 
offerings are designed as seminars in which individual study and research 
are required and in which students exchange ideas freely with the faculty 
members and with each other. 



The Curriculum 

LBSC 600. Proseminar: The Development and 
Operation of Libraries and Information Services. (3) Mr. Kidd. 

The objective of this course is to provide the student with the essential background and 
orientation needed for advanced study in librarianship and information science. The 
content of the course covers the major problems in the development and provision of 
information services; the structure, functions, and economics of information service 
organizations; and the processes by which change is brought about in the quality of 
information services. Assignments are individualized within a framework which is 
intended to ensure that the student will be cognizant of certain broad issues, such as the 
analysis of user needs. The assignments are structured so as to ensure also that the stu- 
dent will experience a comprehensive exposure to the professional literature of the field. 

LBSC 61 0. Introduction to Reference and Bibliography. 
(3) Mr. Dubester, Mr. Gunn, and Mr. Wilson. 

This course introduces the student to the variety of information and reference systems, 
services, and tools provided in libraries and information centers. Problems and concepts 
of communication, question negotiation, bibliographic control, and search processes 
are considered. Major types of information sources and modes of information delivery 
are introduced. 

LBSC 61 3. Literature and Research in the Sciences. (3) Mr. Caponio. 

The objectives of this course are to develop an understanding of the nature and scope of 
the scientific and technical literature and the importance and use of the supporting refer- 
ence materials, the trends in the direction of research in the principal scientific and tech- 
nical disciplines, and the flow of information among research scientists. Attention will be 
given to some of the major contributions to the scientific literature, to reference and bibli- 
ographic aids, and to periodical and serial literature and its control through abstracts 
and indexes. Readings will cover the history and significance of the scientific literature, 
the dissemination, use and flow of all forms of information among scientists, and the 




direction and patterns of major research trends as they may affect the research librarian. 
Literature searches will attempt to point out the problems and constraints involved in 
conducting a comprehensive literature search on a specific research topic. 

LBSC 61 5. Literature and Research in the Social Sciences. (3) 
Mr. Reynolds. 

This course is based on an interdisciplinary point-of-view, manifested in an integrated 
social science approach. The impact on social science of both behaviorism and empiri- 
cism is emphasized throughout the course. Controls over sources of information consti- 
tute the framework within which the course is presented. 

LBSC 61 7. Literature and Research in the Humanities. (3) 
Mr. Meszaros. 

The course defines the humanities, the mechanics of humanistic inquiry, and the prod- 
uct of such inquiry. The student examines the structure of the primary and secondary 
source literature of the principal humanistic disciplines, and studies in close detail repre- 
sentatives of types of bibliographies and reference books that control information in 
each discipline. 



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LBSC 620. Medical Literature and Librarianship. (3) Ms. Sewell. 

The course introduces the student to the medical literature and its reference sources. 
Stress is given to those aspects of the field of medicine which lead to special characteris- 
tics in the organization and handling of its literature. Innovations in librarianship and 
information services which are being developed in the medical library field are empha- 
sized. The various kinds of health science library and information centers are discussed 
and biomedical library networks are studied. Students will find it necessary to spend 
considerable time at the National Library of Medicine or another medical library in work- 
ing on assignments and reports. 

LBSC 624. Legal Literature. (3) Mr. Bougas. 

This course is an introduction to legal research in the statutes and codes, judicial deci- 
sions, encyclopedias and digests, treatises, periodicals, etc., of the legal profession. Var- 
iations in techniques of acquisition and ordering, publishers, and cataloging and classifi- 
cation uniquely related to law library administration are examined. The present and 
future impact of computerizing legal research and method are explored. 

LBSC 626. Literature of the Fine Arts. (3) Mr. Meszaros. 

The primary focus is on the literature of the plastic or visual arts: architecture, painting 
and sculpture. The approach is historical with a chronological study of the great periods 
in the fine arts related to the bibliographic resources of each period. The student will 
examine first the subject content: history of ideas and movements, key examples and 
their spheres of influence and current problems and their investigation; and second, the 
literature: classics, landmark books, reference tools (such as bibliographies, handbooks, 
indexes), scholarly works, and popular literature. 

LBSC 627. Governmental Information Systems. (3) Mr. Dubester 
and Mr. Reynolds. 

The course consists of a descriptive-analytical consideration of governmental efforts, in 
terms of systems, to solve national information problems. Particular attention is given to 
the means of intellectually penetrating complex, decentralized governmental organiza- 
tion and administration as a prerequisite to the understanding of governmental informa- 
tion systems. 

LBSC 631 . Business Information Services. (3) Mr. Wasserman. 

This course is designed to introduce the student to the information structure from which 
the business librarian draws the data necessary to aid clienteles. The coverage includes 
governmental information systems, institutional and organizational forms, as well as the 
bibliographic apparatus relevant to contemporary managerial information needs. The 
orientation in the course is toward the use of information in problem solving situations. 

LBSC 633. Advanced Reference Service. (3) Mr. Dubester. 

Theoretical and administrative considerations, analysis of research problems and 
directed activity in bibliographic method and search techniques in large collections form 
the basis for this course. 

LBSC 635. Resources of American Libraries. (3) 

A seminar in the problems of research collection development. Significant American 
research collections are studied by each member of the seminar, who prepares and 
presents papers on such matters as: the means of surveying collections, special subject 
research collection development, the measurement of collection use, and the problems 
associated with the collection of unconventional materials. 

LBSC 636. Children's Literature and Materials. (3) Ms. Chisholm 
and Ms. MacLeod. 

The course is designed to develop critical standards for the judgment of children's litera- 
ture. Such judgment requires a broad base of reading in the literature itself and a knowl- 
edge of standards developed by professionals in the field. The course requires extensive 
reading by the student in order to further his critical sense and to broaden his under- 
standing of the field. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis, both oral and written, of the 
whole range of literature for children, fiction and non-fiction. 



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LBSC 637. Storytelling Materials and Techniques. (3) Ms. MacLeod. 

The purpose of the course is to prepare the student in the art and practice of storytelling. 
The first portion of the course establishes, by intensive reading and class discussion, a 
broad foundation in the materials of oral literature. The second portion provides training 
and practice in the techniques of storytelling. 

LBSC 642. Organization ot Knowledge in Libraries I. (3) 
Ms. Bates and Ms. Travis. 

This course introduces students to principles of the organization of library materials for 
both physical and intellectual access. After intensive exploration of the concepts and 
problems involved in subject cataloging, classification, and descriptive cataloging, stu- 
dents are acquainted with major systems and rules in use in current practice, particularly 
those systems popular in the United States. 

LBSC 644. The Organization of Knowledge in Libraries II. (3) 
Ms. Bates, Ms. Travis, and Mr. Wellisch. 

Prerequisite: LBSC 642. 

Conceptual problems in the organization of knowledge continue to be explored, and 
more intensive work is done in the specific cataloging and classification systems and 
rules of entry. Students are not only instructed in the application of the systems but are 
also trained to make professional judgments on choice of system to suit the needs of a 
library in the context of particular institutional and patron characteristics. 

LBSC 647. Seminar on the Organization of Knowledge. (3) 
Ms. Bates, Ms. Travis, and Mr. Wellisch. 

Prerequisite: LBSC 642. Co-requisite LBSC 644 or permission of instructor. 
This is a seminar course in which students may take topics of special interest to them in 
the area of organization of knowledge and explore them in a research project/class dis- 
cussion format. 

LBSC 650. Fundamentals of Documentation. (3) Mr. Soergel. 

This course deals with the macro-organization of information services in the framework 
of the overall system of information transfer. The components of the information transfer 
process and their interdependence are discussed as well as the fields of study con- 
cerned with that process and their interrelationships. In more detail, the topics dealt with 
include: use and user studies; the network model of communication and formal and 
informal communication channels, the characteristics and behavior of the literative 
(bibliometrics); innovations in the communication system. 

LBSC 653. Construction and Maintenance of Indexing 
Languages and Thesauri. (3) Mr. Soergel and Mr. Wellisch. 

Prerequisites: LBSC 656 or LBSC 642 or permission of instructor. 
This is an advanced course in the area of information systems analysis and design. The 
lectures present advanced considerations on the design of indexing languages and 
detail procedures to be used in their construction. Students apply these methods in a 
team-project in which they construct, in an area of their own choosing, an indexing lan- 
guage and an accompanying thesaurus. This practical experience is an important part of 
the course. From this experience, students will also be able to analyze and evaluate 
existing indexing languages and thesauri. 

LBSC 656. Introduction to Information Storage and Retrieval 
(ISAR) Systems. (3) Mr. Soergel. 

This course deals with the micro-organization of information services. It develops the 
basic principles underlying both manual and mechanized ISAR systems (from card cata- 
log to interactive computerized ISAR systems). This should enable the student to 
develop perspectives for the analysis and design of ISAR systems and of classifications 
or other indexing tools. The purpose and the evaluation of ISAR systems are discussed. 
A functional model of an ISAR system is presented to serve as a framework for the dis- 
cussion of the conceptual structure of indexing languages and search strategies, file 
organization and typology of classifications, and abstracting and indexing. Various ISAR 
techniques are introduced during the course as examples of the principles discussed. 
Assignments provide the opportunity of practical application of the concepts developed. 



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LBSC 657. Testing and Evaluation of Information Retrieval Systems. (3) 
Mr. Soergel. 

Prerequisites: LBSC 653, Statistics requirement. 

This course attempts to identity the means by which evaluation may be made, the parts 
and aspects of IR systems susceptible to testing and the value of testing. This course 
covers elements of IR system; input, index language, file organization, output, methods 
of dissemination; factors affecting IR systems performance, user and management 
needs as performance criteria; and methods of evaluation of operation and economics 
of IR systems. 

LBSC 665. Problems of Special Materials. (3) 

A brief discussion of the nature and consequent fundamental problems of special mate- 
rials leads to an examination of particular types of material (maps, music, serials, audio- 
visual forms, etc.) and the way in which they affect traditional methods of library proc- 
essing. The main part of the course is concerned with advanced principles and practice 
of technical services applicable to special materials, mainly of cataloging and conserva- 
tion, with some attention to acquisition, subject organization and use. 

LBSC 670. Seminar in Technical Services. (3) Mr. Costabile. 

The concentration of this course is upon readings, class analysis and student discus- 
sion, and preparation of papers on special issues facing the field of technical services in 
large libraries. This seminar deals with such areas as acquisitions, cataloging, serial con- 
trol, cooperative programs, and managerial controls. 

LBSC 674. Introduction to Reprography. (3) Mr. LaHood. 

A survey course designed to give a basic understanding of all reprographic processes 
(printing, duplicating, copying, microreproduction) and how these processes are used in 
furthering library services. The course includes consideration of book catalogs, catalog 
card reproduction and copyright issues. 

LBSC 677. Seminar on Manuscript Collections. (3) Mr. Colson. 

Analysis of the special problems involved in the development, maintenance and use of 
archival and manuscript collections. The purpose of the course is to develop in the stu- 
dent a broad understanding of these problems through the study of their history, the 
rationales upon which they are based and contemporary problems confronting the 
archival profession. 

LBSC 700. Introduction to Data Processing for Libraries. (3) 
Mr. Doszkocs, Mr. Kraft, and Mr. Walston. 

This course familarizes the student with the basic principles of data processing and with 
the ways in which data processing systems have been applied to library problems. The 
course consists of lectures and a data processing laboratory. The lecture series cover: 
punched card processing and its application to library operations; an introduction to sys- 
tems analysis and the methodology for establishing systems requirements; and elec- 
tronic data processing systems and their application to library operations. In the labora- 
tory the student is taught the fundamentals of computer programming by actually devel- 
oping computer programs to solve typical library problems and running them on an elec- 
tronic data processing system. 

LBSC 705. Advanced Data Processing in Libraries. (3) Mr. Meadow. 

Prerequisites: LBSC 656, 700. 

This course is designed to give a detailed presentation of the role of data processing sys- 
tems in library operations. The library is viewed as a switching center in the human com- 
munication system. Indexing and query languages are discussed, and particular atten- 
tion is devoted to their design and implementation on data processing systems. The 
organization of information for data processing is covered, with particular attention to file 
organization, file processing and searching and the impact of storage media on file proc- 
essing. Specific examples from library operations are used to illustrate the concepts and 
to indicate the current state-of-the-art of using processing systems. 

LBSC 711. Programming Systems for Information Handling 
Applications. (3) 



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Prerequisite: LBSC 700 or equivalent. 

This course covers the elements of programming system design and operation. Special 
emphasis is given to the influence of information handling and library requirements on 
programming system design. This influence is particularly noted in that part of the 
course addressing the data management aspects of systems which will cover the 
methods used in representing structured data in storage and the techniques for operat- 
ing on that data. A state-of-the-art review is made of those compiler languages and gen- 
eralized information systems which are pertinent to library applications. 

LBSC 71 5. Library Systems Analysis. (3) Mr. Kraft. 

An introduction to the total systems approach to library and information problems, this 
course will give a scientific management framework, terms for defining a system, and its 
problems, and a set of tools, techniques, and methods to aid in analyzing and solving 
these problems. The emphasis is on the administrative and managerial decisions and on 
the benefits and limitations of the systems approach. Topics to be covered include 
model building, flowcharting, motion and time study, cost analyses, systems design, 
management information, and cost-effectiveness and Planning, Programming, Budget- 
ing System. The course is an overview of both theory and practice, and as such draws 
heavily on the literature of the applied management sciences. 

LBSC 721 (same as CMSC 737). Seminar in Information Science. (3) 
Mr. Heilprin. 

This seminar introduces the fundamentals and background for advanced work in inform- 
ation science. The nature of messages in human and machine communication are 
approached from the viewpoint of physical, psychological, and logical transformations 
which they undergo in their paths from message sender to recipient. Cybernetic variety, 
basic constraints or variety in information systems, and classes in their uses in search 
and communications are studied, as well as models, optimization and mechanization of 
access to messages for communication of data, information, knowledge. 

LBSC 726. Seminar in Information Transfer. (3) Mr. Heilprin. 

Prerequisite: LBSC 721 (same as CMSC 737), or permission of instructor. 
This is an advance forum for discussion of significant problems in information science: 
fundamental concepts, theory, methodology, current research. During the term each 
student selects, prepares and presents a problem or problems at one three-hour weekly 
session; while remaining students prepare responsive discussion. The seminar provides 
an opportunity to analyze, test and integrate information science ideas. 

LBSC 731 . Library Administration. (3) Ms. Bundy and Mr. Wasserman. 

In this course the library is viewed comparatively, and administrative theory and princi- 
ples from the social sciences are examined in the light of their relevance for library 
administration. The approach is largely theoretical and the course draws heavily upon 
the literature of the behavioral sciences. In lectures and case discussion such manage- 
rial and organizational issues as bureaucracy, the administrative process, communica- 
tions, hierachy, and professionalism are identified and analyzed. 

LBSC 736. Advanced Organization and Administration of Libraries and 
Information Services. (3) 
Ms. Bundy and Mr. Wasserman. 

Prerequisite: LBSC 731. 

This course will build on the understandings and concepts introduced in LBSC 731 
Library Administration. The student's theoretical understanding of organization and 
administration will be advanced by further reading of the scholarly works in the field and 
through wider reading in the various sub-fields of organization and administration. This 
course will seek to more intensively examine libraries as organizations through several 
mechanisms. Students will prepare short papers which explore libraries in these terms; 
case exploration may be made of a library situation. The sophistication developed by the 
student will be employed in the last portions of the course to understanding libraries as 
changing organizations. The significance of contemporary and information develop- 
ments will be considered in this context. 




LBSC 740. Seminar in Library and Information Networks. (3) 
Mr. Olson. 

The development of library and information consortia and networks have many implica- 
tions for the funding and resource base of information services, the technological core 
of the field, and impact of information on society. This seminar explores the inter-library 
cooperative phenomenon and analyzes critical issues in network planning, economics, 
organization, technology, and services. 

LBSC 743. Seminar in the Academic Library. (3) Mr. Reynolds. 

The seminar is problem-oriented, although students are afforded an overview of aca- 
demic library concerns and issues through reading in secondary sources. Each partici- 
pant is expected to initiate and complete an investigation on a researchable topic, utiliz- 
ing both primary and secondary data-gathering techniques. Topics are framed and the 
investigation is operationalized within a framework of group criticism. 

LBSC 747. Seminar in the Special Library and Information Center. (3) 
Ms. Thomas. 

This seminar reviews the development and present status of special libraries and inform- 
ation centers, their scope and objectives, particular administrative and organizational 
problems, acquisition, organization and use of information. Investigations into principal 
information centers and their services are included. Some attention is given to the inter- 
relationships of special libraries and information centers, and their similarities and differ- 
ences in terms of objectives, information provided and systems used. 



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LBSC 754. Seminar in the School Library. (3) Mr. Liesener. 

A seminar on the development, the uses, the objectives, the philosophy, and the particu- 
lar systems employed in school libraries. Evolving trends and influences upon the evolu- 
tion of the school library and its increased responsibilities for new services and arrange- 
ments relating to the concept of its role as a material center are considered. The empha- 
sis of analysis and discussion is upon those patterns uniquely identified with library serv- 
ice in a modern school. 

LBSC 757. Library and Information Service Facilities — Objectives 
and Performance. (3) Mr. Olson. 

Prerequisites: LBSC 715, 731 . 

The aim of this course is to describe the policy context within which an information 
Retrieval (IR) or library service facility must operate. A major concern is the user and his 
needs, supported by discussion of the objectives of IR and library systems and how deci- 
sions are made, particularly in the context of cooperative and decentralized networks. 

LBSC 804. Communication and Libraries. (3) Mr. Kidd. 

The content of this seminar-type course covers the theory and research in the multi-dis- 
cipline domain of communication. The point of departure is the work of Lazersfeld on 
social communication but inquiry is directed into such diverse matters as coding theory, 
linguistic analysis, decision theory, network concepts, etc. Connections are pointed-out 
between the findings of communication research and library practice; based on the 
proposition that the librarian performs a linking function in a social communication proc- 
ess. However, the course is predominantly oriented toward communication research 
and theory. 

LBSC 807. Science Information and the Organization of 
Science. (3) Mr. Kidd. 

Prerequisite: LBSC 650. 

The principal theme of this seminar is a description of the institutional environments in 
which science information is produced, evaluated and disseminated. The history of 
these functions will be covered with particular emphasis on the role of voluntary associa- 
tions among scientists and the emergence of national and regional societies in the 
United States. The problems of managing the information dissemination function within 
the scientific societies will be considered with particular concern given to the differentia- 
tion of scientific sub-specialties and the nature of the transactions between specialties 
and parent disciplines and transactions across disciplines. Researchable issues such as 
the influence of information services on scientific productivity will be emphasized. The 
impact of federal subsidies on national societies and other institutions having compara- 
ble functions will also be considered. 

LBSC 81 5. Library Systems. (3) Mr. Kidd. 

This course focuses on the effects of technological change and institutional develop- 
ment on traditional library-service operations. A conceptual framework is developed 
which shows the evolutionary process leading to contemporary systems and a projec- 
tion of future trends. In particular, the influence of programs at the federal government 
level is studied as they influence national constituencies and local institutions. An exam- 
ple would be the effect of programs under the State Technical Services Act on state sup- 
ported facilities. Other non-federal programs having significant prospects for broad 
effect (e.g., EDUCOM, commercial time-sharing, etc.) are also studied. 

LBSC 81 7. Public Library in the Political Process. (3) Mr. L. Wilson. 

This course considers public libraries in a political context, introducing the student to 
behavioral approaches to the study of politics and to the literature on the urban govern- 
ment and regional planning. Political relationships of public libraries are considered 
including voting on library issues, the role of library boards and relationships with local 
government. Also included is the role of state agencies in local development and the role 
of professional associations. Classes are discussion oriented, centered around the read- 
ings. Students also undertake an individual scholarly paper. 

LBSC 825. Libraries and Information Services in the 
Social Process. (3) Mr. Olson. 

The focus in this course is upon the policy process. Key elements in the societal-political 



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environment which influence decision-making in libraries and information service facili- 
ties are identified and interrelated such as legislation, citizen participation, organized 
groups, mass media, professional associations, technological changes and financial 
support. The significance of such contemporary issues as censorship, manpower, com- 
munity control, and automation are considered in this context. 

LBSC 827. History of Libraries and Their Materials. (3) Mr. Colson. 

This is a survey of the historical development of publication forms and the institutions in 
which they have been collected and preserved for use. The major emphases are upon 
the development of written and printed materials, the social and technological conditions 
which have controlled their development, and the intellectual forces which have con- 
trolled their use. 

LBSC 833. Library Service to the Disadvantaged. (3) Mr. L. Wilson. 

This course is an opportunity to discover and explore the public library and information 
services required by special populations. Emphasis is placed on needs of disadvan- 
taged, non-using communities. The student will deal at some length with the sociological 
and psychological aspects of discrimination, alienation and poverty. A review of innova- 
tive efforts in other public services will provide insight into various approaches for meet- 
ing client needs, some understanding of the processes involved in modifying public serv- 
ice institutions and an awareness of the demands placed upon public libraries by pro- 
grams of social intervention. Translating these understandings into implications for pub- 
lic library and information services will be an exploratory experience in which students 
will play an important and active role. 

LBSC 837. International and Comparative Librarianship 
and Information Science. (3) Mr. Wasserman. 

This seminar is designed to compare and contract bibliographical systems, institutions, 
service arrangements, and professional patterns in developed and developing cultures. 
Libraries, information organizations and international information systems are viewed 
against the backdrop of national cultures, and the influence of the social, political and 
economic factors upon these forms are considered. Students prepare papers analyzing 
programs in different settings and exploring the bases for variations and similarities. 

LBSC 844. Research Methods for Library and 
Information Activity. (3) Ms. Bates and Ms. Bundy. 

The first half of this course is designed to give the student an overview of the research 
process and research methods. The second half concentrates on the role of theory and 
models in research, the nature of theory, theory generation and construction. Students 
consider various theoretical approaches to the study of library and information activity 
and each develops a conceptual framework to guide an individual investigation. Broader 
research issues are also considered, including sponsorship in research and research 
utilization. 

LBSC 852. Seminar in Research Methods and Data Analysis. (3) 
Mr. Kidd. 

Prerequisites: Statistics requirement, LBSC 844. 

An advanced seminar in research methods with emphasis upon analysis of data and 
hypothesis testing. It is expected the student will take this course near the point of formu- 
lating his methodology for his dissertation and the course will provide him with an oppor- 
tunity to develop experience in using several analysis methods which may be appropri- 
ate for the dissertation. 

LBSC 855. Analysis of the Library Service Process. (3) Mr. Olson. 

In this seminar, teams of students, librarians, and library College faculty together investi- 
gate real problems in libraries, using analytical skills presented in the first five weeks of 
the seminar. The objective is to train lib. arians to deal with problems in the basis of quan- 
titative data. In previous semesters students have been assigned to work on problems at 
the National Agricultural Library and libraries at the Smithsonian Institution and Depart- 
ment of Interior. 

LBSC 858. Special Topics in Library and Information Service. (3) 

This is a general course label under which a variety of specific activities can be program- 



Testing a program at the Computer Science Center 



med by the instructor or instructional team. It is a vehicle for trying out new content and 
methods. Specific offerings will be designated by a letter code (e.g., LBSC 858 A) and 
the instructor's name. Announcement of the availability of offerings under this heading 
and the details of the specific course will be provided to all students prior to registration 
week of the semester in which the course is to be offered. No student may earn more 
than 9 hours under LBSC 858, more than 9 hours under LBSC 859, nor more than a 
total of 1 2 hours in both LBSC 858 and 859. 

LBSC 859. Independent Study. (3) 

Designed to permit intensive individual study, reading or research in an area of special- 
ized interest under faculty supervision, registration is limited to the advanced student 
who has the approval of his advisors and of the faculty member involved. No student 
may earn more than 9 hours under LBSC 858, more than 9 hours under LBSC 859, nor 
more than a total of 1 2 hours in both LBSC 858 and 859. 

LBSC 899. Thesis Research. (Arranged) 

In order to establish a course which would allow the College to conduct 
a variety ot special courses from time to time relating to topics of special 
interest, the College has created LBSC 499. The primary purpose is the 
continuing education of practicing librarians, those who would not neces- 
sarily be interested in obtaining graduate credit towards a degree, but who 
would register as special students and take the appropriate workshops. 

LBSC 499. Workshops, Clinics and Institutes. (1 -9) 

Workshops, clinics and institutes developed around specific topics or problems and 
intended for designated groups such as practicing librarians; repeatable to a maximum 
of nine credit hours. 



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Institutions of Higher Learning Represented 




in the 1972-73 Student Body 




U.S. 


Colleges and Universities 


Allegheny College 




Hood College 


American University 




Howard University 


Appalachian State University 




Hunter College 


Bethany College 




University of Illinois 


Birmingham Southern College 




Indiana University 


Bluefield State College 




University of Iowa 


Boston College 




Iowa State University 


Boston University 




Ithaca College 


Bucknell University 




Johns Hopkins University 


Butler University 




Universtiy of Kansas 


University of California - Davis 




Knox College 


University of California - Los Angeles 


Lambuth College 


California Institute of the Arts 




Lebanon Valley College 


Catholic University 




Lehigh University 


University of Chicago 




Longwood College 


Chico State College 




University of Maine 


University of Cincinnati 




Mary Washington College 


Clark University 




Maryknoll College 


Cleveland State University 




University of Maryland 


University of Colorado 




University of Massachusetts 


Columbia Union College 




University of Miami - Ohio 


Columbus College 




University of Michigan 


University of Connecticut 




Michigan State University 


Connecticut College 




Mills College 


Cornell University 




University of Minnesota 


University of Dayton 




University of Missouri 


University of Delaware 




Morgan State College 


University of Detroit 




Morris Brown College 


Dickinson College 




Mount Holyoke College 


District of Columbia Teacher's 


College 


Mount Saint Agnes College 


Douglass College 




Mount Saint Mary's College - California 


Drexel Institute of Technology 




Nazareth College of Kentucky 


Duke University 




University of Nebraska 


East Carolina University 




City University of New York - Brooklyn College 


Eastern Washington State College 


City University of New York - City College 


Edgecliffe College 




City University of New York - Hunter College 


Edinboro State College 




State University of New York at Buffalo 


Elizabethtown College 




State University of New York at Cortland 


Emmanuel College 




State University of New York at Stony Brook 


Emory and Henry College 




State University of New York - College at Buffalo 


Fairleigh Dickinson University 




State University of New York - College at Fredonia 


Findley College 




State University of New York - College at Oswego 


Florida Atlantic University 




University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 


Florida State University 




University of North Carolina at Greensboro 



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Fordham University 


North Carolina College at Durham 


Frostburg State College 


Northwestern University 


George Washington University 


Ohio University 


Georgetown University 


Ohio State University 


Gonzaga University 


University of Pennsylvania 


Goshen College 


Pennsylvania State University 


Grambling College 


University of Pittsburgh 


Grinnell College 


Radcliffe College 


Hamlme University 


Rice University 


Hanover College 


University of Richmond 


University of Hartford 


University of Rochester 


Hofstra University 


Rosemont College 


Saint Andrew's Presbyterian College 


Trinity College - DC 


Saint John's College 


Tufts University 


Saint Procopius College 


Tuskegee Institute 


Saint Vincent College 


University of Vermont 


Salisbury State College 


University of Virginia 


San Diego State College 


Virginia Polytechnic Institute 


San Francisco State College 


Virginia State College 


Scripps College 


Wake Forest University 


Seton Hall University 


Warren Wilson College 


Seton Hill College 


Washington College 


Shepherd College 


Wayne State University 


Shippensburg State College 


Wellesley College 


Simmons College 


Wells College 


Smith College 


West Virginia University 


University of South Carolina 


Westchester State College 


South Dakota State 


Western Maryland College 


Southern Connecticut State College 


Westminster College 


Spelman College 


College of William and Mary 


Stanford University 


William Jewell College 


Swarthmore College 


University of Wisconsin - Madison 


Syracuse University 


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee 


Temple University 


Wsconsin State University - River Falls 


University of Texas - Austin 


College of Wooster 


Towson State College 


Wright State University 




Foreign Schools 




Represented 




University of Jordan 




Keio University (Japan) 




Kossuth University (Hungary) 




National Taiwan University 




University of Rangoon 




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V. ADVANCED STUDY AND RESEARCH 



The Doctoral Program 

During the first four years of the College's history, efforts were heavily 
concentrated upon the development of the master's level offering and upon 
the planning and securing of support for research and development pro- 
grams. The doctoral program, begun in 1969, is designed to enhance and 
further the offerings of the college, building upon the base provided by the 
master's level courses. 



OBJECTIVES 

The primary objective of the doctoral program is to prepare students for 
subsequent roles of scholarship and research in library education. The 
Maryland program has identified two major strategic areas of study: the 
societal aspects of information organization and the problems of informa- 
tion storage and retrieval. A key element in the program is the recognition 
that the definition and solution of basic research problems of librarianship 
require an inter-disciplinary approach. The University's degree structure 
and its attitude toward alliances with other disciplines offer suitable climate 
for this type of program. It should be noted that while engaging in other 
disciplines in the doctoral sequence of the student, the program assures 
that the student's central focus will be on library and information problems. 



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STRUCTURE AND CONTENT 

The doctoral program in the College ot Library and Information Services 
is administered under standards and regulations established by the Gradu- 
ate School under the jurisdiction of the Graduate Council. The program 
requires the equivalent of three years of full-time work to complete, this time 
normally divided approximately two years to formal course work (60 course 
hours) and one year to research on the dissertation. The doctoral student 
must be engaged full-time in the program for two academic years at min- 
imum. One year must be spent in residence. Work conducted at other 
universities may be applied toward the degree, but in no case may the 
number of formal course hours taken at Maryland be less than 24, and only 
the exceptionally prepared candidate can expect to take only the minimum. 
The Ph.D. degree is awarded not merely as a certificate of residence and 
course work completed, but is granted only upon sufficient evidence of 
high attainment in scholarship and the ability to carry out independent 
research as demonstrated by the passing of examinations and the writing 
of an acceptable thesis. 

All students pursuing the doctoral degree in library science and informa- 
tion services must achieve an understanding of basic theory in the following 
areas: 

Theoretical approaches to the organization of knowledge. 
Documentation — organization of recorded information and its han- 
dling. 

Theory and structure of information retrieval systems. 
Libraries in a social context, including communications, information 

need and use. 
Libraries in the context of organization and administrative theory. 
Since the emphasis in this program is on research, research methodol- 
ogy will be particularly important. All candidates will be expected to take at 
least six hours of research methods. Candidates must also exhibit a profi- 
ciency in statistics. 

As the candidate moves on toward specialization in the program, he may 
elect one of two broad routes: Information Storage and Retrieval, or Socie- 
tal Aspects of Librarianship. These routes are not mutually exclusive, but 
they do represent a broad differentiation by the type of orientation, program 
of study and supportive disciplines likely to be involved. 

Information Storage and Retrieval. This route in the doctoral program 
includes the theory of information retrieval systems, their design and evalu- 
ation, the theory of classification including construction and maintenance 
of index languages, and the consideration of libraries and other information 
service facilities as systems susceptible of analysis and evaluation. There 
are several disciplines supportive of study in this broad area at the Universi- 
ty, including mathematics, philosophy, business and public administration 
and computer science. For instance, it is possible to declare a minor in 
computer science by satisfactorily completing nine hours at the graduate 
level in that school. 

Societal Aspects of Librarianship. Dependent upon their interests, candi- 
dates may also wish to take courses from the Societal Aspects route. This 
broad area encompasses the behavioral aspects of the field, including 



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libraries as bureaucratic institutions, in terms of social and historical devel- 
opment, internal organizational patterns and behavior, political relation- 
ships, community and clientele relationships, professional aspects and 
inter-organizational aspects. The candidate is expected to specialize fur- 
ther by concentrating on a particular aspect of this route. He is encouraged 
to turn to the social science disciplines and may be expected to take a 
significant number of course hours in these disciplines. As relevant to his 
needs, interests and background, the student may also take one or another 
of the courses in the Information Storage and Retrieval area. 

Other Areas. An area of interest in the College which bridges between 
the two routes is that of research library networks. Other promising areas 
have been, or are being developed at the University which will permit this 
program to take advantage of developments in the various social science 
disciplines. 

Language Requirement for the Ph.D. The College has no language re- 
quirement unless the individual student's specialization or dissertation re- 
quires it. 

The Qualifying Examination. After a beginning period of study at the 
University of Maryland, but before the completion of his first year in res- 
idence, an assessment will be made as to the student's preparedness to 
meet the intellectual requirements of further advanced study and original 
research. A special committee will review the work of the candidate to date, 
in particular his formal papers as well as other evidence of his scholarly 
aptitude, and then administer an oral (or possibly written) examination. The 
committee will be concerned, not solely with subject mastery, but more 
importantly with assessing the student's ability to deal with the theoretical 
requirements of doctoral work and with his capacity for identifying prob- 
lems and the means of their solution. The examination will serve the dual 
function of deciding if the student should continue in the doctoral program 
and if so, to serve as a guide in the development of his program. 

The Comprehensive Examination. This examination is to be taken at, or 
near, the completion of the student's course work. It is required before 
admission to candidacy. In written examination, the student must demon- 
strate his competency in the areas required of all candidates and in those 
selected by him as constituting his specialty. 

The Thesis Proposal. At the time of his preliminary examination, the 
candidate must have a general notion of the research problem he proposes 
to pursue and the committee may undertake to question the student about 
it in broad terms during the oral examination. In a more informal examina- 
tion, the student's doctoral committee, both as a group and individually, will 
approve the student's topic and approach and provide advice and counsel. 

The Final Examination. In this examination, the candidate is expected 
primarily to defend the dissertation, but may also be asked questions testing 
the student's subject competence. The candidate must see that each mem- 
ber of the committee has had ample opportunity to examine the dissertarion 
prior to the oral examination. The final recommendation of this committee 
must be unanimous. 



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ADMISSIONS AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

Individuals are accepted in the Ph.D. program who have received a 
bachelor's or higher degree from an appropriately accredited institution 
and who have demonstrated excellent scholastic attainment. The under- 
graduate or graduate area of specialization will not be the determining 
factor in acceptance, but preference will be given to students who have 
demonstrated ability in logic, general mathematics or statistics, or in the 
social sciences. 

In evaluating applicants, a combination of measures is used. Students 
are expected to have a B average or better in undergraduate work. Consid- 
eration is also given to the nature of the course program they pursued. All 
applicants are required to take the verbal and quantitative tests of the 
Graduate Record Examination. These scores will be among the criteria 
considered in combination with others. Assessment by former instructors 
able to estimate the student's potential for advanced study is an additional 
factor. As a personal interview is usually required, the prospective candi- 
date should plan to visit the college and meet the faculty in order to assure 
himself that this is a program suited to his particular orientation. 

The College has funds available for the support of a number of Ph.D. 
candidates through assistantships. These are awarded on a competitive 
basis by the Doctoral Committee to both new and continuing candidates, 
with renewals based on the student's academic performance. The graduate 
assistantship carries a stipend of $2,900 for the ten-month academic year, 
plus remission of tuition, and requires a minimum of 20 hours per week 
service to the department. The holder of an assistantship is normally 
restricted to registration for not more than ten credit hours per semester. 

Information for foreign students who wish to apply to the program can 
be found on p. 22. For information on tuition and other expenses, see p. 
24. 

Applications for admission should be filed as early as possible during the 
period preceding the semester for which admission is sought so that the 
applicant can be given every consideration. New doctoral students general- 
ly enter the college at the beginning of the fall session. The closing date 
for submitting applications for the fall session is April 1. 

Requests for admission forms, financial aid applications and additional 
information concering admission to the College should be directed to: 

Director of Admissions 

College of Library and Information Services 

University of Maryland 

College Park, Maryland 20742 

Telephone: 301-454-3016 



Research Programs 

Through its research programs the College and its faculty are committed 
to a combination of related objectives: the advancement of basic knowl- 
edge about the institutions in which librarianship and information service 
is practiced and about the human beings who perform within them; the 




Mr. Milton Byam, Director of the D. C. Public Library 
addresses a colloquium. 



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utilization of that knowledge in the teaching and service programs provided 
by the College for the library profession; and the encouragement of the 
faculty and graduate students to disseminate the evidence of their study for 
application to practice in the field. The College has built its faculty upon the 
concept of specialization and upon the conviction that in order to achieve 
success in imparting the theory, the concepts and the basic knowledge 
requisite in graduate instruction, its faculty must contribute actively to such 
a body of knowledge. 

The scholar at the College of Library and Information Services under- 
takes research of both a sponsored and unsponsored nature. In addition to 
individual research by faculty members, the College has also accepted 
commitments for the conduct of programmatic, large scale efforts to the 
extent that such work might be carried out by members of its faculty, in 
some instances in concert with scholars at other institutions. The reserach 
aspirations of the College relate to identifying the scholarly evidence nec- 
essary in furthering understanding of the field or in advancing its purposes. 

THE MARYLAND RESEARCH FACILITY 

During the first year of the College's program an arrangement was con- 
ceived, with the Maryland State Department of Education's Division of 
Library Extension, whereby the division provided financial aid and support- 
ing staff for a designated member of the College's faculty to carry out 
research on central problems of concern to the Maryland library commu- 
nity. During the first two years of this relationship, Dr. Mary Lee Bundy car- 
ried out a large scale empirical study of public library use in metropolitan 
Maryland. Dr. Jerry Kidd then became the principal investigator in this pro- 
ject. Dr. Kidd's focus of interest is upon the analysis and development of 
the potential for regional informational systems development in the Mary- 
land Area. 

Among the College's externally supported research efforts is the Devel- 
opment of a Programmed Course for the Training of Indexers in Educa- 
tional Documentation. This work was carried out under a grant from the 
U.S. Office of Education. Its purpose was to produce and to test a training 
program suitable for preparing the indexers in the national information 
system known as ERIC (Educational Research Information Center). The 
system now has 19 clearinghouses specializing in different aspects of 
education. The program consists of four lessons. The first two explain the 
principles of indexing in general and of coordinate indexing in particular, 
concept indexing and translation. Lessons three and four are practical. The 
third contains a detailed demonstration of indexing an educational research 
document and the fourth provides further exercises for the student. 

A second research effort, conducted by Dr. Bundy, was the Metropolitan 
Public Library Use Study. This large scale adult user inquiry involved over 
20,000 questionnaire returns from patrons of the 100 library outlets in the 
Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area of Maryland. It affords a general 
profile of the library's public: their socio-economic characteristics, their 
purposes in coming to libraries, their library use habits, and their satisfac- 
tion with services. Analyses were also made by occupational group, by 
library system and by size of library unit. These analyses permit generaliza- 



University of Maryland '/ '51 



tions regarding the factors which influence the use and users of public 
libraries. 

Another major effort which the College undertook was A Study of Man- 
power Needs and Manpower Utilization in the Library and Information Pro- 
fessions. Conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Office of Education, the 
National Science Foundation and the National Library of Medicine, this 
three-year interdisciplinary program involved scholars from psychology, 
sociology, political science, economics, and library science. The project 
was directed by Dr. Paul Wasserman, with Dr. Mary Lee Bundy as associate 
program director. The particular studies conducted and those who carried 
them out are: Economics of the Library and Information Professions, Dr. 
August Bolino, Catholic University of America; Personality and Ability Pat- 
terns as Related to Work Specialties in the Information Professions, Dr. 
Stanley Segal, Columbia University; Interlibrary Cooperation, Dr. Edwin E. 
Olson, University of Maryland; Image and Status of the Library and Informa- 
tion Services Field, Dr. J. Hart Walters, Jr., George Washington University; 
Role Concepts and Attitudes Toward Authority Among Librarians and Infor- 
mation Personnel, Dr. Robert Presthus, York University; The Executive in 
Library and Information Activity, Dr. Paul Wasserman and Dr. Mary Lee 
Bundy, University of Maryland; The Analysis of Education and Training 
Patterns in the Information Professions, Dr. Rodney White, Cornell Universi- 
ty. 

In a contractual relationship with the Enoch Pratt Free Library in Balti- 
more, the College planned and has implemented a design for an informa- 
tion center for the city, to be operated by the public library. As the effort 
was conceived, it would inventory sources of information, both published 
and unpublished, and develop a prototype information service which would 
direct inquirers to data sources wherever they exist. 

The College's "Poverty" project was an experiment in library education 
with a strong research component. The program grew out of recognition 
of a responsibility to help libraries adapt traditional library service to meet 
changing social requirements and needs. With funding from the U.S. Office 
of Education, the College mounted an experimental educational program 
which combined courses with actual field experience in a laboratory library 
maintained by the College for this purpose. Assistantships provided a num- 
ber of students with more intensive experience in the laboratory. The labo- 
ratory library known as the "High John" Library is located in Prince 
George's County and was taken over by the Prince George's County Li- 
brary. 

This program was of educational significance not only for library schools 
planning educational offerings specifically related to service to the disad- 
vantaged, but in helping to assess the value of the laboratory approach in 
order to bridge the gap between theory and practice. It also provided 
concrete research evidence as well as trained personnel to assist public 
libraries in making adaptations in their programs and services to the cultur- 
ally and economically deprived. 

A cooperative agreement between the National Agricultural Library 
(NAL) and the University of Maryland was established in 1970 to bring 
together CLIS faculty and students and NAL librarians in a research team 



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to develop a new approach to training for problem-solving by applying 
analytical concepts and methods to a new research problem each se- 
mester. During the past year students were also assigned to work on 
problems at libraries ot the Smithsonian Institution and Department of Interi- 
or. Each semester builds on the work of the previous semesters. Dr. Edwin 
Olson has directed the project each semester with other members of the 
faculty serving as resource persons for particular problems investigated. 

Similarly, a cooperative agreement between The College of Library and 
Information Services and ERIC/CLIS (ERIC Clearinghouse on Library and 
Information Sciences) has begun as an exploratory research seminar de- 
signed to familiarize librarians with the marketing approach in order to 
maximize the benefits to be gained from the application of these principles 
to the field of library-information science. The CLIS faculty and students, 
the ERIC/CLIS personnel, and personnel from other government agencies 
where information dispensing problems are similar, define and conduct 
empirical research in information transfer problem areas. 

Through the availability of assistantships the research programs provide 
financial support and the opportunity for advanced students to gain appro- 
priate research experience. The College maintains close association with 
other University departments and colleges concerned with research and 
with methodology relevant to research in the library context. To further 
such activity and lines of inquiry, joint appointments have already been 
developed with the Computer Science Center and with the College of 
Education. Relationships with other programs of the University are also 
planned. 



Publications 

The first number in the College's "Student Contributions Series" was 
issued in the fall of 1967. This is The Library's Public Revisited, edited by 
Mary Lee Bundy with Sylvia Goodstein. The series is designed to carry the 
results of students' scholarly efforts when a number of pieces of sufficient 
merit organized around a common theme and growing out of research 
conducted by students in particular courses, become available. The sec- 
ond in this series, The Universe of Knowledge, edited by Derek Langridge 
with Esther Herman, was issued in the spring of 1 969. The Study of Subject 
Bibliography with Special Reference to the Social Sciences, edited by 
Christopher D. Needham with Esther Herman (1970) is Number 3 of the 
"Student Contribution Series," Number 4, published early in 1973, is Fun- 
damentals of Documentation, edited by T. D. Wilson and Esther Herman. 
The School has also begun a "Proceedings" series. The first monograph 
in this series issued in 1968, is Reclassification — Rationale and Problems, 
edited by Jean M. Perreault. Metropolitan Public Library Users, a report of 
a research study of adult library use in the Maryland Baltimore-Washington 
metropolitan area by Mary Lee Bundy, was also published in 1 968. In early 
fall 1970 the school published The Universal Decimal Classification, a 
programmed instruction course, by Hans Wellisch. Media Indexes and 
Review Sources by Margaret E. Chisholm has recently been published by 
the College. It is an attempt to improve the access to the domain of non- 



Dr. Olson and NAL Research Group 



print materials or media, an area of increasing importance in the field of 
librarianship and information service. 

Distribution of the monographs is handled by the University of Maryland 
Student Supply Store and inquiries and orders should be directed to this 
agency. 

Early in 1972 the College, in conjunction with Greenwood Publishing 
Company, published the proceedings of an international symposium held 
at the University of Maryland, May 14-15, 1971. Edited by Hans Wellisch 
and T. D. Wilson, Subject Retrieval in the Seventies — New Directions is 
being distributed by Greenwood (51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, Conn. 
06880). In addition, available from Greenwood is Frontiers in Librarianship: 
Proceedings of the Change Institute, a conference held at the College in 
1969. Proceeds from the sales of this work are directed toward a schol- 
arship fund for black students. 



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Library and Information Services 

The College of Library and Information Services maintains its own library 
and information service within the College. The library is an information 
center organized for the express purpose of affording the College's faculty 
and research staff the same kind of modern special library service as that 
provided by other forward looking agencies committed to this ideal. Its staff, 
which includes two professional librarians and a number of assistants who 
are students within the College, provides direct assistance to students and 
faculty in the solution of academic and research problems. Use of the 
library as a laboratory setting for both individual and class projects and 
experiments is encouraged as a means of translating theoretical concepts 
into direct application. 

The College's library includes a basic collection of more than 28,000 
volumes, 900 journals, a substantial number of pamphlets and vertical file 
material, and a developing microforms collection. The library has a growing 
report and research document collection in the field of information science. 
The library also has a developing collection of filmstrips, slides, tapes, 
transparencies and phonodiscs. To encourage the use of media for teach- 
ing and research purposes, the library borrows or rents films, filmstrips, 
tapes, etc., and makes available a wide variety of audiovisual equipment. 
In the College's new building mechanical teaching aids, computer access 
terminals, and other electronic devices are an integral part of the CLIS 
Library's service program. In addition to the major fields of librarianship and 
information science represented in the collection, it also contains consider- 
able material in such related fields as management, communications, and 
other behavioral and social sciences. 

The College's students also have access to other libraries in the Universi- 
ty of Maryland system. More than 1 ,299,000 volumes, 14,000 current se- 
rials, and 600,000 non-book items are contained in McKeldin Library and 
its specialized branches. In addition, the College's location in the Washing- 
ton-Baltimore area allows direct access to the Library of Congress, the 
National Library of Medicine and other significant national bibliographic 
and research collections, as well as the information programs of many 
important government agencies and research centers. 

Computer Services 

The University of Maryland has one of the finest university computing 
science centers in the United States. The Center was established in Feb- 
ruary 1 962 as an inter-disciplinary department not affiliated with any school 
or college of the University to provide the necessary centralized high-speed 
computing service and programming assistance to all activities of the Uni- 
versity, to develop and administer an education program in computer sci- 
ence and to conduct a research program in computer science. It contains 
a Univac 1 108, an IBM 7094 and two IBM 1401 's. The College of Library 
and Information Services has a remote, online low speed key driven termi- 
nal located in the college to time share 1108 facilities with other users 
throughout the campus that is available for class and research use by 
faculty and students. 



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Dean Chisholm introduces Ms. Miriam Tees, 
Chief Librarian of the Royal Bank of Canada, 
Montreal, 1973's John Cotton Dana lecturer. 



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VI. SPECIAL PROGRAMS 

Complementing the regular degree program and research efforts are a 
number of special activities conducted by the College. 



The Colloquium Series 

During the academic year a weekly program is conducted which affords 
the student body and faculty an opportunity to hear recognized scholars 
and professional experts discuss their work. The theme of the weekly series 
is "Forefronts in Library and Information Science." Lecturers are selected 
from among the ranks of those whose research or professional perform- 
ance puts them on the frontiers of the field by virtue of their operational, 
experimental or research undertakings. In addition to the enrolled students, 
the series is open to members of the University community as well as to 
those engaged in library practice in the region. The student council partic- 
ipates in this program assuming responsibility for several colloquia. 



Continuing Education 

As part of its responsibility to those in practice, the college is engaged 
upon the offering of particular programs addressed to meet the needs of 
librarians beyond the level of their first professional degree. The program 
is conceived of as one which affords opportunities at several levels. 



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Dr. Wasserman and M. Michel Menou discuss 
international problems, before M. Menou 's collo- 
quium address. 



Conferences and Institutes 

One form which continuing education takes is the conference which 
draws together scholars who are committed to research and experimenta- 
tion and who meet in order to read and discuss original papers on a topic 
of interest to them and to a select audience of their peers. Such a meeting 
was the International Symposium of Relational Factors in Classification held 
by the College in 1966. Directed by Jean M. Perreault and supported by 
a grant from the National Science Foundation, researchers from Italy, Ger- 
many, France, India, and England, as well as the United States and Canada, 
came together on the campus to advance the state of knowledge in the 
subject under discussion. 

A second international symposium Subject Retrieval in the Seventies — 
New Directions, directed by Hans Wellisch, was held in Mary 1971 . There 
the speakers, all internationally noted for their wide-ranging experience in 
information retrieval, presented a balanced overview of the intensive re- 



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search into subject retrieval methods that has been conducted in the U.S. 
as well as in the U.K. and other European countries. 

Another type of program is the series of institutes which the College 
conducts in which the orientation is more clearly toward practitioners. 
Under the general framework of the College's Continuing Education Pro- 
gram, several institutes have been held or are planned in the area of 
specific groups. 

These include a conference on Reclassification — Rationale and Prob- 
lems, directed by Jean Perreault, held to consider the available classifica- 
tion systems, the administrative problems of reclassification, and the impact 
of the computer on library operations in the context of reclassification or 
the avoidance of reclassification. In June 1 968, an Institute on The Automa- 
tion of Bibliographic Services was conducted by the College in conjunction 
with the Library of Congress — Project MARC and the Computer Science 
Center, University of Maryland. Supported by the U.S. Office of Education, 
the aim of the Institute was to broaden and deepen the participants' under- 
standing of the implications of automation for library planning through an 
intensive, first hand study of an already operational situation. Mr. David 
Batty was Director of the Institute. 

Classisication — Expanding Horizons, July 1 969, was directed by Antho- 
ny C. Foskett; the overall theme of the institute was that classification, far 
from being outmoded by recent developments in information retrieval, can 
in fact play an even greater part in the future. In an effort to explore the 
significant aspects of a society in flux and the importance and interactions 
of these aspects upon the library, an institute, Change Frontiers: Implica- 
tions for Librarianship, was held in August 1969. It was directed by Gilda 
Nimer and supported by the U.S. Office of Education. 

To provide an introduction to the wide range of urban information sys- 
tems, with special emphasis on their relationships with libraries, a one-day 
institute on Urban Information Services was held in November 1969. A 
two-day program — The Informational, Educational and Social Responsibil- 
ities of Urban Library and Information Centers — held in December 1969, 
was sponsored by a class in Library Service to the Disadvantaged. The 
Institute for the Retraining of Library Staff to Improve Information Service 
to the Disadvantaged, directed by Robert L. Wright and conducted under 
a grant from the U.S. Office of Education, was held in October 1971 and 
again in February 1972. The program was designed to retrain professional 
and para-professional librarians and information specialists who provide 
library and information services to the underserved client. 

In cooperation with the National Federation of Science Abstracting and 
Indexing and the Subject Analysis and Organization of Library Materials 
Committee, Cataloging and Classification Section of the American Library 
Association's Resources and Technical Services Division, the College host- 
ed a seminar — Indexing in Perspective — April 24-26, 1972. 

In the summer of 1972 the College sponsored a two week Institute on 
International and Comparative Librarianship and Information Science, for 
members of the practicing library and information science community as 
well as for master's and doctoral students. The intent of the program was 
to bring into focus some of the more important theoretical and applied 



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trends in the field. The director of the institute was Paul Wasserman; the 
sessions were chaired by additional international experts. 

A series of four one day sessions (April 13, 27, May 4, 18, 1973) de- 
signed for public library administrators and staff was conducted with the 
concentration on exploration and extension of the concept of library service 
to the total public. This continuing education program was sponsored by 
the Division of Library Development and Services and the College of Library 
and Information Services. Those involved from CLIS included Mr. Louis 
Wilson, Dr. Jerry Kidd, Mr. John Colson, and Mr. Carl Beckman. 

The current emphasis on accountability and the application of such 
techniques as Programming and Budgeting in the educational sector has 
accentuated the necessity for media specialists to develop a planning atti- 
tude as well as knowledge and skill in the application of planning tech- 
niques if they are to compete for scarce resources and develop more 
effective media programs in response to documented needs. The Work- 
shop on Program Planning and Budgeting for School Library/Media Cen- 
ters, directed by Dr. James W. Liesener, July 30 - August 10, 1973, was 
offered in an attempt to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for 
practicing school library/media staff at the building, system and state level 
to significantly improve their effectiveness in the planning, communicating 
and justifying of media programs in this tense and demanding climate. This 
was the first of a series of programs to be offered as continuing education 
opportunities for school library/media specialists. 

The College of Library and Information Services has, since its inception, 
evidenced a strong concern with research and instruction relative to mana- 
gerial and organizational problems. The Library Administrators Develop- 
ment Program is offered each summer and affords those in senior 
management positions in library and information organizations an intensive 
two-week study sequence. Between 30 and 40 participants representing 
large libraries of different types and geographic locations have attended 
each summer. The primary intent of the intensive two-week course se- 
quence is to afford those selected to participate the opportunity to concen- 
trate their attention in a living and working experience upon ingredients 
viewed to be essential to the broad managerial responsibility of library 
administration. During the program the participant is introduced to basic 
concepts of management, encouraged to explore his own attitudes and 
values with a carefully selected faculty and to seek solutions to organiza- 
tional problems of complex organizations. The planned sequence includes 
lectures, seminars, case discussion, and readings in such areas as admin- 
istrative theory, leadership, motivation, communications, objective formula- 
tion, problem solving, financial planning and control, performance 
valuation, adaptions to changing technology, and innovations in a library 
context. In common with executive development programs in other fields, 
the Maryland program relies upon invited lecturers from such fields as 
management, public administration and the behavioral disciplines, as well 
as scholars drawn from librarianship itself. During the 1 972 Library Admin- 
istrators Development Program 16 participants were recipients of fellow- 
ships to support their attendance. These individuals were selected from 
among minority group applicants. The 1972 grants were made possible 




through a contract between Maryland and the U.S. International University 
of San Diego, California. Fifteen fellowships were awarded in 1 973 through 
the School of Library Science, Florida State University. Both sets of grants 
were based upon U.S. Office of Education funding to support leadership 
training among librarians representative of disadvantaged section of the 
society. 

Another program of the College was the Institute on Middle Management 
in Librarianship which was concerned both with the conceptual under- 
standing of middle-level managerial roles and the development of ap- 
proaches to the performance of these roles. The program was held in June 
1969, with James W. Liesener as Director, under a grant from the U.S. 
Office of Education. 

In the 1970-71 academic year, the College offered an experimental pro- 
fessional program, The Urban Information Specialist Project, to prepare 
information specialists to work with the informationally deprived in various 
settings, but particularly in the inner city, and with the undergraduates in 
the University. The participants were individuals who had an interest in 
translating social commitment into professional action. The program was 
funded by the U.S. Office of Education. 

Details about the College's Continuing Education Programs may be re- 
quested from the Director of Continuing Education, College of Library and 
Information Services, University of Maryland, College, Park, Maryland 
20742. 




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