IN THIS ISSUE...
1. Honored Retirees
2. Faculty/Staff News
3. BLFC Election Results
4. Serials Cancellation Requests
1. IN HONOR OF THE IUB LIBRARIES 1996 RETIREES...
Polly Swift Grimshaw was born in Baltimore, but since her mother later entered the diplomatic service, she attended 23 schools in this country and abroad in the course of her education. She received her A.B. degree from the University of Missouri, where s he met her husband Allen. After completing her MLS at Drexel, she began her library career in the Social Science and History Division of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
The Grimshaws moved to Bloomington when Allen joined the Sociology Department here, and on January 4, 1965, Polly assumed her position as Bibliographer for Sociology, Anthropology and Folklore for the Indiana University Libraries. The first incumbent in t hat position, she held it (with various title changes and added responsibilities) for thirty-one years, until her retirement at the end of 1995. When the Women's Studies program began, she began covering that area, and in 1993 she added Psychology as well . She also supervised the Human Relations Area Files. In 1978 she was promoted to the rank of Librarian.
Polly was closely involved with each of the departments she served, aware of research needs, offering instruction to classes and participating in team teaching. Her special contributions were recognized with two additional titles, Adjunct Professor of Wom en's Studies, in 1986, and Adjunct Professor of Folklore, in 1992.
Polly's contributions as a Subject Librarian were marked by two outstanding attributes. First, she mastered the literature of her fields, read widely in each, and participated actively in the professional organizations of each. Second, she had a special g ift for sharing her knowledge, assisting a steady stream of faculty and students who came to her office for help and guiding generations of students in a wide variety of academic programs.
The outstanding reputation of the Folklore Collection, and Polly's internationally recognized expertise in that field, led to a heavy volume of questions from around the world, arriving by mail, telephone and electronically. In 1989 the Folklore Volume of the MLA Bibliography moved to Bloomington, where it has been compi led under Polly's supervision. A vastly improved publication has resulted.
Polly's special interest in Native Americans led to the publication of her book, "Images of the Other: a Guide to Microfilm Manuscripts on Indian-White Relations, in 1991."
Polly has participated in a wide variety of library and campus committees. She chaired the committee charged with establishing faculty status for librarians, and served on the committee that drew up the Bloomington campus Affirmative Action guidelines. Th ose of us who worked closely with her learned much from her steady vision of the Libraries in general, and the Main Library Research Collections in particular, as a unified whole, serving users whose needs are not delineated by narrow subject divisions or classification schemes. She communicated that vision through her own ongoing learning, her tireless attention to detail, and her constant readiness to serve library patrons at any level who called on her for assistance. Polly's unique contributions were recognized by her colleagues when in 1988 she was chosen for the Jenkins Award.
Polly's plans for retirement include working on her current research project a study of cultural encounters with Native Americans as reflected in letters from seventeenth century New England immigrants, and traveling with her husband Allen. Her contributi ons remain with us as generations to come benefit from the rich library collections she has built for us all.
--Nancy Cridland, Asso. Librarian
Dorothy Rinehart Niekamp's career was a rich example of blending professional expertise, research and avocation into a life-long experience. Her work as a cataloger and bibliographer was combined with her love of aviation to form a successful and producti ve union.
Dorothy hails from Oklahoma, to which she has maintained strong ties throughout her professional life. Born in Tulsa, she also attended the University of Tulsa, where she was awarded a bachelor's degree in music education and history. Following the completion of her undergraduate education, Dorothy entered her first car eer as an elementary school teacher. She taught the third through sixth grades in Sedalia, Colorado; Casper, Wyoming and Morgantown, Indiana.
In the early '60s she moved to Bloomington with her husband Walt, where she accepted a staff position in the Swain Hall Library. It was this positive experience that lead Dorothy to make a permanent career move and so she earned an M.L.S. degree in 1966.
Shortly after completing her library degree, Dorothy was appointed as Cataloger for Western European Studies at the IU Libraries. She continued in that appointment for thirty years. Dorothy witnessed the evolution of library catalogs from the printed card to the national bibliographic database to anintegrated local system. During that time Dorothy expanded her area of cataloging expertise to include many other disciplines as specialization among catalogers was broadened. She distinguished herself as the sole specialist in cataloging of vernacular African materials, becom ing adept at identifying the various languages and scripts of the continent. She also provided guidance to catalogers in other departments on the characteristics of African personal names as well as the publishing habits of the African press.
Dorothy extended her sphere of knowledge and influence in African studies by participating as a long-standing member and chair of library committees withinthe African Studies Association. As a member of the American Library Association, Dorothy also achi eved leadership and recognition as chair of several committees related to the cataloging of African materials.
While Dorothy's interest in African monographs dominated her national committee work, it was her extensive and dedicated participation as a member of The Ninety-Nines, Inc. an international organization of almost 7,000 licensed women pilots, that brought her prominence in the field of bibliography. Dorothy was first attract ed to The Ninety-Nines as a licensed pilot and plane owner. In fact, she flew in three "All Women's Transcontinental Air Races" and won the "Fair Ladies Annual Indiana Race" in one of the four years she competed. Seeking a broader and more academic invo lvement with the women's pilot association, she was awarded its first Amelia Earhart Scholarship, which resulted in the publication of "Annotated Bibliography of Women in Aviation." This comprehensive work, which included movie clips as well as standard print sources, was hailed as a major contribution to the field of aviation research. In 1989 Dorothy was granted a second Earhart Scholarship to complete a supplementary annotated bibliography on "Women and Flight, 1978-1989."
Dorothy also generously contributed her talents as a librarian to The Ninety-Nines by establishing a research collection at its international headquarters in Oklahoma City in 1977. She has organized and maintained that collection for almost twenty years.
One would be remiss on the occasion of Dorothy's retirement not to mention her dedicated and lengthy participation in the area of track and field. Dorothy achieved master standing as a certified official in The Athletics Congress (TAC) and has judged num erous university, state, national and international track and field events.
In the future, Dorothy hopes to revise, update and consolidate her previous bibliographies on aviation. We wish Dorothy and Walt many pleasant and rewarding retirement years.
--Sylvia Turchyn, Head, Original Cataloging Unit, IOCM
Lorraine Wilson began her tenure with Indiana University at the Bookstore. She transferred to the Main Library in 1972 to process payments for monographic book purchases. Later, check in of the material was combined with the payment process. In 1986, s he transferred within the department to a position handling dealer assignment and communicating with vendors on open orders. Her work brought her into contact with students, fund managers, and vendors as well as various departments at the University. She developed many lasting relationships from these interactions.
In 1995, Lorraine celebrated twenty-five years of service with the University. She was part of many changes during this time span. She saw us through the IBM punch card era to the current automated environment.
Lorraine has always been an avid tennis player. She recently returned from a trip to Florida. She will be missed but is wished well as she pursues her many interests.
--Kay Martin, MPS
2. FACULTY/STAFF NEWS
Change in Honorees at R&R Reception...
Stephen Cape was listed in the last issue of IUL News as an honoree in the 10 years of service category. Stephen has actually been in the Libraries since 1978 and will be honored two years from now for 20 years of service. We congratulate and thank him for his 18 years of service to the IU Libraries, all of those in the Lilly Library.
Congratulations go to Nancy Titus, Serials Department, for 20 years of service to the University, and to Doug McKinney, MPS, also for 20 years of service. We thank Nancy and Doug for their contributions to the Libraries and look forward to their continued service.
3. BLFC ELECTION RESULTS
On Thursday, May 16, the BLFC Election Committee met to tally the BLFC Election ballots for the 1996-98 term. As a result of the earlier primary election, all individuals whose name appeared on the final ballot agreed to serve if elected.
The five librarians who received the highest number of votes, and thus have been elected, were:
--1995/96 BLFC Election Committee
4. SERIALS CANCELLATION REQUESTS
The following serials cancellation requests have been received.
The titles below are the last copies in the IUB Libraries. Fund managers who wish to assume any of the titles should contact Laura Gabbard, Serials Department (855-4262 or email@example.com ), within 2 weeks following the date of this newsletter.
Fund 09 (East Asian Studies) -CHINA NEWS ANALYSIS Fund 17 (Business) -BUSINESS AND HEALTH (which includes: STATE OF HEALTH CARE IN AMERICA) -JOURNAL OF CLASSIFICATION (which includes: CLASSIFICATION LITERATURE AUTOMATED SEARCH SERVICE) -JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL BEHAVIOR Fund 19 (Chemistry) -AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY.
> which includes: -ACCOUNTS OF CHEMICAL RESEARCH -AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY -ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY -BIOCHEMISTRY -CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY -CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS -ENERGY & FUELS -ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (EASTON, PA.) -INORGANIC CHEMISTRY -JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD CHEMISTRY -JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL AND ENGINEERING DATA -JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL INFORMATION AND COMPUTER SCIENCES -JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY -JOURNAL OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY -JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY -LANGMUIR -MACROMOLECULES -ORGANOMETALLICS -CCINFODISC. A1, MSDS -CCINFODISC. C2, RTECS -CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRY -CHEMORECEPTION ABSTRACTS -CHROMATOGRAPHY ABSTRACTS -COMPUTERS & CHEMISTRY -COMPUTERS & CHEMISTRY -EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY -EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY -GAZZETTA CHIMICA ITALIANA -INDEX CHEMICUS (PHILADELPHIA, PA. : 1987) -INDIAN JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY. SECTION B: ORGANIC INCLUDING MEDICINAL -JOURNAL OF APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY -JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL CHEMISTRY -JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN OIL CHEMISTS' SOCIETY -LASER CHEMISTRY -OPTICS AND SPECTROSCOPY -RUSSIAN CHEMICAL REVIEWS -SPECTROSCOPY LETTERS -STEROIDS Fund 25 (Economics) -JOHN DEUTSCH ROUND TABLE ON ECONOMIC POLICY -LABOR ARBITRATION CUMULATIVE DIGEST AND INDEX WITH CONTRACT TERMS INTERPRETED, TABLE OF CASES, DIRECTORY OF ARBITRATORS -LABOR ARBITRATION REPORTS -MIDLAND WALWYN LECTURE SERIES Fund 43 (Geology) -AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY BULLETIN -AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CERAMIC SOCIETY -ANNALES DE LA SOCIETE GEOLOGIQUE DU NORD -FIZIKA ZEMLI -GEOLOGIE MEDITERRANEENNE -GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION -INTERNATIONAL GEOLOGY REVIEW -INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COAL GEOLOGY -JOURNAL OF AFRICAN EARTH SCIENCES (OXFORD, ENGLAND : 1994) -MERCIAN GEOLOGIST -PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF MINERALS -POLAR AND GLACIOLOGICAL ABSTRACTS -PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGIST (GOLDEN, COLO. : 1979) -QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY -QUATERNAIRE -SOCIETA PALEONTOLOGICA ITALIANA. BOLLETTINO DELLA SOCIETA PALEONTOLOGICA ITALIANA -SURVEYS IN GEOPHYSICS -VESTNIK SANKT-PETERBURGSKOGO UNIVERSITETA. SERIIA 7, GEOLOGIIA, GEOGRAFIIA -VOLCANO QUARTERLY Fund 47 (Political Science) -COMMON CAUSE MAGAZINE -EUROPEAN ACCESS -FEDERAL TIMES -JOURNAL OF SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND ECONOMIC STUDIES MONOGRAPH SERIES -MEDUNARODNA POLITIKA. ENGLISH. REVIEW OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS -NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REGIONAL COUNCILS which includes: -DIRECTORY OF REGIONAL COUNCILS IN THE UNITED STATES -REGIONAL REPORTER (WASHINGTON, D.C.) -REGIONALIST (ATHENS, GA.) -SVENSK TIDSKRIFT -SWISS REVIEW OF WORLD AFFAIRS Fund 61 (Journalism) -DATABASE FILES -DIGITAL PUBLISHER -SNPA BULLETIN -TOPICATOR Fund 63 (Library Science) -AUSTRALIAN ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH LIBRARIES -AUSTRALIAN LIBRARY JOURNAL -CURRENT AWARENESS ABSTRACTS Fund 69 (Microforms) -AMERICAN JOURNAL OF VETERINARY RESEARCH -AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Fund 77 (Physics) -PHYSICS OF PLASMAS Fund 95 (Speech) -JACA