Issue 99, SEPTEMBER 2003

Hui Hua Chua has accepted the position of US Government Documents Librarian at the Michigan State University Libraries beginning October 6, 2003. Ms Chua comes to MSU from the University of South Carolina where she has been the Electronic Government Information Librarian. She has her MLS from Indiana University.

Debbie Gallagher has submitted a treasurer's report for the period covering January 31 - August 31, 2003.

Richard Maciejewski will be retiring from the Detroit Public Library, Municipal Reference Library, on January 21, 2004. His last day at work will be Tuesday, December 23, 2003. Godort of Michigan wishes him well and remembers fondly the various presentations he made for us over the years.

Michael Samson from the Wayne State University Neef Law Library reports: In line with the FDLP Considerations in selecting online publications -- “The true measure of a library's collection development success is no longer the actual number of item selections and relationship to the average selection rate for similar size and type of library, but whether the depository library is meeting the Federal government information needs of its community”. Our law library just finished deselecting a very large number of tangible GPO items. We’ll concentrate from now on on government documents with an Internet presence.

Ann Swaney reports that the Northwestern Michigan College Osterlin Library has a new director, Maggie Bacon, who was promoted last month. Maggie worked previously for the Library of Michigan, Services for the Blind & Physically Handicapped.

Doug Way is the new government documents librarian at Grand Valley State University, replacing Michael Vetman. Doug's e-mail address is

The Michigan State University Libraries Technical Services Department have loaded almost 10,300 records for microfiche items available from the 1909 Executive Branch Documents, parts 4-6, into the MSU Libraries online catalog, Magic.

Special thanks to Senators Levin and Stabenow for supporting the Reed Amendment which would have increased funding for libraries and museums! American Library Association Washington Office Newsline, Volume 12, Number 80, September 10, 2003.

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