DOCUMENTS LIBRARIANS IN THE NEWS:
SEPTEMBER 1997

Carolyn Gaswick [(517) 629-0270; cgaswick@albion.edu] is happy to report that the Albion College Library has recently created a half time position for a Documents Technical Service Specialist and has hired Michelle Gerry, a Jackson native, to fill the position as of late July. Michelle majored in English is college and has most recently worked in the Information Technology Department at Albion College. Carolyn is looking forward to bringing Michelle to the Fall GODORT meeting.

Cass Hartnett [cass@u.washington.edu] reports that she recently ran into Barb Carmichael at Pike Place Market in downtown Seattle! She also reports that Kim Ranger, Sally Lawler, and Debbi Schaubman have dropped by to see her at the University of Washington Library.

Deborah Jakubiec, Federal Documents Librarian, Livonia Civic Center Library, 32777 Five Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154 reports that she has a new telephone number: (313) 466-248. Her e-mail remains the same at jakubiec@tln.lib.mi.us.

Paula Kaczmarek reports three new documents librarians: Crystal Agnew at Marygrove College Library, Sandra Church at University of Detroit Mercy, and Dawne Adam at the University of Michigan Law School Library.

Sally Lawler [slawler@cms.cc.wayne.edu] reports that documents services at Wayne State University have undergone a major reorganization. Technical processing for its two depository libraries (Neef Law and Purdy/Kresge) has been merged under the direction of Barbara Heath in Technical Services. Lara Self transferred from the Law Library to Technical Services and is now processing Purdy/Kresge's documents; Joan Boocker is processing Law's documents. Steven Felton transferred from Purdy Documents to the Law Library staff. This new arrangement brings the expertise of the Technical Services and Systems Office to bear on some unresolved issues in our tapeloaded environment. The changeover was very successful and offers new opportunities for streamlining the operation.

Documents Reference Service still operates out of the respective reference desks of WSU libraries, but Sally Lawler has merged P/K document microforms, maps, & CD-ROMs with commercial collections and the Instructional Computing Lab in the former Media Library. (The audio-visual collection is being moved to the new Undergraduate Library, opening in September.) Sally's assistants are LeRonia Ross and a staff of students who monitor the area during all hours of operation. The staff will provide instructional support (rovers, keyboarders, collators of handouts) for librarians teaching in the lab, assist high-end CD-ROM users and others seeking government information on the the Web, and research and promote the microfiche collections. Watch for our new HomePage, which will reflect the merger of non-book research collections and instructional support materials at Purdy/Kresge Library.

Sally Lawler is looking for volunteers to serve on a Godort of Michigan Speakers Bureau to provide instruction on how to access government information for non-depository librarians around the state. This should offer documents librarians opportunities for service and professional achievement, as well as help non-depository libraries realize their potential in accessing government information, now available to them for the first time. For more information, contact Sally at (313) 577-1603 or send an e-mail to slawler@cms.cc.wayne.edu.

Kate Pittsley will be teaching Federal Government Information Sources (SI 580) this fall term at the University of Michigan School of Information. Classes meet Tuesday night from 5 to 7 p.m in 409 West Hall according to the School's Schedule of Courses.

Kim Ranger [rangerk@gvsu.edu] reports that the Documents staff at Grand Valley State University have completed retrospective cataloging of their Michigan Documents collection. All "Mich Docs" are now in the online catalog!

Ann Swaney [aswaney@nmc.edu] is happy to report that the Northwestern Michigan College Library in Traverse City has just re-established the permanent position of Government Documents Librarian. Congratulations are extended to Ann for accepting this new post and to her library director, Craig Muldaur, for making it possible.

Grace York [graceyor@umich.edu] reports that Maria Schieda, a University of Michigan School of Information student and desk assistant at the Documents Center, spent over 400 hours scanning the 214 Executive Orders issued by John F. Kennedy during his Presidency. The text was converted to HTML and separate indexes made by number, date, and title. It was scheduled for mounting on the Documents Center's web server during the week of August 11. Check http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Documents.center/jfkeo.html.



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