MARCH 1995

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  1. Winter 1995 Meeting Highlights, Cooley Law School, Feb. 17
  2. Carole Callard Honored
  3. Anne Diamond Honored
  4. Godort of Michigan Seeking New Officers
  5. Godort of Michigan Membership Update
  6. Godort of Michigan Ten Years Ago

(1) Winter 1995 Meeting Highlights

Special thanks to all the people who made our winter meeting on February 17th at the Cooley Law School Library a great success. Approximately 70 people registered, many visiting with GODORT of Michigan for the first time and taking the opportunity to tour the new Cooley Law School Library.

The theme of the meeting was BACK TO LIBRARY SCHOOL: GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS 101. The following people generously made presentations on their favorite reference tools:

  • Anne Birkam, Hoyt Library, Saginaw, on the Economic Report of the President;

  • Sandy Calemme and Maria Santavicca, University of Detroit Mercy, on Vital Statistics of the United States, Monthly Vital Statistics Report, "the Rainbow Series", and Advance Data;

  • Michael Knes, Detroit Public Library, on NOAA Navigation Charts, CIA Maps, and U.S. Geological Survey Topographic Maps;

  • Michael McDonnell, Western Michigan University, on the Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, List of CFR Sections Affected, and the Federal Register: What It Is and How to Use It;

  • Sally Lawler, Wayne State University, on DOCBASE;

  • Cass Hartnett, Detroit Public Library, on the Public Papers of the President and the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;

  • Janet Schneider, Schoolcraft College, on Crime in the United States and the Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics;

  • Carol Wilson, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, on the Statistical Abstract of the United States;

  • Larry Hall, Alma College, on the Statutes at Large and selected Congressional Quarterly publications; and

  • Sharon Bradley, Cooley Law School Library, on U.S. Reports.

    Everyone enjoyed the sessions and someone even asked when a "Government Documents 201" presentation could be made.

    Following the program, a reception was held honoring two recent retirees from the Library of Michigan: Anne Diamond and Carole Callard.

    (2) Anne Diamond Honored

    Acting on behalf of Godort of Michigan, Cass Hartnett made the following comments in honor of Anne Diamond:

    "I first really met Anne Diamond when I interviewed for my current job. During the interview, she was warm, yet quietly authoritative and eminently composed.

    Now, as many of you know, I did not grow up in the Midwest and am not always used to local weather patterns. But after a few weeks on the job at the Detroit Public Library, I knew that I had been hit by a tornado out of Lansing.

    Why would I characterize Anne Diamond this way? Because Anne has an awful lot of power, boundless energy, and sharing the road with her is an experience you don't ever forget.

    Over the past two and a half years, Anne's professional advising role with me has taken many different forms and has taken us to many different locations, including Anne's own home in Lansing, to Chicago, Washington, D.C., Mackinaw Island, and one of Anne's favorite spots, a bench inside the Tel-Twelve Shopping Mall in Pontiac. Thank you, Anne, for spending so much time educating me, and all of us.

    Many of you, when I spoke with you about Anne, loosely associate the birth of GODORT of Michigan with the birth of Anne's son. One person commented directly on Anne's husband Walker and son Bryan, describing them as "lovely people", which of course they are. They are the lucky ones, getting to spend more time with Anne now.

    Documents librarians and the Library of Michigan staff may be seeing her a little less, but none of us are convinced that we've seen the last of her. Congratulations, Anne!"

    Kim Ranger from the Grand Valley State University Library also presented Anne with numerous humorous items that only a documents librarian would appreciate.

    (3) Carole Callard Honored

    Cass Harnett also made the following remarks about Carole Callard:

    "It is with joy but a few pangs of sadness that we wish Carole Callard the very best in her new position at the Government Printing Office.

    We all know that Carole will be fair, thoughtful, and a very knowledgeable depository library inspector and that GODORT of Michigan will surely want to book her as a keynote speaker a year hence.

    My first recollections of Carole were when she served as program Chair for a GODORT meeting in Ann Arbor. I wondered who this librarian was who knew every last detail about documents and also made everyone at the meeting feel so welcome.

    Carole has an uncanny ability to put people at ease; after only a brief conversation with her, you have the sense that you've known her for years.

    The loss to the Library of Michigan and to the genealogy and documents communities is clear; but Sheila McGarr's gain is even more evident. To GPO we can say, you are getting one of Michigan's finest exports! Congratulations, Carole!"

    Diane Van Der Pol from the Calvin College Library also presented Carole with numerous humorous items that she will hopefully find useful at GPO.

    (4) Godort of Michigan Seeking New Officers

    Nominations are now being accepted for three GODORT of Michigan offices:

  • President-Elect/Program Chair (a three-year term, with one year acting as Program Chair, one as President, and one as Past President),

  • Secretary (a two-year term), and

  • Director-at-Large (a one-year term).

    Feel free to volunteer your services or those of another. If you have any questions, contact Sally Lawler, President, Purdy-Kresge Library, Wayne State University, 5265 Cass, Detroit, MI 48202; telephone: (313) 577-1603; [e-mail: slawler@cms.cc.wayne.edu].

    If you intend to run, please let Sally Lawler know by the end of April. The slate of candidates needs to be distributed at least one month prior to the annual spring GODORT of Michigan meeting (tentatively scheduled for June 9).

    (5) Godort of Michigan Membership Update

    GODORT OF MICHIGAN has gained nine new members, plus two institutional member, since the December 1994 issue of RED TAPE was distributed.

    Bill Cramer, 1153 Ironwood Court, Apt. 103, Rochester, MI 48307

    Robin Jourdan 2506 21st St. Wyandotte, MI 48192

    Carl Katafiasz, Monroe County Library System, 3700 South Custer Road, Monroe, MI 48161-9732

    David P. Moore, University of Alabama Library, P. O. Box 870266, Tuscaloosa, AL, 35487-0266

    Johanna Rademacher, Warren Public Library, 4700 E. 13 Mile Rd. Warren, MI 48092

    Ann Swaney, NMC, Osterlin Library, 1701 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686

    Sharon Tafunai, Southwestern Michigan College Library 58900 Cherry Grove Road Dowagiac, MI 49047

    Eunice Teel, North Central Michigan College Library, 1515 Howard, Petoskey, MI 49770

    Richard Vettese, Grand Rapids Public Library, 60 Library Plaza NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Serials Dept. Green Library Stanford University Stanford, CA 94305-6004

    University of Michigan Law Library 801 Monroe St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1210

    (6) Godort of Michigan Ten Years Ago

    Bill Cramer, Oakland University, was President; Gerald Furi, Farmington Library, was President Elect/Program Chair; Shari Buxbaum, Jackson District Library, was Secretary; Sharon Bostick, Oakland University, was Treasurer; and Sue Hardy, Detroit Office of the Census Bureau, was Director-at-Large.

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