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CHARTER 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Be it known, that whereas Justin Winsor, C. A. Cut- 
ter, Samuel S. Green, James L. Whitney, Melvil Dui, 
Fred B. Perkins and Thomas W. Bicknell, have asso- 
ciated themselves with the intention of forming a 
corporation under the name of the American Library 
Association for the purpose of promoting the library 
interests of the country by exchanging views, reaching 
conclusions, and inducing co-operation in all depart- 
ments of bibliothecal science and economy; by dispos- 
ing the public mind to the founding and improving of 
libraries; and by cultivating good will among its own 
members, and have complied with the provisions of the 
statutes of this Commonwealth in such case made and 
provided, as appears from the certificate of the Pres- 
ident, Treasurer, and Executive Board of said corpor- 
ation, duly approved by the Commissioner of Corpor- 
ations, and recorded in this office: 

Now, therefore, I, Henry B. Peirce, Secretary of the 
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, do hereby certify that 
said Justin Winsor, C. A. Cutter, Samuel S. Green, 
James L. Whitney, Melvil Dui, Fred B. Perkins and 
Thomas W. Bicknell, their associates and successors, are 
legally organized and established as, and are hereby 
made an existing corporation under the name of 
the American Library Association, with the powers, 
rights, and privileges, and subject to the limitations, 
duties, and restrictions, which by law appertain thereto. 

Witness my official signature hereunto subscribed, 
and the seal of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts 
hereunto affixed this tenth day of December in the year 
of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy- 
nine. 

(Signed) HENKY B. PEIECE, 

Secretary of the Commonwealth. 



AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION 

(Organized Oct. 6, 1876: Incorporated Dec. 10, 1879) 

This national body was organized in Philadelphia, October 6, 1876, as the immediate 
result of a three days' library conference held in connection •with the Centennial 
exhibition. 

Its purposes are the promotion of library interests, the interchange of experience 
and opinion, the obtaining of larger results from library labor and expenditure, and the 
advancement of the profession of librarianship. 

In addition to advancing library interests generally, the association aims: 

1 By organization and force of numbers to effect needed reforms and improve- 
ments, most of which could not be brought about by individual effort. 

2 By cooperation, to lessen labor and expense of library administration. 

3 By discussion and comparison, to utilize the combined experiments and experi- 
ence of the profession in perfecting plans and methods, and in solving difficulties. 

4 By meetings and correspondence, to promote acquaintance and esprit de corps. 

Offices of the Association. 

The executive and publishing offices of the association are at 34 Newbury St., 
Boston. They are open daily from nine to five and members visiting Boston may have 
mail sent here and are cordially invited to use the rooms. Any changes of address or 
position should be reported promptly to the executive office so that the membership list 
in the Handbook may be up to date and all publications may reach members promptly. 

Membership and Dues 

Any person or institution engaged in library work may become a member. The 
annual dues are Two dollars for individuals and Five dollars for institutions payable 
in advance on January 1st. An entrance fee of One dollar must be paid by individuals 
upon joining or rejoining if membership has lapsed. Any individual member may 
become a life member exempt from dues on payment of Twenty-five dollars. 

All applications for membership and remittances for dues should be made to the 
American Library Association, 34 Newbury St., Boston, by money orders or drafts on 
New York. If local checks are sent, exchange should be added. 

Benefits of Membership 

Individual members receive the Bulletin of the American Library Association pub- 
lished bi-monthly and forming an annual volume of over 400 pages, one number of 
which is the official Handbook and another the Proceedings of the annual meeting; 
they enjoy special travel and hotel rates; all conference privileges and hospitalities 
and are entitled to vote for officers of the Association. Every library worker whose 
name is on the membership list and who pays the annual fee, helps thereby to more 
effective work by the Association, which in turn will accrue to the benefit of the indi- 
vidual member. 

Institutional (Library) members, in addition to the Bulletin, will receive the A. L. A. 
Booklist (10 issues a year) an annotated buying list of current books suitable for 
large and small libraries. Every library member may send one delegate to all meet- 
ings of the Association, who shall be entitled to all privileges of an individual mem- 
ber. 

Libraries may ask Headquarters for information on any library subject, and use the 
Collections there exhibited. 



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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BULLETIN 



Meetings and Members 



Date 



1876, Oct. 4-6 

1877, Sept. 4-6 

1877, Oct 2-5 

1878, 

1879, June 30- July 2. 

1880, 

1881, Feb. 9-12 

1882, May 24-27 

1883, Aug. 14-17 

1884, 

1885, Sept. 8-11 

1886, July 7-10 

1887, Aug. 30-Sept. 2 

1888, Sept 25-28.... 

1889, May 8-11 

1890, Sept 9-13 

1891, Oct. 12-16 

1892, May 16-21 

1893, July 13-22 

1894, Sept. 17-22.... 

1895, Aug. 13-21 

1896, Sept 1-8 

1897, June 21-25 

1897, July 13-16 

1898, July 5-9 

1899, May 9-13 

1900, June 6-12 

1901, July 3-10 

1902 June 14-20 

1903, June 22-27 

1904, Oct 17-22 

1905, July 4-8 

1906, June 29-July 6. 

1907, May 23-29 

1908, June 22-27.... 



Place 



Philadelphia 

New York 

London (international) 

No meeting 

Boston 

No meeting 

Washington 

Cincinnati 

Buffalo, N. Y 

No meeting 

Lake George, N. Y 

Milwaukee 

Thousand Islands, N. Y 

Catskill Mts., N. Y 

St Louis 

Fabyans (White Mts.) 

San Francisco 

Lakewood, Baltimore, Washington 

Chicago 

Lake Placid, N. Y 

Denver and Colorado Springs — 

Cleveland 

Philadelphia 

London (international) 

Lakewpod-on-Chautauqua 

Atlanta, Ga 

Montreal, Canada 

Waukesha, Wis 

Boston and Magnolia, Mass 

Niagara 

St. Louis 

Portland, Ore 

Narragansett Pier, R. I 

Asheville, N. C 

Minnetonka, Minn 



Attend- 
ance 



103 
66 
21 

162 

70 
47 
72 

87 
133 
186 

32 
106 
242 

83 
260 
311 
205 
147 
363 
315 

94 
494 
215 
452 
460 
1018 
684 
577 
359 
891 
478 
658 



Membership 

nos. in 

order of 

joining 



1- 69 
70- 122 

123- 196 

197- 385 

386- 397 

398- 413 

414- 454 

455- 470 

471- 476 

477- 513 

514- 594 

595- 700 

701- 725 

726- 771 

772- 884 

885- 939 

940-1081 

1082-1230 

1231-1315 

1316-1377 

1378-1550 

1551-1684 

1685-1825 
1826-1908 
1909-2116 
2117-2390 
2391-2735 
2736-2975 
2976-3239 
3240-3497 
3498-3979 
3980-4325 
4326-4557 






Added 
each 

year 



53 

74 
189 
12 
16 
41 
16 
6 

37 

81 

106 

25 

46 

113 

55 

142 

149 

85 

62 

173 

134 

141 
83 
208 
274 
345 
240 
264 
258 
482 
346 
232 



The following members have attended eleven, or more, conventions: 



26 Henry J. Carr. 

23 Melvil Dewey, W. I. Fletcher. 

22 Mrs Henry J. Carr, S. S. Green. 

20 F. M. Crunden, H. M. Utley. 

19 R. R. Bowker, W. H. Brett, Miss Nina 

E. Browne, W. E. Foster, W. T. 

Peoples. 
18 F. P. Hill, E. J. Nolan, Miss M. W. 

Plummer, C C. Soule, G. E. Wire. 
17 Miss M. E. Ahern, G. M. Jones, G. T. 

Little. 
16 C. W. Andrews, W. S. Biscoe, I. S. 

Bradley, C. R. Dudley, Mrs S. C. 

Fairchild, T. L. Montgomery, E. C. 

Richardson. 
15 F. W. Faxon, Miss C. M. Hewins, Miss 

Tessa L. Kelso, J. L. Lamed, Mrs 

M. A. Sanders. 
14 J. C. Dana, Mrs H. L. Elmendorf, 

Miss M. M. Oakley, Miss M. E. Sar- 
gent, Miss K. L. Sharp, B. C. 

Steiner. 



13 Miss L. A. Eastman, Mrs A. G. Evans, 
C. B. Galbreath, Miss H. E. Haines, 
W. C. Lane, Miss M. B. Lindsay, C. 
A. Nelson, F. C. Patten, A. L. Peck, 
Miss L. E. Stearns, W. K. Stetson, 
Miss L. A. Williams. 

12 Miss E. G. Browning, W. P. Cutter, 
W. R. Eastman, J. M. C. Hanson, 
Miss M. E. Hazeltine, F. H. Hild, 
R. G. Thwaites. 

11 E. M. Barton, William Beer, S. H. 
Berry, Miss Edith E. Clarke, Miss 
C. H. Garland, C. H. Gould, G. W. 
Harris, Miss Mary E. Hawley, Miss 
Merica Hoagland, A. H. Hopkins, H. 
F. Jenks, Ernst Lemcke, Miss I. E. 
Lord, Herbert Putnam, Miss J. A. 
Rathbone, Miss Abby L. Sargent, 
Miss R. G. Stewart, Miss C. M. 
Underhill, Miss Sula Wagner, J. I. 
Wyer, Jr. 



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MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFIED BY STATES 



Ala 

Ariz 

Cal 

Col 

Conn 

Del 

Dist. of Col... 

Fla 

Ga 

Idaho 

Ill 

Ind 

la 

Kan 

Ky 

La 

Me 

Md 

Mass 

Mich 

Minn 

Miss 

Mo 

Mont 

Neb 

Nev 

N.H 

N.J 

N, Y 

N. C 

N.D 

N.M 

Ohio 

OWa 



No. of 

library 

members 


No. of 
individual 
members 


Total in 
state 


2 


6 


8 


— 


1 


1 


10 
3 


46 

6 


56 
9 


6 
1 


49 
1 


55 

2 


3 


96 


99 


— 


4 


4 


2 


13 


15 


— 


3 


3 


11 

2 


128 
30 


139 
32 


8 


44 


52 


8 


13 


21 


3 


12 


15 


2 


5 


7 


1 


17 


18 


1 


12 


13 


36 
5 

4 


228 
39 
71 


264 
44 
75 


— 


1 


1 


4 


37 


41 


1 


2 


3 


— 


19 


19 


— 


1 


1 


5 
11 


13 
45 


18 

56 


25 


301 


326 


4 


12 


16 


1 


9 


10 


— 


2 


2 


8 


58 


66 


— 


2 


2 



Ore • . • 
Penn.. 
R. I... 

S.C. 
S.D .. 
Tenn.. 
Tex . . . 
Utah . . 

Vt .... 
Va. . 
Wash . 
W. Va. 
Wis . . . 
Wy .... 



Total. 



FOREIGN 



No. of 

library 

members 


No. of 
individual 
members 


1 


19 


16 


103 


6 


31 


2 


6 


— 


7 


3 


12 


3 


17 


2 


2 


2 


15 


2 


7 


1 


27 


— 


2 


2 


87 


1 


— 


208 


1669 



Total in 
state 



Australia 

Canada 

China 

England 

France 

Germany 

Hawaii 

Japan — 

New Zealand . . 

Phillipines 

Russia 

Scotland 



Grand Total.. 



217 



2 
13 
1 
3 
2 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
1 



1690 



20 

119 

37 

8 

7 
15 
20 

4 
17 

9 
28 

2 



1869 



3 

16 
1 
4 
2 
1 
2 
3 
1 
3 
1 
1 



1907 



MEMBERSHIP BY CLASSES 

Honorary Members 8 

Life Members 67 

Library Members , 216 

Perpetual Members 1 

Life Fellows. 2 

Annual Members 1613 

Total 1907 



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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BULLETIN 



Past Officers 

The following tabulation of officers of the American Library Association has 
been compiled by Mrs Henry J. Carr. For additional particulars see Library Journal 
vol. 23: 569-570. 

Presided at the following 
Presidents Year conferences 

Justin Wlnsor 1876-85 Philadelphia; New York; 

Boston; Washington; 

Cincinnati; Buffalo; 

Lake George. 

William Frederick Poole 1885-87 Milwaukee; Thousand Islands. 

Charles Ammi Cutter 1887-89 Catskill Mts.; St. Louis. 

Frederick Morgan Crunden 1889-90 Fabyans (White Mountains) 

Melvil Dewey 1890-July 1891 

Samuel Swett Green July-Nov. 1891 San Francisco. 

William Isaac Fletcher. 1891-92 Lakewood, N. J., Baltimore, 

and Washington. 

Melvil Dewey 1892-93 Chicago. 

Josephus Nelson Larned 1893-94 Lake Placid, N. Y. 

Henry Munson Utley 1894-95 Denver. 

John Cotton Dana 1895-96 Cleveland. 

William Howard Brett 1896-97 Philadelphia. 

Justin Winsor July-Oct. 1897 

Herbert Putnam Jan.-Aug. 1898 Lakewood (Chautauqua) N. Y. 

William Coolidge Lane 1898-99 Atlanta. 

Reuben Gold Thwaites 1899-1900 Montreal. 

Henry James Carr 1900-01 Waukesha, Wis. 

John Shaw Billings 1901-02 Boston and Magnolia, Mass. 

James Kendall Hosmer 1902-03 Niagara Falls. 

Herbert Putnam 1903-04 St. Louis. 

Ernest Cushing Richardson 1904-05 Portland, Ore. 

Frank Pierce Hill 1905-06 Narragansett Pier, R. I. 

Clement Walker Andrews 1906-07 Asheville, N. C. 

Arthur Elmore Bostwick 1907-08 Lake Minnetonka, Minn. 

Charles Henry Gould 1908- 

Secretaries Treasurers 

Melvil Dewey, 1876-90. Melvil Dewey, Oct. 1876-April 1877. 

William E. Parker and Miss Mary Salome Charles Evans, April 1877-Sept. 1878. 

Cutler, 1890-July 1891. Melvil Dewey, Sept. 1878-April 1879. 

Frank Pierce Hill, 1891-95. Frederick Jackson, April 1879-July 1880. 

Henry Livingston Elmendorf, 1895-96. Melvil Dewey, July 1880-Dec. 1880. 

Rutherford Piatt Hayes, 1896-97. Chairman Finance Committee, Dec. 1880- 

Melvil Dewey, 1897-98. March 1881. 

Henry James Carr, 1898-1900. Frederick Jackson, March 1881-May 1882. 

Frederick Winthrop Faxon, 1900-02. Chairman Finance Committee, May 1882- 

James Ingersoll Wyer, Jr., 1902. Sept. 1882. 

James Lyman Whitney, Sept. 1882- Oct. 

Recorders loot*. 

Henry James Carr, Oct. 1886-Sept. 1893. 

Ernest Cushing Richardson, 1887-89. George Watson Cole, Sept. 1893-Aug. 1895. 

George Thomas Little, 1889-92. Edwin Hatfield Anderson, Aug. 1895-Aug. 

Henry Munson Utley, 1892-93. 1896. 

Henry James Carr, 1893-95. George Watson Cole, Sept. 1896-Nov. 1896. 

Charles Alexander Nelson, 1895-96. Charles Knowls Bolton Dec. 1896-June 1897. 

Gardner Maynard Jones, 1896-97. Gardner Maynard Jones, June 1897-Sept. 

Miss Helen Elizabeth Haines, 1897-1907. 1907. 

Miss Lutie Eugenia Stearns, 1907-08. George Franklin Bowerman, Sept. 1906- 

Miss Mary Eileen Ahern, 1908. Aug. 1907. 

„ . . Anderson Hoyt Hopkins Aug. 1907-July 

Registrar 190g 

Nina E. Browne, 1889- Purd B. Wright, July 1908. 



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OFFICERS, 1908-09 
President 
Charles H. Gould, McGill University library, Montreal. 

First Vice-President 
N. D. C. Hodges, Public library, Cincinnati. 

Second Vice-President 
Mrs H. L. Elmendorf, Public library, Buffalo. 

Secretary 
J. I. Wyer, Jr., New York State library, Albany. 

Treasurer 
Purd B. Wright, Free public library, St. Joseph, Mo. 

Recorder 

Mary E. Ahern, "Public Libraries," Chicago. 

Registrar 
Nina E. Browne, Executive offices, 34 Newbury St., Boston. 

Executive Board 

The president, ex-president (Arthur E. Bostwick), vice-presidents, secretary, 
treasurer and recorder. 

Trustees of the Endowment Fund 

W. C. Kimball, Newark, New Jersey. (Term expires 1909) 
W. T. Porter, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Term expires 1910) 
W. W. Appleton, New York City. (Term expires 1911) 



5t AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION BULLETIN 



A. L. A. COUNCIL, J908-09 
The executive board and twenty-five members as follows: 

Term expires "1909 Term expires 1911 

W. E. Henry, University of Washington G g Godardj Conilecticut state llbrary . 

library. T w Koch University of Michigan 11- 
A. H. Hopkins, R. F. D. 7, Niles, Mich. b 

J. C. Rowell, University of California Herbert ^^ Ubnxy of Congresa . 

library. Alice S. Tyler, Iowa library commission. 

Anne Wallace Howland, Newton, Mass. p fi Wrl ght, St Joseph (Mo.) free public 
H. C. Wellman, City library association, library 

Springfield, Mass. 

Term expires 1910 Term ex P ire8 1912 

O. T. Clark, Leland Stanford university Mary E. Ahern, "Public Libraries," 

library. Chicago. 

P. M. Crunden, St. Louis public library. Thomas L. Montgomery, State library, 
Linda A. Eastman, Cleveland public 11- Harrlsburg, Pa. 

brary. R. R. Bowker, "Library Journal," New 
Mary P. Isom, Library association, Port- York. 

land, Ore. Gardner M. Jones, Public library, Salem, 
W. C. Kimball, New Jersey public library Mass. 

commission (145 Miller St., Newark, N. W. P. Yust, Free public library, Louis- 

J.) ville, Ky. 

Term expires 1913 

Walter L Brown, Public library, Buffalo, 
N. Y. 

Adelaide R. Hasse, New York public li- 
brary. 

Henry E. Legler, Wisconsin free library 
commission. 

Samuel H. Ranck, Public library, Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

Edith Tobitt, Public library, Omaha, Neb. 



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COMMITTEES, J908-09 



Finance 

George A. Macbeth, 717 Amberson Ave., 

Pittsburg, Pa. 
F. P. Dawley, Free public library, Cedar 

Rapids, la. 

F. L. Haller, Public library, Omaha, 
Neb. 

A. L. A. Publishing Board 

B. E. Legler (term expires 1911) chair- 
man. 

Mrs H. L. Elmendorf (term expires 
1910) 

Katherine I. MacDonald (term expires 
1909) 

H. C. Wellman (term expires 1911) 
One appointment pending 

Public documents 

G. S. Godard, Connecticut state library. 
Johnson Brigham, Iowa state library. 
L. J. Burpee, Public library, Ottawa, 

Canada. 

T.. W. Koch, University of Michigan li- 
brary. 

Charles McCarthy, Wisconsin free li- 
brary commission. 

T. M. Owen, Alabama Dep't of archives 
and history. 

S. H. Ranck, Public library. Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

Mary L. Sutliff, California state library. 

J. D. Thompson, Library of Congress. 

Cooperation with the National education 
association 

E. W. Gaillard, New York public library. 

Mary E. Ahem, "Public Libraries." 

J. H. Canfleld, Columbia university li- 
brary. 

Melvil Dewey, Lake Placid Club, N. Y. 

Flora B. Roberts, Warrensburg (Mo.) 
state normal school. 

Library administration 

Corinne Bacon, New York state library. 
Sula Wagner, St. Louis public library. 
H. C. Wellman, City library association, 
Springfield, Mass. 



Library training 

Mary W. Plummer, Pratt institute li- 
brary school. 

Mrs H. L. Elmendorf, Buffalo public li- 
brary. 

H. E. Legler, Wisconsin free library 
commission. 

A. S. Root, Oberlin college library. 
Grace D. Rose, Davenport (la.) public 

library. 
Caroline M. Underhill, Utica (N. Y.) 
public library. 

Two appointments pending. 

International relations 

B. C. Richardson, Princeton university 
library. 

Cyrus Adler, Smithsonian institution. 
J. S. Billings, New York public library. 
W. C. Lane, Harvard university library. 
Herbert Putnam, Library of Congress. 

Bookbuying 

J. C. Dana, Free public library, Newark. 

W. P. Cutter, Forbes library, Northamp- 
ton, Mass. 

B. C. Steiner, Enoch Pratt free library, 
Baltimore. 

Library work with the blind 

Emma R. Neisser, Free library of Phila- 
delphia. 

Mrs S. C. Fairchild, Albany, N. Y. 

Asa D. Dickinson, Leavenworth (Kas.) 
public library. 

Bookbindings and bookpapers 

A. L. Bailey, Wilmington institute free 
library. 

Elizabeth Griffin, Cleveland public li- 
brary. 

G. E. Wire, Worcester county law li- 
brary. 

Catalog rules 

J. C. M. Hanson, Library of Congress. 
W. S. Biscoe, New York state library. 
Nina E. Browne, A. L. A. offices. 
T. F. Currier, Harvard university li- 
brary. 



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Alice B. Kroeger, Drexel institute li- 
brary. 

Margaret Mann, Carnegie library, Pitts- 
burg. 

E. C. Richardson, Princeton university 
library. 

Federal and state relations 
B. C. Stelner, Enoch Pratt free library, 
Baltimore. 

F. B. Gilbert, New York state library. 
J. L. Gillis, California state library. 
W. C. Lane, Harvard university library. 
H. R. Mcllwaine, Virginia state library. 

Travel 

P. W. Faxon, Boston Book Co. 
with power to add to membership. 

Library architecture 

chairman. 



E. H. Anderson, New York public library. 
Paul Blackwelder, St. Louis public li- 
brary. 

W. H. Brett, Cleveland public library. 

F. P. Hill, Brooklyn' public library. 
John Thompson, Philadelphia free li- 
brary. 

W. F. Yust, Louisville free public li- 
brary. 

Constitutional revision 
Herbert Putnam, Library of Congress. 
H. J. Carr, Scranton public library. 



F. P. Hill, Brooklyn public library. 
W. C. Lane, Harvard university library. 
One appointment pending. 

Program 
C. H. Gould, J. I. Wyer, Jr. 

One appointment pending. 
Location of headquarters in Chicago 
C. W. Andrews, The John Crerar library. 
Mary E. Ahern, "Public Libraries." 
H. E. Legler, Wisconsin free library 
commission. 

Endowment funds 
Following the meeting of 1890 and 
through the efforts of the Trustees section 
to collect a permanent fund "for publish- 
ing the proceedings of the association," the 
Endowment fund (see sec. 5 of Constitu- 
tion) was established. It amounts now to 
$7000. To this sum was added in 1902 
The Carnegie Fund of $100,000 given by 
Andrew Carnegie as a special fund, the in- 
come of which shall be applied to the pre- 
paration and publication of such reading 
lists, indexes and other bibliographic and 
literary aids as would be specially useful 
in the circulating libraries of this country. 
By vote of the Council, The Carnegie Fund 
has been placed in charge of the trustees 
of the Endowment Fund. Full inform- 
ation as to the investment and condition of 
these funds will be found on pages 40-41 
of the "Bulletin" for May, 1908. 



CONSTITUTION OF THE AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION * 

Adopted 1900 



Object 

Sec. 1. The object of the American Li- 
brary Association shall be to promote the 
welfare of libraries in America. 

Membership 

Sec. 2. Members and fellows. Any per- 
son or institution engaged in library work 

•A new constitution was approved by the As- 
sociation at the Minnetonka meeting in June, 1908, 
and will become effective if approved by the an- 
nual meeting of 1909. Its text is printed in the 
Proceedings of the Minnetonka meeting. 



may become a member or fellow by paying 
the annual dues, and others, after election 
by the executive board. 

Sec. 3. Honorary members and fellows. 
On nomination of the council, honorary 
members may be elected by unanimous 
vote at any meeting of the association. 

Sec. 4. Life members and fellows. Any 
individual member may become a life mem- 
ber, exempt from dues by paying $25. On 
payment of $100 any individual member 
may become a life fellow and any institu- 



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tion a perpetual member. An individual 
life member may become a life fellow on 
payment of $75. 

Endowment Fund 
Sec. 5. All receipts from life and per- 
petual memberships and life fellowships, 
and all gifts for endowment purposes, shall 
constitute an endowment fund, which shall 
be invested, and the principal kept forever 
inviolate. The interest shall be expended 
as the council may direct. The endow- 
ment fund shall be in the custody of three 
trustees, one of whom shall be elected by 
ballot at each annual meeting to hold office 
for three years from the date of his elec- 
tion and until his successor shall be elect- 
ed. No money from the endowment fund 
shall be invested or expended except on 
check signed by a majority of the trustees. 

Management 

Sec. 6. The business of the association 
shall be entrusted to the executive board 
and the council. But the association may, 
by a three-fourths vote of those present 
and voting, take direct action, or revise the 
action of the executive board or council, or 
give them mandatory instructions. 

Officers and Committees 

Sec. 7. The officers of the association 
shall be a president, first and second vice- 
presidents, a secretary, a recorder, and a 
treasurer, to be elected by ballot at the 
annual meeting of the association, and to 
hold office until the adjournment of the 
meeting at which their successors are 
elected. These officers, together with the 
president for the preceding term, shall 
constitute an executive board and they 
shall also serve as officers of the executive 
board and of the council. 

Sec. 8. President and Vice-Presidents, 
The president shall be the representative 
head of the association. In case of his 
death, resignation, or inability to serve, the 
ranking vice-president shall become presi- 
dent. 

Sec. 9. Secretary. The secretary, sub- 
ject to the general authority of the presi- 



dent and of the executive board, shall be 
the active executive officer. He shall be 
elected first for one year, and upon re- 
election for a term of three years, and 
shall have such salary as the council may 
determine. 

Sec. 10. Recorder. The recorder shall 
keep a record of the attendance and pro- 
ceedings at each meeting of the associa- 
tion, council or executive board. 

Sec. 11. Treasurer. The treasurer shall 
record all receipts and disbursements, col- 
lect dues, pay bills on written order of two 
members of the finance committee, and 
make an annual report to the association. 

Sec. 12. Executive Board. The execu- 
tive board shall administer the business af- 
fairs of the association, except those en- 
trusted to the council; and it shall have 
power, in intervals between meetings of 
the association or of the council, to act on 
all matters on which those members pres- 
ent at a meeting reach unanimous agree- 
ment. The executive board shall appoint 
from the membership of the association a 
finance committee of three and may ap- 
point other committees, assistant officers, 
and reporters on special subjects. It shall 
have authority to arrange the program for 
the annual meeting and to decide upon the 
presentation and printing of papers and re- 
ports. It shall have authority to include 
in the publications of the Association so 
much of the program, notices, circulars 
and proceedings of affiliated associations 
as it may deem advisable. 

Sec. 13. Finance committee. The finance 
committee shall prepare annual and sup- 
plementary budgets, within which appro- 
priations shall be made by the executive 
board. It shall audit bills and give orders 
on the treasurer for payment; and no ex- 
pense shall be incurred on behalf of the 
association by any officer or committee in 
excess of the authorized appropriation. 

Sec. 14. Votes by correspondence. Ap- 
proval in writing by every member of the 
council or of a board or committee shall 
have the force of a vote. 

Sec. 15. Members and votes. The coun- 
cil shall consist of the executive board and 



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twenty-five members elected by the asso- 
ciation, five each year, to hold office for 
five years. 

Sec. 16. Meetings. The council shall 
meet at the place of meeting of the asso- 
ciation, immediately prior to the annual 
meeting of the association, and immediate- 
ly prior to the final session thereof, and 
also between meetings of the association 
on call of the executive board or of a ma- 
jority of the councilors. 

Sec. 17. Duties. The council shall adopt 
by-laws for the association. It shall nomi- 
nate officers of the association and trustees 
of the endowment fund, and shall include 
on a printed ballot other nominations filed 
with the secretary by five members of the 
association twenty-four hours before the 
election. It may, by a two-thirds vote, 
establish sections of the association. It 
may, by a two-thirds vote, promulgate 
recommendations relating to library 
matters, and no resolutions except votes 
of thanks and on local arrangements 
shall be otherwise promulgated. It may 
by a two-thirds vote upon suitable con- 
ditions, affiliate with the American Library 
Association other organizations kindred in 
purpose. 

Publishing Board 

Sec. 18. The publishing board shall con- 
sist of five members appointed by the ex- 
ecutive board for terms of not more than 
three years. Its object shall be to se- 
cure the preparation and publication of 
such catalogs, indexes, and other biblio- 
graphic and library aids as it may approve. 

Sec. 19. The publishing board shall an- 
nually appoint its chairman, secretary and 
treasurer. 

Sec. 20. No moneys shall be paid by the 
treasurer and no work shall be undertaken 
except by a vote of a majority of the whole 
board. 

Sec. 21. The treasury of the publishing 
board shall be entirely distinct from that 
of the association, and the association shall 
not be liable for any debts incurred by the 
publishing board. With the approval of 
the finance committee, money can be ap- 



propriated by the executive board from 
the treasury of the association for the run- 
ning expenses of the publishing board. 

Sec. 22. The publishing board shall re- 
port in print at each annual meeting of the 
association. 

Meetings 

Sec. 23. Annual meetings. There shall 
be an annual meeting of the association at 
such place and time as may be determined 
by the council. 

Sec. 24 Special meetings. Special meet- 
ings of the association may be called by 
the executive board, and shall be called by 
the president on request of twenty mem- 
bers of the association. At least one 
month's notice shall be given, and only 
business specified in the call shall be trans- 
acted. 

Sec. 25. Quorum. Forty members shall 
constitute a quorum. 

Amendments and By-laws 

Sec. 26. Amendments. This constitution 
may be amended by a three-fourths vote 
of those present and voting at two succes- 
sive meetings of the association, provided 
that notice of the amendments in their 
final form be sent to each member of the 
association at least one month before its 
final adoption. 

Sec. 27. By-laws. Any by-law may be 
suspended by a three-fourths vote of those 
present and voting at any meeting of the 
association or council. 

BY-LAWS 

Sec. 1. The annual dues of the associa- 
tion shall be $2 for individuals and $5 for 
libraries and other institutions, payable in 
advance in January, save that for the first 
year the dues for individuals shall be $3. 
Any person renewing membership shall 
pay all arrears of dues or dues required 
of new members. Members whose dues are 
unpaid at the close of the annual confer- 
ence and who shall continue such delin- 
quency for one month after notice of the 
same has been sent by the treasurer, shall 
be dropped from membership!. 



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Sec. 2. Nine members shall constitute a 
quorum of the council for the transaction 
of routine business, but no sections of the 
association shall be established and no rec- 
ommendations relating to library matters 
shall be promulgated at any meeting at 
which there are less than 17 members 
present. The records of the council, so far 
as of general interest, shall be printed with 
the proceedings of the association. 

Sec. 3. In making nominations the coun- 
cil shall be governed by the following 
rules: Nominations shall be regular bus- 
iness for the first meeting of the council at 
each annual conference. Members shall 
be notified that at least one informal ballot 
will be taken at that meeting. The ex- 
ecutive officers of the association, i. e., 
president, secretary, treasurer and re- 
corder, shall be chosen solely with refer- 
ence to their ability and willingness to 
serve the association, without regard to 
residence or previous service, except as 
hereinafter provided. The vice-presidents, 
one at least of whom shall be a woman, 
shall be selected from ex-members of the 
council. In general, nominations to the 
council shall be made with a view of hav- 
ing it representative of all sections of the 
country and of the principal classes of the 
libraries included in the association. No 
person shall be nominated as president, 
first or second vice-president or councilor 
of the association for two consecutive 
terms. No more than the required num- 
ber of nominations shall be made by the 
council. The position and residence of 
each nominee shall be given on the official 
ballot. 

Sec. 4. In case of a vacancy in any office, 
except that of president, the executive 
board may designate some person to dis- 
charge the duties of the same pro tempore. 

Sec. 5. The president and secretary, with 
one other member appointed by the exe- 
cutive board, shall constitute a pro- 
gram committee, which shall, under the 
supervision of the executive board, ar- 
range the program for each annual 
meeting, and designate persons to pre- 
pare papers, open discussions, etc., and 



shall decide whether any paper which may 
be offered shall be accepted or rejected, 
and if accepted, whether it shall be read 
entire, by abstract or by title. It shall 
recommend to the executive board print- 
ing accepted papers entire or to such ex- 
tent as may be considered desirable. Ab- 
stracts of papers to be presented at an- 
nual conferences shall be in the hands of 
the program committee at least two weeks 
before the conference. 

Sec. 6. The executive board shall ap- 
point annually a committee of five on li- 
brary training, which shall investigate the 
whole subject of library schools and 
courses of study, and report the results of 
its investigations, with its recommenda- 
tions. 

Sec. 7. The executive board shall ap- 
point annually a committee of three on li- 
brary administration, to consider and re- 
port improvements in any department of 
library economy, and make recommend- 
ations looking to harmony, uniformity, and 
cooperation, with a view to economical ad- 
ministration. 

Sec. 8. The executive board shall at each 
annual meeting of the association appoint 
a committee of three on resolutions, which 
shall prepare and report to the association 
suitable resolutions of acknowledgements 
and thanks. To this committee shall be 
referred all such resolutions offered in 
meetings of the association. 

Sec. 9. The objects of sections which 
may be established by the council under 
the provisions of sec. 17 of the consti- 
tution, shall be discussion, comparison of 
views, etc., upon subjects of interest to the 
members. No authority is granted any 
section to incur expense on account of the 
association or to commit the association 
by any declaration of policy. A member 
of the association eligible under the rules 
of the section may become a member 
thereof by registering his or her name with 
the secretary of the section. 

Sec. 10. Provisions shall be made by the 
executive board for sessions of the various 
sections at annual meetings of the asso- 
ciation, and the programs for the same 



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shall be prepared by the officers of sec- 
tions In consultation with the program 
committee. Sessions of sections shall be 
open to any member of the association, 
but no person may vote in any section un- 
less registered as a member of the same. 



The registered members of each section 
shall, at the final session of each annual 
meeting, choose a chairman and secretary, 
to serve until the close of the next an- 
nual meeting. 



A. L, A PUBLISHING BOARD 



History. The Publishing Section of the 
American Library Association was or- 
ganized in 1886 to further cooperation 
among libraries in preparing and publish- 
ing bibliographies, indexes and special 
catalogs. In 1900 the organization was 
changed and the work placed in charge of 
a Publishing Board of five members, ap- 
pointed by the executive committee of the 
Association. In 1902 Mr Andrew Car- 
negie gave a fund of $100,000, the income 
from to which is to be applied to the pre- 
paration and publication of desirable 
library aids. 

Publications. On the following pages is 
a list of the books already issued or in 
preparation. A special feature of the 
bibliographic work is the annotations 
made by specialists. Of the card publica- 
tions a description will be found on a fol- 
lowing page. 

Prices. Strictly net, unless otherwise 
indicated; postage extra on book publica- 
tions. 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS 

Guide to reference books, by Alice B. 
Kroeger. 
New edition ready in the fall. 

Designed to help library assistants, 
library school students, college and nor- 
mal students, teachers, etc., in gaining a 
knowledge of reference books quickly. It 
also serves as a guide to the selection of 
reference books for a library. A full in- 
dex shows where to find in the various 
books of reference many topics of general 
interest to which there is ordinarily no 
clue. 



Literature of American history, edited by 

J, N. Larned. 
Cloth, $6. (postage 30c.) Sheep, 
$7.50. Half mor. $9. 

Combines the labors of many scholars, 
and embraces books of every character 
concerning which it seems to be impor- 
tant that readers of various classes should 
be told what their merits or demerits are. 
Lists for guidance in purchasing books of 
primary importance have been prepared 
by Prof. Edward Channing of Harvard 
university. 

Supplements for 1902, 1903, edited by 
P. P. Wells, are issued in the series An- 
notated titles of books on English and 
American 1 history. 

Pamphlet $1 per year. Also issued in 
card form at $2. 

Supplement for 1904 in pamphlet form 
only. 25c. 

A. L. A. Catalog 

Two parts paper, 15c each, (postage 
33c.) 

Can also be obtained from the Superin- 
tendent of Documents, by sending a money 
order for 30c. in advance. 

A catalog of 8000 volumes, suitable for a 
popular library. Designed as a guide in 
buying books for public and private libra- 
ries; as a guide to readers in choosing 
books; to help in answering inquiries for 
the best books on a given subject, etc. 

A. L. A. Index to general literature. New 

edition. 
Cloth, $10. (postage 52c.) Half mor. 
$14. 
It does for general literature what Poole 
has done for periodicals, indexing some 



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6000 volumes; collections of essays and 
critical biographic monographs; books of 
travel, general history, etc., in which 
chapters or parts are worthy of separate 
reference; reports and publications of 
boards and associations dealing with edu- 
cation, labor, health, statistics, etc.; many 
miscellaneous books, including some vol- 
umes of the U. S. public documents. 

A. L. A. Portrait index, edited by William 
C. Lane and Nina El Browne. 

Cloth, $3 (postage 48c.) 
Can also be obtained from the Superin- 
tendent of Documents by sending in ad- 
vance a money order for $3. 

An index to portraits (about 120,000) 
contained in printed books and periodi- 
cals, compiled with the cooperation of 
many librarians and others for the A. L. A. 
Publishing Board. 

Books for girls and women and their 

clubs, edited by George lies. 
Paper, 25c. (postage 10c.) 

Also issued in 5 parts small size 5c. 
each. 

With descriptive and critical notes the 
list tells of some 2100 books worth read- 
ing. Men and women who know, have 
chosen the books and said about them 
just what they would tell an inquirer face 
to face. The selection is suited to men 
and boys as well as to girls and women. 

Subject headings for use in dictionary 
catalogs. 

New edition in preparation. 

A. L. A. Catalog rules: author and title 

entry. 
Cloth, 50c (postage 9c.) 

Compiled by committees of the Ameri- 
can Library Association and the (British) 
Library Association. 

Reading for the young. With Supple- 
ment (1890-95), by M. E. and A. L. Sar- 
gent. 
Sheets, $1. (postage 10c.) Supplement 
in cloth, 25c. 



A classified and annotated list of books 
suitable for young people. Under each 
heading the book titles are followed by 
references to the best articles on the sub- 
ject in the young folks' periodicals. The 
subject index covers the original work 
and the Supplement. 

Books for boys and girls, by Caroline M. 
Hewins. 
Paper, second and enlarged edition, 
15 cents. 
Prepared as a help in buying books for 
the smaller public libraries and also for 
home use of parents and teachers. 

Children's reading. 
Paper, 25c. 
An annotated catalog of books used in 
the home libraries and reading clubs con- 
ducted by the Children's department of 
the Carnegie library at Pittsburg, Pa. 

Selected list of music and books about 
music, for public libraries, by Louisa M. 
Hooper. 
Ready in the fall. 

List of French fiction, by Mme Sophie 

Cornu and William Beer. 
Paper, 5c. 

Comprises 186 titles, and is intended as 
a guide to reading for the young and for 
the family circle. 

Foreign book lists 

1 German books, compiled by Emma 
Gattiker. 50c. 

2 Hungarian books, compiled by J. 
Maud Campbell. 15c. 

3 French books, compiled by J. C. 
Bracq. 25c. 

4 Norwegian and Danish books, com- 
piled by Arne Kildal. In preparation. 

5 Italian books, compiled by Giuseppe 
Fumigalli. In preparation. 

Plans of small library buildings, by Cor- 
nelia Marvin. Paper, $1.25. 
The plans show dimensions, and the 

cost of construction is given, together 



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with suggestions for interiors and ex- 
teriors. 

Library buildings, by W. R. Eastman. 
Paper, 10c. 

A revised reprint of his paper read at 
the Waukesha conference in 1901. 

Library tracts 

On subjects pertaining to the establish- 
ment and maintenance of public libraries. 
The tracts are intended to be of service 
especially to small libraries, and to be 
helpful in stimulating an interest in the 
establishment of libraries. 

2 How to start a library, by G. E. 
Wire. 5c. or $1 per 100. 

3 Traveling libraries, by F. A. Hutch- 
ins. 5c. or $1 per 100. 

4 Library rooms and buildings, by C. 
C. Soule. 5c. or $1 per 100. 

5 Notes from^ the art section of a 
library, by C. A. Cutter. 5c. or $2 per 
100. 

8 A village library, by Mary A. Tar- 
bell. 5c. or $2 per 100. 

9 Training for librarianship, by Mary 
W. Plummer. 5c. or $2 per 100. 

Library handbooks 

On subjects pertaining to practice. The 
handbooks like the tracts are intended to 
be of service to small libraries and to 
trustees and committees in charge of 
libraries. 

1 Essentials in library administration, 
by L. E. Stearns. 15c. or $5 per 100. 



2 Cataloging for small libraries, by 
Theresa Hitchler. 15c. or $5 per 100. 

3 Management of traveling libraries, by 
Edna D. Bullock. 15c. or $5 per 100. 

Paper and ink, by R. T. Swan. Free. 

A report of the commissioners of public 
records in the State of Massachusetts on 
the result of an investigation into the sub- 
ject of paper and ink used in the records. 

A. L. A. Papers and proceedings, 1883- 
1906. 
Paper, 35 cents with the following ex- 
ceptions : 
Proceedings for 1885, '87, '90, '91, $1.00. 
Proceedings for 1881, '82, '86, '92, '93, 
'05 are out of print. 

A. L. A. Bookliist. See p. 

CARD PUBLICATIONS 

The Board issues 4 series of printed 
catalog cards. 
1 For current periodical publications. 

2. For bibliographic serials. 

3. For various periodical sets and for 
books of composite authorship. 

4. For current books on English and 
American history. 

For lists of publications indexed and 
for all information regarding the publica- 
tions of the Board address 

Miss NINA E. BROWNE, secretary- 
34 Newbury St., Boston. 



A. L. A. SECTIONS 



By means of a system of sections the 
practical usefulness of the A. L. A. meet- 
ings has been considerably enlarged. The 
section meetings, while open to all, provide 
especially for the needs of each class of 
workers, and afford more opportunity for 
the discussion of details. The regular, or 
undivided, sessions are thus left free for 
subjects of general interest and the consid- 
eration of routine matters concerning the 
entire association. 



Four of these sections maintain a formal 
organization from year to year, and take 
under consideration questions relating 
more particularly to their own province. 
They are as follows: 

COLLEGE AND REFERENCE SECTION 

which dates from a first meeting of the 
college librarians held in 1889. Since then, 
meetings have been held regularly. 



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The officers for 1908-'09 are: Chairman, 
W. W. Bishop; Secretary, Eliza M. Wil- 
lard. 

TRUSTEES SECTION 

has had a permanent organization since 
the meeting of 1890. 

More boards of trustees are each year 
recognizing the practical value of having 
their librarians attend the meetings, allow- 
ing them not only the time, but also neces- 
sary expenses in many cases. Equally 
significant is the increasing number of 
trustees who find that it pays to> attend 
the A. L. A. meetings each year. By com- 
paring views, and advising with each 
other on their peculiar duties, mutual aid 
is rendered toward the efficient discharge 
of the public trust committed to them. 
Some of the meetings of trustees are held 
Jointly with the librarians interested in 
supervisory problems; others with trus- 
tees only present, thus favoring the joint 
and separate discussion of salaries, laws, 
vacations, rules for the staff, and other 
questions in which librarians have a per- 
sonal interest that modifies their judgment. 

The officers for 1908-'09 are: Chairman, 



Washington T. Porter; Secretary, T. L. 
Montgomery. 

CATALOG SECTION 

was established by action of the Council 
in 1900 and has met at each conference 
since the Waukesha meeting in 1901 ex- 
cepting at St. Louis in 1904 when no sec- 
tion meetings were held. 

The officers for 1908-'09 are: Chairman, 
Alice B. Kroeger; Secretary, Laura Smith. 

LIBRARY WORK WITH CHILDREN 

At the Montreal conference in 1900 an 
informal meeting was held for the purpose 
of personal acquaintance and cooperation 
among those actively engaged in library 
work with children. As a result of this 
meeting the Club of children's librarians 
was formed, and, in recognition of this 
movement for closer organization and 
wider discussion in this field than was af- 
forded at the general sessions of the 
A. L A., the executive board, in November, 
1900, established this section, which held 
its first meeting at Waukesha in 1901. 

The officers for 1908-'09 are: Chairman, 
Caroline Burnite; Secretary, Effie L. Power. 



AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS 



Acting under section 17 of the constitu- 
tion and upon applications formally made 
by the proper officers, the Council has reg- 
ularly affiliated with the American Library 
Association the following national organ- 
izations of kindred purpose. These socie- 
ties maintain independent organizations 
but meet annually at the time and place of 
meeting of the A. L. A., their members en- 
joy all privileges of members of the larger 
body as to railroad and hotel rates and 
conference hospitalities, their proceedings 
are included in the A. L. A. conference vol- 
ume and they are often formally repre- 
sented by designated delegates, upon the 
program of the Association. 

National Association of State Libraries: 
President, Herbert 0. Brigham, Rhode 
Island; first vice-president, John E. King, 
Minnesota; second vice-president, Demar- 



chus C. Brown, Indiana; secretary-treas- 
urer, Minnie M. Oakley, Wisconsin. 

League of Library Commissions: Presi- 
dent, Mrs Percival Sneed, Georgia; first 
vice-president, Mrs H. J. Howe, Iowa; 
second vice-president, C. B. Galbreath, 
Ohio; secretary, Clara P. Baldwin, Minne- 
sota; treasurer, Sarah B. Askew, New Jer- 
sey. 

The Year-book of the League, last pub- 
lished for 1907, gives full details of organ- 
ization and work of each commission. 

American Association of Law Libraries: 
President, E. A. Feazel, Cleveland, 0-; vice- 
president, George S. Godard, Connecticut 
state library; secretary-treasurer, Frank- 
lin O. Poole, New York City. 

Official organ is the "Index to legal peri- 
odicals and law library journal" published: 
in Chicago. 



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AMERICAN LIBRARY INSTITUTE 



The following recommendation from the 
Council was adopted by the general Asso- 
ciation at the Portland meeting in 1905. 

"Resolved, That the members of the 
Council present approve the plan sub- 
mitted by the Library Academy committee 
to establish an American Library Insti- 
tute, to consist of 100 persons chosen 
from English-speaking America, as likely 
to contribute most to library progress by 
conference together, and recommend that 
the A. L. A. take direct action by passing 
the following resolution: 



That the ex-presidents of the A. L. A. 
be the iirst members of this Institute, 
with power to add to their number, to or- 
ganize and adopt needed rules, provided 
that all ex-presidents and members for 
each current year of the Executive Board 
and Council shall have seats in all meet- 
ings of the institute." 

The present status of the Institute and 
its work is described in Library Journal, 
April, 1908, p. 147-51. There are 62 fel- 
lows elect on Aug. 15, 1908. 



LIBRARY PERIODICALS 



1 A. L. A. Booklist. An annotated buy- 
ing list of current books suitable for small 
and larger public libraries. Published 
monthly, except in July and August, by the 
A. L. A. Publishing Board, 34 Newbury St., 
Boston. $1 per year but is sent free to all 
libraries that are members of the Associa- 
tion. 

2 Bulletin of the American Library As- 
sociation. The official organ of the Asso- 
ciation, sent without charge to members 
only. Published bi-monthly, one issue be- 
ing the "Proceedings" of the annual con- 
ference and another being the Handbook. 
The annual finance reports appear in tbe 
number immediately preceding each con- 
ference. The Executive Board has pro- 
vided that additional copies of any number 
except the "Proceedings" may be furnished 
to members of the Association only at 25 
cents each and of the "Proceedings" at $1, 



plus postage. Copies of the "Proceedings" 
only, may be sold to non-members at $2, 
plus postage. There is no subscription 
price. 

3 Library Journal. A monthly ex- 
ponent of library progress, whose volumes 
constitute a bibliothecal work now recog- 
nized as a necessity in every progressive 
library and as unexcelled in any language. 
It is published at 298 Broadway, New 
York, and the subscription price is $4 per 
year. 

4 Public Libraries. A monthly journal 
dealing with every phase of library prog- 
ress. It aims to meet the needs of libra- 
rians in their everyday work by discussion 
of library methods, to further general 
library development in a free exchange of 
ideas and to give interesting news from 
the library field. Published by Library 
Bureau, Chicago, $1 per year. 



LIBRARY SCHOOLS 



New York state library school, Albany, N. 
Y. J. I. Wyer, Jr., director. 1887. 

Pratt institute library school, Brooklyn, N. 
Y. Mary W. Plummer, director. 1890. 

Drexel institute library school, Philadel- 
phia. Alice B. Kroeger, director. 1892. 

University of Illinois library school, Cham- 



paign, 111. Albert S. Wilson, acting di- 
rector. 1893. 

Simmons college library training school, 
Boston. Mary E. Robbins, director. 1902. 

Western reserve university library school, 
Cleveland. Julia M. Whittlesey, director. 
1904. 



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Library training school of the Carnegie 

library of Atlanta, Georgia. Julia T. 

Rankin, director. 1905. 
Wisconsin library school, Madison. Henry 

E. Legler, director. 1906. 
Indiana library school, Indianapolis. 

Merica Hoagland, director. 1908. 



children's librarians, Pittsburg; Frances 
J. Olcott, director, offers instruction in its 
special field. 

Summer schools in library science are 
held at the New York state library school, 
by the state library commissions in Iowa, 
Indiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, at Sim- 



The Carnegie library training school for mons college in Boston and elsewhere. 



STATE LIBRARY COMMISSIONS 



Alabama — Department of Archives and 
History: Thomas M. Owen, director, 
Montgomery, Ala. 

Alabama — Division of Library Extension: 
Frances N. Green, clerk in charge, 
Montgomery, Ala. 

California State Library. Exension De- 
partment: Jas. L. Gillis, Sacramento. 

Colorado State Board of Library Commis- 
sioners: C. R. Dudley, president, Public 
library, Denver. 

Colorado Traveling Library Commission: 
Mrs J. V. Welles, president, Denver. 

Connecticut Free Public Library Commit- 
tee: Caroline M. Hewins, secretary, 
Public library, Hartford. 

Delaware Free Library Commission: 
Thomas W. Wilson, secretary, State 
library, Dover. 

Georgia Library Commission: 

, secretary, Carnegie library, At- 



lanta. 

Idaho State Library Commission: E. 
Louise Johnson, secretary, Boise. 

Indiana Public Library Commission: Chal- 
mers Hadley, secretary, State House, 
Indianapolis. 

Iowa Library Commission: Alice S. Tyler, 
secretary, State Historical Building, 
Des Moines. 

Kansas Traveling Libraries Commission: 

, secretary, State library, 

Topeka. 

Maine Library Commission: E. W. Emery, 
secretary, State library, Augusta. 

Maryland Public Library Commission: 
Mary L. Titcomb, secretary, Washing- 
ton county free library, Hagerstown. 

Maryland State Library Commission: B. 



C. Steiner, secretary, Enoch Pratt free 
library, Baltimore. 

Massachusetts Free Public Library Com- 
mission: C. B. Tillinghast, chairman, 
State library, Boston. 

Michigan State Board of Library Commis- 
sioners: Mrs M. C. Spencer, secretary, 
State library, Lansing. 

Minnesota Public Library Commission: 
Clara F. Baldwin, secretary, St. Paul. 

Missouri Library Commission: Elizabeth 

B. Wales, secretary, Jefferson City. 
Nebraska Public Library Commission: 

Charlotte Templeton, secretary, Lincoln. 

New Hampshire State Library Commis- 
sion: A. H. Chase, secretary, State li- 
brary, Concord. 

New Jersey Public Library Commission: 
H. C. Buchanan, secretary, State library, 
Trenton. 

New York. Education Department. Edu- 
cational extension division, W. R. East- 
man, chief, State library, Albany. 

North Dakota State Library Commission: 
Zana K. Miller, Ln. and director, Bis- 
marck. 

Ohio Board of Library Commissioners: 

C. B. Galbreath, secretary, State library, 
Columbus, 

Oregon Public Library Commission: Cor- 
nelia Marvin, secretary, Salem. 

Pennsylvania Free Library Commission: 
T. L. Montgomery, secretary, State li- 
brary, Harrisburg. 

Vermont Free Library Commission: Fran- 
ces Hobart, secretary, Montpelier. 

Washington State Library Commission: 
J. M. Hitt, secretary, Olympia. 

Wisconsin Free Library Commission: 
Henry E. Legler, secretary, Madison. 



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STATE LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS 



Alabama Library Association: Frances 
N. Green, secretary, State capital, Mont- 
gomery. 

California Library Association: Alice J. 
Haines, secretary, State library, Sacra- 
mento. 

Colorado Library Association: 

secretary, Denver. 

Connecticut Library Association': Grace 
A. Child, secretary, Derby. 

District of Columbia Library Association: 
Willard O. Waters, secretary, Library 
of Congress. 

Florida Library Association: Mollle B. 
Gibson, secretary, Public library, Jask- 
sonvillei. 

Georgia Library Association: Julia T. 
Rankin, secretary, Carnegie library, At- 
lanta. 

Illinois Library Association: F. K. W. 
Drury, secretary, University of Illinois 
library, Urbana. 

Indiana Library Association: Ella F. 
Corwin, secretary, Public library, Elk- 
hart. 

Iowa Library Association: Mary Wheel- 
ock, secretary, Public library, Grinnell. 

Kansas Library Association: Mrs Nellie 
G. Beatty, secretary, Public library, 
Lawrence. 

Kentucky Library Association: Mary B. 
Pratt, secretary, Free Public library, 
Louisville. 

Keystone State Library Association: See 
under Pennsylvania. 

Maine Library Association: Gerald G. 
Wilder, secretary, Bowdoin college li- 
brary, Brunswick. 

Massachusetts Library Club: Drew B. 
Hall, secretary, Millicent library, Fair- 
haven. 

Michigan Library Association 1 : Nina K. 
Preston, secretary, Hall-Fowler Mem- 
orial library, Ionia. 

Minnesota Library Association: Katha- 
rine Patten, secretary, Public library, 
Minneapolis. 

Missouri Library Association: Flora B. 



Roberts, secretary, State Normal School 
library, Warrensburg. 

Montana State Library Association: 
Marguerite Bowden, secretary, Public 
library, Helena. 

Nebraska Library Association: Nellie J. 
Compton, secretary, University library, 
Lincoln. 

New Hampshire Library Association: 
Clara F. Brown, secretary, Public li- 
brary, Concord. 

New Jersey Library Association: John 
M. Rogers, secretary, Public library. 

New York Library Association: Jose- 
phine A. Rathbone, secretary, Pratt In- 
stitute, Brooklyn. 

North Carolina State Library Association: 
L. R. Wilson, secretary, University li- 
brary, Chapel Hill. 

North Dakota Library Association; Eliza* 
beth Abbott, secretary, Public library, 
Grand Forks. 

Ohio Library Association. Anna L Morse, 
secretary, Youngstown. 

Oklahoma Library Association: Edith A. 
Phelps, secretary, Public library, Okla- 
homa City. 

Ontario Library Association: E. A. Hardy, 
secretary, 65 Czar st., Toronto. 

Oregon Library Association: Mary F. 
Isom, secretary, Library association, 
Portland. 

Pennsylvania, Keystone State Library As- 
sociation: Eliza M. Willard, secretary, 
Carnegie library, Pittsburg. 

Rhode Island Library Association: Earl 
N. Manchester, secretary, Brown Uni- 
versity library, Providence. 

South Dakota Library Association: Net- 
tie L. Current, secretary. 

Tennessee Library Association: M. H. 
Johnson, secretary, Carnegie Library, 
Nashville. 

Texas State Library Association: Julia 
Ideson, secretary, Carnegie library, 
Houston, Texas. 

Vermont Library Association: Edith E. 



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Clarke, secretary, University library, 

Burlington. 
Virginia Library Association: E. S. Evans, 

secretary, State library, Richmond. 
Washington Library Association: Pearl 



McDonnell, secretary, Public library, 
Seattle. 
Wisconsin Library Association: Ella G. 
Parmele, secretary, State Normal School 
library, Oshkosh. 



LIBRARY CLUBS 



Accurate and late information as to 
names of secretaries is hard to get, espe- 
cially so at the vacation season -when 
this list is compiled. Officers of any li- 
brary club who can correct mistakes in 
the following list will please send correc- 
tions to Secretary of the American Li- 
brary Association, State Library, Albany, 
N. Y. 

Ann Arbor Library Club: Franc Pattison, 
secretary, University library, Ann Ar- 
bor, Michigan. 

Bay Path Library Club: Emily M. Haynes, 
secretary, Polytechnic Institute library, 
Worcester. 

Cape Cod Library Club: Alexina P. Bur- 
gess, secretary, Wareham, Masa 

Central New York Library Club: Eliza- 
beth P. Clarke, secretary, Seymour li- 
brary, Auburn. 

Chicago Library Club: Bessie Goldberg, 
secretary, Chicago. 

Eastern Maine Library Club: J. H. Win- 
chester, secretary, Stewart Free library, 
Corinna. 

Fox River Valley Library Association: 
Blanche Thompson, secretary, Ripon, 
Wis. 

Highland Library Club: Elizabeth G. 
Thome, secretary, Port Jervis. New 
York. 

Hudson' River Library Club: Marion F. 
Dutcher, secretary, Adriance Library, 
Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

Indianapolis Library Club : Chalmers Had- 
ley, secretary, State House, Indianapolis. 

Iowa City Library Club: Caroline Lang- 



worthy, secretary, University library, 
Iowa City, Iowa. 

Lake Country Library Club: Caroline F. 
Webster, secretary, Geneseo, New York. 

Library Club of Buffalo: Miss Katharine 
L. Cuthbert, secretary, Law library, 
Buffalo. 

Long Island Library Club : Mary Z. Cruice, 
secretary, Pratt institute free library, 
Brooklyn. 

Mohawk Valley Library Club: Mary 
France, secretary, Public library, Johns- 
town, N. Y. 

Monongahela Valley Library Association: 
Chas. B. Wright, secretary, Carnegie li- 
brary, Duquesne, Pa. 

Nashville Library Club: Jennie Lauder- 
dale, secretary, State L., Nashville, Ten- 
nessee. 

New York Library Club; Elizabeth L. 
Foote, secretary, 209 West 23d st, New 
York Public library. 

Olean District Library Club: Miss H. M. 
B. Sherwin 1 , secretary, Olean, New York. 

Pennsylvania Library Club: Edith Brink- 
mann, secretary, H. Josephine Widener 
Branch of Free library of Philadelphia. 

Southern Tier Library Club: Jennie Ken- 
nedy, secretary, Southworth library, 
Dryden, N. Y. 

Southern Worcester Library Club: Beat- 
rice Putnam, secretary, Public library, 
Uxbridge, Mass. 

Twin City Library Club: Clara F. Bald- 
win, secretary, Minn, public library 
commission, St. Paul. 

Western Massachusetts Library Club: 
Mary L. Saxton, secretary, Holyoke Pub- 
lic library.