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Volume 48, Number 1, Fall/Winter 1995-96 

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Volume 48, Number 1, Fall/Winter 1995-96 

5 Buddy Collette Plays the Powell Library Rotunda 

The Friends of the UCLA Library presented a memorable evening when the 
Buddy Collette Quintet gave a jazz concert in the refurbished, sunlit Powell 
rotunda. A recreation of the interview given by Collette, an influential figure 
in the history of jazz in Los Angeles, for the Sounds of Central Avenue oral 
history series, was a highlight of the evening. 

9 What’s the Use? 

Six varied and intriguing archival collections held in Special Collections 
of the UCLA Library are profiled. These holdings represent primary 
materials that can be made considerably more accessible through the 
potential applications of digital imaging. 


Connectivity & Convergence at the Management Library 

With the power of computing transforming libraries, for the Management 
Library and Anderson School computing staff, designing a building that 
would support future educational needs and online research was the chal¬ 
lenge. Along with a dramatic architectural space, the innovative design of the 
building allows students, faculty, and staff to connect to the AndersoNet 
from any seat located in the new Anderson School complex. 

Buddy Collette: a penchant for melody and 
his lyrical playing achieve a high level of 
communication—page 5. 

The Dickey Photographs went to the Biology 
Department, to become an important 
teaching tool in vertebrate zoology—page 9. 

3 Notesworthy 

Morning at UCLA: Las Donas Alumni Event Attracts 
Supporters • New Director for Development Brings 
Promise, Expertise to Library • University Librarian Gloria 
Werner Elected Vice-President, President-Elect of the 
ARL • National Honors for UCLA Librarians • Music 6c 
Arts Librarians Win Film Music Preservation Award 

32 Developments 

The Fritz L. Hoffmann Collection: Argentine History 8c 
Literature • The Jimmy Van Heusen Papers Acquired by 
Music Library • The Senior Class Gift: An Old Tradition 
Provides New Technology 

Laptop computers are a requisite tool for 
management students, playing a critical role 
in their research efforts—page 24. 

Editor, Arthur Ginsberg; University Librarian, Gloria Werner; Director of Development, Sarah Lesser; Assistant 
Production Editor, Jina Jamison; Photography, Mary Ann Steuhrmann; Design Consultation, Bill Wolfe, UCLA Office 
of Instructional Development. 

The UCLA Librarian circulates to the Friends of the UCLA Library, UCLA faculty, and other libraries. Please direct 
all comments and inquiries to the UCLA Librarian, Library Administrative Office, 11334 University Research 
Library, University of California, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90095-1575. 

Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library 

Building & Using Special Collections: What 
we buy, where we buy it, and who uses it? 
Katherine E. S. Donahue, Head, History 8c 
Special Collections Division 

Music Library Special Collections 

From Plainchant to the Pink Panther 
Gorden Theil, Head, Music Library 

Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana 

Rich Holdings in Italian Renaissance, 

Art and Culture 

A.R. Willis, Head, Arts Library 

Arts Library Special Collections 

One of the Largest Collections of Artists’ Books 
from the 1960's to the Present 
Ray Reece, Art Librarian 
Archives of Film, Television, and Theater 
Brigitte Kueppers, Arts Special Collections 

Morning at UCLA: Las Donas Alumni 
Event Attracts Supporters 

Las Donas was founded in 1968 as a 
response to the UCLA Alumni 
Association’s need for a service 
organization that would 
expand the circle of friends for 
the university, create interest 
among the large group of non¬ 
active alumni, and support 
UCLA programs. 

University Research Library 
Special Collections Manuscripts, 

Oral History 8c University 

Writing for Their Lives: Norman 
Cousins, Gilbert Harrison & Carey 

Anne Caiger, Manuscripts Librarian 
Charlotte Brown, University Archivist 
Dale Trevelen, Director, UCLA Oral 
History Program 

University Research Library Special 

Joining the Ladies: Writing Women at the 
Clark Library & at Special Collections URL 
James Davis, Rare Books Librarian 
John Bidwell, Librarian of the Clark 

Their Morning at UCLA, a pro¬ 
gram of mini-tours and University 
speakers, is the major annual event of 

Las Donas. During 1995 the Library 
was invited to offer a program of 
mini-seminars and collection 
tours to nearly 200 guests to 
campus titled Special Collec¬ 
tions: UCLA’s Crown Jewels. 

Following the keynote 
speech of David Zeidberg, 

“65 Years of Collection 
Development in the UCLA 
Libraries,” the audience broke 
up to attend the seminars and 
collection tours offered by 
Library staff experts in the 
program seen at left. Walking shoes 
were recommended. 

All the attendees received as a 
souvenir of their morning visit—a royal 
blue and gold totebag filled with 
campus and library information (kitten 
not included). 

As an expression of their appreciation, 
Las Donas made a $200 contribution to 
each participating library unit. The 
Library’s program was so well received it 
was followed later in the year by a 
program at the Clark Library. ■ 

New Development Director Brings Determination, Expertise to Library 

Sarah R. Lesser returns to UCLA from Washington DC to assume the position of 
Director of Development for the UCLA Library. As a professional consultant in the 
Capitol, she was the Director of Foundation Relations for RAND Corporation and 
Director of Development, East Coast for UCLA. 

Previously Ms. Lesser had served on campus as the Director of Development for 
the Division of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science. Her efforts there 
were distinguished. She diversified gift sources, increased the donor base at major gift 
levels, established working relationships with faculty, and engaged a new generation of 
donors to support the Division's academic mission. 

She earned a B.A. in Political Science and Art History from Sarah Lawrence 
College, followed by study at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University where she 
received a Masters Degree in Russian and East European Studies. 

Observing that Libraries have evolved to be not only the rich repositories of the 
past, captured primarily in print, but also our window on a future defined by the use 
of information; the simultaneous building on both these roles is what Sarah Lesser has 
come to the UCLA Library determined to do. ■ 

Sarah R. Lesser 

University Librarian Gloria Werner Elected Vice-President, 
President-Elect of the Association of Research Libraries 

ARL comprises I 19 libraries that serve 
major North American research 
institutions, the majority of which are 
universities. The 
operates as a 
forum for the 
exchange of 
ideas and an 

agent for collective action. ARL 
programs and services promote 
equitable access to, and effective use 
of recorded knowledge in support of 
teaching, research, scholarship, and 
community service.The Association 
articulates the concerns of research 
libraries and their institutions, forges 

coalitions for cooperative action, 
influences information policy develop¬ 
ment, and supports innovation and 

improvement in 
research library 

As Gloria 
Werner com¬ 
mented recently, 
“the ARL is 
currently confronting vital issues such 
as intellectual property rights, changes 
in scholarly communication, electronic 
access to government information, and 
fair use as related to electronic 
publishing. I am delighted to have been 
elected to this leadership position at 
this particular time." ■ 

National Honors For 
UCLA Librarians 

Associate University Librarian Rita 
Scherrei has been awarded the American 
Library Association’s first Gale Research/ 
Ethnic Materials Information Exchange 
Round Table Award. The award focuses 
on achievement and leadership in service 
to the multicultural community through 
collections, outreach, and development of 
creative programs. 

Associate University Librarian Janice 
T. Koyama has been selected to receive 
the LAMA Certificate of Special Thanks 
honoring an individual for a specific, 
significant, single contribution to the 
goals of the Library Administrative and 
Management Association. Ms. Koyama 
was recognized for her efforts to establish 
the Council of LAMA Affiliates 
(COLA), a network of state and regional 
groups with an interest in library 
management. ■ 

Music and Arts Libraries Win Film Music Preservation Award 

Los Angeles. Gordon Theil and Stephen Davison received 
the award on behalf of the Music Library and Alfred 
Willis and Brigitte Kueppers for the Arts 

Mancini, the wife of the late 
renowned film composer Henry 
Mancini, has been associated 
with UCLA for many years, 
principally as a generous 
patron of the Center for the 
Arts and the 
Music Depart¬ 
ment. The 
UCLA Music 
Library houses a 
large archive of her 
husband’s music Virginia Mancini 

manuscripts. During 

her remarks, Ginny Mancini pointed to UCLA librarians 
Audree Malkin, Fredrick Freedman, Marsha Berman, 
Stephen Fry, and Victor Cardell as forerunners in these 
library’s preservation efforts. 

The Society for the Preservation of Film Music is a 
non-profit organization established by professionals in the 
film and film music fields. With 650 members in 18 
countries, it is the leading organization devoted to protect¬ 
ing the film music legacy. ■ 

Stephen Davison, Gordon Theil, Brigitte Kueppers, Alfred Willis. 

The magnificent efforts of these two libraries to preserve their film 
and television music materials, using current preservation tech¬ 
niques and computerized inventories, allows scholars from all over 
the world to study and write about the productions which gener¬ 
ated this music .—Virginia Mancini 

With kind words such as these spoken at the September 
16,1995 banquet of the Fourth Annual International Film 
Music Conference of the Society for the Preservation of Film 
Music, Ginny Mancini, Trustee of the Society, presented the 
Awards to the UCLA Music and Arts Libraries for preserv¬ 
ing the heritage of the film and television music industry in 


By Invitation of the 
Friends of the UCLA Library 



Plays the 
Powell Library 

For one early summer evening the guests of the Friends of 
the UCLA Library and the Oral History program were 
invited to the newly renovated and refurbished Powell 
Library rotunda for an evening titled “The Sounds of Buddy 
Collette and Central Avenue.” 

Collette, a multi-reed player, composer, teacher, band 
leader, and international performer, is one of the most 
influential figures in the history of jazz in Los Angeles and 
the leader of the Buddy Collette Quintet who performed. 

For half the program the sunlit rotunda resonated with 
Collette’s music which has been reviewed as “having a 
penchant for melody, readily apparent in his lyrical playing 
and musical compositions” and “achieving a high level of 
virtuosity and communication.” The means through which 
he communicated with the audience was not exclusively 
musical. During an extended interlude, Collette recounted 
both his life and musical experiences on Watt’s Central 
Avenue, a mecca for jazz for three decades. 

Dale Treleven, the Director of the UCLA Library’s Oral 
History Program, described the Sounds of Central Avenue 
oral history series, launched in 1989, as interviews designed 
to capture the perspectives of men and women who were 
part of Los Angeles’s most significant jazz and blues era. 

These one-on-one recorded 
interviews preserve for future genera¬ 
tions memories not only about the 
musicians themselves, but of the pulse 
of a life and culture at a time when 
discriminatory housing meant that 
African-American citizens lived on the 
Los Angeles south side, or in Watts. 

Up to now, 26 individuals have 
contributed 130 hours of interview, 
which means approximately 4,500 
pages of transcript, to the Central 
Avenue series. Three persons are most 
responsible for the project’s origins and 
its success; Steve Isoardi, Central 
Avenue Sounds researcher/interviewer; 

William Green, a project interviewee; 
and both as an interviewee and a great 
inspiration, Buddy Collette. 

Treleven set the stage for a simu¬ 
lated oral history interview for the 
audience: “With Buddy and Steve both 
here tonight, we thought you would 
like to see and listen to a sampling of 
what took place during their actual 
multi-session 15 %-hour oral history 
interview for the Central Avenue 
Sounds project. Now use your imagina¬ 
tions, if you will. Steve is the inter¬ 
viewer, Buddy is the interviewee. They 
are seated in Buddy’s living room, a 
cassette audio recorder between them.” 

Steve: Let’s go back to Central 
Avenue. During those exciting years, 
what made it that way? 

Buddy: I think it was a period when 
there was a lot of happiness there, with 
everyone I remember contributing to 
the arts and sharing. When you think 
about the players that time on Central 
Avenue, most people were exceptional. 
But it wasn’t a matter of someone 
having to be really great to be in the 
swing of things, or that you had to be 
the best player before they would let 
you join a jam session. You just let 
them in to play on the third number or 
something. And I think that as a young 
player, at that time, it was a great thing 
to know that you would have a chance. 

That inspired a lot of the players. The 
other thing was that the price of 
everything was so reasonable. You 
could come in to the Downbeat or 
some of the clubs with $5 or $10 in your 
pocket or your purse and you were 
straight all night. Everybody could go 
out and have a little chicken dinner. 

You had no worries. It’s true. Well, 
there was a lot of activity. The one 
thing in that period, everybody was 
sharp all the time, suits, ties, you know. 
When you get to the avenue you would 
see a lot of guys especially going into 
the barber shops, especially on week¬ 
ends and getting their hair done and 
getting their great suits and shirts out 
of the laundry, or whatever. Sometimes 
they didn’t have a lot of money, but 
they looked great. Everyone was 
anticipating what would happen at 
night. There was always going to be 
good jazz, there were always ladies 
dressed great, and that was the place to 

Steve: You mentioned the Downbeat 
as an important club. Where would you 

Buddy: The Club Alabam. It was a 
club that had the chorus girls, and it 
had the comedians like Redd Foxx and 
Slappy White and people like that. The 
Last Word was a pretty jazzy room and 
some of the new groups started there. 
The Downbeat had a group called Stars 
of Swing with Charles Mingus on bass, 
Lucky Thompson on tenor sax, John 
Anderson on trumpet, Oscar Moore, a 
fine drummer, and they also had Britt 
Woodman, who later on went and 
played with Duke Ellington’s band. So 
almost all of those clubs had great 
groups and they were all different. You 
would walk out of one club and go to 
the club across the street and hear a 
whole different world, that came from 
another city. Also at that time in the 
1940s, Charlie Parker was around a 
place called Jack’s Basket Room, so 
named for its popular chicken dinner. 


Steve: Where was Jack’s located? And 
what can you tell me about it? 

Buddy: At 36th and Central Avenue. 
After hours when all the other clubs 
were closing down, we would go there. 
That was when the Basket Room was 
really clicking. There was always gonna 
be a jam session till 4 or 5 in the 
morning. I remember one night after 
Charlie Parker had gone to Camarillo, 
where he was quite ill, having problems 
with drugs and going through other 
things. It was the night that he was 
getting out. There was an announce¬ 
ment that he was going to come and 
jam and we hadn’t seen him healthy in 
a long time. Well, he came and there 
must have been 30 or 40 different 
musicians, tenor players, alto players, 
all wanting to show Parker how they 
could play. He just sat there and smiled. 
He looked great, really sharp. I hadn’t 
seen him like that ever before. So 
finally they said, “OK, Charlie, what 
are you going to play?” And he got his 
horn out, and it was amazing, what he 
did. He played about three choruses, 

(Continued on next page.) 

On February 15, 1996 at Powell Library Rotunda, the Friends 
presented Accidents and Illnesses, Stumblebums and 
Orphans: Medicine in 18th and 19th Century 
Children’s Books: a program by Russell A. Johnson, Special 
Collections Cataloger, Children’s Book Collection Cataloging 
Project, University Research Library, UCLA, and Cynthia 
Becht, Special Collections Librarian, Loyola Marymount 








On March 10, 1996 at the Department of Special Collections, 
the Friends offered the annual Russell Shank Lecture on the 
Book, Imagery from the Renaissance toTelevisionrThe 
Case for the Woodcut Illustration in Italian Books: a 

lecture by Bennett Gilbert, a Los Angeles bookseller who spe¬ 
cializes in early printed books and the history of ideas. “Popular 
demand changed the old textile manufacturing technology into a 
communications technology for imagery.” 

The Friends of the UCLA Library is a 

nonprofit educational organization devoted to 
enriching the UCLA Library’s collections, support¬ 
ing minority opportunity internships, and extend¬ 
ing the Library’s cultural and intellectual resources 
to the greater Los Angeles community. Joining the 
Friends is an opportunity to join others who are 
committed to the enthusiastic development of a 
great university library. 

For information regarding membership in the 
Friends and what, beyond pure satisfaction, can 
come with it, please contact Linda Ninomiya in 
the Library Administrative Office, (3 10) 825-1201. 


Steve: How did you learn your craft? 
What resources were available then? 

Buddy: When I was in junior high 
school we had a program like from the 
WPA and, would you believe, Lester 
Young, the great tenor player, and 
people like that would come to our 
schools. So we had the chance to make 
these acquaintances and to talk to 
them. They would tell us what to do, 
how to be a good musician, get a 
teacher, get a good instrument and all 

Nowadays I think a lot of the time 
the students are drawing from records 
and TV and radio, but you have to 
meet the musicians in person, you really 
do. That’s when it changes. If you see a 
youngster 20 years old, he’s playing 
good, you might think that he’s going 
to be famous. Well, that just doesn’t 
happen. We have to take them from 
that spot when they have that spark to 
move them to the next level. I got a lot 
of help from people like Mr. Paul 
Howard who was kind of secretary of 
the union. (Years ago there were black 
and white unions.) He knew my 
parents, and when I was 12 or 13 he’d 
always warned me, “Don’t get into that 
dope “ or “don’t do this or do that.” He 
probably told me some things that were 
very helpful at a time when I wasn’t 
even worried about getting into trouble. 

That’s why with the teaching we are 
doing now when we see them growing 
every week, we talk to them and we 
help them solve some of their prob¬ 
lems. We feel sometimes like we are 
their parents because there are little 
things that we catch. There are a lot of 
things that they need, so what can you 
do except try to help them, cause that’s 
gonna make a better world for all of us. 

Steve: What was it like for you 
growing up in Watts? 

then everybody closed their cases up. 
He made sense. In other words, there is 
no need to just sit out there and play all 
day, if you are going to say something, 
do it and get on out, and that’s what he 

it better. But Charlie Mingus and 
Chico Hamilton and Charlie Lloyd 
moved. Actually I kind of helped by 
suggesting to them that because this 
town is a movie town, sometimes you 
can be overlooked. What happened 
with a lot of the players that moved to 
New York is that the people there 
thought they were east coast players. 
But what really happened is they took a 
lot of the sounds from Central Avenue 
to New York with them. They took 
what they were playing here, and 
played it there. ■ 

Buddy: Well, actually, I really enjoyed 
it. You know later on Watts was not a 
great place to be, but when we grew up 
and land was cheap, a lot of people 
moved there. The great thing that I 
remember, and the reason for some of 
my success, is that I had a chance to be 
around everyone. All the races were 
there. We all went to school together, 
Jordan High School. And as you know 
things did change later and you became 
aware of it, but throughout those early 
years, we were all there: whites and 
blacks and Mexicans and Chinese and 
Japanese, and that was the great thing. 

I have been thinking about that. 
Without it, you might be trying to 
figure out who you’re supposed to be 
with, but I didn’t ever have to. 

Another thing I want to add is how 
a lot of the players from Los Angeles 
moved to New York. People always ask 
me why I didn’t move. Well, I am a 
person who likes to keep working on 
things and trying to build it and make 


What’s the Use? 

Sketches of Six 
Archival Collections 

“If specialized research collections are 
to exist they must find their 
rationale not in false pride, but 
ultimately, in their value to society.”* 

With an introductory and 
closing commentary by 
Brian Schottlaender ; 
Associate University Librarian 
for Collections and Technical 
Services , about use, value , and 
the emerging virtual library 

Bibliography & Libraries at the Brink: A Jeremiad, 
Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 

Vol. 78, 1984, pg. 130 

IN MY VIEW,THE MOST COMPELLING justification for the existence of 
special collections is that they contain primary resource materials 
critical to the instructional and research needs of teachers and scholars. 
It follows, then, that the value to society of a special collection, particu¬ 
larly in the context of a research library at a university, lies in the 
scholarship it stimulates or supports; or, in the simplest terms, how it’s 
used. Consequently, special collections acquisitions decisions must be 
determined not only by assessing the degree to which any given collec¬ 
tion contributes to the strength of the library’s primary holdings, but 
also by how valuable these materials are programmatically. 

The UCLA Library established a pattern of collecting primary 
research materials with the bequest and foundation of the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Library in 1934. The library continued to 
acquire other special collections until, by 1946, enough materials were 
on hand to warrant establishment of the Department of Special Collec¬ 
tions, now focused on the humanities and social sciences and housed in 
the University Research Library. As the university developed schools of 
medicine, music, and fine arts, the Library broadened its efforts and 
established special collections units in the libraries of these schools to 
meet the advanced research needs of UCLA faculty and students, as 

well as those of local, national, and international scholars. Clearly, 
special collections can include just about anything in the library. And, 
such collections can reside just about anywhere in the library. 

Presently, special collections at UCLA are organized principally by 
subject area. The library units with special collections departments 
collect and preserve rare and unique primary resource materials in the 
form of rare books; manuscripts; regionally, ethnographically, or cultur¬ 
ally significant monographs and serials; brochures, leaflets, and broad¬ 
sides; prints; maps; music; oral histories; archives; sound recordings; 
photographs and other visual recordings; and other non-print media. 

To illustrate the kinds of materials acquired, what follows are descrip¬ 
tions by UCLA special collections librarians of six relevant collections of 
particular note. Following these, I’ll describe one avenue we are moving 
down in an attempt to maximize access to our special collections for the 
greatest possible number of users, and thus to maximize their value to 
scholarship and to society. 

The Arts Library 
Special Collections 

by Brigitte Kueppers 

Chester A. Nelson Collection of 
Motion Picture Stills 

ORN IN CALIFORNIA, Chester Nelson worked as an usher in movie 
theaters all throughout his teenage years, the mid-i940s, and no doubt 

Mary Pickford as 

The Departure, 

Famous Players, 1915. 

Bebe Daniels, 
Neil Hamilton, 
Hot News, 
Paramount, 1928. 

saw far more pictures than the average American youngster. Movies 
became his passion and he began to collect the stills used for window 
displays at theaters. Gradually, he took over the responsibility for design¬ 
ing and installing the lobby displays at several theaters as well as the 
large electric sign at the exterior of the house that advertised the current 
exhibition and upcoming attractions. In exchange for free labor, he was 
able to keep the stills and lobby cards. 

By the time he had become an employee of the Bank of America and 
was in a position to travel regularly, he was a dedicated and zealous 
collector. It is not surprising to learn that he spent his annual vacation in 
New York City where he would look for stills which he had not been 
able to find in Hollywood and the Los Angeles area. His goal was to 
have at least one still, but preferably more, for every Hollywood produc¬ 
tion from the silent era to the latest release. 
Chester Nelson was a conscientious collector 
and meticulous archivist. 

The collection is in very good condition 
and each item is properly identified on a 
neatly typed label on the back of the still with 
information including the production year, 
the release company or studio, and the names 
of the players. Knowledgeable in American 
film history, he was able to choose for his 
collection stills capturing the key elements of 
a film. These might be scenes between the 
major players, dramatic action shots, particu- 


larly interesting sets, panoramic shots on location, or intimate close-ups 
of the major players. This considerable selection provides researchers 
with useful visual images to illustrate a specific issue discussed in their 
thesis and offers the variety of stills needed to illustrate historical 

Chester Nelson died in 1985 and his nephew, Scott Nelson, inherited 
the collection which had grown to tens of thousands of items. Only 
slightly reduced by occasional sales of stills, approximately 35,500 were 
acquired by Arts-Special Collections in July 1995. Materials from the 
silent era have been processed. Approximately 1200 new titles have been 
established and another 1200 additional items have been added to our 
existing holdings of stills for motion pictures prior to 1930, when the 
talkies became the norm in Hollywood. 

Lillian Gish, John Gilbert, La Boheme, MGM, 1926. 

Tom Brad ley Administrative Papers 

ROCESSORS WORKING with the Bradley Administrative Papers have 
developed a number of new friendships during the past several 
months— and not only among themselves. They have been getting to 
know the members of Tom Bradley’s mayoral administration. Working 
with the administrative papers of the Mayor’s staff, they have been able 
to view the daily activity and routine of the mayor’s office during the 
two decades between 1973 and 1993. 

As is common in archival processing, processors have come to con¬ 
sider the people who originated much of the material as more than just 
names on the outside of archival storage boxes or on the roster of office 
personnel. Kathy Mendenhall, Frederick Schnell, Christine Ung, Jane 
Ellison, Lily Lee, Jeffrey Matsui, and Wanda Moore are people who 
helped Los Angeles function and who had distinctive ways of filing 
records and organizing materials. The results of their efforts are con¬ 
tained in over 1800 cubic feet of archival material in this collection. 

The Bradley Administrative Papers reflect the full range of adminis¬ 
trative functions for a major U.S. city, as 
well as those special events which were 
unique to Los Angeles. Los Angeles was a 
city which experienced the exuberance of a 
trend-setting and truly successful Olympics 
extravaganza in 1984 and the despair of the 
civil unrest following the Rodney King trial. 

The two decades between 1973 and 1993 saw 
Los Angeles cope with major transportation 
problems, air pollution, redevelopment 
projects, harbor and airport development, 
affirmative action programs, and AIDS. 

All city administrations must attempt to 
deal with major social and health issues, but 
they also must be aware of and deal with the 
routine concerns of everyday life, which 
may have a much more immediate effect on 

URL Special Collections 

by Chuck Wilson 

As seen below the archive’s records are entered directly 
onto a database during processing.The database serves 
both research and administrative needs. 


Planning documents are part of the Bradley Administrative Papers. Model at 
left: a glance today at the site of the triangle at Braxton in Westwood 
confirms this construction remains in its planning stage. 



Cfty of Los Angeles 

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their citizens. Liaisons must be established and main¬ 
tained with the various ethnic and neighborhood groups 
and coordinators must be assigned these duties. This 
collection includes information on both broad concep¬ 
tual and routine everyday concerns. Constituent corre¬ 
spondence represents both sides of issues which were 
important to the citizens of Los Angeles, including, in 
some instances, suggestions on how Bradley should 
conduct his personal life. 

The first segment of processed records is expected to 
be available when it is moved to the Southern Regional 
Library Facility for permanent storage in the spring of 
1996. Processing will continue and the remainder of the 
collection and subsequent segments will be transferred 
to the SRLF on a regular basis. 

Researchers will find this is a truly “human” collec¬ 
tion. It has not been sanitized. It retains the character of 
the files as they were originated and maintained by the Bradley Adminis¬ 
tration. Attempts of the Mayor’s Affirmative Action Task Force to 
develop a comprehensive policy for city government in the early 1980s; 
long-term planning efforts for the Beverly-Fairfax Miracle Mile Area; 
municipal support for cultural affairs; 
relations with the Los Angeles Police 
Department; and attempts to manage the 
city’s ongoing traffic problems can be 
found in the records. 

Although the Bradley Administra¬ 
tive Papers were generally organized by 
staff members and the staff had as¬ 
signed areas of responsibility, some 
issues clearly touched upon the respon¬ 
sibilities of several staffers. Visiting 
dignitaries would properly be the 
responsibility of the Protocol Office, 







but could also interact with cultural affairs, business or ethnic coordinators. 
In an effort to make the information from the collection more readily 
available, processors have utilized a database which will allow researchers to 
search not only by the name of the staff member, but also by subject. 

A glance at the database listing information in Kathy Mendenhall’s files, 
for instance, provides a wide range of titles: Campaign 83 Governor, Mayor’s 
Race 1982, Jewish Affairs, Jobs, Jarvis II, Mono Lake, Movie Industry, West 
Los Angeles, Downtown/Chinatown, East Los Angeles, Economic Devel¬ 

Wherever possible, original file tides are retained for the database. 
Although this does not always provide the most easily recognized identifi- 
ca-tion, it does provide one which would be useful to former members of 
Bradley’s administration. It also provides some insight into how they 
organized material. For researchers not inclined to work their way through 
the mysteries of an existing file system, additional information is provided in 
a subject field. This allows researchers to pull together information from a 
variety of files, based upon a particular subject of interest. 

Tom Bradley 
looks back on 
sports at UCLA 
as a jumping-off 
point for his 

Eric Simon Music Archive Music Library Special Collections 

HE MUSIC LIBRARY Special Collections has recently by Gordon Theil 

acquired an archive of correspondence to and from Eric _ 

Simon (1907-1993), Austrian-born American clarinetist, 

conductor, music editor, teacher, and composer. As a clarinet¬ 
ist, he was closely associated with the New Viennese School, 
performing the works of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern 
under the direction of Rudolf Kolisch and Eduard 
Steuerman. He was also for a time employed by the music 
publisher, Universal-Edition. 

In 1938 Simon emigrated to the United States where he 
initially was assistant to conductor Fritz Stiedry, with the 
New Friends of Music Orchestra in New York, and advisor 
for classical music to jazz clarinetist Benny Goodman. He 
also worked as a music editor with Edward B. Marks, pub¬ 
lished arrangements and transcriptions of music for clarinet, 
and taught at Mannes College of Music and other schools. 
As a performer in New York he played Bela Bartok’s Con¬ 
trasts with the composer and Pierrot Lunaire under 
Schoenberg’s direction. During the 1950s and 1960s he 
organized a series of contemporary music concerts in New 
York City. 

Throughout his musical life, Simon was a prolific letter 
writer, corresponding with some of the most notable figures 
in contemporary music, and he preserved the letters he 
received as well as the carbons of the letters he sent. His 
archive of correspondence includes a total of more than 300 
letters to Simon dating from 1938 to 1990 and a similar 




28 Soe Ave. 

November 9, 1342 

Lieber Herr Simon, 

es ist schon so: gerade in zweien von den droi 
SMicmchen aus K.Hr.487, die im Autograph arhalten Bind, 
rtthrt Mozart das hfehere Instrument bis zu deu bewussten 
d hinauf. Nun sind 8ie sicherlich berechtigt, da zu 
ttndern. Ich bin mir houte liber die beiden Bittner, 
die Mozart bei diesen Stttci.en im Auge gehabt hat, 
durchaus im Unklaren: Bassett-Httrner sind es nidit, 
und Hbrner nodi weniger. Vielleidit kann idi eimnal 
etv/as Sidieres sagen. 

Idi freue midi sehr, dass es Ihnen " soweit" gut 
geht, und audi idi inache rneinen Btillen Trott auf 
dem idyllisdien Boden unseres Nestes weiter. Dass 
Freund Stiedry sich wohler ftthlt, ist mir eine 
wahre Beruhigung; Ende November ward'idi wohl ein- 
mal wleder nadi New York kommen, und ho fe midi 
dann zu liberzeugen, dass es noch besser geht. 

Alios Sdiftne von Ihrem 

In this letter to Eric Simon, Alfred Einstein, a leading Mozart biographer and 
cousin of Albert Einstein, discusses the instruments that Mozart had in mind 
for his 12 Duos for Two Wind Instruments. 


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This letter is representative of 
Simon’s agency for Benny 
Goodman and one of seven 
concerning the genesis and 
composition of Darius Milhaud’s 
Concerto for clarinet and 
orchestra, opus 230, commis¬ 
sioned in 1941 by Goodman. 
Simon was engaged as 
Goodman's coach for classical 
music. He negotiated with 
Milhaud regarding the concerto 
and an arrangement for clarinet 
and orchestra of Milhaud's 
Scaramouche, opus 165c. 
Goodman did perform the 
Scaramouche but never played 
the concerto. Milhaud’s letter 
here, dated 24 October 1941, 
expresses his interest in com¬ 
posing a clarinet concerto for 
Goodman, his terms, and his 
belief that it would be easy to 
make a clarinet part for 
Scaramouche based on the 
existing saxophone part. 


number of carbon copies of Simons letters to others. Among the former 
are autographed letters from composers such as Samuel Barber, Lukas 
Foss, Paul Hindemith, Ernst Krenek, Darius Milhaud, George 
Rochberg, Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomson; conductors Robert 
Craft, Erich Leinsdorf, Dimitri Mitropoulos, and George Szell; per¬ 
formers Rudolf Kolisch, Rudolf Serkin, and Paul Wittgenstein; musi¬ 
cologists Alfred Einstein and Georg Knepler; and music critic Olin 
Downes, among many others largely among, but by no means limited to, 
the German emigre community. 

Emigre music materials are an important thrust of the collection 
effort of the Music Library Special Collections. Its holdings include the 
Erich Zeisl Archive and Ernst Toch Archive. The Eric Simon collection 
complements the archives of these two prominent Austrian-born Jewish 
emigres from the local community. In addition, the CBS TV Music 
collection contains music by many emigre composers. 

Donald Ryder Dickey 
Photographic Collection 

R DICKEY was born March 31,1887 in Dubuque, Iowa 
, 1932 in Pasadena, California. He attended Yale Uni¬ 
versity where he graduated with honors in 1910. Just as his life was 
beginning, he suffered a life-threatening illness and came to California 
to recuperate. The illness and his subsequent convalescence in Pasadena 
proved pivotal to his life’s direction. 

“During the two years I spent in bed, or practically so, after my pump 
played out in senior year, my idea of values underwent a change. I had 
always been keen about the out-of-doors, but had never expected to 
make more than a hobby of it. 

“When I began to get my strength back after my long siege, I there¬ 
fore started studying and photographing birds and mammals simply as a 
resource in time of need. Due to luck and an outdoor life, I awoke about 
1916 to find myself a thoroughly husky individual, but too interested by 
that time in what started as a hobby, to forego it for a conventional 
business life.” (DRD, The Condor , v.36, March 1934) 

With the means and the will to pursue his interest in vertebrate 
zoology, Dickey was able in the course of ten years to build an excellent 
library of approximately 10,000 volumes, to gather over 50,000 speci¬ 
mens of birds and mammals, and to photograph animals in the wild 
during his extensive field work in Canada, Laysan Island, Hawaii, 
California, and Baja California. More than 7,700 photographs were 

After Dickey’s death his wife, Florence Van Vechten Dickey, donated 
all of these collections to the University of California, Los Angeles. The 
books and journals went to the library where they formed an important 
research resource for biologists. They are identified by a bookplate with 
the legend: Donald R. Dickey Library of Vertebrate Zoology. Many of 
the older books and journals are quite rare and are now part of the 
History &. Special Collections Division of the Louise M. Darling 

History & Special Collections 
Division Louise M. Darling 
Biomedical Library 

By Katharine Donahue 

Donald Ft Dickey and 
a California mastiff bat 
(Eumops califomicus), 
taken in Pasadena, 
December 1918. 

Alexander Wetmore on Laysan Island studying a 
nesting colony of red-footed boobies 
(Sulapiscator). At the time of this expedition, 
Wetmore was with the U.S. Bureau of Biological 
Survey. Wetmore was a renowned ornithologist 
and became the sixth Secretary of the 
Smithsonian Institution. 

Florence Dickey on the 
Island of Hawaii at the 
LavaTree Arch, 1923. 

Biomedical Library. The specimens and the photographs went to the 
Biology Department where they became an important teaching and 
research tool in vertebrate zoology. 

On 16 August 1989 the photographic collection was transferred to the 
Biomedical Library History Division. This superb collection suffered 
one major drawback. Because the photographs were created in the teens 
and twenties, many of the negatives were on nitrate film, a relatively 
unstable substrate and one which makes all librarians nervous. Although 
little deterioration had taken place, the real possibility existed that this 
film archive could self-destruct in coming years. Fortunately help was 

Dickey’s son, Donald R. Dickey, Jr., has long maintained an interest 
in his father’s work and the collections. In 1993 after a visit to UCLA, 
the History Division and the Biology Department developed a coopera¬ 
tive preservation proposal for the specimen collection, the field note¬ 
books, and the photographs. The proposal was submitted to Mr. Dickey 
and he funded it in full. As a result, all of the nitrate negatives have been 

A male and female California 
gnatcatcher (Polioptila 
californica) on nest with 
young. Photographed by 

April 17, 1917 in Bonita, San 
Diego County, California.The 
California gnatcatcher lives 
only in Southern California’s 
coastal sage scrub. It is 
officially listed as threatened 
by the United States Office 
of Endangered Species due 
to destruction of its habitat. 


converted to safety film; the entire collection has been rehoused in 
appropriate conservation envelopes and boxes, and the collection infor¬ 
mation transferred to a database. The database can be searched in a 
variety of ways and a two-volume finding aid has been produced that lists 
the photographs by common name, genus and species, and by the Dickey 
ID number. 

This is an important resource. It should be of value to both the 
working biologist and to the historian of biology. It provides images of 
animals in their natural habitat for the most part and documents natural 
areas of Southern California as they were in the years 1911-1926 before 
the post-World War II population explosion in Southern California. 
Although the collection was used during the days of its building by such 
as William Leon Dawson in his Birds of California and by Arthur Bent in 
his published life histories of North America, it has been little known of 
late. We hope that the new finding aid, along with cataloging on OCLC 
and information on the World Wide Web, will stimulate use of this 
intensely rich photographic collection. 

Ward Ritchie Archives 

HE LOS ANGELES AREA is particularly fortunate in the number and 
qualitgof fine printers who have chosen to work here. From the late 
1920s through the 80s, the careers of Gregg Anderson, Ward 
Ritchie, Saul and Lillian Marks (the Plantin Press), Grant 
Dahlstrom (the Castle Press), Vance Gerry (the Weather Bird Press), 
and Patrick Reagh, among 
others, have contributed to what 
bookseller Jake Zeitlin called a 
“small Renaissance, Southern 
California style”—a flowering of 
local talent not just in the field 
of printing, but of librarianship, 
collecting, and selling of fine and 
rare books. 

The growth of the William 
Andrews Clark Memorial Li¬ 
brary has been a central part of 
this phenomenon. The son of a 
Montana copper tycoon, Clark 
donated his private library and 
property to UCLA thus provid¬ 
ing a notable fine printing and 
graphic arts collection which 
successive librarians have built 
upon. Among our other mis¬ 
sions, we have tried to document 

the influence of the Kelmscott and Doves presses tradition of En¬ 
glish fine printing in Southern California by collecting the publica¬ 
tions of the best local printers of our time. These collections are used 

William Andrews Clark 
Memorial Library 

By Carol Sommer 
& Stephen Tabor 

Ward Ritchie designed the letterhead 
for one of Jake Zeitlin’s early book 
shops which was downtown on the 
"Bookseller’s Row" of the 30s. 


My dear, for a moment, may 
I step into your busy heart 
and jingle-jangle down the way 
to where you keep my stall apart? 

And Sweetheart, do not fear that I 
would take advantage of the chance 
to linger slyly on and try 
to force unwilling sufferance. 

Or do not think that I am still 
but feeling keys to ascertain 
the tune with which to stir and fill 
your thoughts while I propose again. 


Time does not grow old, then, 

(and beauty too). 

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Like many poets, Ward 
Ritchie could not stop 
revising. His archives at the 
Clark Library include waste 
sheets of XV Poems for the 
Heath Broom (1934) with 
his manuscript revisions. 
The woodcut is by Paul 

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This preliminary sketch and final 
product of a 1954 design for a Sunkist 
ad shows the commercial side of 
Ward Ritchie's printing. 


regularly by scholars, teachers, and students. They have served as the 
basis for a class on design and modern typography offered by the Art 
Center College of Design, and have supplied examples of fine print¬ 
ing for numerous classes in historical bibliography by UCLA’s library 

Beyond collecting the books, though, we have made every effort to 
acquire the archives of these Southern California fine printers. The 
original business records, designs, and proofs provide instruction and 
inspiration for students of the book arts, but also raw materials for 
historians of the economics of the printing trade in Southern Cali¬ 
fornia and of the area’s broader commercial history. The Clark now 
owns full or partial archives of Ward Ritchie, the Plantin Press, the 
Weather Bird Press, Grant Dahlstrom, and Patrick Reagh, among 
others. We are surprisingly close to having a clean sweep of the select 
group of printers who carried the fine press revival to Los Angeles. 

Of all these printers, Ward Ritchie has left the longest trail 
through our cultural history. He was born in Los Angeles in 1905. 
After graduating from Occidental College he entered the USC Law 
School, but felt a growing need to do something more literary and 
artistic. He was influenced heavily by the journals of Doves Press 

founder T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, 
another escapee from the legal profes¬ 
sion. Emboldened by this example, 
Ritchie left USC and entered the 
Frank Wiggins Trade School as an 
apprentice printer. Then, impressed by 
the work being done by the formidable 
French printer and book designer, 
Fran^ois-Louis Schmied, Ritchie left 
Los Angeles for Paris. Here he studied 
with Schmied for a year, spending 
weekends at Dijon with his boyhood 
friend Lawrence Clark Powell, and 
Alfred and M.F.K. Fisher. And he 

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wrote poetry, some of which he later collected and printed in XV 
Poems for the Heath Broom (see illustration at left). 

Returning to Los Angeles in 1930, Ritchie set up shop as the Ward 
Ritchie Press and quickly became a force in the city’s burgeoning 
book community. Here he met the young bookseller Jake Zeitlin, 
wood engraver Paul Landacre, author and book designer Merle 
Armitage, and other personalities to whom he has devoted several 
memoirs. In 1935 the promising young designer Gregg Anderson 
joined the firm. When he later became a partner, the name was 
changed to Anderson & Ritchie, the imprint “Ward 
Ritchie Press” being retained for the firm’s fine-press 
productions. Anderson died in action in World War 
II, and Ritchie continued the business with Joseph 
Simon, the brother of Lillian Marks of the Plantin 
Press. The firm of Anderson & Ritchie remained at 
the forefront of commercial fine printing in Southern 
California for four decades. 

The books produced by Ritchie reflect the cultural 
and literary life of Southern California from the 1930s 
to the 1970s. He published books on regional history, 
such as Robert Glass Cleiand’s The Cattle on a Thou¬ 
sand Hills (1941), along with many books on food and 
wine, reflecting not only the emerging cuisine of 
Southern California but his own dining experiences 
in France. His designs use an innovative blend of 
typography, color, decoration, and illustration (espe¬ 
cially woodcuts). Of the several Southern California 
printers the Clark Library collects, Ward Ritchie’s 
style most strongly evokes the colors and moods of 
the Southwest. 

The press designed books for Merle Armitage, Aldous Huxley, and 
Rockwell Kent. It was responsible for introducing to the public the 
poets William Everson and Alfred Fisher, and it published a number 
of Robinson Jeffers-related items. It also produced catalogues for 
book collector Estelle Doheny and bookseller Alice Millard, and 
miscellaneous publications for the Zamorano Club and the Hunting- 
ton and Clark Libraries. 

A few years ago Ward Ritchie donated his archive to the Clark 
Library, where it is now arranged and preserved in 113 Hollinger 
boxes, not including our nearly complete run of his finished 

Ritchie was instrumental in shaping a unique and exhilarating 
period of Southern California printing. Our opportunities for acqui¬ 
sitions in this field have a poignant limit, for the type of printing we 
are documenting is now almost extinct in Southern California. These 
books were done by letterpress, using metal type which pushes the 
ink into the paper. When photosetting arrived in the fifties, printers 
could do their work with clean hands, without handling wayward 
sticks or slugs of lead. This is not to say that fine work cannot be 
done with computers and offset printing; but the bite of the type, the 
three-dimensionality, “the handmade” feel, will be absent. Patrick 
Reagh of Glendale, who learned his trade at the Plantin Press and 

Apology for Bad Dreams. While serving an 
apprenticeship in France with Francois-Louis Schmied, 
Ritchie printed his first real book, a collection of 
unpublished poetry by Robinson Jeffers. Its limitation to 
30 copies makes it all but unprocurable today. 




19 3 0 


In Memoriam: 

Word Ritchie sold his company 
when he retired in 1972, and in 
1976 it was liquidated. However, 
he kept a hand press and he still 
produced an occasional limited 
printing in the gemlike style of his 
Schmied period until his death 
in January 1996 at age 90. 


MARCH FlfTeeNTH ,g 8 

Gloria Stuart wrote this poem about our a|]«ti 0 „ ’ 
renewal of ^friendship interrupted or half a c 
I printed it for her seventy-fifth birthday, reproducin': 
an early Illustration of her appearance in Chekhov's 
-The Sea qull" in the Carmel I heater of the Qoldcn 
Bough in 1931 -1 l>ad known her then and this a ppC(lr&l 
to be an appropriate memento o| memories past, 

, ,. 4 , S incite Go.,# )■' ')?'■ Tovil F ,prr. BWk& pcaifab.. 

By Qloria Stuart 

Laguna Verde Imprenta: 

1975-1987. An illustrated 
biblio-history of the books 
printed on his celebrated 
Albion handpress he named 
Laguna Verde.Through 
printing this poem by 
Gloria Stuart, a former 
"affectionate" friend, Ritchie 
revitalized his ardor for an 
old flame. Engravings by 
Richard Horton and others. 

was the last fine printer in this area working with the old technology, 
recently moved his equipment to a farm in Sebastopol, near Santa 
Rosa. But he left his archive at the Clark Library, to join those of 
Ward Ritchie and the handful of other printers who contributed to 
Los Angeles’s small Renaissance. 

Arts Library Special Collections 

by Raymond Reece 

Books Collection 

IN ART SPEAK: a guide to contemporary ideas , movements , and 
(New York : Abbeville, 1990), Robert Atkins points out that 
many artists working mainly in other media turn to the book as a form 
suited to expressing ideas too complex for a single painting, photograph, 
or sculpture. Compared to the more precious products of other media, 
artists’ books seem the essence of populism, even if the public-at-large 
does not always recognize them as art. 

The artists’ books which have been produced since the 1960s chal¬ 
lenge our notion of the book in many ways. They are made from an 
infinite variety of materials. They may be in a format that is completely 
foreign. They often don’t have meaningful content. Artists make ample 
use of non-traditional materials such as plastic, pasta, wood, human hair, 
roofing tiles, ad infinitum , to make books. In format, the variety is 
similarly endless: modified books, multiples (hand assembled works 
produced in small numbers), xerographic works, flip books, box books, 
one-of-a-kind items, fine press books, and so on. Some even differ little 
from books published by mainstream publishers. What is important 
about the artists’ book is that the genre allows complete control of every 
aspect of production. The artist can combine text and image as desired, 
or create works which merely suggest the traditional book, or play with 


the form in such a way as to challenge completely the reader’s 
notion of what a book is or should be. This freedom results 
in an amazing array: books that cannot be opened, books 
that seemingly bear no hint of “book” about them, 
books written in fictive languages that no one can 
possibly read, books that can be experienced only 
one time and are then ruined by that use. 

The same can be said of the messages the 
artists are trying to get across to the reader. These 
latter day artists’ books deal with every conceivable subject: no 
topic is too hot to handle. The genre can be summed up as one that 
opens whole avenues of expression and provides endless opportunities to 
challenge the established. 

Some artists still produce beautiful and inexpensive works of art in 
book form. Others have moved in another direction and produce very 
beautiful book works that are beyond the means of even many institu¬ 

Libraries are obvious centers for the collection of books as an art 
medium and the UCLA Arts Library has built an important special 

Der englische Essay, 

Buz Spector; Chicago, 1984. A 
wedge shaped, "modified" book.The 
book is treated as sculptural material and the 
content of the original is not important.The 
unique piece, as opposed to an edition or 
multiples, is process oriented and invites 

Post Cards = Cartes 
Postales, Artists' Book 
Heinecken Collection, 
nontraditional format, 
a box full of 
including some 
that are found 
objects, poses 
the question 
of how they 
got there and 
why. This 

browsing and 

From the Nothing, the abundance, Lori Spencer; l990.This interpretation, in 
form and content of a Maori myth, has a dreamlike, layered quality and 
dark swirling colors.The "text" plays over and within the folds 

Boundless, David Stairs, 1983.What 
makes a book a book? Pages? Binding? 
Subject matter? Boundless has all the 
obvious components 
but is intended 
frustrate the 

It can’t be 
opened so 
we can't see 
the content, 
if there is 

tell the family 
be was my playfriend 
tbougbt i would not cling 
I to him 

/eliminate such rnolbardy 
; worthlessness 
/after starting elementaru 
school 3 

She thought that i would n 
to him for long 

Bobby, Keith Smith, 

1985. Smith's books 
are small, affordable 
editions, with Xerox, 
laser printer, 
accordion bindings 
and are about 
structure as much as 
content. He is an 
openly gay artist. 
Bobby is about his 

collection of artists’ books. In 1985 the Department of Art, Design & Art 
History began to offer courses which focused on the genre, encouraging 
art and design students to explore the making of books. To this end, the 
art and design departments brought in visiting faculty, usually well known 
book art figures such as General Idea (a collaborative of three artists), and 
artists such as Cam Slocum, Buzz Spector, and Simon Toparovsky. 

Beyond providing access to its strong collection, the Arts Library took 
an active part in the book arts program. A series of artists’ book exhibi¬ 
tions, each about 6 weeks long, curated by Assistant Professor Barbara 
Drucker from the art faculty, went on for nearly ten years. 

The library’s core collection dates from 1985 when the library acquired 
2,200 titles from a local collector, Judith Hoffberg. In 1995 another 1,500 
titles were acquired from Ms. Hoffberg. These two major acquisitions 
form the Judith A. Hoffberg Collection of Book Works Sc Artists’ Publi¬ 
cations. The addition to this collection of a significant number of books 
from retired UCLA Professor Robert Heinecken and gifts from many 
individuals have made UCLA’s collection of artists’ books one 
of the largest in the United States. 

Today, the Arts Library collection includes works by well 
known artists as well as those not so well known. A highlight of 
the collection is a copy of George Maciunas’ Fluxus I. Other 
internationally known artists represented in the collection are 
Buzz Spector, Joni Mabe, Cam Slocum, Keith Smith, Robert 
Heinecken, Edward Ruscha, Susan E. King, and Sol LeWitt. 
Scholars and book artists have come to UCLA from all regions 

Book of Hair, 

Joni Mabe, l983.This 
book is literally made 
from hair— hand-made 
paper with hair, bound 
with locks of hair, if you 
open it and touch it you 
will be literally covered in 
hair A mysterious, messy 
little thing in a multiple 
edition of 40. 

he and i found 

on the playground 

away from the children's games 
meet in secret 
,B Placate 
“ mother 
Play in silence 

to long for hi m 
belong to a group 
of childish children 


call them my solo 

My 9 Migraine Cures, 
Ann Kalmbach and 
Tatana Kellner, c 1987. 
A humorous work 
designed with a sense 
of play like a child's 
book. It includes 
movable parts, eyes 
that open and close, 
hands that massage, 
Aspirin to swallow, a 
"Chinese brain beater" 
and other pop-outs. 


of the country to study the Arts Library’s collection. Invariably they 
are thrilled at what they find, and there is so much to find because 
every individual who looks at one of the books has a different 
object in mind. Some read. Some look only at format and 
material. Some come to play. 

collections that are the defining elements of a research library. 

Yet, to date the focus of bibliographic control has been largely 
on commonly held secondary resources. The relative lack of 
bibliographic control over archival collections means that they are largely 
unknown to our users. In addition, the varied and fragile nature of these 
sorts of collections typically require costly and time-consuming library 
staff mediation to physically bring together library users and the materi¬ 
als they seek. 

The computer is enhancing the ability of librarians to achieve and 
maintain bibliographic control for primary resources, and to make them 
maximally accessible. With the ability of librarians to create digital 
representations, or electronic surrogates, the concept of physical access is 
evolving beyond getting a physical item into the hands of a scholar. 

At UCLA, this evolution has brought us to the Digital Library 
Initiative—a project designed to demonstrate the use and implications 
of a digital surrogate. Through application to one discrete archival 
collection, this initiative will test the ability of digital reproduction and 
advanced searching techniques to increase accessibility to archival 

As a demonstration collection, we’ve selected the Estelle Ishigo 
archive— one of a number of collections included in the larger The 
Japanese American Research Project archive. 

Estelle Ishigo was an Oakland born, Los Angeles educated artist. A 
Caucasian, she chose to accompany her Nisei husband, Arthur 
Shegeharu Ishigo, to the Japanese relocation camp at Heart Mountain, 
Wyoming. During her voluntary internment there, she was commis¬ 
sioned by the War Relocation Authority to sketch camp life. Along with 
her pencil sketches, water colors, and oils, the Estelle Ishigo archive 
holds camp records, handwritten letters and postcards, mementos, 
snapshots, leaflets, pamphlets, handicrafts by Japanese evacuees, and 
other materials related to her life at both Heart Mountain and the 
Federal Public Housing Authority resettlement trailer camps in South¬ 
ern California. 

This Archive is ideal for demonstration of digital library principles 
because it’s relatively circumscribed (as compared for instance to the Los 
Angeles Times photo archive), and it contains a multiplicity of media 
formats. Through digitization such collections can be made electroni¬ 
cally available to the scholar, rather than requiring the scholar to travel 
to the collection. 

In a recent article in Rare Books &. Manuscripts Librarianship, David 
Zeidberg, Head of URL/Special Collections at UCLA, asserted that 
virtual libraries may provide another form of secondary access, but will 
not function as a substitute for consulting the original firsthand. ■ 

Fluxus I, George Maciunas, New York, 

1964. Maciunas sent envelopes to a 
variety of artists associated with the 
Fluxus movement—some since have 
become well-known, likeYoko Ono and 
Cristo. His directions were to create 
something and send that something 
back.The book contains the unopened, 
returned envelopes, “bound” with nuts 
and bolts in a wooden box. Attached is 
an accordion pleated booklet of the 
artists names. 

The Collection Development Com¬ 
mittee of the University of California 
concluded its 1992193 annual 
report by asking “whether the virtual 
library of the future can accurately 
be described as a virtue! research 
library." Through the Digital Library 
Initiative, we hope it's a question 
that we can begin to answer. 


are the key concepts that point 
toward the future at the new 
Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld 
Management Library. 

Ensuring that faculty, students, staff and administrators 
could connect to a computer network from anywhere 
within the management complex, including any location 
in the library, was one of the early visions. Recent tech¬ 
nological advances made it possible, and the conver¬ 
gence of the Management Library and the Anderson 
School Computing Services staff made it happen. 

In the early to mid 1980s the automation revolution that swept across 
academic libraries affected the Management Library in significant ways. 

UCLA’s ORION online system replaced the card catalog. CD-ROM 
databases began to appear in the reference area. Direct online connections 
for end users to large business databases, such as Dow Jones and Nexis, were 
established. Journal article databases were site licensed and mounted on the 
University of California’s online Melvyl system. 

As these changes were taking place, the Management Library continued 
to develop its services to the Graduate School of Management, now the John 
E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, or the Anderson School. An 
active user education program using various library-provided databases 
began to augment, and in many cases replace, printed guides to the collec¬ 
tion. Reference service became possible by email. 

Librarians developed subject-focused workshops which tied in with the 
school’s curriculum. For instance, the library consultation program to 
support MBA teams in the field study component of the curriculum was 
launched and continues to this day. In this thesis-equivalent project, a three- 
to-five student field study team serves as a consultant to a host company on a 

By Bob Bellanti and 
Jason Frand 

The Anderson 
Education Complex 
was dedicated on 
June 8, 1995.The 
Rosenfeld Library is 
pictured below at 
its front entrance, 
looking east to 
Bunche Hall from 
the Wells Fargo 



James A. Collins Executive 
Education Center 


Eugene and Maxine 
Rosenfeld Library 

Leon and Toby 
Gold Hall 



real-world company problem. Students integrate and apply their 
knowledge and skills in a professional setting outside the classroom. The 
living case study component of the Executive MBA and Fully-Employed 

MBA programs inaugurated a library 
presentation that focuses on research strategies 
they’ve learned to execute a competitive analysis 
of a particular company and industry selected 
every year for each group. 

One of the most important developments 
during this period of very rapid change was the 
beginning of a collaboration between the Man¬ 
agement Library and Anderson Computing 
Services (ACS). Just as the Management Library 
had undergone significant change during the 
1980s and 1990s, Anderson Computing Services 
also changed dramatically during this time. 

Computing at the Management School began 
in 1957 when IBM built the Western Data 
Processing Center (WDPC) which provided 
computing access not only for UCLA, but also 
for 21 western states and Mexico. Professor Clay 
Sprowls of the business school served as the 

Loan Desk and 
Reference Area 

Clark and B.J. 
Cornell Hall 

Carolbeth and 
Lester B. Korn 

original WDPC director. During the late 1960s the center moved to the 
Math-Sciences building and became the foundation of the Office of 
Academic Computing (OAC) and the computing facility became the 
North Node, providing punched card access to the computational 
services provided. 

In 1980 Jason Frand became the director of the Management School’s 
computing services group. He was responsible for bringing the Manage¬ 
ment School into the interactive time-sharing computing age which 
occurred in 1982 when the School once again obtained its own computer 
with a significant equipment grant from Hewlett Packard of an 
HP300C/44 system. With this computer, online access to databases and 
bibliographical material first became available with SCIMP (Scandina¬ 
vian Index to Management Periodicals). A year later the Management 
School introduced its first microcomputers and set up a lab of HP125 
systems. Over the next dozen years, HP, IBM, and Apple donated over 7 
million dollars in computer equipment, thus enabling the School to 
evolve to the very sophisticated computing environment it enjoys today. 

A hallmark of Computing Services over the past 15 years has been its 
focus on user training and support. Extensive introductory and advanced 
training workshops, directly linked to classroom course assignments, are 
offered throughout the year. Jointly developed library-computing 
workshops have been offered for the past five years. In 1988, all faculty 
and staff began using the homegrown mail system, AGSMail, and it 
quickly became an essential support for communication between faculty, 
students, and staff. In the Fall of 1995 the Anderson Web page was 
introduced (, breaking new ground in 
Web page design for business schools with its focus on people (rather 
than an index of topics) and including a graphic illustrating how the 
Anderson School connects people to the world. The Management 
Library was one of the very first areas within the Anderson School to be 
included in the School’s Web page development. 

W ith the power of computing transforming the Library 
and with Computing Services taking an active role in 
transforming the Management School’s technological 
infrastructure, it is not surprising that these two departments came 
together early. And as the directors of each area began to see their 
futures more and more intertwined, the promise of a new building began 
to shape a collaborative vision of the Management Library and Comput¬ 
ing Services. 

Bob Bellanti, Head of the Management Library, and Jason Frand, 
Director of Computing Services, had their first discussions about this 
future almost ten years ago. So while it may not have been too unusual at 
that time for the Management Library and Computing Services to look 
forward to a shared future, what did turn out to be unusual is that both 
directors were dedicated and determined to form the collaboration 
necessary to realize to their ideas in a concrete manner. 

With the power of 
transforming the 
Library and with 
Computing Services 
transforming the 
infrastructure, it is 
not surprising these 
two departments 
came together early. 

Left to right: Jason Frand, Assistant Dean and 
Director of Computing and Information Services, and 
Bob Bellanti, Head of the Management Library. 

2 7 

The landmark donation of fifteen million dollars by John E. Ander¬ 
son to the Graduate School of Management was a significant turning 
point in the evolution of an integrated information complex for the 
Anderson School. With this donation launching a major building 
campaign, it was clear that the School’s future would be in a totally new 
facility designed to meet management education needs well into the next 
century. Serious decisions about the library and computing services had 
to be made. The subsequent donation to the building project by Eugene 
and Maxine Rosenfeld ensured that the vision of an integrated informa¬ 
tion center could truly become a reality. Bellanti and Frand joined 
together to persuade their respective administrations that their future lay 
in a shared space in the new Rosenfeld Library building. With adminis¬ 
trative support from the University Library and the Anderson School, 
several intense years of working with the architects and others followed. 

To aid in planning for the new facility, Bellanti and Frand relied on 
information gathered from a study to determine information and com¬ 
puting needs of the various constituencies within the School (Informa¬ 
tion Needs Assessment of Faculty, Ph.D., and MBA Students at the 
Anderson Graduate School of Management, 1990). This study was 
supported by the Council on Library Resources and administered by the 
Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Through this 
study they sought to understand faculty needs related to research and 

The glass north wall of the central atrium looks out 
with a view toward the University Elementary School 
and beyond to the hills of Bel Air 


The central design feature is the 
atrium around which seating of 
various types is clustered. From 
there, as is the case for every office 
desktop location and classroom 
seat throughout the complex, 
students and faculty can connect 
to the AndersoNet computer 

teaching, as well as student needs, both at the MBA level and the Ph.D. 
level. The study involved surveys and in-depth interviews with many 
faculty as well as faculty focus groups at which some of the key issues 
were discussed in a more open-ended manner. It also included surveys of 
all MBA and Ph.D. students to determine what kind of information was 
important to them for their course-work and research. Based on this 
study’s findings, Bellanti and Frand developed a plan for the new 
building which incorporated much of what they had learned. Jason 
Frand took on the additional role of planning the complete technological 
infrastructure for the new complex which ensured that their vision for 
the convergence of information and computing would be realized not 
just in the library but throughout the whole School. 

One of the key goals for the new building was to ensure that a user 
could connect to the network from any place within the complex as well 
as from remote sites. The rapid technological advances that had occurred 
in recent years made this kind of connectivity a distinct possibility. 
Another goal was for every student to use a laptop computer throughout 
their educational experience. Thus beginning in 1992 students in the 
Executive MBA and Fully-Employed MBA programs were issued 
laptop computers. Computing and library staff worked with these 
students providing training, support to use electronic communications 
and assisting them in accessing remotely ORION and various MELVYL 


The immediate 
goal is to create a 

integrated facility 
to bring the power 
of computing and 
information to 
education and 

Above: from the reference area, library staff 
provide traditional library services. Below: 
Anderson computing staff configures a 
graduate student's laptop computers so she 
can connect to the AndersoNet. 

databases. Through these experiences it became more and more obvious 
that a vision of an integrated information facility was a realistic goal. 

Although computing and libraries may have a shared future, staff who 
work in these respective areas have very different backgrounds and 
essentially come from different work cultures. To bring the best of both 
cultures to users, Bellanti and Frand recognized the need to engage staff 
in the planning process and provide a way for staff from both depart¬ 
ments to look to a shared future. Thus a number of staff assisted signifi¬ 
cantly in the planning phases for the new facility. At a joint retreat of 
Management Library and Anderson Computing Services staff in June, 
1994, staff had an opportunity to articulate issues of concern and to 
identify common areas that could be worked on over the next few years. 


It was a modest beginning which helped open dialog between people 
who hadn’t necessarily considered their work futures as being intercon 

Instructional initiatives, such as classes 
conducted in the computer labs, are an 
important aspect of the collaboration 
between the Management Library staff and 
Anderson School Computing Services. 

Rosenfeld Library 

<- Microforms Room 
Unbound Periodicals 
-> Computer Labs 
Multimedia Support 
Network Services 
Programming Support 
User Services 



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Working Papers Collection 


A lmost ten years of thinking and planning went into 

creating a new information center for the Anderson School. 
With the Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld Library building 
now completed, the goal is to realize 
a seamless, integrated facility; while 
at the same time bringing the power 
of computing and information to 
bear on management education and 

The Anderson network itself is 
highly sophisticated and is based 
on an ATM (asynchronous trans¬ 
fer mode) “backbone” with 2,467 
Ethernet ports, one to every office 
and desktop location, including 
Library and classroom seats, 
throughout the complex. As part 
of this powerful network, informa¬ 
tion of all kinds will be available 
in electronic format. Library 
databases, including ORION and 

MELVYL, are central to this concept. Soon to be added to the 
AndersoNet in networked versions will be CD-ROM databases that 
have been available in a stand-alone mode in the Library (such as 
D/SEC from Disclosure, Inc.). Plans also include acquiring new 
electronic data sources that have become available in recent years. 

With funding support from the Anderson School, the Library 
plans to make inroads into providing a better array of international 
company data, industry analyst reports, and market research informa¬ 
tion—to name just a few general areas of interest. Most importantly, 
the power of this information will be brought to students and faculty 
wherever they connect to the AndersoNet, thus bringing us closer to 
the goal of creating a virtual Management Library. Further enhanc¬ 
ing achievement of this goal is the laptop initiative which will begin 
in Fall, 1996. At that time all entering MBA students will be required 
to own a laptop computer. They will connect in class to the databases 
and course materials provided by the faculty and participate in a more 
dynamic interactive environment. And because the Library is not 
abandoning its traditional role as a repository of information, staff 
will face ever greater challenges assisting the Anderson community in 
using the wide mix of data available to them—whether it is in print, 
microfilm, or electronic form. ■ 


The Fritz L. Hoflmann 
Collection: Argentine 
History & Literature 

To commemorate the tenth anniversary 
of the death of her husband, Fritz L. 
Hoffmann, Professor Emeritus of 
Latin American History at the Univer¬ 
sity of Colorado, who died on February 
2,1985, Olga M. Hoffmann has 
donated their extensive library of books 
and other materials that focus on the 
history of nineteenth-century Argen¬ 
tina to the UCLA Library. Professor 
Hoffmann’s career of distinguished 
teaching, service, and scholarship on 
Latin America spanned five decades. 
This collection was not the typical 
collection of an academic, but rather 
the life’s work of a serious, and highly 
knowledgeable collector built during 
his travels and numerous long stays in 

Latin America. It contained rare items 
including first editions of Sarmiento 
(Facundo , for example, the greatest 
classic interpretive work ever published 
on Argentina). The more than 3,000 
published volumes included in the gift 
to UCLA are primarily on Argentine 
history and are especially rich in late 
nineteenth and early twentieth-century 
publications relating to the Rosas 
Regime. “The centrality of this figure 
[Rosas] in Argentine historiography 
and political imagery magnifies the 
scholarly utility of the Hoffmann 
collection,” writes Argentine scholar, 
Professor Jose Moya, Assistant Profes¬ 
sor of History at UCLA. “To the liberal 
elites that replaced him after 1852, 

University of California, Los Angeles 


Fritz L. Hoffmann Collection 

A Girt of 

Olga Mingo Hoffmann 


Rosas became the “Tyrant,” “the 
Caligula of the River Plate,” the 
embodiment of the “barbarous” country 
they wished to “civilize” along Western 
European lines. To the nationalist 
ideologues who came to prominence 
after the 1920s, Rosas became a nativist 
hero, “a man of the people,” a defender 
of the country’s sovereignty and dignity 
in the face of European—and later 
North American—cultural and 
economic imperialism. The Hoffmann 
collection, therefore, contains essential 
material to study not only the Rosas 
period and 19th-century Argentina, but 
also the evolution of 20th-century 
ideologies and political discourse. 

But this is much more than a 
specialized Rosas collection. Other 
concentrations include the Colonial 
and Independence periods, Argentine 
literature, and pictorial materials. A 
Pratt & Cochrane photograph album 
of the late 19th-century, for example, 
illuminates demographic and social 
realities and trends in Belle Epoch 
Buenos Aires: the replacement of the 
traditional Mulatto washerwomen in 
the river bank by European immigrant 
women and the organization and 
contents of a street food market (both 
seen at right). Also represented are 
images of transportation, fashion and 
social class, and many other aspects of 
the social ecology of the city. 

The library also includes smaller 
concentrations of Argentine legal 
history; works by and about leading 
figures such as Urquiza, Rivadavia, 
Alberdi, Sarmiento, Mitre, including 
the twenty-eight volumes of the 
Archivo del General Mitre', and 
Avellaneda, including the volumes of 
Escritosy Discursos, 12 volumes, 1910; 
and 19th-century travelers’ accounts of 
the southern cone. Among the items on 
twentieth-century Argentina is the 
Comision Nacional de Investigaciones 
Documentacion, Autores y Complices de 
las Irregularidades Cometidas durante las 
Segunda Tirama , 5 vols., 1958. 

In addition to the books, the 
collection includes microfilms, clip¬ 
pings, and handwritten and typed 
notes. According to Professor 
Hoffmann’s notes, the microfilms 
contain over 24,200 frames of docu- 





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We have over 5,000 
volumes in the 
section on Argentine 
history alone. 

Approximately 50- 
percent of the 
collection is non¬ 
duplicate, and 
contributes many 
older and rarer items. In this regard, 
Mrs. Hoffmann has expressed her hope 
that, by adding to one of the major 
Latin American library collections in 
the world, the Fritz L. Hoffmann 
collection will be well used by both 
scholars and students alike. ■ 

Jimmy Van Heusen 
Papers Acquired by 
the Music Library 

Jimmy Van Heusen wrote the music for 
hundreds of songs, including Love and 
Marriage, Swinging On a Star, High 
Hopes, Call Me Irresponsible, The Second 
Time Around, and Imagination. He was 
beyond a doubt one of 
America’s premier and 
most prolific compos¬ 
ers, particularly of 
songs for Hollywood 
films. Josephine Van 
Heusen, the 
composer’s widow, has 
made a gift of the 
papers of her late 
husband to the UCLA 
Music Library. It is a 
significant gift for 
faculty members, 
students, performers, 
and other researchers 
who will have the 
chance to study primary sources 
documenting his tremendous contribu¬ 
tion to American popular song. 

The Jimmy Van Heusen papers 
include much published and manu¬ 
script music and lyrics for over 700 
songs (anthologies, individual sheets, 
performance copies, conductor’s scores, 
parts, etc.). The records of Van 
Heusen’s music publishing companies 
(contracts, copyright statements, 
correspondence, check books, royalty 
statements, etc.), business and personal 
correspondence, photographs, scrap¬ 
books, appointment books, private and 
commercial sound recordings (78s, 45s, 
LPs, cassettes, and open reel tapes). In 
addition there are a few private and 
commercial films, such as the television 
program Our Town, presented on 
Producer’s Showcase in 1955 with Frank 
Sinatra, Eva Marie Saint, and Paul 

Irving Berlin, Bing Crosby — his 
neighbor for many years — and Frank 
Sinatra were all close friends and his 
papers include a fine collection of 
memorabilia with photos of these and 
other important musicians. 

ments concerning the goverment of 
Juan Manuel de Rosas. Most of these 
documents were located by Professor 
Hoffmann in the Archivo General de la 
Nacion and the Biblioteca Nacional in 
Buenos Aires. 

The clippings, measuring several 
linear feet, are from Argentine and 
Spanish newspapers published since the 
early 1940s. They are written mainly by 
distinguished historians, and are 
arranged in folders by the author’s last 
name. According to Professor 
Hoffmann, many of these writings were 
not published elsewhere. 

The collection builds nicely to the 
existing strengths of UCLA’s Latin 
American collections, as Argentina 
ranks behind only Mexico and Brazil in 
terms of our collection concentration. 






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Mrs. Van Heusen was a performer 
herself — Josephine Brock of the Brox 
sisters, who performed in some of 
Irving Berlin’s Ziegfeld Follies in the 
mid-i930S. Upon making this gift she 
emphasized that her husband would 
have been very enthusiastic about 
providing students with the opportu¬ 
nity to study this music. She has also 
contributed generously toward the cost 
of processing the collection. She was 
prompted to make the donation to 
UCLA by Henry Mancini, whose 
collection of papers and manuscripts 
also resides in the Music Library 
Special Collections. ■ 




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The Senior Class Gift: An Old 
Tradition Provides New Technology 

The Senior Class gift is a longtime 
tradition for graduating Bruins that is 
intended to benefit the general student 
body, meet a campus need, and inspire 
graduates to contribute. The oldest 
visible senior gift on campus is a bench 
on the east side of Royce Hall from the 
class of 1932. 

As a parting tribute to their alma 
mater, members of the UCLA class of 
1995 chose to provide state-of-the-art 
technological research resources which 
will be installed in the newly renovated 
Powell Library. Their gift will support 
CD-ROM subscriptions and equip¬ 
ment that will complement existing 
facilities; it will also establish an 
endowment for the ongoing future 
funding of these resources for future 
generations of UCLA students. This 
senior class gift is a “first” for the 

The Powell Library gift 
was chosen as one that 
would benefit both 
present and future 
students, by keeping 
UCLA on the 
cutting edge of 

technology. It seemed an appropriate 
gift in the name of the class of 1995 
because it adhered to UCLA’s 75th 
anniversary theme of “Challenging the 

The Class of’95 has set a goal of 
raising $100,000 from the approxi¬ 
mately 5,000 graduating seniors. The 
fund-raising effort which began in 
May, ’95 has resulted so far in over 
$90,000 in gift pledges. 

Among the most popular formats in 
the current revolution in electronic 
resources is the CD-ROM (compact 
disk-read only memory). In recent 
years CD-ROMs have been added to 
the collections in most of UCLA’s 
libraries. Typically they provide 
bibliographic access to citations, book 
abstracts, and journal articles. 

Over the next few years income 
from the endowment will be used to 
continue to build the CD-ROM 
collection and subscriptions 
at Powell Library, particu¬ 
larly with undergradu¬ 
ate needs in mind. 
Many CD-ROM 
titles to which UCLA 

Many of Jimmy 
Van Heusen’s 
musical efforts were 
collaborations with 
the lyrics of the 
legendary Sammy 
Cahn and those of 

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The 1995 Senior Class Gift Selection Committee took a preview tour 
of the new Powell Library and while there saw a demonstration of the 
kind of CD-ROM resources that the gift will provide. 

currently subscribes will be licensed for 
online networking via the University of 
California’s MELVYL system. As 
this occurs, the 1995 Class Gift 
endowment can be used to 
subscribe to other electronic 
resources. And, as newer, 
more appropriate and 
effective advances in 
information technology 
reach the market, the 
1995 Class Gift will be 
directed toward the 
financial support neces¬ 
sary to make them 
available for future 
generations of UCLA 

The senior gift selection 
committee was made up of students from 
such diverse groups as MEChA 
(Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana y 
Chicano de Aztlan), Samahang Filipino, 
Mortar Board, the Transfer Students 
Association, and the Undergraduate 
Students Association Council. I 




Facts On File* 


Events £s? 

The 48th Annual Robert B. & Blanche Campbell 
Student Book Collection Competition 

The final judging and presentations of awards for this annual 
opportunity for UCLA students to display their aptitude in 
assembling and organizing book collections will be at: 

3 pm, Wednesday, April 26 , 1996 , URL Special Collections 

Previous award winners have reflected such diverse interests as the 
Culture of Wine, Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, Food as 
a Social Indicator, Anglo and Afro-American Fiddling, Robots in 
Science Fiction and the Letters and Lives of Oscar Wilde. 

Why are these people smiling? 

Because they won, or chose the winners of, 
a past years competition. 


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French Studies at UCLA 
URL Lobby 
April 1996 

Books by UCLA faculty on French 
language and literature, history, art history, 
sociology, architecture, as well as periodicals 
and electronic publications from UCLA. 

Campbell Student Book 
Collection Competition 

URL Lobby 
May 1996 

The award winning collections from the 
April 26 th judging in the graduate, 
undergraduate and childrens’ book 
collection categories will be on display. 

Si Se Puede: Cesar Chavez 
and His Legacy 
URL Lobby and 
Biomedical Library 

April-June 1996 

A mixed media exhibit to commemorate 
Chavez’s contribution to the California 
labor movement, his dedication to the use 
of nonviolence in social justice, his 
influence on health care for migrant 
workers, and as an inspirational role model 
for most Latinos, especially Chicanos. 

In Black & White: Frans Masereel 
( 1889 - 1972 ) The Artist &His Books 

URL, Department of Special 

April—June 1996 

An exhibit of woodcut book illustrations by 
Belgian artist, Frans Masereel. An early 
creator of “novels in woodcuts”, his stories 
progress, without text, through a series of 
images. The material on display is from the 
bequest of Walter Otto Schneider. 

The Evolution of Woody 

URL, 2 nd Floor 

Drawings and sketches of the Lantz Studio 
illustrate the development of the design of 
Woody over the course of 35 years. 

UCLA Jibmrian 

11334 University Research Library 
University of California, Los Angeles 
Box 951575 

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575 

Nonprofit Organization 
U.S. Postage 





Strategies for the evolving 
information environment 


Innovations that shape the 
academic experience 



Volume 48, Number 2, Summer/Fall 1996 

5 1995 Donor Honor Roll 

These gifts and grants represent the vital commitment of individuals, 
foundations, and corporations to the UCLA Library. 

12 It Was Thrilling to See the Memories of Our Struggle 

I Si Se Puede! Cesar E. Chavez and His Legacy, a mixed-media exhibit, 
documents and commemorates the life of Chavez, his contribution to the 
California labor movement, and his dedication to the use of nonviolence in 
social justice cases. 

15 Every Day in the Life at the Library 

Today library instruction must go far beyond simply pointing to where the 
information resides in order to support research, curricula, and writing. It 
must teach users the tools and techniques to access, retrieve, evaluate and 
organize, to prepare them for a life of continuous learning. 

24 OID: Innovations That Shape the Academic Experience 

Supporting, at times coordinating, and collaborating with faculty, OID helps 
initiate innovative solutions for scholarly enterprises. The Office of Instruc¬ 
tional Development has assisted with diverse instructional projects such as 
Virtual Office Hours, Multimedia Enhanced Physics Instruction, the Field 
Study Development Program, and Evaluation of Instruction Programs. 

35 SRLF Phase 2 : An Environment Built for Preservation 

The new hi-tech storage facility does double duty by storing materials 
requiring special environmental protection and helping free up stack space 
for crowded collections in the five southern UC campuses. 


Campbell Book Collecting Competition Finalists • The 
Biomedical Library Contracts as Pacific Southwest 
Regional Medical Library for Five More Years • 1995 Donor 
Honor Roll • Friends of the UCLA Library: History of 
Color Film Preservation and Other Programs, Support for 
Significant Acquisitions • New Associate Director of 

National Center for Science Information Systems 






Academic Society 

The East Asian Library is planning courses 
about Web sites in East Asian countries 
written in the vernacular languages—page 15. 

The staff at the Faculty New Media Center 
supports faculty’s creative efforts to enhance 
teaching—page 24. 

SRLF Phase 2 will be housing the non¬ 
nitrate films of the UCLA Film 8c 
Television Archive—page 35. 

Editor, Arthur Ginsberg; University Librarian, Gloria Werner; Director of Development, Sarah Lesser; Assistant 
Production Editor, Jina Jamison; Photography, Mary Ann Steuhrmann; Design Consultation, Bill Wolfe, UCLA Office 
of Instructional Development. 

The UCLA Librarian circulates to the Friends of the UCLA Library, UCLA faculty, and other libraries. Please direct 
all comments and inquiries to the UCLA Librarian, Library Administrative Office, 11334 University Research Library, 
University of California, Box 951575, Los Angeles, California, 90095-1575. 

Campbell Contest Finalists: Transforming 
Passions into Book Collecting and Living 

The 48th Robert B. & Blanche 
Campbell Student Book Collection 
Competition took place on April 24, 
1996, in the University Research 
Library’s Department of Special 

This annual 
event was 
initiated by the 
Campbells, the 
booksellers to 
the UCLA 
community and 
supporters of 
the Library, in 

order to stimulate student interest in 
book collecting and reading. 

At the awards presentation Univer¬ 
sity Librarian Gloria Werner intro¬ 
duced guest judge and speaker, novelist 

Faye Kellerman, 
who holds a 
degree and DDS 
from UCLA, as a 
mystery writer of 
“exciting police 
and murder plots 
that take place in 
the Los Angeles 
area and offer a 
window into the 

Judge Andy Stancliffe acknowledging 
finalist Eunjung Sally Lee. Faye Kellerman 
inspects a collection. 

milieu of Orthodox Jewry.” Kellerman’s 
work includes the popular Peter 
Decker/Rina Lazarus mysteries, Day of 
Atonement , False Prophet, Sanctuary , and 
her current W. Morrow title, Justice. 

In remarks (excerpted below) 
Kellerman drew on her own personal 
experience to explore the role of passion 
in book collecting, in writing, and in 

“What I found so interesting 
reading about and judging these 
collections is that some of them just 
happened. The collectors didn’t set out 
to start a collection; they didn’t set out 
to amass a tremendous number of 
books. Rather the love of collecting was 
the primary reason and the collecting of 

Biomedical Library Contracts to Serve as Pacific Southwest 
Regional Medical Library for Five More Years 

The National Library of Medicine 
(NLM) has awarded the Louise M. 
Darling Biomedical Library a new five 
year contract (1996-2001) to continue 
serving as the Pacific Southwest 
Regional Medical Library (PSRML) of 
the National Network of Libraries of 
Medicine. The Pacific Southwest region 
includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, 
Nevada, and the U.S. territories in the 
Pacific Basin. The mission and goals of 
this contract are to promote awareness 
of and access to biomedical information 

to health professionals; develop and 
improve biomedical information 
resources in Region 7 and support 
resource sharing; and to 
encourage, develop, and 
support Internet and 
National Information 
Infrastructure connec¬ 

The contract will 
include several new 
initiatives which 
emphasize connectivity 

to NLM’s electronic information 
sources, such as MEDLINE, and 
World Wide Web resources. Partner¬ 
ships with inner city 
institutions and small 
rural hospitals and 
clinics will improve 
their access to infor¬ 
mation through 
training, equipment 
loans, and document 
delivery. U 


National Network of 
Libraries of Medicine 

Pacific Southwest Region 


The judges confront the difficulty of selecting the award winners. Brian Schottlaender presents the Graduate First Prize to Mara Grossman. 

the books was an extension of the love 
of what they were learning. When I 
looked particularly at undergraduate 
collections I was amazed how people so 
busily involved in academics could take 
time out to acquire books with meaning 
and focus to build a collection. 

“Book collecting was something I 
thought I could never do in college. But 
then thinking back I remember in high 
school that one of my particular 
hobbies was the very old comedies of 
Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and the 
Marx Brothers, and a little later on 
Laurel and Hardy - the old silents and 
the beginning of talking comedies and 
film. Watching them became an 
obsession with me for a couple of years 
because during teenage years any sort of 
passion and hobby takes you away from 
the loneliness I suppose. Then I started 
collecting books about them, and 
somewhere deep in my library I’m sure 
I have my old collection of all those 
silent comedy books. Later on I 
developed an interest in detective 
fiction and so naturally started collect¬ 
ing it as well. 

“I never practiced dentistry because 
children interfered, which is sort of a 
cop-out because children interfere 
when you want them to interfere. 
Somewhere along the line of having 
children for 17 years, if I truly did have 
the passion for dentistry I’m sure I 
would have practiced. Instead what I 

had was a passion for writing, not to be 
a writer but for writing, for making up 
stories and putting them down on 
paper, never ever dreaming they were 
worthy of being published, never ever 
dreaming I would get published. But 
my writing went from a passion to 
compulsion just as I think a lot of 
collecting does when there’s that book 
that you have to have, thinking just one 
more thing will complete the collection. 
Of course there’s never just one more 
thing because collections and passions 
are never completed. 

“When I began writing it was a 
passion, then an obsession. The trick 
was to turn it into something workable 
and disciplined that would work for 
me. I believe if you make your work 
what you love to do, inevitably it will 
turn out to be the most satisfying, and 
consequently successful, thing you can 
do in life.” 

In closing, Faye Kellerman con¬ 
curred with the two other competition 
judges, Associate University Librarian 
Brian Schottlaender and Andy 
Stancliffe, Head of Acquisitions at the 
University Research Library, in citing 
the difficulty of judging the extremely 
diverse and thoughtful collections 
against each other. Despite their 
admiration for all the finalists’ efforts, 
they completed their task and made the 
following awards. 

Graduate First Prize 

Mara Grossman, Psychology, Magical 
Worlds and Journeys 

Graduate Second Prize 

Antone Minard, Folklore and Mythol¬ 
ogy, Breton Language and Folklore 

Undergraduate First Prize (tied) 
Matthew Chin, Senior, Biology, 
Japanese Anime and Manga 
Erica Hall, Senior, Art History, Vampire 
Circus: Dracula and His Kin 

Library Staff Association Prize 

Amy Goldenberg, Library & Informa¬ 
tion Science, Papercutting and Cut- 
Paper Collage: In History, Instruction, 
and as Illustration 

This year’s other contest finalists were: 
Gregory M. Beyrer, History, Triumph and 
Despair: The African American Experience 
After the Civil War, Debbie R. 

Henderson, Library and Information 
Science, What's Cooking:A Culinary 
Collection, Annalissa Arangcon Herbert, 
Asian American Studies, Filipinas at 
Home and in the Diaspora, Amanda 
Daniels, English/Spanish, Outstanding, 
Nostalgic Childrens Book Collection, 
Eunjung Sally Lee, Biology, Vampire 
Collection: Into the Dark World, Jennifer K. 
Morita, Asian American Studies, Asian 
American Writers, Jannie Ngo, Art 
History, A Love of Art Books. ■ 


Library system 
ranks consistently 
among the top 
academic research 
libraries in North 
America and 
continues to draw 
attention for its 
collections and 
innovative use of 
technology. To 
assure our 
continued support 
for excellence in 
academic and 

programs, private 
contributions are 
more important 
than ever. We wish 
to thank 
foundations, and 
corporations for 
the gifts and 
grants listed on 
these pages that 
represent their 
vital commitment 
to the UCLA 

Ahmanson Foundation 

$500,000 for the Ahmanson- 
Murphy Aldine Press Collection 
and the First Century of Italian 
Printing Collection. 

Lawrence Clark Powell 

$52,500 for financial support to 
student employees in the 
University Research Library 
Department of Special 

Johanna Eleonore 
Tall man Trust 

$20,000 to enhance the 
engineering and mathematical 
sciences collections in the 
Science 8c Engineering Library. 

Elaine K. Sewell Jones 

$15,000 for continued processing 
of the A. Quincy Jones 
Architectural Archive in the 
University Research Library 
Department of Special 

Barbara and Leon 

$25,000 for the Barbara and 
Leon Rootenberg Fund in 
support of the History and 
Special Collections Division in 
the Louise Darling Biomedical 

Edna and Yu-Shan Han 
Charitable Foundation 

$12,000 for the Richard C. 
Rudolph East Asian Library to 
support student employees. 

Jean M. Moore 

$10,000 to augment the Everett 
and Jean Moore Endowment for 
reference collections. 

Josephine Van Heusen 
Inter-Vivos Revocable Trust 

$10,000 for the continued 
processing of the Jimmy Van 
Heusen Papers in the Music 

Members of the Class 
of 1995 

$40,000 from the 1995 Senior 
Class in support of technological 
and academic resources in the 
newly renovated and restored 
Powell Library, for the benefit of 
all students when the Library 
opens in September 1996. 


1995 Donor Honor Roll 

1995 Donor Honor Roll 


Ackerman, Page 
Adelson, Marvin 
Ahmanson Foundation 
American Cyanamid Company 
Anderson, John E. 

Arora, Harbans 
Asher, Thomas M. 

Baer, Clarence L. 

Bankamerica Foundation 
Bartman, Mrs. Fred 
Barton, Daniel F. 

Bastien, William A. 

Beers, David A. 

Beim, Sanford M. 

Bender, Peter M. 

Leonard Bernstein Estate 
Bernstein, Fredrika and Irving 
Bidwell, John 
Bing, Peter S. 

Bodek, Gordon S. 

Bonpane, Blase 
Booth, Barbara A. 

Bowman, Ben C. 

Bramlett, Kenneth W. 

Brandon, William 
Brown, Stuart E. 

Bunche, Joan H. 

Bunting, Wade A. 

Calhoun, Daima A. 

California Community 
WJ Barlow Fund 
Celce-Murcia, Daniel 
Chan, Stanley G. 

Chapline, Claudia 
Cheng, Paul G. 

Cheung, Kwok Y. 

Clark, Frederick A. 

Clark, Margaret P. 

Coca-Cola Company 
Communications Satellite 
Croll, Alan D. 

Crouch, Winston W. 

Darling, Louise M. 
Dorfman, Steven D. 
Doumani, Roy 

Eckert, Robert L. 

Eisenbach, Elizabeth R. 

Ela, Stephen W. 

Elliott, Timothy E. 

Ellis, John G. 

Ellithorpe, Marian 
Emerson, Gladys C. 

Ernst and Young Foundation 
Espey, John J. 

Espinosa, Leila G. 

Eto, Joseph 
Ex Libris Medicis 

Fagan, Elizabeth 
Familian, Shirley B. 
Fieldstead and Company 
Fogelman, Alan M. 

Folz, John C. 

Ford Motor Company Fund 
Francis, Gregory 
Franzblau, Michael 
Freehling, Leonore W. 
Freilich, Marvin 
Fried, Robert 
Frierman,Jay D. 

Frost, Camilla C. 

Frost, Helena C. 

Frye, Clayton W. 

Fulton, Mary A. 

Gatell, Frank O. 

George, Sharon P. 

J. Paul Getty Trust 
Glinka, John L. 

Goebel, Thomas P. 

Gold Shield Alumnae of 

Gordon, Mark J. 

Gorton, Thomas 
Graham, Lanier 
Green, Jason L. 

Greenberger, Martin 
Greenfield, Moses A. 

Guzy, Peter M. 

Hagedorn, Donald W. 

Edna and Yu-Shan Han 
Charitable Foundation 
Harker, Mary E. 

Hartman, Susanna H. 
Hasegawa, Yoshimi 
Hassen, Zaiboon N. 

James H. Helms Estate 
Helou, Rene 
Hemseri-Sabala, Amy E. 
Hess, Nancy D. 

The William and Flora 
Hewlett Foundation 
Heymann, Margaret J. 
Hinckley, Ann T. 

Hinman, Derrick A. 
Hirsch, Werner Z. 
Hirschleifer, Jack 
Hoffman, Jason A. 
Hoffman, Olga 
Lucille W. Holling Estate 
Hollinger, Adam M. 
Hollywood Park Casino 
Holton, E. Cyril 
Honda, Henry M. 
Hortinela, Traci A. 

Houle, George J. 

Howey, Marion L. 

Hurley, Adrienne 
Huston, K. Garth 

Jewish Communal Fund 
Jones, Elaine IC 
Jones, Michael O. 
Jones-Kanaar, Margaret H. 

Kazmirski, Robert W. 
Keeley, Steve 
Kellogg’s Corporation 
Citizenship Fund 
Klcerup, Eric C. 

Klawiter, Katherine 
Korbonski, Andrezj 
Korduner, Debra L. 

Ku, Esther Y. 

Leo and Hilda Kuper Inter 
Vivos Trust 

Walter Lantz Foundation 
Larkin, Frances D. 

Richard and Ruth Lavine 
Family Foundation 
Lee, R. Marilyn 
Lesher, Carmenza 
Libby, Bessye 
Libraries Unlimited Inc. 
Liebeskind, John C. 

Lois, Rodrigo I. 

Lorand, John P. 

Loring, Murrel M. 

Willard L. Marmelzat 
McCloskey, Alice E. 

McKellar, Susan 
Meagher, Robert W. 
McWilliams, Iris 
Medberry, ChaunceyJ. 
Mellinkoff, David 
Mesrobian Alumni Association 
Meyerhoff, Erich 
Meyers, Francis A. 

Miller, Fred 
Miller, Helen 
Miller, Mitchell S. 

Miner, Earl 
Mink, James V. 

Moffatt, Constance J. 

Mood, George M. 

Moon, Linda S. 

Moore, Jean M. 

Moore, Tom 
Morrison, Jack S. 

Moran, John L. 

David Murdock Foundation 
Myers, Margaret E. 

Nagin, Jeffrey L. 

Nakagawa, Mark M. 

Nash, Gary B. 

Neutra, Dion 
Neutra, Raymond 
Neutrogena Corporation 
Blake R. Nevius Estate 
New Yorker 

New York Stock Exchange 
Nixon, Roberta 

Olcott, Clarice C. 

Ostrov, Dini 

Packard, David 
Packness, Kikulo M. 

Pagen, Barbara P. 

Park, Arthur L. 

Pearl, Judea 
Pearlman, Stephen 
Perloff, Joseph K. 

Perren, Alisa H. 

Peterkin, Don 

Walter K. Peterry Incorporated 
Phelan, John R. 

Philips, Sam A. 

Pierce, Clarence C. 

Pitt, Leonard M. 

Popjak, George J. 

Powell, Lawrence Clark 

Rahardjo, Shirley 
Ramell, Gunilla C. 

Redmond, Charles R. 

Reher, Vincent 
Renaissance World 
Richardson, John V. 

Ridley, Florence H. 

Rieke, Garl K. 

Rivas, Kathryn L. 

Robinson, David A. 

Rock, Lucille 

Rootenberg, Barbara and Leon 
Ross, Jamie L. 

Rothman, Jack 
Rudolph, Richard C. 

Sanjian, Avedis K. 

Scalberg, Ernest J. 

Schab, Frederick G. 

Scherrei, Rita A. 

Schneiderman, Leonard 
Schwartz, Hal 
Schuster, Stephan D. 

Scott, Robert L. 

Scott, William J. 

Signorelli, Paul J. 

Silvernail, Barbara A. 
Silverstein, Stuart Y. 

Simien, Darrell C. 

Singer, Phillip B. 

Smith, George A. 

Smith, Ninon 
Snow, Wiliam A. 
Sonnenschein, Ralph R. 
Southern California Gas 

Spence, Charlotte E. 

Spence, Kristina E. 

Steinberg, Sylvia K. 

Straatsma, Bradley R. 

Symcox, Geoffrey W. 

Johanna Eleonore Tallman 

Tamoush, Victoria L. 

Tanaka, Catherine N. 

Tangri, Sandra 
Tenneco Inc. 

Theatre West 
Thomas, Robert J. 

Thompson, Alberta H. 

Times Mirror Cable Television 
Times Mirror Company 
Torres, A 1 

UCLA Library Staff Associa¬ 

UCLA Medical Center 

Urquhart, Brian E. 

Van Amersfoort, Jan 
Van Heusen Revocable Trust 
Vedder, Betty 
Ver Steeg, Donna F. 

Verity, David S. 

Vosper, Loraine 

Walcott, Leonard E. 

Wargo, Trinette L. 

Waters, Marie and 
Raymond L. 

Weber, Eugen 
Weber, Robert J. 

Weiner, Herbert M. 

Marcia Weisman Foundation 
Weisman Foundation 
Welsh, Julie A. 

Werner, Newton D. and Gloria 

Weschler, Lawrence 
Whaley, J. Patrick 
Wharton, Clifton R. 
Whiting, F. Brooke 
Wilkie, James W. 

Willis, Elaine 
Wilson, Dennis D. 
Winstein, Sylvia V. 
Wittenborg, Karin 
Wolf, Anne 

Woods-Marsden, James 
World Monuments Fund 
Wrenden, William P. 
Wrigley, Maria H. 

Yi, Tae W. 

Yuke, Carol A. 

Zabala, Cecilo 
Zapanta, Edward 
Zeidberg, David S. 
Zeitlin, Joel L. 

Zeitlin, Maurice 


In memory of Bradford A. Booth 
Barbara A. Booth 
In memory of Gladwin A. and 
Elista Hill 

Daniel and Sandra Barton 
In memory of Johnny Jackson 
Gretchen L. Albrecht 
Mrs. Frank S. Balthis 
Anne S. Berkovitz 
Marguerite L. Bodger 
Ethel Bruce 
Janet Bruce 

William and Ellen Burns 
Howard and Alta Carpenter 
Karen N. China 
Ethel Irish Coplen 
Virginia L. Cornwell 
Anna L. Delfs 
William S. Gordon 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. 

Douglas and Karen Hecox 
Elizabeth A. Johnson 
Barbara Kahn 
Charles M. and M. J. Pat 

Constance Knight 
Albert and Josephine 
Gwen W. Leyhe 
Nadine H. McCowan 
Cherie and Daniel 
Jim McKellar 
Muriel McKellar 
Susan McKellar 
Mr. and Mrs. John V. Morley 
Cyrill C. Nigg 
Dorothy M. Peel 
John A. Postley 
Mrs. Scott E. Russel 
Trudy and Emil Sandmeir 
Helen A. Sinsabaugh 
Ann Sumner 
Dale E. Treleven 
Stanley M. and Patt L. 

Dorothy and John Vaughn 
Mrs. Alan Voorhees 
Kenneth and Mildred Weiser 
Wells K. Wohlwend 
David W. Yule 
In memory of Carroll S. 
Stephan W. Ela 
In memory of Franklin D. 

Fieldstead and Company 
hi memory of Blake Nevius 
Page Ackerman 
M. A. Greenfield 
Mr. and Mrs. Judd D. Hubert 
Joseph K. Perloff 
Dr. Florence H. Ridley 
Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Scott 
Carolyn See 
Loraine Vosper 
Gloria and Newton Werner 
In memory of Betty Rosenberg 
Libraries Unlimited Incorpo¬ 

In memory of Wilbur J. Smith 
Ninon Smith 
In memory of Robert Vosper 
Page Ackerman 
Roberta Nixon 

1995 Donor Honor Roll 

1995 Donor Honor Roll 

Friends of the 
UCLA Library 

Phyllis & David Bernard 


Stanley H. and Ronda E. 

Patrick Braden 
Boris and Rebecca Catz 
Lloyd E. Cotsen 
Nicola Curry 
John W. Dean 
Fred H. Deindoerfer 
Elizabeth R. Eisenbach 
Robert F. and Lois Erburu 
Randy Feldman 
Margaret Lillian Ferguson 
Grace Friedman 
Jonathan Friedman 
Peter Gallay 

Thomas P. and Helen Goebel 
Orville J. Golub 
Mary E. Greco 
Margaret J. Heymann 
Stephanie Opid Holton 
Wendell and Bernice Jeffrey 
Eric and Edith Juline 
Elaine K. Sewell Jones 
Samuel and Gerta Katz 
Perry F. Lafferty 
Richard Lavine 
David H. Lee 
Sandra Milken 
Christopher T. Mills 
George and Virginia Newhart 
Robert and Elizabeth Scott 
Russell Shank 
Robert and Patsy Sung 
Erwin Tomash 
Lillian Weiner 
Dorothy V. Wells 
Newton and Gloria Werner 
F. Brooke Whiting II 

Selected Gift 

Joan H. Bunche 
Personal papers of Ralph J. 

Kwok Y. Cheung 

Various periodicals and 
monographs on design and 

Olga Hoffman 

The Argentine Collection. 

Katherine Klawiter 

Books dealing primarily with 
the general humanities. 

Tom Moore 

Television scripts for use by the 
UCLA Arts Library. 

Dion Neutra 

Original Richard Neutra 

David Robinson 

Books primarily on Peru. 

Lucille Rock 

Papers of Harry Tobias, 
including manuscript lyrics 
and music. 

Hal Schwartz 

Books and periodicals 
primarily in the general 
humanities, with emphasis on 
Yiddish literature. 

Victoria Tamoush 

Archives relating to Arab- 
Americans andArab- 
American organizations. 

Sandra Tangri 

Books andperodicals 
primarily in the general 
humanities, with emphasis on 
Yiddish literature. 

Robert J. Thomas 

Production kits, studio product 
previews, and videocassettes 
for the Bob Thomas Collec¬ 

Alberta H. Thompson 
Literary works of Jim 

Brian Urquhart 

Papers of about, and collected 
by Ralph J. Bunche. 

Josephine Van Heusen 

Papers of Jimmy Van Heusen. 

Corporate and 



Ahmanson Foundation 
American Cyanamid Company 
Bankamerica Foundation 
California Community 
W. J. Barlow Fund 
Coca-Cola Company 
Communications Satellite 

Michael D. Dingman Founda¬ 

Ernst and Young Foundation 
Ex Libris Medicis 
Fieldstead and Company 
Ford Motor Company Fund 
J. Paul Getty Trust 
Gold Shield Alumnae of 

The William and Flora 
Hewlett Foundation 
Hollywood Park Casino 
Jewish Communal Fund 
Kellogg’s Corporation 
Citizenship Fund 
Walter Lantz Foundation 
Richard and Ruth Lavine 
Family Foundation 
Libraries Unlimited Incorpo¬ 

Willard L.Marmelzat Founda¬ 

Mesrobian Alumni Association 
David Murdock Foundation 
Neutrogena Corporation 
New Yorker 

New York Stock Exchange 

Walter K. Peterry Incorporated 
Renaissance World 
Southern California Gas 

Tenneco Incorporated 
Theatre West 

Times Mirror Cable Television 
Times Mirror Company 
Van Heusen Revocable Trust 
Marcia Weisman Foundation 
Weisman Foundation 
World Monuments Fund 

Donors acknowledged above are 
those who made contributions 
between July 1, 1994 and June 30, 

1995. We have made every effort 
to be thorough and to represent 
our friends’ names accurately. We 
apologize sincerely for any errors 
or omissions and will appreciate 
having them called to our 
attention. Please contact the 
UCLA Library Development 
Office at (310) 206-8526. 

Friends of the Library 

Support Significant 

The Friends of the UCLA Library is a 

nonprofit educational organization devoted to 
enriching the UCLA Library’s collections, and 

The distinguished status of UCLA’s research collection is 
enhanced by the continued support of the Friends of the 
UCLA Library. Membership dues enable the purchase of 
books, reference works, manuscripts, archives, special equip¬ 
ment, and materials in electronic formats that are beyond 
the means of the Library's state-funded budget. In the past 
year, funds contributed by the Friends totaled $54,088 
toward acquisitions: 

extending the Library's cultural and intellectual 
resources to the greater Los Angeles community. 
Joining the Friends is an opportunity to join others 
committed to the enthusiastic development of a 

For the Arts Library 

Index of Christian Art. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton Univer¬ 
sity, Department of Art and Archaeology, 1917-1995. Install¬ 
ment. The UCLA copy of the Index of Christian Art is one of 
four copies outside of Princeton University, and the only one 
west of the Atlantic seaboard. The index has become an 
important cross-disciplinary iconographic resource supporting 
research by, among others, social historians, historians of 
science, medievalists in all disciplines, and scholars seeking 
images from apostolic times through A.D. 1400. 

For the Maps and Government Information Library 

CIS U.S. Serial Set Index, Part XIV: Index and Carto- 
Bibliography of Maps, I 789-1969. Bethesda, MD: 
Congressional Information Service, 1995-1997. Volumes I-XIII 
of this title are already part of the MGI collection. This new 
volume will complete the indexing of the U.S. Serial Set, an 
invaluable historical research tool, of which UCLA has a 
complete collection. For the first time, this volume will 
provide access to the more than 50,000 maps, four separate 
indexes: geographic areas and subjects, map titles, personal 
names, and corporate names. 

For the Music Library 

Eric Simon Collection of Correspondence, 1938-1990. 

This collection contains more than 300 letters from compos¬ 
ers, conductors, performers, and musicologists largely from 
the German emigre community. It includes autograph letters 
by Samuel Barber, Lukas Foss, Paul Hindemith, Ernst 

great university library. For information regarding 
membership in the Friends and the benefits, beyond 
the satisfaction that comes with it, please contact 
Linda Ninomiya in the Library Administrative Office, 
( 310 ) 825 - 1201 . 

Krenek, Erich Leinsdorf, Darius Milhaud, Rudolf Serkin, 
Roger Sessions, and Virgil Thomson, among many others. 
Simon himself was a music editor and clarinetist fully 
engaged in the contemporary music scene in Austria in the 
early part of the century and, later, in the U.S. 

For the University Research Library 

Goethes Werke auf CD-ROM (Weimarer Ausgabe). 

Cambridge, England: Chadwyck-Healey, 1995. It contains the 
complete text of the 143 volumes of the Weimar edition of 
Goethe’s collected works, plus all illustrations (as scanned 
images) and includes the complete critical apparatus, notes, 
variants, supplementary texts, and indexes of subjects and 
names. Goethe’s collected works are indispensable for 
German Studies. The availability of these works in electronic 
form will open new horizons for the research and teaching of 

the work of Germany’s supreme poet and author. 

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of the UCLA Library 

For Varied and Intriguing Presentations the Friends 
Draw Heavily and Happily on UCLA Affiliated Minds 

the three-color strip technicolor 
processes of the 1930s. Following this 
presentation Mr Gitt screened the 
1947 Warner Brothers feature film 
adaptation of Life With Father, with 
Robert Powell, Irene Dunne, and 
Elizabeth TaylorThe print shown was 
preserved by the Archive from the 
original Technicolor negatives. 

In recent years some of the other 
entertaining and informative Friends’ 
programs have been: 

A Lecture by Jeffrey Archer, former 
British Conservative Member of 
Parliament, one of England's leading 
political figures and a bestselling author; 
on his newest book "The Fourth 

A lively exploration of The Internet 
and the World Wide Web presented 
by Dr Michael McCoy, Associate 
Director Chief Information Officer 
UCLA Medical Center 

On Sunday, October 6, 1996 the 
Friends of the UCLA Library offered a 
presentation by Robert R. Gitt, 
Preservation Officer UCLA Film and 

TV Archive at the MelnitzTheater 
Utilizing film clips plus commentary, 
the program moved from the early 
turn of the century color examples to 

Life With Father, Warner Brothers, 1947. From the UCLA Chester Nelson Movie Still Collection. 

The Soviet Estimate: U.S. Analysis of the Soviet 
Union 1947-1991. Microfiche edition, Cambridge, En¬ 
gland: Chadwyck-Healey, 1995. Reproduces nearly 14,000 
pages of recently declassified U.S. intelligence reports on 
Soviet foreign policy, nuclear weapons, military policy and 
capabilities, the economy, science and technology, and the 
Soviet domestic political situation. Thus it presents the 
definitive secret history of the Cold War, providing access to 
primary source material on the Soviet Union. The microfiche 
is accompanied by a 390-page guide that indexes every 
subject, person, and organization mentioned in the docu¬ 

For the URL Reference Department 

Nineteenth Century ShortTitle Catalogue, Series llll: 

1871-1919 on CD-ROM. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Avero, 
1996-2002. [Year One of Two-Year Pledge] Series I and II are 
already held in URL Reference; Series III, available only on 
CD-ROM, will complete the set. The Catalogue began in 
1983 as the first step toward a complete listing of British 

books, serials, and pamphlets printed between 1801 and 1919, 
including all books published in Britain, its colonies, and the 
United States; all books in English, wherever published; and 
all books translated from English. 

For the Biomedical Library History and Special 
Collections Division 

The Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library was founded in 
June 1947; thus, planning has begun for its 50th anniversary 
celebration in June 1997. The Friends of the Library are 
helping to commemorate this very special occasion by 
funding the purchase of a rare natural history book for the 
library’s historical collections. 

For the URL Department of Special Collections 

Discretionary funds for the department to make special 
acquisitions as opportunities arise. The areas of focus for the 
coming year are: Children’s Book Collection, Michael Sadleir 
Collection of 19th-Century Fiction, and Californiana. ■ 

“The Sounds of Buddy Collette 
and Central Avenue,” a musical 
program by the Buddy Collette 
Quintet plus Mr Collette recounting 
both his life and musical experiences 
on Watt's Central Avenue, a mecca for 
jazz for three decades. 

Accidents and Illnesses, 
Stumblebums and Orphans: Medicine 
in 18th and 19th Century Children’s 
Books: a presentation by Russell A. 
Johnson, Special Collections Cataloged 
Children’s Book Collection Cataloging 
Project, University Research Library, 
UCLA, and Cynthia Becht, Special 
Collections Librarian, Loyola 
Marymount University. 

Imagery from the Renaissance to 
Television:The Case for the Woodcut 
Illustration in Italian Books: a lecture 
by Bennett Gilbert, a Los Angeles 
bookseller who specializes in early 
printed books and the history of ideas. 

The Dubious Art of Book Review¬ 
ing, an irreverent, enlightening talk that 
delved into the differences between 
book reviewing and literary criticism 
by award winning novelist and UCLA 
English professor Carolyn See. 

Let the Word Go Forth:The 
Oxford English Dictionary on CD- 
ROM. A lecture and demonstration 
with Professor George Guffey, UCLA 
English Department. 

A three year series of symposiums 
and panel discussions of the changing 
face of 20th century censorship: Art 
and Censorship: Implications for a 
Democratic Society, Music and 
Censorship: Implications for a 
Democratic Society, Facing Censor¬ 
ship in aTechnological Society. 

An all-day excursion to the fine 
Kater Kraft Bindery, Pico Rivera and 
the International Museum of Graphic 
Communications, Buena Park. 

The Friends Annual Meeting, 1993, 
with presentations on the State of the 
Library,The Friends and Library’s 
Minority Opportunity Internship,The 
Cyberpunk Librarian: Information 
Delivery in the Age of Global Net¬ 

A lecture, Chrysanthemums and 
Thorns: Indulgence and Myth in 
Modern Japan, by Edwin M. Reingold, 
senior correspondent for Time Maga¬ 

The Arts in the Digital World, a 

presentation by Professor Robert 
Winter, UCLA Department of Music. 

To Your Health! a program by 
UCLA Health professionals answering 
questions about personal health issues 
with information accessible from both 
scholarly journal literature and leading 
consumer health publications. ■ 

New Associate Director Brings Librarianship to Development 

Presented with the opportunity to join the UCLA Library as Associate Director of 
Development, Elizabeth Stacey leapt at the chance to link two disparate career paths 
she had taken. While bringing twelve years of major gifts experience to the library, she 
also brings her background as a librarian. 

After receiving her B.A. in History, Stacey continued at UCLA to earn a Master’s 
Degree in Library Science in 1979. She served as a Reference Librarian at Santa 
Monica Public Library for three years. During this time she returned to UCLA to earn 
a Master’s Degree in Political Science. A volunteer on a political campaign, she 
discovered a talent for fund-raising and so embarked on a new career. 

For ten years Stacey worked for CARE, the international relief and development 
organization, and became Western Regional Director While developing a major gifts 
program and volunteer boards, she also had the occasion to lead donor trips to Latin 
America. Most recently she was Associate Director of National Program Marketing at 
KCET PublicTelevision. 

Thrilled to be back at UCLA, Elizabeth Stacey sees her new position as unique in 
allowing her to employ her fund-raising skills for the benefit of the university, while 
reconnecting in a very meaningful way with the library world. ■ 

Elizabeth Stacey 

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/Si Se Puede! Cesar £. 
Chavez and His Legacy ; 

was a mixed-media exhibit on display in 
the lobby of the University Research 
Library and at the Biomedical Library from 
April I through June 30, 1996.This exhibit 
both documented and commemorated 
Cesar Chavez’s contribution to the 
California labor movement and his dedica¬ 
tion to the use of nonviolence in social 
justice causes. It also marked the 30th 
anniversary of the historic march from 
Delano to Sacramento. Chavez’s vision 
inspired the United FarmWorkers (UFW) 
and its supporters, a movement encompassing a broad spectrum of race, class 
and creed, committed still to achieving economic and social justice for those 
who bring food to our tables. 

Cesar Estrada Chavez (March 31, 1927-April 23, 1993) co-founded the 
United FarmWorkers of America, AFL-CIO, with Dolores Huerta, 1st Vice 
President of the UFW, in 1962. In 1968 he was described by Senator Robert F. 
Kennedy as “one of the heroic figures of our time.” In 1994 he was posthu¬ 
mously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States’ highest 
civilian honor, by President Clinton. Cesar Chavez was, and is, an inspiration 
and positive role model to most Latinos and especially to Chicanos. 

At the April 13 opening reception of the exhibit, guest of honor Dolores 
Huerta gave an inspiring talk that in the words that follow recounted Chavez’s 
dedication and his goals for the union as well as the UFW’s 
recent activities and future plans. 

Huerta:“ln the 60s we thought we’d change the world, 
that was the spirit that existed at that time. But never once 
was there ever doubt in Cesar’s mind, and I can say there was 





“It was 

to see these 


by the Safcnas Citizens Committee 
in Defense of FarmwomefS 


never a doubt in my mind that someday farm workers would 
have a union. Of course it’s been a very costly struggle. We’ve had 
five people killed, and it’s interesting who these martyrs are. 

“Our first martyr was a young Jewish woman, Nan Freeman, 
killed while on the strike in Florida, working for Jamaican farm 
workers. She was run down by a truck. Our second martyr was a 
young Arabian worker named Raji, killed by a policeman in the 
1972 strike on the picket line.The third was a farm worker who 
was also on the picket line when he was shot in the heart by a 
labor contractor, and then another farm worker, Rufino 
Conreras.was killed in the Imperial Valley, caught in the cross-fire 
between bullets.Then in 1983 Danny Lopez was murdered, after 
the Agricultural Labor Relations Law was passed, when he had 
the audacity to hold a union election at the ranch where he 
worked, which the union won. 

“So, it’s been a very, very painful, and a very sad history in a 
way, but at the same time we know hundreds of thousands of 
farm workers have benefited.We have to look back to see what 
the progress has been. Farm workers now have unemployment 
insurance.We have workers comp.We have disability insurance in the state of 

California and in Texas too. And of 
course eventually we will have a 
national union of farm workers. 

“The mark of a great leader is 
what stays on after he leaves.The 
growers never understood that 
what Cesar was doing was building 
an organization. Not only the union 
but now we have the National 
FarmWorkers Service Center. 

We have built over 2,000 homes 

Dolores Huerta 
speaks at the 
URL reception. 

The exhibit was co-sponsored 
by the Library Committee on 
Diversity, UCLA’s Cesar E. 
Chavez Center for Chicana/o 
Studies, the Chicano Studies 
Research Library, the Center for 
the Study ofWomen, and the 
University Council-American 
Federation ofTeachers. 

for farm workers. We have six radio stations. We started the first farm workers’ 
credit union and a full medical plan for every worker and every member of his 

“I was just reading one of Cesar’s sayings in this exhibit:‘We can do anything if 
we organize and learn how to work together.’ It works for farm workers, it works 
for women’s rights, it works for students’ rights, it works for civil rights. I thank 
the Library for putting all this together so that people could have access to 
Cesar’s words and his vision and his life.” 

In closing Dolores Huerta recalled how when her mother “worked two jobs to 
keep us fed,” she lived her life growing up in the library. 

The photos, books, posters, buttons, leaflets, and realia in the exhibit were 
arranged thematically.They covered the history of the farmworkers movement 
from the 1910s and 20s before the UFW;the documents that created the UFW as 

a legal entity; materials from strikes and boycotts during 
negotiations of union labor contracts; the involvement of 
other minorities and religions with the movement, the 
work ofwomen in the UFW, and books published for 
children that tell the story for the next generation. Also 
included was the involvement of outside groups which 
provided moral and financial support and the story of a 
labor reporter for the Son Francisco Chronicle who lost 
his job for writing about the union. One display case was 
devoted to the rich theatrical and artistic expressions of 
the farm workers’ life, work, and struggle, including a 
record album, Los Voces de los Colores, researched and 
written in a UCLA doctoral dissertation, Corridistas de la 
Huelga [Balladeers of the Strike]: Songmaking and Singing in 
the Lives of the Two Individuals by Robert Michael Heisley, 
UCLA Folklore and Mythology Studies Program, 1983. 
One of the exciting components of the exhibit was 
the Internet Web page at <> which 
makes information accessible to those unable to visit the library. It offers images of 
Cesar Chavez, a chronology, a biography, a bibliography, a list of streets, schools, and 
buildings named in his honor. It also provides information about the Cesar E. 

Chavez Foundation and UCLA’s Cesar Chavez Center 
for Chicana/o Studies. 

Many of the materials in the exhibit came from UCLA 
Library collections. Other items were loaned by the 
University of California at Berkeley’s Chicano Studies 
Library, the University of California at Santa Barbara’s 
California Ethnic and Multicultural Archives, the Archives 
of Labor & Urban Affairs at Wayne State University’s 
Walter P. Reuther Library, the Cesar E. Chavez Founda¬ 
tion, and the Southern California Library for Social 
Studies and Research. ■ 


In today s academic environment, 
shrinking budgets and expanding 
electronic resources make a program 
of library instruction increasingly 
critical to the support of research, 
curricula, and writing. Library 
instruction must be pervasive and go 
far beyond simply pointing to where 
information resides. It must teach the 
tools and techniques to access and 
retrieve information, to evaluate its 
scholarly authority, and to organize a 
logical scheme for its management. 


The Library’s Permeating Instructional Strategies 

Emphasize course-integrated instruction ratherthan pre-written generalized classes 

Create computer-assisted and modular online instruction to replace 
lectures and linear presentations 

Collaborate with faculty to assess, then respond to departmental 
needs with focused yet flexible instructional initiatives 

Offer seminars and workshops that whenever possible 
teach library users to teach themselves 

Not unlike the library’s instructional 
strategies, the writing of this article was a 
collaboration of efforts and intellects.The 
names below are those who contributed to 
the effort.— Editor 

Ruby Bell-Gam, African Studies Bibliographer 
Eloisa Gomez Borah, Management Library 
Patti Caravello, URL Reference 
Portia Chambliss, Maps & Government 

Rita Costello, Management Library 
Katherine Dabbour, Biomedical Library 
David Deckelbaum, Maps & Government 

Sarah Elman, East Asian Library 
Steve Fry, Music Library 
Leon Ferder, Slavic/East European Studies 

Esther Grassian, College Library 
Barbara Haner, Science & Engineering 

Joan Kaplowitz, Biomedical Library 
Janice Koyama, Associate University 

Eudora Loh, Latin American/Iberian Studies 

Marion Peters, Science & Engineering 

Katalin Radies, West European Studies 

Teresa Omidsalar, College Library 
Ray Reece, Arts Library 
Ray Soto, Humanities Bibliographer 
Marie Waters, URL-Reference 
Diane Zwemer, College Library 

A high 

priority goal 
of the UCLA 
Library is to 
encourage a self- 
sufficient commu¬ 
nity of faculty, 
researchers, scholars, 
students, and staff that 
gathers, then builds elec¬ 
tronically, their own personal 
libraries of desired data and 
needed information. This presents 
a considerable challenge in an aca¬ 
demic milieu where not only are the 
accessible sources of content and the avail¬ 
able research tools expanding rapidly, but the 
user constituency changes in a yearly cycle. 

Every year freshmen from high schools where libraries 
were phased out long ago, or were staffed only by volunteers, 
suddenly face the complexities of one of the largest decentralized and 
most competitive academic environments in the country. Transfer 
students, feeling they have little time to catch up, have to adapt to the 
new library and an online system. New faculty arrive needing to learn 
how best to conduct research in their specialized fields at this campus. 

In response to these challenges, the UCLA Library has embraced a 
mode of decentralized instruction. Unlike many campuses where a single 
library has the responsibility for all instructional services, at UCLA all 
units function as teaching libraries which employ innovative instructional 
strategies that can be adapted to any level of scholarship. 

T'S THROUGH the College Library that undergraduate 
students, new to the campus and unfamiliar with large 
research libraries, begin to acquire essential library skills. 
This may occur in workshops and demonstrations held in 
the library, with programs in computer labs in the residence 
halls, informally at the reference desk, or perhaps most significantly, 
during sessions led by College librarians during the courses students 

As part of English 3, a basic composition course, classes are given at 
the instructor’s request on how to initially navigate the library’s comput¬ 
erized ORION and MELVYL® information systems. Those students 
who then take English 100, an advanced composition course, receive 
further in-depth bibliographic and searching instruction. 

Often English 100 sections focus on a central theme for research and 
writing. For an English 100 class taught by Cheryl Giuliano, as College 
librarian Diane Zwemer remembers, all the students began by reading 
The Book ofDanielby E.L. Doctorow. Because the book takes a fictional 
look at the Rosenbergs, its scope suggests a variety of topics from 20th 
century American history — the NAACP, the Klu Klux Klan, the 
Triangle shirtwaist factory fire (labor movement), the Cold War, the Red 
Scare, the Sacco & Vanzetti trial, the Truman Doctrine, etc. An econom- 

ics major and a philosophy major may write about the same topic but 
will do so from different points of view. Conducting library research 
from their major’s perspective is a critical part of the students’ assign¬ 

When English ioo faculty can provide the course syllabus, an esti¬ 
mate of the class’s research needs and skills, and lists of topics their 
students are working on ahead of time, the librarians involved can tailor 
the presentations they make when classes meet in the library. Diane 
Zwemer emphasizes that the success level of course-integrated library 
instruction often relies on the collaboration between a faculty member 
and a librarian. 

In 1992, the University initiated special First Year Seminars (FYS) for 
freshmen over a wide range of disciplines. Although the FYS program 
itself is no longer part of the curriculum, many librarians continue to 
work with faculty to provide instructional support for individual courses. 

College reference librarian Teresa Portilla Omidsalar, for example, 
collaborates closely with Professor Elma Gonzalez on Biology 11 : 
“Biomedical Research Issues in Minority Communities.” When the FYS 
program began, they decided upon a series of library assignments to be 
coordinated with, and complemented by, class visits. First, students were 
given an assignment to find articles on the topic, “red tide.” Next, the 
class came to the library for a two-hour presentation on automated 
databases and how to evaluate the information they found. 

To apply their newly-acquired research skills, the students’ next 
assignment was to find three articles for their papers: from a popular 
periodical, a scholarly journal, and an opinion article. They then dis¬ 
cussed how differently the information was presented in the three 
samples. Next, Omidsalar met with the class to discuss problems and 
answer any questions, and finally made herself available to the students 
individually. Fibrarian Omidsalar continued working with Gonzalez’s 
Biology 11 for three years. (More recently, College reference librarian 
Fise Snyder assisted with this class.) The satisfying collaboration 
continued further when the professor requested the librarian’s instruc¬ 
tional support for her Biology 162: Plant Physiology class. 

On her first visit as library liaison to the English 88 class “When 
Myths Collide,” taught by Professor Fynn Batton, Esther Grassian 
distributed handouts that they’d agreed would contain library “tricks and 
tips” for compiling an annotated bibliography. 

Grassian still recalls this class as “a wonderful exercise” that used 
tabloid literature to teach students to differentiate between popular 
magazines and scholarly journals, and how to think critically about 
materials they find — who wrote the piece, what authority the author 
has, is there bias, how do you find out, and so on. 

“We started off with an example of an article about Buffalo Bill. 
Instead of me just interacting with the students, holding up a tabloid 
article and asking would you use it for a paper and why or why not, the 
professor chimed in. He turned it into a much broader critical thinking 
exercise by challenging his students, ‘While you wouldn’t ordinarily use 
it for a paper, can you think of some cases where you would use tabloid 
literature as a source? What if you were doing a study of popular culture 
of a figure like Buffalo Bill?’ he asked.” The discussion took off from 
there and as a result stands out in Grassian’s mind as a spontaneous 

Left to right; Professor Elma L. Gonzalez with Teresa 
Portilla Omidsalar 

Convinced library instruction was vital to the 
success of the students in the CARE (Center 
for Academic and Research Excellence) 
Program she coordinates, Elma Gonzalez 
invited College librarians to provide library 
instruction. CARE receives support from 
CAMP (California Alliance for Minority 
Participation) and from the Howard Hughes 
Medical Institute Foundation where each 
summer 20-30 minority students work as 
research assistants with faculty coordinating 
research in medicine, the sciences, or 

J 7 

College Librarian Diane Zwemer visits 
the Sociology 4 lecture because "there 
are 80 students in the class so there's no 
way that I can bring them into the 
library” In addition to her planned 
instruction, she answers student 
questions as specific as why the MAGs 
database was difficult to access from the 
dorms, and suggests that encyclopedias 
be thought of simply as a bibliographic 
starting point. 

collaboration that made this class far 
more enriching for the students than she 
could have planned in advance. 

Following this second class, the 
students go off to create their annotated 
bibliographies as preparation for writing 
their class paper. It’s corrected, then 
handed back to them at the third session, 
and at that time the librarian can relate 
directly to any problems they had with 
research. These days we tend to assume 
students know how to use computers, but 
it doesn’t take long for them to discover 
that playing a computer game is hardly 
the same as using ORION or MELVYL. 

For the last couple of years, Esther 
Grassian reports how one student from 
this class has been coming back to the reference desk and always talks 
about how much she really enjoyed that class and how because of it she 
feels comfortable talking to librarians. And Grassian adds that because 
this method of instruction relies on self-paced, hands-on exercises that 
students complete on their own, outside of class time, it means faculty 
love it too. 

For Sociology 4, “The Sociology of Jobs,” Diane Zwemer sits down 
with instructor Richard Bernard to come up with six relevant research 
topics as a homework exercise in advance of her visit to the class. Build¬ 
ing on the results, she prepares an additional handout that suggests 
resources for research which she distributes when she’s there. 

Zwemer also makes herself available for individual appointments for 
office consultations. There, privately, free from the distractions that 
inevitably occur at the reference desk, a librarian can focus on single 
students, on their topics, and on their research skills. In this case, the 
Sociology 4 students seem particularly appreciative that a librarian is 
paying this kind of proactive attention to raising their level of informa¬ 
tion literacy. Although it’s a low-numbered class, students tend to take it 
as juniors or seniors, when they are looking ahead to graduation, then to 
graduate school, or to going out in the world to search for jobs. 

As the head of User Education at College Library, Zwemer enumer¬ 
ates how they anticipate needs and develop methods to assist all students 
with their bibliographic and information retrieval skills. 

Transfer students involved in the Writing Program’s Transfer Inten¬ 
sive Program get the library training they require during their English 
100 courses. Through a “flow of information” menu with various instruc¬ 
tional modules developed by College librarians, faculty can select what¬ 
ever kinds of training their students need most. Similarly, for students 
new to UCLA from other countries, the Library works directly with the 
English as a Second Language faculty. 

Recently, the Library has established a relationship with the Academic 
in the Commons Program which runs a series of student-taught work¬ 
shops on test-taking skills, writer’s block, time management, and now, 
classes on electronic research offered in dormitory computer labs. Look¬ 
ing ahead, the library is exploring the potential for a university course on 


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information skills, for credit, to assist students with their research while 
at the University and prepare them for life-long learning. Ultimately, a 
more information-literate future at UCLA might include courses for 
academic majors that are designed specifically for their disciplines, and 
perhaps offered online. 

Basic instruction about computerized library resources in a larger 
lecture hall full of students that doesn’t include a hands-on component 
can be a less-than-satisfactory experience for everybody concerned. So 
the concerned librarians at College Library have responded with a short 
interactive tutorial titled “Teach Yourself ORION and MELVYL.” 


N EVEN MORE comprehensive effort in this direction 
has been the Biomedical Library’s program of Computer- 
Assisted Instruction (CAI) for Biology 5 L, “ Organismic 
and Environmental Biology Laboratory.” 

For over ten years UCLA’s Biomedical librarians have 
offered instruction for Bio 5 L as a required undergraduate course for 
biology majors as well as students in the School of Medicine and 
Nursing, Public Health, and Psychology. During this time the number 
of sessions has grown from 9 serving 134 students per year, to 65 sessions 
for 1,300 students annually. Until 1990, students simply stood listening 
to librarians talk in the Biomedical Library reference room. Beginning 
in 1990, instructional classes were held in a conference room with 
transparencies formatted to teach three key life sciences indices: Biologi¬ 
cal Abstracts, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record. In 1993, with 
faculty participating, Biomedical Reference Division librarians Janice 
Contini, Joan Kaplowitz, Kay Deeney, and Amy Butros, collaborating 
with the Office of Instructional Development, spent over a year design¬ 
ing and developing a CAI program. Since the summer of 1995, this 
program has been used exclusively by the Bio 5 L students to learn about 
library resources. 

Computer-assisted instruction allows students to work either as 
individuals or in a small group, using an interactive computer program. 
An effective CAI program can get students excited and interacting with 
each other. Highly motivated students will take notes, and as the group 
goes through the program will say to the others, “wait, wait, back up, let 
me see what that point was.” In UCLA’s two Life Science labs the CAI 
program is mounted on six computers for one week, but at the Biomedi¬ 
cal Library, it’s up and accessible at all times. The thinking behind the 
Biology 5 L CAI program is to enable students to come to the library 
and work independently, thereby avoiding and reducing lines at the 
reference desk — an improvement welcomed by all. 

At first, biomedical librarian Kathy Dabbour confesses, librarians felt 
they needed to visit the Life Sciences labs to help the Biology 5 L 
students, and have continued to meet with the graduate teaching assis¬ 
tants (TAs) to go over the program. More recently, however, she reports, 
“it became evident that the TAs were doing very well on their own, and 
it was time to let go and let our baby walk on its own.” 

Beginning in the summer of 1996, the CAI program is being further 
revised to reflect the addition of Biological Abstracts in an online comput¬ 
erized format called BioSys. Steve Strand of the Biology Department 
rewrote the program with Dabbour so that users- can go to the CAI 




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Biology 5L 

As a printed companion piece for the CAI 
program, the Biology 5L reference manual contains 
exercises which highlight the content of the 
computerized instruction. 

The development of Computer-Assisted 
Instruction (CAI) for Biology 5L was 
funded through the Office of 
Instructional Development (OID) with 
an Instructional Improvement Grant. It 
was beta tested with the summer of 
1994 Biology 5L classes and 
subsequently revised. A Library 
Association grant was then obtained to 
study the CAI program in comparison 
to the traditional lecture approach. From 
Fall 1994 through Spring 1995, half of 
the 5L classes attended a lecture and 
the other half used the CAI program. A 
pretest/posttest methodology was used 
to analyze attitudes toward 
computerized instruction as well as 
measure content knowledge.The results 
indicated a preference for the graphical 
organization, the repeatability, and the 
self-pacing possible with the CAI 
program, with no dropoff in learning 
from the traditional live-lecture method. 


■ URL Spotlight Seminar Series 

Electronic indexes are a boon to 
research and now abound in CD-ROM 
format and/or on the ORION and 
MELVYL systems. Each session will 
spotlight one or more of these sources. 

Spotlight on MLA Bibliography 

Instructor: Jenifer Abramson, URL 
Reference Librarian 

Spotlight on Social Sciences Citation 

Instructor: Stephanie Brasley, URL 
Reference Librarian 

Spotlight on Latin American Studies 

Hispanic American Periodicals Index and 
Handbook of Latin American Studies. 
Instructors: Eudora Loh, URL bibliogra¬ 
pher, Norma Corral, URL Reference 

Spotlight on Patrologia Latina 

Instructor: Katalin Radies, 

URL bibliographer 

■ Managing Your Bibliographic 
Files with Pro-Cite 

Pro-Cite software is one of the more 
powerful, user-friendly systems for 
retrieving, organizing, managing, and 
formatting bibliographic citations, and is 
widely used in the academic community. 
Instructor: Richard Chabran, Chicano 
Studies Research Library 

program to learn how to use BioSys, and then move directly over into 
the BioSys database itself. When, as planned, the CAI program goes on 
the World Wide Web, it will be accessible to Biology 5 students as well 
as to any user who wants to know how to use life science databases 
anytime from anywhere online. 


services librarian Patti Caravello observes that even in Star 
Trek, on the U.S.S. Enterprise, where they only have to call 
out “Computer” when they require information, the re¬ 
search issues of today still hold. Has the query been made 
correctly? How should the response we receive be evaluated? How can it 
be seen in the context of data? Her point is that any research effort 
requires the grasp of this kind of critical thinking. 

At the URL, librarians offer instruction in these skills primarily to 
upper division and graduate students in the social sciences and humani¬ 
ties. Faced with print, microform, manuscript, and electronic information 
in campus libraries as well as resources outside, even sophisticated 
researchers can be overwhelmed. In the teaching of subject-focused 
seminars, lectures, tours, and online demonstrations for classes with 
research assignments, URL librarians suggest evaluative and time-saving 
strategies and point students to the reference tools and library holdings 
that will help them most. For a dance history class, a reference librarian 
gave a live demonstration of the “Dance On Disk” database, and a 
Special Collections librarian gave a presentation on using primary source 
materials, including examination of actual manuscripts. 

Often bibliographers and reference librarians collaborate on these 
customized sessions as well as on the “URL Seminars on Electronic 
Research Resources.” 

These URL seminars are designed for faculty and graduate students 
who seek instruction and hands-on practice in the electronic systems 
critical to their fields. Among them are the Spotlight Seminar Series that 
highlights the Library’s growing holdings of electronic databases and the 
Internet Traveler Seminars that point to the ever expanding resources on 

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the Internet and World Wide Web. Held in the 
URL Media Classroom, each quarter brings a new 
and expanding schedule of classes mailed to all 
faculty, delivered to graduate student mailboxes, 
and distributed through email. Topics and ideas for 
seminars can be initiated either by librarians or 
suggested by faculty or departments who feel the 
need to focus on those electronic resources related 
to research in their field. 

The URL Seminar instructors have learned 
through teaching that computerized resources are 
most graspable and the skills to operate them most 
readily retained when they’re illustrated with field- 
specific searches, as are those in this Fall quarter’s Spotlight Series 
described at left. 

S TEPHEN FRY, this fall quarter’s Music Librarian for 

Collection Development and Reference Services, conducts 
a tour of the Library’s rich resources for the “World Arts 
and Cultures 20” class. It’s Fry’s own passion for this 
material that moves this workshop beyond simply the 
demands of undergraduate research or the call of the curriculum. From 
Fry’s own perspective his tour proceeds something like this: 

“Let’s look at Louis Horst, I tell the 35 lower division students 
attending one of the first meetings of the World Arts and Cultures 20 
classes. ‘Who’s that?’ I hear from the back of the room. ‘Louis Horst was 
Martha Graham’s musical director,’ I respond, and we use an FNT 
search on ORION to find his books relating to music for the dance and 
his recent biography by Janet Soares. Then I type ‘menu’ on the giant 
computer monitor, switch easily into the IML database, and find his 
name associated with many videos of Martha Graham’s dance troupe 
which are located in the Instructional Media Library. Students’ eyes 
light up when I call up the UCLA directory information about their 
own professor, David Gere. 

“Now we go to the Powell building and into the Instructional Media 
Laboratory. This is where the students can find the Martha Graham 
videos, and also those relating to the arts of many cultures around the 
world. This facility allows viewing by one student or a full room. 

“Our next stop is the Music Library in Schoenberg Hall where they 
see reference collection and music periodicals surrounding the main 
reading room. The media room in the back of the library is where 
students can listen to recordings and view CD-ROMs relating to 
classical, pop,jazz , etc. There, they are also introduced to possibilities of 
such interactive CD-ROMs as Clearvue’s The History of Folk Music, and 
Music and Cidture, ZCI’s 12-CD series, Art and Music, Time-Warner’s 
Woodstock: the 25 th Anniversary, plus many dealing with performers such 
as Mozart, Prince, Bob Dylan, Count Basie, and Peter Gabriel.” 

The Ethnomusicology Archive which offers students and faculty a 
large library of recordings of folk music and non-Western music is next. 

Having already looked up such esoteric music forms as “juju” and 
“Mariachi” on the Ethno Archive’s own database mounted on ORION, 


Music librarian Steve Fry demonstrates 
an instrument in the Ethno-Musicology 
Gamelan Room. Hanging on the walls 
are a complete Russian Balalaika set, folk 
harps from the British Isles, and sitars, 
sarods, and vinas from India. Sitting on 
the floor are three sets of instruments 
that make up Gamelan orchestras from 
Indonesia, plus myriad instruments from 
throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. 

now the class sees where these recordings are actually held. For these 
students of the arts of other cultures, the final stop is fascinating. It’s the 
Ethnomusicology Department’s large Gamelan Room, populated with 
musical instruments of all nations and cultures. 

Steve Fry designs and conducts this intense tour specifically for these 
World Arts and Culture students to see where they can find the materials 
that are available for their upcoming class project. For this very involved 
Music librarian, the many student questions clearly indicate that his class 
has been worth the effort. 

N EARLY 1994 Marion Peters, head of the Chemistry 
Collection, joined other librarians to brainstorm new 
methods to promote wider awareness of resources held in 
our Science 8c Engineering Libraries. For some time they’d 
held a number of valuable CD-ROM databases, but science 
faculty had not flocked to the library to sit down and learn to access and 
operate them, particularly in front of students. The result was the “Learn 
at Lunch” series of large-screen, lunch-time lectures. “At this hour,” 
Barbara Haner, the physical sciences librarian who currently organizes 
the program surmises, “it was a time and setting we thought faculty 
could, and would, come to explore these computerized resources.” 

The decision was also made to offer “Learn at Lunch” sessions twice a 
week during spring quarter, the most advantageous time of the year for 
faculty to familiarize themselves with library resources, because it’s in the 
summer when they conduct much of their research. Often the most 
entertaining of these library seminars, as witnessed by Haner, “are those 
at which faculty members talk about their latest research over a brown- 
bag lunch.” 

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In advance of the Campbell Book 
Collecting Competition the committee 
offers a workshop for entrants about 
presenting their collections in the best 
possible light. For the past twelve years, 
aspiring collectors enjoyed insights and 
encouragement from David Zeidberg, 
then Head of the UCLA Library’s 
Department of Special Collections, now 
Director of the Huntington Library. In 
his workshop the assistance Zeidberg 
offered attendees included: 

His thoughts about how to write a 
profile of their collections beyond its 
content to the book as a physical object; 
how to delineate the rare items and 
differentiate between editions; how to 
describe illustrations, autographs, and 
non-print items such as souvenir mugs, 

road maps, sloganed buttons, phono¬ 
graph records, etc. 

Other experts' ideas about book 
collecting through reprints of material by 
Bennett Gilbert, a local antiquarian 
bookseller; and a book collecting 
bibliography by a colleague at the 
Guggenheim who teaches a summer 
course at the University ofVirginia with 
entries dating back to the 19th century. 

A suggestion of how to confront the 
dilemma of selecting which bibliographic 
citation style to employ.To do this he 
offered an analogy about the differences 
between the “in and out of bounds line 
rules" of basketball and tennis to 
illustrate how arbitrary any rules can be. 
“You don’t have to worry which set of 
rules you pick,” Zeidberg assured the 
students, “Just choose one set of rules, 
and if it says it’s in, it’s in." 


The CD-ROMs presented in the “Learn at Lunch” 
program have included: Computerized Engineering Index 
(COMPENDEX), Science Citation Index , Aerospace 
Abstracts, and Water Resources. In addition to the fact 
that these are outstanding databases, we also have a very 
large collection of NASA technical briefs. By emphasiz¬ 
ing the Aerospace Abstracts the faculty’s attention is called 
to another strong library resource. 

Although not strictly “hands-on,” the sessions offer 
“how-to” demonstrations and afterward, those who 
attend can briefly try out these CD-ROMs on laptops. 

Handouts describing these CD-ROMs as well as useful 
science Web sites are distributed for faculty to bring 
back to their students and to encourage invitations for 
science librarians to visit their classes in a much broader 
library instruction program. 

In a revealing contrast to the effort of the Science Sc 
Engineering librarians is a far less formal response by 
reference librarian Jennifer Abramson to a need ex¬ 
pressed by a student. 

In the summer of 1993, Ellen Sacco, a graduate student in Art His¬ 
tory, attended an Internet Basics class taught by Abramson. Afterward 
she asked whether a similar class could be offered that would be de¬ 
signed specifically for art history resources. Sacco was certain she knew 
enough graduate students and faculty who would be interested in 
attending. With only limited knowledge of the Art History field, 
Abramson sought the subject expertise she needed by consulting with 
Ray Reece of the Arts Library. He contributed the requisite familiarity 


This CD-ROM database covers water quality, water 
resources management, desalination, hazardous 
waste and effluent treatment, pollution and waste 
management, biotechnology, industrial water usage 
and technology, mathematical modelling, irrigation 
and drainage, water policy. 

Tuesday, May 30: 12-1, Boelter Hall Rm 5514 
Wed., May 31: 12-1, Boelter Hall 5513 * 

'(repeat of 5/30 session) 

Advance registration not necessary. 
Attendance Is limited by room size. 

Sponsored by the Science & 
Engineering Library 

By featuring the Water Resources CD-ROM we 
highlighted our numerous U.S. Geological Survey 
holdings and the work now being done on applied 
areas such as pollution and water filtration. 

Teaching Those Who Work 
in the Library to Teach 
Those Who Use It 

The Library’s Staff Development 
Program offers classes that assist UCLA 
librarians and staff to acquire knowledge 
and skills that keep them on the leading 
edge of library and information science 
and practice. 

Among the courses offered this last 
year are: 

• Advanced Macro Programming Language 
•Team Building 

• Copyright Awareness 

• Introduction to the Library Network 

• Connecting Collections and Services 

• Cross Cultural Communication 

• ORION Advanced Editing 

• International Dimensions in Librarianship 

The UCLA Staff Development Program 
also offers professional enrichment 
for all staff members through courses 
designed to expand their job 
related skills and knowledge 
as well as for career 
enhancement within 
the Library and 







At the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library, 
library instruction supports research in primary 
print and electronic sources in Chinese, Japanese, 
and Korean vernacular languages. 

with UCLA’s art history collections, and pointed to the research and 
teaching interests of faculty to create a class illustrated with, and relevant 
to, art history scholarship at UCLA. These included: Irene Bierman and 
Donald Preziosi: The Ottoman City and Its Parts ; A 1 Boime: The Art of 
Exclusion : African-Americans in 19 th-c. American Art, Cecilia Klein: Pre- 
Columbian, Mesoamerican art; David Kunzle: History of the Comic Strip ; 
Diane Favro: Architecture/Urban planning. 

Both Ellen Sacco and Ray Reece also contributed knowledge of 
existing online resources to the seminar. As it turned out, both class 
sessions provided a double dose of library instruction because Abramson 
devoted equal time to bringing the faculty and graduate students who 
attended up to speed on MELVYL databases, searching techniques, and 
emailing functions as she did to showcasing electronic art history 


HI LETHE LIBRARY answers UCLA users’immediate 
scholarly needs, a secondary goal is to give them the 
skills for their future academic or professional efforts. 

At the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library 
librarians offer workshops during the Fall quarter or at 
any time upon request. In addition to an introduction to the library’s 
computerized catalogs, these classes emphasize search strategies related 
to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean (CJK) materials and introduce the 
romanization schemes of these languages that are used online and are 
essential to the scholarly efforts of anyone pursuing a career in East 
Asian studies, languages, or issues. Sarah Elman, East Asian Library 
Special Projects librarian, reports that future instructional projects 
include plans to present courses about the World Wide Web, sites 
located in East Asian countries (most in CJK vernacular languages), and 
methods of retrieving and viewing data from those sites. 

During the past year the Henry J. Bruman Library, Maps and Gov¬ 
ernment Information (MGI) has begun working with potential users to 
introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to UCLA Library 

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users. GIS is a cutting edge computer technology which allows a user to 
input, manipulate, store, analyze, display, and print digital-spatial- 
geographic data in new and revealing ways as thematic maps. 

Geographic information systems are being employed as fundamental 
instruments that assist in finding solutions to problems in a wide variety 
of disciplines and fields in and out of academia. To date many GIS users, 
who have included students in geography, sociology, and urban planning, 
have been able to utilize data sets containing census data, street files, and 
toxic waste sites. 

The MGI staff offers an introduction to the GIS system as part of the 
URL Electronic Resource Seminars program. As a follow-up, the library 
provides individual instruction to potential users that acquaints them 
with digital data resources available in Maps 8c Government Informa¬ 
tion, how it can be incorporated into a GIS, and to the basic steps 
necessary to create a thematic map product on their own. 

During the very near future some believe that GIS will be taught 
across the curriculum. Whether or not this turns out to be true, David 
Deckelbaum, cartographic instruction librarian, promises, “Maps 8c 
Government Information will provide the instruc¬ 
tion to enable UCLA faculty, students, and staff to 
acquaint themselves with what geospatial informa¬ 
tion systems technology has to offer.” 

F orthe past fifteen years, 

MBA students facing their Manage¬ 
ment Field Study project, a two- 
quarter-long thesis equivalent, have 
chosen to book a consultation with the 
librarians at the Management Library. “Through 
these strategic information partnerships,” as de¬ 
scribed by Eloisa Gomez Borah, who heads Instruc¬ 
tional Services for the Rosenfeld Management 
Library, “these librarians give research instruction to 
three-to-five member student teams who are 
tackling a real world business problem for a local 
company.” During these consultations two reference 
librarians pair off with each Anderson School team to simulate the basic 
information support that executives can expect from the librarians in 
their own corporate information centers. 

Due to the high number of field study teams, each is extended only 
one in-person consultation session, but unlimited follow-up is available 
through the Reference Desk and email reference services. During this 
initial consultation, the MBA students outline their team’s project, goals, 
and information needs. The librarians, in turn, present available re¬ 
sources, relevant data gathering strategies, and advanced search tech¬ 
niques through real-time connections to online catalogs, databases, and 
Internet resources. 

Since its beginning in 1980, the Library Field Study Consultation 
Program has continued to stimulate the imagination of both the librar¬ 
ians and the Anderson School faculty. 

For almost ten years, the Management Library has similarly sup¬ 
ported the Living Case Study, a thesis-equivalent -for Executive MBA 

Selected MBA Field Study Titles 
With Corporate Participants 

Optical Media Services, Technicolor 

A Strategic Assessment of the Importance of Private 
Islands to Princess Cruises, Princess Cruises 

The Nexus Between Work and Childcare: A Strategy 
for Rebuild LA, Rebuild LA 

Feasibility Study of Leimart Park Village Market, City 
of LA Planning Office 

Strategic Market Expansion Study, The Wherehouse 

Creating Competitive Advantage Through Effective 
Marketing and the Motion Picture Industry, 

Polygram Sound 

students. The Living Case pairs the EMBA class with a large multina¬ 
tional corporation, and the class may divide into 6-10 teams, each with a 
different project focus. The reference staff has been an instructional 
mainstay of every annual EMBA Living Case since 1987 and for the two 
annual FEMBA (Fully-Employed MBA) Living Cases as well. 

In the Fall 1995 quarter, Rosenfeld Management Library reference 
librarians were asked by the Director of the Field Studies Office to 
participate in an experimental field study, where each of the four man¬ 
agement team members was an exchange student at a business school in 
a different European country for the entire quarter. This experience 
brings a solid distance learning dimension to the reference librarians’ 
instructional support of the project. 

Beyond the consultation provided by the librarians, for the managers 
involved on the industry side of these programs the Rosenfeld Library’s 
successful partnering, observes Eloisa Gomez Borah, “has resulted in 
both the students’ better awareness of the information options for the 
team’s project with a more strategic approach to locating information, 
and their understanding of the role of librarians and corporate informa¬ 
tion centers vis-a-vis the executives in their corporations.” 

N THE ACADEMIC YEAR 1991-1992 the UCLA School 
of Medicine embarked on the development of a new 
longitudinal, interdisciplinary curriculum called “Doctor¬ 
ing,” whose goal was to prepare graduates to attend pa¬ 
tients in a caring, humanistic, competent way. 

The librarians at the Louise Darling Biomedical Library are working 
closely with the Doctoring faculty, particularly Doctors Michael Wilkes, 

The Reference Desk:A 
Venue for One-on-One 

Graduate students in UCLA’s Library 
and Information Science program have 
served internships at College Library 
specializing in "Reference and Library 
Instruction." Under the supervision of 
College librarians, these interns learned 
to plan, teach, and evaluate instructional 
programs such as orientation tours, 
"one-shot" lectures, demonstrations, and 
consultations on computerized re¬ 

Since the program began in 1992, twelve 
interns have gained valuable experience 
with library instruction. As many 
academic reference librarians also do 
library instruction, most job applications 
ask for prior experience.The College 
Library interns graduate with this extra 
edge of the actual practice of providing 

instruction. Individual transactions at the 
reference desk can be viewed as one 
end of the continuum that is “library 
instruction." In order to put the instruc¬ 
tional experience in the proper context, 
internship also includes reference desk 
work in the College Library. 

Meanwhile, on the lighter side of the 
reference desk these are some memo¬ 
rable inquiries made by users as recalled 
by Library staff who've sat there: 

Early one Fall quarter; a student asked 
me for Abbey and Melvin.These names 
seemed vaguely familiar; so I asked, 




Stuart Slavin, and Richard Usatine, to incorporate informa¬ 
tion literacy skills into the curriculum. In much the same 
way that the Doctoring course itself is sequential, with the 
material learned in each year building on previous years’ 
experiences, the information literacy components, as de¬ 
scribed by Joan Kaplowitz, are adapted to the needs and 
experiences of the students, progressively building on skills 
already acquired during earlier instruction. 

The underlying structure for the Doctoring sequence is 
that of small group work and actual case studies. A new 
simulated case is presented to the students for discussion 
approximately every four weeks during their first and second 
year of school and every eight weeks during the third year. It 
is essential for the students to have a good grasp of informa¬ 
tion resources that are related to the learning issues exam¬ 
ined. As further support during their first and second years, 

Library Hints for Doctoring One and Two are mounted on 
the library portion of the Medical Center’s Home page. 

Shown at right. 

Beginning during the first year orientation week, students 
are introduced to the various resources available to them, 
including the ORION and the MELVYL MEDLINE® 
databases as well as the Medical Center’s World Wide Web 
site (seen at right) with the Biomedical Library’s resources 
that are mounted there. 

During the second year, medical students receive formal, in-depth 
MELVYL and MEDLINE search training and are expected to exhibit 

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“Were these newly hired student 
assistants? Are they assigned authors?” 

All I drew were blank stares. Still, I 
couldn’t help but feel some ring of 
familiarity. I explained to the student that 
she would need to come back when she 
had further information. Perhaps twenty 
minutes later; the light dawned on me 
and I searched the library far and wide 
for that student. When I asked if what 
she wanted was the ABI/Inform data¬ 
base on the MELVYL system, her reply 
was “Exactly, Abbey and Melvin!" 

— Rita Costello 

In the early days of on-line catalogs in 
the library (1981) I would roam the 
computer area asking users if they were 
finding what they wanted. Looking over 
one man’s shoulder; I saw he had typed 
“When does life begin?" I guessed he 
was writing an argument paper on 

abortion. Oh, if it were only that 
easy! The best I could do was teach 
him how the Library of Congress 
subject headings work to locate 
materials on any desired topic. 

— Ray Soto 

"Please give me a map showing 
climactic conditions and rainfall in 
13th Century Iraq." 

"I want to start a ranch to raise 
Saint Bernard dogs, and I need to 
know what spot on earth is the 
safest from any nuclear threat, bad 
storms, and civil war" 

“I heard there is a company that has 
a government contract to provide 
tortillas for the army and I need to 
know the name of that company." 

— Portia Chambliss 

A man walked up to the reference desk 
and said to me, “I'm looking for a 
Picasso drawing that looks like this." He 
then made a sort of slashing mark in the 
air to show me what the drawing 
looked like. Based on his "representa¬ 
tion," we found it. 

A man came into the library who was 
determined to find all of the paintings of 
a particular artist. He had a title and 
wanted to make sure the artist had not 
painted a picture with this title. So I 
helped him find that the artist had not 
done a painting by that title. I asked him 
why he was so elated. It turned out that 
there had been a warehouse fire and 
this title was in it. 

One afternoon during week 9, nearly 
the end of the quarter; a student walked 
up to the Art Library reference desk 
and asked me if we had any art books. 

— Ray Reece 

Left to right; Ruby Bell-Gam, Leon Ferder, 
Eudora Loh, and Katalin Radies. 

competency via an online searching exercise which the librarians de¬ 
velop, review, and return with feedback and comments. 

During the third year component, the library offers additional 
MELVYL MEDLINE searching instruction in locating material 
directly related to the issues of patient care students face while working 
in clinical environments. This instruction not only provides support for 
the Evidence-Based Medicine component of the third year, but also 
prepares students to use medical literature that will support their clinical 
practice needs. 

As this fourth year of the Doctoring course begins, the Biomedical 
librarians continue to collaborate with the faculty. This Doctoring 
instruction program is so attentive to the instructional needs of medical 
students that Joan Kaplowitz believes it’s having a direct impact on the 
overall development of the curriculum of the School of Medicine. 


and graduate students, whether for the purposes of curricu¬ 
lum, dissertations, or publishing, find the individual 
instruction they need from members of the URL Bibliog¬ 
raphers group who bring considerable subject, biblio¬ 
graphic, and information-seeking expertise to the task. 

During the fall quarter orientation week, Latin American/Iberian 
Studies Bibliographer Eudora Loh offers an orientation to the Library 
and to ORION to the new graduate students in Spanish and Portuguese 
and in the Latin American Studies masters degree program. Faculty, 
student, and staff requests for specialized assistance in person, by tele¬ 
phone, email, or correspondence, Loh reports, can vary from fairly 
simple requests about how to find information in the Library to complex 
research questions about how to locate archival materials in other 
countries or resources such as measures being considered in the Mexican 
or Brazilian congresses. 

Leon Ferder, the bibliographer for Slavic/Library Information Stud¬ 
ies, reports that visiting faculty and graduate students, many from 
foreign countries, have been the most obvious candidates for specialized 
individual instruction in using the library’s collection. When they drop 
in and require answers on the spot, Ferder sits down with them at his 
computer to search UCLA and other catalogs and databases to try to 


tackle search strategies together. If those needing help communicate 
beforehand, as Ferder suggests, it gives him a chance to consider their 
problem and do a bit of scouting around on his own, and he maintains 
he can usually have some answers for them when they arrive. 

In addition to her instructional interactions with faculty, helping them 
to navigate UCLA’s holdings, African Studies bibliographer Ruby Bell- 
Gam focuses on assisting academic departments and organized research 
units in fulfilling their instructional missions. For instance, as library 
liaison to the James S. Coleman African Studies Center (JSCASC), 

Bell-Gam works with the Director and staff on grant applications and 
represents the Center’s interests nationally in efforts such as the Title VI 
African Studies Centers cooperative acquisitions project for the preser¬ 
vation microfilming of the Senegalese National Archive. 

Katalin Radies, West European Studies Bibliographer, takes visiting 
faculty and graduate students upstairs to the terminals in the URL lobby 
for an introduction to research at UCLA, because for even s kill ed 
researchers not familiar with automated systems even minor variations 
may cause insoluble difficulties. 

Radies finds, however, that UCLA professors and graduate students 
typically request instruction when they need something very specific for 
their teaching, research, or dissertation. She remembers one scholar who 
asked her to help compile a bibliography that she needed urgently on 
contemporary authors of a foreign country. “As I began saving records, 
she stopped me and asked what I was doing. At that point we switched 
into a brief session on how to compile and email bibliographies, and how 
to set up display options on MELVYL, including the one most similar 
to the Chicago style citation she was using.” 

Another library user that Radies recalls needed newspaper articles on 
a particular subject, but was unfamiliar with the NEWS database. Due 
to the interest he showed, they stopped what they were doing and took 
the time to go through different search, display, and save options, 
switched to Current Contents Table of Contents, and then to Current 
Contents. The instruction concluded with Radies setting up a current 
awareness program because the man had just published and was very 
happy to learn MELVYL could automatically send citations of the 
reviews of his book to his email address. ■ 

Looking ahead, as the information age passes through the 90s and into 
the next millennium, the UCLA Library believes the teaching of com¬ 
puter skills and information literacy to be as essential to an education as 
the venerable “three Rs” were regarded in our more formative years. 
The Library has adopted this approach to instruction not simply to 
satisfy the rigorous academic demands of UCLA users, but to prepare 
them for a life of continuous learning, wherever whatever and whoever 
they choose to be. 

Faculty interested in possibilities for 
specialized library instruction as it relates 
to their classes can find the name of the 
librarian to contact for their field by 
visiting the library's Home page at 
then selecting UCLA Library Services, 
then Classroom Support,then Contacts. 


One of the UCLA Library’s partners in supporting scholarly enter¬ 
prises on campus is the Office of Instructional Development. OID 
accomplishes its mission of instructional development for both faculty 
and students through supporting innovative educational projects and 
collaborating with the Academic Senate, the College of Letters and 
Sciences Executive Committee, and campuswide faculty committees. 
The Chancellor’s Faculty Committee on Instructional Improvement 
Programs advises OID on its varied programs and services. 

by Ruth Sabean & Teresa Dawson-Munoz 

Ruth Sabean is Assistant Director, 


Teresa Dawson-Munoz is 
Assistant Director, Instructional 
Improvement Programs for the 
Office of Instructional 

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RAIG MERLIC (Department of Chem¬ 
istry and Biochemistry) received an 
Instructional Improvement Program (IIP) 
grant in 1995-96 to develop an online 
system of remote, or in today’s vernacular, 

Virtual Office Hours that Chemical & Engineering News 
has described as transforming the way students and 
faculty communicate. Virtual Office Hours (VOH) is a 
campus-based World Wide Web system that allows 
students to view course materials such as syllabi, prob¬ 
lem sets, and exams online. Students can post questions 
to professors and view the answers at any time of the 
day or night. Others who, due to their work or class 
schedules, can’t get to in-person office hours can have 
one-on-one exchanges with their instructors through 
the VOH system. Beyond having their own questions 
answered, students in any course can visit virtual office 
hours for access to all the questions and answers be¬ 
tween other students and their instructor (providing the 
“confidential button” option wasn’t selected), thereby multiplying the 
impact of the system many times over. Merlic observes that this innova¬ 
tion has already become an effective tool in teaching and credits its 
success to his collaboration with OID, without which “it would not have 

Already used by 15 classes and more than 15,000 students, Virtual 
Office Hours clocked a peak usage of 80,000 accesses in one week in 
spring 1996. Numerous departments on campus are looking at how to 
integrate Merlic’s VOH system into their teaching support. A second 
generation VOH system now being developed will include online 
tutoring, with split-screen capacity and online study groups. 

Contrary to the fears that VOH would reduce faculty-student contact, 
the opposite has been the case. After posting VOH inquiries, some 
students are motivated to follow them up in person , others after reading 
fellow students’ questions will then come in with their own related 

Support for this kind of innovation involving faculty, students, and 
staff is available from OID through a variety of mechanisms. Annually, 
the Chancellor’s Faculty Advisory Committee on Instructional Improve¬ 
ment Programs, administered and supported by OID, evaluates propos¬ 
als for financial assistance, faculty release time, and graduate student 
research assistantships associated with proposals to improve instruction. 
The grants that have been awarded have ranged from $2,000 to $500,000 
over a 3-year period. During the past academic year 63 major IIP grants 
were awarded, as well as 785 mini-grants of $750 or less. This annual 
process of providing direct IIP grants to support innovation in under¬ 
graduate instruction can offer, according to faculty recipients, the most 
timely and at times far-reaching impact. The opportunity to apply at any 
time for small grants that bring in guest speakers, take a class on a field 
trip, or acquire media, software, etc., enables faculty members to signifi¬ 
cantly and yet easily enrich their day-to-day teaching. 

Professor Craig Merlic holds an “in-person” office hour with under¬ 
graduate chemistry student Jennifer Kreisberg. 

The following is an exchange between a 
perplexed student and her instructor 
accessible through Virtual Office Hours. 

Student’s Question 

Professor, on question 5-D of the homework 
it asks us to use the Arrhenious equation or 
the data in table 5-2 to estimate the 
energy difference. I don’t understand how 
they can calculate the energy using the 
Arrhenius equation. I tried using the 
equation, but the answer is not right. 

Thanks, Mimi 

Instructor’s Reply 

Remember that the EQUILIBRIUM equation 
is formulated in terms of the concentration 
of products over the concentration of 
reactants [P]/[R]. You may consider 
conformational equilibrium a type of very 
fast reaction and treat two conformers as 
“reactant" and "product." Mathematically, 
conformational equilibrium and reaction 
equilibrium are identical. For instance, use 
the ratio of 55:45 as the equilibrium value 
between two conformers A and B as 55/45 
- [A]/[B]= K = exp(-DeltaGZRT). Knowing 
K R and the temperature T, solve for 
DeltaG. Good luck. 


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simple definitions, applications, and topics that can 
be accessed by the student-user through 
concepts, live video demonstrations, graphic 
simulations, quizzes, and problems. 

Maha Ashour-AbdaUa (Department of Physics 
and Astronomy) first approached OID in 1991-92 
with a proposal for changing the teaching of 
Physics 8. Her first Instructional Improvement 
Program grant funded a programmer to develop 
numerical simulations to replace some outmoded 
lab experiments. Additional support from the Dean 
of Physical Sciences and from vendors made it 
possible to build a computer lab in which students 
could run the system. Innovation in technology and 
innovation in teaching often go hand in hand. 
Abdalla’s vision of incorporating multimedia into 
her first system brought further IIP grants through 
which MEPI (Multimedia Enhanced Physics 
Instruction) came into being. Now an extensive 28 
“chapters” on two CD-ROMs, MEPI helps more than 600 students a 
year at UCLA learn the principles of physics. Dynamically-linked 
concepts, simulations, videos, problems, and quizzes enable students to 
learn in a highly interactive manner, employing a broad variety of tools 
and strategies. Abdalla also maintains she simply “couldn’t have done it 
without OID support,” citing the difficulty of acquiring external funds 
to produce something so innovative for student instruction. 

No less valuable than the instructional innovations it fosters is the fact 
that IIP funding serves as an endorsement for attracting additional 
support from departments, as well as a basis for matching or continua¬ 
tion grants from external funding agencies. Not unlike Abdalla’s experi¬ 
ence, Craig Merlic found that the initial Instructional Improvement 
Program grant, with which he paid a programmer to implement his 
conceptual design, attracted other immediate support and continues to 
do so. Donations from Apple Computer, Inc. helped bring his first 
version of Virtual Office Hours to completion, and, most recently, grants 
from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation will enable further 
development which will connect UCLA researchers with Santa Monica 
College students. This continuing and multiplying impact from a 
relatively modest initial investment is one of the ways OID and the 
Advisory Committee measure their contribution to the innovative 
teaching efforts of UCLA faculty. 

Above: Images from the CD of Professor Maha 
Ashour-Abdalla from a video segment that 
demonstrates linear momentum, circular motion, 
and a computerized simulation of Newton's law. 

A screen from the 
interactive problem 
section that 
responds with 
prodding MEPI 


Problem 1: A gas withy = 1.30 has heat added to it during 
an isobaric expansion. What fraction of the heat goes into 
internal energy and what fraction of heat does the work of 

I don t think 
so. Perhaps 
you should 
study some 

A train uses the first law of thermodynamics. 
Heat added to its internal system increases Its 
internal energy and does work to move the train. 

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HILE initially 
OID fosters 

innovation as a 
creative, even 

enterprise, if a project becomes 
a recognized and necessary 
part of the university’s instruc¬ 
tional services, an appropriate 
permanent home is sought. 

The Honors Collegium, the 
Orientation Program, the 
Counseling Assistants pro¬ 
gram, and the Undergraduate 

Student Research Program all started with OID before moving else¬ 
where on a sustained basis. 

On the other hand, there are some services and programs that remain 
with OID beyond their initial development. For the most part these are 
projects that can be characterized by their broad campus mission and 
that will be enhanced by their proximity to other projects at OID. A 
clear example of how such proximity works is the manner in which the 
Collegium of University Teaching Fellows (CUTF) benefits from the 
well-established Teaching Assistant Training Program. 

The Teaching Assistant Training Program supports the training of all 
graduate student teaching apprentices through offering among other 
things: i) a day-long, campuswide conference of pedagogical training, 
philosophical reflection, and social interaction, 2) a program providing 
consultants for departments seeking to implement new programs to 
improve the skills of their TAs, and 3) videotape feedback services on 
request for TAs who wish to evaluate and improve their teaching skills. 

The Collegium of University Teaching Fellows offers graduates the 
opportunity to build on the experiences they had as TAs. Fellows create, 
develop, then offer a small lower division seminar in their field based on 
their own research interests. 

In her syllabus Lisa Palmer (Program in Comparative Literature), a 
participant in the Collegium, described a course, Humanities 98T, 
American Identities, which draws from autobiographies, essays, films, 
photographs by women and men of various American ethnicities to 
provoke discussion of how gender, ethnicity, and race influence identity. 
Through its class work there is an attempt to “discover exactly what is 
(are) American identity(ies) and on what are they founded? Or, on the 
other hand, if the notion of an American identity is a necessary fiction?” 
Students explore the development of their own identity through a 
personal oral history project as well as the creation of an autobiography. 

Lisa Palmer has written: “Just as the program benefited me tremen¬ 
dously by giving me the experience of designing and implementing a 
course, it benefited the undergraduate students who — as their evalua¬ 
tions show — appreciated the opportunity to choose a course slightly 
outside those regularly required, with a smaller number of students and a 
correspondingly highly interactive format. I have never had so many 
highly motivated students. We all got exceptionally involved.” 

Following her Collegium of University Teaching Fellows experience, Lisa Palmer (seen meeting with student 
George-Alex Lopez) has continued her teaching with an English 3 appointment. 

These free-associative student expres¬ 
sions of identity are selected from an 
assignment made in Palmer's Collegium 

No hyphens. 

I am infinite in my divisions. 

I am history 

and my identity acknowledges 
this history, 
all of it. 

a total industrial chick 

the obedient girl listening to drab parental 


I am the youngest of six children 
my mother passed away when I was seven 
I am caught in a cold and silent evaluation 
of everything that goes on around me. 

I am a conforming nonconformist. 

My history has been taken from me and 
my slave ancestors, 

I struggle to reclaim 
who I am. 

I’m not the kind of person who studied 
24/7 in high school. 

I had friends who drank/smoke/did pot. 

I am a Regent's scholar. 


Some Course Titles Offered by the Collegium of 

Teaching Fellows during the Past Three Years. 

Philosophy 98T, Morality, Practical Reason, and Individual 
Happiness, William FitzPatrick. 

Slavic Languages 98T, Art & Politics Between the Wars:The 
Avant-garde and the Authoritarian State, Karen A. McCauley. 

Social Welfare 98T, Contemporary Urban American Indian 
Mental Health Issues, Karina Walters. 

Psychology 98T, Applications of Cognitive Science to Developing 
Multimedia, Merideth Gattis. 

Anatomy & Cell Biology 98T, Sex Differences in the Brain, Elise 

Classics 98T, Greek Magic and Science, Julie Laskaris. 

History 98T, Merchandising the "Good Life":American Consum¬ 
erism in the 20th Century, Lisa Jacobson. 

Film & Television 98T, Justice and Contemporary Film, Theresa 

Ethnomusicology & Systematic Musicology 98T, Country 
Music in Los Angeles: 1940 to the Present - Exploration of a 
Rural Aesthetic in Urban Settings, Amy Corin. 

Mathematics 98T, Graph Theory and Its Applications, Jennifer 

The CUTF program provides a group of emerg¬ 
ing scholars with the valuable experience of con¬ 
necting the area of their dissertation research with 
the development of curriculum. It serves as a 
mechanism for enhanced career training as gradu¬ 
ates prepare for the academic job market. 

In a similar manner the proximity of OID’s 
Evaluation of Instruction Program, which processes 
student evaluations of every course at UCLA in 
order to provide faculty with direct, uncompromised 
feedback to consider when fine-tuning their instruc¬ 
tion, also provides the necessary data for a meaning¬ 
ful and effective program of Faculty Consultation 
and Professional Development. OID offers carefully 
tailored faculty consultation to promote instruc¬ 
tional growth through a process of self discovery. For 
individuals who wish to make a focused effort to 
move toward their own personal educational objec¬ 
tives, a discussion with a trained consultant, based 
on the written evaluation comments of their stu¬ 
dents, can be an excellent place to start. 


Collegium classes can be particu¬ 
larly intense and exciting because 
instructors are teaching their first 
courses from their area of interest 
with the syllabus they've designed. 

OME PROJECTS administered 
directly by OID rely on the office’s 
ability as a coordinator of both ideas 
and resources. The Field Studies 
Development Program, for example, 
assists faculty in adding experiential components to their courses by 
placing UCLA undergraduate students in externally-funded internships 
where they apply the theory of the classroom to practical, real-world 

One of these Field Studies Development Programs is Community 
Based Learning (CBL) which sets up high school field sites in locations 
such as the LA Unified School District. Here, while enjoying the 
benefits of the experience and training they receive, participating UCLA 
undergraduates, in return, make a significant contribution to the LA 
community through their instructional support work. 

For such a complex initiative to come alive, the CBL program must 
work both individually with and coordinate the efforts of all of the 
players involved — the city, community groups, high schools, the 
university, students, and faculty. Typically in a CBL program, UCLA 
undergraduate students are recruited to act as tutors on a particular topic 
for local high schools. CBL works to get the funding (often from the 
city or community groups) to administer the program, for example 
paying to transport the UCLA undergraduate tutors to their internship 
high school sites. High schools provide the institutional support re¬ 
quired at the site. UCLA faculty give weight to the program by award¬ 
ing class credit (sometimes as independent study) to their students in 
recognition of both the personal and intellectual growth they exhibit, 
and the valuable service they provide. 

The Los Angeles Youth Renaissance Project, for instance, trained 
high school teachers of at-risk youth in LA’s high schools with the aim 
of improving the classroom experience equally for the teachers and their 
students. The hoped-for result was to increase the likelihood of both 
teachers and students remaining at the school. 

The culmination of this 18-month project was the recent “Renaissance 
Day at UCLA” which offered high school students and their teachers the 
chance to reflect on the results of the project and their individual 
achievements. On that day 225 at-risk high school students came to 
UCLA, toured the campus, met minority leaders in the UCLA commu¬ 
nity, and participated in workshops on gender relations, academic 
resources, and self awareness. Perhaps most significantly the high school 
students made the acquaintance of UCLA undergraduates from minor¬ 
ity communities who volunteered to serve as mentors, not just for the 
day but for potential future interests such as help in applying to college. 

In sponsoring the Renaissance Day at UCLA, OID played its role of 
facilitator in bringing on- and off-campus groups together and was 
rewarded with the satisfaction of creating an educational experience in 
which the learning went both ways. 

One of the great strengths of OID lies in the combination under one 
umbrella of expertise in pedagogy, media and technology. This fairly rare 
(within higher education) organizational structure makes it possible to 
provide cohesive programs and services in support of innovation in 
instruction. Whether during a consultation on teaching or a consultation 
on using media or technology, there is always the opportunity to link all 
three components. In combination with curriculum grants, this syner¬ 
gism is reflected in virtually every description by instructors of what they 
have accomplished with the support of OID. 

Renaissance Day:The impact 
of these campus interactions 
can stretch far beyond the 
immediate. As one Belmont 
High School participant said, 

“I learned to be aware of 
who I am, what I want to do 
in life. I know more about 
UCLA and how I am going to 
get here.” 



In the computerized visual presentation 
for her course titled, “The Rhetoric of 
Rule", Sara Melzer takes advantage of 
the flexibility of an on-screen clickable 
table of contents to move back and 
forth between images from her lectures 
past and present.This capacity to 
instantly juxtapose images and ideas, she 
points out, is particularly suited to a 
teaching style that invites 
class participation. 

Responses to questions 
or comments provoked 
by one image such as this 
painting of Louis XIV can 
be developed by showing 
related images. 

NE OFTHE MOST RECENT and exciting new OID 
services, the Faculty New Media Center, opened in the 
summer of 1995 to provide intensive, individual, hands-on 
consulting in the use of digital technologies as they apply 
to teaching and learning. More than 80 individual faculty 
and groups used the facility in the first year of operation. By far the most 
valuable aspect of this service has been the availability of one-on-one 
exchanges between faculty and center staff about teaching with multime¬ 
dia, accompanied by hands-on demonstrations of discipline-related 
examples of existing applications. These consultation sessions are fol¬ 
lowed up with introductions on how to use scanning equipment, soft¬ 
ware presentation packages, and CD-ROMs. (In addition to multime¬ 
dia, the Faculty New Media Laboratory also addresses the demand for 
growing Web-based applications and communication tools, including 
Virtual Office Hours.) 

As part of any faculty member’s introduction to the use of multime¬ 
dia, a presentation template developed by the Center is provided in 

conjunction with a demonstration of an exemplar 
classroom presentation. Access to this template 
provides a simple, easily-graspable strategy to get 
started, removing some of those hurdles that can 
prevent good ideas from becoming good teaching 

Many faculty have already developed com¬ 
puter-generated presentations. Sara Melzer 
(French Department) examines through images 
the nature of political authority and its depen¬ 
dence on spectacle and symbolic forms in the 
reign of Louis XIV to illuminate how modern 
American presidents construct their authority. 

Jutta Landa (Department of Germanic Lan¬ 
guages) developed a slide show module for her 
class in Elementary German, in order to use 
artwork to instruct and query UCLA students in 
the use of specific analytic terms in German. 
Landa is also creating a CD-ROM which will 
serve as an interactive resource guide for German 
language and film instructors. Peter Tokofsky 

"Louis XIV as the Good Shepherd” 
illustrates how royal "propaganda” identified 
the Sun King with Christ. 

After Sara Melzer’s initial 
consultation and hands-on 
introduction by the Center's 
Steve Rossen as to how 
media can be applied to her 
instruction, research assistant 
Vanessa Herold prepared the 
visual material for the 





Co-teacher for the 
course Fred Prichard 
adds captions to images 
he presents in class.This 
early 18th century image 
is of a mandrake root 
believed to have magical 
reproductive qualities. 

(Folklore and Mythology Program and Department of Germanic 
Languages) prepared a computer presentation from scanned slides he 
had taken of Carnival practices worldwide, and incorporated digital 
video to compare varying Carnival rites and rituals. 

Jack Katz (Department of Sociology) is teaching with a presentation 
incorporating over 70 scanned images for use in class discussion and 
eventual mounting on a World Wide Web site. 

An increasing number of longer-term faculty projects are also under¬ 
way in the Faculty New Media Center. Alessandro Duranti (Depart¬ 
ment of Anthropology) is planning to incorporate a number of video 
clips he has collected into an interactive CD-ROM with which his 
students will be able to investigate cultural groups, for the purpose of 

learning research methodologies. As an outgrowth of 
working with Duranti, the Faculty New Media Center 
will create a general structure and template 
which other faculty can adapt to produce 
similar applications for their course con- 
Y cepts. 

The Center for Near Eastern Studies, 
chaired by Irene Bierman, has embarked on 
the development of an interactive CD-ROM 
for use by students of Turkish. The CD-ROM 
will incorporate video segments of a popular 
Turkish soap opera in order to assist students 
with grammar and syntax. Gulls Kuruoglu will be 
working with the Faculty New Media Center to 
further develop and evaluate the CD-ROM with the 
goal of eventually being able to use it as a template 
for other language learning applications for the 
Center for Near Eastern Studies. 

Professor Katz responding to a student's images 
comparing the supermarket shelf space devoted 
to flour to that given deodorants. 

Bosee female 
From N. 
Plantes (Paris, 

In Jack Katz’s course, “Contemporary 
Personal Experience in Historical Perspec¬ 
tive,’’ students collect images (photographs, 
video recordings, or photocopies) to be 
mounted on the class Web site with their 
annotated comments describing how their 
images relate to the historical material 

presented in lectures. 
Subsequently, both 
Professor Katz and 
other students 
respond to their 
online comments and 
a thematic dialogue 


This graph being screened by Professor 
Dwight Read represents a relationship 
between passage of time and brain size from 
earliest Hominids to the present. Working 
with this online data in class to graph the 
simplest relationship between these variables, 
Read can replicate 
solutions the students 
have attempted in the 
lab as well as any 
alternatives that arise. 

This dynamic system 
also enables students 
to work with the 
datasets that reside on 
the same social science 
network server that 
both faculty and staff 
researchers use. 


services are no less vital as components for creating, 
maintaining, and improving a campus environment 
that’s conducive to innovative teaching. (At their most 
effective, they can be so reliable as to be taken for 
granted and noticeable only at those times when something goes wrong.) 

Building and maintaining the technology infrastructure for teaching 
in general assignment classrooms is a responsibility shared by OID’s 
Audio Visual Services, Media Systems Design, and Media Systems 
Maintenance services, in collaboration with OID’s Information Technol- 
ogy Systems group. Based on the availability of funding, three or four 
rooms are newly equipped or upgraded each fiscal year. By Fall 1996, 30 
general assignment classrooms will have Internet connectivity, more than 
100 will be equipped with a range of media presentation technologies, 
from those with a screen and overhead projector to those with video data 
projectors and slide projectors. In addition, a high-quality pool of 
portable equipment makes it possible to provide faculty with whatever 
tools are needed to incorporate media effectively into their teaching. 

The value of this ongoing investment in state-of-the-art classroom 
media and campus computer network infrastructure is most enthusiasti¬ 
cally described by faculty members who have begun to change how they 
teach as they experiment with new technology applications in their 

Jeffrey K. Lew (Department of Atmospheric Sciences) describes the 
impact of being able to connect his computer to deliver “nearly all of the 
visual content of the lecture.” Projecting computer images onto a 16 foot 

screen in a classroom seating over 
350 students contributes to instruc¬ 
tion in a number of ways. According 
to Lew, “It completely replaces 
overhead projection transparencies, 
including the times I need to write 
something on the fly. The ability to 
use animation to illustrate a concept 
is very useful in the physical sci¬ 
ences, since before, we had to wave 
hands or bring in a physical demon¬ 
stration, which could in reality only 
be seen by students in the first few 
rows of the room.” 

One of the first to work with 
OID in piloting the development 
and use of the general assignment 
classroom network was Dwight 
Read (Department of Anthropol¬ 
ogy). He describes the changes 
which occurred in teaching Anthro¬ 
pology 180, a course designed 
around the analysis of actual data 
sets from several subfields of 
anthropology, as follows: “The usual 
arrangement of a classroom for 

I can motivate the analysis by a discussion of the village.” 

“Because we can go from students’ ideas to analysis of the data, we 
engage in interactive discussion where they see the data and its implica¬ 
tions for their ideas, and then come up with new ideas in response. The 
backbone connection also makes it possible to address questions they 
have about doing the exercise during the lecture. This gives them the 
feedback they need while working on the exercises, rather than having to 
wait until the next laboratory session. In sum, the course would not work 
without bringing the computer resources into the classroom.” 

Katherine Hayles (Department of English) similarly points to the 
expanded possibilities for teaching in one of the first general assignment 
classrooms connected to the campus backbone in her English 178 course, 
Literature in Transition: The Impact of Information Technologies. Her 
course examines the idea that as computers become woven into the 
fabric of everyday life for publishers, libraries, authors, readers, teachers, 
and students, the concepts that underlie literary studies and the practices 
that constitute it as a profession are undergoing remarkable and far- 
reaching changes. Such fundamental questions as What is an author? 
What is a text? and What is a reader? are asked with fresh urgency and 
answered in new ways in light of these technologies. Through such 
works as Uncle Buddy’s Fun House , Hayles introduces the use of 
hypertextuality, interactivity, and multimedia as literary elements. 

Because the course explores the metamorphoses that computer 
technology itself brings, Hayles points to the network connection 
installed in the classroom as crucial, “for it allowed me to bring a por¬ 
table computer (provided through OID’s Audio Visual Services) into 
class and demonstrate live for the students exactly how textual bodies 
change when they move onto the Internet and World Wide Web.” 
Making use of a portable computer, Hayles also noted that “Since some 
of the students were rather tentative about using the Internet, these in- 
class demonstrations were invaluable, for they gave everyone access to 
the electronic textuality that is transforming how literary studies are 

As one of Hayles’s students commented in an evaluation of the 
course, “I had assumed that email would depersonalize interaction 
between my fellow students; I found the opposite to be true. Comments 
to the listserv were surprisingly insightful and often thought provoking. 
Email in the classroom facilitates interaction. Suddenly, that quiet 

As Katherine Hayles describes it, this 
hypertext novel holds the papers of 
Buddy Newkirk, a young man in his 
twenties, now deceased.Throughout the 
hypertext there are allusions to other 
texts that were important to him. John 
Barth's Lost in the Fun House is one; 
another is the post-modern text, 

Gravity's Rainbow. Also there’s his own 
writing, for his college newspaper The 
Oracle, and a script he wrote titled 
Sooner or Later.The task of the reader by 
searching through all of these texts is to 
figure out how they all go together to 
make up a life. It’s not anything like 
reading a coherent narrative, she points 
out, but a very active process of 
construction from very dense, 
intertextual, complex fragments that are 
linked and layered in multiple ways. 


person in the back row has a lot to say. I now find myself turning to the 
Web as quickly as I turn to the dictionary. The resources available to 
students on the Web are invaluable.” 

The question “What’s new at OID?” brings a fresh answer each 
quarter. In Spring 1996, new initiatives included linking Field Studies 
interns with faculty instructional media projects, holding “spring training” 
for TA Consultants for 1996-97 with more new media training compo¬ 
nents, loaning cameras for course projects at Audio Visual Services, and 
providing video editing services as the next step in assisting faculty to 
integrate multimedia projects into their teaching. 

OID s services and programs have continued to evolve since its incep¬ 
tion in 1978, with the common purpose of fostering innovation that 
promises to reshape, enrich, and enhance instruction at UCLA.Whether 
in the role of leader or follower, enabler or provider, the Office of Instruc¬ 
tional Development seeks to understand the critical current issues related 
to instruction, to remain ever receptive to ideas and initiatives that 
address them, and to create the avenues through which they can be 
realized. ■ 

A Guide to 


-o O- 

V ''’ 

For further information about OID 
programs and services, please contact 
Office of Instructional Development: 
60 Powell Library Building 
(310) 825-9149 

Director, Dr. Larry L.Loeher 

by Claire Q. Bellanti 

n the northwestern edge of the UCLA campus, 
staff are moving library materials into a recently 
constructed addition to the University of 
California’s Southern Regional Library Facility (SRLF). 
Partially buried underground and hidden from the street 
by a dense grove of eucalyptus and undergrowth, the 
new shelving module, which doubles storage space, was 
completed in January 1996. Phase 2 incorporates the 
latest technology to sustain a protective environment for 
library collections from UCLA and the Irvine, River¬ 
side, San Diego, and Santa Barbara campuses. Phase 1 of 
the SRLF, which opened in 1987 with an approximately 
3.5 million volume capacity of compacted storage, up to 
three times more efficient than normal, was 95 percent 
full last December. The new module, Phase 2, will allow 
the UCLA Library to continue sending materials in 
need of special environmental protection for active 

Top:These television production videotapes are 
among the varied media formats housed in the 
recently opened Phase 2. Bottom: Wall maps 
from UCLA’s geography collection are stored in 
the SRLF’s controlled environment. 

storage, while also providing surge space for over¬ 
crowded stack collections on the campus. 

Besides storing books, journals, archives, media, and 
microforms for the five southern campus libraries, the 
new module will also serve the UCLA Film & Televi¬ 
sion Archive. About one-third of the space available will 
be devoted to the non-nitrate Archive collections of 
motion pictures and television footage in many formats, 
including 35 mm film, videotape, videocassette, news¬ 
reels, vitaphone disks, and radio disks. These collections 
comprise approximately 43,000 motion picture titles and 
60,000 television programs of more than 300,000 items. 
(The volatile nitrate film, a pre-1950 technology, will 
remain in special concrete vaults at the Archive’s Holly¬ 
wood facility.) 

In Phase 2, special space-saving, pull-out shelving was 
developed for video cassettes and oversize shelves for 
materials as large as 4 by 6 feet. Three refrigerated vaults 
were installed to house preservation master microfilms 
from UC libraries and preservation negatives from the 
Film & Television Archive. Added to the already 
existing microfiche, microfilm, and flat documents 
shelving in Phase 1, the SRLF now provides versatile 
space for almost anything libraries collect. 

Paper and film collections are best preserved in a cold 
and dry atmosphere. The SRLF significantly enhances 
the preservation of all of these collections by maintain¬ 
ing temperature and humidity without fluctuation. The 
computer-controlled heating, ventilating, and air- 
conditioning system supports a steady 60 degrees 
Fahrenheit and 45 percent relative humidity in the 
stacks. The preservation vaults for film and microfilm 
negatives are maintained at 45 degrees and 40 percent 
humidity. While a very uncomfortable environment for 
human beings, it is the best possible storage environ- 


ment for these artifacts. The cold 
and dry conditions retard chemical 
interactions that erode film and 
decay paper. 

Ultraviolet light also damages 
paper and film. Because fluorescent 
lights are a source of ultraviolet 
radiation, motion detectors in the 
Phase 2 lighting system turn the 
stack lights on only when motion 
trips the sensor; the lights stay on as 
long as a person moves regularly in 
the area. In the first shelving 
module, timers control the lighting. 

Each light tube in both modules is 
wrapped in special plastic tubing 
which further reduces ultraviolet 
radiation. Dust, ozone, and other 
particles in the air can also damage 
these materials. The building design 
therefore includes special air filters 
to clean the air of almost infinitesi¬ 
mal particulate matter; Los Angeles 
city air pollution is trapped in these 
air filters. 

While it is not possible to 
prevent the disintegration of library 
materials entirely, it can be consid¬ 
erably slowed. Unprotected paper, 

especially acid processed paper produced in this century, 
often disintegrates in fifty years or less. With such 
safeguards and controls on temperature, humidity, 
ultraviolet light, and air particles as are available at the 
SRLF, preservation experts believe that much of this 
material may last five hundred years or more. 

Storing and protecting research materials for the 
University of California is not the only mission of the 
SRLF. Since the first module opened, the staff has been 
preparing computer records on the stored material and 
retrieving and delivering requests to any UCLA campus 
library within 24 hours or less. 

With the additional space in Phase 2 has come a new 
assignment as well. Space has been set aside in the 
facility for a preservation microfilming operation for the 
five southern UC campuses. In spite of advances in 
digitizing existing paper documents, microfilming 
remains the preferred method of preserving the intellec¬ 
tual content now on fragile paper. The process of 
making master microfilms and use copies is similar to 
other photographic processes. The SRLF has microfilm 
cameras and a darkroom for processing microfilm. 
Trained staff are providing this service at cost to the 

campuses that need preservation copies of newspapers, 
archives, documents, books, and journals which are 
falling apart from use and age or disintegrating from 
chemical reactions in the paper. 

As electronic journals and books become more 
common, the SRLF and the NRLF, its sister facility in 
Richmond, California, are expected to play a new role in 
preserving one “archival” paper copy of journals available 
to the campuses in electronic format. As digitizing for 
preservation becomes more affordable, SRLF staff are 
likely to be involved. 

Campuses expect to fill the shelving module of Phase 2 
by the year 2010. The next fifteen years are sure to bring 
changes to the functions at the SRLF. However, we can 
expect that two things (besides the temperature and 
humidity) will remain the same: a commitment on the 
part of the SRLF staff to preserve UC’s valuable re¬ 
search collections in whatever way works best, and 
provision of fast, efficient service for those people who 
need to use them. ■ 

Events & 

Among the works exhibited will be that of 
Dr. Patricia E. Bath, who owns four patents 
on a laser cataract surgery device, and is the 
first woman faculty ophthalmologist 
appointed to UCLA’s Department of 
Ophthalmology, Jules Stein Eye Institute. 

Out of the Shadows 

African American Inventors 
URL Lobby 
January-March 1997 

Featured will be the self-contained Black Inventions Museum which highlights the 
inventions of Africans and African Americans, beginning with the great Kingdoms 
of Africa through the African Holocaust, and reaching to technical inventions 
including those in the field of aerospace. 

African American Mystery Writers 

College Library Rotunda 

January-March 1997 

On display will be materials celebrating African American Mystery Writers as well as 
highlights from the African American Inventors exhibit. 

The World of Film and Television 

Music Library Special Collections 

July 15 -November 15,1996 

The music manuscripts of Henry Mancini, 
Alex North, and other composers repre¬ 
sented in Music Library archival collec¬ 

Five Centuries of Music Printing 

Music Library, Schoenberg Hall Lobby 

August 1-November 30,1996 

On display will be various forms of early 
music printing techniques, along with 
examples of the transfer of a composer’s 
music manuscript to the publisher’s printed 

Powell Grand Opening Exhibit 

Lowell Library building 

September -December 1996 

A history of the Powell Building and the 
recent construction and renovation project. 

Wild Silk Moths: 

Photographs by Kirby Wolf 

Biomedical Library 

September 15 -December 15,1996 

Photographs showing the larva and adults 
of various species of Saturniidae or wild silk 

LA Ink: A Century of Local 
Printing 8c Publishing 

URL Lobby 

October-December, 1996 

A display of a wide range of local endeav¬ 
ors, this exhibit marks the first annual 
meeting of the American Printing History 
Association held on the West Coast. 

William Everson: Poet, Printer, 

URL Special Collections 

October-December, 1996 

Tracing the careers of this distinguished 
author and book designer, this exhibit also 
celebrates the American Printing History 
Association’s first annual meeting to be 
held on the West Coast. 

uaA Jibrarian 

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University of California, Los Angeles 
Box 951575 

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575