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Tracings:Spring 1998, Vol. 17, No. 2

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ALUMNI AWARD OF MERITJoanne Callard, retired Associate Director of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Library, was presented the Alumni Award of Merit at the OU SLIS Alumni Association reception at the Annual Oklahoma Library Association Conference April 30, 1998 at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa. She received both an M.L.S. and a Medical Library Association Certification in 1976. Ms. Callard was recognized for her ongoing support for the School and her contributions to the profession of librarianship. Since her retirement in 1990, she has continued library work by volunteering at hospital and church libraries.MICHAEL E. DEBAKEY LIBRARY SERVICES OUTREACH AWARDClinton M. (Marty) Thompson, Jr., Director of the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library and Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Library Science, College of Allied Health, has been selected as the 6th recipient of the national Michael E. DeBakey Library Services Outreach Award. This prestigious award, given by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine, honors an outstanding librarian in the area of outreach to rural unaffiliated or underserved medical populations.The award, which includes a $500 cash prize, was presented to Marty on April 27, 1998, by the Friends of the National Library of Medicine at "The Emerging Health Information Infrastructure 1998" conference at Georgetown University Conference Center in Washington, D.C.Marty was nominated for the award by medical librarians from Oklahoma and Arkansas. In their letters of nomination and support, they emphasized Marty’s work obtaining funding for outreach projects to rural unaffiliated and underserved medical populations, his active role in organizing a number of major outreach programs in the state, and in sharing knowledge and promoting outreach to members of his staff, Oklahoma hospital librarians and library managers, and regional colleagues. The letters described Marty as a mentor to librarians who serve rural health professionals. "What Marty has accomplished is remarkable," one librarian wrote. "He does not do outreach work for the prestige or glory, but because he believes in the importance of meeting the informational needs of health professionals all over Oklahoma."DEBRA SPINDLE NOMINATED FOR SNOWBIRD INSTITUTE Debra Spindle, manager of the downtown library at Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City, was nominated by OU SLIS for the 1998 Snowbird Institute in Utah and has been selected as a participant. She is the third OU SLIS nominee selected in the past five years. For the application process, Debra had to supply a one-page resume, a one-page statement of her career goals, achievements, and expectations for the Institute as well as a letter of recommendation from a supervisor. She says that she is truly honored to have been nominated and accepted to the Institute. She looks forward to being able to work with this network of professionals at the same place in their careers as she is. A paragraph from her "Goals, Achievements, Expectations" sums up her feelings: "The library where I am employed is scheduled for a new building by 2000. I was hired as manager last November after having been a professional librarian in the system a year and a half. I applied for the job because of the incredible opportunities it offered—a new building in a (finally) rebounding downtown, to test my owntraining and experiences, and to join a system and a profession struggling to redefine its role in its community. Managing all this change with the appropriate dose of risk-taking is one of my major challenges. The opportunity to learn more about my leadership philosophy and style at this point in my professional career is one I covet." —by Debra SpindleReturn to Table of Contents

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK Our new membership year started July 1, 1998, and our new Board and officers are now in place. As always, any Alum is welcome at the meetings. Please contact a Board member to let us know what you want your group to be. President Stewart Brower will lead us with the assistance of Vice-President/Chair-Elect Vicki Sullivan; Secretary Pat Zachary; and Treasurer Marianne Morgan. New Board members are Dana Belcher and Sybil Connolly. Appreciation goes to outgoing Board members and officers for their service to the Alum group. During the year, awards went to student Karen Campbell for her paper entitled, "The Fair Use Doctrine of the Copyright Act in the Electronic Information Environment."(Paper abstract follows) She received a framed certificate, a $100 check, and her name engraved on the plaque which hangs in the Library School. Joanne Callard was honored as the Outstanding Alum and received a framed certificate, a donation to the Irma Tomberlin Scholarship Fund in her name, and her name engraved on a plaque which hangs in the Library School. Congratulations to both of these winners!The Oklahoma Library Association Conference always offers an opportunity to get together at a reception. The Downtown Doubletree Hotel in Tulsa offered a very nice setting for our "wine and crunchies" gathering.Please start the membership year off by activating the OU SLIS Alum membership form in this copy of Tracings. The Alum Association pays for the printing, address labels and postage for all of the Tracings that are sent. —Yvonne Hinchee, 1997-98 PresidentTHE FAIR USE DOCTRINE OF THE COPYRIGHT ACT IN THE ELECTRONIC INFORMATION ENVIRONMENTby Karen CampbellABSTRACT: In a time of rapid technological change, deficiencies in the Copyright Act of 1976 have become apparent. In terms of "fair use," attempts to address its applicability in the electronic information environment have sharpened the line between the holders of copyright, whose focus is economic, and the users of copyrighted materials who have benefited from the "fair use" doctrine and whose focus is on dissemination of information. This paper identifies the parties on both sides; issues raised as a result of the 1995 report, Intellectual Property and the National Information Infrastructure (the "White Paper")from the Working Group on Intellectual Property Rights; and some of the solutions that are being suggested.Return to Table of Contents
OLA CONFERENCE RECEPTION If you got to attend 1998’s Oklahoma Library Association Conference in Tulsa, chances are you thought it was a great conference! One of the highlights was the OU SLIS Alumni Association’s Annual Reception when several alumni and friends met Thursday, April 30, at 5:30 p.m. to snack and "catch up" with each other. Yvonne Hinchee, Alumni Association President, welcomed everyone and introduced the officers for next year. Attendees waited in anticipation as Yvonne announced the 1998 Distinguished Alumni Award winner who was Joanne Callard from Norman, Oklahoma. Joanne is retired from her position as Associate Director of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Congratulations to our 1998 Distinguished Alum!Return to Table of Contents
BETA PHI MU BANQUETThe Lambda Chapter of Beta Phi Mu, an international honorary library organization, initiated new members and honored them with a banquet on April 4, 1998 at the University of Oklahoma Memorial Union. There were 11 initiates: Donna Bain, Cathy Carlson, Xiaotian Chen, Neta L. Cox, Sally Epp, Elissa Laird, Sara Lehman, Linda Sappenfield, Julie Webster, Julie A. Bigbee, and Dana Belcher. In addition to enjoying a delicious dinner, Beta Phi Mu members and guests enjoyed a thought-provoking program presented by Louise Robbins, Director of the Library School at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, on "The Indiscreet Ms. Brown and the Bartlesville Public Library." She discussed the results of the research for her article "Racism and Censorship in Cold War Oklahoma: The Case of Ruth W. Brown and the Bartlesville Public Library," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 100 (July 1996): 19-48. Yvonne Hinchee, President of the OU SLIS Alumni Association, presented a $100 award for the best entry submitted to the Student Call for Papers to Karen Campbell. Ms. Campbell’s paper was titled "The Fair Use Doctrine of the Copyright Act in the Electronic Information Environment."1998-1999 officers for the Lambda Chapter were announced. Next year’s President will be Beth Webb-Ozmun, Library Media Specialist, Union Public Schools, Tulsa; President-Elect will be Jennifer Goodson, Associate Professor and Head of Reference and Instructional Services for the Robert M. Bird Health Sciences Library, Cecelia Brown, Chemistry-Mathematics Librarian, University of Oklahoma, will serve as Secretary, and Thomas Messner, Business Liaison Librarian/Head of Access Services for McFarlin Library, University of Tulsa, was elected Treasurer. Dr. Michael Havener, the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma, is the faculty sponsor for the Lambda Chapter.TOMBERLIN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERDenise Walker was presented the Irma Rayne Tomberlin Scholarship Award at the annual Beta Phi Mu Banquet on the University of Oklahoma campus, April 4, 1998. The award is presented annually to a student enrolled in the OU School of Library and Information Studies. To be nominated by a faculty member for the Irma Rayne Tomberlin Scholarship, students must hold distinguished rank in the school, have at least a 3.75 grade point average based on a 4.0 scale over the last 60 hours of undergraduate work, or a 3.75 grade average or better in the last twelve hours of graduate work. Additionally, applicants must exhibit strength of character, seriousness of purpose, leadership ability, and promise of future involvement in the library profession. Walker is currently Co-President of Associated Library Students of Oklahoma. Return to Table of Contents
School of Library and Information Studies FACULTY NEWSMICHAEL HAVENER and KATHY LATROBEMichael Havener and Kathy Latrobe have had an article selected by ALA’s Library Instruction Round Table (LIRT) as one of the top 20 articles on library instruction for 1997. The article, "The Information-Seeking Behavior of High School Honors Students: An Exploratory Study" was published in the Journal of Youth Services in Libraries ( Winter 1997.) KATHLEEN HAYNES Professional Appointment: In 1997, Kathleen Haynes was appointed Co-Chair of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Task Force to Develop Education and Training for the National Film and Television/Video Preservation Plans. Through this task force, AMIA will benefit the field of archival education and training in Canada and the United States. This is a special task force to develop concrete proposals for creating education and training opportunities in the field. These proposals will be submitted to the Library of Congress for implementation as part of the national film and television/video preservation plans. The Library has agreed to take primary responsibility for finding the necessary funding, working in close collaboration with the National Film Preservation Foundation and the soon-to-be established American Television Preservation Foundation.Recent Publications:Haynes, Kathleen J. M. 1996. Index to The Power of Knowledge: George Eliot and Education by Linda K. Robertson. University of Kansas Humanistic Studies Series. New York: Peter Lang. Grants/awards:Co-Project Directors. Haynes, Kathleen J.M. and Patterson, Lotsee. Using Technology for the Improvement of Learning, University of Oklahoma. "Integrating Multimedia Resources into Classroom Projects"; 1998; $5,643 ($8465). Lotsee Patterson Lotsee Patterson is co-chair of a national pre-ALA conference "American Indian Issues and Resources: Tribal Views and Federal Sources." The conference, held in Washington, D.C. on June 26th, featured speakers from the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs and the Library of Congress, as well as the chief of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Dr. Patterson gave a presentation on "Management of Information in American Indian Communities."Dr. Patterson held her annual "Summer in Santa Fe" class August 3 - 7. Students made site visits to Pueblo libraries and to research libraries and archives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Lotsee Patterson and Rhonda TaylorDr. Patterson and Dr.Taylor have been invited to give papers for a conference on library services to multicultural populations in Tromso, Norway in August. The conference will bring together 50 invited delegates, from around the world, who will meet to share ideas and develop a set of recommendations on the issue of library services to multicultural populations.Lotsee Patterson, Rhonda Taylor and Bob Swisher Lotsee Patterson, Rhonda Taylor and Bob Swisher conducted a week long Institute for Tribal Librarians May 17 - May 23. The 16 librarians came from 16 different tribes and 12 states to participate in training sessions designed to assist them in becoming more effective users of internet resources.NEW FACULTYDr. Wallace Koehler will join the OU SLIS faculty as Assistant Professor in August, 1998. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Political Science, an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Tennessee, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University. In addition to spending six years at the Center for Energy and Environment Research at the University of Puerto Rico, he has worked in a variety of consulting and special project positions, most recently as Senior Researcher with International Information Associates in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Dr. Koehler’s recent professional activities include presentations at the 10th New Information Technology Conference, Hanoi, Viet Nam, March 1998, and at the Conference on Libraries and Associations in the Transient World, Sudak, Ukraine, June 1998. His areas of interest are WWW page and site behavior, design, and management; information classification; and information retrieval. He will be moving to Norman from Maryville, Tennessee.Claire McInerney will join the faculty in January, 1999. She will receive her Ph.D. in Information Science from the State University of New York, Albany, in August. She holds the B.A. from Creighton University and an M.A. from Central Michigan University and has taught in the Information Management Department at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota for ten years. Most recently, she has been Information Coordinator for the New York State Center for Technology in Government. Research for her dissertation, "Using Information in the Virtual Office—How Special Libraries Support the Information Needs of Telecommuters," has been supported by the Special Libraries Association/Disclosure Steven I. Goldspiel $20,000 research grant. Areas of research interest include virtual organizations, information ethics, computer-mediated communication, and organization of knowledge. DEPARTING FACULTYDr. Linda Fidler, Visiting Assistant Professor at OU SLIS for the past three years, will join the faculty at the University of South Florida School of Library and Information Science in Tampa as Visiting Assistant Professor in August, 1998. Dr. Fidler taught at the University of Oklahoma in the first summer session prior to her move to Tampa.Dr. Charles Hildreth, Assistant Professor, an OU SLIS faculty member since 1994, will become Associate Professor at the Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University, in Fall, 1998.Return to Table of Contents

IN MEMORIAMCharles Ingram ‘63 died on March 9, 1998 at the age of 69. He began his library career at the Oklahoma City Library in 1948 as Library Assistant and in 1954, became the Chief Production Assistant. In 1962, he was selected as the Assistant Acquisitions Librarian at the University of Oklahoma, and in 1963 he began a career at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center Library as the Assistant Librarian for Public Services. He moved to Oklahoma City University in 1965 where he was Documents Librarian and in 1968 became Acquisitions Librarian there. In 1973, Charles made his last professional move and joined the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Library as Acquisitions Librarian and retired from SWOSU in 1986. Charles was recognized as an authority in his profession as an acquisitions librarian.He served the Oklahoma Library Association as Chair of the College and University Division in 1968, Constitution and By-Laws Committee in 1971, and Auditing Committee in 1972. He was also a member of Beta Phi Mu.In addition to his outstanding library career, Charles was an accomplished artist whose work brought him great joy and recognition. Charles was a fine librarian and he left an impact on each of the libraries in which he worked and will be remembered by librarians who knew him as an elegant individual who had a remarkable creative talent. Return to Table of Contents

Alumni News  Karen Campbell ’98 has accepted a position as a law librarian with a law firm in Los Angeles. Jerrie Hall ’98 has accepted a position with Tulsa City-County Library. Marla Roberson ’98 began June 15 as Medical Librarian at Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City. Philenese Slaughter ’98 began July 1 as Serials Librarian for Austin Peay State University in Tennessee. Sally Cartwright Epp ‘97 has a new position as Librarian Specialist for Children’s Services at the Belle Isle Library, Metropolitan Library System in Oklahoma City. Address: 303-D Wadsack Dr., Norman, OK 73072. Julia A. Harmon ‘97 has a new position as Information Services Manager, Shawnee Public Library, Shawnee, Oklahoma. Address: 111 N. 11th, Tecumseh, OK 74872. Lee Anne H. Paris ‘94 received a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May, 1998. She will begin working at Oklahoma Christian University in August, 1998. Address: 200 Westminster Dr., Apt. 114J, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Jill Jascha ‘93 is Assistant Technical Services Librarian at North Idaho College Library. Address: 3501 Belmont Rd., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814. Patricia (Tricia) L. Opitz ‘93 was a K-12 Library Media Specialist at Cyril Public Schools in Cyril, Oklahoma from August, 1997 through May, 1997. She has not worked since her move to Locust Grove, Oklahoma in 1997. Address: RR 1, Box 1655, Locust Grove, OK 74352. e-mail: mtopitz@sstelco.com Susan C. Box ‘90 is Corporate Archivist and Curator of Special Properties at the American International Group, Inc. in New York City. In 1997, she was elected Vice President/President-Elect of the Academy of Certified Archivists. She also published an article: "Business Archives in the United States, Marketing in a Changing Environment," Janus 1997 (1): 57-61. This year Susan provided professional advice to IBM and Goldman Sachs management on how to start a corporate archives. As a result, IBM’s first professional archivist began on May 1. Susan now has two project archivists working on corporate records while she continues working on the Chairman’s records - both personal and corporate. Address: 290 Riverside Dr., #2A, New York City, NY 10025. Elaine Shannon Bruno ‘90 resides at 4800 W. Slippery Falls Rd., Tishomingo, OK 73460. Thomas A. Stough ‘87 has been Librarian for the Sonnenschein North & Rosenthal Law Firm since 1994. Previously, he worked for the Metropolitan Library System and the Los Angeles Public Library System. Not only has he hit his "professional stride in Southern California," soon he will be married and own a house in the suburbs. Address: 499 W. Gainsborough Rd #203, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. e-mail: tas@sonnenschein.com Juanita McDade ‘86 is Librarian at Moon Middle School in Oklahoma City. Address: 10517 Willow Ridge Dr., Midwest City, OK 73130. Jana Prock ‘81 is Manager of the Telephone Reference Desk at the San Antonio Central Library. Address: 103 Emporia Blvd., Apt. 4, San Antonio, TX 78209. Beverley Geer ‘80, Head Cataloger at the Trinity University Library in San Antonio, Texas, was promoted to Associate Professor & was granted tenure in 1998. She has served as Vice President, President and Past President for the North American Serials Interest Group since 1995. She is co-editor for the second edition of Notes for Serials Cataloging, published by Libraries Unlimited in 1998. Beverley is also Associate Editor of Serials Review, published by JAI Press. She is co-editor of "Serials Report Column" in Serials Librarian which is published by Haworth Press. Address: 1048 Ivy Lane, San Antonio, TX 78209. Joanne Callard ‘76, retired Associate Director of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Library, resides at 932 Heather Glen Drive, Norman OK 73072. Suzy (Shaklee) Horvath ‘76 is an elementary librarian in Aztec, New Mexico. Since graduating in the Summer of 1976, she has held school and/or public library positions in Monte Vista and Durango, Colorado; Farmington, New Mexico; and Aztec, New Mexico. She lives on 15 acres south of beautiful Hesperus, Colorado with husband Roy, daughters Kristen and Kelli, and 3 cats. Address: 15246 Highway 140, Hesperus, CO 81326. Stephen C. Skidmore ‘74 has a new position as Library Director for the Siuslaw Public Library District in Florence and Mapleton, Oregon (central coastal Oregon). He had previously worked as Administrative Librarian of the West Chicago (IL) Public Library District. Address: P.O. Box 1461, Florence, OR 97439-0073. Linda Woodbury ‘74 has a new position as Agency Manager of Randolph/Bookmobiles at the Memphis-Shelby County Public Library and Information Center. Address: 4971 Hidden Lake Dr., Apt. 204, Memphis, TN 38128. Grace M. Cole ‘73, retired, resides at 2705 Table Mesa Ct., Boulder, CO 80303. Sybil Connolly ‘73 is Library Media Specialist at Kenneth Cooper Middle School in Oklahoma City. She was a member of the 1997 Colonial Williamsburg Summer Teacher Institute, 8th grade team. She is currently editing 14 hours of video tape into programs for classroom use. Work e-mail: kcms@onet.net; home e-mail: lmssybil@juno.com Larry A. Vos ‘73 is Senior Reference Librarian at Wichita Public Library, Wichita, Kansas. Address: 5411 Plaza Lane, Wichita, KS 67208. Polly Roberts Lackey ‘72 is Director of the Learning Resources Center at Wayland Baptist University in Plainview, Texas She completed a doctorate in higher education at Texas Tech University in December, 1997. Address: 7000 W. 12th St., Plainview, TX 79072. Barbara Mathis ‘72, retired, resides at 507 Chautauqua, Norman, OK 73069. Neosha A. Mackey ‘70 is Associate Dean of Library Services at Southwest Missouri State University. Address: 350 John A. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806. Sue Anne Harrington ‘68, retired, resides at 1403 Sycamore, Norman, OK. Kay Womack ‘67 is Head of the Reference Department at the University of Oklahoma’s Bizzell Library. Address: 1720 Oriole Ct., Norman, OK 73071. Helen Cline ‘65, retired, resides at 427 North Cheyenne, Hennessey, OK 73742. Lance C. Finney ‘64, works part-time at Polk Community College in Winter Haven, Florida as an adjunct faculty member in the Learning Resources Center. He also volunteers Mondays at Lakeland (FL) Public Library where he works at the Reference Desk and inputs government documents for Lakeland Public Library databases. He says, "All fun for an old pro!" Address: 214 Denese Lane, Auburndale, FL 33823-2305. Joy Pauley ‘64 is Coordinator of Technical Services at Southern Nazarene University. Her husband, Jim Pauley ‘68, died in 1997. Address: 4406 N. College, Bethany, OK 73008. Leonard M. Eddy ‘61, retired, resides at 363 CR 10, Fulton, AR 71838. Betty D. Brady ‘60, retired, resides at P.O. Box 120, Park Hill, OK 74451-0120. Dee Ann Ray ‘60 is District Librarian (Library Director) for Western Plains Library System. Address: 1400 Redstone Dr., Clinton, OK 73601. Paul Spinks ‘59 retired in 1993 after a long career as Librarian at the Naval Postgraduate School. He was the recipient of the Civilian Service Meritorious award USN in 1993. Address: 855 Capistrano Drive, Salinas, CA 93901-2420. Alverna Gann ‘55, retired, can be reached at P. O. Box 1308, Okanogan, WA 98840. Bobbie T. Bittner ’48, retired, resides at 413 Quail Ridge Rd., Norman, OK 73072. Mary Frances Carle ‘46, retired, resides at 3439 E. 87th St., Tulsa, OK 74137. Marjorie M. Stark ‘44 resides at 682 Morris School Road, Searcy, AR 72143-9512. Catherine P. Phillips ‘40, retired, resides at 1401 N. Villard St., Tacoma, WA 98406. Wynne McAfee Woerner ‘37, retired, keeps library contact as Board Member (Immediate Past President) of the Burke County Friends of the Library. She says, "The journey from being graded on hand printed cards to barcoding and electronic information retrieval has been an interesting one. The printed book is still man’s best friend. Let’s keep our children interested in reading." Address: P.O. Box 1075, Morgantown, NC 28680-1075. Gwendolyn Lea W. S. Taylor was killed in a car accident in 1993. UPDATE ON LOST ALUMS Laurie Stillings Effinger ‘75 resides at 19250 Ranchwood, Harrah, OK 73045. Ex-husband Craig Stillings ‘75 resides at 1320 N. 41st Ct., Pompano Beach, FL 33064. James C. Pauley ‘68 died in 1997.Return to Table of Contents
The OU SLIS Alumni Association encourages all alumni and friends of the library school to join . Graduates are reminded to join each time Tracings is published The regular membership year is July 1 through June 30 and dues are $10. Donations beyond the $10 are gladly accepted. All graduates and friends of OU SLIS are invited to join. What does the OU SLIS Alumni Association do?Produces Tracings, the semiannual newsletter.Honors a former graduate annually with the Award of Merit
(this award includes a donation to the Tomberlin Scholarship Fund). Issues a call for papers and makes a $100 award to the winning student.Sponsors a reunion/meeting at the Oklahoma Library Association Annual Conference.Serves as a support group to the School of Library and Information Studies.Quarterly meetings offer a relaxing and fun way to get involved.Return to Table of Contents


The SLIS Alumni Association Board of Directors for
1997/98 are:

  • Yvonne Hinchee, President Stewart Brower,
  • Vice-President/President-Elect Desiree Webber,
  • Secretary Marianne Morgan,
  • Treasurer David Robinson,
  • Past-President Linda Pye,
  • Tracings Editor Richard Cheek,
  • Tracings Layout Denise Walker,
  • Member-at-Large Judy Wilkerson,
  • Member-at-Large Karen Bays Bount,
  • Member-at-Large Habib Tabatabai,
  • Member-at-Large Mary Marcum Evans,
  • Student Representative Woods Wheeler,
  • Student Representative Dr. June Lester, Ex-Officio
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