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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 23, 1978-Page 9
Regents appr ove n ew library directoar
researcp.iAccording to Shapiro, money for new
By ELISA ISAACSON Dougherty was one of a group of BEFORE HE became university books and other library paraphernalia
Richard Dougherty, presently direc- nominees whose names had been sub- librarian at Berkeley in 1972, Dougher- has been cut in recent years due to the
tar of university libraries at the mitted to University President Robben ty worked as a professor at the rising cost of utilities.
University of California at Berkeley, Fleming and Vice-President Harold Syracuse University School of Infor-
has been appointed director of libraries Shapiro. Director of the Michigan mation Studies. Prior to that position he
here at the University. Historical Collections chairman of the was the associate director of libraries
A seven-year contract for Dougherty search committee that submitted the at the University of Colorado. He has
was approved by the University Regen- nominations, said he though all of the lectured at Berkeley, Syracuse,
ts during their meeting last Friday. The candidates were "very able persons Rutgers, University of Wisconsin at
Regents made an exception to their who had proved their abilities ad- Madison, University of Southern
usual five-year contract awards and ministrating other libraries." California at Los Angelos, and Univer-
appointed him to a second post as Dougherty earned a bachelor's sity of North Carolina.
professor of library science. degree in forestry from Purdue Univer- "Mr. Dougherty's current activities
DOUGHERTY will assume his new sity in 1959, a master's degree in library at Berkeley give him a running start on
post on August 1, replacing Frederick science in 1961, and received his PhD in work already in progress here, as our
Wagman, director since 1953, who will 1963 from Rutgers, New Jersey's state library system moves into the
now devote his time to teaching and university. automated age," said Shapiro.
Lesbian mother's battle continues x:;

By ELIZABETH SLOWIK like to live with he
A lesbian mother's fight to keep custody of her child back to Oakland
suffered another legal setback last Wednesday, when the for a rehearing.
Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that the girl be returned to Margareth Miller
her father. "sexual ambival
"I'll keep battling as long as I have people to support me father. The case t
emotionally and financially," said Margareth 'Miller, a 38- The Court of
year-old University research assistant. "I'll go to the state preference in it
Supreme Court, if they'll hear (me)." references to the
MARGARETH AND PAUL MILLER divorced in 1973 after Dan Tsang, of
10 years of marriage. Ms. Miller started court action to gain has been raising
custody of one of her two children, Jillian, 12, nearly two years Appeals ignored
ago. Her ex-husband, Paul, 37, has since remarried. Miller. Tsang sai
Miller is now waiting to hear from her lawyer, Shirley Jillian has liv
Burgoyne, if the state Supreme Court will review her case. although Miller
Miller said she felt "pretty bad" about the recent court althoh Miler'
decision. "We are both really sad about this," she added with her father
referring to her daughter. "She asked me two nights ago if I'd "That's what
promise that she could stav here." Jillian has said she would could," she said.

er mother.
LS COURT in February sent the original case
County Circuit Court Judge Frederick Ziem
At that time, Ziem again decided against
r, citing the father's lifestyle and Ms. Miller's
fence" as reasons to award custody to the
then reverted back to the Court of Appeals.
Appeals made no mention of Miller's sexual
its decision, despite Judge Ziem's earlier
"lesbian issue."
the Margareth and Jillian Committee, which
funds for the court battle, said the Court of
petitions signed by 400 people in support of
d the petitions were sent to the judges.
ed with her mother during the custody battle,
implied that the child may have to move in
efore the case is resolved.
we're worried about. I'd handle it as best I

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