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WORK RAPIDLY PROGRESSING:
By JANICE WILCZEWSKJ
Current library expansion is pro-
Ever since World War II need
for expanded library facilities has
been pressing, Frederick H. Wag-
man, library director, commented
Space for books and adequate
seating capacity were, because of
the growing student body, becom-
ng far too liuited.
General Lib"rT Inadequate
Inadequacies of the General
Library building made it increas-
ingly difficult to' provide access to
the library collections.
[n turn, this prevented faculty
mernoers from fully utilizing the
library in planning undergraduate
Further complications were pre-
sented to the library plant with
the development of North Campus
and Medical Center projects.
of instructional and research cam-
pus units came the necessity of
corresponding units in the library
The present system, based on
the General Library building on
the central campus with the num-
ber of small brances, could not
meet the needs of instruction and
research in these new locations.
From this situation arose a plan
of general expansion of all library
This plan included construction
of storage facilities, expansion of
branch libraries, construction of
a new undergraduate library aid
adaption of the General Library
as a center of graduate research
in the humanities and social sci-
ences and as better administrative
headquarters for the library sys-
First step taken in this pro-
gram was the expansion of storage
When the General Library was
constructed in 1919, it was design-
ed to accommodate 880,000 vol-
Hundreds of thousands more
were crowded into the stack area
by installing wooden book cases,
narrowing the aisles and double-
Building the stack building on
North Campus three years ago,
however, alleviated the situation
a great deal. Space is available to
expand this building to three times
its present capacity.
Now, the second greatest need
in the libraries, that of providing
adequate reader space for under-
graduate students, is being satis-
fied with the current building of
the undergraduate library.
To Open This Fall
Scheduled to open in the fall,
the library is expressly designed
to serve as an intellectual center
for all students on the central
campus in freshman through
senior years of instruction.
Accommodating more than 2,000
readers, the building will contain
predominately open shelves, mak-
ing the books accessible to all
Book cases and ,screens will di-
vide large reading areas to create
anatmosphere of semiprivacy in
Records, Poetry, Drama
Facilities will also be provided
for listening to records, poetry and
drama both for class assignments;
and for general cultural purposes.
Space will also be provided for
discussion groups, lectures and
viewing documentary films and
educational television broadcasts.
Located on South University, the
new Undergraduate Library will
offer all undergraduates added op-
)ansion Fills edfrM r
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Rabbi J. Katz
To Give Talk
Ina period of development the O nR i onism
University is nowt experiencing,
Wagman said, it would be rash to Rabbi Joseph Katz of Saginaw
predict that present plans will will discuss "Is Zionism Relevant
insure adequacy of library service Today in America?" at 7:30 to-
for the indefinite future. night at the Hillel Foundation.
His talk is the first in a series of
of the State Legislature, the library five lectures on "Some Dominant
expansion program is enabling the Movements in Jewis Life," to be
University to make tremendous presented at Hillel, according to
improvements in its libraries and Robert Stein, '59.
to enhance their usefulness to In his lecture, Rabbi Katz will
scholarship and research, Wagman consider "Is a Jewis State needed
remarked. in Israel?", "What is its meaning
for American Jews?" "What claims
has Zionism on American Jewis
ruture Hillel lectures will in-
Ga clde "Secularism" on March 29
o Tst ni on April 19,
HJasidism" on April 26, and "Lib-
TorL C rce eral Judasism" on May 10.
UNDERGRAD LIBRARY-An unfinished corner of the building is
a typical sight in the University's expansion program. The library
is scheduled for completion this fall.
"Ten years of the French The-
ater" will be discussed by Guy
Dumur at 8 p.m. tonight in the
League at a meeting of Le Cercle
Dumur is an official lecturer of'
"la Federation de l'Alliance Fran-
caise", a French cultural organi-
zation in the United States.
Dumur's lecture tonight will:
concern the French theater from
1945 to 1955. He will discuss the
work of such dramatists as de
Claudel, Sartre, Camus and An-
ouilh, as well as different aspects
of the Modern French theatre.
To Be Honored
Pakistan Students Association
is sponsoring a public reception
honoring the first anniversary of
Pakistan becoming a republic, at
8 p.m. tomorrow in Rackham Am-
Features of the program will be
two movies about Pakistan; play-
ing of the sitar, a Pakistani musi-
cal instrument; and Pakistani re-
portunities in services and re-
Expansion of branch libraries
will be carried out in the future,
with the new Kresge Medical Re-
search Library serving as a model.
Slowly replacing previous Uni-
versity tradition of centralized li-
brary collections is the policy of
locating library materials where
they are readily needed to meet
the changing needs of the expand-
ing campus and program.
In the University's long-range
plans are new buildings to house
Music, Education, Architecture and
Design, and Engineering research,
Recent library expansion has in-
cluded the law library stack addi-
tion and the natural science li-
As space is provided in new
buildings for branch libraries, all
the actively used books in the
pertinent subject will be moved
to the new branches, placing the
University books in each division
of knowledge where they will be
available to people most concerned
with that area of study.
All this outside construction is
freeing considerable space in the
main library building.
This building's rehabilitation
program calls for replacement of
the old gabled roof over the stacks,
leakage of which has caused mov-
ing thousands of books in past
By raising the walls to permit
construction of a new flat roof,
space will be made available for
six additional tiers of bookstacks
accommodating 180,000 volumes
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