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friday, april 25, 1975 lincoln, nebraska vol. 98 no. 118
rary dean recommends
, Gerald Rudolph, Dean of University Libraries
The undergraduate library in Nebraska Hall
may not be there next year.
According to Gerald Rudolph, dean of
libraries, the undergraduate library should be
closed and its material, books and staff be
combined with those of Love Library.
Rudolph said he sent a letter last week to
Adam Breckenridge, acting vice chancellor 'for
academic affairs, recommending the closing of
the undergraduate library. The letter, he said,
was received favorably.
It has been no secret that the libraries should
be combined, Rudolph said, it has not received
much publicity because the decision came late in
the year and had to be presented to the UNL
administration, the Faculty Senate Library
Committee and ASUN, he said.
According to Rudolph, there are two reasons
for moving the undergraduate library.
"Over a period of time, there has been
reduced funding to the undergraduate library,"
he said. Because of this, the undergraduate
library has fewer books and staff members than
it needs to function, Rudolph said.
"The undergraduate library is not a cheap
operation," Breckenridge said. He added that the
move is a matter of using available funds.
Rudolph said the feasibility of continued
service in the undergraduate library has been
analyzed. The analysis explained that "what you
see is what you get until about the year 2,000
A.D.," according to Rudolph.
To continue its operation, the undergraduate
library needs "a massive shot," but the funds for
such a shot are not and will not be available for a
long time, he said. Because of the reduction in
funds, UNL will not grow much in the next 25
years, Rudolph said.
"It would be an injustice to say that the
undergraduate student is getting sufficient
service" in the undergraduate library, he said.
When it was established in 1969, the
undergraduate library was to serve freshmen and
sophomores. Later, Rudolph said, it was
expanded to serve all undergraduates.
He said similar undergraduate libraries
containing from 80,000-100,000 volumes are
appropriate. The UNL undergraduate library has
The undergraduate library is similar to a high
school library, he said. Rudolph added that it
was meant to wean the undergraduate student
from the small library to the large library, but it
has not fulfilled its purpose.
Studies have shown that a person's success in
school is closely associated with his success in the
use of libraries, Rudolph said.
Lose, gain benefits
Breckenridge said benefits would be lost by
the move, but that many would be added. The
decision, he said, is not final.
If the libraries are combined, Rudolph said, he
would have to face the students should the
experiment fail. However, he said he did not
expect the combination to fail.
Breckenridge said the more branch libraries
there are, the higher the costs are. There are 12
branch libraries in the UNL system.
However, Rudolph said any departmental
library combinations would be virtually
impossible because of interdepartmental politics.
The combination of Love Library and the
undergraduate library would not begin until next
fall, he said. Rudolph added that it probably
would not begin until next Christmas break, or
the end of the 1975-76 school year.
ETV auctioneers hope to bring In $75,000
By Lisa Brown
Nebraskans can support the Nebraska Educational
Television Network (NETV) while acquiring any one
of several hundred items ranging from vacations to
college tuition grants to a garment designed by Mrs.
Gerald Ford's dress designer at Auction '75.
Businessmen and individuals across the state have
donated items to be sold by telephone bid at the
auction, to be viewed over NETV the evenings of
April 30 through May 4.
Auction '75 is sponsored by Nebraskans for Public
Television, Inc., a nonprofit citizen support
organization of NETV whose goal is to develop
citizen involvement in public television. The proceeds
make possible shows , which the network might
otherwise not air.
With the $30,000 raised last year, Mary Hillegass,
auction general chairman, said they helped support
"Dateline Nebraska,".. Bookshelf, UNL Football
broadcasts, "Lilias, Yoga and You," and Omaha and
Lincoln live symphony concerts.
All the items up for bid are new and worth $25 or
more, Hillegass said, except for collector's items,
bonafide antiques or art works.
She said some of the items are priceless and some
are one-of-a-kind "happenings" or services that can
never be duplicated.
Hillegass said they hope to receive $75,000 this
year, but said they still need more merchandise .to
reach their goal.
The wide range of items includes tuition grants to
Kearney State College, Concordia College, Hastings
College and Nebraska Wesleyan University at Lincoln;
first editions of books and autographed books from
well-known Nebraska authors; hand-tied patchwork
quilts; clothing; household furnishings; and music
equipment and lessons.
Items that Hillegass put in the "frankly fabulous"
category included a "night at the opera," an offer by
the Omaha Opera Company to present a one-time
performance anywhere in the state during the next
tour schedule; a porcelain sculpture valued at $1,000;
and a $ 1 ,600 natural mink cape.
Press box tickets
Other items she included in this group are press
box tickets for the UNL football season opening
game, a clubhouse table for one of the Ak-Sar-Ben
races and a performance anywhere in the state by a
Travel items include trips to Las Vegas, Kansas
City, Minneapolis and Breckenridge, Colo.
Entertainment packages include tickets to dinner
theaters and major league baseball games, and other
The auctidn will be held for 30 television hours:
Weunesday, Thursday and Friday starting at 6:30
p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 6 p.m.
Items will be shown and described on the air, then
bidders may pnone men uu w, vow, v. -36
telephone lines, 18 of which will be state WATS
lines. The bids then will be placed on one of seven
bidding boards for viewers to see at intervals while
other items are shown.
HUJegass said she encouraged bidders to raise bids .
by more than one dollar to compensate for the time
lag between when the bid is made and when the
runner places it on the board.
Only round dollar bids will be accepted, she said.
After the board is closed the final bids will be
confirmed and arrangements made for payment and
delivery. Many of the items are stored in warehouses
in Lincoln and Omaha.
Editor is selected
for fall Nebraskan
Rebecca Brite, a senior majoring in journalism, has
been chosen as the Daily Nebraskan editor-in-chief
for next semester. Brite was selected at the Thursday
meeting of the Publications Committee.
Applications for news editor, associate news
editor, managing editor and special editor are
available in the Daily Nebraskan office, Nebraska
Union 34. The applications are due at 3 p.m.
Applications for all other staff positions are also
available in the Daily Nebraskan office. These
applications are due noon May 2.
Spring Day dead, Comstock instead
Snrinff Dav has not existed officially for several
years and does not exist this year either, according to
Ron Gierhan, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student
Spring Day "came to be associated in 1970 with
Cornstock-the afternoon of music on East Campus.
That was the first year of Cornstock and the last
official Spring Day," Gierhan said.
"Spring Day used to be an official day on the
university calendar and would consist of contests,
games and team competitions. These were usually
held on East Campus because there was more room,"
Gierhan said. In the late '60s, the participation in
official, spring day activities declined and it was
decided it wasn't worth having an official celebration
with no participants, he said.
"The last Spring Day was also the first Cornstock
and students probably started to tie the two together
then," he said, "but the administration has not
named Friday or any day Spring Day and classes are
not dismissed Friday afternoon, contrary to rumor."
Gierhan said it is up to an instructor if he wants to
dismiss his class, but there is no official
recommendation to do so.
"Any instructor has the choice to cancel a class if
hj feels there is any reason-such as an activity he
would ' like his class to attend-but that is his
individual choice," Gierhan said.
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