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friday, decern ber 12, 1975 volume 99 number 60 iincoln, nebraska
Law Library s policies
come under student fire
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That, he said, may violate ABA stan
dards for law school libraries.
Those standards read as follows: "The
law school library may be administered
either as a part of the University Library,
or as an autonomous unit, provided that
however administered, its growth, develop
ment, and utilization are not interfered
with or impeded and the best possible ser
vice is afforded the law school. Within such
general policies as may be established by
the Governing Board.
"(0 the dean, law librarian, and faculty
of the law school shall be responsible for
determining library policy, including the
selection of acquisitions, arrangement of
materials and reader services. The allocs--tion
of authority among the dean, law
librarian, and faculty is a matter for de
termination by each institution;
"(ii) the budget for the law library shall
be determined as part of, and administered
in the same manner as, the law school
"(iii) the selection and retention of the
law librarian shall be by the dean and
faculty of the law school."
The UNL College of Law library has
been a part of the university library sys
tem since 1946, according to Interim
Chancellor Adam Breckinridge.
Among the students concerns last
spring, Baker said, were library hours of
operation and a provision giving the law
college dean some flexibility in determin
ing library rules. Those issues, Baker said,
were "preempted" by Rudolph's rules.
The next issue developed when the law
librarian resigned effective April 1, Baker
Four members of the UNL College of
Law Student Bar Association (SBA) are
concerned that policies in hiring a perma
nent law librarian may jeopardize the Col
lege of Law's full accreditation by the
American Bar Association (ABA).
According to an interpretation of law
school accreditation criteria by an ABA
legal education consultant, their concern
may be warranted.
Concern was in response to UNL Dean
of Libraries Gerald Rudolph's remark in
the Dec. 3 Daily Nebraskan that the Sept
13, law student protest was "an unfair
move by a small number of law students to
dramatize something I'm not sure what
their motives are-in the law college."
The students, Paul Canarsky, SBA vice
president, Sam Zeleski, member of the
joint library-law school faculty and student
law librarian search committee,- Gary
Baker, former member of the College of
Law faculty-student library committee,
and Becky Ross, are members of a special
SBA library committee.
Nearly a year
Baker said for nearly a year students
and faculty have made their concerns and
motivations known to Rudolph.
He said their original complaint to Dean
Rudolph was a result of action taken last
spring, when the student-faculty library
committee drew up a set of rules for the
library before the College of Law was
moved to its new bunding on the East
Canarsky said prior to a law faculty
meeting to approve the rules, Rudolph
"unilaterally" issued a set of rules some of
which conflicted with the committee
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Somt shelves in the College of Law's library still remain empty.
Student concern about the Law library's operation hours has been
settled for now. The library will remain open until 2 ajn. during finals
week and probably through next semester. L
Bader directs chairman to convene CSL
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Ken
Bader has directed Lyle Young, chairman
of the Council on Student Life (CSL) to
convene CSL with its original six members.
The six were recalled and replaced with
Senators by the ASUN Senate Nov. 19 in
an effort to bring more senate input into
discussions between ASUN, CSL and the
UNL administration about reorganizing
Iii a letter to ASUN President Jim Say,
Bader said it was his judgment that the
interim appointees should not be per
mitted to join CSL.
Bader wrote that he based his decision
"upon the fact that I do not believe ASUN
has proceeded properly within their power
to address the critical issues at hand.
Further, I believe that we have an ongoing
commitment to the original appointees
. since each of them has invested their time
in and contributed their efforts to the
success of CSL."
Bader siad in the letter that the final
decision on who should be seated on CSL
should bcome from the Student Court,
not ASUN, CSL or the administrasion.
Young said that he did not call a meet
ing for Thursday night, CSL's regular
meeting time, because there was not
enough time to contact the original
CSL will meet the first week of second
semester and consider such topics as the
report on the Task Force on Differentiated
Housing, he said.
The question is whether Bader had the
authority to make his decision, Say said,
depending on whether he was delegated to
make the decision by UNL Interim Chan
cellor Adam Breckenridge.
Late Thursday afternoon, Bader said he
had been delegated to make the decision
by Breckenridge and that Breckenridge
agreed with the decision.
ASUN First Vice President Paul Mor
rison said that Bader seems to be saying the
question of who sits on CSL should be
settled in Student Court, but until then,
the administration will decide.
"The administration doesn't respect
our resolutions," Morrison said. He termed
Bader's action "illegal."
The Daily Nebraskan will publish
an eight -page special edition Monday.
It will be the last paper of the
semester. Publication will resume at
the start of second semester on
Monday, Jan. 12.
ed center asks OK for state funds
SAT ACT: What the decline
in scores means p.3
I AM: Their strike against United
Airlines has caused a UNL
purchasing agent a lot of
Arts and Entertainment . . . . p. 16
Sports p JO
Crossword p. 23
Short Stuff. p.2
Friday: Cloudy with a chance of
occasional freezing drizzle or snow flurries,
temperatures in the high 30s.
Saturfay md Sunday: Cloudy with a
good chance of snow, temperatures in the
By Theresa Foreman
Robert Sparks, chancellor at the Uni
versity of Nebraska Medical Center
(UNMC), will ask the NU Board of Regents
Saturday to authorize UNMC to request
from the Legislature a $1.5 million supple
The money would replace federal and
state funds lost during the 1975-76 fiscal
The budget squeeze is heightened by an
enrollment increase at UNMC this year and
a decrease in patient load at the university
hospital, Sparks said.
The board meets Saturday at 8 a.m. in
Regents Hall, 3835 Holdrege St.
At the November regents' meeting,
Douglas Peters, university hospital admini
strator, warned the board that UNMC is
facing "i significant financial challenge."
University officials are scheduled to
testify before the state Legislature's
Appropriations Committee Tuesday.
Each of the regents Saturday will be
given the list of nominees for chancellor of
the UNL campus. The search committee
submitted the names to NU president D.B.
Varner Wednesday, who has said the list
will not be made public until after the re
gents have seen it.
Target date for selection of a new chan
cellor is Jan. 12, the beginning of second
The Special Committee of University
Organization also will report to the board.
Committee members include Varner, re
gents Kermit Hansen and Robert Prokop of
Omaha, Ed Schwartzkopf of Lincoln and
Robert Raun of Mioden.
The committee, formed earlier this fall,
visited several area campuses to look at
systems operations, according to Bill Swan
son, corporation secretary. The baord will
be told how the NU campuses compare,
Swanson said, but no action on the report
is expected until the January meeting.
A study comparing financial support
levels at iho three NU campuses, prepared
by Steve Sample, NU vice president for
Academic Affairs, will be presented at the
The board will hear a report on pending
litigation, which includes a motion for a re
hearing filed by attorney Bruce Wright in
the State Court of Industrial Relations.
Last month, the court ordered that
UNL faculty members may form a collect
ive bargaining unit, exclusive of UNO or
UNMC faculty. The regents are seeking a
system-wide bargaining unit.
ASUN senators Frank Thompson and
Bob Simonson will ask regents to suspend
construction cf a Campus Assistance Cen
ter, scheduled for winterim. Senators are
seeking postponement of the project until
student input is received.
The board is expected to ratify action
taken last month by the Academic Affairs
Committee. The committee adopted re
vised tenure rules, initially prepared by
Sample, after meeting with, faculty repre
sentatives from all three campuses.
Other action expected Saturday in
cludes: Designation of the recently renovated
campus area north of Love library as the
Dr. Lee J. Enright Memorial Garden. En
right, who died last spring, designed several
landscape improvements on the UNL cam
pus, including the Sheldon Sculpture
-A report on UNL's Chemistry Dept., a
designated Area of Excellence.
-Approval of salary increases for several
faculty members. Several members of the
UNL football teaching staff will be recom
mended for extraordinary merit increases.
-Approval of contract between the
Department of Health, Education and Wel
fare and UNMC for a Vietnamese Physi
. cans Educational Program.
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