Past Programs

NCTPG used to be called Northern California Regional Group of Catalogers. The information below was compiled from available archival sources.

Do you have material from past programs? Information to add? Please contact deirdre AT tind DOT io.

2018 Choosing Your Battles

San Francisco Public Library, April 6

  • Michael Levine-Clark (Dean of Libraries, University of Denver) – Permanent Collections vs Temporary Collections: Considering the Future of Academic Library Collection Development
  • Agustin Castaneda (Print Materials Manager, University of Southern California) & Ricardo Dominguez (Library Page Supervisor, University of Southern California) – Raising the Bar on High Volume Depositories:  Barcode-based Accession Shelving
  • Yu-Lan Chou (Program Coordinator for Technical Services, Santa Clara City Library) – Before and After: Seeing is Believing
  • Wen-Ying Lu (Head of Cataloging, Santa Clara University) – Weeding Made Easy and Green
  • Anders Lyon (Stacks Coordinator, University of San Francisco), Matthew P. Collins (Reference Librarian University of San Francisco), & Bryan Duran (Evening/Weekend Circulation/Reserves Coordinator, University of San Francisco) – Collaborating with Coworkers and Community: Establishing a Zine Library
  • Problem Sharing Activity Have a problem? Someone (probably) has an answer! – Facilitated by Michelle Paquette (Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, Stanford University)

Rice Majors (Chair), Michelle Paquette (Treasurer), Erin Lybrand (Secretary)

2017 Libraries in Motion: Managing Change and the Evolution of our Work

San Francisco Public Library, April 28

  • Luis Herrera, (City Librarian, San Francisco Public Library)
  • Xiaoli Li (UC Davis)
  • Mark Matienzo (Stanford University Library)

Justine Withers (Co-Chair), Renata Ewing (Co-Chair), Michelle Paquette (Treasurer), Erin Lybrand (Secretary)

2016 Beyond Books: Capturing the Unique in Community Collections

San Francisco Public Library, May 6

  • Michelle Krasowski (Internet Archive) – Archiving for All
  • Al Bersch (Oakland Museum of California) – Sharing Knowledge Through Community-Assisted Cataloging and Generous Distribution of Media Assets
  • Geoffrey Skinner and Jon Haupt (Sonoma County Library) – Sharing Our Special Collections With the World — Lessons Learned
  • Rick Prelinger (Prelinger Archives) – Inconvenient Objects and Surprising Workflows

Robert Rohrbacher (Chair), Nancy Bradford (Treasurer), Alissa Hafele (Secretary)

2015 Production, Distribution, Access: Navigating the Confluence of Publishers, Vendors, and Libraries

San Francisco Public Library, April 24

  • Eli Windchy (VP, Consulting Services, bePress) – Goldminers of the Digital Age
  • Phuong Mai (Metadata Coordinator, Chronicle Books) – Metadata and the Communications Gap between Publishers and Libraries
  • Linda Wobbe (Head, Collection Management, Saint Mary’s College of California) – Build Collaborative Success with Vendors and Publishers: How to Make Friends and Improve Access to Your Library Resources
  • Panel discussion led by Sarah Forzetting (Acquisitions Ordering and Fiscal Librarian, Stanford University)

Hilary Thorsen (Chair), Nancy Bradford(Treasurer), Laura Krier (Secretary)

2014 Archives in the Digital Age: When the Past Meets the Future

San Francisco Public Library 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Sherri Berger (California Digital Library)
  • Brewster Kahle (Internet Archive)
  • Lara Michaels (UC Berkeley)

Elise Wong (Chair), Barbara Cormack (Treasurer), Hilary Thorsen (Secretary)

2013 Libraries Without Walls Revisited

San Francisco Public Library 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

  • Elaine Franco (UC Davis)
  • Sarah Houghton (San Rafael Public Library)
  • Terry Reese (The Ohio State University)
  • John Wenzler (San Jose State University)

Greg Borman (Chair), Elise Wong (Treasurer/Secretary)

 2012 2012: A Linked Data Odyssey

UC Berkeley Alumni House, 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. [program]

  • Karen Coyle (independent consultant)
  • Walter Nelson (RAND Corporation)
  • Phil Schreur (Stanford University Library)

Dana Jemison (Chair), Jane Rosario (Secretary), Cindy Zwies (Treasurer)

2011 There was no annual program in 2011.

2010 Cross-Pollinating: Collecting, Collaborating, and Sharing Among Information Communities [program]

San Francisco Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Tim Spalding (Founder/Developer, LibraryThing) – LibraryThing
  • Cathy Marshall (Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research Lab) – Crowdsourcing and the Future of User-Contributed Metadata
  • Gunter Waibel (Program Officer, OCLC) – Archive and Museum (LAM) Collaboration: Beyond the Silos of LAMs

Debbie Benrubi (Chair), Jean Dickinson (Past-Chair), Dan Lou (Webmaster), Michelle Reeder (Secretary)

2009 What We Talk About When We Talk About Technical Services

San Francisco Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Daniel Joudry (Simmons College), who talked about Thomas Mann’s “On the Record but Off the Track,” Mann’s rebuttal to LC’s report about the future of cataloging
  • Manuel Urrizola (UC Riverside), who talked about the Bibliographic Services Task Force (BSTF) and about traditional cataloging (he even recited a poem he’d written on it!)
  • Lisa Spagnolo (UC Davis), who spoke on acquisitions work at UC Davis.

In 2009 NCTPG also co-sponsored (with ACTSS) three workshops: 1) Chinese Cataloging Workshop (April 2009); 2) Workshop on FRBR and RDA (May 2009); 3) Spanish Cataloging Hands-On Workshop (June 2009).

Jean Dickinson (Chair), Debbie Benrubi (Vice-Chair), Dana Jemison (Secretary), Jeffrey Jackson (Treasurer/Webmaster), Margaret Hughes (Past-Chair), Roy Ortopan (Member at Large), Aimee Algier (CLA/ACTSS Liaison)

2008 Technical Services in the Digital Age [program]

Alameda County Library (Fremont)

  • Jenn Riley (Metadata Librarian, Digital Library Program, Indiana University) – Metadata Sharing Beyond Your Institution
  • Mary W. Elings (Archivist for Digital Collections, The Bancroft Library, University of California) – Technical Services in the Digital Age: A Digital Collections Perspective
  • Günter Waibel (Program Officer, OCLC-RLG Programs) – You’re More Social Than You Think!

Margaret Hughes (Chair), Debbie Benrubi (Secretary/Treasurer), Jean Dickinson (Vice Chair), Aimee Algier (ACTSS/NCTPG Liaison)

2007 Going Farther with FRBR

San Francisco Public Library, 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Pat Riva, IFLA’s FRBR Review Group & Romance Languages Cataloger/Bibliographic Database Specialist, McGill University;
  • Ross McLachlan, Library Services Administrator, Phoenix Public Library
  • Rick Newell, Senior Training & Support Coordinator, Metadata Services Center, OCLC Western Service Center

Myra Binstock (Chair), Margaret Hughes (Vice Chair), Barbara Bohl (Secretary/Treasurer)

2006 Behind “Behind the Scenes”: a Tour of Baker & Taylor, Reno, NV

Baker & Taylor, Reno, Nev.

Steering committee: Lisa Spagnolo (Chair), Barbara Bohl (Secretary/Treasurer)

2005 Outsourcing: Outrage or All the Rage?

San Francisco Public Library

  • Ross McLachlan, Library Services Administrator, Phoenix Public Library
  • Christa Easton, Head, Acquisitions, Stanford University
  • Carol Pitts-Diedrichs, Dean, University of Kentucky Libraries and President of ALCTS (Respondent)

Myra Binstock (chair), Annette Milliron (Secretary/Treasurer)

2004 Jumping Into The Deep End: Are We In Over Our Heads?

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose

  • Clifford Lynch, Exec. Director, Coalition for Networked Information
  • Connie Brooks Head, Preservations Dept., Stanford University & Manager, Stanford Digital Repository
  • Roberto Esteves, Califa Services Manager
  • Barclay Ogden, Head, Preservations Dept., UC Berkeley

Joanna Dyla (Chair), Myra Binstock (Secretary/Treasurer)

2003 Tools, Rules, Old and New Schools

Alameda County Public Library

  • Pat French Head Serial Department, Shield Library, UC Davis
  • Becky Culbertson, Integrating Resources Cataloging Librarian, UC San Diego
  • Randy Brandt, Principal Cataloger, Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley

Roy Ortopan (Chair), Annette Milliron (Secretary/Treasurer)

2002 Metadata & More

San Francisco Public Library, 9:30 a.m.

  • Clifford Lynch, Exec. Director, Coalition for Networked Information
  • Karen Schneider, Coordinator of Librarians’ Index To the Internet
  • Guenter Waibel, Digital Media Developer, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

Celia Bakke (Chair), Annette Milliron (Secretary/Treasurer)

2001 Digital Libraries

Fremont Main Library. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Roy Tennant, California Digital Library
  • Mark Stackpole, OCLC – Pacific
  • Gary Houk. OCLC – Dublin, Ohio

Vivian Pisano (Chair), Aimee Algier (Secretary/Treasurer)

2000 Back to the future: Our Technical Processing Legacy and a Look Forward

San Francisco Public Library 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Maryll Telegdy, Napa City-County Library
  • Reve Rocke, UC Davis
  • Michael Gorman, California State U Fresno
  • Walter Crawford, Research Libraries Group

Lynne Toribara (Chair), Aimee Algier (Secretary/Treasurer)

1999 Metadata and Digital Libraries; Knowledge Management in the 21st Century

Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Karyn German, Product Database of Affinia Inc.
  • Timothy Hoyer, UC Berkeley

Maryll Telegdy (Chair), Karleen Darr (Secretary/Treasurer)

1998 Streamlining Technical Services…Again!

Alameda County Library, Fremont, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

  • Nancy Baca, Alameda County Library
  • Joy Macardi, San Jose Public Library
  • Mark Stackpole, OCLC

Jamie Gold (Chair), Sharon Baker (Secretary/Treasurer)

1997 Linked Systems: Getting it Together

Vacaville Cultural Arts Center, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Barbara Will, CSU Chico
  • Annette Milliron, California State Library
  • Bill Post, NBCSL
  • Linda Crowe, BAYLIS
  • George Goncalves, US Naval Post Graduate School
  • Judy Sulsona, Library Consultant

Joan Seim (Chair), Sally Berlovitz (Secretary/Treasurer)

1996 Breaking and Entering “What I always wanted to know about Library OPAC security systems and never knew who to ask.”

San Francisco Public Library, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Marsha Pollak (Chair), Charlotte Xanders (Secretary/Treasurer)

1995 Facing the Future in Technical Services

CSU Hayward, Student Union, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Kenneth E Dowlin, San Francisco Public Library
  • Mark Stackpole, OCLC
  • Panelists: Maryll Telegdy, Stockton-San Joaquin Public Library

Carol Bowles (Chair), Jay Cunningham (Secretary/Treasurer)

1994 Fitting Technical Services into the Internet Pipeline

Vacaville Cultural Arts Center, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Jack Kessler, Akco. Inc.
  • Philip Schreur, UC Berkeley, Music Library
  • Evelyn Harris, Torrance Public Library
  • Debra Austin, CLASS
  • Sam Sayre, OCLC

Jean Gordon (Chair), Jay Cunningham (Secretary/Treasurer)

1993 Subject Access in an Online Environment

Alameda County Library, Fremont, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Ray Larson, UC Berkeley
  • Michael Buckland, UC Berkeley
  • Ira Janowitz (about Ergonomics)
  • Linda H Morse (about repetitive motion)

Evelyn Howard (Chair), Maryll Telegdy (Secretary/Treasurer)

1992 Authority Control

Dominican College, San Rafael, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Brian Schottlaender, UCLA
  • Marguerite Horn, UC Davis
  • Rose Saenz

Karleen Darr (Chair), Suzanne Sweeney (Secretary/Treasurer)

1991 Shifting Resources, Changing Responsibilities

How Can We Maintain Quality in Technical Services; Balancing Service with Increasing Demands and Decreasing Resources; Changing Dynamics: New Roles for Paraprofessionals and Professionals; Changing Relationship Between Public Service & Technical Services; Coping with Stress

Radisson House Inn, Sunnyvale, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Tia Grozzi, Stanford University
  • Jean Kan, Stanford University
  • Al Carlson, Fresno County Library
  • Marsha Leeman-Copey

Suzanne Miller (Chair), Karin Eckelmeyer (Secretary/Treasurer)

1990 Training, an Investment for the Future

St. Mary’s College, Moraga, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Anne Lipow, UC Berkeley
  • Thom Ball, Materials Research Center
  • Pat Thomas, Stockton St. Joaquin County Public Library
  • Jim Dwyer, CSU Chico

Reve Rocke (Chair), Lois Kershner (Secretary/Treasurer)

1989 Access and Quality Control

Dominican College, San Rafael, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • Barbara Blei, California State Library
  • Kathleen Low, California State Library
  • Michael Gorman , CSU Fresno
  • Ed Glazier, RLG
  • Carol Davis, OCLC
  • Pat Thomas

Judith Elissen (Chair), John Dooley (Secretary/Treasurer)

1988 Put a Little Planning into Your (Library) Planning

Canada College, Redwood City, 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m.

  • Ken Dowlin, San Francisco Public Library
  • Peter Winterble, Council on Preservation & Access (?)
  • Brian Schottlaender, UCLA; Michael Miller, Stanford University

Brenda Crotts (Chair), Sophia Galifero (Secretary/Treasurer)

1987 Spring Technical Services as Public Services – The Humanistic Link

Solano Community College, Fairfield, 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Nichols (Chair), Lynnea Kleinschmidt (Secretary/Treasurer)

1987 Fall Bibliographic Database Standards : Can I Get There from Here?

Oakland Museum, James Moore Theatre, Oakland, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

  • ??, Oregon State Library
  • Pat Thomas, Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library
  • Moderator: Barbara Blei , California State Library

Brenda Crotts (Chair), Lynnea Kleinschmidt (Secretary/Treasurer)

1986 Library Automation: Integrate or Interface?

Foothill College Theatre, Los Altos Hills, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Richard Boss, Information Systems Consultant
  • Jim Wilson, Dynix
  • Jamie Harrison, The Faxon Company
  • Gerald Kline, Innovative Interfaces
  • M. Kistemaker, Innovative Interfaces
  • Richard Newman, UTLAS International

Elizabeth Nichols (Chair), Kathy Fox (Secretary/Treasurer)

1985 Reincarnation in Technical Services? The Quality of Life after Automation: Practical Experience and Plans for Future

College of San Mateo Theatre, San Mateo, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Anne Montgomery (Chair), Carol Bauman (Secretary/Treasurer)

1984 Quality Control ** Databases ** Standards: Issues for Libraries in an On-Line Environment

College of San Mateo Theatre, San Mateo, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Norman Stevens,University of Connecticut Library
  • Ed Glazier, RLG
  • Lois Kershner, Peninsula Libraries Automated Network
  • Anne Lipow, UC Berkeley Library
  • Kathryn Page, BALIS

Judy Momaw (Chair), Grace Lin (Secretary/Treasurer)

1983 Catching up with Technology: Automation and the Traditional Library Organization

California State University, Hayward, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

  • Bill Gilden, California State U, Sacramento
  • Michael Gorman, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • Karen Kalinsky, Stanford University
  • Mercedes Untawale, UC Berkeley Library

Suzanna Lin (Chair), Linda Saltzer (Secretary/Treasurer)

1982 Automated Serials Control / Integration of Automated Library Systems

California State University, Hayward, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Edna Silverman, CLASS
  • Sandra Card, UCLA
  • CARL Bengston, OCLC
  • David Brunell, Fedlink, LC

Sheila Lai (Chair), Bobbie Carr (Secretary/Treasurer)

1981 Retrospective Conversion: Practical Advice to Those Planning a Retrospective Conversion Project, including Purpose, Scope, Equipment, Staffing, Workflow, Cost and Problem-solving

Golden Gate University, San Francisco, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Libby Trudell, CLASS
  • Linnea Christiani, Law Library, UC Berkeley
  • Pat Earnest, Brodart; Bill Gilden, California State U, Sacramento
  • Lois Shumaker, Sacramento Public Library
  • Catherine Sturrock, West Valley College Library
  • Diana Wirt, San Jose Public Library

Kathy Fox (Chair)

1980 Spring AACRII: Knotty Problems and Practical Discussions

Lucie Stern Hall, Mills College, Oakland, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Johanna Fritsche, California State U, Sonoma
  • Mary Hoeber, Mission College
  • Joyce Capell, Mission College
  • Dianne Elsworth, CLASS
  • Ernestine Smutny, UOP

Liz Dickinson (Chair), Kathy Fox (Secretary/Treasurer)

1980 Fall AACRII: Knotty Problems and Practical Discussions

McGeorge School of Law, Courtroom Building, Sacramento, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Speaker: Paula Schwartz, RLIN

Discussion leaders:

  • Jean Gordon, Dominican College
  • Elizabeth Rebman, Stanford
  • Rosalie Amer, Consumnes Rivers College
  • Nancy Nagel, Stockton San Joaquin County Public Library
  • Nancy Lewis, San Mateo County Library
  • Pat Thomas, Burlingame Public Library
  • Reve Rocke, UC Davis
  • Sterling Leisz, UC Davis
  • Libby Trudell, CLASS
  • Ida Wu, Stanford
  • Dennis Hagen, California State Library

Liz Dickinson (Chair), Kathy Fox (Secretary/Treasurer)

1979 [on Collection Development and CIP]

California State University, Hayward, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Norman Dudley, UCLA
  • Paul Mosher, Stanford University
  • Michael Bruer, CLASS
  • Susan Vita, Library of Congress

Kathy Bales (Chair)

1978 New Trends in Acquisitions: Automation and Cooperation

Dominican College, Guzman Lecture Hall, San Rafael, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


  • Steve Silberstein, Chevron Research Library
  • Ralph Hanson, Stanford, Green Library
  • Mary Madden, Blackwell North America
  • Debra Miller, San Jose Public Library
  • Alfred Escoffier, Burlingame Public Library
  • John Richmond, NBCLS


  • Sharon Baker, UC Davis
  • Wilma Hyde, San Jose Public Library
  • Lucy Steelman, Stanford Research Institute

Kathy Bales (Chair), Diana Gray (Secretary/Treasurer)

1977 Networks v. Autonomy: Technical Issues to Resolving Joining CLASS

Mills College, Oakland, 9:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


  • Ron Miller, CLASS
  • Eleanor Montague, UC Riverside
  • Kathy Bales, Santa Clara County
  • Jerome Lerman, Golden Gate University
  • Donald McNamee, California Institute of Technology
  • Sandy Weaver, UC Berkeley
  • Joan Dillon, San Francisco Public Library

Wrap-up: Eleanor Crary, Alameda County Library

Eleanor Crary (Chair), Carolyn Smith Knapp (Secretary/Treasurer)

1976 Technical Processing Requirements for Networks: What Networks Expect of You — What You Expect of Networks

California State University, Hayward, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


  • Paula Schwartz, Marin County Library
  • Steve Salmon, UC Berkeley
  • Liz Gibson, California State Library
  • Carolyn Leonard, Santa Clara County Library
  • Bob Eckert, UCLA
  • Sue Martin, UC Berkeley
  • Joe Rosenthal, UC Berkeley
  • Bruce Bajema, Marin County Library
  • Don Coombs (Chair), Pat Thomas (Secretary/Treasurer)

1975 Reviewing Three Years of Development in Technical Processing

Orchard Room in Mini Center at UC Davis, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


  • Marian Murdoch, UC Davis
  • Portia Swank, Richmond Public Library
  • Katherine Garosi, UC Davis
  • Bruce Bajema, Marin County Library
  • Evelyn Daniels; California State U Chico
  • Justine Roberts, UC Medical Center SF
  • Ernestine Smutny, University of the Pacific

1974 No record of meeting

1973 No meeting

Robert Breyfogle (Chair), Nan Vaaler (Secretary/Treasurer)

1972 [a.m.] Subject Headings, a Pragmatic Approach & [p.m.] Processing Center Services

Guzman Hall, Dominican College, San Rafael, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

a.m. speakers:

  • Oloanne Palen, NBCLS, Dominican College
  • Elizabeth Anderson, Dominican College
  • Gertrude Cordts, Oakland Public Library
  • Eleanor Payne, UC Davis
  • Theodore Gould, UC Davis

p.m. moderator: Charles Mastin, College of Marin Library


  • Nancy Frembd, Peninsula
  • Al Rossi, 49-99
  • Janet Wessel, East Bay
  • Oloanne Palen, NBCLS
  • Dave Remington, Alanar

Oloanne Palen (Chair), Charles Mastin (Secretary/Treasurer)

1971 The Use of L.C. Data in Technical Processes

Rickey’s Hyatt House, Palo Alto, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


  • Mary K Daniels, LC Card Division
  • Joyce Pipkin, Santa Clara County Library
  • Martha West, San Jose State College
  • Richard Pollard, Stanford University Libraries
  • Gerald D. Newton, UC Davis Library
  • Nancy Frembd, San Mateo County Library

Fred Lynden (Chair), Clara May Swanson (Secretary/Treasurer)

1970 Problems in Acquisitions, 1970; A Discussion Between Librarians and Bookmen (a continuation of last year’s discussion at your request)

San Jose Public Library, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Robert Duman, San Jose State College.


  • Robert Trimingham, Sacramento State College
  • Edgar Cook, Brodart – Stacey
  • Harlan Kessel, University of California Press
  • Aaron Saady, Richard Abel & Co.
  • O.C. Keesey, Baker & Taylor


  • Abraham Tom, San Jose Public Library
  • Nancy Musser, San Francisco Public Library
  • Charles Kuster, San Jose State College Library

Gertrude Jansens (Chair), Richard Pollard (Secretary/Treasurer)

1969 New Techniques in Acquisitions

Phelan Hall, University of San Francisco J. Pipkin, 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Margo Westgaard (Chair), V. Young (Secretary/Treasurer)

1968 Computers and Technical Processing at Stanford; Project BALLOTS (Bibliographic Automation of Large Library Operations using a Time Sharing system)

Stanford University, Palo Alto, 9:15 a.m.-3:45 p.m.


  • Allen Veaner
  • Linda Cunningham
  • Sue Geddes
  • Keith Blean
  • Eleanor Montague
  • Edwin Parker

(all of Stanford University)

Keith Blean (Chair), Kathryn Williams (Secretary/Treasurer)

1967 Acquisitions and Organization of Non-Book Materials & National Program of Acquisition and cataloging, Title IIc. the Higher Education Act & Library Education and Technical Services

Dominican College, San Rafael, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


  • Joseph Andersen, AMPEX Corp, Redwood City
  • Helen Cyr, Oakland Unified School District
  • Robert Kelley, Berkeley Public Library
  • Edmund Applebaum, Library of Congress
  • Sharon Walenta, Stanford University

Marjorie Kelley (Chair), Dorothy Richard (Secretary/Treasurer)

1966 Clinic on Library Applications of Systems Analysis and Data Processing (in cooperation with University of California Extension)

University of California, Davis; two days: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Vernon Lust (Chair), Alexander Birrel (Secretary/Treasurer)

1965 New Developments in Technical Services ; The LC Card, Communication and Libraries

County Administration Bldg., San Jose, 9:15 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


  • Elizabeth Rodell, ALA, RTSD Exec. Secty.
  • Paul E. Baldwin, Graduate Theological Union
  • Hugh Hall, West Valley College
  • Donald V. Black, UC Santa Cruz
  • John W. Cronin, LC Processing Dept. (paper read)
  • Margaret W. Westgaard, San Francisco State College
  • Vivian Goodwin, SF Public Library
  • Patricia Koepernik, Jefferson Union School District
  • Alyce Mackin, Philco WDL Library
  • Michael Eisenhower, San Jose State College (student)

Winifred Ragsdale (Chair), Florence Catone (Secretary/Treasurer)

1964 The Training of Non-Professional Personnel for Technical Services

Dominican College, San Rafael, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Speaker: Barbara Campbell, Berkeley Public Library


  • Patricia Coxon, Stanford University
  • Carl Hamilton, Stanislaus County Free Library
  • Alice Jacobs, SF Public Library
  • Anne Nylund, Oakland Public Library
  • Katharine G. Pedley, City College of San Francisco

Eva Kreshka (Chair), Mary N. Landgraf (Secretary/Treasurer)

1963 Serials in Libraries

San Francisco State College Library, San Francisco


  • Roberta Stevenson, UC Davis
  • Elizabeth K. Bodie, Technical Library, Livermore Laboratory
  • Anne Laurie Bearry, Richmond Public Library
  • Joseph Ryus, UC Berkeley

Harry Bach (Chair), Charles Kuster (Secretary/Treasurer)

1962 Spring [a.m.] Some Methods of Making Backlogs Available to the Patron; [p.m.] Quality Book Selection; Two Approaches

New Assembly Hall, University of California, Davis


  • Geraldine S. Fissell, UC Davis
  • Robert Jones
  • Philip Onstott
  • Roberta Stevenson (Chair), Gerald Newton (Secretary/Treasurer)

1962 Fall Technical Services in the Academic Library

San Jose State College (Scanty information)

Harry Bach (Chair), Charles Kuster (Secretary/Treasurer)

1961 Description of the North Bay Cooperative Library System; “Image of the Future” by Micro Card Corporation

Schultz Auditorium, Stanford University


  • David Sabsay, Sonoma County Library
  • Robert Ragsdale, Sonoma County Library

Lunchtime: Tour the new Stanford University Bookstore

Steve Pickett (Chair), Renaldo Porcello (Secretary/Treasurer)

1960 Adventures in Microfilming in Portugal; Acquisition in the Special Library; Russian Libraries

Mills College, Oakland


  • Marie Koustecky, Standard Oil
  • Glen Maynard, UC Radiation Lab Livermore

Barbara Campbell (Chair), Loreen Buerkens (Secretary/Treasurer)

1959 Spring Organizations of Acq. Depts. of Different Types of Libraries; Consumer Reaction on Cataloging in Source; Cataloging in Oakland Public Library

Oakland Public Library


Anne Nylund, (??) (Scanty information)

Anne Avakian (Chair), Oda Bali Hansen (Secretary/Treasurer)

1959 Fall Role of Exchanges in Building a Library Collection; Current Activities in Slavic Acquisitions; Catalog and Order Work in Pakistan

Berkeley Women’s Club


  • Katharine King, UC Berkeley Library
  • Dorothy Keller, UC Berkeley Library
  • Vivian Prince, UC Berkeley Library School

Barbara Campbell (Chair), Loreen Buerkens (Secretary/Treasurer)

1958 Spring Reorganization of the Group

Including Acquisitions, Copying Methods, and Serials, the Other Sections of RTSD of ALA; Technical Processes Division of San Jose State College Library; Still using the old name: Northern California Regional Group of Catalogers

Little Theater, San Francisco State College

Business meeting: Joseph Ryus, Barbara Campbell

Speaker: Grace London

Joseph Ryus (Chair), Ursula Grunwald (Secretary/Treasurer)

1958 Fall Discarding of Books; Problems of Phono-records

Berkeley Women’s City Club

Anne Avakian (Chair), Oda Bali Hansen (Secretary/Treasurer)

1957 Spring Classification for the Law Library (luncheon meeting)

Mariani Restaurant, Santa Clara

Speaker: John H. Merryman

Alice Charlton (Chair), Anne Avakian (Secretary/Treasurer)

1957 Fall Northern California Regional Group of Catalogers … Fall meeting; Effect on the Group of the ALA Reorganization (luncheon meeting)

College Women’s Club, Berkeley


  • Frances T. Thayer speaks on her year in Scotland as an exchange cataloger at the University of Edinburgh
  • Margaret D. Uridge reports on the regional groups luncheon at 1957 Kansas City ALA meeting
  • Dorothy B. Keller talks on the Resources and Technical Services Division and its sections.

Joe Ryus (Chair), Ursula Grunwald (Secretary/Treasurer)

1956 Spring Project under Pressure; The Organization of the Stanford School of Education Curriculum

Library Garden Room, Stanford Union Dining Room; Dinner meeting

Speaker: Ruth L. Steinmetz

Katharine Pedley (Chair), Grace London (Secretary/Treasurer)

1955 Spring “General information on Catalog Code Revision – a Catalog is a Finding list – How Much on the card.”

Donna Haskell (Chair), Kathryn Lawrence (Secretary/Treasurer) (Scanty information)

1955 Fall Cooperative Cataloging; Work Simplification in Co-op.

San Jose, with CLA

(Scanty information)

Katharine Pedley (Chair), Grace London (Secretary/Treasurer)

1954 Spring (luncheon meeting)

Mills College, Oakland

“Miss Margaret Windsor, our program chairman, has arranged a discussion on two articles, by Frarery and by Osborn and Haskins, in Library Trends, v.2, no.2. They deal with developments in subject cataloging and also with editing the catalog card.”

Geraldine Spare (Chair), Lillian Staufer (Secretary/Treasurer)

1954 Fall Report on ALA Standards for Subject Headings; Decimal Classification Panel on 15th Dewey

(Scanty information)

Donna Haskell (Chair), Kathryn Lawrence (Secretary/Treasurer)

1953 Spring “Books — with and without Indexes”

Berkeley, Women’s City Club

Speaker: Melvin Voight, UC Berkeley

Ruth Baker (Chair), Elizabeth Menscher (Secretary/Treasurer)

1953 Fall Panel Discussion of Mr. Lubetzky’s Report on our Cataloging Rules and Procedures in June At ALA (luncheon meeting)

Bruno & Lena’s, Stockton

Panel leader:  Miss Charlton, Stanford University

Geraldine Spare (Chair), Lillian Staufer (Secretary/Treasurer)

1952 Spring Public Relations Work at San Francisco Public

University of San Francisco Library

Speaker: Anne Farrell. SF Public

Richard Dillon (Chair), Barbara Cape (Secretary/Treasurer)

1952 Fall The Teaching of Cataloging; Report of Institute of Subject Analysis, held at Columbia University

Pasadena City College Library (with Southern Section)

Speaker: Hazel Dean, University of Southern California

Ruth Baker (Chair), Elizabeth Menscher (Secretary/Treasurer)

1951 Spring Problems of Cataloging

University Women’s Club, UC

Speaker: Reuben Peiss, UC Berkeley

(Scanty information)

Anne Ethelyn Markley, Katherine Pedley

1951 Fall Ephemera -Overlooked Treasure

University Women’s Club UC


  • Helen Bruner, Sutro Branch, State Library
  • Caroline Martin, Standard Oil

Richard Dillon (Chair), Barbara Cape (Secretary/Treasurer)

1950 Spring Problems of a Special Library; Modification of LC Cards; Cataloging Phonograph Records

Stanford Student Union Bldg.

Speakers: Anne Avakian, ??,??

(Scanty information)

Margaret Windsor (Chair), Angie Irwin (Secretary/Treasurer)

1949 Spring Library of Congress Printed Card Service — Changing Emphasis in Cataloging

Rickey’s, SF

Speaker: Alice Charlton, Stanford

Margaret Dinsmoor (Chair), Kathryn Hornibook (Secretary/Treasurer)

1948 Spring Publication of a Journal of Interest to Catalogers

The Chukker, San Mateo

(Scanty information)

1948 Fall Cataloging a record collection

Elks Club, Sacramento

Speaker: Esther Schuerman, Sacramento Public Library

Margaret Dinsmoor (Chair), Kathryn Hornibook (Secretary/Treasurer)

1946 Spring Scarcity of Catalogers; Accessioning; Ownership Identification of Library Books; Cuttering; Treatment of Pseudonymous works

Life Sciences Bldg, UC Berkeley

(Scanty information)

Gladys Brown (Chair), Jeannette VanderPloeg (Secretary/Treasurer)

1946 Fall Subject Headings

The Virginian, Oakland


  • Ottilia Anderson, UC Berkeley
  • Herberta Faithorn, UC Berkeley

Gladys Brown (Chair), Jeannette VanderPloeg (Secretary/Treasurer)

1945 The New Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification

Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

Speaker: Esther Potter, Library of Congress

1944 No meeting

1943 No meeting

Margaret Dinsmoor (Chair), Rachel Look (Secretary/Treasurer)

1942 Spring San Francisco Libraries in War-time and the New ALA code

Sainte Claire Hotel, San Jose

Speaker: Frances Kehrlein, SF College for Women

Ottilia Anderson (Chair), Frances Kehrlein (Secretary/Treasurer)

1941 Spring How ALA Reorganization Affects Catalogers and Catalogers’ Regional Groups

Western Women’s Club, San Francisco

Speaker: Ottilia Anderson, UC Berkeley

Frances Langpaap (Chair), Margaret Lynn (Secretary/Treasurer)

1941 Fall The Revised ALA Code; Catalogers as Critics of the Code and the Future of Cataloging

Hotel Coit, Oakland

Speaker: Jens Nyholm, UCLA

Ottilia Anderson (Chair), Frances Kehrlein (Secretary/Treasurer)

1940 Winter South American Travel Talk

Benjamin Franklin Hotel, San Mateo

Speaker: Florence Craig, Stanford Frances Langpaap (Chair), Margaret Lynn (Secretary/Treasurer)

1940 Spring Reports by Librarians at the State Library on its Collections and Catalogs

Hotel Senator, Sacramento

Maude Wood (Chair), Jeannette Miller (Secretary/Treasurer)

1939 Spring Round Table Discussions on Cataloging in (1) Public Libraries, (2) County Libraries, (3) University Libraries

Sir Francis Drake Hotel, San Francisco

Leader: Margaret Dinsmoor, Sacramento City Free Library

Aimee Peters, Frances Langpaap

1939 Romantic Cities of California; Music & Maps; California Author Headings Project; Small Library Section of ALA Convention; Wilson Cataloging 

Hotel Carquinez, Richmond


  • Hildegarde Hawthorne, author
  • Ottilia Anderson, UC Berkeley
  • Miriam Maloy , California State Library
  • Aimee Peters, Palo Alto Public Library
  • Katharine Pedley, Monterey Public Library

Maude Wood (Chair), Jeannette Miller (Secretary/Treasurer)

1938 Winter Cataloging of a Special Library: Hoover War Library; Cataloging of County Libraries; Who is to Teach the Use of the Catalog? The Teacher? Or the Librarian?

Hotel Claremont, Berkeley


  • Mary Schofield, Stanford
  • Clara Dills, San Mateo County Library
  • Margaret Girdner, Galileo High School

Aimee Peters (Chair), Frances Langpaap (Secretary/Treasurer)

1938 Spring Revising the Catalog at San Jose State College; The Japanese Collection at UC; Wilson Printed Cards; English Libraries

Palo Alto Community Center


  • Jeannette Vander Ploeg, SCSC
  • May Dornin, UC Berkeley
  • Jeannette Hitchcock, Stanford

Florence Craig (Chair), Lolita Carden (Secretary/Treasurer)

1937 Fall Early Day California Catalogs: A Cataloger Views the UCLA Summer School of Librarianship; Highlights of the New York ALA Conference

International House, Berkeley


  • Joseph C. Rowell, emeritus UC Berkeley
  • Katharine Pedley, Monterey Public Library
  • Miriam C. Maloy, UC Berkeley

Florence Craig (Chair), Lolita Carden (Secretary/Treasurer)

1937 Spring Organizational Matters (Constitution, etc.)

San Francisco Public Library

Florence Craig (Acting Chair), Lolita Carden (Secretary/Treasurer)

1937 Spring Repair of Manuscripts

CLA Convention at Yosemite

Speaker: Herman Smith, Huntington Beach

Florence Craig (Acting Chair), Lolita Carden (Secretary/Treasurer)

1937 Winter Organizational Matters (Constitution, etc.)

Western Women’s Club, San Francisco

Conveners: Florence Craig and Lolita Carden (Conveners), Jeannette Hitchcock (Pro-tem Chair)


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