Gerry Smith Collection, 1968-1995Add to your cart.

By Melinda Guay Pleasant

Collection Overview

Title: Gerry Smith Collection, 1968-1995Add to your cart.
Predominant Dates: 1990-1995
ID: 02/ U0311
Extent: 8.0 Boxes
Arrangement: This collection contains three series arranged in chronological order by decade.
Date Acquired: 00/00/1995

Abstract

The collection documents the career of University of North Texas Database & Catalog Librarian Gerry Smith from her initial hiring in 1968 to her retirement in 1995.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Gerry Smith Collection is comprised of 8 boxes of institutional and library-related documents detailing the career of University of North Texas (UNT) Librarian, Geraldine English Smith. The collection chronicles her career with items including professional awards and recognition, personal notes and memos, professional correspondences, and numerous notes and agendas from professional conferences and committee meetings. Other notable items in this collection are Bibliographic Control Department Procedures, Library Policy Memos, and photographs.

Significant achievements of Smith's career include being an integral part of the conversion of the UNT Libraries from a manual card catalog to an online system in the mid-1980s, supervising both fulltime employees and student workers as a unit supervisor in the Automated Services Division of the Bibliographic Control Department of the UNT Libraries, and serving on several university and library committees including the University Parking Committee, the University of North Texas League for Professional Women, and the Library Assembly Committee. In 1990, she served as the Faculty Liaison Librarian for the Journalism Department at UNT.

Smith attended numerous professional conferences every year including VTLS, TLA, ALA, and AMIGOS. She also regularly presented training seminars for library staff and authored several in-house publications to accompany them. Professionally, she was a member of the American Library Association, the Texas Library Association, and the VTLS Users Group.

Collection Historical Note

Geraldine English Smith (January 26, 1934 - April 10, 2007) attended Texas Woman's University where she majored in Library Science with minors in Economics and Sociology. She graduated in 1967 with Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees and continued her studies at TWU by earning a Masters of Library Science degree in 1968.

Smith was hired by the North Texas State University Library in June of 1968 as an Assistant Cataloger. In 1971, she was promoted to Catalog Maintenance Librarian and worked in that capacity until 1975 when her official title became Catalog Librarian. In 1988, during the midst of computer automation in the UNT Libraries and also around the time that NTSU officially became the University of North Texas, her title once again changed to Catalog & Database Management Librarian. She held that position until her retirement in November 1995.

Access Information

Access Restrictions:

This collection is not restricted.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and publication of materials in this collection are subject to the policies of the UNT Special Collections department. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Physical Access Note:

This collection is stored off-site and requires a minimum of 24 hours notice prior to use.

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Administrative Information

Repository: University Archives
Preferred Citation: Gerry Smith Collection, University of North Texas Special Collections

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Box and Folder Listing

  • Series 2: 1980sAdd to your cart.

    • Box 2Add to your cart.

      Barcode: 623511
      • Folder 1: AACR2 Revised, 1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 2: AACR2 Training, 1980Add to your cart.

      • Folder 3: ALA Handbook of Organization, 1980-1981Add to your cart.

      • Folder 4: AMIGOS Conference Notes & Agendas - Fall 1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 5: AMIGOS Preservation ServiceAdd to your cart.

        Includes a 5.25 Computer Disk
      • Folder 6: Cataloging Handbook, 1983Add to your cart.

      • Folder 7: Cataloging Information, n.d.-1984Add to your cart.

      • Folder 8: Cataloging Information, 1985-1988Add to your cart.

      • Folder 9: Cataloging Information, 1988-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 10: Conference Notes & Agendas, 1982-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 11: Faculty Senate Minutes, 1982-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 12: General Library Information, 1981-1990Add to your cart.

      • Folder 13: Library Instruction Committee, 1987-1990Add to your cart.

      • Folder 14: Library of Congress - Reports & Bulletins, 1982-1987Add to your cart.

      • Folder 15: Library Planning - Goals & Objectives, 1982-1983Add to your cart.

      • Folder 16: Library Planning - Goals & Objectives, 1984-1985Add to your cart.

      • Folder 17: Library Policy Memos, 1980-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 18: Meetings & Personal Notes, 1980-1987Add to your cart.

      • Folder 19: Meetings & Personal Notes, 1987-1988Add to your cart.

      • Folder 20: Meetings & Personal Notes, 1988-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 21: Memos & Annoucements, 1982-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 22: Professional Items, 1981-1988Add to your cart.

    • Box 3Add to your cart.

      Barcode: 623510
      • Folder 1: Monthly Statistics - 1980-1983Add to your cart.

      • Folder 2: Monthly Statistics - 1984-1985Add to your cart.

      • Folder 3: Monthly Statistics - 1986Add to your cart.

      • Folder 4: Monthly Statistics - 1987Add to your cart.

      • Folder 5: Monthly Statistics - 1988-1989Add to your cart.

        Contains Monthly Statistic Blank Forms
      • Folder 6: Newsletters, 1981-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 7: NTSU Books - New Acquisitions, 1982Add to your cart.

      • Folder 8: OCLC Newsletters, 1980-1986Add to your cart.

      • Folder 9: OCLC Technical Bulletins, 1986-1988Add to your cart.

      • Folder 10: Performance Agreements & Evaluations, 1981-1985Add to your cart.

      • Folder 11: Performance Agreements & Evaluations, 1986-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 12: Professional Awards & Honors, 1971-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 13: Professional Correspondence, 1982-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 14: Professional Development Articles & Information, 1981-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 15: Professional Organizations, 1987-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 16: Professional Reports & Summaries, 1981-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 17: Rank & Status of Librarians, 1981-1984Add to your cart.

      • Folder 18: Rank & Status of Librarians, 1984-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 19: Staff Development, n.d.Add to your cart.

      • Folder 20: Supervisor's Manual, 1984Add to your cart.

      • Folder 21: Uniform Vitas & Biographical Data, 1986-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 22: University Parking Committee, 1984-1987Add to your cart.

      • Folder 23: University Parking Committee, 1988-1990Add to your cart.

      • Folder 24: UNT Libraries - Bibliographic Control Department Procedures (1 of 3)Add to your cart.

        Procedures #1-17
      • Folder 25: UNT Libraries - Bibliographic Control Department Procedures (2 of 3)Add to your cart.

        Procedures #20-35
      • Folder 26: UNT Libraries - Bibliographic Control Department Procedures (3 of 3)Add to your cart.

        Procedures #38-56
    • Box 4Add to your cart.

      Barcode: 623516
      • Folder 1: UNT Libraries - Bibliographic Control Department Procedures Manual, 1987-1990Add to your cart.

      • Folder 2: UNT Libraries - Charter & Governance, 1983-1988Add to your cart.

        Employee Handbook - 1983
      • Folder 3: UNT Libraries - Charter & Governance, 1989-1990Add to your cart.

      • Folder 4: Virginia Tech Library System Training Session, 1983Add to your cart.

      • Folder 5: VTLS - General Information, 1984-1988Add to your cart.

      • Folder 6: VTLS - General Information, 1988-1989Add to your cart.

      • Folder 7: Word Perfect Training Session, 1989Add to your cart.

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