By: Commentator Staff  | 

College Takes Over Library Management (Vol. 2, Issue 1)

Control of the Yeshiva College Library has definitely been transferred from student hands to administration supervision, it was announced yesterday by Isaac Goldberg ‘33, newly appointed librarian. 

Mr, Goldberg, himself one of the original founders of the library, in 1932, has been connected with the Yeshiva Library for the past few years. He has already announced a number of changes in policy which, point toward the possibility of an efficient library in the near, future. A thoroughly revised catalogue will be made available in the reference room, thusm allowing the student to obtain an immediate idea of the material available on any given topic.

The allotment of twenty per cent of student fees to the library will permit a steady increase in the number of volumes on the shelves and student demands will be filled more adequately. Especial emphasis will be laid on reference works which have long been lacking.

A program of renovation and redecoration of the library quarters is expected to make the reading rooms more pleasant and more comfortable. It was also announced that overdue fines would be charged at the rate of five cents per day with a cost of one cent levied on all registrations. 

Mr. Goldberg will be assisted by a library staff which includes practically all of last year’s veterans in addition to a number of new volunteers. In summing up the situation, Mr. Goldberg expressed the hope that “through the cooperation of the student body, the library will become one of the best of its type.”

Library hours were announced as follows: Circulation toom: Daily, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.; Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reference room: Daily, from 12 noon to 1 p.m.; from 3 to 6 p.m.; and from 8 to 10 p.m.