Geoffrey Alley, Librarian: His Life & Work
Chapter 17 — Life in the Old Dog
Life in the Old Dog
1 Alley to Whyte, 30 Mar. 1971, McEldowney papers (home).
2 Euphan Alley to Joy Alley, 24 Nov. 1974, J.A. Alley letters.
3 Alley to Whyte, 14 Aug. 1972, McEldowney papers (home).
4 E.C. Lathem, Robert Frost 100, Boston, 1974.
5 J.S. Adelman, p.c. 3 Jan. 1990.
6 Anon. to McEldowney, 18 Apr. 1972, McEldowney papers (home).
7 Dominion, 2 Apr. 1973. Bagnall's draft, with McIntosh's amendments, is in ATL, Acc. 89-249-5.
8 A.D. McIntosh, 'Some Problems of the National Library', NZL, v.35, Apr. 1972, pp.141-6. He was particularly concerned about the need for a National Information Centre for Government and Industry, which never got off the ground.
9 W.J. McEldowney, New Zealand University Library Resources … 1972.
10 Ibid., p.132 (recommendation 13).
11 Details in 'News from the National Library', NZLA Newsletter, no.192, Oct. 1973, p.3, and no.198, June 1974, p.4.
12 McEldowney, op. cit., pp.133-4 (recommendation 15).
13 The sub-committee's first allocations are recorded in 'News from the National Library', NZLA Newsletter, no.214, Nov. 1975, p,11.
14 Alley to Whyte, 30 Jan. 1972, 23 Feb. 1974, 17 Jan. 1976, McEldowney papers (home).
15 Kinsella to NZLA, 8 Aug. 1968, DUHL, Acc. 87-020, Box 3.
16 N.Z. Working Party on Education for Librarianship, Education for Librarianship (WPEL Report).
17 G.T. Alley, Submission dated 2 July 1969, DUHL, Acc. 87-020, Box 3.
18 Quoted in WPEL Report, p.41.
19 A valuable collection of documents relating to the topic of library education, 1963-1978, is in the Sage papers, WU. The detailed discussions, before and after 1970, are handled in detail and clarity by Mary Ronnie in her Education for Librarianship.
20 R.W. Hlavac, NZL, v.33, Oct. 1970, pp.196-9.
21 G.T. Alley, 'Address to Library School graduates', News & Notes (National Library of NZ), no.220, 7 Feb. 1972.
22 H.B. Sullivan, p.c. 9 May 1990.
23 M.A. Ronnie, Books to the People, p.111.
24 'Regional Library Service', submission to the Local Government Commission, NZLA Newsletter, no.209, June 1975, pp.1-3.
26 H.B. Sullivan, p.c. 9 May 1990.
27 M.A. Ronnie, Books to the People, pp.94-5.
28 NZLA Newsletter, no.212, Sept. 1975, p.4.
29 M.A. Ronnie, p.c. 26 Jan. 1990.
30 Noted in NZLA Newsletter, no.214, Nov. 1975, p.10, and no.215, Dec. 1975, p.10. An amusing consequence of the rather unorthodox way in which the appointment was decided was that two pay days passed after she started in the job before the salaries section of the Department of Education caught up with her existence, and then it was only because she made inquiries. She had not filled in the formal application form, and therefore the machinery had not started running.
31 She always believed that Glasgow was one of the most beautiful cities in the world, along with Dunedin.
32 NZLA Newsletter, no.205, Feb. 1975, p.7.
34 M.A. Ronnie, p.c. 26 Jan. 1990.
35 Airport conversation, Alley and McEldowney, some time in 1976.
36 NA, AAOJ W4077 NL 5/17/2. Details of these events are treated in M.A. Ronnie, Education for Librarianship, ch.4, pp.41-54.
37 R. Cave, p.c. 17 July 1990.
38 M.A. Ronnie, Education for Librarianship, p.53.
39 Ronnie to McEldowney, 22 Mar. 1978, McEldowney papers (home).
40 Alley to Whyte, 7 June 1980, ibid. Ronnie points out in her book, p.59, that the new school was at this time planning additional advanced courses.
42 W.L. Saunders, An Evaluation of Education for Librarianship in New Zealand, p.7.
43 WPEL Report, p.22.
45 Comments in this section are heavily dependant on the more detailed treatment of library education in New Zealand in this period in M.A. Ronnie, Education for Librarianship, especially chapters 5, 6, and 10.
46 W.L. Saunders, An Evaluation of Education for Librarianship in New Zealand.
47 M.A. Ronnie, op. cit., p.61.