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Researcher Binds Books
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To give an idea of how involved the
process of binding a book is, she briefly
outlined some of the steps.
First, the old cover of the book must
be carefully removed. Then, the pages
are clamped together firmly, sewn
together in "si&.iatures" and pounded
to spread the folds for a nice, rounded
back. Next, the binder places the
covers of thick cardboard or wood in
their proper position and removes
excess glue by a washing process.
Then the book, half finished, is left to
dry in a press.
When dry, the volume gets a “head
band," a lining and a thorough sanding
to smooth out any small lumps which
would show through the cover. Next
the leather which will become the
cover is shaved very thin, pasted to the
back, and tied down securely. If cloth
fabric is to be used, it then takes its
place beneath the leather back panel.
After this, the components are
trimmed, and the inside cover lined.
The "tipping in" of end sheets follows,
and finally, tooling, pressing and oiling
complete the job.
Elizabeth King spends between 15
and 50 hours a week binding "special
books"—those with meaning for her
family or for other families. She
teaches the art to one student at a time
over many months. Occasionally, she
offers something for sale at a local
crafts store, but at the end of the year
she’s just about broken even, if you
don't count her time.
Is it worth it?
Dr. King calls it “a joy.”
Bird Succeeds Cavanagh in Top
Medical Center Library Post
Warren Phillip Bird, associate
director of the medical center library
since 1968, has been named library
director. He will succeed G.S.T.
Cavanagh in the position.
Announcement of the appointment
came from Frederic N. Cleaveland,
Bird will be responsible for the
administration of the medical library
and its branches in the School of
Nursing and the Nanaline H. Duke
Building, a basic health sciences
facility. He also will supervise the
transfer of operations into the new $5.3
million Seeley G. Mudd BIdg., a medical
communications center and library,
scheduled for completion in the fall of
Cavanagh, who has been director
since 1962, will remain at Duke as
professor of biomedical literature and
curator of the university’s Josiah C.
Trent Collection in the History of
An associate professor of biomedical
literature. Bird came to Duke in 1965 as
chief of library systems and
communications to explore the use of
computers in libraries. In 1956 he
earned a bachelor of science degree in
physics from Georgetown University in
Washington, D.C., and in 1964, he
received a master’s in library science
from Columbia University in New York.
Prior to his initial appointment at
Du4e, he served as radiological
physicist, assistant reference librarian
and systems analyst at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia:
is published weekly for Duke
University Medical Center employees,
faculty, staff, students and friends by the
Medical Center s Office of Public Relations.
Joe Sigler, director; William Erwin, medical
writer; Miss Annie Kittrell. secretary.
Public Relations Advisory Committee; Sam
A. Agnello. audiovisual education; Dr. Robert
Anderson Jr., surgery; James L Bennett Jr..
vice president's office; VVayne Gooch,
personnel; Dr. Athos Ottolenghi. physiology
and pharmacology: Michael Schwartz,
hospital administration; Miss Isabelle Webb.
RN. nursing service: Dr. Tom C. Vanaman.
microbiology and immunology.
Currently, the Greensboro, N.C.,
native is a visiting professor in the
School of Library Science at the
University of North Carolina in Chapel
Hilk During the summer of 1973, he
taught a course for librarians in Asian
population control centers in Bangkok,
Thailand, as part of a joint United
Nations-Carolina Population Center
The Duke Faculty Club will sponsor
two vacation trips after the new year.
The first, a ski tour at Keystone, Colo.,
will begin Jan. 5 and run until Jan. 12. It
will cost $370.47, and tennis is included.
The second, a tennis tour at the South
Ocean Beach Club in Nassau will begin
the next day, Jan. 6, and will run
through Jan. 12. This tour is priced at
The trips are not restricted to
members of the Faculty Club. If you are
interested in participating, please call
club director Walt Cleary at 6672.
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McCord will continue his investigation
into its possible roles in diseases
associated with chronic inflammation.
The principal aims*of Roses’ study
will be to apply both biochemical and
biophysical techniques to the
examination of certain cell membranes
which may show changes in multiple
sclerosis. Using ’electron spin
resonance spectroscopy” which
describes the three-dimensional
structure of miscroscopic tissues, he
will focus attention on the membranes
of the erythrocytes (red corpuscles)
and lymphocytes (white corpuscles) of
In addition to the grants announced
today, the National Multiple Sclerosis
Society is currently supporting the
research of Dr. Stanley H. Appel at
Duke with grants totaling $91,000.
Appel, chief of the division of
neurology and associate professor of
biochemistry, is conducting
biochemical studies of myelin, a
fat-like substance which forms an
insulating sheath around certain nerve
fibers and is most affected when
multiple sclerosis strikes.
This is a column for and about employees, faculty and staff at tfie medical center. The
subject matter will cover a wide spectrum of personnel policies, benefits, federal and
state regulations, payroll information, wage and salary data, and many other matters
affecting employees at Duke.
Questions from readers are encouraged. If you have a question, send it to:
Box 3354, Duke f^edical Center
All inquiries must be signed, but you may request that your name not be used if your
letter ,s published All questions will be answered or referred to an appropriate source,
but only questions of wide, general interest will be published “Personnel Paragraphs"
IS your column, so let us hear from you.
THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS PAY SCHEDULE
The university, in order to allow its payroll and other related employees their
scheduled time off for the holidays, has revised the pay schedule for all bi-weekl)^^^
employees, including those at the medical center. The new pay schedule and theOB
university’s reasons for instituting it are described by Payroll Supervisor Charles
West. What follow are some of the most frequently-asked questions about the new
Q. Why is the pay schedule being changed?
A. The pay schedule was changed, said West, ‘to enable university employees to
have their designated holidays. ” This is particularly important for the many
university employees who help in issuing the 8,500 paychecks to all bi-weekly
employees, medical center employees included. Because of the round-the-clock
work necessary for providing continued patient care, medical center employees
are under a different schedule of holidays than the rest of the university Medical
Center designated holidays are Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and the possible
use of accrued vacation and discretionary holidays. The remaining university
employees’ holiday period includes Nov. 28 and 29 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 25
26, and 27 for Christmas.
Q. What will the change in pay schedule mean to me, as a bi-weekly employee?
A. “First and foremost,” stated West, ‘‘we must point out that the change in the
pay schedule is PERMANENT. Many alternative pay schedules were considered by
the university and medical center personnel staffs, but this one is legally sound and
seemed to be the most beneficial for the most employees. It simply means, ” West
continued, “that we will be getting into a brand new cycle of payitig. ” The new pay
schedule is being brought into effect through the use of one paycheck (to be paid
on Nov. 22) for one week'only. It will then continue, as in the past, at two-week
intervals, as follows:
AMOUNT OF TIME WORKED
PERIOD OF WORK FOR PAY
Oct. 28-Nov. 10
Nov. 18-Dec. 1
Dec. 30-Jan. 12
Q. What happened to the other week?
A. There is no other week, said West, “because we’ll be starting a whole new
schedule of bi-weekly pay periods. ”
Q. Do we still have 26 paychecks for 1974?
A. ‘Yes, only one of the paychecks will be for one week instead of two. The other
one week is just pushed forward into the new schedule,” West said.
Q. Do we lose any money by the change in the pay schedule?
A. “That is a valid question, ” he noted. “The answer is no, you do not lose any
money. The new schedule shifts one week from 1974 to 1975. In order to begin a
new pay schedule we are just pushing forward into a new bj-weekly schedule of
paying. We do not have as many weeks for payment in 1974 as we did in the old
schedule of paying. Under the old schedule, we paid through Dec. 22 for 1974, but
by the new schedule, the bi-weekly pay period ends Dec. 15 for 1974. The 1974 W-2
form will reflect earning through Dec. 15, 1974, which is a full calendar year since
the 1974 bi-weekly earning period began Dec. 24,1973.
“Our mission or goal, ” concluded West, “is to pay employees promptly and
accurately. It would have been impossible to get a payroll out under the old
schedule and still allow the scheduled university holidays for our employees. ”
PARTY TIME IN THE PEDIATRIC PLAYROOM—The Arnold Air Society, an honorary
subgroup of Air Force R.O.T.C. on campus, gave a pumpkin cutting party for the
children on Howland and Matas wards Oct. 26. The society, composed of future
pilots and navigators, has been involved in a number of public service projects
since its inception, and at the hospital in the peat year, members have sponsored a
Christmas party complete with presents and an Easter party complete with Easter
baskets for the young patients. In this photo. Trinity College senior Bruce Luehrs of
Columbia, S.C., helps little Chandler Gautier draw a picture of a pumpkin.