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First Alumni Day Report

Approximately 90 of the College's 360 alumni turned out to participate in the first Alumni Day on May 20. Response to the program on career development led by Margaret Myers, Director of the A.L.A. Office for Library Personnel Relations was excellent.

At the luncheon, Alumni heard a report on the progress of the college and enthusiastically endorsed the idea of forming an alumni organization for the College. To initiate the organization a steering committee representative of the alumni has been formed which will develop proposals to be put before the alumni by mail in the fall.

At the late afternoon cocktail hour held at the Alumni House on campus, alumni continued the visiting and renewing of friendships which had gone on all day long. Plans are already underway for the second Alumni Day and the date has been set. Mark May 5, 1979 on your calendars and plan to attend!


Fall will provide two opportunities for Alumni reunions at professional meetings. At the South Carolina Library Association Conference and Alumni Drop-In will be held on Friday, Oct. 13 at the Carolina Inn from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the U.S.C. Suite. Additionally, Alumni attending the meeting only for the day may use the suite to relax, change clothes and leave items they do not wish to carry. A number of alumni

have agreed to keep the suite open by staying an hour throughout the day. Additional volunteers are needed so if you can staff the suite for an hour during the day, please call Virginia Patterson at 771-3858 and indicate when you can help.

Alumni attending the joint S.E.L.A/S.W.L.A conference in New Orleans on October 5-8 are invited to attend a drop-in in Bill Summer's room from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.


Chai Kim has accepted a position as Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Sciences State University of New York at Buffalo and left Columbia following the second summer session to take up his new duties. In commenting upon his resignation, Dean Summers said, "While we can all understand and sympathize with the personal circumstances which lead Chai to relocate, there is no denying that his departure is a loss to the faculty. He has set high standards for himself and for his students and we shall miss him greatly."

A number of alumni have asked about the Scholarship in memory of Bong Hi. Donations may be sent to the Bong Hi Kim Memorial Scholarship, USC Educational Foundation, Columbia, S.C. 29208.


Professor Robert Williams has joined the faculty for the fall semester..