Special Collections and Archives

Libraries and Media Services, Records. Newsletters

Special Collections and Archives

Libraries and Media Services, Records. Newsletters

Libraries and Media Services records. Newsletters, 1953-1997

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, August 5, 2005
2 record storage boxes, 2 cubic feet, 11th floor


Historical Note

The primary newsletter for Libraries and Media Services began publication in 1967 and was called Library News until 1972 when it was retitled Kent State University Library News. In Aug. 13, 1973 its name was changed to Kent State University Library Newsletter. From 1976 to 1982 the title was shortened to KSU Libraries Newsletter and the publication incorporated the Director's Council minutes from September 1979 through the Holiday Issue, 1982--the last issue under this title. The newsletter was revived as The Local Data Record beginning in March 1984. This title continued until summer 1997. The primary newsletter of LMS is now Footnotes which began publication in 1991 and continues through the present.

Each department in the library or branches contributed news items for the newsletters acknowledging major goals for the department and personal notes on employees noting job advancements, marriages, births, retirements, deaths or moving in/out of the area. One column that was popular in the Local Data Record was Employee of the Month written by Diane Konoss-Lasson, featuring a different employee each month giving staff members a more personalized view of co-workers and a fun charactization of the employee by graphic designer, Bill Meganhart and then later by Jim Hurguy of the Audio Visual Department.

Scope and Content

The newsletters in this series are arranged in alphabetial order with issue numbers and/or dates held for each title noted. Along with the primary LMS newsletters produced, there are also departmental and specialized newsletters produced within LMS. Many of these newsletters were published within a department in the main library or a branch library for only a short time and then were discontinued. Please note that the Friends of the Libraries Newsletter is found in the Special Collections Publications series.


Box 1
Folder -- Contents

  1. Catalog Department Gazette: v. 1: no. 1-13, v. 2: no. 1-4, v. 3: no. 1-3: July, 1967-Jan. 1971
  2. DMA Depository newsletter: Government Documents: Oct. 1983
  3. Footnotes: News from the Kent State University Libraries and Media Services: v. 1 - , 1991-
  4. GeoKentĀ (Map Library): v. 1-2, 1986-1987
  5. It's Yours: 1952/53-1962/63
  6. Kent State University Library Blues: v. 1, no. 1, August 13, [no year]
  7. Kent State University Library News: v. 6, 1972/1973
  8. Kent State University Library News/Newsletter: v. 7, no. 1-15, 17-19, 1973; v. 8, no. 1-16; v 9, no. 1-4 [vol. number changed to 11 with no. 5]; v. 11, no. 5-14, 1974/1975 [title changed to KSU Libraries Newsletter with v. 7, no. 13, Aug. 13, 1973]
  9. KSU Libraries Newsletter: 1976-1979 [volume and issue numbers inconsistent]
  10. KSU Libraries Newsletter: v. 11-13, 1980-1982
  11. Libraries Hotline: 1989-1992
  12. Library Education Resources Newsletter: v. 2, no. 2, n.d.
  13. Library News: v. 1, no. 1-19, 1967
  14. Library News: v. 2, no. 1-12, 1968
  15. Library News: v. 3, no. 1-10, 1969
  16. Library News: v. 4, no. 1-15, 1970
  17. Library News: v. 5, no. 1-23, 1971 [title changed to Kent State University Library News in 1972]
  18. Local Data Record: v. 1, 1984
  19. Local Data Record: v. 2, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1985
  20. Local Data Record: v. 2, no. 7-12, July-Dec., 1985
  21. Local Data Record: v. 3, no. 1-5, Feb.-June, 1986
  22. Local Data Record: v. 3, no. 6-10, July-Dec. 1986
  23. Local Data Record: v. 4, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1987
  24. Local Data Record: v. 4, no. 7-10, July/Aug.-Dec., 1987
  25. Local Data Record: v. 5, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1988
  26. Local Data Record: v. 5, no. 7-11, July/Aug.-Dec., 1988
  27. Local Data Record: v. 6, no. 1-5, Jan.-June, 1989
  28. Local Data Record: v. 6, no. 6-10, July/Aug.-Dec., 1989
  29. Local Data Record: v. 7, 1990
  30. Local Data Record: v. 8, 1991
  31. Local Data Record: v. 9, 1992
  32. Local Data Record: v. 10, no. 2/3-12, Feb/Mar.- Dec.,1993
  33. Local Data Record: v. 11, 1994
  34. Local Data Record: v. 12, 1995
  35. Local Data Record: v. 13, 1996
  36. Local Data Record: v. 14, no. 1-2, 1997 [newsletter discontinued after issue no. 2 of this volume]

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Map Library Newsletter: 1975-1976
  2. Map Online User Group Newsletter (Map Library): no. 23, Feb., 1987
  3. Matrix: v. 1-5, no. 1, Fall, 1986-Spring, 1991
  4. MOKULA (Men of the Kent State University Libraries Association): v. 1, 1968
  5. News & Notes: [1 issue], [195?]
  6. Nick-Nacks: 1958-1966
  7. Reference Department Newsletter: 1968-69
  8. Serials Department Bulletin: [v. 1], no. 1-3, v. 2, no. 1-6, v. 3, no. 3-4, v. 4, no. 1,3, v. 5, no. 1, 1968-1972
  9. Student Staff Bulletin: Fall 1957
  10. University Library Bulletin: no. 1-4, 1965-1966
  11. Urban Scene (Urban Studies Library): v. 1, no. 3-10, 12; v. 2, no. 1-6 1970-1971 (Architecture-Urban Studies Library) v. 2, no. 7, 1971
  12. Urban Scene (Architecture-Urban Studies Library): v. 3-4, 1972-1973
  13. Urban Scene (Architecture-Urban Studies Library): v. 4-6, no. 2, 1974-1976