Special Collections and Archives

LMS records: Newsletters

Special Collections and Archives

LMS records: Newsletters

Libraries and Media Services records: Newsletters

Finding Aid

Prepared by Barbara Bass, August 5, 2005; Updated May 2018


Inclusive Dates: 1953-1997
Extent:  2 cubic feet (2 record storage boxes)
Physical Location: 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: 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.

Arrangement: The newsletters in this series are arranged in alphabetial order with issue numbers and/or dates held for each title noted.


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. Footnotes: News from the Kent State University Libraries and Media Services: v. 1 - , 1991-
  3. GeoKent (Map Library): v. 1-2, 1986-1987
  4. Info Service News Notes: 1989/90
  5. Info Service News Notes: 1990/91
  6. Info Service News Notes: 1992/93
  7. Info Service News Notes: 1993/94
  8. Info Service News Notes: 1994/95
  9. Inside View: December 1989
  10. Inside View: 1990
  11. Inside View: 1991 (incomplete)
  12. Inside View: June 1992
  13. It's Yours: 1952/53-1962/63
  14. Kent State University Library Blues: v. 1, no. 1, August 13, [no year]
  15. Kent State University Library News: v. 6, 1972/1973
  16. 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]
  17. KSU Libraries Newsletter: 1976-1979 [volume and issue numbers inconsistent]
  18. KSU Libraries Newsletter: v. 11-13, 1980-1982
  19. Libraries Hotline: 1989-1992
  20. Library Education Resources Newsletter: v. 2, no. 2, n.d.
  21. Library News: v. 1, no. 1-19, 1967
  22. Library News: v. 2, no. 1-12, 1968
  23. Library News: v. 3, no. 1-10, 1969
  24. Library News: v. 4, no. 1-15, 1970
  25. Library News: v. 5, no. 1-23, 1971 [title changed to Kent State University Library News in 1972]

Box 2
Folder -- Contents

  1. Local Data Record: v. 1, 1984
  2. Local Data Record: v. 2, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1985
  3. Local Data Record: v. 2, no. 7-12, July-Dec., 1985
  4. Local Data Record: v. 3, no. 1-5, Feb.-June, 1986
  5. Local Data Record: v. 3, no. 6-10, July-Dec. 1986
  6. Local Data Record: v. 4, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1987
  7. Local Data Record: v. 4, no. 7-10, July/Aug.-Dec., 1987
  8. Local Data Record: v. 5, no. 1-6, Jan.-June, 1988
  9. Local Data Record: v. 5, no. 7-11, July/Aug.-Dec., 1988
  10. Local Data Record: v. 6, no. 1-5, Jan.-June, 1989
  11. Local Data Record: v. 6, no. 6-10, July/Aug.-Dec., 1989
  12. Local Data Record: v. 7, 1990
  13. Local Data Record: v. 8, 1991
  14. Local Data Record: v. 9, 1992
  15. Local Data Record: v. 10, no. 2/3-12, Feb/Mar.- Dec.,1993
  16. Local Data Record: v. 11, 1994
  17. Local Data Record: v. 12, 1995
  18. Local Data Record: v. 13, 1996
  19. Local Data Record: v. 14, no. 1-2, 1997 [newsletter discontinued after issue no. 2 of this volume]
  20. Map Library Newsletter: 1975-1976
  21. Map Online User Group Newsletter (Map Library): no. 23, Feb., 1987
  22. Matrix: v. 1-5, no. 1, Fall, 1986-Spring, 1991
  23. MOKULA (Men of the Kent State University Libraries Association): v. 1, 1968
  24. News & Notes: [1 issue], [195?]
  25. Nick-Nacks: 1958-1966
  26. Reference Department Newsletter: 1968-69
  27. 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
  28. Student Staff Bulletin: Fall 1957
  29. University Library Bulletin: no. 1-4, 1965-1966
  30. 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
  31. Urban Scene (Architecture-Urban Studies Library): v. 3-4, 1972-1973
  32. Urban Scene (Architecture-Urban Studies Library): v. 4-6, no. 2, 1974-1976