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Adams, Leonard

Leonard Adams Papers, 1976-2008.
2 boxes (1 linear feet).
Call no.: FS 093

Leonard Adams (1946-) began his career with the UMass Amherst Libraries in May 1974 when he was hired to work as an Exit Check on the night shift. Before earning his MLS at the University of Rhode Island in 1975, Adams worked in Circulation and Serials, after which he became Serials Cataloger and Bindery Supervisor, and in 1980, Government Documents Librarian. He added Patents and Trademarks to his job duties in 2004. A founding member of the Boston Library Consortium’s Government Documents Interest Group, Leonard Adams served the UMass Amherst Libraries for 33 years before his retirement in May 2008.

Adams’s papers provide insight into the inner-workings of a Government Documents Repository and convey, even in their brevity, the nature of the work of a Government Documents librarian. Included among the papers are professional correspondence, a Government Documents Technical Processing Manual and articles written by Adams, Adams’s annual reports and performance reviews, and other documents relating to Adams’s long tenure at the University Libraries.

Historical Note

Leonard Adams (1946-) began his career with the UMass Amherst Libraries in May 1974 when he was hired to work as an Exit Check on the night shift. Before earning his MLS at the University of Rhode Island in 1975, Adams worked in Circulation and Serials, after which he became Serials Cataloger and Bindery Supervisor, and in 1980, Government Documents Librarian. He added Patents and Trademarks to his job duties in 2004. A founding member of the Boston Library Consortium’s Government Documents Interest Group, Leonard Adams served the UMass Amherst Libraries for 33 years before his retirement in May 2008.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Leonard Adams’s papers provide insight into the inner-workings of a Government Documents Repository and convey, even in their brevity, the nature of the work of a Government Documents librarian. Included among the papers are professional correspondence, a Government Documents Technical Processing Manual and articles written by Adams, Adams’s annual reports and performance reviews, and other documents relating to Adams’s long tenure at the University Libraries. In 2005, Adams hosted a group of library interns from Kosovo at UMass Amherst; memos and photographs document their time at UMass, including a presentation given at the UMass Libraries in October of that year.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Leonard Adams Papers (FS 93). Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst.

History of the Collection

The collection was donated to Special Collections and University Archives by Leonard Adams in May 2008.

Processing Information

Processed by Tonia N. Sutherland, 2008.


Additional Information

Language
English.


Contents List
Adams, Leonard. Book Reviews and Book Review Correspondence
1983-1986, undated
Box 1:1
Adams, Leonard. Book Review: Government Reference Books 82/83: A Biennial Guide to US Government Publications
1986
Box 1:2
Adams, Leonard. Book Review: Guide to US Government Publications
1986
Box 1:3
Adams, Leonard. Citizen Access to Massachusetts State Documents
1988
Box 1:4
Adams, Leonard. Government Documents at the University of Massachusetts: A Short History
undated
Box 1:5
Adams, Leonard. Government Documents Technical Processing Manual
1984
Box 1:6
Alternative formats available:

The Government Documents Technical Processing Manual is also available on microfiche.

Adams, Leonard. Sabbatical Report: A Survey of Organizational Models of Large Federal Government Dcoument Repositories
1999 Oct 06
Box 1:7
Adams, Leonard. A Survey of Local Census Data Collection in Massachusetts
1986
Box 1:8
Annual Performance Reviews and Promotions
1976-2002
Box 1:9-13
Annual Performance Reviews and Promotions
2002-2006
Box 2:1
Biographical Materials
undated
Box 2:2
Five-Year Reappointment
2006
Box 2:3
Government Documents Monthly Reprots and Statistics
2000-2002
Box 2:4
Government Documents Proposals and Analyses
2000-2008, undated
Box 2:5
Government Documents Technical Processing Manual: Correspondence and Reviews
1985-1986
Box 2:6
Infodocs Reviews Newsletter
1982-1983
Box 2:7
Kosovar Librarians
2005
Box 2:8
Library Correspondence
1981, 2006
Box 2:9
Newsclippings
2004-2005
Box 2:10
Photographs
2005, undated
Box 2:11
Postcards: Kosovo
undated
Box 2:12
Slides: Government Publications Librarians of New England Meeting, Presentation of Award for Excellence
1987 May
Box 2:13
Subjects
  • Government documents
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst. Library
Contributors
  • Adams, Leonard, 1946-
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