Abstract

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.

Access

The collection is open for research.

Language:

English
Leonard Adams Papers
1976-2008
2 boxes (1.0 linear ft.)
Call no.: FS 93

Background on Leonard Adams

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.

Contents of 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.

Collection inventory
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
Administrative information
Provenance

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

Processing Information

Processed by Tonia N. Sutherland, 2008.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Leonard Adams Papers (FS 93). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms
Subjects
  • Government documents.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Library.
Names
  • Adams, Leonard, 1946- .