Record Group 64/41 - Faculty Collections

Richard Feinberg Collection

Collection Description

Collection size: 2.5 cubic ft.
Content: files and records of librarian Richard Feinberg; document library activities at Stony Brook University from 1971 to 2010.
Organization: files are maintained in the order in which they were received.
Donated by Richard Feinberg in February 2011.
Online finding aid by Kristen J. Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives/University Archivist, February 2011.

Biographical Note (prepared by Richard Feinberg)

Richard Feinberg was a librarian at the Frank Melville, Jr. Memorial Library, State University of New York at Stony Brook, from July 15, 1971 to December 15, 2010. His basic assignment throughout that time was as general reference librarian. His more specific assignments were microforms librarian (c. 1972-1976), interlibrary loan librarian (1976-1979), coordinator of library instruction (1979-2000), and preservation librarian (1999-2010). Feinberg was born in New York City on December 13, 1945 to Samuel and Nettie Feinberg. His father was a newspaper reporter and columnist for Women’s Wear Daily. His mother later became a New York City school teacher. His older brother, Lawrence, was born in 1941. His sister, Alice was born in 1949. Feinberg attended New York City public schools in Queens. He earned a business degree at the City College of New York (1967), a masters degree in special education at Western Michigan University (1968) and a masters degree in library science from the University of Michigan (1971). He married Sandra Langeneker of Saginaw, Michigan on June 12, 1969. They moved to Long Island to begin careers as librarians in 1971. Their son Jacob was born March 14, 1978, and their son Theodore on February 12, 1983.

Box List

Box 1, section 1: documents that reflect on the history of the library instruction program (bibliographic instruction) at Stony Brook University Libraries (West Campus) from 1979 to 2000

Program descriptions and selected published articles
Program reports and statistics
Program proposals and outreach documents
Course for credit proposals
Correspondence and publicity
Library staff participation records
Early instructional materialsEarly web pages
Computer (electronic) classroom establishment
Audio tour scripts

Box 1, section 2: documents reflecting on the history of the libraries and the reference department from 1985 to the 1990s

Faculty Executive Committee records (access restricted to library faculty)
Faculty meeting minutes (access restricted to library faculty)
Library planning documents (strategic plan, space studies, user satisfaction survey, etc.)
Reference Department planning documents
Task force for improved library/campus integration: minutes (1988)

Box 2: Materials for credit-bearing library instruction courses

LBR 150 (earlier designation: INT 150)
LBR 250 (earlier designation: INT 250)
SOC 121
PSY 121
WNS 121
POL 121
Workbooks and addendums
Course outlines and schedules
Workshop exercises
Answer keys
Study guides
Workbooks and addendums
Selected samples of other materials

Box 3, section 1: slides of Stony Brook University Library and the Library Instruction Program, 1974-1984.

March 1974, #18: subject catalog (Reference Room, N1000). Library of Congress List of Subject Headings (red book). Looking north toward Student Union.

April 1975, #9: top of Galleria stairs with arrow leading to main stacks (old entrance).

April 1975, #2: Periodicals Reading Room. Front, looking southwest toward periodicals shelves.

Apr 1975, #10: Top of Galleria stairs (close-up).

Apr 1975, #18: shelving, 2nd floor main stacks.

April 1975, #12: former entrance to main stacks, 3rd floor. Entrance later moved (1986) just north (beyond brick wall) to top landing of Galleria staircase. ("Go to the top of the stairs and make a right.")

April 1975, #14: shelving in the main stacks.
April 1975, #20: Reference Desk, Reference Room, looking northeast. (Room N1000, now the North Reading Room, Science and Engineering Library). Donna Amariglio, librarian at desk.

April 1975, #9: shelved government documents depository items.

April 1975, #19: publicity. Galleria Lunch Concerts. From Music Library

July 1975, N2 #1: Reference Room (N1000). Looking past reference desks toward room entrance and door into the reference office.  Jack Lipkind, reference librarian, in white shirt, standing by tattle tape security gate.

May 1982, #2: holdings card for Science News as filed in the Public Serials File (PSF) also called the Periodical Catalog.

July 1975, N2 #3:  Periodicals Reading Room (Room C1600). Now the Central Reading Room. Looking northeast toward where photocopy machines are currently located. Wall with art was removed with reorganization/relocation activities (1996?). Reference Desk, Information Desk, and Microforms were moved in. Video Collection was moved in. Current Periodicals remained. Technical Services in back rooms were moved to 2nd floor.

May 1982, #7: title card for Science News from Public Serials File.

July 1975, N2 #8: looking into the Reference Room (N1000). Jack Lipkind sitting at desk on the right.

May 1982, #9: title card for Environment from Public Serials File.

May 1982, #18: holdings card for Environment from Public Serials File.

November 1982, N2 #6: student sitting at Index Table in Reference Room, using Psychological Abstracts.

November 1982, N2 #10: student at Index Table looking at current issue of Psychological Abstracts.

November 1982, N2 #15: student looking up periodical holdings at the Public Serials File (Periodical Catalog). Looking northeast from behind the reference desks. (Room N1000, now the North Reading Room. Current service desk was walled in (where man in picture is standing). Reference Department Office was behind the wall.

November 1982, R? #29:  Melville Library Building. East façade. Looking southwest from Staller Center.

December 1983, N1 #14: Reference Desk in Reference Room (Rm. N1000). Now the North Reading Room. Looking north out window toward Student Union. Paul Wiener and Brenda Coven are the librarians on duty.

Box 3, section 2: files, reports, and library instruction materials.

LBR 150: An Introduction to Library Research. Electronic Workbook. Course outline and related materials.
Library Orientation and Instruction.
First World Wide Web Library Pages
Misc. Library Instruction, Orientation, Tour Memos
Early Library Homepage
Preservation Dept. Annual Final Reports and Misc. Documents
Digital Preservation Policy and Program (Task Force Assessment), 2010
Miscellaneous Documents Related to the Future of Books and Digital Assets
White Paper on Gift Books and Collection Management
Preservation Department Policy (2010) and Misc. Program Documents, 2000-
Preservation Dept. Five Year Plans (2000 – 2005; 2006 – 2010)

Electronic files (one CD-Rom)

LRR Electronic Workbook
Online Library Tutor
SUNYLA Webpage Professional Development Aids