The Mark O. Hatfield Library
is the main library at Willamette University
in Salem, Oregon
, United States. Opened in 1986, it is a member of the Hatfield Library Consortium along with several library lending networks and is a designated Federal depository library
. Willamette's original library was established in 1844, two years after the school was founded. The library was housed in Waller Hall
before moving to its own building (now Smullin Hall) designed by Pietro Belluschi
in 1938. The Hatfield library building stands two-stories tall and is located near the center of the campus. The library contains over 350,000 volumes overall in its collections, and includes the school's archives
. Designed by MDWR Architects, the red-brick building has glass edifices on two sides and a clocktower
outside the main entrance. The building also includes a 24-hour study area, private study rooms, and a classroom. The academic library
is named in honor of former Senator Mark O. Hatfield
, a 1943 graduate of Willamette and former member of the faculty, and the library houses his personal papers and a collection of his books.
Sanford Berman (b. October 6, 1933) is an outspoken, radical librarian (cataloger) known for promoting alternative viewpoints in librarianship and acting as a pro-active information conduit to other librarians around the world, mostly via public speaking, voluminous correspondence, and unsolicited "care packages" delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. Will Manley, columnist for the American Library Association publication American Libraries, referred to Berman as a 'bibliographic warrior.'
The spark of Berman's cataloging revolution was the inclusion in Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) of the term kaffir, which he came across while working in Zambia : "Berman was told by offended black fellow-workers that calling someone a kafir was similar to being called a nigger in America."
This motivated him to systematically address subject heading bias in his work at Hennepin County Library and in writing "Prejudices and Antipathies: A Tract on the LC Subject Heads Concerning People."