AM S Library Fellowship Awarded AMS Headquarters maintains a small library, the and archival of the historically significant components Brooks Library (named in honor of AMS founder as outlined in the NEDCC report. The Council also Charles Franklin Brooks), in which copies of all AMS authorized funds to create a Library Fellowship as a publications are stored. The library also contains a va- temporary position for the individual who will carry riety of items of historical significance to the Society out the work. and a variety of additional publications that have been The recipient of the AMS Library Fellowship is accumulated through the years—mostly through do- Lisa Wood, who is currently working toward her nations. The primary purpose of the Headquarters Ph.D. in preservation at the Graduate School of Li- library is to support staff operations, and as a result brary and Information Science of Simmons College little has been done to preserve and archive the his- in Boston. Originally from Winston-Salem, North torical materials in its holdings. With a fe w recent de- Carolina, Wood has an M.A. in archival management cisions of the AMS Council, however, this is about fro m North Carolina State University. She served as to change. an archivist at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine Following a recommendation from the Council and in North Carolina before coming to Boston to further a clear showing of support, in 1995 Headquarters staff her education. She is well acquainted with scientific prepared a proposal and was awarded a federal grant society archives, having prepared exhibits and exhi- bitions for other societies, including the American covering most of the cost of a survey of the library Neurological Association and the American Society holdings by the Northeast Document Conservation of Neuroimaging. Center (NEDCC). The survey was completed in late 1995 and the NEDCC report was released to the So- It is hoped that through the efforts of Wood and ciety in early 1996. In October 1996, the Council ap- Headquarters staff over the coming months, the AMS proved funding fro m the income on the Society's re- Brooks Library holdings will reach a state where they serve fund to cover the costs associated with organiz- can serve as a resource for history of science, espe- ing the library holdings and carrying out preservations cially atmospheric science, scholars. K 4 ¥ \ L. Jackson Andrei N. Kolmogorov G. D. 7 191 282 ^ Vol. 78, No. 2, February 1 997
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