Frank L. Schick

Biography

Franz Leopold Schick (1918-1992).

Born Franz Leopold Schick in Vienna, Feb. 4, 1918. Married Renee Schick on Aug. 9, 1938, in Paris. Arrived in the U.S. on Dec. 22, 1938, in New York, from Cherbourg, France. According to Oct. 16, 1940, draft registration, worked at a dental laboratory in Detroit. Entered the U.S. Army on May 4, 1943, and petitioned for naturalization in Miami on July 9, 1943. Discharged from the Army on Dec. 8, 1945.

Education

  • Wayne State University

  • University of Chicago, Graduate Library School

  • Ph.D., University of Michigan, Department of Library Science (1957)

Employment

  • Associate in library service, Columbia University School of Library Service (1954-1955)

  • Assistant Librarian, Wayne State University (1955-1958)

  • Sales and Production Manager, Wayne University Press (as of 1956)

  • Assistant Director, Library Services Branch, U.S. Office of Education, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1958-1966)

  • Professor, University of North Carolina (1962-1965?)

  • Director, School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1966-1971)

  • Coordinator of Adult and Library Statistics, National Center for Educational Statistics (1966-1984)

  • Part-Time Lecturer, Catholic University of America, School of Library and Information Science (as of 1982-1983)

Committees

  • Chair, Lesser Used Materials sub-committee, ALA Bookbinding Committee (as of 1957)

  • Chair, Paperback Subcommittee, ALA Bookbinding Committee (as of 1958)

  • Chairman, ABA Foreign Desiderata Publications Committee (1959-1961?)

  • Advisor, Association of American Library Schools Committee on Statistics

  • Chairman, Committee on Statistics and Standards, International Federation of Library Associations

Three children (James Benjamin, b. Aug. 12, 1950; Tom; Ellen Bell). Died Feb. 7, 1992, in Palm Springs, CA, after a stroke. Buried at King David Memorial Gardens, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Photographs

Schick along with other members of the research and statistical staff of the Library Services Branch at 55 ALA BULL. 409 (1961), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25696152.

Schick in a group of Soviet librarians and employees of the U.S. Office of Education in 43 SCH. LIFE: OFF. J. OFF. EDUC. 19 (May 1961), https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015022428224?urlappend=%3Bseq=531%3Bownerid=13510798896071679-545.

Another image of Schick at the ABPC conference in 1966 is in Publishers Study Impact of U.S. School-Aid Funds, PW, May 23, 1966, at 28, 34.

Bibliography

  • Board-Librarian Relationships in American Public Libraries, 19 LIBR. Q. 201-207 (1949), https://doi.org/10.1086/617543.

  • Book Review, 24 LIBR. Q. 418 (1954) (reviewing Sigfred Taubert, ÜBER DAS VERLAGSWESEN IN DER DUNDESREPUBLIC IN BERLIN UND IN DER SOWJETISCHEN BESATZUNGSZONE (1953) and Sigfred Taubert, BUCH UND BUCHHANDEL IN ZAHLEN, AUSGABE 1953 (1953)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618138.

  • Book Review, 25 LIBR. Q. 405 (reviewing Westdeutsche Bibliotek, JAHRESBERICHT 1952/53 (1954) and Westdeutsche Bibliotek, JAHRESBERICHT 1953-54 (1955)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618249.

  • Exhibit, The Evolution of American Publishing in Paperbacks (Columbia U., Institute for Alumni Day, School of Library Service, Butler Library, 5th Floor, Apr. 1955)

  • Book Review, 17 COLL & RES. LIBRS. 98 (1956) (reviewing PAPERBOUND BOOKS IN PRINT), https://doi.org/10.5860/crl_17_01_98.

  • Book Review, 26 LIBR. Q. 382 (1956) (reviewing Horst Kunze, WEGE ZUM WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN BUCH (1955)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618357.

  • Trends in Publications Affecting Binding and Conservation, 4 LIBR. TRENDS 222-238 (1956), http://hdl.handle.net/2142/5645.

  • American Paperbacks -- the Evolution of a Success Story, 171 PUBLISHERS' CIRCULAR & BOOKSELLERS' REC. 602 (May 18, 1957).

  • Book Review, 27 LIBR. Q. 55 (1957) (reviewing Erich Will, DIE ABGABE VON DRUCKWERKEN AN ÖFFENTLICHE BIBLIOTHEKEN: RECHT UND PRAXIS DER DEUTSCHEN PFLICHTEXEMPLARE, SUGLEICH MATERIALSAMMLUNG FÜR EINE NEUREGELUNG (1955), https://doi.org/10.1086/618377.

  • Book Review, 27 LIBR. Q. 126 (1957) (reviewing Walter Lingenberg, ÜBER DIE ANWENDUNG VON LOCHKARTENVERFAHREN IN BIBLIOTHEKEN (1955)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618415.

  • The Paperbound Book in America: The History of Paperbacks and Their European Antecedents (1957) (Ph.D. dissertation, U. Michigan, Dept. Libr. Sci.), https://www.proquest.com/docview/301937374.

  • Bindings of Foreign Books, 9 RUB-OFF 2 (Nov.-Dec. 1958).

  • Book Review, 28 LIBR. Q. 69 (1958) (reviewing Carl Wehmer, ZUR PRAXIS DER WISSENSCHAFTLICHEN BIBLIOTHEKEN IN DEN USA (1956)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618497.

  • Paperback Publishing, 7 LIBR. TRENDS 93-104 (1958), http://hdl.handle.net/2142/5794.

  • THE PAPERBOUND BOOK IN AMERICA: THE HISTORY OF PAPERBACKS AND THEIR EUROPEAN BACKGROUND (Bowker 1958), https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/001176647 (full view!)

  • Preface, in LeRoy C. Merritt, Martha T. Boaz, & Kenneth S. Tisdel, REVIEWS IN LIBRARY BOOK SELECTION (Frank L. Schick comp.) (Wayne State U. Press 1958).

  • Trends in American Book Publishing, 7 LIBR. TRENDS (Frank L. Schick ed.) (Summer 1958), https://www.ideals.illinois.edu/handle/2142/5230.

  • Acquiring Books from Abroad, 3 LIBR. RES. & TECH. SERVS. 46 (1959).

  • A Clearinghouse for Library Research, 84 LIBR. J. 2448 (Sept. 1, 1959).

  • Foreign Desiderata, 3 LIBR. RES. & TECH. SERVS. ?. reprinted in AM. LIBR. & BOOK TRADE ANN. 1960 163 (Bowker 1959).

  • Library Research in Progress, 42 SCH. LIFE: OFF. J. OFF. EDUC. 22 (Oct. 1959), https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015022428224?urlappend=%3Bseq=56%3Bownerid=13510798896063598-56.

  • Summary of American Publishing Developments During the Past Year, 173 BRITISH BOOKS 16 (May 23, 1959).

  • Bookbinding for Law Libraries, in CUTTING COSTS IN ACQUISITIONS AND CATALOGING 63 (AALL Publications Series No. 1, 1960), https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.lbr/cucocata0001&i=73.

  • Bookbinding Problems and Promises, 4 LIBR. RES. & TECH. SERVS. 131 (1960).

  • Facts About the Future, 35 WILSON LIBR. BULL. 219 (1960), https://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,url,shib&db=lls&AN=525535157&site=ehost-live&scope=site/

  • The Future of Paperbacks, 85 LIB. J. 1863-1865 (1960).

  • RTSD Acquisitions Section, Foreign Desiderata Publications Committee, in AM. LIBR. & BOOK TRADE ANNUAL 1961 196 (Bowker 1960).

  • The Status of American Binding Standards, in AM. LIBR. & BOOK TRADE ANNUAL 1961 137 (Bowker 1960).

  • They're Made for Politics, WASH. POST PAPERBACK BOOK SUPP. L5 (Sept. 11, 1960), https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/theyre-made-politics/docview/141034643/se-2?accountid=15053.

  • Frank L. Schick & William H. Kurth, THE COST OF LIBRARY MATERIALS: PRICE TRENDS OF PUBLICATIONS (U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education, Library Services Branch 1961).

  • THE FUTURE OF LIBRARY SERVICE: DEMOGRAPHIC ASPECTS AND IMPLICATIONS (U. Illinois Press, 1961).

  • The Library Services Branch Research and Statistics Program, in BOWKER ANNUAL OF LIBRARY AND BOOK TRADE INFORMATION 1962 93 (Bowker 1961).

  • The Library's Use of Paperbacks: Are They Measuring Up?, 17 PA. LIBR. ASS'N BULL. 195 (Summer 1961), https://books.google.com/books?id=G3C6AAAAIAAJ.

  • The Research and Statistical Program of the Library Services Branch, 55 ALA BULL. 409-412 (1961), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25696152.

  • Automated Educational Research Information, 1 THEORY INTO PRAC. 94-97 (1962), https://doi.org/10.1080/00405846209541786.

  • Book Review, 32 LIBR. Q. 105 (1962) (reviewing DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR LIBRARY BINDING, PHASE I: REPORT OF THE SURVEY TEAM, APRIL 1961 (1961)), https://doi.org/10.1086/618983.

  • Frank L. Schick & Alphonse F. Trezza, The Facts Behind the New ALA Goals Exhibit, 56 ALA BULL. 35 (Jan. 1962).

  • The Future of Library Service and Education for Librarianship, 23 COLL. & RES. LIBRS. 16-17 (1962), https://doi.org/10.5860/crl_23_01_16.

  • Frank Schick & Ruth Warncke, Introduction, 3 J. EDUC. LIBRARIANSHIP 3 (1962), https://www.jstor.org/stable/40321711.

  • Libraries in the United States: Types and Services, in ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA (1962), reprinted in LIBRARIES: A REPRINT FROM THE ENCYLOPEDIA AMERICANA 1962 EDITION 409 (1962).

  • Library Science Research, 3 J. EDUC. LIBRARIANSHIP 83-92 (1962), https://www.jstor.org/stable/40321727.

  • Library Science Research Needs, 3 J. EDUC. LIBRARIANSHIP 280-291 (1962), https://www.jstor.org/stable/40321739.

  • Manpower Shortage and Library Education, 3 J. EDUC. FOR LIBRARIANSHIP 37-40 (1962), https://www.jstor.org/stable/40321720.

  • Frank L. Schick & Herbert Holzbauer, New Special and Other Library Programs of the U. S. Office of Education, 53 SPECIAL LIBRS. 482 (Oct. 1962).

  • Research Libraries and Reference Services, in ENCYCLOPEDIA AMERICANA (1962), reprinted in LIBRARIES: A REPRINT FROM THE ENCYLOPEDIA AMERICANA 1962 EDITION 409 (1962).

  • An Approach Toward a National Statistics Program, 57 ALA BULL. 71-74 (1963), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25696586.

  • The Library Services Branch Research and Statistics Program, in BOWKER ANNUAL OF LIBRARY AND BOOK TRADE INFORMATION 1963 108 (Bowker 1963).

  • Statistical Data Processing and Special Libraries, 45 ILL. LIBRS. 489 (Nov. 1963).

  • Book Review, 34 LIBR. Q. 209 (1964) (reviewing Jackson Lord, Jr., HOW AUTHORS MAKE A LIVING: AN ANALYSIS OF FREE LANCE WRITERS' INCOMES, 1953-57 (1962)), https://doi.org/10.1086/619219.

  • The Coordinated Collection and Individual Use of Library Statistics, 13 LIBR. TRENDS 117-125 (1964), http://hdl.handle.net/2142/6158.

  • The International Standardization of Library Statistics, 58 ALA BULL. 1011-1013 (1964), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25697054/.

  • Professional Library Manpower, 58 ALA BULL. 315-317 (1964), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25696908.

  • Presidential Libraries Gain Recognition, 36 ANTIQUARIAN BOOKMAN 1319 (Oct. 11, 1965).

  • Book Review, 37 LIBR. Q. 134 (1967) (reviewing American Library Association, Statistics Co-ordinating Project, LIBRARY STATISTICS: A HANDBOOK OF CONCEPTS, DEFINITIONS, AND TERMINOLOGY (1966)), https://doi.org/10.1086/619513.

  • The National and International Standardization of Book and Periodical Publishing Statistics, 11 LIBR. RES. & TECH. SERVS. 221 (1967), reprinted in BOWKER ANNUAL OF LIBRARY AND BOOK TRADE INFORMATION 1970 61 (1970).

  • The Century Gap of Law Library Statistics, 61 L. LIBR. J. 1 (1968), https://heinonline.org/HOL/P?h=hein.journals/llj61&i=11.

  • NORTH AMERICAN LIBRARY EDUCATION DIRECTORY & STATISTICS, 1968-68 (Frank L. Schick ed.) (ALA 1968).

  • SURVEY OF SPECIAL LIBRARIES SERVING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT (U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare 1968), https://archive.org/details/ERIC_ED019986/page/n1/mode/2up.

  • The Statistical State of U.S. Library Education, 10 J. EDUC. LIBRARIANSHIP 86-96 (1969), https://www.jstor.org/stable/40322032.

  • THE BOWKER ANNUAL OF LIBRARY AND BOOK TRADE INFORMATION (Frank L. Schick consulting ed.) (Bowker 1971-1983).

  • The International Standardization of Library Statistics, 25 UNESCO BULL. FOR LIBRS. 2-11 (1971), https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000000928.

  • Library Statistics: A Century Plus, 2 AM. LIBRS. 727-731 (1971), https://www.jstor.org/stable/25618396.

  • NORTH AMERICAN LIBRARY EDUCATION DIRECTORY & STATISTICS, 1969-1971 (Frank L. Schick ed.) (ALA 1972).

  • Statistical Reporting of American Library Developments by the Federal Government, 25 LIBR. TRENDS 81-88 (1976), http://hdl.handle.net/2142/6901.

  • STATISTICAL HANDBOOK ON AGING AMERICANS (Oryx Press 1986)

  • Libraries from Washington to Reagan

  • RECORDS OF THE PRESIDENCY: PRESIDENTIAL PAPERS AND LIBRARIES FROM WASHINGTON TO REAGAN (Oryx Press 1988).

  • Frank L. Schick & Renee Schick, STATISTICAL HANDBOOK ON U.S. HISPANICS (Oryx Press 1991).

Additional Sources

  • Small Books in the Public Libraries, PW, Oct. 15, 1954, at 1663 (Schick mentioned in the article as being at Columbia University's School of Library Service).

  • PW, Mar. 19, 1955, at 1587 (announcing that Schick, member of the faculty of Columbia University's School of Library Service, will prepare an exhibit titled "The Evolution of American Publishing in Paperbacks" for the school's Institute for Alumni Day, April 15, 1955).

  • Wayne University Press, PW, Feb. 11, 1956, at 879 (Schick listed as sales and promotion manager at Wayne University Press).

  • Library Trends, PW, Apr. 8, 1957, at 19 (announcing the July 1958 issue of LIBRARY TRENDS, issued by the University of Illinois Library School, devoted "Trends in American Book Publishing," edited by Schick, who will write introduction and the section of paperback books).

  • Libraries and Bindings, PW, Aug. 5, 1957, at 37 (mentioning that the ALA Bookbinding Committee appointed Schick head of the "LUM" [Lesser Used Materials] sub-committee).

  • First Meeting Planned by ALA's Paperback Group, PW, Jan. 6, 1958, at 50 (mentioning that Schick, assistant librarian at Wayne State University, is chair of the ALA Paperback Subcommittee, of the Bookbinding Committee).

  • Ad for Paperbound Book in America, PW, Jan. 27, 1958, at 50 (listing title as "Coming June 1958. $7.50 net pp.)

  • Ad for Paperbound Book in America, PW, May 19, 1958, at 16 (full-page ad, listing title as "only $7.50 net postpaid coming summer 1958).

  • Ad for Paperbound Book in America, PW, June 16, 1958, at [68] (back-page color ad for title, listing it as "Coming Summer 1958").

  • Frank L. Schick, PW, Aug. 11, 1958, at 45 (announcing Schick appointed assistant director of Library Services Branch in the Office of Education, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in Washington).

  • Ad for Paperbound Book in America, PW, Sept. 22, 1958, at 26 (indicating title is "Coming in October").

  • A Fresh Look at Publishing by 14 Librarians and 6 Industry Spokesmen, PW, Sept. 29, 1958, at 43 (lengthy review of July 1958 issue of LIBRARY TRENDS, edited by Schick).

  • Libraries' Paperback Problems Aired at Mid-Atlantic Conference, PW, Oct. 20, 1958, at 16 (summarizing Schick's talk at Middle Atlantic Regional Library Conference, Atlantic City, October 2-4).

  • Ad for Paperbound Books in America, PW, Oct. 20, 1958, at [69] (back-page ad for title, listing it as "Coming in November").

  • Ad for Paperbound Books in America, PW, Dec. 15, 1958, at [779] (back-page color ad for title, listing it as "Ready in December").

  • Weekly Record entry for Paperbound Book in America, PW, Jan. 12, 1959, at 63.

  • Ad for Paperbound Books in America, PW, Apr. 20, 1959, at [75] (back-page color ad).

  • "Librarian and Society," ALA Conference Theme, PW, May 28, 1962, at 42 (mentioning that Schick will be chairman for the Library Binding Workshop at ALA's 81st annual conference at Miami Beach, June 17-23).

  • McClurg Merger Hearing Probes Book Wholesaling, PW, Sept. 3, 1962, at 33 (indicating Schick testified as expert witness at hearings in a N.D. Ill. trial on the proposed merger of Baker & Taylor and A.C. McClurg & Company).

  • Program Set for ABPC School Marketing Meeting, PW, Apr. 4, 1966, at 28-29 (detailing a session at the American Book Publishers Council conference at the Buck Hill Falls Inn, Buck Hill Falls, PA, on April 27 at which Schick, noted as the coordinator of adult and library statistics at the National Center for Educational Statistics, would speak on "The Economics and Financing of Approaches to the School and Library Market").

  • Publishers Study Impact of U.S. School-Aid Funds, PW, May 23, 1966, at 31, 34 (detailing Schick's ABPC talk on "Library Expenditures for Published Materials: Past, Present, and Projected").

  • November 19 | Conference, PW, Nov. 14, 1966, at 43 (noting talk by Schick, listed as director of the School of Library and Information Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on "Problems of Library Classification Encountered by Producers and Users of the 17th Edition of the Dewey Decimal Classification" at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).

  • Obituary, WASH. POST, Feb. 9, 1992, https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1992/02/09/lawyer-nathaniel-goldberg-dies-at-81/bda8af2d-cb44-49f2-b7bb-05c1faed3105/.

  • Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214749461/frank-l.-schick.

  • Obituary, https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/washingtonpost/name/renee-schick-obituary?id=5931731.