Education for Librarianship
In a UCLA Committee on Academic Personnel post-tenure review, I was evaluated as "knowledgeable, demanding, and available...a hardworking teacher who has an ability to help graduate students define useful avenues of research and present these in publishable form." My former students say "he is devoted to his advisees." Based on their class papers, more than fifty of my graduate students have published articles in nationally refereed journals.
Indeed, my doctoral students in particular have done exceptionally well; Dr. Kenny Crews of Columbia University, for example, won the ACRL/ISI doctoral dissertation fellowship; his Association for the Study of Higher Education award-winning dissertation was published by the University of Chicago Press (1994). Dr. Ali B. Hassan, worked with me on his thesis about the Egyptian National Library, and now serves as the Arabian and Islamic bibliographer at Ohio State University. In February 1997, Dr. Matthew Saxton, now an assistant professor at the University of Washington, a former doctoral student at UCLA under my supervision, won the ALISE Research Methodology Paper Award in Washington, DC for his meta-analysis of the reference evaluation literature. Dr. Samuel E. Trosow, made early tenure at the University of Western Ontario, having won the Eugene Garfield--ALISE Outstanding Dissertation in 2003. Dr. Dave Harmeyer, one of my Pepperdine Ed.D. students, won the 2006 Beta Phi Mu doctoral dissertation scholarship award. In the meantime, I am expecting great things from two graduate students of mine at the University of North Carolina, Lili Luo, now an assistant professor at SJSU, and Amy VanSyoc.
Joan Durrance asked me to join her Kaliper education project at the University of Michigan as a Senior Scholar (Fall 1998 Winter 2000). During June 2006, I participated in the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), German Academic Exchange Service's "Germany Today: Innovations in German and European Graduate Education." (DAAD pictures)
I have worked with several agencies to sponsored international scholars including the Japanese Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture; Visiting Scholar (Ichiro Ohba, Research Associate, University of Library and Information Science, Ibaraki-ken, Japan), Academic Year 2001/2002 and the Junior Faculty Development Program (United States Department of State and American Council of Teachers of Russian); Dr. Elza P. Gousseva, Moscow State University of Culture, Academic Year 2000/2001; and Ms. Ekaterina Efimova of the Scientific Library of Ural State University in Ekaterinburg, Russia. . International scholars interested in studying at UCLA should ask me for a copy of "Steps for Visiting Scholars at UCLA."
During the period 2005-2008, I served on the editorial board of the Journal
of Education for Library and Information Science.
In addition to my other page on the intellectual history of the Graduate Library School at Chicago (and Pierce Butler), see:
"Frances Neel Cheney (1896-1996)," with Robin Dodge. In Second Supplement to the Dictionary of American Library Biography (Littleton, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 2003): 47-48.
"Education for Library and Information Science: The State of Its Art and Practice." In For the Good of the Order: Essays in Honor of Edward G. Holley, pp. 273-295. Edited by John Budd, Robert Martin, Barbara Moran, Fred Roper, and Delmus Williams. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1994.
Academic Librarianship: Past, Present, and Future, A Festschrift in Honor of David Kaser, with Jinnie Y. Davis. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited, 1989. xvi, 176pp.
"Theory into Practice: W. W. Charters and the Development of American Library Education." In Reference Services and Library Education; Essays in Honor of Frances Neel Cheney, pp. 209-223. Edited by Edwin S. Gleaves and Mark Tucker. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books, 1983.
"Theory and Practice: Student Preferences," with Peter Hernon. Journal of Education for Librarianship 21 (Spring 1981): 287-300.