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John Hall

Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hall's major teaching interests are academic library service, library administration, organization of materials, technical processes and social aspects of information systems. Major research interests are academic library management information systems and their relation to the management decision-making process, academic library services and use, collective bargaining, cooperation among libraries, and the application of simulation and gaming techniques to library education. Professional experience has been in the areas of public and technical services in academic libraries.

Education

  • PhD, Library Science, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1972
  • Advanced MS, Library Science, the Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, 1971
  • Workshops and short courses on academic libraries, library management, automation and technical services, 1966
  • MS, Librarianship, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 1966
  • BA, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1965

Research/Teaching Interests

Academic library service, library administration, organization of materials

Grant Awards

  • "A Study of Library Cooperation in the State of Pennsylvania," co-investigator. Funded by the State Library of Pennsylvania. 1975-76.
  • "Study and Design of a Management Information System," co-investigator. Funded by the State Library of Pennsylvania, 1978-79.
  • "A Comprehensive Personnel Management Plan for the Norwalk (Conn.) Public Library," co-investigator with John Q. Benford, Government Studies and Systems. Funded by the City of Norwalk for 1980.
  • "Self-Paced Bibliographic Instruction for Minority Adults." Principal investigator, Joan Allen, Beaver College. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Awards & Recognition

  • HEA Fellow, 1970-73.
  • Beta Phi Mu, 1972.
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 1973.
  • Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1977.

Professional Activities & Associations

  • American Association of University Professors, 1966-
  • American Library Association, 1965-
    • Association of College and Research Libraries, 1965-
      • Academic Status Committee, 1973-77.
      • ALA/ACRL Salary Survey Advisory Committee, 1974-77.
      • Doctoral Fellowship Committee, 1982-85.
      • Editorial Board, College and Research Libraries, 1980-84.
      • Representative to ALA Collective Bargaining Committee, 1976-80.
      • Chapters Council, 1985-85.
      • President's Program Planning Committee, 1985-86.
      • Delaware Valley Chapter, 1972-
      • Board Member 1978-81.
      • Vice President/President Elect, 1982-83.
      • President, 1983-84.
      • Chairperson, Nominations Committee, 1984-85.
    • Library and Information Technology Division, 1968-
    • Library Administration Division, 1968-
    • Library Education Division, 1970-79.
    • Resources and Technical Services Division, 1966-
      • Policy and Research Committee, 1977-81.
      • AACR2 Introductory Program Committee, 1978-80.
    • American Society for Information Science, 1983-
    • Association for Library and Information Science Education, 1972-
      • Liaison to AALS Board and Long Range Planning Committee, 1975-
      • Liaison to AALS continuing Education Network, 1974-
      • Covener, Student Affairs Special Interest Group, 1984-85.
    • Association of Research Libraries, Institute on Research Libraries for Library and Information Science Educators. Boston, 1986.
    • Beta Phi Mu, 1972-
      • Chairperson, Scholarship Development Committee, 1974-75.
      • Nominations Committee, 1977-78.
      • Sigma Chapter, Faculty Liaison, 1974-
    • Balch Institute, Advisory Board, 1977-80.
    • National Commission on Libraries and Information Science.
      • Roundtable on Support for Education of Library and Information Professionals. 1984-86
    • Pennsylvania Library Association, 1972-
      • College and Research Library Division, 1972-
        • Treasurer, 1975-76.
        • Vice President/President Elect, 1984-85.
        • President, 1985-86.
      • Library Development Committee, 1973-76, 1979-81.
      • Scholarship Committee, 1978-79.
      • Nominations Committee, 1981-82.
      • Board of Directors, 1985-86.