Oral Histories

Interview of Norah Jones

Head of the UCLA College Library and head of the UCLA Library technical services department.
The Best of Times: Four Decades in the UCLA Library
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Librarians
Biographical Note:
Head of the UCLA College Library and head of the UCLA Library technical services department.
Shiban, Janet Tanner
Jones, Norah
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Moves to California from Canada; contact with the German émigré community in Santa Monica; professors at UCLA; employment at UCLA's College Library; attends the School of Librarianship at University of California, Berkeley; hired in acquisitions at UCLA library; transfer to the reserve book room; the loyalty oath issue among library staff; staff input on the founding of the Graduate School of Library Science; creating separate graduate and undergraduate libraries; Jones becomes college librarian; building the College Library book collection; programs designed to alleviate student-faculty tensions in the 1960s; establishing libraries in UCLA's residence halls; becomes head of technical services; Jones's reorganization of technical services; putting serial records on-line; serves as president of the Librarians Association of the University of California; George Gibbs expands on early Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) operations at UCLA; sweeping changes under Dan Tonkery and Russell M. Shank; ORION, UCLA's on-line information system; Gloria S. Werner; retirement in 1986; the need for centralization in an ever expanding library system; involvement in the Association of Academic Women and other organizations; activities after retirement from UCLA.