Oral Histories

Interview of Robert M. Hayes

Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Subtitle:
Information Science: Computers Merging with Libraries
Topic:
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Librarians
Interviewer:
Looney, Peter
Interviewee:
Hayes, Robert M.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Abstract:
Growing up in New York City and Los Angeles; stepfather, William Forrest; pursues undergraduate and graduate studies in mathematics at UCLA; research at the UCLA branch of the UCLA Institute for Numerical Analysis, National Bureau of Standards, becomes the basis for Hayes's dissertation; meets and marries Alice Peters; founds Advanced Information Systems Company in 1959; collaborates with Ralph M. Shoffner on The Economics of Book Catalog Production; teaches at UCLA University Extension; research interests focus on retrieval systems; son, Robert Dendrou Hayes; genesis and teaching of the Information Storage Retrieval course; challenges in integrating library methodologies and computer processing technologies; Lawrence Clark Powell; Andrew H. Horn; forming the Institute of Library Research; forms Becker and Hayes, Inc., with Joseph Becker; becomes dean of the School of Library Service in 1975; proposes that the library school offer a master of science in information science; Stafford L. Warren; UCLA's Center for Information Services; using the Melvin J. Voigt formula to project growth of library collections; Florence G. Williams; Robert G. Vosper; the library school establishes a two-year program; establishment of the Ph.D. program in the library school; serves as co-director of Dubrovnik conferences sponsored by the University of Zagreb; chairs the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Public Sector/Private Sector Task Force; chairs the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation; consulting work; achievements and challenges of Hayes's career.