Oral Histories

Interview of Robert M. Hayes

Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Information Science: Computers Merging with Libraries
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Librarians
Biographical Note:
Dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science.
Looney, Peter
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.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
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.