Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

Patrick Wilson: Philosopher of Information: An Eclectic Imprint on Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1965-1991

Interviewee(s):
Wilson, Patrick
Interviewer(s):
McCreery, Laura
Title:
Patrick Wilson: Philosopher of Information: An Eclectic Imprint on Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1965-1991
Abstract:
Childhood and early musical achievements, Santa Cruz, CA; UC Berkeley, 1945-1949, student jobs in the main library, influence of Richard Teggart; School of Librarianship, 1952-1953, positions as map librarian, South Asia bibliographer for the Modern India Project; Ph. D. in philosophy at Berkeley, 1960; teaching philosophy at UCLA, 1960-1965; Berkeley's School of Librarianship (later School of Library and Information Studies), since 1965: deanship of Raynard C. Swank, the Institute of Library Research, Wilson's deanship, 1970-1975; changing the school and its curricula in an atmosphere of unrest; writing on bibliographical organization and control, library and information policy, and cognitive authority; serving on Academic Senate committees, chairing the Committee on Courses of Instruction; thoughts on librarianship as intellectual platform, librarianship as a "science," the future of librarianship; honored at Scandinavian conference, 1993.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1999
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b10453885
Rights:
Wilson, Patrick. "Patrick Wilson: Philosopher of Information: An Eclectic Imprint on Berkeley's School of Librarianship, 1965-1991." Interview by Laura McCreery in 1999. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2000.