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Emily Ruth Mobley

Emily Ruth Mobley, American library director, educator, retired dean.

Background

  • Mobley, Emily Ruth was born on October 1, 1942 in Valdosta, Georgia, United States. Daughter of Emmett and Ruth (Johnson) Mobley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Education, University Michigan, 1964. Master of Arts in Library. Science, University Michigan, 1967.

      Postgraduate, University Michigan, 1976.

    Career

    • Teacher Ecorse (Michigan) Public Schools, 1964-1965. Administrative trainee Chrysler Corporation, Highland Park, Michigan, 1965-1966, engineering library, 1966-1969. Library II Wayne State University, Detroit, 1969-1972, library III, 1972-1975.

      Staff assistant General Motors Research Laboratories Library., Warren, 1976-1978, supervisor reader services, 1978-1981. Library director GMI Engineering & Management Institute, Flint, 1982-1986. Associate director for public services & collection development, associate professor library science Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, Indiana, 1986-1989, acting director libraries, associate professor library science, 1989, dean libraries, professor library science, 1989—2004.

      Esther Ellis Norton Distinguished Professor Library. Science Purdue University, 1997—2008. Adjustment lecturer University Michigan School Library.

      Science, Ann Arbor, 1974-1975, 83-86. Grants reader Library. of Michigan, 1980-1981. Project director Mideastern Michigan Region Library.

      Cooperation, 1984-1986. Consultant Library. Cooperative of Macomb, 1985-1986, Clark-Atlanta University, 1990-1991. Search committee for new director of library Smithsonian Institution, 1988.

      Member General Motors Public Affairs Subcommittee on Introducing Minorities to Engineering. Presenter in field.

    Works

    • Author: Special Libraries at Work, 1984. Member editorial board Reference Services Review, 1989-2004, Infomanage, 1993-1997.

    Membership

    Corporation visiting committee for libraries Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1990-2004, Carnegie-Mellon University, since 1998. Member Indiana Statewide Library. Automation Task Force, 1989-1990.

    State technical strategy subcommittee on information technical and telecommunications Indiana Corporation for Science & Technology, 1989. National advisory committee Library. of Congress, 1988. Trustee Library. of Michigan, 1983-1986, vice president, 1986, long range plan committee, 1979-1982, task force on document access and delivery, 1977-1979.

    Information project member Republican National Convention, 1980. Board directors Small Farms Association, Southfield, Michigan, Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Young Women’s Christian Association. Member American Library Association (committee on accreditation, subcommittee to review 1972, standards for accreditation 1988-1989, OLOS minority internship committee 1988-1989, nominating committee 1992-1993, member council resolutions committee 1993-1997), Association College & Research Libraries (task force on library school curriculum 1988-1989, committee on professional education 1990-1992), Library.

    Administration & Management Association, Association Research Libraries (board directors 1990-1993), Special Libraries Association (president 1987-1988, fellow 1991, committee member), Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Xi, Iron Key.

    Connections

    • father: Emmett Mobley
    • mother: Ruth (Johnson) Mobley
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    Born October 1, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      University Michigan
    • 1967
      University Michigan
    • 1976
      University Michigan
    • 1964 - 1965
      Teacher, Ecorse (Michigan) Public Schools
    • 1965 - 1966
      administrative trainee, Chrysler Corporation
      Highland Park, Illinois, United States
    • 1969 - 1972
      library The second Wayne State University
      Detroit, Michigan, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      library The second Wayne State University
    • 1976 - 1978
      staff assistant, General Motors Research Laboratories Library
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      staff assistant, General Motors Research Laboratories Library
    • 1982 - 1986
      library director, GMI Engineering & Management Institute
      Flint, Michigan, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      associate, professor library science Purdue University Libraries
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      associate, professor library science Purdue University Libraries
      West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
    • 1989 - 2004
      associate, professor library science Purdue University Libraries
    • 1989 - 2004
      associate, professor library science Purdue University Libraries
    • 1997 - 2008
      Esther Ellis Norton Distinguished Professor, Library Science Purdue University
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