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Eugene Bernard Jackson

Eugene Bernard Jackson, American librarian, educator. Named Pioneer in Information Science, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1998.

Background

  • Jackson, Eugene Bernard was born on June 18, 1915 in Frankfort, Indiana, United States. Son of John Herman and Goldie Belle (Michael) Jackson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science with distinction, Purdue University, 1937. Bachelor of Science in Library. Science with honors, University Illinois, 1938.

      Master of Arts, University Illinois, 1942. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Purdue University, 1994.

    Career

    • Assistant engineering library University Illinois, 1938-1940. Assistant charge newspaper division University Illinois Library, 1940-1941. Documents librarian University Alabama, 1941-1942.

      With technical department Detroit Public Library, 1942-1946. Chief reference library Wright Field, Ohio. Chief library section Central Air Documents Office, Dayton, 1946-1949.

      Chief research information section Research and Development Command, Quartermaster Corps, Washington, 1949-1950. Chief division aeronautical intelligence National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, 1950-1952, chief division research information, 1952-1956. Head library department research laboratories General Motors Corporation, Warren, Michigan, 1956-1965, chairman corporation committee technical literature, 1959-1965.

      Director information retrieval and library services International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Armonk, New York, 1965-1971. Library consultant in automation, Graduate School Library Science University Texas, Austin, 1971-1972, professor library science, 1971-1985, professor emeritus, 1985—2003. Member chancellors council The University Texas Systems, from 1996.

      Vice president Engineering Index, Inc., 1967-1968, president, 1968-1973. Also director Attendee Gordon Research Conferences on Science Information, New Hampshire, 1964–2003. Visiting summer lecturer University Michigan, 1965, University Illinois, 1968.

      Member task force United Engineering Information System, 1966. Consultant; United States member documentation committee, advisory group aeronautical research and development North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Paris, France, 1953-1961, chairman, 1955-1956, deputy chairman, chairman electrical, 1960-1961. McBee lecturer Simmons College, Boston, 1956.

      Official United States delegate general assemblies Federation International de Documentation, Tokyo, 1967, The Hague, 1968, Buenos Aires, 1970, Budapest, 1972, chairman United States national committee, 1970-1972.

    Works

    • Author: (with Ruth L. Jackson) Industrial Information Systems, 1978. Editor: Special Librarianship, a New Reader, 1980. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Religion

    Denomination: Protestant Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member technical advisory committee Macomb County (Michigan) Planning Commission Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Special Libraries Association (president 1962-1963), American Library Association, American Society Information Sciences, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (secretary Michigan 1964-1965), Association Records Managers and Administrators.

    Connections

    • Married Ruth Lillian Whitlock, August 6, 1941.
    • father: John Herman Jackson
    • mother: Goldie Belle (Michael) Jackson
    • spouse: Ruth Lillian Whitlock
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    Died July 16, 2003
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Purdue University
    • 1938
      University Illinois
    • 1942
      University Illinois
    • 1994
      Purdue University
    • 1938 - 1940
      Assistant, engineering library University Illinois
    • 1940 - 1941
      assistant, charge newspaper division University Illinois Library
    • 1941 - 1942
      documents librarian University Alabama
    • 1942 - 1946
      with technical department Detroit Public Library
    • 1946 - 1949
      chief library section Central Air Documents Office
      Dayton, Ohio, United States
    • 1949 - 1950
      chief research information section Research and Development Command
      Washington, United States
    • 1950 - 1952
      chief division aeronautical intelligence National Advisor, y Committee for Aeronautics
    • 1952 - 1956
      chief division aeronautical intelligence National Advisor, y Committee for Aeronautics
    • 1956 - 1965
      head, library department research laboratories General Motors Corporation
      Warren, Michigan, United States
    • 1965 - 1971
      director, information retrieval and library services International Business Machines Corporation Corporation
      Armonk, New York, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      library consultant, in automation
      Austin, Texas, United States
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