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educator , Information scientist

Charles Hargis Davis, American information scientist, educator. Recipient Louise Maxwell award Alumni Association Indiana University School Library. and Info Science, 1982; Republic West Germany fellow, 1960-1961; National Science Foundation research grantee, 1959-1960.


Davis, Charles Hargis was born on September 23, 1938 in Tell City, Indiana, United States. Son of Charles Alban and Ruth Elizabeth (Hargis) Davis.


Bachelor of Science, Indiana University, 1960. AM, Indiana University, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1969.

Postgraduate, University Munich, 1961.


Assistant editor, Chemical Abstracts Svc., Columbus, Ohio., 1962-1965;chemical information specialist, Aerospace Research Applications Center, Indiana U., 1965-1966;director systems Educational Research Information Clearinghouse Clearing House on Reading, Indiana U., 1967-1969;assistant professor library science, Drexel U., 1969-1971;associate professor, University of Michigan, 1971-1976;professor, dean faculty of library science, U. Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1976-1979;professor, University of Illinois Graduate School Library. and Information Science, Champaign-Urbana, 1979-1993;dean, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1979-1986;professor emeritus, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, since 1993; Adjunct Professor, visiting scholar, Indiana U. School Library. and Information Science, Bloomington, 1988-1997;senior fellow, Indiana U. School Library. and Information Science, Bloomington, since 1997. Speaker, conductor workshops and seminars, consultant in field.



Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Library Association (chairman library research round table 1978-1979), American Chemical Society, American Society Information Science and Technology (chairman student chapter Indiana University 1967-1968, chairman Indiana state chapter 1968-1969, treasurer Delaware Valley chapter 1971, chairman Michigan chapter 1974-1975, chairman Western Canada chapter 1978-1979, national president 1982-1983, Watson Davis award 1978), Association Computing Machinery, Association Library and Information Science Educators (chairman research committee 1976-1978), New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Beta Phi Mu, Sigma Xi.


Charles Alban Davis

Ruth Elizabeth (Hargis) Davis