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Robert Harold Burger


Robert Harold Burger, American librarian. Ltd. service fellow University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1973-1974, university research fellow, 1974-1975, Samuel Lazerow fellow for research in acquisitions and technical services, 1989.


Burger, Robert Harold was born on September 2, 1947 in Bronxville, New York, United States. Son of Harold James and Elvira Concetta (Morell) Burger.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1969. Master of Arts in Slavic Languages and Lits., University North Carolina, 1975. Master of Library Science, University North Carolina, 1976.

Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, University Illinois, 1988.


Administration specialist, United States Air Force, 1969-1973;assistant Slavic library, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1976-1978;assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1978-1981;associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1981-1987;associate Slavic library, professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1987-1988;head Slavic and East European Library., University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1989;coordinator area studies division, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1993. Proposal reviewer National Endowment for Humanities, since 1982. Bibliographer Modern Language Association Bibliography, 1980-1983.

Leader workshops on Machine-Readable Cataloging Authority Format, Illinois State Library., 1980-1984. Advisor Illinois On-line Union Catalog Committee, 1986-1988. Coordinator Conference on Access to Slavic Materials in North America Libraries, Urbana, Illinois, 1989.


  • Information Policy: A Framework for Evalution and Policy Research (Information Management, Policy, and Services)


    This volume examines the role of specialized knowledge...)

  • Editor: Privacy, Secrecy and National Information Policy. Library Trends, Volunteer 35, 1986. Translator: Scientific Communications and Informatics, 1984.

    Author: Authority Work: The Creation, Use, Maintenance, and Evaluation of Authority Records and Files, 1985, The Evaluation of Information Policy: A Case Study Using the SATCOM Report, 1988, Information Policy: A Framework for Evaluation and Policy Research, 1993 (with Helen Sullivan), Russia and Soviet Union: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Books Published 1986-1991, 1994, (with Helen Sullivan), Eastern Europe: A Selected Annotated Bibliography of Books Published 1986-1993, 1995. Editorial referee Library. Resources and Technology Services, since 1989.


Member American Association Advancement Slavic Studies (liaison committee current digest of Soviet Press 1979-1982), Midwest Slavic Conference (nominating committee 1985), Association for Bibliography of History (committee on bibliographic methods 1980-1981, chairman 1981), Research Society Victorian Periodicals (member steering committee for manual on serials bibliography 1979-1981).


Married Ann Hansel Burger, June 14, 1969. Children: Sarah Ramsey, Margaret Hansel, Nell Bradshaw.

Harold James Burger

Elvira Concetta (Morell) Burger

Ann Hansel Burger

Sarah Ramsey Burger

Margaret Hansel Burger

Nell Bradshaw Burger