NAME: Herbert S. White
DATES: 1927-
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WORKED AT: IBM; NASA; ISI; Indiana University
OTHER INFORMATION: White believes that a special library must be efficient and its goals must support the objectives of its parent organization. He thinks that managing the boss is the most important thing a special librarian can do; therefore, the librarian must "convince the boss it is his job and in the organization's best interests to support the librarian. While President of ISI, he started new programs, including the North European Chapter, began publishing the Bulletin (ASIS Bulletin Vol. 3, Dec. 1975). 

"Through writings, speeches, and contributions to library education and management, he has had a career that mirrors the life and spirit of Melvil Dewey" (American Libraries, June 1987). He wrote "Research & Reality," a column in American Libraries; "White Papers," a column in Library Journal. He is interested in Library and information management, information retrieval, library mechanization.

For more detailed biographical information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~alldrp/members/white.html

A brief sketch of him appears in Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_S._White

A videotaped oral history interview (not transcribed) was conducted in 1992 by Indiana University staff and is located in the University Center for the Study of History and Memory.

AWARDS: 1977 Waston Davis Award (ASIS); 1981 Award of Merit (ASIS); 1985 J.C. Dana Award (SLA); 1987 Melvil Dewey Award (ALA); 1990 Indiana Librarian Lifetime Achievement Award (CLR).
OFFICES: SLA Pres. 1969-70; AFIPS Dir. 1972-78; ASIS Pres. 1973-74; FID: Netherlands Board of Dirs. 1976-78, Treasurer 1978-82; ALISE Chrmn Governmental Relations Committee 1980-88; ALA: Councillor 1988-?.

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INCLUDES: Only a few of his papers are remaining in his possession.
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SOURCE: Phone conversation with Herbert White, 6/96.

A CAREER MEMORY FROM HERBERT WHITE

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