Department of Library and Information Sciences faculty personnel records
Scope and Contents
Includes files on H. Thayne Johnson, Maurice P. Marchant, Lucile M. Thorne, Hattie M. Knight, and Merle Edwin Lamson. Also includes copies of reports prepared for the Association of Library and Information Sciences.
- Brigham Young University. Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences (creator, Organization)
Conditions Governing Access
Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Department of Library and Information Sciences faculty personnel records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
In 1966 the Graduate Department of Library and Information Sciences was unveiled giving Brigham Young students the opportunity to receive a Masters degree in library science. The program was started in response to the LDS church's difficulty in finding qualified, LDS librarians to staff their libraries. The first Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees were awarded in 1967. The program was accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) in 1970. In 1975 the program was upgraded to to status of a professional school with the creation of the School of Library and Information Sciences. At its peak, the program had extension programs at the Salt Lake Center and at Rick's College in Rexburg, ID. The school was noted for its participation in national committees and organizations, and for its part in the advancing of library education at all levels of schooling. In 1991, Brigham Young University announced the closing of the school citing lack of funds and the refocusing on undergraduate education at the university. The school closed its doors in 1993 when the last Master of Library and Information Sciences degrees were given to BYU students.
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Found in the University Archives student work area, July 1998.
Departmental records (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).
- Register of Department of Library and Information Sciences faculty personnel records
- Jennifer Kim
- 2011 September 6
- Description rules
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.