History of the UCM Library

Timeline created by csmith
  • Sarah J. Williams, 1883-1894

    Sarah J. Williams, 1883-1894
    Sarah J. Williams hired as %u201CMatron%u201D.
  • Anna M. Powers, 1896-1904

    Anna M. Powers, 1896-1904
    Anna Powers replaces Henry Fike as librarian. Collection totals 2,500-3000. Collection moved to second floor of Science Annex.
  • Flora B. Roberts, 1904-1910

    Flora B. Roberts, 1904-1910
    Flora Roberts succeeds Anna Powers. Organizes a disorganized collection.
  • Grace D. Phillips, 1911-1911

    Grace D. Phillips, 1911-1911
    Flora Powers leaves, succeeded by Grace Phillips (1-5/1911), succeeded by Alice Blair..
  • Lesson Hay Cook, 1916-1921

    Lesson Hay Cook, 1916-1921
  • Alice Ladle Blair, 1911-1916

    Alice Ladle Blair, 1911-1916
    Flora Powers leaves, succeeded by Grace Phillips (1-5/1911), succeeded by Alice Blair.
  • Gertrude Davis, 1921-1922

    Gertrude Davis, 1921-1922
  • Ward Edwards, 1922-1938

    Ward Edwards, 1922-1938
  • William O. Mishoff, 1938-1943

    William O. Mishoff, 1938-1943
    Willard Mishoff becomes Director of Library, succeeding Ward Edwards. Division of Library Service created.
  • Olive I. Brown, 1943-1948

    Olive I. Brown, 1943-1948
    Olive Brown becomes Acting Director of Library. Collection stands at 60,298. Circulation/ref questions decline with entry of US into WWII.
  • William Stanton, 1948-1965

    William Stanton, 1948-1965
    William Stanton becomes Librarian (%u201Cdirector%u201D title dropped). Stays for 18 years
  • Clarence B. Ford, 1965-1970

    Clarence B. Ford, 1965-1970
    Clarence Ford succeeds William Stanton. Title of Director of Library Services resurrected.
  • Edward Harris, 1971-1982

    Edward Harris, 1971-1982
    Ed Harris appointed Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs in charge of Ward Edwards Library, lab school library, Residence Center Library, more. %u201CLibrary Services%u201D dropped, called %u201CInformation Retrieval Areas%u201D, then %u201CEducational Media Services%u201D.
  • Rosalie Schell Elwell, 1987-1988

    Rosalie Schell Elwell, 1987-1988
    Rosalie Schell fills in as %u201CActing Dean of Library Services%u201D (first time dean used). Made Associate Dean of Library Services. Retires 1/1990
  • Michael M. Lee, 1982-1987

    Michael M. Lee, 1982-1987
    Ed Harris leaves, succeeded by Michael Lee as Director of Library Services. Participatory management adoptedkk
  • Pal V. Rao,2003-2008

    Pal V. Rao,2003-2008
    Paul Rao becomes first Dean of Library Services. Subject areas abandoned in favor of unified collection. Reorganization of positions.
  • Mollie M. Dinwiddie, 2003-present

    Mollie M. Dinwiddie, 2003-present
    Paul Rao leaves, succeeded by Dean Mollie Dinwiddie. Librarians granted faculty status.
  • Henry Clay Fike, 1894-1896

    Henry Clay Fike, 1894-1896
    Second librarian hired (Henry Clay Fike). Dewey Decimal adopted, card catalogs purchased