Mary Niles Maack
GSE&IS 232
300 North Charles E. Young Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1520

Mary Niles Maack

Professor Emerita

Positions

  • Professor, Department of Information Studies
  • Director, Book Studies Forum

Education

  • Ph.D., Columbia University,1978
  • MA, Columbia University,1970
  • BA, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1968 (with High Honors and High Distinction in History)

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Information in society
  • Contemporary information industry
  • Women in the professions
  • History of books and libraries
  • Feminist theory & professional practice
  • Professionalization and gender issues in librarianship
  • Literacy as an information policy issue
  • Cross-cultural analysis of library and information services

Select Publications

Aspirations and Mentoring in an Academic Environment with Joanne Passet as second author. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994.

“Scholarly Resources for the Study of the Third World: The Case of Africa.” in Libraries and Scholarly Communication in the United States. ed. by John Cole and Phyllis Dain. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990, pp. 111-133.

“Comparative Methodology as a Means for Assessing the Impact of Feminization and Professionalization on Librarianship.” pp. 66 – 77, in Library Lit16-: The Best of 1985. ed. by Bill Katz.Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1986. (reprinted from International Library Review 17: 5-16 (1985).

Libraries in Senegal: Continuity and Change in an Emerging Nation. Chicago, American Library Association, 1981, p. 280.

“Toward A New Model Of The Information Professions: Embracing Empowerment.” Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 38 (Fall 1997): 283-302