Charles H. Davis is a Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Information and Library Science at Indiana University’s School of Informatics in Bloomington. He is Professor Emeritus of library and information science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where he was Dean from 1979 to 1986. Before going to Illinois, he was Dean of the Faculty of Library Science at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, from 1976–1979, and prior to that was an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor from 1971–1976. After earning his doctorate, he taught as an Assistant Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia from 1969–1971.

Before his career in academic life, Dr. Davis served for three years as an Assistant Editor in the Organic Index Editing Department of Chemical Abstracts, and he was a staff chemist at NASA’s Aerospace Research Applications Center as well as Director of Systems for the ERIC Clearinghouse for Reading, both at Indiana University in Bloomington.

Dr. Davis received the ASIS&T Watson Davis Award in 1979 and served for three years on the Board of Directors (then “Council”) and afterward as ASIS&T President from 1982–1983. He is also a Senior Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society.

Part 1: Dr. Davis and Ron Day discuss Dr. Davis’s education and early career
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Part 2: Dr. Davis and Ron Day cover career and Dr. Davis’s association with ASIS&T
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Part 3: Dr. Davis and Ron Day discuss Dr. Davis’s publications and changes in Library and Information Science that Dr. Davis has seen during his career as well as methods he would like to see applied in Library and Information Science
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