Interview of Celianna I. Taylor by Marsha J. Hamilton

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dc.contributor Hamilton, Marsha J. en
dc.coverage.temporal 1917-2003 en
dc.creator Taylor, Celianna I. en 2005-07-21T12:34:07Z 2005-07-21T12:34:07Z 2003-09-16 2005
dc.identifier SPEC.RG.40.252 en
dc.description Jesse Shera (p. 3) -- Jim Grubb (p. 4) -- Lewis Branscomb (pp. 10, 20, 24, 25, 1a, 3a, 9a, 12a, 13a, 19a, 22a, 30a) -- Mr. Earl Manchester: (pp. 11, 19, 3a, 6a) -- Eugene Wilson (p. 12) -- Bill Studer (pp. 12, 13) -- Madison Scott (pp. 14, 48a) -- Jack Corbally (pp. 23, 12a, 17a, 20a, 30a, 48a) -- Novice Fawcett (pp. 1a, 19a, 48a) -- Fred Kilgour (pp. 1a, 57a, 60a) -- Rolland Stevens (p. 4a) -- David Wilder (p. 4a) -- Ilse Wilhelmy (p. 5a) -- Dr. F. Heimberger (pp. 9a, 15a, 20a) -- Beverly McDonald (p. 13a) -- Samuel Beitler (p. 15a) -- Dr. Severino (pp. 15a, 18a) -- Dr. Karen Holbrook (p. 20a) -- Dr. Robert Taylor (p. 30a) -- Dr. Marshall Yovits (pp.34a, 38a) -- Dr. Michael J. Jucius (p. 47a) -- Dr. Chalmer G. Hixson (p. 48a) en
dc.description.abstract Celianna Taylor describes how she became interested in reaching the general public with knowledge. She describes the influence of the depression and World War II on the availability and locations of library positions. Her concept that libraries welcome all individuals was not validated after she accepted a position in Georgia. As head of the Cataloging Department at Battelle Memorial Institute, she was permitted to use prototypes of photocopying machines. Her first position at OSU was Personnel Librarian. Celianna used her position to include the hiring of “second class” citizens, in other words, qualified persons from minorities, handicapped, etc. She describes some experiences with these employees. The problems encountered to change the status of professional librarians to faculty ranks, including tenure, are discussed. The difficulties encountered when new technology was introduced is described. The use of computers leads to the development of OCLC (Ohio College Library Center, now known as Online Computer Library Center). Celianna defines a procedure for determining if a task should be done by a professional or by a non-professional person. The changes in the use of space in the library are described. Celianna describes her work at The Center for Vocational and Technical Education and ERIC. After leaving the center, she was employed by the Department of Computer and Information Science. The conflict between faculty interested in developing computer systems and the faculty interested in storing and retrieving of information is presented. Also, the difficulties in having successful multidisciplinary projects are mentioned. The emphasis in computer science is on symbol manipulation, but in Library Science it is on recorded information in its many formats and the complexity of making it available to all peoples. After retirement, Celianna was active in the OSU retirees’ organization (OSURA). She has been involved with the development of many information systems. Some are discussed. Asked to describe herself, she replied “take opportunities, achieve excellence.” en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Ohio State University Archives en
dc.relation.isformatof 4 audio tapes available in the University Archives en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Ohio State University. University Archives Oral History Program. Ohio State University Oral History Project en
dc.subject Ohio State University. Department of Computer and Information Science en
dc.subject OCLC en
dc.subject ERIC en
dc.subject Battelle Memorial Institute en
dc.subject Ohio State University. Libraries en
dc.subject promotion and tenure en
dc.subject.lcsh Ohio State University. Libraries -- History en
dc.subject.lcsh Affirmative action programs -- Ohio -- Columbus en
dc.subject.lcsh School integration -- Ohio -- Columbus en
dc.subject.lcsh Universities and colleges -- Faculty -- Ohio en
dc.subject.lcsh Women in education -- Ohio -- Columbus en
dc.subject.lcsh Taylor, Celianna I. -- Interviews en
dc.subject.lcsh Ohio State University -- History -- Sources en
dc.subject.other Minorities, Affirmative action, Recruiting and retention en
dc.subject.other OSU faculty, tenure, retention en
dc.subject.other OSU Faculty and Administration Relations en
dc.title Interview of Celianna I. Taylor by Marsha J. Hamilton en
dc.type Transcript en