John V. Richardson (b.1949) is a professor of Library and Information Science at UCLA (1979- ). In 2013, he was awarded emeritus
status in recognition of his long and accomplished career. This collection, spanning 1949 – 2013, focuses on Richardson’s
research and writings on the history of librarianship, information policy, international librarianship, information retrieval
systems, and government documents. Also included are Richardson’s course notes and syllabi from UCLA, correspondences with
various leaders in library education, and documentation of events and conferences attended.
John V. Richardson is a professor at UCLA’s Graduate School of Library and Information Science. Born in Columbus, Ohio in
1949, Richardson received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1978. He began teaching at UCLA in August 1978. His scholarly
research focuses on international librarianship, library science education, and government documents. Richardson held the
position of editor for
The Library Quarterly between the years 1995 and 2003. Between 2002 and 2007 he served as Associate Dean in UCLA’s Graduate Division. In 2013,
he was awarded emeritus status in recognition of his long and accomplished career. Richardson has traveled around the world
to advocate for the advancement of library and information science education. He currently resides in Inglewood with his wife
36.0 linear ft.
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