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Mary Niles Maack

Professor Emerita
Mary Niles Maack

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

Mary Niles Maack
Professor Emerita


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


  • 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

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.