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Robert Hayes

(1926 - 2022) Professor Emeritus
Robert Hayes

Robert Hayes
(1926 - 2022) Professor Emeritus

UCLA Dean and Professor Emeritus Robert M. Hayes, who served as dean of the UCLA Graduate School of Library and Information Science from 1974 to 1989, died on February 12 at age 95. A pioneer in the field of information science, Hayes began his academic career as a mathematician and was an internationally renowned researcher of the philosophical foundations of information science and the role of libraries in national information economies. His vast legacy includes significant contributions to advances in library and information science, and he was instrumental in the development of digital data storage and retrieval, information transfer, and systems analysis and design research, and their impacts on libraries, information technology, biomedicine, mathematics, and international cooperation in knowledge production.

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  • Ph.D, Mathematics, UCLA, 1952
  • M.A, Mathematics, UCLA, 1948
  • B.A., Mathematics, UCLA, 1946

Teaching & Research Interests

  • Information systems analysis and design
  • Information policy
  • Library functions in national information economies