Whitbeck, George W(alter) 1932-2004
WHITBECK, George W(alter) 1932-2004
OBITUARY NOTICE— See index for CA sketch: Born February 17, 1932, in Lewiston, ME; died September 20, 2004. Librarian, educator, and author. Whitbeck was a professor and associate dean of the Graduate Library School at Indiana University. He received his B.A. and M.S. from Columbia University in 1957 and 1959 respectively, followed by a Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1970. His library career began at the City College of the City University of New York, where he was an assistant from 1959 to 1961. After working as a reference assistant at a New York state public library for a year, he returned to a university setting as associate director of library for reader services at the State University of New York College at New Paltz from 1963 to 1967. During the early 1970s, he taught library science at the University of Michigan and then at the University of Southern Mississippi. Finally, in 1975, Whitbeck settled down at Indiana University. He was the author of The Influence of Librarians in Liberal Arts Colleges in Selected Decision-making Areas (1972).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Library Hotline, October 11, 2004, p. 2.