A biography and festschrift of *Prof. Arlene G. Taylor *is published
in the *Librarianship
Studies & Information Technology *blog. It is available at the below link.


*Abstract*: Biography and festschrift of Prof. Arlene G. Taylor. It can be
divided into three parts: 1) Introductory Video, 2) Biography Part, 3)
Festschrift Part

*1. Introductory Video:*
A 4-minute video highlighting the life and contributions of Dr. Taylor.
This video is included at the top of the biography. It is also available
separately on YouTube at

*2. Biography Part: *
Dr. Arlene G. Taylor (born December 22, 1941) is Professor Emerita from the
School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, where she taught
for 12 years prior to retiring, and holds an honorary appointment as a
Distinguished Adjunct Professor at University of North Carolina School of
Information and Library Science. Her career as a library school educator
lasted more than 30 years, and included teaching at Columbia University and
the University of Chicago.

She is lead author or co-author of widely-used texts, including
Introduction to Cataloging and Classification (6th to 11th editions) and
The Organization of Information (four editions). She has an extensive
publication record of refereed articles, books and book chapters, and
research reports, and she has given more than 90 guest presentations for
national, state, and regional library associations, as well as library

Taylor's international activities include serving as a workshop leader,
teacher, and/or consultant in Brazil, England, Thailand, and Israel. For
her work in the latter two countries, she received Fulbright Senior
Specialist Program Grants. She has held leadership positions on many
professional association committees, including the ALA/ALCTS Catalog Form
and Function Committee (Chair, 1995–1998) and the ALA/ALCTS/CCS Subject
Analysis Committee (Chair, 1992–1994).

Her professional contributions have been recognized with the ALA/ALCTS
Margaret Mann Citation, the ALA/Highsmith Library Literature Award for The
Organization of Information, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and
Information Science Alumni Association, among other honors.

Prior to earning her Ph.D. at UNC, she had worked in libraries as a school
librarian and as a cataloger at the Library of Congress, Christopher
Newport College (now University), and Iowa State University.

Taylor longed to return to North Carolina from the time she left in 1981.
After she retired from teaching, she and her husband moved to Chapel Hill
in 2007. She continues to write, working with former students on research
articles and on new editions of her textbooks.  She also enjoys
“cataloging” her many pictures of parents, grandparents,
great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents, and their families.

*3. Festschrift Part:*
In this part friends and associates of Dr. Arlene G. Taylor speak about her
life and works, and her influence on LIS research and researchers, whether
at the level of the individual, institution, or the field of librarianship
with special reference to cataloging, metadata, and information

Includes here tributes by Blanche Woolls, Professor Emerita, University of
Pittsburgh, Linda C. Smith, Professor Emerita, School of Information
Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Barbara B. Tillett,
Former Chief of the Library's Cataloging Policy & Support Office, Library
of Congress, Prof. Dr. Essam Mansour, Professor, Department of Libraries
and Information, South Valley University, Egypt, Barbara Paff, Former
Cataloger, Iowa State University, and by Salman Haider, creator,
Librarianship Studies & Information Technology blog.

Salman Haider