Johnson, Clifford Robert (1924-2013)

Johnson, Clifford Robert (1924-2013)

Date Updated




Academic Rank

Senior Asst. Librarian

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

Columbia University (NY, NY), 1957 MSLS

Claremont Graduate School (Claremont, CA), 1952 46 credits

University of Southern California (Los Angeles), 1952 6 grad credits

Augustana College (Rock Island, IL), 1945 AB (also 16 post‑graduate credits), 1947 Fall

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1978-1989

Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY), 1969-1970

Richmond College (CUNY) (Staten Island, NY), 1966-1977

Project URBANDOC (Graduate Center, City University of NY), 1966-1968

Ford Foundation (NY, NY), 1955-1966

Brooklyn Public library (Brooklyn, NY), 1953-1955

Claremont Graduate School Library, 1949-1953

Administrative and Professional Experience

Special libraries Association, as well as, its New York Chapter and Bay Area Chapter, serving on numerous committees both national and local, including National Chair of the Social Science Division (SLA). Member 1957‑1985.

Columbia University. School of library Service Association: Member of the Board, 1967‑1970 and President, 1968‑1969.

American Library Association, 1952‑1990; Association of College and Research libraries, 1952‑1990; Resources and Technical Services Division, 1955‑1990; California library Association, 1955‑1990; California Academic and Research Libraries, 1979‑1990; California State University Chapter of CLA, 1979‑1990 (Vice Chair/Chair‑elect, 1986‑87, Chair, 1987‑88).

American‑Scandinavian Foundation, 1965‑1980.

ARCHONS of COLOPHON (1956‑ ) Membership comprises past and present heads of libraries, based in NYC.

Phi Alpha Theta (History).

Pi Kappa Delta (Forensic).

Augustana College Alumni Association, 1945‑to date.

Delegate to the Library Symposium of the Dag Hammarskjold Library (United Nations, NY), and to a meeting to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Dedication of the library, 16 November 1966.

Selected Publications

Social Sciences Serials in Special Libraries in the New York Area (1961); Associate Editor.

Serials: Advertising, Business, Finance, Marketing, Social Sciences in the New York Area (1965); Associate Editor.

Library Journal, "New Books Appraised" (1957‑1968), Reviewer.

Personal Commentary

Lifelong Bibliophile and Anglophile, but Professional Swede.

Date Completed: 7/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Johnson, Clifford Robert (1924-2013)