Norell, Irene P. (1917-2010)

Norell, Irene P. (1917-2010)

Date Updated



School of Library and Information Science

Academic Rank

Associate Professor

Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

San Jose State University, 1977 MA

University of Minnesota, 1957 MA

University of Minnesota, 1945 BS

Teaching Experience

San Jose State University, 1959-1986

Northern Illinois University, 1958-1959

University of North Dakota, 1952-1956

Administrative and Professional Experience

Librarian, Grand Forks Public Library, North Dakota.

Selected Publications

Prose Writers of North Dakota, 1958.

Maxfield Parrish, New Hampshire Artist, 1870‑1966, 1971.

"Hannah Logasa," Dictionary of American Library Biography, 1976.

Literature of the Filipino American in the United States, 1927‑1975, 1976.

"Loveil, Coryell & Company," Publishers for Mass Entertainment in Nineteenth Century America, 1980.

"Rural Libraries: A Selective Annotated Bibliography," 1982.

"San Jose State University, The Division of Library Science." Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, Supplement One, 1984.

"Hannah Logasa." Dictionaiy of Pioneers and Leaders in Services to Youth, 1996 (in press).

Personal Commentary

In my 27 years at San Jose State, of happy memory, there was never a day that I hated to go to work in the School of Library and Information Science. My fellow teachers were a strong group, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them and the University library and librarians throughout the Bay Area. My graduate students, mature and motivated, were a pleasure to teach, needing only to be pointed in what I considered to be the "right" direction.

I am proud to have received an MA from the world's best History Department, at San Jose State, of course.

If all this sounds like high praise, it is!

Date Completed: 8/96

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.


Norell, Irene P. (1917-2010)