Joseph H. Howard

My Story

Born January 15, 1931, Olustee, Oklahoma

1952, Bachelor Music Education, University of Oklahoma

1952-54, US Army, Korean Conflict, Corporal

1954-56, Vocal Music Instructor, Kiowa, Kansas

1957, Master of Library Science, University of Oklahoma

1957-1963, University of Colorado Library (Music Librarian, Circulation Librarian, Associate Director of Libraries for Public Services)

1963-65, Peace Corps Volunteer, Malaysia IV (University Library, Lecturer in Music at Maktab Perguran Bahasa, Directed 4 Choirs)

1965-67, Chief Catalog Department, Washington University Libraries, St. Louis

1967-1983, Library of Congress (Assistant Chief and later Chief Descriptive Cataloging, Chief Serial Record Division, Assistant Director of Processing Services for Cataloging, Assistant Librarian of Congress for Processing)

1983-1994, Director National Agricultural Library

1994, Retirement

Awards: Several cash awards for outstanding employee, Department of Agriculture; University of Oklahoma Library School Alumni for outstanding contribution to Librarianship, American Library Association’s Melvil Dewey Medal

Consultancies:  US Department of Education, Food and Agricultural Organization, Chulalongkorn University

Leave a Reply