BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Bates has published widely in the areas of information system search strategy, user-centered design of information retrieval systems, organization of knowledge, and information seeking behavior. (See publications below.) She has taught reference services, information seeking behavior, subject access, and user-centered design of information systems. She has served as Associate Dean and Department Chair. She is now retired as Professor Emerita.

Currently, Dr. Bates is Editor-in-Chief of the Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed., with Mary Niles Maack as Associate Editor.

She has consulted for numerous organizations in her areas of expertise, including private industry, dot-coms, government, and foundations. She has consulted for these organizations, among others:

Dr. Bates is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement for Science. In 2005, she received the Award of Merit from the American Society for Information Science and Technology, the association’s highest award. She is also a recipient of the ASIST Research Award, 1998 (in recognition of an extensive program of research), and has twice received the American Society for Information Science "Best Journal of ASIS Paper of the Year Award," in 1980 and 2000. In 2001 she received the Frederick G. Kilgour Award for Research in Library and Information Technology, co-sponsored by the American Library Association’s Library and Information Technology Association and OCLC, Inc.

After receiving a B.A. at Pomona College, Claremont, California, Marcia Bates taught English as a Second Language as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand for two years. Upon return, she studied librarianship and information science at the University of California at Berkeley School of Library and Information Studies. She received her M.L.S. degree in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1972.

She subsequently taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, and at the University of Washington in Seattle. Receiving tenure at the University of Washington, she accepted a promotion at the University of California, Los Angeles in 1981, where she has taught ever since. At UCLA she is now a "Professor VI," a special rank requiring additional review beyond that for full professor.

Her hobbies are cats, world-wide travel, and photography.

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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

In Press or Unpublished:

Bates, Marcia J. "The Information Professions: Knowledge, Memory, Heritage." Association for Library and Science Education conference, Dallas, TX, Jan. 18, 2012.

Bates, Marcia J. "An Operational Definition of the Information Disciplines." iConference, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Feb. 3-6, 2010.

Acceptance Speech for ASIST Award of Merit, Nov. 1, 2005.

Conceptualizing Users and Uses, ASIST Conference, Nov. 18, 2002.

Conceptions of Information as Evidence, ASIST Conference, Nov. 20, 2002.

The Role of the Ph.D. in a Professional Field, Srygley Lecture, Florida State University, Oct. 16, 1999.


Published:

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Bates, Marcia J.; Maack, Mary Niles, Eds. (2010). Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed. New York: CRC Press, 2010. 7 volumes, 5742 pages.
(Also available in online form.) http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9780849397127/ See also Introduction to ELIS, Topical Table of Contents (penultimate version), and Alphabetical Table of Contents

Bates, Marcia J. (2010). "Information." In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed.; Bates, Marcia J.; Maack, Mary Niles, Eds. New York: CRC Press, vol. 3, pp. 2347-2360. [Available at http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/bates/articles/information.html ]. (Also available online at subscribing libraries.)

Bates, Marcia J. (2010) "Information Behavior." In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, 3rd Ed.; Bates, Marcia J.; Maack, Mary Niles, Eds. New York: CRC Press, vol. 3, pp. 2381-2391. [Available at http://www.gseis.ucla.edu/faculty/bates/articles/information-behavior.html ]. (Also available online at subscribing libraries.)

Bates, Martha J., Ed. (2008). Klondike Trek: Jim Hinkle’s Life in the Gold Rush of 1898. Preface by Marcia J. Bates. Paso Robles, CA: Ketchikan Press.

Bates, Marcia J. (2007). "What is browsing – really? A model drawing from behavioural science research" Information Research, 12(4) paper 330. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/12-4/paper330.html]

Bates, Marcia J. (2007). "Defining the information disciplines in encyclopedia development" Information Research, 12(4) paper colis29. [Available at http://InformationR.net/ir/12-4/colis/colis29.html]

Bates, Marcia J. "Fundamental Forms of Information," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(8) (2006): 1033-1045.

Bates, Marcia J. "Information and Knowledge: An Evolutionary Framework for Information Science.." Information Research, 10 (4) paper 239, 2005 [available at http://InformationR.net/ir/10-4/paper239.html ]

Bates, Marcia J. "Berrypicking." In Fisher, Karen E., Erdelez, Sanda, and McKechnie, Lynne, Eds. Theories of Information Behavior. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2005, pp. 58-62.

Bates, Marcia J. "An Introduction to Metatheories, Theories, and Models." In Fisher, Karen E., Erdelez, Sanda, and McKechnie, Lynne, Eds. Theories of Information Behavior. Medford, NJ: Information Today, 2005, pp. 1-24.

Bates, Marcia J. "Information science at the University of California at Berkeley in the 1960s: a memoir of student days.." Library Trends, 52(4) (Spring 2004): 683-701.

Bhavnani, Suresh K. and Bates, Marcia J. "Separating the Knowledge Layers: Cognitive Analysis of Search Knowledge through Hierarchical Goal Decompositions.." Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting, vol. 39, 2002, pp. 204-213.

Bates, Marcia J. "Speculations on Browsing, Directed Searching, and Linking in Relation to the Bradford Distribution.." In: Emerging Frameworks and Methods: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Conceptions of Library and Information Science (CoLIS 4). Edited by Harry Bruce, Raya Fidel, Peter Ingwersen, and Pertti Vakkari. Greenwood Village, Colo.: Libraries Unlimited, 2002, pp. 137-150.

Bates, Marcia J. Toward an Integrated Model of Information Seeking and Searching. (Keynote Address, Fourth international Conference on Information Needs, Seeking and Use in Different Contexts, Lisbon, Portugal, September 11, 2002.) New Review of Information Behaviour Research, 3, 2002, 1-15.

Bates, Marcia J. "After the Dot-Bomb: Getting Web Information Retrieval Right This Time." FirstMonday 7 (July 2002) at http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/971/892.

Bates, Marcia J.; Hulsy, Catharine; and Jost, Geoffrey. "Multimedia Research Support for Visiting Scholars in Museums, Libraries, and Universities." Information Technology and Libraries 21 (June 2002): 73-81.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Cascade of Interactions in the Digital Library Interface." Information Processing and Management 38 (2002):381-400.

Bates, Marcia J. "World Wide Web Opportunities in Subject Cataloging and Access." In: The Future of Cataloging: Insights from the Lubetzky Symposium. April 18, 1998. Edited by Tschera Harkness Connell and Robert L. Maxwell. Chicago: American Library Association, 2000, pp. 143-148.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Invisible Substrate of Information Science." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50, #12 (1999): 1043-1050.

Bates, Marcia J. "A Tour of Information Science through the Pages of JASIS." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50, #11 (1999): 975-993.

Bates, Marcia J. "The 50th Anniversary of the Journal of the American Society for Information Science: Guest Editor Introduction." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 50 #11 (1999): 958-964.

Bates, Marcia J. "Another Information System Fails – Why?" [OpEd article] Los Angeles Times (July 15, 1999): B9.

Bates, Marcia J. "Indexing and Access for Digital Libraries and the Internet: Human, Database, and Domain Factors." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 49 (November 1998): 1185 - 1205.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Role of Publication Type in the Evaluation of LIS Programs." Library & Information Science Research, 20 #2 (1998): 187-198.

Bates, Marcia J. "Response to ‘The Academic Elite in Library Science...’" College & Research Libraries 59 (May 1998): 275-280.

Bates, Marcia J. and Shaojun Lu. "An Exploratory Profile of Personal Home Pages: Content, Design, Metaphors." Online and CDROM Review. 21 December 1997): 331-340.

Kafai, Yasmin, and Marcia J. Bates. "Internet Web-Searching Instruction in the Elementary Classroom: Building a Foundation for Information Literacy." School Library Media Quarterly 25 (Winter 1997) pages 103-111.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Getty End-User Online Searching Project in the Humanities: Report No. 6: Overview and Conclusions." College & Research Libraries 57 (November 1996): 514-523.

Bates, Marcia J. "Document Familiarity in Relation to Relevance, Information Retrieval Theory, and Bradford’s Law: The Getty Online Searching Project Report No. 5." Information Processing & Management 32 (1996): 697-707.

Bates, Marcia J. "Learning about the Informtion Seeking of Interdisciplinary Scholars and Students." Library Trends 45 (Fall 1996): 155-164.

Bates, Marcia J. "Learning about Your Users’ Information Needs: A Key to Effective Service." In: PIALA ’95: Preservation of Culture Through Archives & Libraries. Edited by Arlene Cohen. Colonia, Yap, Federated States of Micronesia: Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives, 1996, p. 5-12.

Bates, Marcia J., Deborah N. Wilde, and Susan Siegfried. "Research Practices of Humanities Schoars in an Online Environment: The Getty Online Searching Project Report No. 3." Library and Information Science Research 17 (Winter 1995): 5-40.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Design of Databases and Other Information Resources for Humanities Scholars: The Getty Online Searching Project Report No. 4." Online and CD-ROM Review 18 (December 1994): 331-340.

Siegfried, Susan, Marcia J. Bates, and Deborah N. Wilde. "A Profile of End-User Searching Behavior by Humanities Scholars: The Getty Online Searching Project Report No. 2." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 44 (June 1993): 273-291.

Bates, Marcia J., Deborah N. Wilde, and Susan Siegfried. "An Analysis of Search Terminology Used by Humanities Scholars: The Getty Online Searching Project Report No. 1." Library Quarterly 63 (January 1993): 1-39.

White, Howard D., Marcia J. Bates, and Patrick Wilson. For Information Specialists: Interpretations of Reference and Bibliographic Work. Norwood, NJ: Ablex 1992.

Bates, Marcia J. "Implications of the Subject Subdivisions Conference: The Shift in Online Catalog Design." In: The Future of Subdivisions in the Library of Congress Subject Headings System: Report from the Subject Subdivisions Conference. Edited by Martha O. Conway. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Catalgoing Distribution Service, 1992, pp. 92-98.

Bates, Marcia J. "OPAC Use and Users: Breaking out of the Assumptions." Think Tank on the Present and Future of the Online Catalog: Proceedings. ALA Midwinter Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 11-12, 1991. Chicago: American Library Association, Reference and Adult Services Division, 1991, pp. 49-58. (RASD Occasional Papers, No. 9)

Bates, Marcia J. "Where Should the Person Stop and the Information Search Interface Start?" Information Processing & Management 26 (1990): 575-591. [Note: This article requires the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view online.]

Bates, Marcia J. "Design for a Subject Search Interface and Online Thesaurus for a Very Large Records Management Database." Proceedings of the 53rd ASIS Annual Meeting 27 (1990): 20-28.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Design of Browsing and Berrypicking Techniques for the Online Search Interface." Online Review 13 (October 1989): 407-424.

Bates, Marcia J. "Rethinking Subject Cataloging in the Online Environment." Library Resources & Technical Services 33 (October 1989): 400-412.

Bates, Marcia J. "Designing Online Catalog Subject Access to Meet User Needs." In: Fifty-fifth IFLA Council and General Conference, Paris France. August 19-26, 1989. Division of Bibliographic Control, Section on Classification and Indexing, pp. 40-24--40-26. [The Hague, Netherlands]: IFLA, 1989.

Bates, Marcia J. "How to Use Controlled Vocabularies More Effectively in Online Searching." Online 12 (November 1988): 45-56.

Bates, Marcia J. "Information: The Last Variable." Proceedings of the 50th ASIS Annual Meeting 24 (1987): 6-10.

Bates, Marcia J. "How to Use Information Search Tactics Online." Online 11 (May 1987): 47-54.

Bates, Marcia J. "What Is a Reference Book: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis." RQ 26 (Fall 1986): 37-57.

Bates, Marcia J. "Subject Access in Online Catalogs: A Design Model." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 37 (November 1986): 357-376.

Bates, Marcia J. "A Doctorate in Library/Information Science: Advice for Librarians Considering Ph.D. Studies." Library Journal 111 (1 September 1986): 157-159.

Bates, Marcia J. "An Exploratory Paradigm for Online Information Retrieval." In: Intelligent Information Systems for the Information Society. Proceedings of the Sixth International Research Forum in Information Science (IRFIS 6), Frascati, Italy, September 16-18, 1985, pp. 91-99. Edited by B.C. Brookes. Amsterdam: North-Holland, 1986.

Bates, Marcia J. "The Fallacy of the Perfect 30-Item Online Search." RQ 24 (Fall 1984): 43-50.

Bates, Marcia J. "Locating Elusive Science Information: Some Search Techniques." Special Libraries 75 (April 1984): 114-120.

Bates, Marcia J. "Search Techniques." Annual Review of Information Science and Technology 16 (1981): 139-169.

Bates, Marcia J. "A Criterion Citation Rate for Information Scientists." Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting 17 (1980): 276-278.

Bates, Marcia J. "Idea Tactics." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 30 (September 1979): 280-289.

Bates, Marcia J. "Information Search Tactics." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 30 (July 1979): 205-214. (Winner: "Best JASIS Paper of the Year Award," 1980.)

Bates, Marcia J. "System Meets User: Problems in Matching Subject Search Terms." Information Processing & Management 13 (1977): 367-375.

Bates, Marcia J. "Factors Affecting Subject Catalog Search Success." Journal of the American Society for Information Science 28 (May 1977): 161-169.

Bates, Marcia J. "Rigorous Systematic Bibliography." RQ 16 (Fall 1976): 7-26.

Cuadra, Carlos A., and Marcia J. Bates, eds. Library and Information Service Needs of the Nation: Proceedings of a Conference on the Needs of Occupational, Ethnic, and other Groups in the United States. Sponsored by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science. Washington, D.C.: U.S.G.P.O. 1974, 314 p.

Bates, Marcia J. User Studies: A Review for Librarians and Information Scientists. March 1971, 60 p. ERIC #ED 047 738.

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