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Dr. Patricia Gail Oyler

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Professor Emeritus

Local Address:  Boston , Massachusetts , United States
Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science

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Dr. Patricia Oyler is this ..., 31 Mar 2009 [cached]
Dr. Patricia Oyler is this year's recipient of the American Library Association (ALA) International Relations Committee's John Ames/Humphry/OCLC/ Forest Press Award.
OCLC/Forest Press donated the cash award of $1,000, which is given to an individual for significant contribution to international librarianship.
Patricia Oyler received this award for her significant contributions to library development in Vietnam, including cataloging standards, modern services and new technology application. As a result, her teachings continue to apply valuable knowledge in many workshops, trainings and conferences. Dr. Oyler worked to implement the translation of the Dewey Decimal Classification System into Vietnamese. She also helped to develop a bachelor's degree program of study in Library and Information Management at Can Tho University in Vietnam. Dr. Oyler is a professor and associate dean of curriculum in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. A devoted advisor and teacher, Dr. Oyler strives to allow students to excel in the library profession.
"Dr. Patricia Oyler has dedicated the past 16 years of her professional and personal life to the development of a program for Vietnamese librarians to earn MLS degrees in library and information science at Simmons College. Creating an exemplary model for professional training for 21st century librarianship in transitioning countries, Dr. Oyler has coordinated fundraising, teaching, consulting and many other logistics for the now 55 plus graduates. She also consulted on the grant-funded building of five major university libraries in Vietnam. Over her 40-year career, she has worked to automate and implement bibliographic control in Sweden, Brazil and Vietnam, once as a senior Fulbright lecturer. She has served on international committees in ALA and IFLA. Dr. Oyler has lectured in Vietnam, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, India, and Thailand.
Dr. Oyler will be recognized during the International Relations Round Table Chair's Program on Monday, July 13 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.
Collection Development Committee minutes 2007, 8 May 2008 [cached]
Present : Larry Ashmun (Wisconsin); Carol Atkinson (Cornell); Anthony Boussemart (EFEO); Fehl Cannon, (Library of Congress); Chan Phan (Harvard); Cheng Yen Khoo (Ohio); Judy Eckoff (CRL); Fe Susan Go (Michigan); Gregory Green (Cornell); Hao Phan (NIU); Judith Henchy (Washington); Kuei Chiu (UC-Riverside); Catherine Lee (UCLA); Bethel Limzon (Library of Congress); Raymond Lum (Harvard); Christopher A. Miller (ASU, recorder); Apikanya McCarthy (Cornell); Patricia Oyler (Simmons College); Rohayati Paseng (University of Hawaii, chair); Jeff Petersen (Cornell); Dorothy Rachmat (Yale); Paul Rausch (University of Hawaii, guest speaker); Richard Richie (Yale); Allen Riedy (University of Hawaii); Virginia Jing yi Shih (UC-Berkeley); James Simon (CRL); Will Tuchrello (Library of Congress); Katherine Wellen (Library of Congress)
Patricia G. Oyler (Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science):
ALA | IRRT Orientation Committee, 3 Jan 2008 [cached]
Patricia Gail Oyler (Co-Chair--2006 - 2008)Professor
2005 Annual Report of Education and Training Section, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
Patricia G. Oyler (Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Boston United States)
Patricia G. Oyler (Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Boston United States)
Dewey Vietnamese [OCLC], 22 Aug 2006 [cached]
The Vietnamese project also aims to develop the classification skills of Vietnamese librarians, and the publication and launch of Dewey will be followed by a national training program in DDC classification, led by Professor Patricia Oyler of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, Boston, MA, USA.
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