Christopher Mullin describes his tenure, which spanned several decades, as a cataloger and as the Special Collections librarian at the University of Montana’s Mansfield Library. He recalls starting at the Library as a cataloger in 1969. Mullin details changes to library cataloging that occurred during his time in the position, specifically the transition from a manually maintained card catalog to a digitally maintained internet catalog. He also discusses his time as the Special Collections Librarian, for which he was hired in 1987. Mullin talks about the general duties of that position and some specific things he accomplished, such as overseeing several important additions to the collection and the move of Special Collections from the first floor of the Library to the fourth floor.
Librarians; University of Montana; Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library; Cataloging librarian; Special Collections librarian; K. Ross Toole Archives and Special Collections; Library science
University of Montana Oral History Project, OH 408, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library
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1 sound file (1:22:22 min.) : digital, + 1 transcript (16 p. : 28 cm.)
oh 408-22.mp3; OH408-022.pdf
Mullin, Christopher, "Christopher Mullin Interview, November 15, 2006" (2006). University of Montana Oral History Project. 16.