Instructor in Political Science, 1950-1953; Assistant Professor of Political Science, 1953-1958; Acting Librarian, 1953-1956; Associate Professor of Political Science, 1958-1959; Professor of Political Science, 1959-1982; L. Lee Stryker Professor of Political Science, 1982-1987; Librarian, 1956-1971; Director of Academic Services, 1965-1967; Dean of Special Services, 1967-1970; Vice President, 1970-1973; Fellow of the College, 1973-1987; Emeritus Fellow of the College, 1987-; Vice President for Community Services, 1976-1982; President for Community Services, 1983-1984; Executive Vice President, 1984-1987; Executive Director Emeritus of the L. Lee Stryker Center, 1987-2012; L. Lee Stryker Professor Emeritus of Political Science, 1987-2012.
In 1967 Dr. Chen shared his vision of libraries of the future where "Each student would have his own work cubicle, tied to a computer that connects him in seconds to any library in the network." He also envisioned that students would be able to video conference with professors. Overall, Dr. Chen predicted that technology would be advanced enough that libraries could share information with one another in seconds. This article was originally published in the February 10, 1967 issue of the Kalamazoo College Index.
Recipients of the Weimer K. Hicks Award were Wen Chao Chen, John R. (Jack) McFarland, and Ruth Ziegelmaier. Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award was Louise Barrows Northam. Recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award was Garry Brown.
This brief newsletter describes recent developments in Mandelle Library. There is special focus given to the new A.M. Todd Rare Book Room, which was dedicated on Honors Day, 1957, and in addition to this there is also mention of the lack of space for new materials in the library. The last two pages of the newsletter contain a list of donors to the library from July 1, 1957 - June 30, 1958.