Heilprin (1906-1993) worked under Verner Clapp at the Council on Library Resources, as well as for Documentation, Inc. before teaching as Professor at the University of Maryland. Throughout his career, Heilprin explored fundamental aspects of information science; he “stimulated others to do research and attempt to discover the theoretical underpinnings of information science” (Farkas-Conn). Along with Hans Luhn, he was instrumental in bringing about Annual Review of Information Science and Technology (ARIST). As President of ASIS&T, he set the stage for interest groups, communities that cultivate conversation about areas of specialty.
ADI/ASIS&T: President (1964-1965)
ASIS&T: Award of Merit
Laurence Heilprin Papers:
University of Maryland Library Archives, College Park, MD (137 ft. (1936-1992), papers not processed; finding aid is available online at University of Maryland’s Library Special Collections website)