Jackie Dooley

Jackie Dooley was Head of Special Collections and Archives in the UCI Libraries from 1995 through 2008. She is also an alumna of UCI, having earned a B.A. in Spanish in 1974. Her accomplishments while leading Special Collections and Archives include acquisition of some of its most distinguished archival and manuscript collections, including those of UCI’s first two Nobel Laureates (Frederick Reines and F. Sherwood Rowland), distinguished Professor of Dance and noted choreographer Donald McKayle, former president of the Irvine Company Ray Watson, and renowned philosopher Jacques Derrida. Since 2008 she has been a Program Officer at OCLC Research, where she leads projects to help shape the future of archival practice. Before moving to UCI in 1995, she had held positions at the Getty Research Institute, UC San Diego, and the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. Jackie has been extremely active in professional societies throughout her career, including having served as President of the Society of American Archivists from 2012-2013. She has a Master of Library Science degree from UCLA. Jackie has lived in Orange County for most of her life. Currently, she enjoys telecommuting from home in beautiful San Clemente, where she lives with her husband, Professor Stephen H. White of UCI’s Department of Physiology and Biophysics.


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