Bobinski Receives Medal From Jagiellonian University

By Craig Kaputa

Release Date: July 21, 1997 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- George S. Bobinski of Amherst, dean of the School of Information and Library Studies at the University at Buffalo, recently received a Meritorious Medal from the Jagiellonian University for service to the university in Cracow, Poland.

The award recognizes Bobinski's outstanding international expertise in the education of librarians worldwide and his devotion to the development of academic and cultural relations between the United States and Poland.

Over a four-year period, the UB library school hosted four visiting scholars from the Department of Library and Information Science at Jagiellonian University. Faculty from both schools contributed articles to a book entitled "The Role of Libraries in the Democratic Process."

Bobinski has served as a consultant to the library department at Jagiellonian and has helped host Jagiellonian scholars from a variety of other disciplines who have visited UB. He came to UB in 1970 as dean of the library school after serving as assistant dean and associate professor in the School of Library Science at the University of Kentucky. He also assumed the post as acting director of libraries at UB in 1972 and again in 1976-77.

Bobinski has been recognized by the Beta Phi Mu honorary society and designated as a "Distinguished Alumnus" by the School of Library Science at Case Western Reserve University. He has published several books and numerous articles in scholarly journals.

Bobinski received a doctoral degree in library science and a master's degree in history from the University of Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in library science from Case Western Reserve University.