Gerald J. Oppenheimer, American librarian and academic, Died at 94

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Julius Oppenheimer was born on August 5, 1922, and died on August 23, 2016.

He was known professionally as Gerald J. Oppenheimer.

He was an American librarian and scholar.

Gerald retired from the directorship of the Health Sciences Library at the University of Washington, a post he held from 1963 until 1987.

He worked as a librarian at the Seattle Public Library, head of the Fisheries/Oceanography Library at the University of Washington, and a manager of information services at Boeing Scientific Research Laboratories.

During 1963, Gerald became the director of the Health Sciences Library, a position he held until his retirement in 1987.

During 1968 the Health Sciences Library became only the second regional medical library in the country, in his era.

Gerald J. Oppenheimer was also the founding president of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors.

Along the part of his career, Oppenheimer held multiple offices in the Medical Library Association, the National Library of Medicine, the National Cancer Institute, the Special Libraries Association, and the University of Washington.

He died in Seattle, Washington, U.S.

Gerald J. Oppenheimer passed away at 94 years old.

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