The first nine Chief Librarians held other appointments in the College, a common practice in the nineteenth century. Although the profession of librarianship was well established by the turn of the century, City College did not appoint its first chief librarian with degrees in library science and experience in administering a library until 1930. Appointed in 1930 by President Frederick B. Robinson,Francis L.D. Wilcox was the Library's first full time administrator. From this date on the director of the Library has held the title of Chief Librarian and the rank of professor.
Special thanks to Professor Sydney Van Nort - CCNY Library Archivist.