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Acree, Mr. Eric Kofi

Title: Director
Library:
John Henrik Clarke Africana Library
Address:
Cornell University
310 Triphammer Road
Ithaca, New York 14850
Phone: (607) 255-5229
Fax: (607) 255-0784
Email: ea18@cornell.edu

Albritton, Rosie L., MA, MLS, Ph. D.

Title: Director, University Library Services
Library:
Prairie View A&M University, John B. Coleman Library
Address:
FM 1098 Road & University Drive Prairie View, Texas 77446
Phone: (936) 261-1500
Fax: (936) 261-1539
Email: rlalbritton@PVAMU.edu

Alexander, Mr. Otis D.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Gary Public Library
Address:
220 West 5th Avenue
Gary, Indiana 46402
Phone: (219) 886-2484

Allen, Carolyn Henderson

Title: Dean of Libraries
Library:
University of Arkansas Libraries
Address:
365 North McIlroy Avenue
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-6702
Fax: (479) 575-6656
Email: challen@uark.edu

Arnold, Jessie B.

Title: Dean of University Libraries
Library:
Alcorn State University, J. D. Boyd Library
Address:
1000 ASU Drive
Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096
Phone: (601) 877-6350
Email: jarnold@alcorn.edu

Aubert, Bernadine, MSLS (retired)

Title: Chief Librarian
Library:
Detroit Free Press Library
Address:
600 West Fort Street
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Email: deana_aubert@hotmail.com
Notes:
1986-1994, Chief Librarian
1980-1985, Staff Librarian

Ballard-Thrower, Rhea

Title: Director of the Law Library / Associate Professor of Law
Library:
Howard University, School of Law Library
Address:
2929 Van Ness Street, NW
Washington DC 20008
Phone: (202) 806-8045
Fax: (202) 806-8400
Email: RBallard@law.howard.edu

Barber, Danita

Title: Library Director
Library:
Farmers Branch Manske Library
Address:
13613 Webb Chapel
Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
Phone: (972) 919-9800
Email: danita.barber@farmersbranch.info

Barrow, Ms. Deborah

Title: Library Director
Library:
San Diego Public Library
Address:
Central Library
820 E Street
San Diego, California 92101-6478
Phone: 619-236-5870
Email: LibraryDirector@sandiego.gov
Notes:
Former Director of Sunnyvale (CA) Public Library.

Beal, Billy C.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Meridian Community College, L. O. Todd Library
Address:
910 Hwy 19 North
Meridian, Mississippi 39307
Phone: (601) 483-8241
Email: bbeal@MCC.CC.MS.US

Bell, Valerie

Title: Assistant Director of Public Services
Library:
Ocean County Library
Address:
101 Washington Street
Toms River, New Jersey 08753
Phone: (732) 349-6200 x5404
Fax: (732) 473-1356
Email: vbell@theoceancountylibrary.org
Notes:
Former Chief Librarian of Branch Services

Boyd, Lisa M.

Title: Consumer Health Librarian
Library:
National Library of Medicine, NIH
Address:
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room B1-E03
Bethesda, Maryland 20894
Phone: (301) 496-4777
Fax: (301)480-1467
Email: boydl@mail.nlm.nih.gov

Bradbury, Richard, Ph. D.

Title: Dean, Library and Media Operations
Library:
Bowie State University, Thurgood Marshall Library
Address:
14000 Jericho Park Road
Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465
Phone: (301) 860-3849/50
Email: rbradberry@bowiestate.edu

Brantley, Brenda

Title: Dean of Learning Resources
Library:
Bossier Parish Community College Library
Address:
6200 E. Texas Avenue
Bossier City, Louisiana 71111
Phone: (318) 678 6060
Fax: (318) 678-6400
Email: bbrantley@bpcc.edu

Brazile, Orella R., Ph. D.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Southern University at Shreveport, University Library
Address:
3050 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Phone: (318) 674-3401
Fax: (318) 674-3403
Email: obrazile@susla.edu

Brazile, Richard "Skip"

Title: Chair of the Learning Center
Library:
Wilbur Wright College
Address:
4300 North Narragansett
Chicago, Illinois 60634
Phone: (773) 481-8408
Email: rbazile@ccc.edu

Briggs, Irene

Title: Associate Director for Public Services
Library:
Prince George County Memorial Library System
Public Services
Address:
6532 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Phone: (301) 699-3500
Fax: (301) 985-5494
Email: Irene.Briggs@pgcmls.info

Brown, Wanda

Title: Associate Director
Library:
Wake Forest University, Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Address:
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27106
Phone: (336) 758-5094
Fax: (336) 758-3694
Email: brownw@wfu.edu
Notes:
2006-2008 BCALA President

Brown, Charles M.

Title: City Librarian/Executive Director
Library:
New Orleans Public Library
Address:
219 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70112
Phone: 504/596-2600
Email: cbrown@neworleanspubliclibrary.org
Notes:
Former director of the Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.

Brown, Florence Simkins (retired)

Title: Library Director (retired)
Library:
North Miami Beach Public Library

Burno, LaTanya S.

Title: Executive Director
Library:
J. Lewis Crozer Public Library
Address:
620 Engle Street
Chester, Pennsylvania 19013
Phone: (610) 494-3454
Fax: (610) 494-8954
Email: crozerlibrary@delco.lib.pa.us

Butts, Sharon E.

Title: Humanities Section Head
Library:
Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service, La Follette Congressional Reading Room
Address:
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Room LM202
Washington, D.C. 20540-7000
Phone: (202) 707-7100
Email: sbutts@crs.loc.gov
Notes:
Also over all other CRS congressional research centers

Byrd, Theresa S.

Title: CIO and Director of Libraries
Library:
Ohio Wesleyan University, Libraries and Information Services
Address:
43 Rowland Avenue
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (740) 368-3246

Campbell, Sandra Dupree

Title: Library Director
Library:
University of Arkansas-Monticello, Library and Technology Center
Address:
UAM Campus
Monticello, Arkansas 71656
Phone: (870) 460-1180
Email: campbell@uamont.edu

Cannon, Tyrone H.

Title: Library Dean
Library:
University of San Francisco Libraries
Address:
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, California 94117
Phone: (415) 422-6167
Email: cannont@usfca.edu

Cawthorne, Mr. Jon

Title: Interim Dean
Library:
San Diego State University Library & Information Access
Address:
5500 Campanile Drive
Library Addition 2250H
San Diego, California, 92182
Phone: (619) 594-1643
Email: jcawthor@mail.sdsu.edu

Charles, Cynthia

Title: Managing Librarian
Library:
Austin Public Library, Carver Branch
Address:
1161 Angelina
Austin, Texas 78702
Phone: (512) 974-1010

Cherry, Phillip, III

Title: Director
Library:
Onslow County Public Library
Address:
58 Doris Avenue, East
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-5197
Phone: (910) 455-7350 x221
Email: Philip_Cherry@onslowcountync.gov

Coaston, Shirley A.

Title: Head Librarian
Library:
Laney College Library
Address:
900 Fallon Street
Oakland, California 94607
Phone: (510) 986-6947
Fax: (510) 464-3264
Email: scoaston@peralta.edu
Notes:
Faculty Senate President

Coleman, Melody E.

Title: Administrative Librarian
Library:
West Chicago Public Library District
Address:
118 West Washington Street
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
Phone: (630) 231-1552 ext. 112
Fax: (630) 231-1709
Email: mcoleman@linc.lib.il.us

Corbin-Hutchinson, Ms. Terri

Title: Library Director
Library:
St. Joseph's College, Callahan Library
Address:
25 Audubon Avenue
Patchogue, New York 11772
Phone: (631) 447-3226
Email: tcorbin-hutchinson@sjcny.edu
Notes:
May be the only African American female academic library director on Long Island in New York.

Council, Evelyn P.

Title: Associate Director of Collection Development
Library:
Fayetteville State University, Charles W. Chesnutt Library
Address:
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: (910) 672-1520
Email: ecouncil@uncfsu.edu

Crocker, Wayne

Title: Library Director
Library:
Petersburg Public Library
Address:
137 South Sycamore Street
Petersburg, Virginia 23803
Phone: (804) 733-2387
Email: wcrocker@ppls.org

Dade, Lucile

Title: Managing Director of Library Services
Library:
De Soto Public Library
Address:
211 E. Pleasant Run Road
DeSoto, Texas 75115
Phone: (972) 230-9658
Email: ldade@ci.desoto.tx.us

Davis, Helane

Title: Director
Library:
Schaffer Law Library at Albany Law School
Address:
80 New Scotland Avenue
Albany, New York 12208
Phone: (518) 445-2336
Email: hdavi@albanylaw.edu
Notes:
Former director of the University of Kentucky Law School Library.

Davis, Hiram (retired)

Title: Dean of Library Services (1996-2006)
Library:
California Polytechnic State University, Robert E. Kennedy Library
Address:
San Luis Obispo, California 93407

Notes:
1st African-American appointed Deputy Librarian of Congress.

Former library director at Michigan State University (1989-94), New Mexico State University (1987-89), University of the Pacific (1979-86), UCLA undergraduate library (1976-79), & associate director at University of Oklahoma (1994).

Dawson, Rose T.

Title: Director
Library:
Alexandria Library
Address:
5005 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22304-2903
Phone: (703) 519-5905 x228
Fax: (703) 519-5916
Email: rdawson@alexandria.lib.va.us

Delaney, Sadie Peterson (deceased)

Title: Chief Librarian
Library:
Tuskegee Veterans Administration Hospital Library
Address:
CAVHCS-East Campus
2400 Hospital Road
Tuskegee, Alabama 36083-5001

Notes:
Delaney was a pioneer in the field of bibliotherapy and organized the Veterans Administration Hospital Library in Tuskegee, Alabama.

Two retired Chief Librarians are Mrs. Artemisia J. Junier and Mrs. Inez C. Pinkard.

*Hospital renamed Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System.*

Dixon, Ms. Robin M.

Title: Head of Library
Library:
Knowledge Resources and Library Services Branch NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address:
The Goddard Library
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Code 272, Bldg. 21
Greenbelt, Maryland 20771
Phone: (301) 286-7218
Email: robin.m.dixon@nasa.gov

Dodson, Jr., Howard

Title: Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Director of the Howard University Library Syst
Library:
Howard University Library System
Address:
500 Howard Place\r\n NW, Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-7234
Email: howard.dodson@howard.edu
Notes:
Retired director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Dosu, Tabzeera

Title: Dean
Library:
California State University, Sacramento Library
Address:
2000 State University Drive East
Sacramento, California 95819
Phone: (916) 278-4179
Email: tabzeera.dosu@csus.edu

Drain-Bailey, Leaonead Pack (deceased)

Title: Former Head of Library (1956-1971)
Library:
West Virginia State University, Drain-Jordan Library
Address:
P.O.Box 1002/Campus Box L17 Institute, West Virginia 25112-1002

Notes:
Drain-Jordan Library named in her honor. West Virginia State College grad, 1927. University of Illinois grad, 1929, B.S. in Library Science\r\n \r\nFor more information see "Leaonead Pack Drain-Baily" in the Women of Library History (tumblr) site.

Drew, Hadiya Z., MLIS

Title: Director
Library:
Summit Public Library District
Address:
6233 S. Archer Road
Summit, Illinois 60501
Phone: (708) 458-1545
Fax: (708) 458-1842
Email: h.drew@summitlibrary.info

Eldridge, Joanne

Title: Director
Library:
Lorain Public Library System
Address:
351 Sixth Street
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Phone: (440) 244-1192
Fax: (440) 244-4888
Email: jeldridge@lpls.info

Elliot, Mr. Todd D.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Portsmouth Public Library
Address:
601 Court Street
Portsmouth, Virginia 23704
Phone: (757) 393-8501

Fance, Kristin

Title: Associate Professor in Library Science / Reference; Interlibrary Loan
Library:
Houston Baptist University, Moody Library
Address:
7502 Fondren
Houston, Texas 77074
Phone: (281) 649-3000 x2356
Email: kfance@hbu.edu

Fleming, Mr. Corey

Title: Director
Library:
Hudson Area Association Library
Address:
Hudson Area Association Library
400 State Street
Hudson, New York 12534
Phone: (518) 828-1792
Fax: (518) 822-0567
Email: hudsonarealibrary@gmail.com
Notes:
Former director of Wyandanch Public Library in NY

Fontenette, Edward

Title: Library Director
Library:
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, John Brown Watson Memorial Library
Address:
1200 University Drive
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

Phone: (870) 575-8410
Fax: fontenettee@uapb.edu

Ford, Lorrita E.

Title: Director, Library and Learning Services
Library:
College of San Mateo Library
Address:
1700 W. Hillsdale Blvd
Building 9
San Mateo, California 94402
Phone: (650) 574-6569
Fax: (650) 358-6797
Email: fordl@smccd.edu

Franklin, Sandra

Title: Director
Library:
Emory University, Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library
Address:
1462 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Phone: (404) 727-5820
Fax: (404) 727-9821
Email: sandra.g.franklin@emory.edu

Grady, Jenifer, MSLS, MBA, CAE

Title: Director
Library:
American Library Association-Allied Professional Association (ALA-APA)
Address:
50 East Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: (312) 280-2424
Fax: (312) 280-5013
Email: jgrady@ala.org
Notes:
ALA-APA provides certification programs in specializations of librarianship and advocates for improving salaries and status for librarians and support staff. ALA-APA is a service organization to ALA and the library profession.

Grant, Dr. George Calvin, AS, BS, MLS, Ph.D.

Title: Dean of Library and Information Resources
Library:
Arkansas State University, Dean B. Ellis Library
Address:
Arkansas State University
Address: P. O. Box 2040
State University, Arkansas 72467
Phone: (870) 972-2461
Fax: (870) 972-3199
Email: ggrant@astate.edu

Greenleaf, Ms. Rene L.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Hammond Public Library
Address:
564 State Street
Hammond, Indiana 46320
Phone: (219) 931-5100

Grey, Wilma J.

Title: Director
Library:
The Newark Public Library
Address:
5 Washington Street
P.O. Box 630
Newark, New Jersey 07101-0630
Phone: (973) 733-7780
Fax: (973) 733-5919
Email: wgrey@npl.org

Grier, Persko L., Jr. "PJ"

Title: Director of Library and Information Services
Library:
Delaware Academy of Medicine Libraries
Address:
4765 Ogletown Stanton Road - Suite L 10
Newark, Delaware 19713
Phone: (302) 733-3937
Fax: 302-733-3949
Email: plg@delamed.org

Grigsby, Alice Burns

Title: Director of Learning Resources
Library:
El Camino College
Address:
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, California 90506
Phone: (310) 660-3525
Email: agrigsby@elcamino.edu

Hamilton, Parker

Title: Director
Library:
Montgomery County Public Libraries
Address:
21 Maryland Avenue
Suite 310
Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: (240) 777-0002
Fax: (240) 777-0014
Email: Parker.Hamilton@montgomerycountymd.gov

Hawkins, Ernestine

Title: Deputy Director
Library:
East Cleveland Public Library
Address:
14101 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: (216) 541-4128
Fax: (216) 541-1790
Email: ehawkins@ecpl.lib.oh.us

Hayden, Carla D., Ph. D.

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Enoch Pratt Free Library
Address:
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201-4484
Phone: (410) 396-5395
Fax: (410) 396-1321
Email: chayden@prattlibrary.org
Notes:
Former Deputy Commissioner/Chief Librarian of Chicago Public Library (1991-1993).

Hayes, Mr. Tracey J. Hunter, MLS, MDiv.

Title: Director / Associate Professor
Library:
Lincoln University, Langston Hughes Memorial Library
Address:
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352
Phone: (484) 365-7370
Fax: (484) 365-8106
Email: thunterhayes@lincoln.edu

Head, Carolyn S.

Title: Executive Director of Library Services
Library:
Southwest Tennessee Community College, Freeman Library, Parrish Library
Address:
Freeman/Macon Campus
5983 Macon Cove, Memphis, Tennessee 38134-7693

Parrish/Union Campus
737 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103-3322
Phone: F (901) 333-4732 / P 333-5938
Email: cshead@southwest.tn.edu

Henderson, Cynthia L.

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library
Address:
501 W Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Phone: (202) 884-1723
Fax: (202) 884-1733
Email: cynthia.henderson@howard.edu
Notes:
Former director of the Morehouse School of Medicine Library.

Holman, Jos N.

Title: County Librarian
Library:
Tippecanoe County Public Library
Address:
627 South Street
Lafayette, Indiana 47901
Phone: (765) 429-0118
Email: jholman@tcpl.lib.in.us

Howard, Denise

Title: Director
Library:
Ecorse Public Library
Address:
4184 W. Jefferson Avenue
Ecorse, Michigan 48229
Phone: (313) 389-2030
Email: dhoward@ecorse.lib.mi.us

Hoyt, Jacqueline

Title:
Library:


Notes:
Former director of Cordelia A. Greene Library in NY

Hughes, Scott

Title: City Librarian
Library:
Bridgeport Public Library
Address:
925 Broad St
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604
Phone: (203) 576-7777
Email: shughes@bridgeportpubliclibrary.org

Jackson, Dr. Ruth

Title: University Librarian
Library:
University of California Riverside Libraries
Address:
900 University Ave.
Riverside, California 92521
Phone: (951) 827-3221
Email: ruthj@ucr.edu

Jackson, Johnny W.

Title: Director
Library:
Central State University, Hallie Q. Brown Memorial Library
Address:
1400 Brush Row Rd.
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384
Phone: (937) 376-6106
Email: jjackson@centralstate.edu

Johnson, Gloria

Title: Librarian
Library:
East Central Community College, Mamie Ethel Burton Memorial Library
Address:
275 West Broad Street
Decatur, Mississippi 39327
Phone: (601) 635-2111 x219 or x220
Fax: (601) 635-2150
Email: gjohnson@eccc.edu

Jones, Thomas

Title: Director
Library:
Middle Georgia Regional Library
Address:
1180 Washington Avenue
Macon, Georgia 31201-1790
Phone: (478) 744-0800
Email: jonest@bibblib.org

Jones, Rita W.

Title: Dean of Library and Learning Resources
Library:
City College of San Francisco, Library and Learning Resources
Address:
50 Phelan Avenue
San Francisco, California 94112
Phone: (415) 452-5454
Fax: (415) 452-5588
Email: rjones@ccsf.edu

Kamau, Dr. Obidike

Title: Director
Library:
Texas Southern University Library
Address:
3100 Cleburne Street
Houston, Texas 77004-4598
Phone: (713) 313-7121
Fax: (713) 313-1080
Email: kamau_on@tsu.edu

Keaton, Lace

Title: Director
Library:
Okefenokee Regional Library System
Address:
401 Lee Avenue
Waycross, Georgia 31501-3010
Phone: (912) 287-4978
Email: lkeaton@okrls.org

Kendrick, Curtis L.

Title: University Librarian
Library:
The City University of New York Library (CUNY)
Address:
Office of Academic Affairs
535 East 80th Street, 5th floor
New York, New York 10075
Phone: (212) 794-5481
Fax: (212) 794-5378
Email: curtis.kendrick@mail.cuny.edu

King, Jackie

Title: Director
Library:
Pasquotank-Camden Library
Address:
100 East Colonial Avenue
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone: (252) 335-2473
Email: jking@earlibrary.org

Lawson, Sandra

Title: Director of Administrative Services
Library:
Library of Congress
Address:
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: (202) 707-5650
Email: slaw@loc.gov

Lawson, Dr. Cheryl L., Ph.D.

Title: Library Director
Library:
Sulphur Springs Public Library
Address:
611 North Davis Street
Sulphur Springs, Texas 75482
Phone: (903) 885-4926
Fax: (903) 439-1052
Email: sslpost@sulphurspringstx.org

Lawson, Rhea Brown, Ph. D.

Title: Director of Libraries
Library:
Houston Public Library
Address:
500 McKinney Street
Houston, Texas 77002-2534
Phone: (832) 393-1300
Fax: (832) 393-1324
Email: ContactHPL@cityofhouston.net

Lawton, LaRoi M.

Title: Director of Learning Resources Center
Library:
Bronx Community College Library, Gerald S. Lieblich Learning Resources Center
Address:
Sage Hall - Room 100
West 181st Street & University Avenue
Bronx, New York 10453
Phone: (718) 289-5348
Fax: (718) 289-6471
Email: laroi.lawton@bcc.cuny.edu

Lewis, Ms. Jean

Title: Library Director
Library:
Robert L. F. Sikes Public Library
Address:
1445 Commerce Drive
Crestview, Florida 32539
Phone: (850) 682-4432
Fax: (850) 687-4788
Email: bjlewis@okaloosa.lib.fl.us

Lindsay, Opal Brown

Title: Director
Library:
Mount Vernon Public Library
Address:
28 South First Avenue
Mount Vernon, New York 10550
Phone: (914) 668-1840
Fax: (914) 668-1018
Email: oblindsay@wlsmail.org

Livingston, Mr. Shawn

Title: Director of William T. Young Library
Library:
University of Kentucky, William T. Young Library
Address:
500 S. Limestone Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40506-0456
Phone: (859) 218-1831
Fax: (859) 257-0505
Email: sdlivi00@email.uky.edu

Lockett, Sandra B.

Title: Deputy Library Director
Library:
Milwaukee Public Library
Address:
814 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
Phone: (414) 286-3023
Email: slocke@milwaukee.gov

Logan, Dr. Lynda Byrd, Ph.D.

Title: Dean of Learning Resources
Library:
Prince George's Community College Library
Address:
Prince George's Community College
301 Largo Rd.
Largo, Maryland 20774-2199
Phone: (301) 322-0462
Fax: (301) 808-8847
Email: llogan@pgcc.edu

Mack-Harvin, Dionne

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Brooklyn Public Library
Address:
Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11238
Phone: (718) 230-2162
Fax: (718) 398-3947
Email: d.mack@brooklynpubliclibrary.org
Notes:
Dionne Mack-Harvin, 1st African American woman to lead a major public library system in the state of New York.

Lucille C. Thomas - Brooklyn Public Library Board of Trustees, Immediate Past President.

McCollough, Tamika Barnes

Title: Library Director
Library:
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park (EPA-RTP) Library
Address:
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Room C261
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711
Phone: (919) 541-2777
Fax: (919) 685-3110
Email: library.rtp@epa.gov
Notes:
Contracted position through the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

McCray-Pearson, Joyce A.

Title: Director and Associate Professor of Law
Library:
The University of Kansas School of Law, Wheat Law Library
Address:
1535 W. 15th Street
Lawrence , Kansas 66045
Phone: (785) 864-3025
Fax: (785) 864-3680
Email: jpearson@ku.edu

Mealing, Cathy

Title: Director
Library:
The Bryant Library
Address:
2 Paper Mill Road
Roslyn, New York 11576
Phone: (516) 621-2240
Fax: (516) 621-7211

Notes:
Nassau Library System, Roslyn (Bryant) Public Library

Midgette, Juanita, Ed.D.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Elizabeth City State University, G. R. Little Library
Address:
Campus Box 819
1704 Weeksville Road
Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909
Phone: (252) 335-3586
Fax: (252) 335-3446
Email: jmidgette@mail.ecsu.edu

MIlls, Dr. Joyce

Title: Director
Library:
Southern Polytechnic State University, Lawrence V. Johnson Library
Address:
1100 South Marietta Parkway
Marietta, Georgia 30060-2896
Phone: (678) 915-7306
Email: jmills0@spsu.edu

Mills, Grace M.

Title: Director of the Law Library/ Associate Professor of Law
Library:
Hamline University, School of Law Library
Address:
1536 Hewitt Avenue
MSD 2010
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1237
Phone: (651) 523-2119
Fax: (651) 523-2863
Email: gmills01@hamline.edu

Mobley, Emily R. (former director)

Title: Former Dean of Libraries (1989-2004) / Professor
Library:
Purdue University Libraries
Address:
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Notes:
1st dean of libraries at Purdue University.
Former director of GM Institute Library, and GM Research Laboratories Library.

Mondowney, Jo Anne G.

Title: Director
Library:
Detroit Public Library
Address:
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 833-3997
Email: joanne@detroitpubliclibrary.org
Notes:
Jo Anne Mondowney, former director of Flint Public Library

Juliet Machie, retired director of the Detroit Public Library

Clara Stanton Jones, 1st African-American director of Detroit Public Library, & 1st to serve as president of the American Library Association.

Moore, Anita

Title: Head Librarian
Library:
Rust College, Leontyne Price Library
Address:
150 Rust Avenue
Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635
Phone: (662) 252-8000
Fax: (662) 252-6107
Email: amoore@rustcollege.edu

Moore, Gloria

Title: Library Director
Library:
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library
Address:
122 Van Norden Street
Washington, North Carolina 27889-4847
Phone: (252) 946-4300
Fax: (252) 975-2015

Moore, Charles

Title: Director
Library:
East Chicago Public Library
Address:
2401 East Columbus Drive
East Chicago, Indiana 46312
Phone: (219) 397-2453
Fax: (219) 378-1951
Email: cmoore@ecpl.org

Morrison, Sam (retired)

Title: Former Director
Library:
Broward County Library System
Address:
2650 Sistrunk Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311

Notes:
Former Deputy Commissioner/Chief Librarian of the Chicago Public Library (1987-1990).

Moye, Allen R.

Title: Director of the Law Library/ Associate Professor of Law
Library:
Rinn Law Library, DePaul College of Law
Address:
25 East Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: (312) 362-8121
Email: AMOYE@depaul.edu

Muhammad, Dr. Khalil Gibran

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Schomburg Center For Research in Black Culture
Address:
515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, New York 10037-1801
Phone: (212) 491-2263

Nash, Carolyn

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Genesee District Library
Address:
G-4195 West Pasadena Avenue
Flint, Michigan 48504-2375
Phone: (810) 732-5570
Fax: (810) 732-1160
Email: cnash@thegdl.org

Nichols, Kelley D.

Title: Library Director
Library:
University Park Public Library District
Address:
1100 Blackhawk Drive
University Park, Illinois 60466
Phone: (708) 534-2580
Fax: (708) 534-2583
Email: kelleydnichols@yahoo.com

Norlin, Elaina

Title: Executive Director/Regional Library Manager
Library:
African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC)
Address:
2650 Sistrunk Blvd
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33311
Phone: (954) 357-6149
Fax: (954) 625-2804
Email: Enorlin@broward.org

Nosakhere, Akilah S.

Title: Director of Library Services/Assistant Professor
Library:
New Mexico State University - Carlsbad, Library and Media Center
Address:
New Mexico State University
1500 University Drive
Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220
Phone: (575) 234-9330
Fax: (575) 234-9332
Email: anosa7@cavern.nmsu.edu

Offord, Mr. Jerome, Jr.

Title: University Librarian, Assistant Professor, Department Head of Library Science Program
Library:
Inman E. Page Library at Lincoln University in Missouri
Address:
712 Lee Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Phone: (573) 581-5512

Notes:
Former Directors: Mrs. Elizabeth Briscoe-Wilson

Ogbaa, Clara A., Ed.D., MLIS

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Gateway Community College Library
Address:
20 Church Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06510

Phone: (203) 285-2058
Fax: (203) 285-2055
Email: cogbaa@gatewayct.edu

Ojezua, Mrs. Teresa

Title: Library Director
Library:
Philander Smith College, Reynolds Library & Technology Center
Address:
One Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202
Phone: (501) 370-5306
Fax: (501) 370-5307
Email: Tojezua@philander.edu

Orange, Satia Marshall (retired)

Title: Retired Director
Library:


Notes:
Former Director of the American Library Association's Office for Literacy and Outreach Services

Former Director of the
Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Foreign Policy Library
TransAfrica Forum
Washington, DC
1993-1997

Osborne-Harris, Barbra

Title: Director
Library:
Coweta County Library System
Address:
22 East Broad Street
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Phone: (770) 683-2052
Email: bharris@coweta.ga.us

Owens, Dr. Irene, Ph.D.

Title: Dean and Professor
Library:
North Carolina Central University, School of Library and Information Sciences
Address:
P.O. Box 19586
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Phone: (919) 530-6485
Fax: (919) 530-6402
Email: iowens@nccu.edu
Notes:
The first African American to receive tenure at the University of Texas at Austinís School of Library and Information Sciences (now the ISchool).

Parham, Loretta

Title: CEO & Director
Library:
Atlanta University Center - Robert W. Woodruff Library
Address:
111 James P. Brawley Ave
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Phone: (404) 978-2018
Email: lparham@auctr.edu

Payne, Patricia C.

Title: Director of Libraries
Library:
Lesley University, Ludcke Library and AIB Library
Address:
30 Mellen Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02130
Phone: 617-349-8841
Email: ppayne@lesley.edu

Pearson, Tracey

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Methodist University, Davis Memorial Library
Address:
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
Phone: (910) 630-7644
Email: tpearson@methodist.edu

Perry, Emma Bradford

Title: Dean of Libraries
Library:
Southern University and A & M College, John B. Cade Library
Address:
167 Roosevelt Steptoe Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813
Phone: (225) 771-4991
Fax: (225) 771-4113
Email: eperry@lib.subr.edu
Notes:
1st librarian elected as a Commissioner to the Commission on Colleges(SACS)
1st librarian selected for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) Visiting Scholars Program

Peterson, Carolyn Y.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Shaw University Libraries
Address:
118 East South Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
Phone: (919) 582-3750
Email: cpeterson@shaw.edu

Peyton, Dr. Annie

Title: Director
Library:
Mississippi Valley State University, James Herbert White Library
Address:
14000 Highway 82 West
Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400
Phone: (662) 254-9041 x3494
Email: apayton@mvsu.edu

Poole, Eva

Title: Director of Libraries
Library:
Denton Public Library
Address:
502 Oakland Street
Denton, Texas 76201
Phone: (940) 349-8752
Fax: (940) 349-8123
Email: eva.poole@cityofdenton.com

Reed, Trina

Title: Library Director
Library:
Uniondale Public Library
Address:
400 Uniondale Avenue
Uniondale, New York 11553
Phone: (516) 489-2220

Reese, Greg

Title: Director
Library:
East Cleveland Public Library
Address:
14101 Euclid Avenue
East Cleveland, Ohio 44112
Phone: (216) 541-4128
Fax: (216) 541-1790
Email: glr@ecpl.lib.oh.us

Register, Ms. Judith (retired)

Title: Retired Library Director
Library:
Scottsdale Public Library
Email: jregisteraz@mail.com.
Notes:
Judith Register is featured in the book "African American Librarians in the Far West: Pioneers and Trailblazers" by Binnie Tate Wilkins. She was the first African American to be elected President of the Arizona Library Association; she was Librarian of the Year in 1999, and was the first library director in the Phoenix Metro area to provide the public with access to the Internet in the early 1990s. After a decade or more as library director, Register was asked by the City Manager of Scottsdale to develop a new community resource department and became the first African American to be a part of the City of Scottsdale senior management team. She went on to develop a similar department for the City of Chandler, AZ before retiring. Despite leaving the library, she remained involved and still teaches information science courses at Arizona State University and Mesa Community College.

Rencher, Natalie R.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library
Address:
605 North El Dorado Street
Stockton, California 95202
Phone: (209) 937.8362
Email: natalie.rencher@ci.stockton.ca.us

Rhue, Nooma Monika, MLIS

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Johnson C. Smith University, James B. Duke Memorial Library
Address:
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28216
Phone: (704) 371-6730
Email: mrhue@jcsu.edu

Rice, Ms. Sherwin

Title: Director of the Learning Resource Center
Library:
Bladen Community College Library
Address:
7418 NC Highway 41 West
P.O. Box 266
Dublin, North Carolina 28332
Phone: (910) 879-5641
Fax: (910) 879-5642
Email: srice@bladen.cc.nc.us

Roberts, Juanita M.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Tuskegee University Libraries and Archives
Address:
Ford Motor Company Library
Hollis Burke Frissell Building
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Phone: (334) 727-8894
Email: jrobert@tuskegee.edu

Robinson, Gleniece A., Ph. D.

Title: Director of Libraries
Library:
Fort Worth Public Library
Address:
500 West Third Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Phone: (817) 871-7701
Fax: (817) 871-7715
Email: library@fortworthlibrary.org

Rodney, Dr. Mae L.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Winston-Salem State University, C. G. O'Kelly Library
Address:
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2440
Fax: (336) 750-2459
Email: rodneyml@wssu.edu

Ross-Henderson, Sheila

Title: Head Librarian, Associate Professor
Library:
Austin Community College, Round Rock Campus Library
Address:
4400 College Park Drive
Room 1301
Round Rock, Texas 78665

Phone: (512) 223-0116
Email: shender1@austincc.edu
Notes:
Previously, Library Director at Pasadena Public Library in Pasadena, Texas.

Rowe-Jackson, Valerie

Title: Deputy Director for Public Services
Library:
Richland County Public Library
Address:
1431 Assembly Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29201
Phone: (803) 799-9084

Rudd, Amanda S. (former director)

Title: Former Commissioner (1982-1985)
Library:
Chicago Public Library
Address:
400 S. State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60605

Notes:
1st and to date only African American to serve as Commissioner of CPL (the Commissioner title is equivalent to Director).

Samuel, Monecia

Title: Director of College Library Services
Library:
The College of Westchester Library
Address:
325 Central Avenue
White Plains, New York 10606
Phone: 914-948-4442 ex. 281
Email: MSamuel@cw.edu

Scott, Connie

Title: Library Director
Library:
Indiana Tech, McMillen Library
Address:
1600 E. Washington Boulevard
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46803
Phone: (260) 422-5561 x2224
Fax: (260) 422-3189
Email: cescott@indianatech.edu

Scott, Joyce F.

Title: Director
Library:
Roosevelt Public Library
Address:
27 West Fulton Avenue
Roosevelt, New York 11575
Phone: (516) 378-0222
Email: jscott@rooseveltlibrary.org

Shanks, Sharon

Title: Executive Director
Library:
Nelson County Public Library
Address:
201 Cathedral Manor
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004
Phone: (502) 348-3714
Fax: (502) 348-5578
Email: nelsoncopublib@hotmail.com
Notes:
1st African American public library director in Kentucky

See entry in the NKAA Database
http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/NKAA/record.php?note_id=776

Shelton-Council, Tanya

Title: Library Director
Library:
Selbyville Public Library
Address:
11 Main and McCabe
Selbyville, Delaware 19975
Phone: (302) 436-8195
Email: tshelton@lib.de.us

Shields, Theodosia T., Ph. D.

Title: Director of Library Services / Assistant Professor
Library:
North Carolina Central University Libraries
Address:
1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, North Carolina 27707
Phone: (919) 530-5233
Fax: (919) 530-7612
Email: tshields@nccu.edu

Simmons-Welburn, Janice

Title: Dean of Library
Library:
Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Libraries
Address:
1355 West Wisconsin Avenue
P.O. Box 3141
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-3141
Phone: (414) 288-7214
Fax: (414) 288-7813
Email: Janice.Simmons-Welburn@marquette.edu

Sirmans, Barbara C.

Title: Director
Library:
Birmingham Public Library
Address:
2100 Park Place
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Phone: (205) 226-3614
Email: barbara@bham.lib.al.us

Smith, Jessie Carney

Title: University Librarian
Library:
Fisk University Library
Address:
1000 17th Avenue North
Nashville, Tennessee 37208-3051
Phone: (615) 329-8500
Email: jcsmith@fisk.edu
Notes:
1st African American to earn a Ph.D. in library science at the University of Illinois.

Sprinkle-Hamlin, Sylvia

Title: Library Director
Library:
Forsyth County Public Library
Address:
660 West Fifth Street
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101
Phone: (336) 703-3016
Fax: (336) 727-2549
Email: hamlinss@forsythlibrary.org

Stephens, Brenda

Title: Regional Director
Library:
Hyconeechee Regional Library
Address:
300 West Tryon Street
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278-8181
Phone: (919) 245-2525
Email: bstephens@co.orange.nc.us

Stinson, Dr. Willette F.

Title: Director
Library:
Wilberforce University, Rembert E. Stokes Library
Address:
Rembert E. Stokes Library, Room 210
1055 N. Bickett Road
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

Phone: (937) 708-5629
Email: WStinson@wilberforce.edu

Stuckey, Sheila A.

Title: Director of Libraries
Library:
Kentucky State University, Paul G. Blazer Library
Address:
400 East Main Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 597-6852
Email: sheila.stuckey@kysu.edu
Notes:
Former library directors: Karen McDaniel, Donald Lyons, James O'Rourke, Ann Rucker Anderson, Emma B. Lewis, Ollie Atkins Carpenter, Birdie Russell Rose, Lydia E. Russell

Swader, Lorelle

Title: Director
Library:
American Library Association - Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment
Address:
50 E. Huron
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Phone: 1-800-545-2433 x4278
Fax: (312) 280-3256
Email: lswader@ala.org

Tchiyuka, Evelyn

Title: Associate Director for Public Services
Library:
Prince George County Memorial Library System
Public Services
Address:
6532 Adelphi Road
Hyattsville, Maryland 20782
Phone: (301) 699-3500
Fax: (301) 985-5494
Email: Evelyn.Tchiyuka@pgcmls.info

Thomas, Lucille C. (former director)

Title: Former Director
Library:
New York City Board of Education, Elementary School Libraries
Address:
Manhattan, New York

Notes:
Received the 2007 Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor Award.

*New York City Board of Education was renamed the Department of Education.*

Thomas, Jr., Felton

Title: Director
Library:
Cleveland Public Library
Address:
Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave N.E.
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Phone: (216) 623-2800

Notes:
Former Director of Regional Branch Services for the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District

Toliver, Virginia Dowsing

Title: Associate Dean, University Libraries
Library:
Washington University Libraries
Address:
Washington University Libraries
Campus Box 1061, One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, Missouri 63130
Phone: (314) 935-5453
Fax: (314) 935-4045
Email: vtoliver@wustl.edu

Tolson, Stephanie D.

Title: Dean of Learning Resources
Library:
Paul & Helen Schnare Library at St. Charles Community College
Address:
St. Charles Community College
4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, Missouri 63376
Phone: (636) 922-8512
Fax: (636) 922-8433
Email: stolson@stchas.edu

Totten, Dr. Herman L.

Title: Professor and Dean
Library:
University of North Texas, School of Library and Information Sciences
Address:
Information Sciences Building, Room 205
P. O. Box 311068
Denton, Texas 76203-1608
Phone: (940) 565-2445
Fax: (940) 565-3101
Email: totten@unt.edu

Townsel, Melinda

Title: Head Librarian, Professor
Library:
Austin Community College, Northridge Campus Library
Address:
11928 Stonehollow Drive
Austin, Texas 78758
Phone: (512) 223-4741
Email: mtownsel@austincc.edu
Notes:
Previously, Head Librarian at Austin Community College, Riverside Campus Library.

Turner, Marcellus

Title: City Librarian
Library:
The Seattle Public Library
Address:
The Seattle Public Library
1000 Fourth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104-1109
Phone: (206) 386-4147
Email: city.librarian@spl.org
Notes:
As of July 2011, Marcellus Turner has been the chief librarian of the Seattle Public Library. He was previously the Executive Director of Jefferson County Public Library in Lakewood, CO, a suburb of Denver, CO. He holds a Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Tennessee. Turner is currently a member of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and Black Caucus of the American Library Association. His term as a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Library Association ended July 2008.

Venable, Andrew A., Jr. (Retired)

Title: Former Director
Library:
Cleveland Public Library
Address:
Stauton, Virginia

Watkins, Faye Priestly

Title: Director of University Libraries
Library:
Hampton University, The William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library
Address:
130 E. Tyler Street
Hampton, Virginia 23668
Phone: (757) 727-5371
Fax: (757)727-5952
Email: faye.watkins@hamptonu.edu
Notes:
Former director of the Johnson C. Smith University Library

Wedgeworth, Robert E. (retired)

Title: Former University Librarian / Professor (1993-1999)
Library:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Address:
1408 W. Gregory Drive
Urbana, Illinois 61801

Notes:
1st African American director of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library / 1st African American dean of Columbia University Library School / 1st African-American president of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA).

Welbourne, Jr., James C. "Jim" (deceased)

Title:
Library:


Notes:
July 2000 - October 2010, James Welbourne, Jr. served as the City Librarian in New Haven, Connecticut. He had also served as the Deputy Director of The Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore, Maryland (1993-2000), and he was the Assistant Director of the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1986-1993).

Wiggins, Beacher

Title: Director of Acquisitions & Bibliographic Access
Library:
Library of Congress
Address:
101 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Phone: (202) 707-6118
Email: bwig@loc.gov

Wiggins, Sarah A.

Title: Dean, Library Services
Library:
Norfolk State University, Lyman Beecher Brooks Library
Address:
700 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23504
Phone: (757) 823-9153
Email: sawiggins@nsu.edu

Williams, Wallace (retired)

Title: Territorial Librarian / Director
Library:
The Division of Libraries, Archives & Museums
Address:
1122 King St.
Christiansted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00820

Notes:
The Virgin Islands Public Library System

Native Kentuckian see entry in NKAA Database
http://www.uky.edu/Libraries/NKAA/record.php?note_id=2492

Williams, James "Jim"

Title: Dean
Library:
University of Colorado at Boulder Libraries
Address:
184 UCB
1720 Pleasant Street
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0184
Phone: (303) 492-7511
Fax: (303) 492-1881
Email: James.Williams@Colorado.EDU

Wynn, Mr. Bobby C.

Title: Director of Library Services
Library:
Charles W. Chesnutt Library
Address:
1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
Phone: (910) 672-1111
Fax: (910) 672-1312
Email: bwynn@uncfsu.edu

ZZ - BCALA, Past Presidents

Title:
Library:
Past Presidents of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Notes:
Current list maintained at the Black Caucus of the American Library Association website.

ZZ - Library, Alliances

Title:
Library:
HBCU Library Alliance

Notes:
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

ZZ - Library, Directory

Title:
Library:
Africana Librarians Council (ALC) Directory

ZZ - Library, Associations and Organizations

Title:
Library:
1890 Land-Grant Library Deans/Directors Association