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Nedra Johnson Cook

Nedra Johnson Cook, American medical librarian. Named to Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981.

Background

  • Cook, Nedra Johnson was born on March 26, 1950 in Texarkana, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Arthur M. and I. Nell (McClurg) Johnson.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Panola Junior College, Carthage, Texas, 1970. Bachelor in English, Business Education, East Texas State University, 1972. Master of Science in Library.

      Science, East Texas State University, 1973.

    Career

    • Reformed library, head serials Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas, 1973-1978. Chief library University Arkansas for Medical Science Area Health Education Center, Pine Bluff, 1978-1979. Reformed library Knox County Library.

      Systems, Knoxville, 1980. Medical/nursing library Fort Sanders Health Systems, since 1980.

    Works

    • Co-editor Cross Reformed newsletter, since 1996. Editor Tennessee Association for Parents of Visually Impaired newsletter, 1985-1994. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Church should be involved into political life by organizing delegations to party conferences.

    Religion

    The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Holiness is not just about personal spirituality and prayer. It will also be expressed through a commitment to social justice and enabling other people to become followers of Jesus.

    Membership

    Founder, coordinator East Tennessee chapter Tennessee Association for Parents of Visually Impaired, Knoxville, since 1985. Member Academy Health Information Professionals, Medical Library. Association (Distinguished Member), Tennessee Health Science Libraries Association (treasurer/secretary 1985-1988), Southeastern Conference Hospital Libraries (treasurer since 1992), Knoxville Area Health Science Library.

    Consortium (president 1983-1984, 96—, vice president, program chair 1995-1996), West Knoxville Jaycettes (state director 1981, secretary 1980), Phi Theta Kappa, Alpha Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Omega Pi.

    Personality

    Interests

    Flower gardening, church choir.

    Connections

    • Married Christopher E. Cook, August 10, 1974. Children: Jamey Leigh, Steven Christopher.
    • father: Arthur M. Johnson
    • mother: I. Nell (McClurg) Johnson
    • spouse: Christopher E. Cook
    • children: Jamey Leigh Cook
    • Steven Christopher Cook
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    Born March 26, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      Panola Junior College
    • 1972
      Business Education
    • 1973
      East Texas State University
    • 1978 - 1979
      chief library University Arkansas for Medical Science Area Health Education Center
      Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States
    • 1980
      reformed library Knox County Library Systems
      Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
    • 1980
      medical/nursing library Fort Sanders Health Systems

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