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Edmond Carl Fursa

Edmond Carl Fursa, American librarian. Decorated Army Commendation medal for valor with 4 battle stars.


  • Fursa, Edmond Carl was born on May 14, 1947 in Brooklyn. Son of Edmond Withol and Alma (Karalaitis) Fursa.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, City University of New York Hunter College, 1973. Master of Library Science, Pratt Institute, 1976.


    • Elementary school teacher New York City Board Education, 1976-1979. Various library positions New York Public Library., 1979-1990, supervising business library, business department, since 1990.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Mayoral appointee Community Board #6, Manhattan, New York, 1985-1989. Member New York County Democratic Committee, 1986-1988. With United States Army, 1967-1971, Vietnam.

    Member American Library Association, Special Library. Association (business and finance division since 1988), New York Library. Association (treasurer union and staff organization since 1984), New York Labor History Association (vice president since 1985), New York Public Library.

    Guild (executive board local #1930 1980-1992, treasurer since 1992), United States Chess Federation.





    • Married Barbara Alper, February 22, 1982.
    • father: Edmond Withol Fursa
    • mother: Alma (Karalaitis) Fursa
    • spouse: Barbara Alper
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    Born March 14, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1973
      City University of New York Hunter College
    • 1976
      Pratt Institute
    • 1976 - 1979
      Elementary school teacher, New York City Board Education
    • 1979 - 1990
      various library positions New York Public Library
    • 1990
      various library positions New York Public Library