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Larry Lynn Hardesty

Larry Lynn Hardesty, American librarian. Recipient Distinguished Alumnus award Indiana U.-Bloomington, School Library and Information Science, 2000, Distinguished Alumnus award University Wisconsin-Madison, 2002, University Nebraska, Kearney, 2002; Council on Library. Resources grantee, 1975-1977, 84, 88, 92, 94, Institute Museum and Library Services grant 2010.


  • Hardesty, Larry Lynn was born on August 8, 1947 in Hyannis, Nebraska, United States. Son of George Kenton and Enid LaVon (Cotton) Hardesty.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Education, Kearney State College, 1969. Master of Science in Education, Kearney State College, 1971. Master of Library Science, University Wisconsin, 1974.

      Master of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1978. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1982.


    • Teacher Center Catholic High School, Grand Island, Nebraska, 1969-1970. Social worker Adams County Welfare Office, Hastings, 1971, Hall County Welfare Office, Grand Island, 1972. Reference library Kearney State College, 1973-1975.

      Head reference department DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, 1975-1983. Director of library services Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1983-1995. College library Austin College, Sherman, Texas, 1995—2004.

      Dean library University Nebraska Kearney, 2004—2006. Interim dean library Winona State University, Minnesota, 2006—2008, cooperative, consultant, since 2008. Consultant Office of Management Studies, Washington, 1979-1981.

      Organizer library conferences Eckerd College, 1984-1992. Speaker in field. With United States Army Reserve, 1970-1975 Indiana National Guard, 1975-1976.



    The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.

    Party affiliation: Democrat


    The Gospel shows the manner and the necessary work to be done, by which salvation can be achieved. This is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living.

    Denomination: Methodist


    All Christians need to be familiar with the Bible, that contains a wide variety of literature, including history, law, poetry, gospels, letters, polemic, stories and apocalyptic visions, and try to immerse themselves in it.


    Board member Kearney Noon Rotary, since 2009. Member American Library Association (life, chairperson college libraries section 1995-1996, council member since 2003), Association College and Research Libraries (board directors 1987-1991, 1999-2001, chair board directors Florida chapter 1986-1987, president 1999-2000, chair national conference 2003, Academy/Research Library of the Year 2001), Southern Accreditation Association (reaffirmation team 1991-2002), Florida Library. Association (board dirs 1988-1990), Beta Phi Mu, Phi Alpha Theta.





    • Married Carol Jean Weaver, June 6, 1970.
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    Born August 8, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Kearney State College
    • 1971
      Kearney State College
    • 1974
      University Wisconsin
    • 1978
      Indiana University
    • 1982
      Indiana University
    • 1969 - 1970
      Teacher, Center Catholic High School
      Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
    • 1971
      social worker, Adams County Welfare Office
      Hastings, Michigan, United States
    • 1972
      social worker, Adams County Welfare Office
      Grand Island, Nebraska, United States
    • 1973 - 1975
      reference library Kearney State College
    • 1975 - 1983
      head, reference department DePauw University
      Greencastle, Indiana, United States
    • 1983 - 1995
      director, of library services Eckerd College
      Florida, United States
    • 1995 - 2004
      college library Austin College
      Sherman, Texas, United States
    • 2004 - 2006
      dean library University Nebraska Kearney
    • 2006 - 2008
      interim dean library Winona State University
      Minnesota, United States
    • 2008
      interim dean library Winona State University
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