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Shelby Elaine Harken

Shelby Elaine Harken, American librarian. Grantee, LSTA, 1999—2000, North Dakota Department Public Instruction, 2000-2001.


  • Harken, Shelby Elaine was born on May 6, 1947 in Minot, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of Albert Strand, Elaine Genevieve Strand.

  • Education

    • Master of Library Science, University North Dakota, 1971.


    • Head cataloger Chester Fritz Library., Grand Forks, North Dakota, since 1971, head acquisitions, bibliographic control, since 1991.


    • Author: (journal) Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 1996, North Dakota Division of the American Association of University Women, since 1964, 1984, (newsletter) ODIN Information Notes, 1990, So This is How You Run a Media Center! Organizing, Administering, and Developing an Instructional Media Center - An Annotated Bibliography., 1971. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Music leader Newman Catholic Church, Grand Forks, 1980—1999. Secretary Red River Valley Gymnastics, 1985—1997, Roy Lake Association, Mahnomen, since 1989. Member of American Association of University Women, American Library Association (subject analysis committee since 1998, chapter councilor, North Dakota since 2008), Association College and Research Library.

    (university section communications committee 1991-1993, subject analysis committee subcommittee metadata 1998—2001, member subject analysis committee 2001-2005, subject analysis committee subcommittee semantic interoperability 2002-2006, subject analysis committee fast subcommittee since 2005, subject analysis committee future of subject headings subcommittee since 2007), Library Association Collections and Technology Services (MARBI committee 1991-1996, program planning committee since 2007), Library and Information Technology Association (TESLA member 1996-1998, committee cataloging and description and access liaison since 2001), Mountain Plains Library. Association (technical service section chair 1997-1998), North Dakota Library. Association (technical service roundtable 1991-1992, government documents roundtable chair 1997-1998), World-wide Pouch Attachment Ladder System Users Group (secretary 1996—2001).



    Swimming, crafts, gardening.


    • Married Stephen John Harken, August 14, 1971. 1 child Stephanie.
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    Born May 6, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1971
      University North Dakota
    • 1971
      Head, cataloger Chester Fritz Library
      Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States