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Jeanette Carolyn Larson

Jeanette Carolyn Larson, American librarian.


  • Larson, Jeanette Carolyn was born on September 16, 1952 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Arthur and Carolyn Linda (Baker) Pawson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1974. Master of Science in Library. Science, University Southern California, 1979.


    • Library. Anaheim (California) Public Library., 1977-1979. Children's library Irving (Texas) Public Library., 1979-1980, Mesquite (Texas) Public Library., 1980-1985, supervisor public service, 1985-1991. Manager continuing education and consultant Texas State Library., Austin, 1991—1998, director library development division, 1998—2000.

      Youth services manager Austin Public Library., 2000—2006. Consultant Larson Library., Austin, 1991—2006. Faculty Texas Women's University, since 2006.

      Member advisory board Julie Andrews Collection Harper Collins, New York, since 2006.


    • Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults
    • Kids love mysteries, and you will love promoting learning and literacy with this guide to the mystery genre! This book presents an introduction and a guide to using the various types of mysteries, including true crime, detective stories, ghosts and gothics, suspense, and many, many more! Engage learners and teach concepts within all subject areas! Content is ideal for public librarians as well as school librarians.
    • Author: Animal Antics, 1987, Secret Code is READ, 1990. Co-author: Model Policies for Small and Medium-Sized Public Libraries, 1996, Color Your World. Read!, 2004, Bringing Mysteries Alive, 2004.

      Compiler, contributor: Quilt of States, 2005, reviewer: Booklist, since 1985, Mostly Murder, School Library. Journal. Contributor articles to library journals.

      Member editorial board: Book Links, 2003-2006, National Geographic, since 2004, book review editor: Parentwise, since 2005.


    Active national advisory board Grolier Public, since 1996. Vice president board directors Connections Resources Center, Austin, 1998—2001. Board directors, producers Volunteers for United States of America, Film Fest Dallas, 1989—1991.

    Volunteer Reading is Fundamental, Austin, 1992—2005, Humane Society, Austin, 1991—1993. Member Texas Book Festival, 1996—2004. Member of American Library Association (Shirley Olofson award 1982), University New Mexico Alumni Association (president Austin chapter 1994-1995), Dallas County Library.

    Association (president 1985-1986), Texas Library. Association (Outstanding New Library. award 1987, Library of the Year 1998, Siddie Joe Johnson award 2002), Beta Phi Mu.



    Animation art, films, travel, cross stitch.


    • Married James Warren Larson, January 31, 1975.
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    Born September 16, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      University New Mexico
    • 1979
      University Southern California
    • 2006
      youth services manager, Austin Public Library
    • 1977 - 1979
      Library Anaheim (California) Public Library
    • 1979 - 1980
      children's library Irving (Texas) Public Library
    • 1980 - 1985
      children's library Irving (Texas) Public Library
    • 1985 - 1991
      children's library Irving (Texas) Public Library
    • 1991 - 1998
      manager, continuing education and consultant Texas State Library
      Austin, Texas, United States
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