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Gary Donald Wolfe

Gary Donald Wolfe, American commissioner, retired librarian. Recipient Distinguished Alumni award St. Francis College, 1997, Certified of Commendation, American Association School Libraries, 2003.


  • Wolfe, Gary Donald was born on March 19, 1941 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Donald George and Norma Rosmond (Cooper) Wolfe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, 1970. Master of Library Science, University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1972.


    • Library. clerk Altoona Public Library., 1959-1961. Acting children's library Coyle Free Library., Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, 1961-1963. Assistant professor librarianship St. Francis College, 1963-1975.

      Administrator Centre County Library., Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, 1975-1989. Director library development State Library. Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, 1989-1995.

      Deputy secretary education, commissioner for libraries State of Pennsylvania, since 1995. Sergeant United States Army Reserve, 1963-1969.


    • Editor: Automated Circulation: A Study, 1981.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Volunteer driver American Cancer Society, Lower Paxton Township Senior Volunteer Van Service. Member Pennsylvania Library. Association (treasurer 1983-1985, certified of merit 1986, Distinguished Service award 1997), Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries (board member since 2003, Lifetime Achievement award 2003).





    • Married Mary Susan Olex, August 5, 1967. Children: Mark Douglas, Michelle Marie.
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    • 1970
      St. Francis College
    • 1972
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1959 - 1961
      Library clerk, Altoona Public Library
    • 1961 - 1963
      acting children's library Coyle Free Library
      Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1963 - 1975
      assistant, professor librarianship St. Francis College
    • 1975 - 1989
      administrator, Centre County Library
      Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1989 - 1995
      director, library development State Library Pennsylvania
      Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1995
      deputy secretary, education