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Mary Beckett Davis

Mary Beckett Davis, American librarian. Recipient 1995 Denal Press award for Encyclopedia. Member American Library Association, Art Libraries Society N. American, Bronx Library. Emergency Consortium, Special Libraries Association.

Background

  • Davis, Mary Beckett was born on December 4, 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Maurice E. and Margaret McKay (Henking) Beckett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in History with honors, University Illinois, 1964. Master of Arts in Library. Science, University Michigan, 1969.

    Career

    • English teacher Peace Corps, Kerman, Iran, 1964-1966. Teacher of English as a foreign language various institutes and colleges, Teheran, Iran, 1970-1974. Head library International Institute for Adult Literacy Methods, Iran, 1972-1974.

      Specialist in media, communications Program for Educational Opportunity University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975-1977. Head library Huntington Free Library. and Reeding Room, Bronx, New York, since 1977. Adjunct cataloguer, Dewey system Damavand College, Tehran, 1970-1971.

      Panelist for seminars, programs on American Indians history and culture, since 1977.

    Works

    • Editor on encyclopedia chronicling native Americans in the twentieth century. Contributor articles to professional bulletins, journals
    • also reviews.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association, Art Libraries Society N. American, Bronx Library. Emergency Consortium, Special Libraries Association.

    Connections

    • Married Edward W. Davis, March, 1967 (divorced October, 1980). Children: Ellen Margaret, Joseph Anthony.
    • father: Maurice E. Beckett
    • mother: Margaret McKay (Henking) Beckett
    • spouse: Edward W. Davis
    • children: Ellen Margaret Davis
    • Joseph Anthony Davis
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    Born December 4, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      University Illinois
    • 1969
      University Michigan
    • 1964 - 1966
      English teacher, Peace Corps
      Iran, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Islamic Republic of Iran
    • 1970 - 1974
      teacher, of English as a foreign language various institutes and colleges
      Teheran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
    • 1972 - 1974
      head, library International Institute for Adult Literacy Methods
      Iran, Chahar Mahall va Bakhtiari, Islamic Republic of Iran
    • 1975 - 1977
      specialist, in media
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1977
      head, library Huntington Free Library and Reeding Room
      Bronx, New York, United States

    Award