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Jan W. Sanders

Jan W. Sanders, American librarian, association executive. Recipient Wall of Honor award Office of Intellectual Freedom, American Library Association, Chicago, 1999.

Background

  • Sanders, Jan W. was born on September 20, 1947 in Kansas City, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Joseph A. and Esther Knierim Wilkes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Northwest Missouri State University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1970.

    Career

    • Library. Southeast Missouri Library. System, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1970-1973, Memphis (Tennessee) Shelby County Library., 1973-1978. Instructor Northwest Arkansas Community College, Harrison, 1978-1982.

      Manager, library Springfield (Missouri) Greene County, 1982-1987, Pioneer Library. System, Norman, Oklahoma, 1987-1991. Director library City of Bartlesville, 1991—2001.

      Director Spokane Public Library., 2001—2005, Pasadena (California) Public Library., since 2005. Cons./trainer in field, Bartlesville, 1991—2001.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Vice-president Allied Arts/Humanities Council, Bartlesville, 1991—2001. Board directors Boy Scouts American, Bartlesville, 1997—2001, Young Women’s Christian Association. Active Heart of Town Advocates, Certified Cities.

    Member Oklahoma Library. Association (various offices, including president 1987—2001), Rotary (vice president Daybreak Club 1999—2001), Bartlesville Leadership, Public Library. Association (president-elect 2006-2007, president since 2007).

    Connections

    • Married Merritt V. Sanders, April 15, 1972 (divorced April 1989). 1 child, Sara Kay.
    • father: Joseph A.
    • mother: Esther Knierim Wilkes
    • spouse: Merritt V. Sanders
    • child: Sara Kay Sanders
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    Born September 20, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Northwest Missouri State University
    • 1970
      Indiana University
    • 1970 - 1973
      Library Southeast Missouri Library System
      Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
    • 1973 - 1978
      Library Southeast Missouri Library System
    • 1978 - 1982
      instructor, Northwest Arkansas Community College
      Harrison, New York, United States
    • 1982 - 1987
      manager
    • 1987 - 1991
      manager
      Norman, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1991 - 2001
      director, library City of Bartlesville
    • 2001 - 2005
      director, Spokane Public Library
    • 2005
      director, Spokane Public Library
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