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Barbara Jeanne Pilvin

Barbara Jeanne Pilvin, American librarian.


  • Pilvin, Barbara Jeanne was born on March 4, 1951 in Baltimore. Daughter of Harold and Beatrice (Rich) Pilvin.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Smith College, 1973. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1976. Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1981.


    • Editorial assistant Library. of Congress, Washington, 1974. Library assistant Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, Maryland, 1978-1979. Special project cataloger University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1982-1984.

      Reference library Free Library. of Philadelphia, since 1986. Student intern Archives and Manuscripts Dept, McKeldin Library., University Maryland, College Park, 1981, graduate assistant College of Library. Information Services, 1982.


    • Co-author: Mental and Developmental Disabilities: Directory of Legal Advocates, 1982. Co-author, founder, editor newsletter The Alliance, 1987-1989. Contributor articles in A New Day: Voices from Across the Land.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Judaism


    Reader Broadcaster Radio Reading and Taping Services Washington Ear, Silver Spring, 1974-1975, Recordings for the Blind, New Haven, 1977-1978, Radio Information Center for the Blind, Philadelphia, 1983-1986. Volunteer library Stanley Memorial Public Library., Laurel, Maryland, 1982. Member National Organization of Women (delegate national convention Philadelphia chapter 1987), American Library Association (treasurer library instruction round table 1997-2000) American Printing History Association, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Depression and Related Affective Disorders Association, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (speakers bureau), International Association Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services.



    Singing, writing, travel, reading, figure skating.

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    Born March 4, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      Smith College
    • 1976
      Yale University
    • 1981
      University Maryland
    • 1974
      Editorial assistant, Library of Congress
      Washington, United States
    • 1978 - 1979
      library assistant, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington
      Rockville, Maryland, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      special project cataloger University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1986
      reference library Free Library of Philadelphia