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Donald Bruce Simpson

Donald Bruce Simpson, American library director.


  • Simpson, Donald Bruce was born on December 13, 1942 in Ithaca, New York, United States. Son of Francis Alfred and Drusilla Lucille (Dickson).

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Corning Community College, New York, 1962. Bachelor, Alfred University, New York, 1964. Master of Science, Syracuse University, New York, 1970.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1974.


    • Assistant librarian Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1970-1971. Head catalog center State Library Ohio, Columbus, 1971-1975. Executive director Bibliographical Center for Research, Denver, 1975-1980.

      President Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, since 1980. Member advisory board Satellite Library Network, Denver, 1976-1977, Telefacsimile Library Network, Denver, 1978-1980. Member Council Computerized Library.

      Networks, 1979-1980; member Library. of Congress Network Advisory Committee, 1977-1980. Member advisory committee Online Computer Library Center, Dublin, Ohio, 1980-1986, vice president, delegate to users council, 1978-1980. Member advisory board Midwest Cooperative Conservation Program, 1983-1986.

      Member advisory committee to advanced certified in library management program University Chicago Graduate Library. School, 1982-1983; member task force on information delivery services Council on Library. Resources, 1983-1985.

      Member library review committee Loyola University Chicago, 1983. Member National Council on Preservation and Access, since 1986. Member United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences of America Council Learned Socs./Academy Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, subcommission on documentation problems in humanities and social science, since 1990.

      United States delegate to United Nations Educational International Congress on Universal Availability of Publications, 1982. Consultant in management and technical.


    • Essential Cell Biology, 4th Edition
    • Essential Cell Biology provides a readily accessible introduction to the central concepts of cell biology, and its lively, clear writing and exceptional illustrations make it the ideal textbook for a first course in both cell and molecular biology.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Member advisory board Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, since 1984. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1965-1969, Vietnam. Fellow Beta Phi Mu; member Association State Library Agencies (president 1977-1978), American Library Association (various committees since 1972), International Federation Library Associates (various committees since 1978), American Society for Information Science, American Management Association, Association Research Libraries (member joint committee on extended access to journal literature 1981-1983, member committee on preservation of research library materials since 1989).

    Clubs: University, Quadrangle (Chicago).



    Personal computer software devel.


    • Son of; married Evangeline Foster Bower, January 7, 1967 (divorced February 1977). 1 child, Michael John. Married Lupe Mary Rodriquez, November 9, 1977.

      1 stepson, Matthew Glenn.
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    Born December 13, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1962
      Corning Community College
    • 1964
      Alfred University
    • 1970
      Syracuse University
    • 1974
      Ohio State University
    • 1970 - 1971
      Assistant, librarian Keuka College
      Keuka Park, New York, United States
    • 1971 - 1975
      head, catalog center State Library Ohio
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 1975 - 1980
      executive, director Bibliographical Center for Research
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1980
      president, Center for Research Libraries
      Chicago, Illinois, United States