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Joseph Robert Dionne

Joseph Robert Dionne, American public library director, fundraising consultant. Certified professional library Board Library. Commissioners, Massachusetts.


  • Dionne, Joseph Robert was born on February 22, 1947 in Fall River, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Joseph R. and Margaret Estelle (Callgry) Dionne.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Humanities, New School for Social Research, 1969. Master of Science in Library. Science, Simmons College, 1972.

      Postgraduate, Boston University, since 1988.


    • Assistant director Nashua (New Hampshire) Public Library., 1972-1978. Administrator New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Concord, New Hampshire, 1978-1984. Director Lawrence (Massachusetts) Public Library., since 1984.

      President Merrimack Inter-Library. Cooperative, 1986-1987. Member Metropolitan Library.

      Development Committee. Long range planning chair, president Merrimack Valley Library. Consortium, 1991-1992, assistant treasurer, 1992-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional library Board Library. Commissioners, Massachusetts.


    Chairman city employees United Way of Merrimack Valley, 1986-1988. Member Centro Panamericano, 1987-1988, secretary, since 1991. Member Greater Lawrence Red Cross, treasurer, 1989.

    Chairman advisory committee, administrator Lawrence Read-Aloud Program, 1987-1994. Member American Library Association (ethnic materials roundtable), Massachusetts Library. Association (chairman membership committee 1988, presenter Puerto Rico Techniques 1987), Boston Computer Society, New England Library.

    Association (presenter Labor Relations Contract Administration 1989), Hispani Network, Lawrence Literacy Coalition, Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce (Bachelor of Science./Doctor of Education collaborative), Greater Lawrence Rotary Club (bulletin editor since 1986).



    Skiing, sailing.


    • Married Martha Ellen Williams, September 12. 1 child, Jessica Adele.
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    Born February 22, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      New School for Social Research
    • 1972
      Simmons College
    • 1972 - 1978
      Assistant, director Nashua (New Hampshire) Public Library
    • 1978 - 1984
      administrator, New Hampshire Legal Assistance
      Concord, North Carolina, United States
    • 1984
      director, Lawrence (Massachusetts) Public Library