Frances Smardo Dowd, American library science educator. Certified elementary teacher, Maryland; certified school library media specialist, Texas. Recipient Best of 1989 award Scarecrow Press, 1990; grantee National Institute Education, 1981, Texas Woman's University, 1988, 93, United States Department Education, 1993-1994.
Elementary teacher Baltimore City Public Schools, 1969-1971. Children's-young people's library Dallas Public Library., 1972-1976, assistant manager, 1976-1979, early childhood services library, 1979-1981, principal investigator, 1981-1982, assistant manager, adult library, 1982-1987. Assistant professor Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1987-1991.
Associate professor, 1991—1997. Library Richardson Information Systems Development, Dallas, since 2001. Consultant emerging literacy Hennepin County Library., Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1990.
Keynote speaker annual conference Canada Library. Association, Ottawa, Ontario, 1990. Consultant on latchkey children 48 Hours with Dan Rather, Columbia Broadcasting System, New York City, 1989.
Presenter numerous professional and educational meetings, organizations including Dade Public Education Fund, Miami, Florida, 1994, Title IIB Grant Institute, Graduate School Library and Information Science University Texas, Austin, 1994. Co-presenter national conference Public Library. Association, Atlanta, 1994, others.
Proposal reviewer United States Department Education, 1992, 93.
- Latchkey Children in the Library & Community: Issues, Strategies, and Programs
- Successful after-school programs are just a part of this detailed study of the impact of unsupervised or latchkey children on the community in general and on libraries in particular.
- Latchkey Children in the Library & Community: Issues, Strategies, and Programs by Dowd Frances S. (1991-08-26) Paperback
Member advisory board Dallas chapter American Red Cross, 1983, Child Care Partnership, Dallas, 1984. Member American Library Association (Caldecott award committee 1985), National Association for Education Young Children (grantee 1984), Texas Library. Association, Association for Childhood Education International, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Museum.
1969 - 1971
1979 - 1981
1981 - 1982
1987 - 1991
1991 - 1997
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