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Donald Raymond Smith

Donald Raymond Smith, American librarian. Recipient Millicent C. Palmer award Friends of Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University, 1974, Heriot-Watt University Wilson scholar, 1974, Higher Education Coordinating Act grantee Illinois State Library, 1980-1981, Workshop award University Oklahoma School Library Science, 1984.


  • Smith, Donald Raymond was born on September 25, 1946 in Highland, Illinois, United States. Son of Raymond Stanley and Gladys Loraine (Martin) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1968. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1972. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1978.

      Master of Library Science, University Missouri, Columbia, 1976.


    • Academy advisory Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1970-1973, library instructor, 1973-1978, education library, 1978-1982. Associate director public service and collection development University Tulsa, 1982-1988, associate director general services, 1988-1993. Director library Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, 1993-1996.

      Dean information services University Louisiana, 1996—2003, dean library, since 2003. Consultant Hayner Public Library., Alton, Illinois, 1977-1982, Tulsa City County Library., 1984. Consultant facilitator Tulsa Area Library.

      Cooperative, 1987-1988, 90. Collection evaulator Oklahoma Junior College, Tulsa, 1984. Planning consultant Delgado Community College, New Orleans, 2006.

      Library consultant Temple B'nai Israel, Monroe, Louisiana, since 2007.


    • Author: Newspaper Indexing Handbook, 1981. Editor and compiler newspaper index, 1976-1977.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Cataloger Our Lady Queen of Peace School, Belleville, Illinois, 1979-1982. Campaign worker Democratic Party, Belleville, 1972. Chair board directors Tulsa Area Library.

    Cooperative, 1991-1993. Member Louisiana Library. Network Commission, since 2004.

    Consultant library Temple B'nai Israel, since 2007. With United States Army, 1969-1970. Member of American Library Association, Louisiana Library.

    Information Network Consortium Executive Committee (chair 2010-2011), Louisiana Library. Network (commission 2004-2007, commn 2010-2011), Technology Consortium Teacher Education, Trailblazer Library. Directors Board and Commission, Louisiana Academy Library.

    Information Network Consortium (at-large executive board directors 1994-1996, chairman research and development committee 2001-2003), Louisiana Association College and Research Libraries (automation and technical committee since 2000, vice president, president-elect 2003-2005), Louisiana Library. Association (secretary scholarship trust 1994—2004, co-chair annual conference 2003-2004, network commission since 2004, academy secretary chair 2010-2011), Oklahoma Library. Association (chairman continuing education committee 1985-1986, chairman administration roundtable 1989-1990, chair automation roundtable 1991-1992), Association College and Research Libraries, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.



    Travel, history, reading.


    • Married Elaine Marie Neudecker, April 12, 1969. 1 child, Benjamin Christopher.
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    Born September 25, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1972
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1978
      Southern Illinois University
    • 1976
      University Missouri
    • 1970 - 1973
      Academy advisory Southern Illinois University
      Edwardsville, Illinois, United States
    • 1978 - 1982
      Academy advisory Southern Illinois University
    • 1993 - 1996
      director, library Northeast Louisiana University
      Monroe, Michigan, United States
    • 1996 - 2003
      dean information services University Louisiana
    • 2003
      dean information services University Louisiana
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