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Ruth Kephart Southard

Ruth Kephart Southard, American university official, librarian. Certified school media specialist, New York, Texas. Member Consortium College and University Media Centers (secretary 1988-1991, president 1992-1993, past president 1993-1994), Association College and University Telecomm. Administrators, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

  • Southard, Ruth Kephart was born on October 27, 1946 in Dover, Delaware, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Charlotte (Moore) Kephart.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in General Science, Houghton College, 1968. Master of Library Science, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976.

    Career

    • Teacher grade 5 Starpoint Center School, Lockport, New York, 1968-1970, media specialist, 1975-1976. Assistant media library North Texas State University, Denton, 1977-1979, manager Physics Instructional Center, 1979-1981. Media coordinator University Texas at Dallas, Richardson, 1981-1983, assistant library director, 1983-1987, associate library director for media services, 1987-1994, associate director media and telecommunications, since 1994.

    Major achievements

    • Certified school media specialist, New York, Texas.

    Works

    • Reviewer Video Rating Guide, 1990-1991.

    Membership

    Member Consortium College and University Media Centers (secretary 1988-1991, president 1992-1993, past president 1993-1994), Association College and University Telecomm. Administrators, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, hiking, sewing.

    Connections

    • Married David Jonathan Southard, June 28, 1968. 1 child, Kelly Anne.
    • father: Joseph Kephart
    • mother: Charlotte (Moore) Kephart
    • spouse: David Jonathan Southard
    • child: Kelly Anne Southard
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    Born October 27, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Houghton College
    • 1976
      State University of New York
    • 1968 - 1970
      Teacher, grade 5 Starpoint Center School
      Lockport, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      assistant, media library North Texas State University
      Denton, Maryland, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      media coordinator, University Texas at Dallas
      Richardson, Texas, United States
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