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Jonathan David Sparks

Jonathan David Sparks, American library director. Member of American Library Association, Oklahoma Council Academy Library. Directors (executive committee 2006), Oklahoma Library. Association, Association Christian Libraries.

Background

  • Sparks, Jonathan David Son of Asa Hill and Pansy Violet Sparks.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nashville, 1967. Master of Library Science, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, 1969. Educational Specialist, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1983.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1994.

    Career

    • Library. science instructor Murray State University, Kentucky, 1971—1972. Pastor & evangelist Church Nazarene, 1972—1980. Headmaster Christian Heritage Academy, Jacksonville, Florida, 1980—1983.

      Elementary school principal Kendall Acres Academy, Miami, 1983—1985. Dean library services Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, 1999—2005. Reference, programming library Miami-Dade Public Library.

      Systems, 1985—1990; dean undergraduate college, library Mid-America Christian University, Oklahoma City, 2005—2007. Library director Huntington University, Indiana, 1969—1971, Friends University, Wichita, Kansas, 1990—1995, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, 1995—1999, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, since 2007.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: conservative

    Membership

    Member of American Library Association, Oklahoma Council Academy Library. Directors (executive committee 2006), Oklahoma Library. Association, Association Christian Libraries.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel.

    Connections

    • Married Paula Faye Hicks, June 11, 1970. Children: Stacy Michelle Jones, Melodie Renee Luckett.
    • father: Asa Hill
    • mother: Pansy Violet Sparks
    • spouse: Paula Faye Hicks
    • children: Stacy Michelle Jones Sparks
    • Melodie Renee Luckett Sparks
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    Nationality
    • 1967
      Trevecca Nazarene University
    • 1969
      Vanderbilt University
    • 1983
      Nova Southeastern University
    • 1994
      Nova Southeastern University
    • 1969 - 1971
      library director, Huntington University
    • 1971 - 1972
      Library science instructor, Murray State University
      Kentucky, United States
    • 1972 - 1980
      pastor & evangelist Church Nazarene
    • 1980 - 1983
      headmaster Christian Heritage Academy
      Jacksonville, Florida, United States
    • 1983 - 1985
      elementary school principal Kendall Acres Academy
      Miami, Florida, United States
    • 1985 - 1990
      reference
    • 1990 - 1995
      library director, Huntington University
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1995 - 1999
      library director, Huntington University
      Bethany, Missouri, United States
    • 1999 - 2005
      dean library services Oklahoma Baptist University
      Shawnee, Kansas, United States
    • 2005 - 2007
      dean undergraduate college
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 2007
      library director, Huntington University
      Weatherford, Texas, United States
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