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John Wesley Deats

John Wesley Deats, American library director. Certified medical library, county library, Texas. Title VI Library. Literacy grantee United States Department Education, 1987, Telefacsimile grantee Abell Hanger Foundation, 1990.

Background

  • Deats, John Wesley was born on June 7, 1951 in Big Spring, Texas, United States. Son of Charles Wesley and Mary Louise Deats.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Houston, 1974. Master of Library Science, North Texas State University, 1976.

    Career

    • Director Howard County Library., Big Spring, 1976-1979, Midland (Texas) County Public Library., 1979-1990, Murrah Fasken Learning Resource Center, Midland College, since 1990.

    Major achievements

    • Certified medical library, county library, Texas.

    Works

    • Editor, compiler various handbooks, directories, since 1981. Columnist, contributor articles to newspapers, 1977-1982. Columnist: (newsletter) Friends of Midland Public Library.

      Newsletter, 1979-1990.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    President board directors Midland Need to Read, 1985-1986, board directors, 1987-1988. Member National Council Learning Resources, Texas Library. Association (life, chairman district 9 1981, 92, program planning committee 1987-1988, delegate district 9 1987, 89, 91, 93, chairman district planning committee 1982, 83, 84, legislation committee 1989-1991, councilor district 9 since 1994, nominating committee, planning committee, ad hoc literacy committee, administrators roundtable), Midland Downtown Kiwanis Club (president 1992, Kiwanian of Year 1993), Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Piano, reading, travel.

    Connections

    • Married Ellen Mottley, December 1975 (div. November 1985); 1 child, Abigail. Married Carol Jean Smith, June 21, 1986.

      1 child, Caroline Renee.
    • father: Charles Wesley
    • mother: Mary Louise Deats
    • spouses: Ellen Mottley
    • Carol Jean Smith
    • children: Abigail Deats
    • Caroline Renee Deats
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    Born June 7, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      University Houston
    • 1976
      North Texas State University
    • 1976 - 1979
      Director, Howard County Library
      Big Spring, Texas, United States
    • 1979 - 1990
      Director, Howard County Library
    • 1990
      Director, Howard County Library