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Jean Smythe Del Sordo

Jean Smythe Del Sordo, American library administrator.


  • Sordo, Jean Smythe Del was born on February 1, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Thomas William and Jean Phyllis (Wagner) Smythe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Anthropology cum laude, West Chester University, 1973. Postgraduate teaching certified summa cum laude, Immaculata College, 1975. Master of Science in Library.

      & Information Science summa cum laude, Drexel University, 1981.


    • Library. assistant Phoenixville (Pennsylvania) Public Library., 1976-1977. Library assistant/provisional library I Tredyffrin (Pennsylvania) Public Library. System, 1977-1981; library director Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania) Public.Libr., 1981-1985.

      Library administrator Dorchester County Public Library. System, Cambridge, Maryland, since 1985.


    Member Chesapeake College Learning Resources Center Advisory Council, since 1987, Dorchester & Caroline Counties Adult Basic Education Advisory Council, since 1992, Chesapeake College Planning & Development Team, since 1994, Dorchester County Board Tourism, since 1991, Dorchester County Energy Council, since 1992, Vernacular Architecture Forum, since 1985. Chair Dorchester & Caroline Counties Literacy Works Team, since 1989. Member Eastern Shore Regional Library.

    Advisory Council, since 1985, chair, 1987-1988. Others. Member American Library Association, Maryland Association Public Library. Administrators (chair 1990-1991), Maryland Library.

    Association (legislation advisory committee since 1986, federal legislation relations coordinator 1987-1990, committee chair state legislation day 1990-1991), Citizens for Maryland Libraries, Maryland Governor's Conference on Libraries & Information Science (delegate 1990), Network Coordinator Council (representative from State Library. Resource Center Advisory Committee 1993-1994), Public Library. Users & Supporters Political Action Committee, State Library.

    Resource Center Advisory Committee (chair 1991-1993), Beta Phi Mu (board directors Sigma chapter 1982-1985).



    Fencing, bicycling, reading, gardening.


    • Married Stephen George Del Sordo, June 16, 1973.
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    Born February 1, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1973
      West Chester University
    • 1975
      Immaculata College
    • 1981
      Drexel University
    • 1976 - 1977
      Library assistant, Phoenixville (Pennsylvania) Public Library
    • 1977 - 1981
      library assistant/provisional library I Tredyffrin (Pennsylvania) Public Library System
    • 1981 - 1985
      library director, Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania) Pub.Libr.
    • 1985
      library administrator, Dorchester County Public Library System
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States