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Katherine Elizabeth Gillen

Katherine Elizabeth Gillen, American librarian. Member Order of Preachers Laiety, Dominical Laiety.


  • Gillen, Katherine Elizabeth was born on May 16, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Hugh Chisholm and Norma Marie (Provost) Gillen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1976. Master of Arts, University Phoenix, 1989.

      Graduate, Citizens Police Academy, Mesa, Arizona, 1993. Graduate, Air Command and Staff College, 1996. Student, Kino Institute, 2004—2006.


    • Librarian Maricopa County Community College, Phoenix, 1982-1984. Librarian reference and serials Mesa (Arizona) Public Library, 1981-1992. Library manager Denver Public Library., 1992.

      Library director United States Air Force, Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, since 1993.

    Major achievements

    • Member Order of Preachers Laiety, Dominical Laiety.


    • Book reviewer Library. Journal, since 1988, KLIATT, since 1991. Contributor short stories to magazines.

      Public: Felicia's First Christmas, 1994.


    Class member Mesa Leadership Training and Development, 1991-1992. Chair Luke Officers' Wives Club scholarship program, since 1998. Lector Luke Catholic Community, since 1997.

    Vice-chair Avondale Library. Board, 2002-2005, chair, since 2005. Vice chair Municipal Arts Council, since 2007.

    Member Kino Institute Advisory Board, since 2006. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (reviewer since 1982), American Library Association (vice president Armed Forces Libraries Roundtable 1997-1998, president 1998-1999), Arizona State Library. Association (executive board 1991-1992, serials roundtable chairman 1991-1992), Serials Specialists of Maricopa County, Mensa.



    Flying, ballet, reading.


    • father: Hugh Chisholm Gillen
    • mother: Norma Marie (Provost) Gillen
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    Born March 16, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      University Maryland
    • 1976
      University Maryland
    • 1989
      University Phoenix
    • 1993
      Citizens Police Academy
    • 1996
      Air Command and Staff College
    • 1981 - 1992
      librarian reference and serials Mesa (Arizona) Public Library
    • 1982 - 1984
      Librarian Maricopa County Community College
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1992
      library manager, Denver Public Library
    • 1993
      library director, United States Air Force
      Luke Afb, Arizona, United States
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