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Richard Panz

Richard Panz, American library director. Certified public library, New York. Recipient Outstanding Alumni award Syracuse School Information Studies, 1990, Ray Murray award New York State Library. Assistants Association, 1994.


  • Panz, Richard was born on September 14, 1947 in Buffalo. Son of Stanley Joseph and Amelia (Kalicki) Panz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Canisius College, 1969. Master of Library Science, Syracuse University, 1971.


    • Branch library Buffalo and Erie County Public Library., Buffalo, 1971-1973, assistant department head, 1973-1975, young assistant department business reference library, 1975-1977. Assistant director Willard Public Library., Battle Creek, Michigan, 1977-1979. Director Finger Lakes Library.

      Systems, Ithaca, New York, 1979-1989, Rochester (New York ) Public Library./Monroe County Library. Systems, since 1989

      Board directors Reynolds Library., Inc., Rochester. Member Regents Advisory Council on Libraries, Albany, New York, 1985-1989.

      Chairman New York State LSCA Advisory Council, Algany, 1981-1986.

    Major achievements

    • Certified public library, New York.


    • Contributor to book: Selecting a Bibliographic Utility, 1989. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Monroe County Bar Association Foundation, Rochester, since 1994, Rundel Foundation, Rochester, since 1989, WXXI Public Broadcasting Council, Rochester, since 1994. Member 2000 Citizens Advisory Council, Rochester, 1991-1993, Goals for Greater Rochester Cultural Resources Planning Council, 1991-1993. Chairman advisory committee Rochester Regional Library.

    Council, since 1994. Member American Library Association, New York Library. Association (vice president 1987, Outstanding Service to Libraries award 1988), Public Library. Systems Directors of New York (executive board), Public Library.




    Golf, photography, running.


    • Married Elizabeth Mary Gordon, October 31, 1971. Children: Tracy E., Bethany J.
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    Born September 14, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Canisius College
    • 1971
      Syracuse University
    • 1971 - 1973
      Branch library Buffalo and Erie County Public Library
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      assistant, director Willard Public Library
      Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
    • 1979 - 1989
      director, Finger Lakes Library Systems
      Ithaca, New York, United States
    • 1989
      director, Finger Lakes Library Systems