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Shirley May Byrnes

Shirley May Byrnes, American library consultant.


  • Byrnes, Shirley May was born on August 29, 1947 in Quincy, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Elmer Mott and Lorene (Purdy) Byrnes.

  • Education

    • Associate in Commerce, Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1967. Bachelor, Culver-Stockton College, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1971.


    • Clerk Great River Library. System, Quincy, 1967-1968. Library assistant Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, 1968-1969.

      Graduate assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1970-1971. Childrens library consultant Rolling Prairie Libraries, Decatur, Illinois, 1971-1977. Public library consultant South Center Library.

      System, Madison, Wisconsin, 1977—2000. Executive director DuPage Library. Systems, Geneva, since 2000.

      Presenter workshops in field.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Chairman legislation committee Madison Area Library. Council, 1982-1985. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association (member program coordinating conference committee since 1988, chairman public library systems section 1989-1990), Wisconsin Library.

    Association (chairman membership committee 1988-1989, 91), Wisconsin Association Public Libraries (secretary 1983, chairman 1987, chairman personnel and professional concerns committee 1984-1985), Madison Theatre Guild, Friends of the Madison Civic Center, Strollers Theater, Phi Beta.



    Acting, photography, reading.


    • Children: Trevor Daniel, Briana Kathleen.
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    Born August 29, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Hannibal-LaGrange College
    • 1969
      Culver-Stockton College
    • 1971
      University Illinois
    • 1967 - 1968
      Clerk, Great River Library System
      Quincy, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1968 - 1969
      library assistant, Culver-Stockton College
      Canton, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      graduate assistant, University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1971 - 1977
      childrens library consultant, Rolling Prairie Libraries
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1977
      public library consultant, South Center Library System
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
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