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Mary Poston Watkins

Mary Poston Watkins, American library information specialist. Recipient Outstanding Literacy award American Library Association, Delaware County Outstanding Service to Young People award, President award for creative use of technology Century Communication Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere, GTE Pioneering Partner, Indiana Outstanding Library. award, 1996; Ball Foundation grantee; Eli Lilly grantee.


  • Watkins, Mary Poston was born on August 6, 1950 in Wabash, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Bob E. and April C. (Ogle) Poston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1972. Master of Library Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1975.


    • Library. information specialist Mount Pleasant Community Schools, Yorktown, Indiana. President, creative consultant Maru Poston-Watkins. Workshop leader, humorist, professor research, professional storyteller, writer in field.


    • Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


    Founder library Indiana Ronald McDonald House. Director development Life, Love and Laughter at Ball Memorial Hospital. Member American Institute of Mining (Ester Burrin award), IASL.


    • Married Dan A. Watkins. Children: Bari, Ben, Mike, Joshua.
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    Born August 6, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Ball State University
    • 1975
      Ball State University