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Nancy Louise Zussy

Nancy Louise Zussy, American librarian. Certified librarian, Washington.


  • Zussy, Nancy Louise was born on March 4, 1947 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of John David and Patsy Ruth (Stone) Roche.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Education, University Florida, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Southern Florida, 1977. Master of Science in Public Management, University Southern Florida, 1980.


    • Educational evaluator State of Georgia, Atlanta, 1969-1970. Media specialist DeKalb County Schools, Decatur, 1970-1971. Researcher Georgia State Library., Atlanta, 1971.

      Assistant to director reference Clearwater (Florida) Public Library., 1972-1978, director libraries, 1978-1981. Deputy state library Washington State Library., Olympia, 1981-1986, state library, 1986—2002. Owner Nancy Zussy Allen Massage Therapy, since 2003.

      Chairman Consortium Automated Libraries, Olympia, 1982-1997. Consultant various public libraries, Washington and other United States states, Uzbekistan, Russia, since 1981. Executive officer Washington Library.

      Network, 1986-1990; vice president WLN (non-profit organization), 1990-1993.

    Major achievements

    • Certified librarian, Washington.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Treasurer Thurston-Mason Community Mental Health Board, Olympia, 1983-1985, board directors, 1982-1985. Member race committee Seafair Hydroplane Race, Seattle, since 1986, member milk carton derby team, since 1994, announcer, producer air show. Co-chair Public Information Access Policy Task Force, 1995-1996.

    Member Governor's Work Group on Commercial Access to Government Electronic Records, 1996-1997. Member K-20 Telecomms. Oversight and Policy Committee, 1996-2002.

    Member American Library Association, Association Specialized and Cooperative Library. Agencies (legislation committee 1983-1986, chairman 1985-1987, vice chairman state library agencies section 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987, chairman government affairs committee Library. Administration and Management Association, 1986-1987), Freedom To Read Foundation (board directors 1987-1991), Chief Officers of State Library.

    Agencies (board directors-at-large 1987-1990, vice president, president-elect 1990-1992, president 1992-1994), Washington Library. Association (co-founder legislation planning committee 1982-2002, federal relations coordinator 1984-2002), Florida Library. Association (legislation and planning committee 1978-1981), Pacific Northwest Library.

    Association, Rotary (board directors 1995-1996), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.



    Hiking, barbershop quartets, boating, cross country skiing.


    • Married R. Mark Allen, December 20, 1986.
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    Born March 4, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      University Florida
    • 1977
      University Southern Florida
    • 1980
      University Southern Florida
    • 1969 - 1970
      Educational evaluator State of Georgia
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1970 - 1971
      media specialist, DeKalb County Schools
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1971
      researcher, Georgia State Library
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1981 - 1986
      deputy state library Washington State Library
      Olympia, Washington, United States
    • 1986 - 2002
      deputy state library Washington State Library
    • 2003
      owner Nancy Zussy Allen Massage Therapy
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