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Virginia Van Wynen Baeckler

Virginia Van Wynen Baeckler, American librarian, writer. Recipient Librarian award, New York Times, 2006. Member National Science Teachers Association, Alliance for Arts and Education, American Library Association, Educational Media Association (lobbyist).

Background

  • Baeckler, Virginia Van Wynen was born on June 18, 1942 in Englewood, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Kenneth Gregg and Esther Grace (Thompson) Van Wynen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Cornell University, 1964. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1967. Postgraduate, Moscow State University, 1967—1969.

      Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1972.

    Career

    • Head Slavic acquisitions Princeton University Library, 1969—1971. Head Mercer County Library, Ewing, New Jersey, 1972—1975. Director Sources, Hopewell, since 1975, Plainsboro Public Library., since 1991.

      Volunteer, teacher Young Women’s Christian Association of Princeton, New Jersey, 1979.

    Works

    • Author: Go, Pep and Pop!, 1976, Puerto Rico for Pennies, 1978, Sparkle!, 1980, Storytime Science, 1986.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member National Science Teachers Association, Alliance for Arts and Education, American Library Association, Educational Media Association (lobbyist).

    Connections

    • Married William W. Baeckler, April 9, 1971. Children: Gregg William, Sarah Angela.
    • father: Kenneth Gregg Wynen
    • mother: Esther Grace (Thompson) Van Wynen
    • spouse: William W. Baeckler
    • children: Gregg William Baeckler
    • Sarah Angela Baeckler
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    Born June 18, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Cornell University
    • 1967
      Cornell University
    • 1972
      Rutgers University
    • 1969 - 1971
      Head, Slavic acquisitions Princeton University Library
    • 1972 - 1975
      head, Mercer County Library
      Ewing, Nebraska, United States
    • 1975
      director, Sources
      Hopewell, New Jersey, United States
    • 1991
      director, Sources

    Award