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Orvin Lee Shiflett

Orvin Lee Shiflett, American librarian, educator. Member American Library Association (chair library history round table 1984), Louisiana Library. Association (chair government documents round table 1986), Association for Library and Information Science Education.

Background

  • Shiflett, Orvin Lee was born on August 1, 1947 in Melbourne, Florida, United States. Son of James Winfield and Elsie Mae (Davis) Shiflett.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Florida, 1969. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1979.

    Career

    • Instructor University Wisconsin, LaCrosse, 1971-1976, assistant professor, 1976-1978, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1979-1983, associate professor, 1983-1994, professor, since 1994.

    Works

    • The Origins of American Academic Librarianship:
    • This book treats academic librarianship as a professional culture, and traces its historical development in relation to the transformation of American higher education from the early 19th Century into the age of the university.
    • Louis Shores
    • Louis Shores was one of the undisputed intellectual leaders of librarianship in the 1960s.

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (chair library history round table 1984), Louisiana Library. Association (chair government documents round table 1986), Association for Library and Information Science Education.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Ellen Landry, June 16, 1990. Children: Benton, Lauryn.
    • father: James Winfield Shiflett
    • mother: Elsie Mae (Davis) Shiflett
    • spouse: Mary Ellen Landry
    • children: Benton Shiflett
    • Lauryn Shiflett
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    Born August 1, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      University Florida
    • 1971
      Rutgers University
    • 1979
      Florida State University
    • 1971 - 1976
      Instructor, University Wisconsin
      Lacrosse, Washington, United States
    • 1979 - 1983
      Instructor, University Wisconsin
      Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States