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Phyllis C. Self

Phyllis C. Self, American library director. Member Medical Library Association (committee chairman since 1979, president 1980 Midwest chapter), International Federation Librarians.

Background

  • Self, Phyllis C. was born on December 5, 1946 in Moline, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Charles Arthur and Henrietta Mary (Youngvorst) K.

  • Education

    • A.S., Black Hawk College, 1966. Bachelor of Science, University Illinois, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1974.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1990.

    Career

    • Junior librarian Rhode Island Public Library, Rock Island, Illinois, 1969-1970. Unit librarian Rockridge School Unit, Edgington, 1970-1971. Biology teacher Northwestern High School, Sciota, 1971-1973.

      Assistant physical science librarian University Illinois, Urbana, 1974-1975, assistant health science librarian, 1975-1977, health science librarian, 1977-1987, assistant director public services, 1980-1984. Health science library, visiting instructor University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1987-1989. Director Health Sciences Library., University Cincinnati, Cincinnati, 1989-1991.

      Head Tompkins-McCaw Library., Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, since 1991. Consultant in Sudan World Health Organization, Alexandria, Egypt, 1982.

    Major achievements

    • Avocations: travel; cooking.

    Politics

    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

    Religion

    It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Language of offensive nature with regard to race, ethnicity or nationality does not indicate the value of each individual and contradicts the teaching of Jesus Christ.

    Membership

    Member Medical Library Association (committee chairman since 1979, president 1980 Midwest chapter), International Federation Librarians.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: travel; cooking.

    Connections

    • Married David Alfred Self, June 22, 1968. 1 child, Linnea Christine.
    • father: Charles Arthur K.
    • mother: Henrietta Mary (Youngvorst) K.
    • spouse: David Alfred Self
    • child: Linnea Christine Self
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    Born December 5, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1966
      Black Hawk College
    • 1969
      University Illinois
    • 1974
      University Illinois
    • 1990
      University Illinois
    • 1969 - 1970
      Junior librarian Rhode Island Public Library
      Rock Island, Illinois, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      unit librarian Rockridge School Unit
    • 1971 - 1973
      biology teacher, Northwestern High School
      Sciota, Illinois, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      assistant, physical science librarian University Illinois
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1977 - 1987
      assistant, physical science librarian University Illinois
    • 1989 - 1991
      director, Health Sciences Library
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 1991
      head, Tompkins-McCaw Library
      Richmond, Virginia, United States
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