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Jerry Arthur Thrasher

Jerry Arthur Thrasher, American library director. Recipient Roll of Honor award Freedom to Read Foundation, New Orleans, 1993.


  • Thrasher, Jerry Arthur was born on October 3, 1942 in Fairfield, Alabama, United States. Son of Arthur E. and Elizabeth M. Thrasher.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Alabama, 1969. Medical Science Liaison Society, Florida State University, 1970.


    • Circulation library R.W. Woodruff Library., Emory University, Atlanta, 1970-1972. Library City Island Library., Daytona Beach, Florida, 1972-1974. Director Haywood County Public Library., Waynesville, North Carolina, 1975-1977.

      Associate director Forsyth County Public Library., Winston Salem, 1977-1979. Director Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center, Fayetteville, since 1980. Director North Carolina Library.

      Association, 1984-1985. Member Governor's Conferences on Library and Information Services for North Carolina, 1990-1991. Member public library advisory committee Online Computer Library.

      Center, 1991-1993.


    • Editor: Haywood County Public Library: An Analysis of Its Community Resources, Services and Plans for Development, 1977, The People and Their Public Library, 1983, Meeting the Challenge - The Public Library in the 21st Century, 1995. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Advisory board cape Fear Botanical Gradens, 1990-1992. Chairman WFSS-FM, Public Broadcasting Service, Fayetteville (North Carolina) State University, 1990-1991. Director-at-large Public Library.

    Association Board, since 1995. Vice president United Way Cumberland County, 1991. President Terry Sanford High School Parent-Teachers Association, 1991-1993.

    Board directors Southeastern Library. Network, since 1996. With United States Army, 1961-1964. Member American Library Association, North Carolina Public Library.

    Directors Association (Library. Director of Year 1989, president 1984), North Carolina State Library. Communications, North Carolina Information Highway Library.

    Committee, Information Futures Institute, Fayetteville (North Carolina) Kiwanis Club (president 1993-1994).


    • Married Alice Wilson, December 1, 1967. Children: Alexander, Andrew.
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    Born October 3, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1969
      University Alabama
    • 1970
      Florida State University
    • 1970 - 1972
      Circulation library R.W. Woodruff Library
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1972 - 1974
      library City Island Library
      Daytona Beach, Florida, United States
    • 1975 - 1977
      director, Haywood County Public Library
      Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
    • 1977 - 1979
      associate, director Forsyth County Public Library
      Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States
    • 1980
      director, Cumberland County Public Library and Information Center
      Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States