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Robert Eugene Raz

Robert Eugene Raz, American librarian. Member Grand Rapids Council for Humanities, since 1980, vice president, 1981, president, 1983, 84; member, treasurer Kent County Literacy Council, since 1987. Member Mich Library Association (president 1979, Michigan Librarian of Year 1990), American Library Association (council 1982-1986).

Background

  • Raz, Robert Eugene was born on March 15, 1942 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States. Son of Eugene and Claradelle (Perham) Raz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Andrews University, 1964. Master of Arts, Western Michigan University, 1965.

    Career

    • Librarian Library for the Blind, Michigan State Library, Lansing, 1965-1967. Library consultant Michigan State Library, 1967-1971. Director Willard Library, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1971-1979, Grand Rapids (Michigan) Public Library, since 1979.

      Trustee Library. of Michigan, 1982-1988.

    Membership

    Member Grand Rapids Council for Humanities, since 1980, vice president, 1981, president, 1983, 84. Member, treasurer Kent County Literacy Council, since 1987. Member Mich Library Association (president 1979, Michigan Librarian of Year 1990), American Library Association (council 1982-1986).

    Connections

    • Married Elizabeth Alden, June 18, 1965 (divorced February 1978). Children: Richard, Philip. Married Susan Margaret Spiers, June 10, 1978.

      1 child, Katherine.
    • father: Eugene Raz
    • mother: Claradelle (Perham) Raz
    • spouses: Elizabeth Alden
    • Susan Margaret Spiers
    • children: Richard Raz
    • Philip Raz
    • Katherine Raz
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    Born March 15, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1964
      Andrews University
    • 1965
      Western Michigan University
    • 1965 - 1967
      Librarian Library for the Blind
      Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1967 - 1971
      library consultant, Michigan State Library
    • 1971 - 1979
      director, Willard Library
      Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
    • 1979
      director, Willard Library