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Cynthia Pulliam Cowell

Cynthia Pulliam Cowell, American library director. Certified in lifetime secondary teaching University North Texas, 1973, all level learning resources specialist endorsement Texas Woman's University, 1979, public library director Texas State Library. and Archives, 1981.

Background

  • Cowell, Cynthia Pulliam was born on January 12, 1952 in Falfurrias, Texas, United States. Daughter of Technology R. and Johnnie Joyce Pulliam.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, University North Texas, Denton, 1973. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1979.

    Career

    • Classroom teacher Grapevine-Colleyville Consolidated Indiana School District, Texas, 1973—1980. Elementary school library Victoria Consolidated Indiana School District, 1980—1981. Director library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library., Mineral Wells, 1981—1982, Cleburne Public Library., 1982—1984, Bartlesville Public Library., Oklahoma, 1984—1986, Brownsville Public Library., Texas, 1995—1996, Moreno Valley Public Library., California, 1998—2008, Newport Beach Public Library., Newport Beach, since 2008.

      City library and director, big country library system Abilene Public Library., Texas, 1986—1989. Co-owner Pirtle Gallery, Tyler, 1989—1992. Outreach services coordinator Ohio Valley Area Libraries, Wellston, 1992—1995.

      City library and director, big country library system Abilene Public Library., Texas, 1996—1998. President, public libraries division Texas Library. Association, Austin, 1990—1991, California Library.

      Association, Sacramento, 2006—2007.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in lifetime secondary teaching University North Texas, 1973, all level learning resources specialist endorsement Texas Woman's University, 1979, public library director Texas State Library. and Archives, 1981.

    Membership

    Board member United Way Inland Valley, Riverside, California, 2006—2008. Participant Leadership Abilene, Texas, 1985—1986, Leadership Tyler, 1990—1991, Leadership Moreno Valley, California, 1999—2000, Leadership Tomorrow, Newport Beach, 2009—2010. Member of American Library Association (chair, intellectual freedom roundtable 2004-2005), Newport Beach Sunrise (president electrical since 2010), California Library.

    Association (chair, intellectual freedom committee 2004-2005), Friends Newport Beach Public Library. (life), Rotary International (program chairman since 2009).

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, travel, needlecrafts, swimming.

    Connections

    • Married Jeffrey Pirtle, April 12, 2009.
    • father: Technology Cowell
    • spouse: Jeffrey Pirtle
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    Born January 12, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University North Texas
    • 1979
      Texas Woman's University
    • 1973 - 1980
      Classroom teacher, Grapevine-Colleyville Consolidated Indiana School District
      Texas, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      elementary school library Victoria Consolidated Indiana School District
    • 1981 - 1982
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
      Mineral Wells, West Virginia, United States
    • 1982 - 1984
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
    • 1984 - 1986
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
      Oklahoma, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      city library and director
      Texas, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      co-owner Pirtle Gallery
      Tyler, Texas, United States
    • 1992 - 1995
      outreach services coordinator, Ohio Valley Area Libraries
      Wellston, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
      Texas, United States
    • 1996 - 1998
      city library and director
      Texas, United States
    • 1998 - 2008
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
      California, United States
    • 2008
      director, library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library
      Newport Beach, California, United States
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