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Joel Martin Robinson

Joel Martin Robinson, American library director. Certified library I, Indiana Library. & History Board. Recipient Intellectual Freedom award Indiana Library. Federation, 1996, Danny Gunnels Intellectual Freedom award, 2000; named Rotarian of Year, Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club, 1977-1978; Paul Harris fellow Lafayette Daybreak Rotary, 1994.


  • Robinson, Joel Martin was born on July 19, 1947 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Stewart Harold and Roslouise Kitty (Yancey) Robinson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1973.


    • Director Westchester Public Library., Chesterton, Indiana, 1972-1978. Special projects coordinator Broward County Library., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1978-1981. Assistant director Springfield (Missouri) Greene County Library., 1981-1985.

      Director Chickasaw Library. Systems, Ardmore, Oklahoma, 1986-1991, Tippecanoe County Public Library., Lafayette, Indiana, since 1991. Delaware Governor's Conference Libraries & Information Science, Oklahoma, 1985.

      President Missouri Library. Association, 1985; consultant Tempe (Arizona) Public Library., 1988. President Oklahoma Library.

      Association, 1990-1991.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library I, Indiana Library. & History Board.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Lay reader/eucharist minister St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette, Indiana, since 1994, member vestry. 1996-1999; president West Central Indiana Community Network, 1995-1998. Member Indiana Council on Library.

    Automation, 1993-1996. Member Rotary (president Lafayette chapter 1999-2000).



    Sailing, motorcycling, scuba diving.


    • Married Barbara Annette Denham Loven, August 12, 1967 (divorced May 1984). Children: Cabot Joel, Amy Cheri. Married Deborah Lynn Williamson, August 8, 1991.
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    Born July 19, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Southwest Missouri State University
    • 1973
      Indiana University
    • 1972 - 1978
      Director, Westchester Public Library
      Chesterton, Indiana, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      special projects coordinator, Broward County Library
      Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
    • 1981 - 1985
      assistant, director Springfield (Missouri) Greene County Library
    • 1986 - 1991
      director, Chickasaw Library Systems
      Ardmore, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1991
      director, Chickasaw Library Systems
      Lafayette, Tennessee, United States