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Deborah Jeanne Grimes

Deborah Jeanne Grimes, American library director.

Background

  • Grimes, Deborah Jeanne was born on October 6, 1952 in Decatur, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Arzie Hugh and Helen Aubrey Grimes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Montevallo, Alabama, 1974. Master of Library Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1975. Educational Specialist, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1978.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1993.

    Career

    • Library. media specialist Brewer State Junior College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1975—1976, media library, 1976—1978, acquisitions library, 1978, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, 1979, director library services, since 1979. Accreditation teams Southern Association Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, since 1983. With Alabama Junior College Library.

      Association, 1988—1992. President Alabama Library. Association, 1993—1994.

      Adjunct instructor School Library and Information Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, since 2000. Keynote speaker Illinois Association College and Research Libraries, Chicago, 2000. Frequent presenter North America Council Staff, Program, and Organizational Development, since 2002.

      Member Association of College and Research Libraries Publications Librarianship Series Editorial Board, since 2005. President Alabama Library. Network Colleges, since 2008.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Academic Library Centrality: User Success Through Service, Access, and Tradition. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Politics

    Working in partnership with different Christian denominations allows influencing public policy more effectively.

    Religion

    God offers a loving relationship. The Covenant is not a contract in which God and human beings agree to provide particular goods and services for each other. God has freely and graciously already made it possible.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.

    Membership

    Women committed excellence committee Tombigbee Girl Scout Council, Tuscaloosa, 1998—1999. Various committee chairmanships Kiwanis Club Tuscaloosa, 1992—2008, president, 2001—2003. Human rights team United Cerebral Palsy West Alabama, 2005—2007.

    Mayor's advisory council handicapped Tuscaloosa, 1987—1989. Member of American Library Association, Alabama Library. Association, Alabama Two-Year College Library.

    Association, Alabama Association College and Research Libraries (president 2004-2005), North America Council Staff, Program, and Organizational Development, Alabama Association College & Research Libraries 2004-2005, Association College and Research Libraries.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, reading, cooking.

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    Born October 6, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1974
      University Montevallo
    • 1975
      University Alabama
    • 1978
      University Alabama
    • 1993
      University Alabama
    • 1975 - 1976
      Library media specialist, Brewer State Junior College
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      Library media specialist, Brewer State Junior College
    • 1978
      Library media specialist, Brewer State Junior College
    • 1979
      Library media specialist, Brewer State Junior College
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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