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James Robert Johnston

James Robert Johnston, American library director.


  • Johnston, James Robert was born on June 3, 1947 in Wheaton, Illinois, United States. Son of Robert W. and Elizabeth S. (Townsend) Johnston.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Notre Dame, 1969. Master of Library Science, Florida State University, 1973.


    • Head librarian Grande Prairie Library District, Hazel Crest, Illinois, 1973-1976. Chief librarian Joliet (Illinois) Public Library, from 1976. President board directors Illinois Library Employees Benefit Plan.

      Member automation committee Heritage Trail Library. Systems, Shorewood, Illinois. President Illinois Library.

      Employees Benefit Plan, Joliet. Building consultant.


    • Co-author: Illinois Library Trustees Association Booklet "Selecting Consultants", 1986. Contributor speeches and articles in field.


    Vice president Joliet/Will County Project Pride. Member events committee Chamber of Commerce. Member Illinois Library.

    Association (public library section 1977-1978, legislation development committee 1977-1982, junior members roundtable 1976-1977, regional planning committee 1996, Title III review committee since 1996, interlibrary cooperative subcommittee, intellectual freedom committee), Kiwanis, Beta Phi Museum.



    Model building, softball, bowling, golf.


    • Married Carol Ann Trezza, June 14, 1969. Children: Steven J., Julie M.
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    Died May 27, 2008
    (aged 60)
    • 1969
      University Notre Dame
    • 1973
      Florida State University
    • 1973 - 1976
      Head, librarian Grande Prairie Library District
      Hazel Crest, Illinois, United States