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Kathryn S. Ames

Kathryn S. Ames, American library director. Recipient Community Cultural award Clarke County Government, 1987, Governor's Humanities award Georgia Endowment of Humanities, 1990, Excellence in Public Library. Services award State Department of Education, 1989.


  • Ames, Kathryn S. was born on October 2, 1946 in Pontiac, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John W. and Marjorie I. (Williams) Sandford.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Northern Illinois University, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Tennessee, 1970. Postgraduate, University Georgia.


    • Library. City School District, Rochester, New York, 1968-1969, Cocke County School District, Newport, Tennessee, 1971-1972, American School Bangalore, India, 1972-1973. Assistant director Athens Regional Library. Systems, Georgia, 1973-1986, director, since 1986.

      Building consultant various programs, since 1976.


    • Co-author: (journals) Visit with a Private Ukrainian Farmers, 1994, Republic of Georgia: Choices, 1993, Georgia Librarian, 1994.


    Member Leadership Athens, 1988. Board directors, chair committee Athens YWCO, since 1989. Member American Library Association, Public Library.

    Association (National Achievement citation 1992, Highsmith Library. Innovation award for Familia a Familia program, 2007), Southeastern Library. Association (committee chair since 1973), Georgia Library.

    Association (committee chair since 1973), Georgia Council Public Libraries (chair constitution committee since 1992).


    • Married Glenn C.W. Ames. Children: A. Michael, Thomas, Allison.
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    Born October 2, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      No. Illinois University
    • 1970
      University Tennessee
    • 1968 - 1969
      Library City School District
      Rochester, New York, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      Library City School District
      Newport, United Kingdom
    • 1972 - 1973
      Library City School District
    • 1973 - 1986
      assistant, director Athens Regional Library Systems