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Charles Emerson Bates

Charles Emerson Bates, American library administrator.

Background

  • Bates, Charles Emerson was born on December 1, 1946 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Willard Emerson Bates and Erica (Schmidt) Bates Beckwith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Valparaiso University, 1968. Master of Education, Loyola University, Chicago, 1970. Master of Library Science, Rosary College, 1973.

    Career

    • Head reference Decatur (Illinois) Public Library., 1973-1974. Consultant Rolling Prairie Library. Systems, Decatur, 1974-1976.

      Assistant director Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) Public Library., 1976-1981. Executive director Pueblo (Colorado) Library. District, from 1981.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Board directors Pueblo United Way, 1982-1986. President, board directors Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, 1990-1996. President board directors Rosemount Victorian House Museum, Pueblo, 1984-1990.

    Member American Library Association, Colorado Library. Association, Arkansas Valley Library. Systems (president 1984-1985, 89-90, 96-97, 97—), Rotary (president board directors since 1981).

    Connections

    • Married Mary Joan Genz, August 7, 1971. Children: Christopher, Noah, Colin.
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    Died October 13, 2002
    (aged 55)
    • 1968
      Valparaiso University
    • 1970
      Loyola University
    • 1973
      Rosary College
    • 1973 - 1974
      Head, reference Decatur (Illinois) Public Library
    • 1974 - 1976
      consultant, Rolling Prairie Library Systems
      Decatur, Alabama, United States
    • 1976 - 1981
      assistant, director Fond du Lac (Wisconsin) Public Library