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Charles Thomas Townley

Charles Thomas Townley, American librarian, educator. Rackham fellow University Michigan, 1975-1979; grantee Department Education, 1988; recipient Founders award American Indian Library. Association, 1997, Distinguished Alumnus award University Oklahoma, 1997.

Background

  • Townley, Charles Thomas was born on February 7, 1946 in Oklahoma City. Son of Max Henry and Helen Betty (Hawk) Townley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Oklahoma, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Oklahoma, 1969. Master of Arts, University California, Santa Barbara, 1975.

      Doctor of Philosophy, University Michigan, 1983.

    Career

    • Assistant library University California, Santa Barbara, 1969-1972. Assistant project director, director National Indian Education Library Association Project, Minneapolis, 1972-1975. Lecturer University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1976-1978.

      Head library Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, 1979-1990. Dean New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, since 1990. Consultant Department Interior Library., Washington, 1976-1980.

      Team member Middle States Association, Philadelphia, 1989-1995.

    Works

    • Author: Human Relations in Library Network Development, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (chair, councilor 1972-1976, Distinguished Service award 1976), International Federation Library. Associations (section chair 1991-1993), New Mexico Consortium of Academy Libraries (president 1994-1995), Rotary (committee chair since 1993), Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Gardening, bird watching, sailing.

    Connections

    • Married Joyce Wiedler Nissley, May 22, 1988.
    • father: Max Henry Townley
    • mother: Helen Betty (Hawk) Townley
    • spouse: Joyce Wiedler Nissley
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    Born February 7, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Oklahoma
    • 1969
      University Oklahoma
    • 1975
      University California
    • 1983
      University Michigan
    • 1969 - 1972
      Assistant, library University California
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
    • 1972 - 1975
      assistant, National Indian Education Association Library Project
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1972 - 1975
      director, National Indian Education Association Library Project
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1976 - 1978
      lecturer, University Michigan
      Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
    • 1979 - 1990
      head, library Pennsylvania State University
      Middletown, New Jersey, United States
    • 1990
      dean New Mexico State University
      Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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