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Lura Ellen Joseph

Lura Ellen Joseph, American librarian, geologist. Certified petroleum geologist. Recipient Best Paper award, Geosci. Information Society, 2007-2008. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, Special Library. Association, Geosci. Information Society (vice president,2003, president 2004), Sigma Gamma Epislon, Psi Chi, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

  • Joseph, Lura Ellen was born on January 24, 1947 in Tulsa. Daughter of Don Roscoe and Ruth Elizabeth (Taplin) Joseph.

  • Education

    • Student, St. Paul Bible College, 1967. Student, Pan American College, 1968. Bachelor in Anthropology, University Oklahoma, 1971.

      Master of Science in Geology, University Oklahoma, 1981. Master of Arts in Psychology with honors, University Center Oklahoma, 1992. Master of Library and Information Studies, University Oklahoma, 1994.

    Career

    • Exploration geologist Getty Oil Corporation, Oklahoma City, 1977-1984. Geologist Harper Oil Corporation, 1984-1986, consulting geologist, 1986-1988. Senior geologist Grace Petroleum, 1988-1993, consultant geologist, 1993—1994.

      Physical science library North Dakota State University Library., Fargo, 1995—2001. Assistant professor library administration University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001—2007, associate professor library administration, since 2007.

    Major achievements

    • Certified petroleum geologist.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, Special Library. Association, Geosci. Information Society (vice president,2003, president 2004), Sigma Gamma Epislon, Psi Chi, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Travel, photography, reading, art.

    Connections

    • father: Don Roscoe Joseph
    • mother: Ruth Elizabeth (Taplin) Joseph
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    Born January 24, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1967
      St. Paul Bible College
    • 1968
      Pan American College
    • 1971
      University Oklahoma
    • 1981
      University Oklahoma
    • 1992
      University Center Oklahoma
    • 1994
      University Oklahoma
    • 1977 - 1984
      Exploration geologist Getty Oil Company
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      geologist Harper Oil Company
    • 1986 - 1988
      geologist Harper Oil Company
    • 1995 - 2001
      physical science library North Dakota State University Library
      Fargo, North Dakota, United States
    • 2001 - 2007
      assistant, professor library administration University Illinois
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