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Richard Melvin Parker

Richard Melvin Parker, American librarian. Member American Library. Association, Public Library. Association, Oklahoma Library. Association, Library. Administration and Management Association, Friends of Libraries United States of America, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma.

Background

  • Parker, Richard Melvin was born on May 17, 1942 in Red Oak, Iowa, United States. Son of Melvin James and Marie (Cozad) Parker.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Southwest Baptist College, 1962. Bachelor of Science in education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1964. Master of Arts in library science, University Missouri, 1968.

    Career

    • Teacher, school library Linn (Missouri) Public Schools, 1964-1967. Library director Boonslick Reg. Library., Sedalia, Missouri, 1968-1977.

      Assistant library director Tulsa (Oklahoma) City County Library., since 1977. Board directors Tulsa Literacy Coalition.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Baptist

    Membership

    Member American Library. Association, Public Library. Association, Oklahoma Library.

    Association, Library. Administration and Management Association, Friends of Libraries United States of America, Friends of Libraries in Oklahoma.

    Personality

    Interests

    Running, softball, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Charlotte Jean Bennett, July 9, 1964. Children: Kyle, Danielle, Kevin.
    • father: Melvin James Parker
    • mother: Marie (Cozad) Parker
    • spouse: Charlotte Jean Bennett
    • children: Kyle Parker
    • Danielle Parker
    • Kevin Parker
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    Born March 17, 1942
    (age 74)
    Nationality
    • 1962
      Southwest Baptist College
    • 1964
      Southwest Missouri State University
    • 1968
      University Missouri
    • 1964 - 1967
      Teacher
    • 1968 - 1977
      library director, Boonslick Reg. Library
      Sedalia, Colorado, United States
    • 1977
      assistant, library director Tulsa (Oklahoma) City County Library