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James John Heckel

James John Heckel, American library director.


  • Heckel, James John was born on May 23, 1942 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Henry and Molly Heckel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Colorado, 1965. Master of Arts, University Denver, 1969.


    • Director community services Boulder (Colorado) Public Library., 1969-1978. Assistant director Loveland (Colorado) Public Library., 1978-1980. Collection manager Lewis and Clark Library., Helena, Montana, 1980-1987, director, 1988, Great Falls (Montana) Public Library., since 1988.


    • Columnist Indiana Record newspaper. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Board directors Station KGPR, public radio, Great Falls, 1993-1996, Cable Seven, Great Falls, since 1994, Center for the Book, Helena and Washington, Paris-Gibson Museum Art, 1990-1993. Member American Library Association, Montana Library. Association (chairman intellectual freedom committee 1994-1995, president 1997, Pat Williams Intellectual Freedom award 1996), Mountain Plains Library.

    Association, Mountain Plains User Group (president 1990-1993), Preservation Cascade, American Civil Liberties Union (board directors Montana since 1997), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rotary.



    Mountain biking, hiking, skating, reading, film.


    • Married Pamela Smith. 1 child, Garth.
    • father: Henry Heckel
    • mother: Molly Heckel
    • spouse: Pamela Smith
    • child: Garth Heckel
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    Born March 23, 1942
    (age 74)
    • 1965
      University Colorado
    • 1969
      University Denver
    • 1969 - 1978
      Director, community services Boulder (Colorado) Public Library
    • 1978 - 1980
      assistant, director Loveland (Colorado) Public Library
    • 1980 - 1987
      collection manager, Lewis and Clark Library
      Helena, Alabama, United States
    • 1988
      collection manager, Lewis and Clark Library