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Gordon M. Conable

Gordon M. Conable, American library director. Recipient Best of Show award Western Art Directors, 1977; named Michigan Public Servant of Year, 1994, Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor, 1996.

Background

  • Conable, Gordon M. was born on January 5, 1947 in Buffalo. Son of William Gouinlock and Miriam (Meyer) Conable.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1969. Medical Science Liaison Society, Columbia University, 1976.

    Career

    • Associate director Fort Vancouver (Washington) Regional Library., 1979-1988. Director Monroe (Michigan) County Library. System, from 1988

      Lecturer, presenter workshops on libraries, intellectual freedom and censorship, since 1987.

    Works

    • Contributor papers to professional publications.

    Membership

    Trustee Monroe County Employees Retirement Systems, since 1988, vice-chair, since 1995. chair since 1997. Trustee Tears of Joy Theatre, Vancouver, 1980-1988, chair, 1981-1985. Chair Vancouver City Charter Commission, 1985.

    Treasurer board trustees Freedom to Read Foundation, 1988-1989, 96—, vice president, 1990-1991, president, 1992-1995. Member American Library Association (life, member council since 1991), Public Library. Association, Library.

    Administration and Management Association, Michigan Library. Association, Detroit Suburban Libraries Roundtable, Michigan Class VI Library. Directors Association.

    Connections

    • Married Irene Hackett Shortall, September 13, 1975. 1 child, Edward James.
    • father: William Gouinlock Conable
    • mother: Miriam (Meyer) Conable
    • spouse: Irene Hackett Shortall
    • child: Edward James Conable
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    Born January 5, 1947
    Died January 12, 2005
    (aged 58)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Antioch College
    • 1976
      Columbia University
    • 1979 - 1988
      Associate, director Fort Vancouver (Washington) Regional Library