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Peter Van Deekle

Peter Van Deekle, American library director.


  • Deekle, Peter Van was born on May 30, 1946 in New York City. Son of William Cleveland and Marian Elizabeth (Maynard) Deekle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University Pennsylvania, 1968. Master of Science in Library and Information Science, Drexel University, 1973. DEd, Temple University, 1987.


    • Assistant extension services library Montgomery County/Norristown (Pennsylvania) Public Library., 1971-1973. Associate director library Allegany Community College, Cumberland, Maryland, 1973-1977. Head nonprint media services University Maryland Libraries, College Park, 1977-1981.

      Assistant dean academy affairs, chairman instructional resources div. Harrisburg Area Community College, 1981-1988. Library, director honors program Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 1988-1993.

      Director Madeleine Clark Wallace Library., Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, 1993-2000. Dean library services, director honors program Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island, since 2000. Chair committee interlibrary cooperation-comprehensive planning council State Library.

      Pennsylvania, 1982-1983. Chair Consortium Rhode Island Academy Research Library., since 2003.


    Vol., English teacher Peace Corps, Iran, 1968-1970. Member preservation advisory committee Massachusetts Board Library. Commission, 1999-2000.

    Member teaching and learning task force Middle States Association Colleges and Schools, 1998-1999. Member American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Middle State Association Colleges and Schools (consultant commission higher education accreditation team visits), New England Association Schools and Colleges (consultant accreditation team visits), Pennsylvania Library. Association (president 1990-1991), Maryland Association Community and Junior Colleges (chair learning resources division 1977, member Massachusetts master plan for libraries 1993-1995, chair Southeast Massachusetts cooperative libraries 1995-1997, co-chair LAMA fund raising/fund fare exchange committee 1997-1999).


    • Married Barbara Eugenia Maier, August 8, 1970. Children: Lee Christina, Glenna.
    • father: William Cleveland Deekle
    • mother: Marian Elizabeth (Maynard) Deekle
    • spouse: Barbara Eugenia Maier
    • children: Lee Christina Deekle
    • Glenna Deekle
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    Born March 30, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1973
      Drexel University
    • 1987
      Temple University
    • 1971 - 1973
      Assistant, extension services library Montgomery County/Norristown (Pennsylvania) Public Library
    • 1973 - 1977
      associate, director library Allegany Community College
      Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1977 - 1981
      head, nonprint media services University Maryland Libraries
      College Park, Maryland, United States
    • 1981 - 1988
      assistant, instructional resources division Harrisburg Area Community College
    • 1981 - 1988
      chairman, instructional resources division Harrisburg Area Community College
    • 1993
      director, Madeleine Clark Wallace Library
      Norton, Virginia, United States
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