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Betty Jean Long

Betty Jean Long, American library director.


  • Long, Betty Jean was born on August 30, 1951 in Olton, Texas, United States. Daughter of Fred D. and Thelma Bennnie (Cowart) Long.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Texas Woman's University, 1972. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, 1973.


    • Branch library east branch Amarillo (Texas) Public Library., 1976-1980. Youth library southwest branch Amarilla (Texas) Public Library., 1973-1974, youth library east branch, 1974-1976. Assistant coordinator Texas Panhandlw Library.

      System, Amarillo, 1980-1985. Director Roswell (New Mexico) Public Library., since 1985. Delaware second New Mexico Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1991, White House Conference on Libraries and Information Services, 1993.

      Chair adult basic education advisory council Eastern New Mexico University, 1991-1992, 92-93.


    Board directors New Mexico Coalition for Literacy, 1989-1991, co-chair public relations committee 1990-1991. Secretary Roswell Literacy Council, 1986, vice president 1987, president 1988-1989. Secretary Altrusa Club of Roswell, 1987, director 1988-1989, vice president 1989-1990, president 1990-1991.

    Vice president Altrusa Foundation, 1992-1993, president 1993-1994. Committee member Chaves County Courthouse Restoration and Preservation. K-6 committee member Reach 2000, 1990-1991.

    Steering committee Roswell Indep. School District Master Plan. Active Friends of Roswell Public Library., Chaves County Literacy Action Coalition.

    Board directors Amigos, since 1996, secretary, 1997-1998. Active Chaves County United Literacy Action Committee, 1998. Member American Library Association, New Mexico Library.

    Association (chair conference arrangements committee 1987, membership committee 1987-1988, chair library development committee 1988-1989, 93-94, co-chair conference arrangements committee 1991, Second vice president 1995-1996, 1st vice president 1996, president 1997-1998), Municipal Libraries Association New Mexico (municipal league vice-chair 1987-1988, chair 1988-1989), Los Pocos Locos (president 1990-1991, 93-94), Roswell Rotary.




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    Born August 30, 1951
    (age 66)
    • 1972
      Texas Woman's University
    • 1973
      Texas Woman's University
    • 1973 - 1974
      youth library southwest branch Amarilla (Texas) Public Library
    • 1974 - 1976
      youth library southwest branch Amarilla (Texas) Public Library
    • 1976 - 1980
      Branch library east branch Amarillo (Texas) Public Library
    • 1980 - 1985
      assistant, coordinator Texas Panhandlw Library System
      Amarillo, Texas, United States
    • 1985
      director, Roswell (New Mexico) Public Library