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Matthew Christopher Kubiak

Matthew Christopher Kubiak, American library administrator. Recipient University West Florida Upward Bound Outstanding Contribution award, 1982, Florida Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Chairman award, 1982, Junior League Pensacola Information and Referral Valuable Service award, 1981, League of Women Voters Rose award, 1983-1984.


  • Kubiak, Matthew Christopher was born on January 4, 1947 in London. Son of Klemens W. and Stefania K. (Jamiolkowska) Kubiak.

  • Education

    • Student, Heidelberg College, 1967. Bachelor, University Michigan, 1969. Master of Arts in Library Science, University Michigan, 1973.

      Postgraduate, Miami University, 1989.


    • Reference library Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1972—1973. Head technical services Peoria (Illinois) Public Library., 1973—1976, head of branches, 1976. Assistant director Weir Public Library., Weirton, West Virginia, 1977—1980.

      Superintendent West Florida Regional Library. Systems, Pensacola, 1980—1987. Director Bloomington (Illinois) Public Library., since 1987.

      Member faculty Illinois Center College, East Peoria, 1975—1976, West Virginia Northern College, Weirton, 1979. Member information and referral board Escambia County, 1981—1983. Representative Illinois Regional White House Conference Libraries, 1990.

      Member citizens committee Illinois Wesleyan University Writers Workshop, 1991—1993. Member Escambia County Democratic Executive Committee, 1982—1987, member steering committee, 1984—1986, audit committee, 1986—1987. Member Pensacola Arts Council, 1980—1987, Habitat Humanity, since 1983, McLean County History Society, since 1987, Vladimir-Canterbury Sister City Association, since 1988, Miller Park Zoo Society, Friends Bloomington Public Library., since 1987, White Place Homeowners Association.

      Stewardship coordinator St. Luke Union Church, 1991, council, since 1993. Vice chair Mission Commission, since 1993. Committee member Budget and Stewardship, since 1993, Ministerial Relations, since 1993, Brotherhood Tree, 1993.

      With United States Army Reserve, 1969-1975.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Member of Rotary (editor newsletter 1991-1992, sister city liaison 1991-1992, chair, secretary recognition breakfast 1992, community service award 1993), University Michigan Alumni Club Center Illinois (board directors 1991-1992, secretary 1991-1992, charter member since 1990), McLean Chamber of Commerce, Library. Administration and Management Association, Illinois Library. Association, Public Library.

    Association (board directors 1983-1984, small and medium size library section board directors 1982-1985, vice president 1982-1983, president 1983-1984, by-laws committee 1990-1992, chair Wertheimer award committee 1987-1991), The National Library Association (vice president 1992-1993, president since 1993), American Library Association, Young Men's Club (board directors since 1991).


    • Married Christine N.R. Sterner, September 9, 1984. Children: Andrew Stephen, Caroline Ruth.
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    Born January 4, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1967
      Heidelberg College
    • 1969
      University Michigan
    • 1973
      University Michigan
    • 1989
      Miami University
    • 1972 - 1973
      Reference library Michigan State University
      East Lansing, Michigan, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      member, faculty Illinois Center College
      East Peoria, Illinois, United States
    • 1977 - 1980
      assistant, director Weir Public Library
      Weirton, West Virginia, United States
    • 1979
      member, faculty Illinois Center College
      Weirton, West Virginia, United States
    • 1980 - 1987
      superintendent West Florida Regional Library Systems
      Pensacola, Florida, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      member, information and referral board Escambia County
    • 1987
      director, Bloomington (Illinois) Public Library
    • 1990
      representative Illinois Regional White House Conference Libraries
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