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R. Neil Scott

R. Neil Scott, American professor and university librarian. Named Outstanding Young Men of America, 1978; recipient Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture Order of Arrow, 1970, Outstanding Service award, Volusia County (Florida) Commissioners, Daytona Beach, 1987; National Endowment of the Humanities grant, 1989.


  • Scott, R. Neil was born on October 27, 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of John Taylor and Ruby Winston Scott.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Florida, Tampa, 1975. Master of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1982.


    • Associate system writer Burroughs Corporation, Atlanta, 1976—1977. Public services library William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1977—1980. Head, reference services Stetson University, 1980—1986.

      Management consultant Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler-Peat Marwick, Washington, 1986—1987. Associate library director Georgia College State University, Milledgeville, 1987—2003. Library director Beacon University, Columbus, 2003—2004.

      User services library Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, since 2004. Co-founder MTSU Science & Spirituality Forum, Murfreesboro, since 2007.


    • Author: (book) Postmarked Milledgeville, 2001, Flannery O'Connor: An Annotated Reference Guide to Criticism, 2002 (Outstanding Academic Title, 2002), Flannery O'Connor: The Contemporary Reviews, 2009.


    President DeLand Public Library. Trustees, 1983—1987, Eagle Scout, 1970. Member of American Library.

    Association, Beta Phi Mu, Themis Honor Society.



    Writing, travel, history.


    • Married Sheila Berry Scott. Children: Stephanie Gravely, Sherry Shrewsbury, David Winston.
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    Born October 27, 1952
    (age 64)
    • 1975
      University South Florida
    • 1976
      Florida State University
    • 1982
      Stetson University
    • 1976 - 1977
      Associate, system writer Burroughs Corporation
      Atlanta, North-West, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1980
      public services library William Carey College
      Hattiesburg, Mississippi, United States
    • 1980 - 1986
    • 1986 - 1987
      management, consultant Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler-Peat Marwick
      Washington, United States
    • 1987 - 2003
      associate, library director Georgia College State University
      Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
    • 2003 - 2004
      library director, Beacon University
      Columbus, Ohio, United States
    • 2004
      user services library Middle Tennessee State University
      Murfreesboro, Arkansas, United States
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