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Barbara Lee Nichols Randall

Barbara Lee Nichols Randall, American library director, educator. Certified public library New York State Education Department, 1976.

Background

  • Randall, Barbara Lee Nichols was born on August 9, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert and Margaret Jean Nichols.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, State University of New York, Brockport, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Albany, New York, 1976.

    Career

    • Technology specialist, acting assistant editor, Central Office Library. Services State University of New York, 1976—1978, local arrangements co-chair, Libraries Association, 1998—1999. Senior library, CONSER project representative New York State Library., 1978—1985, associate library, collection acquisition and processing, 1985—1993, newspaper project director, 1988—1992.

      Special coordinator faculty grants & research Siena College, Latham, 1993—1995. Automation & catalog specialist, library II Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex School Library. Systems, Saratoga Springs, 1995—1997.

      Visiting associate library University Albany, 1997—1999, committee member, council research, 1998—1999, adjunct professor, department information studies, 2003. Assistant director Guilderland Public Library., 1999—2001, director, since 2001. Reviewer, national leadership grants Institute Museum and Library.

      Services, Washington, 1998—1999. Steering committee member New Yorkers Better Libraries Political Action Committee, Canton, since 2005.

    Major achievements

    • Certified public library New York State Education Department, 1976.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Board directors member Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, New York, 2007. Newsletter editor International Accelerated Missions, Albany, 1994—2000. Building committee member Our Savior's Lutheran School, 2002—2008.

    President Korean American Families, 1986—1989. School board member Korean Language School Greater Albany Area, 1991—1996. Member of American Library Association (Chicago) (fundraising committee member, ALCTS 1998-1999), Directors Association, Upper Hudson Library.

    Systems (chairperson 2005-2006), Capital District Library. Council, Hudson Mohawk Library. Association, New York Library.

    Association (Albany) (council member 2000-2001, legislation committee member 2002-2003, since 2008).

    Personality

    Interests

    Writing, needlecrafts, genealogy.

    Connections

    • Married James Edward Randall, October 9, 1976. Children: Holly Kim Randall, Gil Adam Randall.
    • father: Robert Nichols
    • mother: Margaret Jean Nichols
    • spouse: James Edward Randall
    • children: Holly Kim Randall
    • Gil Adam Randall
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    Born August 9, 1951
    (age 65)
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    • 1973
      State University of New York
    • 1976
      University Albany
    • 1976 - 1978
      Technology specialist, editor
    • 1976 - 1978
      acting assistant, editor
    • 1978 - 1985
      senior, library
    • 1993 - 1995
      special coordinator, faculty grants & research Siena College
      Latham, New York, United States
    • 1995 - 1997
      automation & catalog specialist
      Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
    • 1998 - 1999
      Technology specialist, editor
    • 1998 - 1999
      acting assistant, editor
    • 1998 - 1999
      visiting associate, library University Albany
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