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Martha Merrill

Martha Merrill, American library and information scientist. Recipient Alabama/SIRS Intellectual Freedom award, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Alabama Library. Association, 1992, Alabama Beta Phi Mu chapter Library of the Year award, 1997.


  • Merrill, Martha was born on April 21, 1946 in Anniston, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Walter James and Polly (McCarty) Merrill.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1968. Master of Science, Jacksonville State University, Alabama, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1979.


    • Social worker Tuscaloosa (Alabama) County Department Human Resources, 1968-1971, Calhoun County Department Human Resources, Anniston, 1971-1973. Social science/business library Jacksonville State University, 1974-1986, professor instructional media, since 1987.


    • Editor: Reference Services and Media, 1999. Co-author: Dictionary for School Library Media Specialists, 2001.


    Member Friends of Library. board Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library., since 1984. Member American Library Association (executive board, Intellectual Freedom Round Table 1987-1993), Alabama Library. Association (president 1990-1991, Distinguished Service award 1995 Outstanding Publication award, 2004), Alabama Association College and Special Libraries (president 1989-1990), Southeastern Library.

    Association (chair intellectual freedom committee 1986-1988, chair resolutions committee 1990-1992).
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    Born April 21, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      Birmingham-So. College
    • 1974
      Jacksonville State University
    • 1979
      University Pittsburgh
    • 1968 - 1971
      Social worker, Tuscaloosa (Alabama) County Department Human Resources
    • 1971 - 1973
      Social worker, Tuscaloosa (Alabama) County Department Human Resources
      Anniston, Alabama, United States