Bachelor of Arts, Barnard College, 1963; Master of Library Science, Columbia University, 1967; D.L.S., Columbia University, 1977.
Instructor Queens College Library, Flushing, New York, 1967-1969. Lecturer Columbia University, New York City, 1970-1973. Assistant professor Brooklyn College Library, 1973-1976.
Assistant university librarian Brown University, Providence, 1977-1982. Professor, chief librarian City College Library, New York City, since 1982. Review panelist National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1980.
Consultant New England Regional Medical Library Service, Boston, 1979-1980, Department State Library Service, Providence, 1980. Book consultant ready reckoner Bowker, New York City, 1973-1975. Regent National Library Medicine, since 1985.
Advisor Concord Baptist Church Day Care, Brooklyn, 1977. Advisor Governor's Task Force on Libraries, Providence, 1981. Committee chairman Young Women’s Christian Association, Brooklyn, 1976.
Management consultant Association Research Libraries, Washington, 1982. Advisor Massachusetts Council on Arts and Humanities, since 1985. Member American Library Association (councilor 1980-1984, council committee on minority concerns 1985-1987), Association College and Research Libraries (chairman education and behavioral science section 1981-1982), Research Libraries Group (representative 1980-1982), North Atlantic Health Science Libraries (regional chairman 1980-1981), Greater New York Association College and Research Librarians (chapter president 1985-1986), Archons of Colophon.
Married Julius Thomas Randall, November 8, 1963. 1 daughter, Christine Renee.