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Arlene Guretzky Cohen, American librarian, editor.


Cohen, Arlene Guretzky was born on September 8, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Joseph and Edith Guretzky.


Bachelor in Sociology, California State University, Los Angeles, 1964. Master of Library Science, University Washington, Seattle, 1973.


Library. Pacific Northwest Bibliographic Center, University Washington, 1973—1978. Library consultant Schweppe, Doolittle, Krug, Tausend, Beezer and Bierele, 1974—1976. Instructor Highline Community College, Midway, 1978—1980.

Technical writer, editor Boeing Computer Services, Bellevue, 1978—1982, technical writer, 1984—1986. Staff development consultant King County Library. Systems, Seattle, 1980.

Library system specialist Pacific Northwest Regional Health Sciences Library., University Washington, 1982—1983. System analyst Boeing Aerospace Company, 1986—1987. Library consultant, Libraries of the Coastal Resource Management Office Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), 1987—1988, system administrator, Department Public Safety, 1988—1989.

Technical processing library, Micronesian Area Research Center University Guam, Mangilao, 1990, system library, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library., 1991—1997, circulation and outreach services library, Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library., 1997—2007, instructor, 1990—1995, assistant professor, 1995—2001, associate professor, library science Mangilao, 2000, associate professor, 2001. Member Pacific Telecomm. Council, 1993—1995; visiting lecturer Peking University Library., Beijing, 1996.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member Guam Memorial Hospital Professional Library. Board, 1998—2007; Member of Guam Women's Club, Guam Symphony Society (sponsor since 1992), Washington Library. Association, Society for Technology Communications (education committee co-chair, Puget Sound chapter 1985-1986, employment chair, Puget Sound chapter 1986-1987), American Society for Information Science (program chair, Washington chapter 1980-1982), Fiji Library.

Association, American Association of University Women, International Federation for Information and Documentation, China Society for Library. Science, Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives (executive secretary 1991-1993, vice president 1993-1995, president 1995-1996, Guam executive board representative 1996—2007), Guam Library. Association (treasurer 1997-1998), International Federation of Library.

Associations and Institutions (secretary for Management of Library. Associations 1997—2005).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, hiking, travel.


Married James Kairoff, April 17, 1964 (divorced September 1973). Children: Joshua David Kairoff, Natasha Kairoff. Married Stephen Andrew Cohen, August 10, 1986.

Joseph Guretzky

Edith Guretzky

James Kairoff

Stephen Andrew Cohen

Joshua David Kairoff Cohen

Natasha Kairoff Cohen