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Arthur Curley, American Library director. Recipient Alumni Achievement award Simmons College, 1984. Member American Library Association (county 1970-1974, 81-87, Executive Board 1983-1987, vice president/president-elect 1994, president 1994-1995), Association Research Libraries (president 1991-1992), Massachusetts Library. Association, New England Library. Association.

Background

Curley, Arthur was born on January 22, 1938 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Alphonsus Matthew and Lillian (Norton) Curley.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1959;Master of Science, Simmons College, Boston, 1962;Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Rhode Island, 1993.

Career

Director, Avon Public Library, Massachusetts, 1961-1964;director, Palatine Public Library, Illinois, 1964-1968;director, Montclair Public Library, New Jersey, 1968-1975;director, Cuyahoga County Library, Cleveland, 1975-1976;deputy director, Detroit Public Library, 1977-1980;deputy director, New York Public Library, New York City, 1980-1985;director, Boston Public Library, since 1985;president, American Library Association, 1994-1995. Lecturer Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1971-1975, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,1978-1979. President Harvard Library., New York City, 1982-1985.

President Association Research Libraries, 1991-1992.

Works

Membership

Member American Library Association (council 1970-1974, 81-87, executive board 1983-1987, vice president/president-elect 1994, president 1994-1995), Association Research Libraries (president 1991-1992), Massachusetts Library. Association, New England Library. Association Clubs: Harvard (New York City, Boston), St. Botolph, Odd Volumes, Badminton and Tennis, Longwood Cricket.

Connections

Children: Susan, Ellen.

father:
Alphonsus Matthew Curley

mother:
Lillian (Norton) Curley

child:
Susan Curley

child:
Ellen Curley