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Arthur Price Young, American librarian, educator. Recipient Berner Nash award University Illinois, 1976.


Young, Arthur Price was born on July 29, 1940 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Arthur Price and Marion (Freeman) Young.


Bachelor, Tufts University, 1962. Master of Arts in Teaching, University Massachusetts, 1964. Medical Science Liaison Society, Syracuse University, 1969.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1976.


Head reader services, social science bibliographer State University of New York-Cortland, 1969-1972. Research associate University Illinois Library. Research Center, Urbana, 1972-1975.

Assistant dean public services, associate professor University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1976-1981. Dean libraries, professor University Rhode Island, Kingston, 1981-1989. Director Thomas Cooper Library., University South Carolina, Columbia, 1989-1993.

Senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1991. Dean libraries, member adjunct faculty department history Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, 1993—2006. Member adjunct faculty Syracuse (New York ) University, 1970-1971, Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois, 1994-1996.

President Consortium Rhode Island Academy and Research Libraries, 1983-1985. Member board governors University Press New England, 1987-1989. Member executive board Illinois Library.

Computer Systems Organization, 1995-1999. Chair Council Directors State University Libraries, 1994-1995, since 2001. Senior fellow University of California at Los Angeles, 1991.

President Illinois Library. Association, 2002.



Chair Council of Directors Illinois State University Libraries, 1994-1995, 2001-2002. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1964-1968. Member American Library Association (chairman editorial board, chair Library.

Research Seminar I, 1996), Association College and Research Libraries (publications in librarianship 1982-1988, chairman Jesse H. Shera Endowment Fund committee 1991-1994), Illinois Library. Association, South Carolina Library. Association (chairman library administration section 1991-1992), Association Research Libraries (scholarly commission committee 1991-1993), Organization American Historians, American History Association, Horatio Alger Society (president 1999-2000), Caxton Club (Chicago), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Mu, Phi Delta Kappa.


Married Patricia Dorothy Foss, June 26, 1965. Children: John Marshall, Christopher Price.

Arthur Price Young

Marion (Freeman) Young

Patricia Dorothy Foss

John Marshall Young

Christopher Price Young