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Barbara Lee Nichols Randall, American library director, educator. Certified public library New York State Education Department, 1976.


Randall, Barbara Lee Nichols was born on August 9, 1951 in Wichita Falls, Texas, United States. Daughter of Robert and Margaret Jean Nichols.


Bachelor, State University of New York, Brockport, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Albany, New York, 1976.


Technology specialist, acting assistant editor, Central Office Library. Services State University of New York, 1976—1978, local arrangements co-chair, Libraries Association, 1998—1999. Senior library, CONSER project representative New York State Library., 1978—1985, associate library, collection acquisition and processing, 1985—1993, newspaper project director, 1988—1992.

Special coordinator faculty grants & research Siena College, Latham, 1993—1995. Automation & catalog specialist, library II Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex School Library. Systems, Saratoga Springs, 1995—1997.

Visiting associate library University Albany, 1997—1999, committee member, council research, 1998—1999, adjunct professor, department information studies, 2003. Assistant director Guilderland Public Library., 1999—2001, director, since 2001. Reviewer, national leadership grants Institute Museum and Library.

Services, Washington, 1998—1999. Steering committee member New Yorkers Better Libraries Political Action Committee, Canton, since 2005.


  • Certified public library New York State Education Department, 1976.


Board directors member Guilderland Chamber of Commerce, New York, 2007. Newsletter editor International Accelerated Missions, Albany, 1994—2000. Building committee member Our Savior's Lutheran School, 2002—2008.

President Korean American Families, 1986—1989. School board member Korean Language School Greater Albany Area, 1991—1996. Member of American Library Association (Chicago) (fundraising committee member, ALCTS 1998-1999), Directors Association, Upper Hudson Library.

Systems (chairperson 2005-2006), Capital District Library. Council, Hudson Mohawk Library. Association, New York Library.

Association (Albany) (council member 2000-2001, legislation committee member 2002-2003, since 2008).


  • Other Interests

    Writing, needlecrafts, genealogy.


Married James Edward Randall, October 9, 1976. Children: Holly Kim Randall, Gil Adam Randall.

Robert Nichols

Margaret Jean Nichols

James Edward Randall

Holly Kim Randall

Gil Adam Randall