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Beth Janet Shapiro


Beth Janet Shapiro, American librarian. Grantee Council on Library. Resources, 1978, 83, 93.


Shapiro, Beth Janet was born on July 18, 1946 in Newton, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Harold H. and Marilyn Ann (Katz) Shapiro.


Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Michigan State University, 1968. Master of Arts in Sociology, Michigan State University, 1971. Master of Library Science, Western Michigan University, 1974.

Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, Michigan State University, 1981.


Urban affairs bibliographer Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, 1972-1976, urban policy and planning librarian, 1976-1979, social science coordinator, 1979-1981, assistant director, 1981-1985, associate director, 1985-1987, deputy director, 1987-1990. University library Rice University, Houston, since 1991. Member research libraries advisory committee Online College Library.

Center, Inc., since 1992. Board directors Center for Research Libraries, since 1994.


Member Ingham County Equal Opportunity Committee, Mason, Michigan, 1974-1975, Lansing Committee on Affirmative Action, 1976-1978, Capital City Revitalization Task Force, Lansing, 1986. Member Michigan Consumers Council, Lansing, 1982-1988, chairman, 1987-1988. Board directors Interracial Family Alliance of Houston, since 1993.

Member American Library Association (councilor 1991-1995), North America Society for Sociology Sport.


Married Russell Carl Barnes, May 15, 1987. Children: Gabrielle Alexandra Barnes.