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Bobbie Jean Pollard

educator , librarian

Bobbie Jean Pollard, American librarian, educator. Rockefeller Foundation scholar, 1965-1966; Professional Staff Congress grantee, City University of New York, 1983-1984. Member American Library Association, National Association of Female Executives, Association College and Research Libraries (chairman New York City area 1983-1984), Library Association City University of New York (chairman Institute) 1976, Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Kappa Museum.

Background

Pollard, Bobbie Jean was born on June 16, 1942 in Anguilla, Mississippi, United States. Daughter of Juris Doctor and Delia (Washington) Thornton.

Education

Bachelor in English Literature, Jackson State University, Mississippi, 1964. Master of Library Science, Atlanta University, 1965. Master of Arts in Education, New York University, 1974.

Career

Librarian, acting branch librarian Brooklyn Public Library, 1965-1970. Associate professor library science Baruch College, New York City, 1970-1978, 79—. Senior librarian University Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, 1978.

Religion

Through The Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion, the bread and cup symbolize the broken body and shed blood offered by Christ recall God’s great love for people. As they did for the disciples on the eve of Christ’s crucifixion.

Views

Language of a derogatory nature (with regard to race, nationality, ethnic background, gender, sexuality, and physical differences) does not reflect value for one another and contradicts the Christian teaching.

Membership

Member American Library Association, National Association of Female Executives, Association College and Research Libraries (chairman New York City area 1983-1984), Library Association City University of New York (chairman Institute) 1976, Beta Phi Mu, Alpha Kappa Museum.

Connections

Married Wilbert B. Pollard, April 27, 1974. 1 daughter, Abiola.

Politics

The state should not use its authority to promote particular religious beliefs, nor should it require prayer or worship in the public schools. However, the state should leave students free to practice their own religious convictions.