Bachelor, U.Ill., 1972; Master of Library Science, U.Ill., 1973; Master of Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 1978; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, 1996.
Director Tulsa Area Library. Cooperative, 1981-1984, University Center at Tulsa, 1985-1987. Assistant to director University Michigan Libraries, Ann Arbor, 1987-1990.
Member services officer Research Libraries Group, Mountain View, California, 1993-1997. Head University Iowa Libraries, 1997—2000, Questia Media, Houston, 2000—2002, director collection management, 2000—2002. With U California Irvine Libraries, since 2002, AUL Public Services, since 2002.
Married Robert Hudson Patterson (divorced 1993).