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Carolyn Ann Snyder, American education educator, librarian, director. Cooperative Research grant Council on Library. Resources, Washington, 1984.


Snyder, Carolyn Ann was born on November 5, 1942 in Elgin, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Ralph and Florence Wagner.


Student, Nebraska Wesleyan University, 1960—1961. Bachelor of Science cum laude, Kearney State College, 1964. Master of Science in Librarianship, University Denver, 1965.


Assistant library science and technical University Nebraska, Lincoln, 1965—1967, assistant public service library, 1967—1968, 1970—1973. From personnel library to interim development officer Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington, 1973—1989, interim dean, 1989—1991. Administrative army library Special Services Agency, Europe, 1968—1970.

Dean library affairs Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, 1991—2000, professor library affairs, 2000—2006, director foundation relations, 2000—2006. Team leader Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities-World Bank IX project to develop library system and implement automation University Indonesia, Jakarta, 1984-1986. Library development consultant Institute of Technology The Majlis Amanah Rakyat/Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities Program in Malaysia, 1985.

Official representative EDUCAUSE, 1996-2000. Member working group on scholarly communications National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, 1998-2000.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Library and Other Academic Support Services for Distance Learning, 1997. Contributor chapter to book and articles to professional journals.


Active Carbondale Public Library. Friends, since 1991, Morris Library. Friends, since 1991; branch president American Association of University Women, Carbondale, 2004-2005.

Board directors Carbondale Community Arts Board, since 2006, Carbondale Information and Telecomm. Commission, since 2006. Member American Library Association (councilor 1985-1989, Bogle International Travel award 1988, Heriot-Watt University Wilson Library.

Staff development grant 1981), Library. Administration/Management Association (president 1981-1982, numerous others), Committee on Institutional Cooperative/Resource Sharing (chair 1987-1991), Coalition for Networked Information (Southern Illinois University at Carbondale representative 1991-1900), Council Directors State University Libraries in Illinois (chair 1992-1993, 99-00), Council on Library and Information Resources Digital Leadership Institute Steering Committee (Association Research Libraries representative 1998-1900), Illinois Association College and Research Libraries (chair Illinois Board Higher Education liaison committee 1993-1994), Illinois Network (board directors), Indiana Library. Association (chair college/university division 1982-1983), United States Grant Association (board directors since 1992), Illinois Library.

Computer Systems Organization (policy council 1992-1995, 96-00), National Association State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (commission on information technical and its distance learning and library boards 1994-1996), NetIllinois (board directors 1994-1996), Online Computer Library Center Users Council (elected representative 1995-1998), Big 12 Plus Library. Consortium (chair 1997-1998), National Commission on Libraries and Information Science Working Group on Scholarly Communications, Association Research Library. (visiting program officer 2000-2001).


  • Other Interests

    Antiques, theater, movies, reading.


Ralph Wagner

Florence Wagner