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librarian , writer

Celia Elaine Hales Mabry was American librarian, writer. Recipient Research award, Minnesota Association Continuing Adult Education, 1994.


Mabry, Celia Elaine Hales was born on September 6, 1946 in Ayden, North Carolina, United States. Daughter of Thomas Edwin and Joyce Elaine (Hill) H.


Bachelor, Duke University, 1968. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1970. Master of Library Science, East C. University, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy, Florida State University, 1982.


Instructor Stratford College, Danville, Virginia, 1970-1972. Edition assistant Free Will Baptist Press Foundation, Ayden, North Carolina, 1972-1973. Director admissions Mount Olive (North Carolina) College, 1973.

Junior instructor East Carolina University, Greenville, 1974-1975. Media coordinator New Hanover County Public Schools, Wilmington, North Carolina, 1976-1978. Lecturer East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, 1980-1981.

Reformed library, English bibliographer University North Carolina, Charlotte, 1983-1986. Reformed instructor, reformed library, religion, philosophy and reference bibliographer University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1986—2005, retired, 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals, magazines.


The longing for holiness is not about wanting to be 'holier than thou'. It is about wanting the love of God to permeate all of our life, and for that love to be shown through our lives to other people.


Every human being regardless of its race, gender or sexual orientation should have all human and civil rights.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Member League of Women Voters, Wilmington, 1976-1978, Tallahassee, 1978-1979. Board directors Mental Health Association Minnesota, 1991-1996, secretary, 1993-1996. Co-president University St. Thomas Women's Association, 1990-1991.

Volunteer mentor Minnesota Rise, 1997-1999, Oxford Essayist Group, since 2005. Member American Library Association (board directors reference and adult services division 1988-1990, secretary English and American literature discussion group 1986, chairman library services aging population committee 1985-1988), American Association of University Women, Oxford Essayists, Beta Phi Mu, Kappa Delta Pi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: writing, gourmet cooking.


Married Paul Davis Mabry Junior, July 12, 1986.

Thomas Edwin H.

Joyce Elaine (Hill) H.

Paul Davis Mabry Junior