Bachelor, University Montevallo, 1971. Master of Library Science, University Alabama, 1979. Juris Doctor with honors, Birmingham School Law, 1989.
Periodical library science and technical department Birmingham Public Library., 1971—1973, branch head, 1973—1980, reference library technical and business department, 1980—1984. Law library Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville, Birmingham, 1984—2003. Library Cumberland School Law, since 2003.
Firm representative Executive Women International, since 1990, historian, 1991, board directors, 1993, 96-2000, public director, 1993, scholarship director, 1995, director at-large, 1996, sergeant-at-arms, 1997, sustaining member liaison, vice president/president elect, 1998, president 1999, past-president 2000.
Member board trustees St. Martin's in the Pines, 1995-2000, board directors 1999, 2000. Visiting allocation team United Way Central Alabama, 1997-2005, tean chair 2010. Agency review team United Way Central Alabama, since 2007.
Member vestry St. Andrew's Parish, Birmingham, 1985-1987. Board visitors College Communications and Information Sciences University Alabama, since 1997. Member American Bar Association, Alabama Bar Association (faculty Continuing Legal Education 1987), Birmingham Bar Association (public relations project committee 1992-1993, public service committee 1994, economic practice law committee 2002), Alabama Library.
Association (law library roundtable 1986-1988, moderator 1987-1988), American Association Law Libraries, Library. School Association (board directors 1991-1994, 95-2005, president-elect 1995-1997, president 1997-2000, past president 2000-2002, board directors), Law Library. Association Alabama, Special Libraries Association (president Alabama chapter 2004-2005), Beta Phi Museum.