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educator , library and information scientist

Connie Jean Van Fleet, American library and information scientist, educator.


Fleet, Connie Jean Van was born on October 3, 1950 in New Orleans. Daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Fisher Van Fleet.


Bachelor, University of Oklahoma, 1972. Master of Library. Information Science, Louisiana State University, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, Indiana University, 1990.


Library. associate New Orleans Public Library., 1982—1985. Instructor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1989—1990, assistant professor, 1990—1994, associate professor, 1994—1996. Adjunct associate professor Kent (Ohio) State University, 1996—1998, associate professor, 1998—2000, University of Oklahoma, Norman, 2000—2003, professor, since 2003.

Panelist, proposal evaluator National Endowment of the Humanities, Washington, 1999. Participant forum on library and information services policy National Center for Education Statistics and United States National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, Washington, 1996. Panelist White House conference on aging mini-conference on the arts, the humanities, and older adults National Endowment for Humanities/ National Council on the Aging, Washington, 1995.

Co-investigator on grant project Oklahoma Department of Libraries/University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, 2001—2002, Institute for Museum and Library. Services, USDE, Washington, 1999—2001. Project consultant Ohio Library.

Council and State Library. of Ohio, Columbus, 1998—1999. Co-investigator on grant Library. Education and Human Resource Development Program, USDE, Washington, 1997—1998.

Project consultant Ohio Library. Council, Columbus, 1996—1998. Institute co-organizer Library.

Career Training and Development Program Institute Awards, USDE, Washington, 1995—1996, Library. Career Training Program, USDE, Washington, 1994—1995. Project supervisor, grant administrator Library.

Career Training Program Fellowship Awards, USDE, Washington, 1992—1994. Project consultant National Council on the Aging, Inc., Washington, 1990—1991. Guest instructor Missouri State Library., Jefferson City, 1999.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (journal) Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2000. Co-editor: RQ, 1997, (book) Library Evaluation: A Casebook for Managers, 2001. Co-author: Preparing Staff to Serve People with Disabilities, 1995.

      Co-editor: A Service Profession, a Service Commitment: A Festschrift in Honor of Charles D. Patterson, 1992. Co-author: (book chapter) The Readers' Advisor's Companion, 2001, Research Issues in Public Librarianship: Trends for the Future, 1994. Author: Adult Services: An Enduring Focus for Public Libraries, 1990, (proceedings) Public Libraries and Community-Based Education for Lifelong Learning, 1995.

      Co-author: Proceedings of Philosophical, Ethical and Practical Aspects of Refereed Science Journals. Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Patrons of the Public Library., East Baton Rouge Parish, Baton Rouge, 1994—1996. Member of American Library Association (steering committee, conference on professional education 1988-1999, chair research committee 1989-1991, editorial advisory board co-chair Reference and Adult Services Division 1991-1996, member (ex officio) board directors Reference and Adult Services Division 1991-1997, Resolution of Appreciation Reference & User Services Association 1997, member task force on foreign credentialing 1997—2000, chair, committee on education 1998-1999, steering committee Congress on Professional Education 1998-1999, councilor at large 1998—2002, member (ex officio) board directors Reference and Users Services Association 2000-2006, reference & user services quarterly editorial advisory board co-chair 2000-2006, planning and budget assembly 2001-2002, nominating committee 2006, Public Library. Association, Intellectual Freedom Round Table, Association Specialized and Cooperative Library.

Agencies, Margaret E. Monroe Library. Adult Services award Reference and Adult Services Division 1996), White House Conference on the Aging Task Force, Library Association & Information Science Education (president 2007-2008, Teaching Excellence award 2004, Service award 2010), Louisiana Library. Association (member committee on paraprofessional continuing education 1989-1991, co-founder/member minority recruitment and professional concerns group 1989-1992, member scholarship committee 1989-1992, member public library Studies.com.

1993-1995), Oklahoma Library. Association (intellectual freedom committee 2001-2010), Beta Phi Mu (chapter advisor 1992-1994, Rho chapter advisor 1998—2000).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, watercolor, needlecrafts.


Married Danny Paul Wallace. Children: Robyn Solomon, Elizabeth Wallace.

Cornelius Fleet

Elizabeth Fisher Van Fleet

Danny Paul Wallace

Robyn Solomon Fleet

Elizabeth Wallace Fleet