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Cynthia Pulliam Cowell

library director

Cynthia Pulliam Cowell, American library director. Certified in lifetime secondary teaching University North Texas, 1973, all level learning resources specialist endorsement Texas Woman's University, 1979, public library director Texas State Library. and Archives, 1981.

Background

Cowell, Cynthia Pulliam was born on January 12, 1952 in Falfurrias, Texas, United States. Daughter of Technology R. and Johnnie Joyce Pulliam.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, University North Texas, Denton, 1973. Master of Library Science, Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1979.

Career

Classroom teacher Grapevine-Colleyville Consolidated Indiana School District, Texas, 1973—1980. Elementary school library Victoria Consolidated Indiana School District, 1980—1981. Director library services Boyce Ditto Memorial Library., Mineral Wells, 1981—1982, Cleburne Public Library., 1982—1984, Bartlesville Public Library., Oklahoma, 1984—1986, Brownsville Public Library., Texas, 1995—1996, Moreno Valley Public Library., California, 1998—2008, Newport Beach Public Library., Newport Beach, since 2008.

City library and director, big country library system Abilene Public Library., Texas, 1986—1989. Co-owner Pirtle Gallery, Tyler, 1989—1992. Outreach services coordinator Ohio Valley Area Libraries, Wellston, 1992—1995.

City library and director, big country library system Abilene Public Library., Texas, 1996—1998. President, public libraries division Texas Library. Association, Austin, 1990—1991, California Library.

Association, Sacramento, 2006—2007.

Achievements

  • Certified in lifetime secondary teaching University North Texas, 1973, all level learning resources specialist endorsement Texas Woman's University, 1979, public library director Texas State Library. and Archives, 1981.

Membership

Board member United Way Inland Valley, Riverside, California, 2006—2008. Participant Leadership Abilene, Texas, 1985—1986, Leadership Tyler, 1990—1991, Leadership Moreno Valley, California, 1999—2000, Leadership Tomorrow, Newport Beach, 2009—2010. Member of American Library Association (chair, intellectual freedom roundtable 2004-2005), Newport Beach Sunrise (president electrical since 2010), California Library.

Association (chair, intellectual freedom committee 2004-2005), Friends Newport Beach Public Library. (life), Rotary International (program chairman since 2009).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Reading, travel, needlecrafts, swimming.

Connections

Married Jeffrey Pirtle, April 12, 2009.