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Library administrator

David Foster Clapp, American Library administrator. Recipient Outstanding Public Svc. award Friends Chicago Public Library., 1987;Josie B. Houchens fellow University of Illinois, 1979. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association, Library. Administration and Management Association, Tennessee Library. Association (Executive Board 1991-1992), Chattanooga Area Library. Association (president 1991-1992), Mensa, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

Clapp, David Foster was born on July 17, 1952 in Birmingham, Alabama, United States. Son of Merwin Bailey and Katherine Lorraine (Aderholt) Clapp.

Education

Bachelor in Classical Langs., Tulane University, 1975; Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University of Illinois, 1980; certified advanced study in information management, University of Chicago, 1987.

Career

Assistant manager, Kroch's & Brentano's Bookstore, Chicago, 1976-1979; library I acquisitions department, Chicago Public Library., 1980-1982; library II, 1st assistant Walker branch, Chicago Public Library., 1982-1983; library II, head Clearing branch, Chicago Public Library., 1983-1984; library III, head Rogers Park branch, Chicago Public Library., 1984-1989; assistant director extension services, Chattanooga Public Library., since 1989.

Membership

Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association, Library. Administration and Management Association, Tennessee Library.

Association (executive board 1991-1992), Chattanooga Area Library. Association (president 1991-1992), Mensa, Beta Phi Mu, Kiwanis of Chattanooga (vice president 2009-2010), RE:Strategic Arms Reduction Talks - The Center Adult Education (board member).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: genealogy, history, development and philosophy of religions, ancient history.

Connections

Married Sara Louise Stephan, September 18, 1982.

father:
Merwin Bailey Clapp

mother:
Katherine Lorraine (Aderholt) Clapp

spouse:
Sara Louise Stephan