Bachelor of Arts in Russian, Dartmouth College, 1969. Postgraduate, Yale University, 1970. MSL.S., Long Island University, 1974.
Teacher Russian Choate School, Wallingford, Connecticut, 1970-1974. Librarian Kent-Denver Country Day School, Englewood, Colorado, 1974-1976. Assistant head circulation department Ohio State University Libraries, Columbus, 1976-1981.
Head undergraduate library University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1981-1985. Head librarian Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia, since 1985. Consultant training activities various libraries in Midwest, since 1978.
President Friends of Grove City Public Library, Ohio, 1979-1981. Member American Library Association, American Society for Information Science (secretary Central Ohio chapter 1979, chairman Michigan chapter 1985), Amnesty International, American Radio Relay League Clubs: Faculty of Ohio State University.
Married Gail Anne Atwan, June 14, 1970. 1 child, Alexander.