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Deborah Jeanne Grimes, American library director.


Grimes, Deborah Jeanne was born on October 6, 1952 in Decatur, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Arzie Hugh and Helen Aubrey Grimes.


Bachelor, University Montevallo, Alabama, 1974. Master of Library Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1975. Educational Specialist, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1993.


Library. media specialist Brewer State Junior College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1975—1976, media library, 1976—1978, acquisitions library, 1978, Shelton State Community College, Tuscaloosa, 1979, director library services, since 1979. Accreditation teams Southern Association Colleges and Schools, Atlanta, since 1983. With Alabama Junior College Library.

Association, 1988—1992. President Alabama Library. Association, 1993—1994.

Adjunct instructor School Library and Information Science, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, since 2000. Keynote speaker Illinois Association College and Research Libraries, Chicago, 2000. Frequent presenter North America Council Staff, Program, and Organizational Development, since 2002.

Member Association of College and Research Libraries Publications Librarianship Series Editorial Board, since 2005. President Alabama Library. Network Colleges, since 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (book) Academic Library Centrality: User Success Through Service, Access, and Tradition. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


Through Jesus' death on the cross, and his resurrection, the power of evil in the world is broken.


People sometimes argue that involvement in political life involves getting our hands dirty, so is something Christians should avoid. But God is present in everything, including political institutions.


It is human responsibility to innovate, sponsor, and evaluate new forms of community living that will encourage development of the fullest potential in individuals.


Women committed excellence committee Tombigbee Girl Scout Council, Tuscaloosa, 1998—1999. Various committee chairmanships Kiwanis Club Tuscaloosa, 1992—2008, president, 2001—2003. Human rights team United Cerebral Palsy West Alabama, 2005—2007.

Mayor's advisory council handicapped Tuscaloosa, 1987—1989. Member of American Library Association, Alabama Library. Association, Alabama Two-Year College Library.

Association, Alabama Association College and Research Libraries (president 2004-2005), North America Council Staff, Program, and Organizational Development, Alabama Association College & Research Libraries 2004-2005, Association College and Research Libraries.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, reading, cooking.


Arzie Hugh

Helen Aubrey Grimes