Associate of Arts, Corning Community College, New York, 1962. Bachelor, Alfred University, New York, 1964. Master of Science, Syracuse University, New York, 1970.
Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1974.
Assistant librarian Keuka College, Keuka Park, New York, 1970-1971. Head catalog center State Library Ohio, Columbus, 1971-1975. Executive director Bibliographical Center for Research, Denver, 1975-1980.
President Center for Research Libraries, Chicago, since 1980. Member advisory board Satellite Library Network, Denver, 1976-1977, Telefacsimile Library Network, Denver, 1978-1980. Member Council Computerized Library.
Networks, 1979-1980; member Library. of Congress Network Advisory Committee, 1977-1980. Member advisory committee Online Computer Library Center, Dublin, Ohio, 1980-1986, vice president, delegate to users council, 1978-1980. Member advisory board Midwest Cooperative Conservation Program, 1983-1986.
Member advisory committee to advanced certified in library management program University Chicago Graduate Library. School, 1982-1983; member task force on information delivery services Council on Library. Resources, 1983-1985.
Member library review committee Loyola University Chicago, 1983. Member National Council on Preservation and Access, since 1986. Member United States-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences of America Council Learned Socs./Academy Sciences Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, subcommission on documentation problems in humanities and social science, since 1990.
United States delegate to United Nations Educational International Congress on Universal Availability of Publications, 1982. Consultant in management and technical.
Member advisory board Rosary College, River Forest, Illinois, since 1984. Served to captain United States Air Force, 1965-1969, Vietnam. Fellow Beta Phi Mu; member Association State Library Agencies (president 1977-1978), American Library Association (various committees since 1972), International Federation Library Associates (various committees since 1978), American Society for Information Science, American Management Association, Association Research Libraries (member joint committee on extended access to journal literature 1981-1983, member committee on preservation of research library materials since 1989).
Clubs: University, Quadrangle (Chicago).
Son of; married Evangeline Foster Bower, January 7, 1967 (divorced February 1977). 1 child, Michael John. Married Lupe Mary Rodriquez, November 9, 1977.
1 stepson, Matthew Glenn.