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Donald Raymond Smith, American librarian. Recipient Millicent C. Palmer award Friends of Lovejoy Library, Southern Illinois University, 1974, Heriot-Watt University Wilson scholar, 1974, Higher Education Coordinating Act grantee Illinois State Library, 1980-1981, Workshop award University Oklahoma School Library Science, 1984.


Smith, Donald Raymond was born on September 25, 1946 in Highland, Illinois, United States. Son of Raymond Stanley and Gladys Loraine (Martin) Smith.


Bachelor, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1968. Master of Arts, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1972. Master of Science, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1978.

Master of Library Science, University Missouri, Columbia, 1976.


Academy advisory Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, 1970-1973, library instructor, 1973-1978, education library, 1978-1982. Associate director public service and collection development University Tulsa, 1982-1988, associate director general services, 1988-1993. Director library Northeast Louisiana University, Monroe, Louisiana, 1993-1996.

Dean information services University Louisiana, 1996—2003, dean library, since 2003. Consultant Hayner Public Library., Alton, Illinois, 1977-1982, Tulsa City County Library., 1984. Consultant facilitator Tulsa Area Library.

Cooperative, 1987-1988, 90. Collection evaulator Oklahoma Junior College, Tulsa, 1984. Planning consultant Delgado Community College, New Orleans, 2006.

Library consultant Temple B'nai Israel, Monroe, Louisiana, since 2007.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Newspaper Indexing Handbook, 1981. Editor and compiler newspaper index, 1976-1977.


Cataloger Our Lady Queen of Peace School, Belleville, Illinois, 1979-1982. Campaign worker Democratic Party, Belleville, 1972. Chair board directors Tulsa Area Library.

Cooperative, 1991-1993. Member Louisiana Library. Network Commission, since 2004.

Consultant library Temple B'nai Israel, since 2007. With United States Army, 1969-1970. Member of American Library Association, Louisiana Library.

Information Network Consortium Executive Committee (chair 2010-2011), Louisiana Library. Network (commission 2004-2007, commn 2010-2011), Technology Consortium Teacher Education, Trailblazer Library. Directors Board and Commission, Louisiana Academy Library.

Information Network Consortium (at-large executive board directors 1994-1996, chairman research and development committee 2001-2003), Louisiana Association College and Research Libraries (automation and technical committee since 2000, vice president, president-elect 2003-2005), Louisiana Library. Association (secretary scholarship trust 1994—2004, co-chair annual conference 2003-2004, network commission since 2004, academy secretary chair 2010-2011), Oklahoma Library. Association (chairman continuing education committee 1985-1986, chairman administration roundtable 1989-1990, chair automation roundtable 1991-1992), Association College and Research Libraries, Phi Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, history, reading.


Married Elaine Marie Neudecker, April 12, 1969. 1 child, Benjamin Christopher.

Raymond Stanley Smith

Gladys Loraine (Martin) Smith

Elaine Marie Neudecker

Benjamin Christopher Smith