Bachelor, Vanderbilt University, 1968; Master of Library Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1969; Master of Business Administration, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982.
Senior librarian, librarian, Los Angeles Public Library, 1969-1976; subject department manager, Los Angeles Public Library, 1976-1979; assistant central library director, Los Angeles Public Library, 1979-1984; central library director, Los Angeles Public Library, since 1984.
Member California Museum Foundation, since 1984. Member American Library Association (member American Association Publications/Resources and Technology Services Committee 1984-1989), California library association (member legislation committee since 1997), Rotary (board directors since 1996).
Married Cornell Kory Toeman, November 15, 1992.