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Gordon M. Conable, American library director. Recipient Best of Show award Western Art Directors, 1977; named Michigan Public Servant of Year, 1994, Freedom to Read Foundation Roll of Honor, 1996.


Conable, Gordon M. was born on January 5, 1947 in Buffalo. Son of William Gouinlock and Miriam (Meyer) Conable.


Bachelor, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1969. Medical Science Liaison Society, Columbia University, 1976.


Associate director, Fort Vancouver (Washington) Regional Library., 1979-1988;director, Monroe (Michigan) County Library. System, since 1988;

lecturer, presenter workshops on libraries, intellectual freedom and censorship, since 1987.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor papers to professional publications.


Trustee Monroe County Employees Retirement Systems, since 1988, vice-chair, since 1995. chair since 1997. Trustee Tears of Joy Theatre, Vancouver, 1980-1988, chair, 1981-1985. Chair Vancouver City Charter Commission, 1985.

Treasurer board trustees Freedom to Read Foundation, 1988-1989, 96—, vice president, 1990-1991, president, 1992-1995. Member American Library Association (life, member council since 1991), Public Library. Association, Library.

Administration and Management Association, Michigan Library. Association, Detroit Suburban Libraries Roundtable, Michigan Class VI Library. Directors Association.


Married Irene Hackett Shortall, September 13, 1975. 1 child, Edward James.

William Gouinlock Conable

Miriam (Meyer) Conable

Irene Hackett Shortall

Edward James Conable