Bachelor, Berea College, Kentucky, 1964. Master of Arts, San Jose State University, California, 1977. Master of Library and Information Science, University California, Berkeley, 1987.
Assistant visual resources curator University California San Diego, 1982—1984, library assistant iii, 1984—1986. Senior museum scientist University California Irvine, 1987—1992. Public services head, library Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina, 1992—1996, faculty art department, 1994—1996.
Associate professor University of North Carolina, since 1996. President Art Libraries Society Southern California, 1988—1989. Advisory board member North Carolina ECHO, Raleigh, 1998—2009.
Board trustees Pine Mountain Settlement School, Kentucky, since 2002. Board member Together We Read, Asheville, since 2006, Center Jewish Studies, Asheville, since 2007.
Curator, urban renewal archive Housing Authority City Asheville, 2007—2009. Member of Beta Phi Mu.
Married John Grant Hayes, October 1, 1967. 1 child Heather Kristina.