Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drake University, Des Moines, 1973. Master of Arts Library. Science, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1981.
Master of Arts in Art History, University Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1982. Graduate in Coursework, University Pittsburgh, 1999.
Research fellow, acting bibliographer University Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, 1979—1981. Fine arts library Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, Pittsburgh, 1982—1987. Adjunct assistant professor Canegie Mellon University Department Art, 1998.
Head fine arts and special collections Carnegie Mellon University Libraries, 1987—2000, interim management team, 1996—1998. Arts & architecture library Pennsylvania State University Libraries, University Park, 2000. Executive board Art Libraries Society North America, 1991—1993.
Coordinator Visual Image User Study, Penn State University, 2001—2003. Consultant Association College and Research Libraries.
Advisory board Palmer Museum Art, University Park, 2007. Member of Association College and Research Libraries, Visual Resources Association (communications), Art Libraries North America (midwest representative 1991-1993, and other committees and appointments since 1979).
Married Erika Carol Linke. 1 child Rachel Nora Linke.