Master of Library Science, State University of New York, Geneseo, 1973. Master of Arts, Cleveland State University, 1979. Doctor of Philosophy, Case Western Reserve University, 1985.
Head librarian Ohio History Society, Columbus, 1983-1984. Director Pickaway County Public Library., Circleville, Ohio, 1984-1992, Oak Lawn (Illinois) Library., since 1992.
Grant review committee Illinois State Library. Construction, since 1999. Member American Library Association (member council since 1996), Illinois Library.
Association (public policy committee 2001-2004).
Married Diane Dates, November 16, 1984. Children: Nathan, Jeremy.