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James C. Seidl


James C. Seidl, American librarian.


Seidl, James C. was born on September 13, 1947 in Luxemburg, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Cletus B. and Alice Seidl.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Oshkosh, 1970. Master of Library Science, George Peabody College, 1975.


Head extension department Decatur (Illinois) Public Library., 1975-1980, head home reading department, 1980-1982, supervisor adult services, 1982-1985, assistant city librarian, 1985-1986, city librarian, 1986-1992. Director Woodlands Library. Cooperative, Albion, Michigan, since 1992.

With United States Navy, 1970-1975.


Board directors United Way, Decatur, 1987-1988. Advisory committee Illinois State Library., Springfield, 1990-1992. Active Michigan Library.

Consortium, Lansing, 1993-1996, since 2004. Chairman regional funding Public Library. Funding Initiative Group, 2003, chairman Michigan Reads, 2004.

Active National Conservation Summit, 2007. Member American Library Association, Michigan Library. Association ( Library of the Year 2003), Michigan Cooperative Directors Association (president 1996-2000, since 2009, vice president since 2009), Rotary Club (Albion)(board directors 1989-1992, 95-96, vice president 1996-1998, president 1999-2000).

Gardner House Museum Museum (board member).


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Married Kathleen Rae, May 1, 1976. Children: David, Susan.