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Library administrator

Jean Smythe Del Sordo, American library administrator.


Sordo, Jean Smythe Del was born on February 1, 1951 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Thomas William and Jean Phyllis (Wagner) Smythe.


Bachelor in Anthropology cum laude, West Chester University, 1973. Postgraduate teaching certified summa cum laude, Immaculata College, 1975. Master of Science in Library.

& Information Science summa cum laude, Drexel University, 1981.


Library assistant, Phoenixville (Pennsylvania) Public Library., 1976-1977;library assistant/provisional library I, Tredyffrin (Pennsylvania) Public Library. System, 1977-1981;library director, Huntingdon Valley (Pennsylvania) Public.Libr., 1981-1985;library administrator, Dorchester County Public Library. System, Cambridge, Maryland., since 1985.


Member Chesapeake College Learning Resources Center Advisory Council, since 1987, Dorchester & Caroline Counties Adult Basic Education Advisory Council, since 1992, Chesapeake College Planning & Development Team, since 1994, Dorchester County Board Tourism, since 1991, Dorchester County Energy Council, since 1992, Vernacular Architecture Forum, since 1985. Chair Dorchester & Caroline Counties Literacy Works Team, since 1989. Member Eastern Shore Regional Library.

Advisory Council, since 1985, chair, 1987-1988. Others. Member American Library Association, Maryland Association Public Library. Administrators (chair 1990-1991), Maryland Library.

Association (legislation advisory committee since 1986, federal legislation relations coordinator 1987-1990, committee chair state legislation day 1990-1991), Citizens for Maryland Libraries, Maryland Governor's Conference on Libraries & Information Science (delegate 1990), Network Coordinator Council (representative from State Library. Resource Center Advisory Committee 1993-1994), Public Library. Users & Supporters Political Action Committee, State Library.

Resource Center Advisory Committee (chair 1991-1993), Beta Phi Mu (board directors Sigma chapter 1982-1985).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: fencing, bicycling, reading, gardening.


Married Stephen George Del Sordo, June 16, 1973.

Thomas William Smythe

Jean Phyllis (Wagner) Smythe

Stephen George Del Sordo