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Jeanette Carolyn Larson, American Library consultant.


Larson, Jeanette Carolyn was born on September 16, 1952 in Fort Dix, New Jersey, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Arthur and Carolyn Linda (Baker) Pawson.


Bachelor, University New Mexico, 1974. Master of Science in Library. Science, University Southern California, 1979.


Library. Anaheim (California) Public Library., 1977-1979. Children's library Irving (Texas) Public Library., 1979-1980, Mesquite (Texas) Public Library., 1980-1985, supervisor public service, 1985-1991. Manager continuing education and consultant Texas State Library., Austin, 1991—1998, director library development division, 1998—2000.

Youth services manager Austin Public Library., 2000—2006. Consultant Larson Library., Austin, 1991—2006. Faculty Texas Women's University, since 2006.

Member advisory board Julie Andrews Collection Harper Collins, New York, since 2006.



Active national advisory board Grolier Public, since 1996. Vice president board directors Connections Resources Center, Austin, 1998—2001. Board directors, producers Volunteers for United States of America, Film Fest Dallas, 1989—1991.

Volunteer Reading is Fundamental, Austin, 1992—2005, Humane Society, Austin, 1991—1993. Member Texas Book Festival, 1996—2004. Member of American Library Association (Shirley Olofson award 1982), University New Mexico Alumni Association (president Austin chapter 1994-1995), Dallas County Library.

Association (president 1985-1986), Texas Library. Association (Outstanding New Library. award 1987, Library of the Year 1998, Siddie Joe Johnson award 2002), Beta Phi Mu.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: counted cross-stitch, animation art, animal welfare, film.


Married James Warren Larson, January 31, 1975.

Wilbur Arthur Pawson

Carolyn Linda (Baker) Pawson

James Warren Larson