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Joel Martin Robinson, American library director. Certified library I, Indiana Library. & History Board. Recipient Intellectual Freedom award Indiana Library. Federation, 1996, Danny Gunnels Intellectual Freedom award, 2000; named Rotarian of Year, Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club, 1977-1978; Paul Harris fellow Lafayette Daybreak Rotary, 1994.


Robinson, Joel Martin was born on July 19, 1947 in Independence, Missouri, United States. Son of Stewart Harold and Roslouise Kitty (Yancey) Robinson.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Indiana University, 1973.


Director, Westchester Public Library., Chesterton, Indiana, 1972-1978;special projects coordinator, Broward County Library., Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 1978-1981;assistant director, Springfield (Missouri) Greene County Library., 1981-1985;director, Chickasaw Library. Sys., Ardmore, Oklahoma, 1986-1991;director, Tippecanoe County Public Library., Lafayette, Indiana, since 1991. Delegate Governor's Conference Libraries & Information Science, Oklahoma, 1985.

President Missouri Library. Association, 1985; consultant Tempe (Arizona) Public Library., 1988. President Oklahoma Library.

Association, 1990-1991.


  • Certified library I, Indiana Library. & History Board.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Lay reader/eucharist minister St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette, Indiana, since 1994, member vestry. 1996-1999; president West Central Indiana Community Network, 1995-1998. Member Indiana Council on Library.

Automation, 1993-1996. Member Rotary (president Lafayette chapter 1999-2000).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, motorcycling, scuba diving.


Married Barbara Annette Denham Loven, August 12, 1967 (divorced May 1984). Children: Cabot Joel, Amy Cheri. Married Deborah Lynn Williamson, August 8, 1991.

Stewart Harold Robinson

Roslouise Kitty (Yancey) Robinson

Barbara Annette Denham Loven

Deborah Lynn Williamson

Cabot Joel Robinson

Amy Cheri Robinson