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John M. Adams, American library director. Recipient Frontier award American Library Association Magazine, 1981; named Outstanding Young Man, Moline Junior Chamber of Commerce, 1983.


Adams, John M. was born on June 10, 1950 in Chicago.


Bachelor in English, University Illinois, 1972; Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1973.


Graduate assistant University Illinois Library., Urbana, 1972-1973. Library reference Sherman Oaks Library.

, Los Angeles, 1973-1975. Library philosophy department Los Angeles Public Library., 1975-1977, head general reading service, 1977-1978.

Director Moline Public Library., Illinois, 1978-1983, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library. Systems, Florida, 1983-1991.

Director, county library Orange County Public Library., California, 1991—2007, director emeritus, since 2007. Director Tampa Bay Library.

Consortium, Florida, 1983-1991, Santiago Library. Systems, 1991—2007, chairman, 1999. Member advisory committee on public libraries Online Computer Library.

Center, 1992-1995. Board governors American Research Center in Egypt, 2003-2006.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


President Orange County chapter American Research Center in Egypt, 2002—2007, board directors Planned Parenthood Tampa, 1984, Member American Library Association (J.C. Dana award 1982, 93, 2004), California Library. Association (named Literacy Library of the Year 2006), California County Libraries Association, Orange County Chamber of Commerce.


  • Other Interests

    Music, tennis.


Son of Merlin J. and Esther (Bohn) A. Married Nancy Ileen Coultas, June 12, 1970. 1 child, Arwen Lee.

Merlin J.

Esther (Bohn) A.

Nancy Ileen Coultas

Arwen Lee