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writer , Library science educator

John Pliny Feather, British library science educator, writer.

Background

Feather, John Pliny was born on December 20, 1947 in Leeds, England. Son of Harold R. and Ethel M. (Barrett) Feather.

Education

Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1968. BLitt, Master of Arts, Oxford University, England, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University, England, 1986.

Career

Assistant librarian Bodleian Library, Oxford, 1972-1979. Fellow in bibliography Cambridge University Library, England, 1977-1978. From lecturer library science to professor Loughborough University, Leicester, England, 1979—2003, professor, since 2003, head Department library science, 2003—2006.

Dean Graduate School, since 2010. Visiting professor University of California at Los Angeles, 1982. Consultant British Council, since 1983, United Nations Educational, 1984-1985.

Works

Membership

Fellow Royal Society Arts, Chartered Institute Library and Information Professionals (editor Rare Books Group newsletter 1974-1978, chair rare books group 1994-1998). Member Oxford Bibiog. Society (general editor 1975-1988, president 1988-1992), Bibliographical Society (council 1982-1985), International Federation Library Associations (committee on conservation 1985-1991, British national committee 1985-1991).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Photography, cooking, music.

Connections

Married Sarah Rees, July 10, 1971.

father:
Harold R. Feather

mother:
Ethel M. (Barrett) Feather

spouse:
Sarah Rees