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Joseph Dennis Day


Joseph Dennis Day, American librarian. Recipient Distinguished Community Service award Troy Chamber of Commerce, 1974; John Cotton Dana award, 1975, 77, 83, 85; American Institute of Architects-American Library Association architecture award, 1977.


Day, Joseph Dennis was born on September 23, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio, United States. Son of John Albert and Ruth (Pearson) Day.


Bachelor, University Dayton, 1966. Master of Library Science, Western Michigan University, 1967. Degree in Library. Management, University Miami, 1975.


Community library Dayton-Montgomery Public Library., 1967-1970. Director Troy-Miami County Public Library., Troy, Ohio, 1970-1976, Salt Lake City Public Library., 1976-1995. Chairman Miami Valley Library Organization, 1971-1973.

President Ohio Library Association, 1975-1976. Project director planning and construction first solar powered library in world, 1973-1976. Executive development program Miami, Ohio, library, 1975.


President Troy Area Arts Council, 1973-1974. Vice president Salt Lake City Salvation Army Board, 1986-1991. Member American Library Association (chairman intellectual freedom committee 1981-1984, executive board 1987-1993, representative to International Federation Library.

Association 1989-1995), American Society for Public Administration, Utah Library. Association (president 1979-1980, Distinguished Service award 1985), Mountain Plains Library. Association (president 1990-1991, Distinguished Service award 1993), Kiwanis Club (president Troy 1975-1976, Distinguished Service award Troy 1973, president Salt Lake-Foothil 79-80), Snowbird Leadership Dustinte (executive director 1991-1995).


Married Mary Louise Herbert, October 10, 1964. Children: Cindy, Jeff, Chris, Steve, Tom.