AB, Grove City College, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Pittsburgh, 1971.
Teacher, Hempfield School District, Greensburg, 1968-1971;
children's library, Cincinnati Public Library., 1971-1972;
branch manager, Cincinnati Public LIbrary, 1972-1974;
director, Rolling Meadows (Illinois) Public Library., 1974-1979;
director, Champaign (Illinois) Public Library., 1979-1985;
director, Memphis/Shelby County Public Library. and Information Center, since 1985. Consultant Providence Associations, Dallas, 1986-1994. Tennessee delegate White House Conference on Libraries and Information Superior vena cava syndrome Task Force, 1991-1992.
Member Tennessee Secretary of State's Commision on Technology and Resource Sharing, 1991, 93, steering com.Tenn. Information and Infrastructure, 1994-1997, national advisory panel for assessment of role of school public libraries unites states department Education, 1995-1998.
Commission on 21st century Rhodes College, Memphis, 1986-1988, presidential advisory committee, 1992-2000. Active Leadership Memphis, since 1987, selection committee, 1992-1996. Active Memphis Arts Council, 1989-1994.
Board directors Literacy Council, 1986-1991, Memphis National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1989-1993, Memphis Grants Information Center, 1992-1997, secretary, 1993-1995. Board directors Memphis Literacy Foundation, 1988-1992, vice president, 1989-1990. Board directors Goals for Memphis, 1988-1993, chair education committee, 1989-1991, chair nominating committee, 1992, leadership academy, since 1999.
Board directors University Memphis Society, 1998-2004. Board member Community Services Agency, 2000-2005, finance committee, 2002, board directors, 2002-2005, vice president, 2003-2005. Executive advisory board Children's Museum, 1988-1994, executive advisory council University Memphis, 1989-1999.
Allocations subcommittee United Way, 1989-1991, allocations committee Memphis Arts Council, 100 for the Arts, 1989-1991, Library. Self-study Committee University Memphis. President advisory council Lemoyne College.
Search committee for dean libraries University Memphis, 1999-2001. Advisory committee Memphis Symphony Orchestra, since 2003. Vice president Tennshare, 2004-2005, president, 2005-2007.
Board member, treasurer Mid South Reads, 2004-2006, member board governors, since 2006. Member of American Library Association (chairman intellectual freedom committee 1985-1987, member council 1992-1999, member nominating committee 2001-2002), Association Public Administrators (midsouth chapter, Administrator of Year 2002), Public Library. Association (vice president, president 1994-1995), Memphis Library.
Council, Urban Libraries Council, Tennessee Library. Association, Rotary (board directors 1992-1994, secretary 1993-1994, chair membership development committee 1994-1995, board directors 2004-2006), Beta Phi Mu.
Married Robert A. Drescher, August 10, 1968 (divorced 1980). Married David G. Lindstrom, January 10, 1981.