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librarian , university library dean

Judith Ann Sessions, American dean, university librarian. Recipient award for outstanding contribution District of Columbia Library. Association, 1979, Distinguished Service award Miami University, 2008; research grantee Mount Vernon College, 1980, American Association Colleges and University grant, since 2007; recipient Fulbright-Hayes Summer Travel fellowship to Czechoslovakia, 1991.


Sessions, Judith Ann was born on December 16, 1947 in Lubbock, Texas, United States. Daughter of Earl Alva and Anna (Mayer) Sessions.


Bachelor cum laude, Center Florida University, 1970. Master of Library Science, Florida State University, 1971. Postgraduate, American University, 1980.

Postgraduate, George Washington University, 1983.


Head library University South Carolina, Salkehatchie, 1974-1977. Director Library. and Learning Resources Center Mount Vernon College, Washington, 1977-1982. Planning and systems library George Washington University, 1981-1982, assistant university library for administration services, acting head technical services, 1982-1984.

University library California State University, Chico, 1984-1988. University library, dean of library Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, since 1988. Consultant Space Planning, South Carolina, 1976, DataPhase Implementation, Bowling Green University, 1982, television News Study Center, George Washington University, 1981.

Assistant professor department child development Mount Vernon College, 1978—1981. Member, lecturer United States-China Library. Exchange Delaware, 1986, 91.

Lecturer, presenter in field. Member coordinator committee OhioLink Advisory Council, 1995—2003, vice president, 1996—1997, chair, 1998—2000. Member governor board OhioLink, executive committee, 1998—2001.

Member Online Computer Library Center Users Council, 1998—2001. Convenor Public Academy Library. Group, 1999—2000; member Online Computer Library Center Preservation Resources Interest Group, 1999—2001, chairman, 2001.

Member Olionet Alternet, 2002—2008.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles, book reviews to professional journals.


Trustee Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, 1990-1994, Deaconness Gamble Research Center, Cincinnati, 1990-1994, OhioNet, 1990-1994, treasurer 1993. Board directors Hamilton (Ohio) Young Women’s Christian Association, 1994-1998, president, 1995-1996, vice president, 1996-1997, 97-98. Member Online Computer Library Center user's council, since 1998.

Member steering committee Tri City Reading Initiative, 2002-2003. Member American Library Association (Olofson award 1978, councillor-at-large policy making group 1981-1994, council committee on committees 1983-1984, intellectual freedom committee 1984-1988, directions and program review committee 1989-1991, finance and audit subcommittee 1989-1990, member executive board 1989-1994, member delegate to Zimbabwe International Book Fair 1997), Association College and Research Libraries (editorial board College and Research Libraries journal 1979-1984, nominations and appointments committee 1983-1985, faculty status committee 1984-1986), Library and Information Technology Association (chair legislation and regulation committee 1980-1981), Library. Administration and Management Association (board directors library organization and management section 1985-1987), California Institute Libraries (vice president, president elect 1987-1988), Mid-Atlantic Regional Library.

Federation (member executive board 1982-1984), Junior Members Round Table (president 1981-1982), Intellectual Freedom Round Table (secretary 1984-1985), Freedom to Read Foundation (trustee 1984-1988, vice president 1985-1986, treasurer 1986-1987, president 1987-1988), Rotary, Beta Phi Museum.


Earl Alva Sessions

Anna (Mayer) Sessions