Bachelor, Lewis & Clark College, 1967; Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature, University of California at Los Angeles, 1974; Master of Library Science, University of California at Los Angeles, 1977.
Decimal classification specialist, Library. of Congress, Washington, 1977-1986; assistant editor Dewey decimal classification, Library. of Congress, Washington, since 1986.
Member American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, International Federation Library. Associations and Institutions (affiliate), Beta Phi Museum.
Married William Tobin Amatruda, January 6, 1979.