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Kathy Kay Kennedy was American library director.


Kennedy, Kathy Kay was born on October 21, 1942 in New Kensington, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Michael Kennedy and Vivian Mae Smeltzer.


Bachelor in English, Thiel College, 1964. Medical Science Liaison Society, Drexel Institute of Technology, 1967.


Bibliographer Union Library. Catalog, Philadelphia, 1964-1967. Science/technical librarian Carnegie Library. of Pittsburgh, 1967-1973, adult services specialist, 1973-1974.

Library director Peoples Library., New Kensington, pennsylvania, 1974-1987. Adult services librarian Monroeville Public Library., Pennsylvania, 1987-1989, assistant director, 1989-1993, director, 1993—2006. Director Citizens Library.

Washington County Library. District, Pennsylvania, 2006—2008. Retired, 2008.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Review of Iron and Steel Literature, 1972.


Board directors Monroeville Arts Council, 1989—1991, Pennsylvania Citizens for Better Libraries, Greensburg, since 1996. Member board associates Thiel College, since 2002. Member of Allegheny County Library.

Association (board directors 1999—2001), Pennsylvania Federation Business & Professional Women (district director 1984-1985), McKeesport Business & Professional Women (Woman of Year 1999), Business & Professional Women Pittsburgh (president 1975-1977), Pennsylvania Library. Association (journal editor 1976-1978, president 1995, Certified of Merit 1982).


  • Other Interests

    Music, theater, reading, travel.


Lawrence Michael Kennedy

Vivian Mae Smeltzer