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Lois A. Ashley, American university reference librarian. Recipient scholarships.


Ashley, Lois A. was born on August 1, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of S. Elbert and Gertrude B. Hobson.


Associate of Arts, William Tyndale College, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1989. Bachelor in Humanities, William Tyndale College, Farmington Hills, Michigan, 1991. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, Wayne State University, 1993.


Special correspondent Michigan Blue Shield, Detroit, 1963-1968. Reservation agent United Airlines, Dearborn, 1968-1970. Assistant Office of Records and Registration William Tyndale College, 1989-1991.

Graduate research assistant Wayne State University, Detroit, 1992-1993. Reference library University Detroit Mercy, 1993-1999. Adjunct Oakland Community College, since 2000.


Organist Gracious Savior Lutheran Church, since 2000. Member Friends of the Detroit Public Library. Founding chair retired member roundtable Michigan Library.

Association, 2001; Member American Library Association (Black Caucus), American Association of University Women, Association College and Research Libraries, Michigan Library. Association, National Council Negro Women, American Guild Organists, Founders Society Detroit Institute Arts, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Beta Phi Mu, Delta Epsilon Chi.


Married Melvin Allen Ashley, June 27, 1964 (deceased November 1996). Children: Scott E., Paul D., Craig R.

S. Elbert

Gertrude B. Hobson

Melvin Allen Ashley

Craig R. Ashley

Paul D. Ashley

Scott E. Ashley