Bachelor, Hofstra University, 1969. Master of Arts in Library. Science, University Denver, 1970.
DLS, Columbia University, 1988.
Adult services library, Chicago Public Library., 1970-1973; reference library, Rhode Island College Library., Providence, 1973-1977; head reference library, Rhode Island College Library., Providence, 1977-1982; reference library, Columbia University Libraries, New York City, 1982-1987; deputy head for administration, Columbia University Libraries, New York City, 1987-1988; assistant director for public services, U. Missouri-Kansas City Libraries, 1988-1996; chief library, Hunter College, New York City, since 1996. Adjunct Professor U. Rhode Island Graduate Library. School, Kingston, 1981-1982, U. Missouri School Library. and Information Science, 1989-1996.
Member American Library. Association, Association College & Research Libraries (board directors university library section 1994-1997, executive board Reference and Adult Services Division, 1991-1992, vice chair university library section 2001-2002, chair 2002-2003, past chair 2003-2004), Reference and Users Services Association (vice-chair management and operations of user services section 1996-1997, chair, 1997-1998, past chair 1998-1999), Phi Kappa Phi.