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Geologist , Librarian

Lura Ellen Joseph, American librarian, geologist. Certified petroleum geologist. Recipient Best Paper award, Geosci. Information Society, 2007-2008. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, Special Library. Association, Geosci. Information Society (vice president,2003, president 2004), Sigma Gamma Epislon, Psi Chi, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

Joseph, Lura Ellen was born on January 24, 1947 in Tulsa. Daughter of Don Roscoe and Ruth Elizabeth (Taplin) Joseph.

Education

Student, St. Paul Bible College, 1967. Student, Pan American College, 1968. Bachelor in Anthropology, University Oklahoma, 1971.

Master of Science in Geology, University Oklahoma, 1981. Master of Arts in Psychology with honors, University Center Oklahoma, 1992. Master of Library and Information Studies, University Oklahoma, 1994.

Career

Exploration geologist Getty Oil Corporation, Oklahoma City, 1977-1984. Geologist Harper Oil Corporation, 1984-1986, consulting geologist, 1986-1988. Senior geologist Grace Petroleum, 1988-1993, consultant geologist, 1993—1994.

Physical science library North Dakota State University Library., Fargo, 1995—2001. Assistant professor library administration University Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2001—2007, associate professor library administration, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Certified petroleum geologist.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Active advisory county New Life Ranch, Inc., Colcord, Oklahoma. Member American Association Petroleum Geologists, Geological Society of America, Special Library. Association, Geosci. Information Society, Sigma Gamma Epislon, Psi Chi, Beta Phi Museum.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, reading, art, ceramics.

Connections

father:
Don Roscoe Joseph

mother:
Ruth Elizabeth (Taplin) Joseph