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library and information scientist

Martha Merrill, American library and information scientist. Recipient Alabama/SIRS Intellectual Freedom award, Intellectual Freedom Committee, Alabama Library. Association, 1992, Alabama Beta Phi Mu chapter Library of the Year award, 1997.


Merrill, Martha was born on April 21, 1946 in Anniston, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Walter James and Polly (McCarty) Merrill.


Bachelor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1968. Master of Science, Jacksonville State University, Alabama, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1979.


Social worker, Tuscaloosa (Alabama) County Department Human Resources, 1968-1971;social worker, Calhoun County Department Human Resources, Anniston, Alabama, 1971-1973;social science/business library, Jacksonville State University, 1974-1986;professor instrumental media, Jacksonville State University, since 1987.


Member Friends of Library. board Anniston-Calhoun County Public Library., since 1984. Member American Library Association (executive board, Intellectual Freedom Round Table 1987-1993), Alabama Library. Association (president 1990-1991, Distinguished Service award 1995 Outstanding Publication award, 2004), Alabama Association College and Special Libraries (president 1989-1990), Southeastern Library.

Association (chair intellectual freedom committee 1986-1988, chair resolutions committee 1990-1992).


Walter James Merrill

Polly (McCarty) Merrill