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Librarian

Mary Beckett Davis, American librarian. Recipient 1995 Denal Press award for Encyclopedia. Member American Library Association, Art Libraries Society N. American, Bronx Library. Emergency Consortium, Special Libraries Association.

Background

Davis, Mary Beckett was born on December 4, 1942 in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Maurice E. and Margaret McKay (Henking) Beckett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in History with honors, University of Illinois, 1964;Master of Arts in Library. Science, University of Michigan, 1969.

Career

English teacher, Peace Corps, Kerman, Iran, 1964-1966;teacher of English as a foreign language, various institutions and colleges, Teheran, Iran, 1970-1974;head library, International Institute for Adult Literacy Methods, Teheran, Iran, 1972-1974;specialist in media, communications, Program for Ednl. Opportunity University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1975-1977;head library, Huntington Free Library. and Reeding Rm., Bronx, New York, since 1977. Adjunct cataloguer, Dewey system Damavand College, Tehran, 1970-1971.

Panelist for seminars, programs on American Indians history and culture, since 1977.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor on encyclopedia chronicling native Americans in the twentieth century. Contributor articles to professional bulletins, journals

    • also reviews.

Membership

Member American Library Association, Art Libraries Society N. American, Bronx Library. Emergency Consortium, Special Libraries Association.

Connections

Married Edward W. Davis, March, 1967 (divorced October, 1980). Children: Ellen Margaret, Joseph Anthony.

father:
Maurice E. Beckett

mother:
Margaret McKay (Henking) Beckett

spouse:
Edward W. Davis

children:
Ellen Margaret Davis

Joseph Anthony Davis