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Library administrator

Mary Catherine Baykan, American library administrator. Named The National Library of Year, Library. Journal, 2007; recipient Delray Beach Brotherhood award, B'nai B'rith, 1987. Member Southeast Florida Library. Information Network (committee member), Florida Library. Association, Palm Beach County Library. Association (president 1993-1994), Maryland Library Association (chair legislative panel), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Museum.

Background

Baykan, Mary Catherine was born on November 1, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Daughter of Edward Charles and Margaret Ester (Lutes) Jones.

Education

Bachelor in Political Science, University Houston, 1969. Master of Arts in Library and Information Science, University South Florida, 1980. Master of Business Administration, Frostburg State University.

Career

Library. II University Texas, Houston, 1972-1977. Library associate Palm Beach County Library. System, 1977-1981, branch manager, 1981-1987, central library administrator, 1987.

Director West Palm Beach Central Library, Washington County Free Library, since 1995. Board directors BookFest of the Palm Beaches, 1990, executive board directors, 1992. Executive director Western Maryland Public Library.

Membership

Member Southeast Florida Library. Information Network (committee member), Florida Library. Association, Palm Beach County Library.

Association (president 1993-1994), Maryland Library Association (chair legislative panel), Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Phi Museum.

Connections

Married Yalcin Nafiz Baykan, February 27, 1972. Children: Deniz Mary, Peri Catherine.

father:
Edward Charles Jones

mother:
Margaret Ester (Lutes) Jones

spouse:
Yalcin Nafiz Baykan

child:
Deniz Mary Baykan

child:
Peri Catherine Baykan