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Nancy Louise Zussy, American librarian. Certified librarian, Washington.


Zussy, Nancy Louise was born on March 4, 1947 in Tampa, Florida, United States. Daughter of John David and Patsy Ruth (Stone) Roche.


Bachelor in Education, University Florida, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Southern Florida, 1977. Master of Science in Public Management, University Southern Florida, 1980.


Educational evaluator, State of Georgia, Atlanta, 1969-1970;media specialist, DeKalb County Schools, Decatur, Georgia, 1970-1971;researcher, Georgia State Library., Atlanta, 1971;assistant to director reference, Clearwater (Florida) Public Library., 1972-1978;director libraries, Clearwater (Florida) Public Library., 1978-1981;deputy state library, Washington State Library., Olympia, 1981-1986;state library, Washington State Library., Olympia, since 1986. Chairman Consortium Automated Libraries, Olympia, 1982-1997. Consultant various public libraries, Washington and other United States states, Uzbekistan, Russia, since 1981.

Executive officer Washington Library. Network, 1986-1990; vice president WLN (non-profit organization), 1990-1993.


  • Certified librarian, Washington.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Treasurer Thurston-Mason Community Mental Health Board, Olympia, 1983-1985, board directors, 1982-1985. Member race committee Seafair Hydroplane Race, Seattle, since 1986, member milk carton derby team, since 1994, announcer, producer air show. Co-chair Public Information Access Policy Task Force, 1995-1996.

Member Governor's Work Group on Commercial Access to Government Electronic Records, 1996-1997. Member K-20 Telecomms. Oversight and Policy Committee, 1996-2002.

Member American Library Association, Association Specialized and Cooperative Library. Agencies (legislation committee 1983-1986, chairman 1985-1987, vice chairman state library agencies section 1985-1986, chairman 1986-1987, chairman government affairs committee Library. Administration and Management Association, 1986-1987), Freedom To Read Foundation (board directors 1987-1991), Chief Officers of State Library.

Agencies (board directors-at-large 1987-1990, vice president, president-elect 1990-1992, president 1992-1994), Washington Library. Association (co-founder legislation planning committee 1982-2002, federal relations coordinator 1984-2002), Florida Library. Association (legislation and planning committee 1978-1981), Pacific Northwest Library.

Association, Rotary (board directors 1995-1996), Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Museum.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, barbershop chorus/quartet, hydroplane boat racing, cross country skiing.


Married R. Mark Allen, December 20, 1986.

John David Roche

Patsy Ruth (Stone) Roche

R. Mark Allen