Bachelor in English, Carlow College, Pittsburgh, 1973. Master of Library Science in Library. Science, University Pittsburgh, 1974.
Master of Science in Computer Education and Cognitive Systems, University North Texas, 1992. Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Studies, Texas Woman's University, 1992.
Library. media specialist Fairfield (California)-Suisun School District, 1976-1978. Reference library Pikes Peak Library. District, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 1983.
Library media specialist North Pole (Alaska) High School, 1984-1985, Prince William County Schools, Woodbridge, Virginia, 1985-1989. Director information retrieval laboratory Texas Woman's University, Denton, 1989-1991. Adjunct professor, research associate University North Texas, 1991-1992.
From assistant to associate professor School Information and Library. Studies State University of New York, Buffalo, 1993-1999. Associate professor School Library and Information Sciences University South Carolina, Columbia, since 1999.
Member American Library Association (council since 2000, chair Library. Research Round Table 1995-1996, chair committee professional ethics since 2006), American Association School Libraries (treasurer 1996-1999, president 2002-2003, executive board 1996-1999, 2001-2004), International Association School Libraries, New York Library. Association (president 1999), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (school library media committee 1997-2000), Phi Delta Kappa, Beta Phi Mu (national executive council 1994-1999, 2005^, president since 2007).
Married Lee W. Zimmerman, August 10, 1974. Children: Matthew, Renéest.