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professor and university librarian

R. Neil Scott, American professor and university librarian. Named Outstanding Young Men of America, 1978; recipient Bachelor of Scientific Agriculture Order of Arrow, 1970, Outstanding Service award, Volusia County (Florida) Commissioners, Daytona Beach, 1987; National Endowment of the Humanities grant, 1989.

Background

Scott, R. Neil was born on October 27, 1952 in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. Son of John Taylor and Ruby Winston Scott.

Education

Bachelor, University South Florida, Tampa, 1975. Master of Science, Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1976. Master of Business Administration, Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1982.

Career

Associate system writer Burroughs Corporation, Atlanta, 1976—1977. Public services library William Carey College, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 1977—1980. Head, reference services Stetson University, 1980—1986.

Management consultant Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler-Peat Marwick, Washington, 1986—1987. Associate library director Georgia College State University, Milledgeville, 1987—2003. Library director Beacon University, Columbus, 2003—2004.

User services library Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, since 2004. Co-founder MTSU Science & Spirituality Forum, Murfreesboro, since 2007.

Membership

President DeLand Public Library. Trustees, 1983—1987, Eagle Scout, 1970. Member of American Library.

Association, Beta Phi Mu, Themis Honor Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Writing, travel, history.

Connections

Married Sheila Berry Scott. Children: Stephanie Gravely, Sherry Shrewsbury, David Winston.

father:
John Taylor

mother:
Ruby Winston Scott

spouse:
Sheila Berry Scott

children:
Stephanie Gravely Scott

Sherry Shrewsbury Scott

David Winston Scott