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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.


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


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


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.


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

Association, Beta Phi Mu, Themis Honor Society.


  • Other Interests

    Writing, travel, history.


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

John Taylor

Ruby Winston Scott

Sheila Berry Scott

Stephanie Gravely Scott

Sherry Shrewsbury Scott

David Winston Scott