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Richard Warren Grefrath


Richard Warren Grefrath, American librarian. Decorated Bronze Star United States Army, Army Commendation medal, vietnamese Commendation medal, National Defense Service medal, Vietnam Service medal; recipient New York University Foudner's Day scholar award, 1968.


Grefrath, Richard Warren was born on August 7, 1946 in Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Son of Warren Paul and Dorothy Lee (Von Bieberstein) Grefrath.


Student, Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1964—1966. Bachelor in English cum laude, New York University, 1968. Master of Arts in English, Temple University, 1971.

Master of Library Science, University Maryland, 1972.


Research library College Library and Information Services University Maryland, 1973. Reformed library Pacific Lutheran University Library., Tacoma, 1973—1978, University Nevada, Reno, since 1978, instructor library science, since 1978. With United States Army, 1968-1970.


  • Author: Use of the Library: A Self-Paced Workbook in Library Skills, 1981. Book reviewer Library Journal, American Reference Books Annual. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Civil Liberties Union, American Library Association, American Association of University Professors, Vietnam Veterans American, 101st Airborne Division Association, Nevada Library. Association, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Valentina Mary Lyntkowski, December 23, 1971. Children: Jason Richard, David Jonathan.