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Ronald Alvah Dubberly, American library director. Recipient Special Service award Iowa Library Association, 1975.


Dubberly, Ronald Alvah was born on October 25, 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. Son of Chester Alvah and Mary Margaret (Jessup) Dubberly.


Bachelor in History, Jacksonville University, 1964. Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Florida State University, 1965.


Reader's adviser assistant, Jacksonville Public Library., 1961-1964;reference library, branch library, Baltimore County (Maryland.) Public Library., 1965-1967;administrative assistant to director, Baltimore County (Maryland.) Public Library., 1967-1969;director, Sioux City (Iowa) Public Library., 1969-1975;director, Seattle Public Library., 1975-1987;director, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library., since 1987. Executive Board Maryland. library association 1969. Consultant Iowa State Library, 1970-1972.

Executive Board Iowa library association, 1971-1973, 75, chairman legislation committee, 1973-1975. Member Washington Advisory Council Libraries, 1975-1977. Chair planning and devel.com.

Washington State Library, 1984-1986. Member Executive Board Urban Libraries Council, 1981-1987, chairman long range planning committee, 1984. President Washington Literacy, 1985-1986.

Administrative agent Public Library Development Program Project, 1985-1987. Auxilliary faculty U. Washington, 1985-1986.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Journal Library Administration, 1979-1985.


Member American Library Association (vice president, president-elect public library association 1976-1978, president 1978-1980, standards committee 1983-1987, new standards task force com.1984-1986, program evaluation and support committee since 1987), American Library. Trustee Association (director 1980-1981), Washington Library. Association (legislation committee 1981-1987), Public Library.

Association (chairman public libraries principles task force 1980-1982, goals, guidelines and standards committee 1982-1986), Urban Libraries Council (executive board 1981-1987, 88—), Georgia Standards Committee (chairman 1987-1988), Metro Atlanta Literature Volumes American (board directors since 1988).


Married Bonnie Rose Bazemore, June 15, 1963. Children: Pamela Rose, Kenneth Alvah.

Chester Alvah Dubberly

Mary Margaret (Jessup) Dubberly

Bonnie Rose Bazemore

Pamela Rose Dubberly

Kenneth Alvah Dubberly