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.
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.