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Shirley May Byrnes, American library consultant.


Byrnes, Shirley May was born on August 29, 1947 in Quincy, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Elmer Mott and Lorene (Purdy) Byrnes.


Associate in Commerce, Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1967. Bachelor, Culver-Stockton College, 1969. Master of Library Science, University Illinois, 1971.


Clerk Great River Library. System, Quincy, 1967-1968. Library assistant Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri, 1968-1969.

Graduate assistant University Illinois, Urbana, 1970-1971. Childrens library consultant Rolling Prairie Libraries, Decatur, Illinois, 1971-1977. Public library consultant South Center Library.

System, Madison, Wisconsin, 1977—2000. Executive director DuPage Library. Systems, Geneva, since 2000.

Presenter workshops in field.


Chairman legislation committee Madison Area Library. Council, 1982-1985. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association (member program coordinating conference committee since 1988, chairman public library systems section 1989-1990), Wisconsin Library.

Association (chairman membership committee 1988-1989, 91), Wisconsin Association Public Libraries (secretary 1983, chairman 1987, chairman personnel and professional concerns committee 1984-1985), Madison Theatre Guild, Friends of the Madison Civic Center, Strollers Theater, Phi Beta.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: acting, photography, reading.


Children: Trevor Daniel, Briana Kathleen.

Elmer Mott Byrnes

Lorene (Purdy) Byrnes

Trevor Daniel Byrnes

Briana Kathleen Byrnes