Bachelor, Rhodes College, 1973. Master of Library Science, University Tennessee, 1976.
Teacher Ellis-Munford Junior High School, (Tennessee), 1973-1975. Art-audio visual-film reference librarian Greenville County Library, Greenville, South Carolina., 1976-1978, government documents reference librarian, 1978-1982. Associate professor librarianship, government documents, law and maps librarian East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1982.
Member Greenville Civic Chorale, 1976—1982, Johnson City Civic Chorale, 1982—1983. Member of American Library Association, Government Documents Organization Tennessee (vice chairman 1982-1983, 1987-1988, chairman 1983-1984, 1988-1989, chairman ad hoc committee on state documents 1983), Tennessee Library. Association (member executive board 1983-1986, chairman advisory committee on state documents 1984-1986, member executive board 1988-1989, chairman advisory committee on state documents since 1992, member executive board since 1992, member long-range planning committee 1985-1987, member legislation committee 1982-1986, 1988-1990), Southeastern Library.
Association (member executive board 1984-1986), Art Libraries Society North America (secretary-treasurer Southeast chapter 1978-1979, vice chairman chapter 1980, chairman chapter 1981, secretary-treasurer Kentucky-Tennessee chapter 1984-1986, chairman 1987-1989, historian/archivist since 1993), Government Documents Round Table (chairman 1984-1986, executive board 1984-1988, secretary state and local documents task force 1987-1988, steering committee 1988-1989, liaison to affiliates 1988-1989, vice coordinator state and local documents task force 1989-1990, member steering committee 1990-1991, coordinator state and local documents task force 1990-1991), Association College and Research Libraries (secretary art section 1987-1989), Phi Kappa Phi (public relations officer since 1991), Gamma Beta Phi.