Bachelor of Arts Illinois, 1972. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1975. Postgraduate, University Illinois, since 1981.
Sessional reference librarian University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1975-1976. Public services librarian Grant MacEwan Community College, 1976-1977. Librarian Alberta Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Commission, 1977-1981.
Associate editor Graduate School Library and Info Science University Illinois, Urbana, 1981-1986, fellow, 1986-1987. Assistant professor department Library Science Clarion University, Pennsylvania, 1987-1992. Instructor School Library. and Informational Science University Missouri, Columbia, since 1992.
Member American Library Association, League of Women Voters, American Society for Info Science (chair local arrangements 1979), Special Libraries Association, University Illinois Alumni Association (life), Beta Phi Museum.
Married Gerald Howard Cliff, June 30, 1975 (divorced February 1984).