Log In

Susan Lanell Compton Edit Profile

librarian

Susan Lanell Compton was American librarian. LaNell Compton award established in her honor, resources and technical services division Arkansas Library. Association, 1980s. Member American Association of University Women, National League American Pen Women (vice president, program chairman Arkansas Pioneer branch 1972-1974, president 1974-1976), American Library. Association (life), Arkansas History Association.

Background

Compton, Susan Lanell was born on August 20, 1917 in Batesville, Arkansas, United States. Daughter of Thomas Smith and Susan (Whitlow) Compton.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Education, Arkansas State Teachers College, 1939. Bachelor of Science in Library. Science, Peabody College Teachers, 1948.

Career

Assistant cataloger, U. Arkansas General Library., Fayetteville, 1948-1949;head catalog department, Arkansas Library. Commission, Little Rock, 1949-1977;chief cataloger, bibliographer, indexer, Arkansas Library. Commission, Little Rock, 1977-1979;free-lance writer.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: Beauty Transient & Other Poems, 1969, Looking Forward to a New Day, 1984, Ozark Sketches: A Family Chronicle, 1991. Contributor to Collier's Encyclopedia, 1970-1976, Arkansas Libraries Journal. Editor quarterly library bulletin Arkansas Libraries, 1949-1974.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women, National League American Pen Women (vice president, program chairman Arkansas Pioneer branch 1972-1974, president 1974-1976), American Library. Association (life), Arkansas History Association.

Connections

father:
Thomas Smith Compton

mother:
Susan (Whitlow) Compton