Bachelor, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1977; Master of Arts, University of Illinois, Chicago, 1979; Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1986.
Library paraprofessional, University of Illinois Library. Health Sciences, Chicago, 1975-1980; advertising copywriter, Squires Advertising, Springfield, Illinois, 1981-1982; head acquisitions and serials, Sangamon State University Library., Springfield, 1982-1986; senior library, Illinois Department Corrections, Springfield, since 1986.
Member American Library Association (various committees since 1985), Illinois Library. Association (various committees since 1982), American Correctional Association (chairman libraries committee since 1986), Illinois Correctional Association (board directors since 1989).
Married Curtis G. Neitzke, July 23, 1981 (divorced January 1994).