Bachelor, Cornell University, 1964. Master of Arts, Cornell University, 1967. Postgraduate, Moscow State University, 1967—1969.
Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, 1972.
Head Slavic acquisitions Princeton University Library, 1969—1971. Head Mercer County Library, Ewing, New Jersey, 1972—1975. Director Sources, Hopewell, since 1975, Plainsboro Public Library., since 1991.
Volunteer, teacher Young Women’s Christian Association of Princeton, New Jersey, 1979.
Member National Science Teachers Association, Alliance for Arts and Education, American Library Association, Educational Media Association (lobbyist).
Married William West. Baeckler, April.9, 1971. Children: Gregg William, Sarah Angela.