Crawford, Gregory A. 1956–
Crawford, Gregory A. 1956–
(Gregory Alan Crawford)
PERSONAL: Born March 13, 1956, in Covington, VA; married Merle Moses (an occupational therapist), August 11, 1979; children: Christopher. Education: Davidson College, A.B. (cum laude), 1978; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, M.S. in L.S., 1984; Rutgers University, Ph.D., 1995; Trinity College of Natural Health, N.D., 2001.
ADDRESSES: Home—990 Carter Cove, Hummels-town, PA 17036. Office—Penn State Harrisburg Library, Pennsylvania State University—Capital College, 351 Olmsted Dr., Middletown, PA 17057. E-mail—[email protected]
CAREER: Writer and librarian. Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library, Martinsburg, WV, cataloger, 1983; Meredith College, Raleigh, NC, reference intern at Carlyle Campbell Library, 1983; Lafayette College, Easton, PA, technical services librarian at David Bishop Skillman Memorial Library, 1984–85; Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, reference and public services librarian at Reeves Library, 1985–90, director of Automation Project, 1986–90; Pennsylvania State University—Capital College, Middletown, assistant librarian at Penn State Harrisburg Library, 1993–99, associate librarian, 1999–, head of public services, 1993–, and occasional lecturer. Conference and workshop presenter; public speaker; guest on media programs. Hershey Public Library, president of board of library directors, 1995–96, member of board of trustees for Endowment Trust, 1995–96, 2000–04, vice chair of board, 2003–04.
MEMBER: American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Reference and User Services Association, Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (member of governing board, 1998–99), Beta Phi Mu.
AWARDS, HONORS: Bernard M. Fry Award, 2000, for the article "Rhetoric versus Reality: A Reexamination of Access to Government Information during the Reagan Presidency."
(With Huijie J. Chen, Lisa R. Stimatz, and Gary W. White) Using Microsoft PowerPoint: A How-to-Do-It Manual for Librarians, Neal-Schuman Publishers (New York, NY), 1998.
Petra and the Nabataeans: A Bibliography, Scarecrow Press (Lanham, MD), 2003.
Contributor to books, including Information and Behavior, Volume 4: Between Communication and Information, edited by J.R. Schement and B.D. Ruben, Transaction Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1993. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including College and Research Libraries, Health Care on the Internet, Computers in Libraries, Public Libraries, Journal of Government Information, Journal of Academic Librarianship, College and Undergraduate Libraries, Journal of Higher Education, Resource Sharing and Information Networks, and Collection Building. Coeditor, Information Technology Newsletter, 1998–2001.
SIDELIGHTS: Gregory A. Crawford told CA: "My book, Petra and the Nabataeans: A Bibliography, was inspired by a chance encounter with an article in the library of Davidson College while I was an undergraduate. One day, while browsing through the journals, I found an article on Petra that intrigued me. From that day, I wanted to know more about this city and the people who created it, although other educational and professional endeavors would keep it in abeyance. Years passed, but I still thought about Petra and the Nabataeans. Then, after years of work in libraries and after successfully gaining tenure, I had the opportunity to receive a sabbatical. What should I work on that was of interest but was also related to my work as a reference librarian? Why, Petra, of course! Thus, I was blessed with the opportunity to study Petra and the Nabataeans, to travel to Jordan to see the archaeological sites firsthand, and to create a reference resource for future generations."