Lester, June 1942-

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LESTER, June 1942-

PERSONAL: Born August 25, 1942, in Sandersville, GA; daughter of C.D. (a merchant) and Frances (a merchant; maiden name, Cheney) Lester; children: Anna Elisabeth Engle. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Emory University, B.A. (with highest honors), 1963, M.Ln., 1971; attended University of Virginia, 1966–67, and University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1972; Columbia University, C.A.L., 1982, D.L.S., 1987. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Unitarian.

ADDRESSES: Home—2006 Trailview Ct., Norman, OK 73072. Office—School of Library and Information Studies, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019-0528; fax: 405-325-7648. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Teacher at a public school in Louisville, GA, 1969–70; University of Tennessee at Knoxville, assistant professor and cataloger, 1971–73; Emory University, Atlanta, GA, librarian and lecturer, 1973–76, assistant professor, 1976–80, associate professor of library and information management, 1980–87; American Library Association Office for Accreditation, Chicago, IL, director, 1987–91; University of North Texas, Denton, associate professor of library and information sciences, 1991–93; University of Oklahoma, Norman, professor of library and information studies, 1993–, director of School of Library and Information Studies, 1993–2000, member of Information Technology Council, 1998–2000, member of university's research council, 2002–05. Guest speaker at other institutions, including Georgia State University, Wayne State University, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University, University of Texas at Arlington, and Texas A & M University; workshop presenter; library consultant.

MEMBER: Association for Library and Information Science Education (board director, 1985–88; president, 1995–96), American Society for Information Science (chair of Watson Davis Award jury, 1996), American Society for Information Science and Technology, Oklahoma Library Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Beta Phi Mu.

AWARDS, HONORS: Senior fellow, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987; service award, Association for Library and Information Science Education, 1999; grants from U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and Gates Learning Foundation.


Guidelines for Making a Job Decision: Questions a Prospective Employee Should Have Answers to Beforehand, American Library Association (Chicago, IL), 1978.

(With Wallace C. Koehler, Jr.) Fundamentals of Information Studies: Understanding Information and Its Environment, Neal-Schuman Publishers (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to books, including Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science, edited by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, and Jay E. Daily, Marcel Dekker (New York, NY), 1975; State Library Services and Issues: Facing Future Challenges, edited by Charles R. McClure, Ablex Publishing (Norwood, NJ), 1986; Leadership for Research Libraries, edited by Anne Woodsworth and Barbara von Wahlde, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1988; Creating the Future: Essays on Librarianship, edited by Sally Gardner Reed, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1996; and Introductory Concepts in Information Science, edited by Melanie J. Norton, Information Today (Medford, NJ), 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Public Libraries, Journal of Library Administration, American Libraries, Law Library Journal, Collection Building, and Georgia Librarian. Member of editorial board, Journal of Education for Library and Information Science Education (treasurer, 2004–07), 1999–2003, and Journal of Academic Librarianship, 2003–.



University of Oklahoma Web site, http://www.ou.edu/cas/ (December 28, 2004), "June Lester."