Smallwood, Carol 1939-

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SMALLWOOD, Carol 1939-

PERSONAL: Born May 3, 1939, in Cheboygan, MI; daughter of Lloyd (a teacher) and Lucy (a teacher; maiden name, Drozdowska) Gouine; married, 1963 (divorced, 1976); children: Michael, Ann. Education: Eastern Michigan University, B.S. (history), 1961, M.A. (history), 1963; Western Michigan University, M.L.S., 1976.

ADDRESSES: Home—543 South Whiteville Rd., Mount Pleasant, MI 48858. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Teacher of English and history at schools in Flat Rock and Livonia, MI, 1961-64; Library Services and Construction Act Title-One program, library consultant, 1976-77; media director and English teacher at public schools in Pellston, MI, 1977-97. Northland Library System, assistant library director, 1977; developer of educational materials clearinghouse, 1981-83; adult education teacher for area schools, Cheboygan, MI, 1985-86; Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Library, Mount Pleasant, MI, library consultant, 1998; Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, instructor in CEC library classes, 1999—.

MEMBER: Humane Animal Treatment Society (founding member; officer, 1999—), Michigan Federation of Humane Societies, Cheboygan County Humane Society (founder; president and publicity chairperson, 1972-75), Friends of the University Libraries-Western Michigan University, Doris Day Animal Foundation.

AWARDS, HONORS: First prize, Byline magazine, for first chapter of a novel, 2004; first place in Northern Lights short story contest, 2004.


Free Michigan Material for Educators, Hillsdale Educational Publishers (Hillsdale, MI), 1980.

Exceptional Free Library Resource Materials, Libraries Unlimited (Littleton, CO), 1984.

Free Resource Builder for Teachers and Librarians, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1985, 2nd edition, 1992.

A Guide to Selected Federal Agency Programs and Publications for Librarians and Teachers, Libraries Unlimited, 1986.

Health Resources Builder, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1988.

Current Issues Builder, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1989.

An Educational Guide to the National Park System, Scarecrow Press (Metuchen, NJ), 1989.

Library Puzzles and Word Games for Grades 7-12, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1990.

Reference Puzzles and Word Games for Grades 7-12, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1991.

Helpful Hints for the School Librarian, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1993.

(Editor) Michigan Authors, 3rd edition, Hillsdale Educational Publishers, 1993.

Recycling for Librarians and Teachers, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1995.

An Insider's Guide to Libraries: Internet Resources and Tips, Linworth Publishing, 1997.

Free or Low-Cost Health Information, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 1998.

(With Sharon McElmeel) WWW Almanac: Making Curriculum Connections, Linworth Publishing, 1999.

(Coauthor) State Internet Sources: State-by-State Educational Sites, McFarland and Co. (Jefferson, NC), 2005.

Columnist for Detroit News, 1983-85, Entertainment News, 1988-89, Free Materials for Schools and Libraries, 1996—, and newspapers, 2003—. Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Instructor, School Library Media Activities Monthly, and Book Report. Contributor of short stories, poetry, and essays to various literary magazines, including Aurorean.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Lily's Odyssey, a novel.

SIDELIGHTS: Carol Smallwood told CA: "Writing helps me think; it is a way of organizing. Writing Michigan Authors was very enjoyable because it allowed me contact with a great variety of writers. I am finding fiction is more difficult, much different, than nonfiction. Recent writing classes have helped some. I have been writing more poetry lately, exploring. It is something I never thought I could do and am enjoying the challenge. My aunt, Carolyn Andrews, was a talented writer, an accomplished storyteller, and a great inspiration as a child, and I am proud to have been named after her."



Academic Library Book Review, December, 1989, pp. 18-19.

Booklist, October 1, 1989.