Stephanie D. Tolson
STEPHANIE D. TOLSON is Library Director, St. Louis Community College, Florissant Valley Campus (1992-present).
Past Employment: Cataloging Manager, St. Louis Community College, Technical Services Department (1988-1992); Information Specialists, McDonnell Douglas Information Systems, (1981-88); Librarian Consultant on Library of Congress Conversion Project, Electronic Keyboarding Inc., (1980-81); Cataloger, Peoples Gas of Chicago (1976-80); Librarian, Procon/Universal Oil Company (1975-76).
SLA Member Since: 1976
Education: Doctoral student, Saint Louis University (1999-present); M.L.S., Emporia Kansas University (1975); B.A., Park College (1974).
SLA Chapter Activities: St. Louis Metropolitan Area Chapter, Past-President (2000-2001); Public Relations Committee Chair (2000-01), President (1999-2000); Program Committee Chair (1998-99); Affirmative Action/Diversity Liaison (1992-present), Nominating Committee (1988-89 and 1995-96); President (1984-85); Long-range Planning Committee (1982-85); Hospitality Committee Chair (1981-82); Illinois Chapter member (1976-80).
SLA Division Activities: Library Management Division: Professional Development Committee Chair (1988-89); Career Guidance Committee Chair (1987-88); Information Technology Division: member (1976-81).
SLA Association Level Activities: H.W. Wilson Award Committee Chair (2000-01); Winter Meeting Local Arrangements Coordinator 2000, Public Relations Committee (1996-98); Candidate for the SLA Board (1994-95); Atlanta Conference Program Planning Committee (1992-94); Cataloging Committee (1990-94); Affirmative Action Committee Chair (1985-89); Standards Committee (1982-84).
Other Professional Activities: American Library Association member (1988-present); Missouri Library Association Member (1994- present); MLA Legislative Committee Member (1997-present); University of Missouri-Columbia, Library School Advisory Council (1994-98).
Awards & Honors: National Institute for Leadership Development Participant 1998; Kaleidoscope Leadership Development Participant 1997; SLA Diversity Leadership Development Award 1997; Elizabeth Owens Professional Award 1997; Mathew-Dickey Boys & Girls Club's Rhodia Miller Memorial Award 1992; Who's Who Among American College and University Students 1975.
Publications: (Nov. 2000). Wireless laptops and local area networks. Presented at the League for Innovation's Conference on Information Technology, Anaheim, California; (Jan. 2000). Diversity in a global environment. Presented at the Leadership Development Institute, Special Libraries Association, St. Louis, MO; (Jun. 1998). Mentoring up the career ladder. Information Outlook, 37-38; (Sep. 15, 1990).
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