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Carol A. Nemeyer

Carol A. Nemeyer

Carol Anmuth Nemeyer (January 29, 1929 – June 30, 2008)[1] was an American librarian and President of the American Library Association from 1982 to 1983.[2] She was born Carol Anmuth and married Lieutenant Commander Sheldon Nemeyer on September 23, 1950.[3]

Carol A. Nemeyer
President of the American Library Association
In office
1982–1983
Preceded byElizabeth W. Stone
Succeeded byBrooke E. Sheldon
Personal details
Born(1929-01-29)January 29, 1929
DiedJune 30, 2008(2008-06-30) (aged 79)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US
NationalityAmerican
Alma materBerea College
OccupationLibrarian

As ALA president, Nemeyer set up a commission to "call national attention to problems threatening broad and equal opportunities for public access to information, including obvious questions of library support." The Commission on Freedom and Equality of Access to Information was chaired by Dan Lacy of McGraw-Hill.[4]

Nemeyer graduated from Berea College and Columbia University's School of Library Service. She worked as the librarian at the McGraw-Hill Publishing Company before she joined the staff of the Association of American Publishers in the early 1970s. In 1977, she joined the Library of Congress as the associate librarian for national programs.[5]

Carol and her husband Sheldon Nemeyer retired in 1986 and lived on a boat, sailing the Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[6]

References

  1. Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, US: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
  2. "ALA's Past Presidents". American Library Association. Retrieved 15 March 2016.
  3. "Marriage Announcement". New York Times. September 24, 1950. p. 24.
  4. "Voting with Our Feet; ALA's Return to Chicago for Annual Conference Sets Registration Record". American Libraries. 16. July 1985. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  5. "Freedom to Read Foundation honors Carol Nemeyer with memorial fund". American Library Association. July 29, 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  6. "Carol Nemeyer flies flag for libraries on high seas". Library Journal. 111 (5): 14. March 15, 1986.


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