E. J. Josey

Librarian from United States of America

E. J. Josey (January 20, 1924 - July 3, 2009) was an American activist and librarian. Elonnie Junius Josey was born in Norfolk, Virginia, son of Willie and Frances Bailey Josey. He graduated from Howard University in 1949 and received his master's in History from Columbia University in 1950 and a master's in librarianship from the University at Albany, SUNY in 1953. From 1955 to 1959, he was Director of the Library of Delaware State College, Dover, Delaware, and from 1959–1966, he was Chief Librarian and Associate Professor at Savannah State College in Savannah, Georgia. He also served on the staff of Columbia University Library, Free Library of Philadelphia, the New York Public Library, and prior to his position at Delaware State College, he served as Instructor of Social Sciences and History from 1954-1955 at Savannah State College. Josey was Professor Emeritus, Department of Library and Information Science, School of Library and Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. Prior to his University of Pittsburgh appointment, he had been with the New York State Education Department since 1966, in its Division of Library Development, when he was first appointed Associate in the  ( Wikipedia article )


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United States of America


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Howard University
Columbia University


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