Josey, E. J.

Josey, E. J. (Ellonie Junius)

(1924–  ) librarian; born in Norfolk, Va. He planned teacher-librarian curricula at Savannah State College (Ga.) and became a recognized expert in research library services. He headed the New York State Education Department's Bureau of Academic and Research Libraries (1976–86) before moving to the University of Pittsburgh School of Library and Information Services (1986). A prominent civil rights activist, he founded the American Library Association black caucus.
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