Michael Bell, Ph.D.
McAllen, Texas, USA
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EDUCATION

1990 Doctor of Philosophy, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - Graduate School of Library
     and Information Science
1976 Master of Library Science, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas - Graduate School of Library
     and Information Science
1972 Master of Education, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
1966 Bachelor of Arts, Spanish language, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas  

Professional Activities:

Chair, Texas Association of School Librarians, 1993 - 1994
President, Texas Association of School Librarians, Region 1, 1982 - 1983

Publications:

"Cooperation in Instruction between Classroom Teachers and School Library Media Specialists: A Look
      at Teacher Characteristics"  School Library Media Quarterly, 1992 

"Cooperation between Classroom Teacherss and School Library Media Specialists: The Effective Schools
      Connection"  Texas Library Journal, Fall 1992 

"School Climate Factors Related to Degrees of Cooperation Between Public Elementary School Teachers
      and School Library Media Specialists"  Library Quarterly, July, 1991

"Interactional Patterns of School Media Specialiats with School Instructional Staff"  Library
       & Information Science Research,October-December, 1991

Elementary school climate factors and personality and status variables associated with school library
       media specialists who cooperate with classroom teachers on instructional problems.
      Ph.D. diss., Univ. of North Texas, 1990

"Texas Public School Library Media Directors Survey"  Texas Library Journal, Winter, 1981 


Honors: 

Jim Wright Award for Excellence in Spanish, UT Arlington, 1964
Distinguished Alumnus, University of North Texas, 1993


(BRIEF)  EMPLOYMENT HISTORY


1998 - 2001 Dean of Libraries, Collin County Community College, Plano, Texas
1993 - 1998 Director of Learning Resources, South Texas Community College, McAllen, Texas
1987 - 1993 Coordinator of Library/Media Services, La Joya ISD, La Joya, Texas
1984 - 1986 Public Information Officer, McAllen ISD, McAllen, Texas
1981 - 1984 Coordinator of Library Services,  McAllen ISD, McAllen, Texas
1967 - 1981 Teacher & Librarian, Public Schools of the State of Texas