Carolyn McIntosh

Title: Librarian (Retired)
Company: California State University, Los Angeles
Location: Jacksonville, Florida, United States

Carolyn McIntosh, Retired Librarian at California State University, Los Angeles, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in librarianship.

Ms. McIntosh earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology in 1964 from Clark College (now known as Clark Atlanta University) in Georgia and a Master of Library and Information Science in 1974 from Indiana University Bloomington. She also spent a year at Cambridge University studying Victorian literature. She accrued 39 years of experience in the field of librarianship. At the inception of her career in 1972, she served as a neighborhood information specialist at the Cleveland Public Library in Ohio for one year. After receiving her master’s degree, she relocated to California and began serving as an ethnic studies bibliographer at the University of Southern California. Remaining in that role until 1992, she subsequently served as a librarian at California State University, Los Angeles, from 1995 until her retirement in 2011.

A volunteer for her church’s Missionary Society, Ms. McIntosh attributes her success to her dedication to helping those who cannot help themselves. She has maintained affiliation with the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, as well as the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. As a testament to her success in the industry, she was the recipient of the Historic Preservation Award from the City of Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission for an exhibit celebrating the 75th anniversary of the sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha. She also earned the Gamma Rho Omega Story Award.

Now residing in Jacksonville, Florida, Mc. McIntosh enjoys collecting dolls of various cultures in her spare time. Looking towards the future, she intends to continue enjoying her retirement, as well as volunteering and reading books to children.

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