Betty Blackman served as Dean of the University Library at California State University (CSU), Dominguez Hills, from 1986 to 1999. She was the first African American to be selected as Dean within the CSU system.
Prior to her work at CSU, Betty was the University Librarian at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and as a Special Librarian at CSU, Long Beach.
In 1994, she was awarded the Black Caucus of the American Library Association’s Leadership Award to accompany the certificates of merit received from the California Librarians Black Caucus, Southern Section.
Betty received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and a Master of Arts in Library Science from Western Michigan University and a Master of Arts in Public Administrations from CSU, Long Beach.
Betty was Chapter President of the Greater Los Angeles, California Librarians Black Caucus in 1977.
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