Past Presidents of FOCLIS
1984-1985 Donald G. Davis, Jr. University of Texas at Austin
1985-1988 Patricia Senn Breivik Towson State University
1988-1990 Robert Klassen U.S. Department of Education
1990-1992 George Bailey Claremont Colleges Library
1992-1994 Sheila M. Laidlaw Fredericton, NB, Canada
1994-1996 P. Paul Snezek Wheaton College
1996-1997 Anne Mathews U.S. Department of Education
1997-1999 Michael LaCroix Creighton University
1999-2001 Donald G. Davis, Jr. University of Texas at Austin
2001-2002 William N. Nelson Augusta State University
2002-2004 David Wright Mississippi College
2004-2006 Tami Robinson Whitworth College
2006-2008 Dennis Tucker Modesto Junior College
2008-2009 Ricky Waller St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus
2009-2010 Joe F. Dahlstrom University of Houston-Victoria & Victoria College
2010-2011 Ricky Waller St. John’s University – Manhattan Campus
2011-2012 Mark Thompson Middlesex County College
2012-2013 Louise Ratliff University of California, Los Angeles
2012-2013 Beth Avery University of North Texas
2014-2020 Jo Monahan University of North Texas
Announcement of the First FOCLIS Meeting – 1976
(from the 1976 ALA Annual Conference Program)
christian librarians’ fellowship
An informal (no program) free continental breakfast is being held in the Varley Room of the Coffee Cove, Moody Bible Institute, on Monday, July 19, from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Co-hosts of the breakfast are Richard G. Schock, director, MBI Library, and Donald G. Davis, Jr., Guaduate School of Library Science, University of Texas at Austin. Advance reservation prior to the conference week is required.
The Moody Bible Institute is located at 820 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610. The telephone number is 329-4000.
1979 FOCLIS Program
One of the early FOCLIS programs was a paper presented by Dr. Edward G. Holley on June 26, 1979. Dr. Holly’s paper, Growing as a Christian and as a Professional, is available here as a PDF document.
Honorary Life Member – Don G. Davis, Jr.
At the 2007 Annual Meeting, Dr. Don Davis, Jr., was recognized for his role in the organization of FOCLIS, his frequent contributions to the Fellowship (twice serving as president, and a frequent contributor to the Newsletter), and his ongoing witness within the profession. The photo below shows Don being presented with the life membership by Secretary/Treasurer, Joe Dahlstrom.
The plaque reads, “Life Membership in FOCLIS is awarded to Dr. Don G. Davis, Jr., presented in recognition of his role in the organization of FOCLIS, his continuing witness in the profession, and his ongoing contributions to FOCLIS.”
Dr. Don Davis’s paper, presented at the 2007 annual meeting, Thirty-One Years of Purpose: The Early FOCLIS Story, is available here as a PDF document.