William Frederick Hafner II

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Title: Coordinator of Collection Development (Retired)
Company: Western Carolina University
Location: Coshocton, Ohio, United States

William Frederick Hafner II, Retired Coordinator of Collection Development at Western Carolina University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library services.

Commencing his career as a student at the Ohio State University, Mr. Hafner is a prominent librarian who first received his Bachelor of Arts in 1970. While attending the University of Illinois for his graduate studies, he was exposed to several school librarians who motivated him to learn about curriculum and general education. Receiving a Master of Arts in European history in 1971, he subsequently transferred to Case Western Reserve University and obtained a Master of Science in library science in 1974.

At the inception of his professional career, Mr. Hafner served as a reference librarian at the University of Missouri from 1974 to 1975, as well as a humanities liaison librarian at Florida Atlantic University from 1977 to 1981. From 1981 to 1983, he was an acquisitions librarian at Lake Superior State College, having thereafter joined the technical services library from 1984 to 1989. During his tenure at the college, he also acted as an acquisitions librarian for the University of West Florida for one year between 1983 and 1984. He subsequently concluded his career in 1993 after spending four years as the coordinator of collection development at Western Carolina University.

In retirement, Mr. Hafner continued his education and received a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Capital University Law School in 1998. A liturgical minister since 1982, he cites delving into construction for nursing research to be an absolute career highlight. He finished evaluating computer systems, which received applause and acclaim from his former students. As such, in an effort to remain abreast of developments in the field, he maintained affiliation with numerous organizations, such as the State Employees Association of North Carolina, the American Library Association, and the Society for Scholarly Publishing. He was also inducted into Optimists International in 1992.

In light of his exceptional contributions to the industry, Mr. Hafner has garnered numerous accolades. In honor of his civic service, he was named the Sylva-Jack Club Optimist of the Year by Optimists International in 1995.

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