Ms. Leonard's family has a long history in Arizona. Her great-grandparents came to Arizona before it was a state. Her grandfather helped build trails into the Grand Canyon. She has a large extended family and her various relatives operated Santa Fe trains; sought adventure as Harvey Girls; trained to fly at Williams Air Force Base; marched to war with Arizona military units; studied at all three state universities, from normal school days to the present; taught in a one-room schoolhouse, Catholic schools, and on the Navajo Nation; guided tours in the Heard; nursed at St. Joseph's; painted desert landscapes; drew maps for the Salt River Project; reported for The Arizona Republic; trod the boards of Valley theatres; dunked baskets for the Lumberjacks; wore the Miss Navajo County crown; logged in the White Mountains; grew citrus in Yuma; told tales of the Mogollon Monster at Boy Scout camp; tubed the Salt River; rafted the Colorado; saddled horses; water skied, snow skied, hiked, and rock climbed from Lake Powell to the Santa Catalinas; tooled motorcycles on scenic byways and rattled family sedans down unpaved back roads; walked the paths of Homolovi and Arcosanti; reenacted gunfights in Tombstone; stood on a corner in Winslow; cheered Ladmo and booed Gerald; and today, are working in a range of industries, from pumping gas in Wickenburg to computer-aided design in Gilbert. This personal background gives her a deep knowledge of and fondness for the Arizona landscape, history, and culture. From her extended family, 27 relatives and in-laws have attended Arizona State University.
Master of Science in Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, Illinois)
Bachelor of Arts (Russian Language and Soviet Area Studies)
University of Arizona (Tucson, Arizona)
Associate in Applied Science in Web Development
Scottsdale Community College (Scottsdale, Arizona)
Additional, related coursework at Paradise Valley Community College (Phoenix, Arizona)
Coursework in Indexing
Bellevue Community College (Bellevue, Washington)
Editor, Arizona Library Association AzLA Newsletter, current.
Editor, Grand Canyon MacLeans, current.
Editor, ABSEES Online, past.
Contributor, American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1994.
Editor, American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1993.
Assistant Editor, American Bibliography of Slavic and East European Studies for 1992.
Arizona Library Association, current.
New Mexico Library Association, past.
New England Library Association, past.
American Library Association, past.
American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, past.
Arizona State University, ASU Library (Tempe and Mesa, Arizona), current.
University of Puget Sound, Collins Memorial Library (Tacoma, Washington), past.
Western New Mexico University, J. Cloyd Miller Library (Silver City, New Mexico), past.
University of Illinois Press (Urbana, Illinois), past.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University Library (Urbana, Illinois), past.
University of Arizona, University Libraries (Tucson, Arizona), past.