Amassing many years of professional excellence in the library sciences industry,
William Frederick Hafner most recently served as a coordinator of collection
development at Western Carolina University from 1989 to 1993, where he oversaw
the general education curriculum for prospective college freshman and sophomore
students. In the years prior to this appointment, he held several administrative positions
with academic institutions across the nation, including the University of West Florida,
Lake Superior State University, Florida Atlantic University and the University of
Missouri, where he commenced his career as a reference librarian.
While at Florida Atlantic University, Mr. Hafner developed a Bibliographic Instruction
Program with numerous departments in the College of Humanities and built up the
library collection in multiple disciplines, including history, American literature and
English literature. Equally passionate about his community, he has further been
serving as a liturgical minister since 1982.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hafner has remained aware of recent developments within
the industry through his affiliation with several prominent organizations, including
the State Employees Association of North Carolina, where he served as vice chairman
and chairman of the district 51 scholarship committee. Likewise, he remains associated
with the American Library Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and
Optimists International, who recognized him as the Sylva-Jackson County Optimist of
the Year in 1995. As a testament to his professional success, Mr. Hafner was selected for
inclusion in the fourth edition of Who’s Who in American Education.
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