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After working in Lambarene, Gabon, Elizabeth attended and graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a Bachelors of Science in Oriental and Middle Eastern Studies. She completed her Masters in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona.
Elizabeth joined the Library Faculty at Arizona State University to organize the Map Service. At Arizona State University, Elizabeth developed the unique KWIC/KWOC map indexing automated system for map cataloging and was sent by the State of Arizona to Washington, D.C. to work on a technical map project for the Library of Congress. Some years later, Elizabeth was recruited by the University of Petroleum and Minerals Library in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia where, in addition to technical services, Elizabeth worked for the University Press as Special Projects Editor.
Following close to a decade in Saudi Arabia, Elizabeth returned stateside and was recruited by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to establish the library for The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Frank Lloyd Wright’s first apprentice, William Wesley Peters, donated his extensive personal library to form the School’s core book collection. Named after him, the William Wesley Peters Library subsequently has incorporated the archives of the Taliesin Associated Architects and the School.
In addition to her professional work, Elizabeth has worked pro bono publico within the Arabian horse and Saluki communities. Working on behalf of Arizona’s horsemen, Elizabeth shepherded the Equine Liability Bill (1994, HB 2425) through the Arizona State Legislature. Elizabeth was a founder of and has served as Chairman and Registrar for the registry of Middle Eastern Salukis imported into the United States. The American Kennel Club (AKC) Board of Directors sanctioned this registry, making it the first recognized U.S. Domestic Registry accepted since the AKC’s establishment in 1884.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
“The Academic and Special Librarian in an Architectural Archives Environment.” Paper delivered at the Society of Southwest Archivists Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, New Mexico, May 16-18, 1996.
The Arizona Horse Pages: the Directory of the Arizona Horse Industry. Phoenix: Arizona State
Horsemen's Association, 1990 -1994 published.
"The Bedouin: Selected Sources of Information," Saluki Club of America, Desert Bred Catalog , (June l3, l982), pp. 43, 45, 48. Reprinted, (July 29, l982) p. 49-5l. Reprinted & enlarged, The Saluki Quarterly (Winter l984-85), 7: l, pp. 9, l2.
“A Brief History of The Society for the Perpetuation of Desert Bred Salukis,” Saluki Insights No. 3
(January 2010), pp. 59-66.
English Language Monographs of the Arabian Peninsula, 1960 - 1970. Dhahran: University of Petroleum and Minerals Press, 1976.
“The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Library and Archives.” Paper delivered at the University of Arizona Library, Tucson, Arizona, May, 1997.
“In Search of the Word Saluqi: Another Piece of the Puzzle,” Saluki Insights No.2 (October 2009), pp 95-106.
Know Your Library: A Guide for Geography Students. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University, 1975.
Know Your Library Series # 17.
"The KWOC Index to the Arizona State University Library Map Collection," Information Bulletin
(November 1973). San Diego, California: Western Association of Map Libraries.
Manual for Auto-Indexing: The KWOC Index to the Map Collection. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University Library, 1973. Revised in 1975.
Maps of the Arabian Peninsula. Dhahran, Saudi Arabia: University of Petroleum and Minerals, 1976.
Namely, Arab Horses and Hounds. Jubail, Saudi Arabia: NASCO, 1979.
"Preserving the Pride of the Conquistadors." With Gail Pearl. Phoenix Home and Garden (March 1991), 11:5, p. 35 - 37.
Publications of the Faculty. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University. Co-Editor 1972 - 1975 editions.
The Saluqi: Coursing Hound of the East. Edited by Gail Goodman. Contributor. Apache Junction, Arizona: Midbar, Inc., 1994.
"Saudi Arabian Native Salukis in Montiqah ash-Sharqiyyah," Saluki Club of America Yearbook 1990 and ASA Newsletter (Fall 1990).