James Neal

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First name: 
James
Last name: 
Neal
Brief Bio: 

My background and experience consists of volunteer service in the Peace Corps in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo); graduate courses in anthropology; publicity, marketing, editorial, and sales roles in academic and scholarly publishing; public school teaching; experience in public relations, and project management and web design in user experience design. My personal strengths are public speaking and written communication, information technology literacy skills, people skills, and a devotion to community and humanism.

Full Bio: 

I am currently a MLS graduate student at the University of Maryland College of Information Studies, Maryland's iSchool and reside in Hyattsville, Maryland. My career goals include working for an academic/research library in collections and acquisitions.

I am originally from Columbia, SC and graduated W.J. Keenan High School. I graduated Morehouse College with a B.A. in Political Science and a concentration in English. I served in the Peace Corps in Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo) as an agricultural extension agent. I did two years of graduate course work at the University of Michigan in anthropology. For six years I lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area of Massachusetts while working for several book publishing houses. I most recently lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico and have now found home finally in the DC Metro area where I intend to be based for the rest of my life ...

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