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I am no longer working as an Independent Research Professional.

Bachelor of Science Degree from Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. and a Masters of Library Science from George Peabody College in Nashville, TN.    

My professional experience includes 20 years as a librarian/supervisor for the Forsyth County Public Library System, Winston-Salem, NC.


AIIP Connections newsletter, Spring 2002: Taking the Independent Research Plunge How I Did It.

Web review columns have appeared in Library Journal, Electronic Resources Review and Reference Reviews.

Building the Perfect PC, 2004 with Robert B. Thomson.

PC Hardware In a Nutshell 3rd edition, 2003 with Robert B. Thompson.



I am a native of Winston-Salem, NC . I enjoy, astronomy, golf, reading, listening to music and taking care of our two Border Collie dogs.

At the present time I am serving as President of  the Friends of the Reynolda Branch Library and as well as treasurer of the Winston Salem Astronomical League. I have complete both my Binocular and Messier List for The Astronomical League. I am currently working on my Deep Sky Binocular List, Herschel 400 Club, The Caldwell Club, and The Urban Observing Club.

Please visit my personal web site www.fritchman.com.



Updated: Saturday, 10 July 2004


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