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Edward J. McQuail III Recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for Excellence in Library Science

Mr. McQuail was named an Expert Resource by Worldwide Who's Who
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Upon completion of the degrees, he embarked on a career in education which spanned the next 34 years.

    BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA, December 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Edward McQuail, Retired Educator for McDowell County Public Schools and Retired Library Information Specialist for Tazewell County Public Schools, has been recognized by Worldwide Who's Who for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in library science.

After graduating from Beaver High School in 1957, Mr. McQuail went into the family business, working in furniture sales. Passionate about education, and unsatisfied with his career, he left the security of his father's company to earn a Bachelor of Science in education at Concord University. Shortly thereafter, he enrolled at Marshall University, where he achieved a master's degree in library science education. In 1981, Mr. McQuail finished a master's degree in library sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Upon completion of the degrees, he embarked on a career in education which spanned the next 34 years.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. McQuail served as an educator for McDowell County Public Schools and, as a library information specialist for Tazewell County Public Schools. Students often sought his advice and conversation, as he was known for being down-to-earth and likeable. Now retired, Mr. McQuail is regarded as a historian and archivist for Bluefield, West Virginia. Born and raised in the town, he is fascinated by its history and even collects local yearbooks dating back to the 1960s. Mr. McQuail loves library sciences and researching information about his region of West Virginia. Through both his personal and professional affiliation with the area, he has become well-known throughout Bluefield and its surrounding towns. Mr. McQuail enjoys his town's fun traditions and customs, particularly its nickname as "Nature's Air-Conditioned City." In Bluefield, West Virginia, if the temperature reaches above 90 degrees, the community orchestrates free lemonade for everyone walking around town.

Recognized for years of invaluable contributions to his field, Mr. McQuail has earned several honors. Already a member of Marquis Who's Who, he was inducted into Worldwide Who's Who as a lifetime member in 2011. Later that year, based on merit and longevity in his field, Mr. McQuail was chosen as a VIP member.

In 2012, Mr. McQuail was featured on the Elite American website as an Expert Resource for library sciences. He feels his success can be most aptly attributed to his refusal to settle for unhappiness, applying his intelligence, and his unwavering ambition.

Mr. McQuail is a member of the West Virginia Secondary School Association and the American Library Association. He has also been a volunteer for Bluefield Regional Medical Center since 1983. In his free time, he enjoys researching history and collecting Barbie, Madame Alexander, and Sasha dolls.

About Worldwide Who's Who
With over 500,000 members representing every major industry, Worldwide Who's Who is a powerful networking resource that enables professionals to outshine their competition, in part through effective branding and marketing. Worldwide Who's Who employs similar public relations techniques to those utilized by Fortune 500 companies, making them cost-effective for members who seek to take advantage of its career enhancement and business advancement services.

Worldwide Who's Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third-party endorsement of their accomplishments, and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. In addition to publishing biographies in print and electronic form, it offers an online networking platform where members can establish new professional relationships.

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