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Carol Smallwood Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Smallwood has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the fields of education and writing

Some of her recent books have included "A Matter of Selection" in 2018, "In Hubble's Shadow" in 2017, "Divining the Prime Meridian" in 2015, and "Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Picket Fences" in 2014.

    MOUNT PLEASANT, MI, January 23, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Carol Smallwood with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Smallwood celebrates many years' experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Smallwood is a freelance writer and editor who has written and edited over five dozen non-fiction books through the American Library Association, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, McFarland & Company, and others on library management related topics for librarians and teachers as well as guides for writers. She has authored several books of poetry, creative writing and has had hundreds of articles, reviews, interviews, essays appear in professional and literary magazines, anthologies, such as The Society of Classical Poets. Ms. Smallwood wrote columns for The Detroit News and other newspapers and magazines and serves as a literary judge, reader, and mentor.

Some of Ms. Smallwood's recent books have included "A Matter of Selection" in 2018, "In Hubble's Shadow" in 2017, "Divining the Prime Meridian" in 2015, "Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Picket Fences" in 2014, and "Bringing the Arts into the Library" in 2014. Ms. Smallwood's "Women on Poetry: Tips on Writing, Revising, Publishing and Teaching" has been listed on the Poets & Writers Magazine List of Best Books for Writers. She has also been listed on Wikipedia, in Michigan Authors and Illustrators, Poets & Writers Directory, and Contemporary Authors.

Beginning her career in education, Ms. Smallwood taught at Michigan Public School between 1961 and 1964, had a family, moved into the role of Title I Library Consultant for forty-three public libraries administered through the Library of Michigan, 1976-1977. She then served as a head media director for Pellston Public Schools in Michigan, where she remained for 20 years between 1977 and 1997. Ms. Smallwood also served as the assistant director at the Northland Library System in Alpena, MI, during 1977 and was the developer and operator of the Educational Materials Clearinghouse from 1981 to 1983 before becoming an adult education teacher at Cheboygan Area Schools from 1985 to 1986.

Locally involved, Ms. Smallwood devoted her free time as a charter board member of the Cheboygan Area Arts Council. She was also the president of the Cheboygan County Humane Society and the co-founder of the Humane Animal Treatment Society.

Ms. Smallwood has been the recipient of multiple awards, including a National Federation of State Poetry Societies Award, Eric Hoffer Award for Prose and ByLine First Place for First Chapter of a Novel Award. She was also a Franklin-Christoph Poetry Contest Winner, received multiple Pushcart nominations and was a nominee for the Society of Midland Authors Award in Poetry by Finishing Line Press. She has been cited in approximately 40 editions of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in the Midwest, Who's Who in the World and Who's Who of American Women. Ms. Smallwood notably earned a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in history from Eastern Michigan University in 1961 and 1963, respectively, followed by a Master of Library Science from Western Michigan University in 1976.

Married to the late Dr. T. M. Smallwood, Ms. Smallwood has two children and four grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Carol Smallwood has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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