Bulow graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, New York in 1960 and proceeded to join the U. S. Coast Guard. He earned an associates degree at Corning Community College in 1968 and then moved to Birmingham to pursue a bachelor's degree at UAB.
Bulow graduated from UAB in 1971 and began his Birmingham library career as an assistant bookmobile librarian. After completing his master's degree at the University of Alabama in 1973 he was promoted to associate director of community services. In 1977 he became associate director for branch library service and then moved to associate director for central library operations in 1990. In 1993 he was named director of the library and continued to serve as director until he retired in March 2002.
As director, Bulow emphasized public service to every branch and championed service and professionalism in his work with the Alabama Library Association and American Library Association. In Birmingham he forged closer ties between the library system and the Birmingham Department of Community Development and helped the library win several awards for service to the public.
Bulow died in 2008, survived by his wife, June.
|Director, Birmingham Public Library
1993 - 2002
- Shelton, Melinda (August 29, 2008) "Death of the Former Director of the Birmingham Public Library". Birmingham Public Library's Latest News, Reviews and Info
- "Bulow, Jack F." obituary (August 29, 2008) Birmingham News