Profile: Meet MaryKay Dahlgren, Oregon’s State Librarian
Here are a couple of paragraphs from a three page profile of MaryKay Dahlgren.
From The Statesman-Journal (Boise):
After earning her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies, she took some time off from school to clean rooms, pump gas and tend bar at a roadhouse south of Fairbanks, Alaska.
Flush with new oil money, the city had just moved its library from a log cabin to a stunning new building. MaryKay got a temporary job processing books there. She was promoted to library assistant in the children’s department.
“It was a heavenly job,” she said. “I was 21 or 22, in the Alaskan wilderness, in an incredible building with wonderful people.”
During the summer of 1979, she and her new husband drove a truck cross-country to Vermont, where he started law school. She took jobs as a library technician, then a children’s librarian.
Dahlgren’s MLIS degree is from the University of Washington (1984)
Read the Complete Profile of MaryKay Dahlgren
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.