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Donna Cole

Donna Cole, American librarian, library director.


  • Cole, Donna was born on July 21, 1952 in Amsterdam, New York, United States. Daughter of Frank Harry and Betty (Haig) Cole.

  • Education

    • Bachelor summa cum laude, Fitchburg State College, 1980. Master in Library. Service, Rutgers University, 1983.


    • Library. School Nursing, St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut, 1983-1985. Assistant branch library Upper Cape branch Cape May County Library., Petersburg, New Jersey, 1986-1987. Head circulation, reference library Joint Free Public Library.

      Morristown (New Jersey) and Morris Township, 1987-1990, acting director, 1990-1991. Assistant library department business and economics Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library., 1991-1992. Director Leeds (Alabama) Public Library., 1992-1997.


    • Contributor articles and book reviews to various publications.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: United Church of Christ


    Charter member Leeds Public Library. Foundation, Inc., secretary, 1996-1997. Member Lupus Foundation, Birmingham, 1992-1997.

    Member American Association of University Women, American Library Association, National Organization of Women, Public Library. Association, Southea. Library. Association, Alabama Library.

    Association (2nd vice president 1995-1996), Jefferson County Public Library. Association (secretary 1994), Greater Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce, Leeds Area Business and Professional Women (charter).



    Freelance writing.


    • Married William Fite, March 24, 1991.
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    Died August 26, 1997
    (aged 45)
    • 1980
      Fitchburg State College
    • 1983
      Rutgers University
    • 1983 - 1985
      Library School Nursing
      Hartford, Connecticut, United States
    • 1986 - 1987
      assistant, branch library Upper Cape branch Cape May County Library
      Petersburg, Virginia, United States
    • 1987 - 1990
      head, circulation
    • 1991 - 1992
      assistant, library department business and economics Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library
    • 1992 - 1997
      director, Leeds (Alabama) Public Library