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Rise Louise Smith

Rise Louise Smith, American librarian. Named Library of the Year, South Dakota Library. Association. Member American Association of University Women (president Madison chapter 1988-1990), American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, South Dakota Library. Association (treasurer 1990-1991, chairman academy section 1985-1986, president 1996-1997).

Background

  • Smith, Rise Louise was born on September 16, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Dallas Fisher and Leah Loretta (Nyffeler) Smith.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Kalamazoo College, 1974. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1976. Master of Library Science, San Jose State University, 1981.

    Career

    • Reference and serials librarian Santa Teresa Laboratory International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1981. Archives assistant Sioux Falls (South Dakota) College, 1982-1984, circulation supervisor, 1983-1984, learning resources director, 1984. Acting director Mundt Library Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakota, April to August, 1986, public services library, 1984-1990.

      Technical services library, 1990—1992. Public services library, since 1994.

    Membership

    Member American Association of University Women (president Madison chapter 1988-1990), American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, South Dakota Library. Association (treasurer 1990-1991, chairman academy section 1985-1986, president 1996-1997).

    Connections

    • Married Eugene Allan Fosnight, October 30, 1973. 1 child, Teal Helena Fosnight Smith.
    • father: Dallas Fisher Smith
    • mother: Leah Loretta (Nyffeler) Smith
    • spouse: Eugene Allan Fosnight
    • child: Teal Helena Fosnight Smith
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    Born September 16, 1952
    (age 64)
    Nationality
    • 1974
      Kalamazoo College
    • 1976
      University Michigan
    • 1981
      San Jose State University
    • 1981
      Reference and serials librarian Santa Teresa Laboratory International Business Machines Corporation
      San Jose, Costa Rica
    • 1982 - 1984
      archives assistant, Sioux Falls (South Dakota) College
    • 1983 - 1984
      archives assistant, Sioux Falls (South Dakota) College
    • 1984 - 1990
      acting director, Mundt Library Dakota State College
    • 1986
      acting director, Mundt Library Dakota State College
      Madison, Tennessee, United States
    • 1990 - 1992
      technical services library
    • 1994
      public services library
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