Party affiliation: Democrat
Youth services library Dunklin County Library., Kennett, Missouri, 1974-1977. Director Beatrice (Nebraska) Public Library., since 1977. Instructor Nebraska Library.
Commission, Lincoln, 1988-1992. Speaker Nebraska Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, since 1993.
Denomination: Church of Brethren
Appointed member Governor's Task Force on History Preservation, 1992—1994. Co-director Nebraska Literature Festival, 2000. Governor's appointee representing libraries to State Records Board, 2002—2008.
Governor's appointee Nebraska State History Records Advisory Board, since 2003. Board directors Nebraska State History Society Foundation, since 2003. Member of American Library Association, The National Library Association (president 1989, Excalibur Outstanding Library. award public library section 1991, Meritorious Service award 1998), National Management Association (executive board member 1993, 1998-1999, charter, president since 2007), Friends of Homestead National Monument of America since 1999, Nebraska Literature Heritage Association (board member since 2001), Southeast Nebraska Genealogical Society (charter, Hall of Fame 1982), Southeast Nebraska Coordinators for Literacy, Nebraska Center for the Book (executive board 1992-1999, president 1998).
1974 - 1977