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Annie Busch

Annie Busch was American library director. Named Springfieldian of Year, 2008.


  • Busch, Annie was born on January 6, 1947 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Daughter of George Lee and Margaret Eleanor (Williams) Chancellor.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Missouri University, 1969. Master of Arts, Missouri University, 1976. Doctor in Public Affairs (honorary), Missouri State University, 2007.


    • Branch manager St. Charles City Council Library., Missouri, 1977-1984, Springfield/Greene County Library., 1985-1989, executive director, 1989—2009. Executive board Missouri Library. Network Corporation, St. Louis, 1991-1996.

      Board directors Jordan Valley Innovation Center.


    Advisory board Springfield Public School Foundation, 1992—1994, St. John's Health Systems, Boys and Girls Town, Good Community Task Force, 1999—2002. President Ozarks Regional Information On-Line Network, Springfield, 1993—1998. Member Governor's Commission on Informational Technology, Community Task Force, Springfield, 1993—1998, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, 1998.

    Executive board Missouri Research and Education Network, president, 1996—1997. Task force Missouri Goals 2000, Missouri Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, 1999—2000. Coordinator committee Springfield Vision 20/20.

    Chair Secretary of State Advisory Council, 2001—2005. Advisory committee Southwest Missouri State University College Humanities and Public Affairs. Board directors Ozarks Public television, 1994—2000, Every Kid Counts, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Mayors Commission for Children, since 2005.

    Board trustees Forest Institute Professional Psychology. Member of Springfield Innovation, Inc. (board member), Missouri Library.

    Association (executive board 1990-1994, president 1993-1994), Springfield Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors), Springfield Rotary (president 1998-1999).


    • 1 child, William Andrew Keller.
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    Born January 6, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Missouri University
    • 1976
      Missouri University
    • 2007
      Missouri State University
    • 1977 - 1984
      Branch manager, St. Charles City Council Library
      Missouri, United States
    • 1985 - 1989
      Branch manager, St. Charles City Council Library