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Ruth Southgate Arnold

Ruth Southgate Arnold, American librarian. Certified library Virginia. Named Woman of the Year, Staunton Business & Professional Women's Organization, 1997; fellow Paul Harris, Rotary, 1995.


  • Arnold, Ruth Southgate was born on October 2, 1950 in Cincinnati. Daughter of Roger Frederick Arnold and Harriet Hendershot Wolf Arnold.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Eckerd College, 1972. Medical Science Liaison Society, Simmons College, 1977.


    • Information specialist Warner-Eddison Associates, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1977—1979. Assistant director Augusta County Library., Fishersville, Virginia, 1979—1981. Technical services library Staunton (Virginia) Public Library., 1987—1991, director, since 1991.

    Major achievements

    • Certified library Virginia.


    Denomination: Presbyterian


    Member educational committee Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, Staunton, 1998—2002. Vice president Staunton (Virginia) Downtown Development Association, 2003—2004, board member, 2001—2007. Member of American Library Association, Virginia Public Library.

    Directors Association (secretary, regional representative 1997—2002), Virginia Library. Association (Second vice president 2000-2001, vice president/president-elect 2005, president 2006), Staunton Rotary Club 1998-1999.



    Choral singing, contra dancing.


    • Married Louis Dolive. Children: Caroline Elizabeth Dolive, William Arnold Dolive.
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    Born October 2, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Eckerd College
    • 1977
      Simmons College
    • 1977 - 1979
      Information specialist, Warner-Eddison Associates
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1979 - 1981
      assistant, director Augusta County Library
      Fishersville, Virginia, United States