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Catherine Ann O'Connell

Catherine Ann O'Connell, American library director. Certified permanent professional library, Michigan, New Jersey. Recipient Sam Shapiro award University Illinois Library. School, l972; Maryland Library. Association scholar, l97l.

Background

  • O'Connell, Catherine Ann was born on April 8, 1946 in Baltimore. Daughter of Timothy Edward and Claire Cecilia (Mewshaw) O'C.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Maryland, 1968. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University Illinois, 1971.

    Career

    • Reference assistant Public Library. Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1968-1970, branch library, 1971-1972. Head adult services Washington County Free Library., Hagerstown, 1972-1976, assistant director, 1976-1984.

      Director Public Libraries Saginaw, Michigan, 1984-1991, Free Library. of Woodbridge, New Jersey, since 1991. Consultant Hagerstown Business College, 1976-1979, Woodbridge Cultural Arts Committee, since 1992, Woodbridge Cable Committee, since 1992.

    Major achievements

    • Certified permanent professional library, Michigan, New Jersey.

    Membership

    Board directors Pride, Inc., Saginaw, 1987-1991. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Michigan Library.

    Association, White Pine Library. Cooperative (board directors 1984-1991), Valley Library. Consortium (board directors 1984-1991), Management and Administrative Caucus (board directors 1988-1990, 96—), Zonta, Rotary Club of Woodbridge (president 1994-1995), Beta Phi Museum.

    Connections

    • Married C. Michael Helmer, May 28, l977 (divorced June l980).
    • father: Timothy Edward O'C.
    • mother: Claire Cecilia (Mewshaw) O'C.
    • spouse: C. Michael Helmer
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    Born April 8, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      University Maryland
    • 1971
      University Illinois
    • 1968 - 1970
      Reference assistant, Public Library Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
      Maryland, United States
    • 1971 - 1972
      Reference assistant, Public Library Annapolis and Anne Arundel County
    • 1972 - 1976
      head, adult services Washington County Free Library
      Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
    • 1984 - 1991
      director, Public Libraries Saginaw
      Michigan, United States
    • 1991
      director, Public Libraries Saginaw
      New Jersey, United States