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Evelyn M. Vetter

Evelyn M. Vetter was staff emeritus. Certified teacher English Missouri, teacher speech Missouri, library Missouri, instructional media technologist Missouri, learning resources director Missouri. Finalist Interstate Oratory, Interstate Forensic Association, 1967; recipient Women's Collegiate Oratory Champion, Missouri Forensic Association, 1967, Team 2000 award, Southwest Missouri State University - West Plains, 1996.


  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Texas, Austin, 1971.


  • English teacher DeSoto Public Schools, DeSoto, Missouri, 1968—1969. Library assistant School of Library. Science University Texas, Austin, 1970—1971.

    Research associate University Texas, 1971—1973. Reference library Mid-Continent Public Library., Independence, Missouri, 1973—1973, branch library, 1973—1975. Reference library Kansas City Public Library., 1976—1977.

    Office manager L. R. Vetter, Doctor ol Dental Surgery, West Plains, 1977—1988. Library R-7 Schools, 1988—1991. Assistant library Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University), 1991—1993, head library, 1993—2006.

    University library liaison & historian Friends of Garnett Library., 1992—2006. Library consultant St. Mary's Regional School, 1990—1996, grantwriter, 1986. Chair assessment committee Southwest Missouri State University, 2003—2006, chair library advisory committee, 1993—2006.

    Library consultant LNU-SMSU School International Business, Dalian, China, 2004—2006.

Major achievements

  • Certified teacher English Missouri, teacher speech Missouri, library Missouri, instructional media technologist Missouri, learning resources director Missouri.


  • Exhibitions include Smithsonian Exhibit & Contest, West Plains, Mo, 1998 (2nd place, 1998).


Publicity West Plains Council on the Arts, Missouri, 1978—1979. Publicity and transportation West Plains Soccer Association. President, secretary and publicity Friends of West Plains Public Library., 1978—1985.

Board director, grant writer and fundraising chair West Plains Adult Day Care, 1999—2001, NSDAR, Ozark Spring chapter, Programs, 2004—2009, JAC chair, vice regent, 2006—2007, chapter regent, 2008—2009. Member of Daughters of the American Revolution (vice regent Ozark Spring chapter since 2004, junior American citizens contest chair), American Library Association (associate), Missouri Native Plant Society, NSDAR (award, State & District Contest, American Heritage Com. Cultural Events 2009, award, American Heritage Committee Fiber Arts 2008-2009), Missouri Library.

Association, Southwest District School Library. Association (associate), Southwest District Educational Media Association (associate. President, secretary and program chair 1989-1991), Missouri State Teachers Association (associate), Missouri Association School Libraries (associate), Regional Consortium for Educational technology (associate), Friends of Garnett Library.


  • Married Lon R. Vetter, June 8, 1968. 3 children.
  • spouse: Lon R. Vetter
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  • 1968
    Southeast Missouri State University
  • 1971
    University Texas
  • 1968 - 1969
    English teacher, DeSoto Public Schools
    Desoto, Texas, United States
  • 1970 - 1971
    library assistant, School of Library Science University Texas
    Austin, Texas, United States
  • 1971 - 1973
    research associate, University Texas
  • 1973 - 1973
    reference library Mid-Continent Public Library
    Independence, Ohio, United States
  • 1973 - 1975
    reference library Mid-Continent Public Library
  • 1976 - 1977
    reference library Kansas City Public Library
  • 1977 - 1988
    office manager, L. R. Vetter
    West Plains, Missouri, United States
  • 1988 - 1991
    library R-7 Schools
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