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Helga Bjornson Visscher

Helga Bjornson Visscher, Icelandic reference librarian.

Background

  • Visscher, Helga Bjornson was born on June 16, 1946 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Came to the United States, 1946. Daughter of K. Valdimar and Gudrun (Jonsdottir) Bjornson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, University Minnesota, 1968. Master of Library Science, University California, 1970. Chemical Abstracts Service, University Illinois, 1973.

    Career

    • Librarian Chanhassen (Minnesota) Elementary School, 1970-1972, La Jolla (California) Country Day School, 1973-1975, McLure Education Library, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1981-1985, 86—. Temporary librarian Los Alamos National Research Laboratory, 1986.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Member American Library Association (national committee since 1988, secretary 2003-2005), Library Association Services for Children, Association College and Research Libraries (chair educational behavioral science research committee since 2006), International Association School Libraries, Alabama Library. Association, University Alabama Women's Club (president 1991-1992), Library Association Service for Children, Delta Kappa Gamma, Beta Phi Museum.

    Personality

    Interests

    Reading, birdwatching.

    Connections

    • Married Pieter Bernard Visscher, June 17, 1972. Children: Kristina, Paul.
    • father: K. Valdimar Bjornson
    • mother: Gudrun (Jonsdottir) Bjornson
    • spouse: Pieter Bernard Visscher
    • children: Kristina Visscher
    • Paul Visscher
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    Born June 16, 1946
    (age 70)
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    • 1968
      University Minnesota
    • 1970
      University California
    • 1973
      University Illinois
    • 1970 - 1972
      Librarian Chanhassen (Minnesota) Elementary School
    • 1973 - 1975
      Librarian Chanhassen (Minnesota) Elementary School
    • 1981 - 1985
      Librarian Chanhassen (Minnesota) Elementary School
      Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
    • 1986
      temporary librarian Los Alamos National Research Laboratory