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Joan Helsel Crothers

Joan Helsel Crothers, American librarian. Certified teacher library science, Rhode Island.


  • Crothers, Joan Helsel was born on February 11, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Kenneth Drake and Virginia Jane (Rush) Helsel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University Rhode Island, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Rhode Island, 1976.


    • Scouting representative Girls Scouts of Rhode Island, Providence, 1968-1970. Paraprofessional University Rhode Island Library., Kingston, 1974-1977. Media specialist Warwick (Rhode Island) School Department, 1977-1979, Westerly (Rhode Island) School Department, Scituate (Rhode Island) School Department, since 1981.

    Major achievements

    • Certified teacher library science, Rhode Island.


    Department director, administrator, leader LaLeche League International, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1973-1987, board directors, since 1987. Active State Advisory Council on Libraries, Providence, since 1987. Member school committee South Kingston (Rhode Island) School Department, 1985-1989, chairman school committee, since 1989.

    Member Rhode Island Association School Committees.



    Counted cross-stitch, reading, jogging.


    • Married James Swift, March 9, 1968. Children: Joshua, Seth.
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    Born February 11, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1968
      University Rhode Island
    • 1976
      University Rhode Island
    • 1968 - 1970
      Scouting representative Girls Scouts of Rhode Island
      Providence, Rhode Island, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      paraprofl. University Rhode Island Library
      Kingston, Jamaica
    • 1977 - 1979
      media specialist, Warwick (Rhode Island) School Department