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Diane Rhea Duquette

Diane Rhea Duquette, American library director. Achievements include serving as director of Kern County Library when it was awarded the John Cotton Dana award for Public Relations. Recipient John Cotton Dana Special Public Relations award, Heriot-Watt University Wilson and American Library Association, 1989, 2nd annual Public Library. Management award of excellence, Urban Libraries Council/Library. Systems and Services, 2002.


  • Duquette, Diane Rhea was born on December 15, 1951 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Gerard Lawrence and Helen Yvette (St. Marie) Morneau.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Springfield College, 1975. Master of Library Science, Simmons College, 1978.


    • Library. assistant Springfield City Library., 1975—1978. Reference library University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1978—1981. Head library Hopkins Academy, Hadley, Massachusetts, 1980.

      Instructor Colorado Mountain College, Steamboat Springs, 1981—1983. Director East Routt Library. District, 1981—1984; agency head Solono County Library., Vallejo, California, 1984.

      Director library services Shasta County Library., Redding, 1984—1987. Director libraries Kern County Library., Bakersfield, since 1987. Chairman San Joaquin Valley Library.

      Systems, 1988.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include serving as director of Kern County Library when it was awarded the John Cotton Dana award for Public Relations.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Active San Joaquin Valley Library. Association, California, since 1987. Member American Library Association, California Library.

    Association (member council since 1987), California County Libraries Association (president 1990).



    Golf, skiing, bicycling, reading, gardening.


    • Married Thomas Frederick Duquette Junior, March 17, 1973.
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    Born December 15, 1951
    (age 65)
    • 1975
      Springfield College
    • 1978
      Simmons College
    • 1975 - 1978
      Library assistant, Springfield City Library
    • 1978 - 1981
      reference library University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
    • 1980
      head, library Hopkins Academy
      Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1981 - 1983
      instructor, Colorado Mountain College
      Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
    • 1981 - 1984
      director, East Routt Library District
    • 1984
      agency head, Solono County Library
      Vallejo, California, United States
    • 1984 - 1987
      director, library services Shasta County Library
      Redding, Connecticut, United States
    • 1987
      director, sfield
    • 1987
      Baker, sfield
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