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Melody Bacsko Kokola

Melody Bacsko Kokola, American library director.


  • Kokola, Melody Bacsko was born on December 1, 1947 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Rutgers University, 1970. Master of Science, Graduate School Library Service, Columbia University, 1977.


    • Librarian Bayonne (New Jersey) Public Library, 1977-1986. Library director Metuchen (New Jersey) Public Library, since 1986. Treasurer Libraries of Middlesex County, New Jersey, 1987-1991, New Jersey Library.

      Compact Disc Circuit, Woodbridge, 1987-1997. Vice president Libraries of Middlesex Automation Consortium, 1988-1990, treasurer, 1995-1999, president, 1999-2001.


    Party affiliation: member Reformed Church American


    Denomination: American Reformed Church


    Secretary Memorial Park Commission, Metuchen, since 1987, Cable television Advisory Commission, Metuchen. Member American Library Association, New Jersey Library. Association, Public Library.

    Association, Columbia University Library. School Alumni Association (alumni board directors 1988-1990), Kiwanis (publicist Metuchen chapter 1988-1990, 1st vice president 1988-1991, president 1991-1993, 1999-2000, secretary Metuchen chapter 1995-1996), Kiwanis International (lieutenant governor New Jersey district 1994-1995, foundation chair 1995-1998), New Jersey Kiwanis Foundation (treasurer 1998-2001, president 2001-2002), The Quiet Hour Club.



    Gardening, reading, travel.


    • Daughter of Albert B. and Helen Bacsko. Divorced; children: John Christopher, Carolee Alison.
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    Born December 1, 1947
    (age 69)
    • 1970
      Rutgers University
    • 1977
      Graduate School Library Service
    • 1977 - 1986
      Librarian Bayonne (New Jersey) Public Library
    • 1986
      library director, Metuchen (New Jersey) Public Library