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Dee Renee Yost

Dee Renee Yost, American librarian, educator. Recipient MAX award, Hastings Chamber of Commerce, 1996.


  • Yost, Dee Renee was born on April 13, 1951 in Auburn, Nebraska, United States. Daughter of Lawrence Welch Wattles and Joyce Arvene Kraft.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Hastings College, 1972. Master of Arts in Library. science, University Denver, 1973.


    • Society editor Norfolk Daily News, Nebraska, 1973—1974. Media specialist Norfolk Junior High, 1974—1978. Music library Hastings College, 1978—1979, public services library, associate professor library science, from 2000, professor, from 2005.

      Assistant director Hastings Public Library., 1979—1989. Administrator Republican Valley Library. Systems, 1989—2000

      Member advisory board Nebraska Educational television Council for Higher Education, from 2002.

      Member delegate White House Conference on Libraries, 1990.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Lutheran


    Board directors, trustee Hastings Public Library., from 2002. Board directors Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation, Red Cloud, from 2003. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Library Association, Nebraska Library.

    Association (president, vice president, past president, Meritorious Service award 1995), Nebraska Center for Book, Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Chi.



    Reading, gardening, antiques.


    • Married Jonathan Daniel Yost, September 1, 1973. Children: Kyle Daniel, Kipp Lawrence.
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    Born April 13, 1951
    Died March 26, 2007
    (aged 55)
    • 1972
      Hastings College
    • 1973
      University Denver
    • 1973 - 1974
      Society editor Norfolk Daily News
      Nebraska, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      media specialist, Norfolk Junior High
    • 1978 - 1979
      music library Hastings College
    • 1979 - 1989
      assistant, director Hastings Public Library
    • 1989
      administrator, Republican Valley Library Systems