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Annie Busch was American library director. Named Springfieldian of Year, 2008.


Busch, Annie was born on January 6, 1947 in Joplin, Missouri, United States. Daughter of George Lee and Margaret Eleanor (Williams) Chancellor.


Bachelor, Missouri University, 1969. Master of Arts, Missouri University, 1976. Doctor in Public Affairs (honorary), Missouri State University, 2007.


Branch manager, St. Charles (Missouri) City Council Library., 1977-1984;branch manager, Springfield/Greene County (Missouri) Library., 1985-1989;executive director, Springfield/Greene County (Missouri) Library., since 1989. Executive Board Missouri Library. Network Corporation, St. Louis, 1991-1996.


Advisory board Springfield Public School Foundation, 1992—1994, St. John's Health Systems, Boys and Girls Town, Good Community Task Force, 1999—2002. President Ozarks Regional Information On-Line Network, Springfield, 1993—1998. Member Governor's Commission on Informational Technology, Community Task Force, Springfield, 1993—1998, Community Partnership of the Ozarks, 1998.

Executive board Missouri Research and Education Network, president, 1996—1997. Task force Missouri Goals 2000, Missouri Census 2000 Complete Count Committee, 1999—2000. Coordinator committee Springfield Vision 20/20.

Chair Secretary of State Advisory Council, 2001—2005. Advisory committee Southwest Missouri State University College Humanities and Public Affairs. Board directors Ozarks Public television, 1994—2000, Every Kid Counts, Wilson's Creek National Battlefield Foundation, Mayors Commission for Children, since 2005.

Board trustees Forest Institute Professional Psychology. Member of Springfield Innovation, Inc. (board member), Missouri Library.

Association (executive board 1990-1994, president 1993-1994), Springfield Area Chamber of Chamber (board directors), Springfield Rotary (president 1998-1999).


1 child, William Andrew Keller.

George Lee Chancellor

Margaret Eleanor (Williams) Chancellor

William Andrew Keller Busch