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Librarian

Beatrice Esther Gibbs, American librarian.

Background

Gibbs, Beatrice Esther was born on October 16, 1918 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Joseph S. and Della N. (Rainen) Gibbs.

Education

Bachelor, Tufts University, 1969. Master of Arts, Rowan State University, 1972.

Career

Teacher Middle Township, Cape May Courthouse, New Jersey, 1964-1975. Library, head children services Cape May County Library., 1975-1984. Library Montgomery County Library., Bethesda, Maryland, since 1985.

Conducted weekly WCMC television program, 1976-1984. Director Children's Resource Center, 1994-1996.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Columnist: (book review) Gazette.

Membership

President Parent-Teachers Association, Wildwood, New Jersey, 1964-1970. Leader Girl Scouts American, Wildwood, 1964-1970. Director Coop Nursery, Wildwood, 1966-1970.

With United States Navy, 1942-1945. Member American Library Association, NCJW, Cape May County Art League (vice president 1960-1965), Cape May County History Society (secretary 1965-1968), Montgomery Library. Staff Association, Women in the Arts Museum, Corcoran Museum, Phillips Collection, Smithsonian Donor, Tufts Alumni Association, International Reading Association, International Board Books for Young Children (delegate), American Legion, Primetimers.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: travel, photography, museums, music, art.

Connections

Married Howard Konowitch (deceased 1976). Children: Paula, Bonnie, Marian, Ben.

father:
Joseph S. Gibbs

mother:
Della N. (Rainen) Gibbs

spouse:
Howard Konowitch

child:
Paula Gibbs

child:
Bonnie Gibbs

child:
Marian Gibbs

child:
Ben Gibbs