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Catherine Ann O'Connell

library director

Catherine Ann O'Connell, American library director. Certified permanent professional library, Michigan, New Jersey. Recipient Sam Shapiro award University Illinois Library. School, l972; Maryland Library. Association scholar, l97l.


O'Connell, Catherine Ann was born on April 8, 1946 in Baltimore. Daughter of Timothy Edward and Claire Cecilia (Mewshaw) O'C.


Bachelor, University Maryland, 1968. Master of Science in Liberal Studies, University Illinois, 1971.


Reference assistant Public Library. Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 1968-1970, branch library, 1971-1972. Head adult services Washington County Free Library., Hagerstown, 1972-1976, assistant director, 1976-1984.

Director Public Libraries Saginaw, Michigan, 1984-1991, Free Library. of Woodbridge, New Jersey, since 1991. Consultant Hagerstown Business College, 1976-1979, Woodbridge Cultural Arts Committee, since 1992, Woodbridge Cable Committee, since 1992.


  • Certified permanent professional library, Michigan, New Jersey.


Board directors Pride, Inc., Saginaw, 1987-1991. Member American Library Association, Public Library. Association (board directors 1988-1991), Michigan Library.

Association, White Pine Library. Cooperative (board directors 1984-1991), Valley Library. Consortium (board directors 1984-1991), Management and Administrative Caucus (board directors 1988-1990, 96—), Zonta, Rotary Club of Woodbridge (president 1994-1995), Beta Phi Museum.


Married C. Michael Helmer, May 28, l977 (divorced June l980).