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Librarian

Donald Olaf Rod, American librarian. Recipient Distinguished Service award Luther College, 1969; Alumni Service award University Northern Iowa, 1984; American Library Association traveling fellow to Europe, 1947.

Background

Rod, Donald Olaf was born on July 14, 1915 in Roland, Iowa, United States. Son of Mikkel O. and Ada (Birkeland) Rod.

Education

AB, Luther College, 1938. Bachelor of Library Science, University Michigan, 1940.

Career

Assistant cataloger general library University Michigan, 1938-1940. Assistant, associate librarian Luther College, 1940-1943. Librarian Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, 1943-1953.

Director library services University Northern Iowa, 1953-1986, director emeritus, from 1986. Member advisory committee on library services Iowa Department Public Instruction, 1954-1959. Consultant college library buildings and administration Cons.-examiner North Central Association Colleges and Secondary Schools, since 1973.

Membership

Member American Library Association (member council 1961-1965, standards committee, chairman college and university library buildings committee 1970-1971), American Association of University Professors (chairman Iowa conference 1958), Iowa Library Association (president 1957-1958), Lutheran.

Connections

Married Elsie Victoria Siemers, June 3, 1944. Children: Michael Olaf, Catherine Marie, John Thomas.

father:
Mikkel O. Rod

mother:
Ada (Birkeland) Rod

spouse:
Elsie Victoria Siemers

child:
John Thomas Rod

child:
Catherine Marie Rod

child:
Michael Olaf Rod