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Library administrator

Ethelle Susannah Bean, American Library administrator.


Bean, Ethelle Susannah was born on November 12, 1950 in Rockville Centre, New York, United States. Daughter of Richard Sheridan and Ethel Sigren (Jokumsen) Bean.


Bachelor, Stetson University, 1972. Master of Science, Florida State University, 1973.


Librarian Loneman School, Oglala, South Dakota, 1974-1982. Assistant director National College, Rapid City, 1982-1984. Director Huron (South Dakota) College, 1984-1986.

Director Karl E. Mundt Library Dakota State University, Madison, South Dakota, since 1986. Chairman advisory committee South Dakota Library. Network, Pierre, 1987—1988, Pierre, 1991—1992, Pierre, since 2000, executive board, since 1992.

President Madison Area Career Learning Center/Madison Job Service Center.


Board directors Madison Depot Restoration Board. Secretary, treasurer Madison Centennial/Bicentennial Committee, 1987—1989, Lake Madison Chautaqua Committee, 1990—1992. Board directors, secretary Dakota Prairie Playhouse, Madison.

Member of American Association of University Women (vice president Madison chapter 1987-1988), American Library Association (chapter president 1989-1990, chapter counselor 1994—2000, chapter relations committee since 2000), Library. Administration and Management Association, Association College and Research Libraries, Business and Professional Women's Association (vice president Madison chapter 1987-1988), South Dakota Library. Association (vice president 1988-1989, president 1989-1990), Mount Plains Library.

Association, Lake County History Society (secretary 1990-1992), Kiwanis (board directors Madison).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: golf, reading, hiking, canoeing.


Richard Sheridan Bean

Ethel Sigren (Jokumsen) Bean