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Janet Alm, American librarian. Certified elementary teacher, school library and media specialist. Grantee Exhibit and Program, National Endowment for Arts, 1984-1985.


Alm, Janet was born on December 20, 1952 in Lafayette, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Charles Henry and Lenore Bowman Alm.


Bachelor of Science, Bemidji State University, 1975. Master of Arts in Folklife and Intercultural Studies, Western Kentucky University, 1981. Medical Science Liaison Society in Library.

Science, Western Kentucky University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in Recreation Resources Management, Utah State University, 1994.


Storyteller, puppeteer North Country Arts Council, Bemidji, Minnesota, 1975-1976. Head children's library Bemidji State University, 1976-1977. Middle school library Custer County School District, Miles City, Montana, 1977-1979, teacher of gifted and talented, 1979-1980.

Folklore archivist Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, 1981-1983. Head children's and young adults' services Bowling Green Public Library., 1983-1985. Head of serials Utah State University, Logan, 1986-1991, campus services library, since 1991, adjunct assistant professor forestry, since 1995.

Adjunct assistant professor Institute Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, since 1999. Chairman advisory board Women's Center Utah State University, Logan, 1988-1992, chair academy freedom and tenur committee, 1997—1998.


  • Certified elementary teacher, school library and media specialist.


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  • Other Work

    • Author: Old Fred, 1972, A Taste of Kentucky, 1986 (Kentucky State Book Fair award, 1986), Bounty, 1990, Singing All the Way, 2001. Co-author: (book) Vendors and Library Acquisitions, 1991, Advances in Serials Management, Volume 3, 1989. Contributor book Encyclopedia of American Popular Beliefs and Superstitions, articles to magazines, encyclopedia and periodicals, research reports Utah St. University Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service.

      Editor (associate): (journal) InterpEdge. Performer: (presentations on folklore and librarianship) Radio and television.


Co-founder, past president Rosebud chapter National Audubon Society, Miles City, Montana, 1978—1980. Member Providence/River Hts. Library. Board; trustee Cache County Library.

Board; board directors Denzil Stewart Nature Park. Member advisory panel Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area. Invited author Kentucky State Book Fair, 1986, Utah Arts Festival, 1991.

Life member Women and Gender Research, Friends of Brooks Free Library. Trustee Stokes Nature Center. Member advisory board American West Heritage Center.

Consultant to various outdoor museums. Member of American Library Association, Utah Folklore Society, American Folklore Society, Utah Library. Association, John Muir Association, National Association Interpretation, National Audubon Society, Old Main Society, Association College and Research Libraries, Visitor Studies Association, Association Living History Farms and Agricultural Museum, Consortium of Utah Women in Higher Education, American Association Museum, Xi Sigma Pi.


Married Jay Allan Anderson, May 21, 1983.

Charles Henry

Lenore Bowman Alm

Jay Allan Anderson