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Joan Helsel Crothers, American librarian. Certified teacher library science, Rhode Island.

Background

Crothers, Joan Helsel was born on February 11, 1946 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. Daughter of Kenneth Drake and Virginia Jane (Rush) Helsel.

Education

Bachelor in English, University Rhode Island, 1968. Master of Library Science, University Rhode Island, 1976.

Career

Scouting representative Girls Scouts of Rhode Island, Providence, 1968-1970. Paraprofessional University Rhode Island Library., Kingston, 1974-1977. Media specialist Warwick (Rhode Island) School Department, 1977-1979, Westerly (Rhode Island) School Department, Scituate (Rhode Island) School Department, since 1981.

Achievements

  • Certified teacher library science, Rhode Island.

Membership

Department director, administrator, leader LaLeche League International, Franklin Park, Illinois, 1973-1987, board directors, since 1987. Active State Advisory Council on Libraries, Providence, since 1987. Member school committee South Kingston (Rhode Island) School Department, 1985-1989, chairman school committee, since 1989.

Member Rhode Island Association School Committees.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Counted cross-stitch, reading, jogging.

Connections

Married James Swift, March 9, 1968. Children: Joshua, Seth.

father:
Kenneth Drake Helsel

mother:
Virginia Jane (Rush) Helsel

spouse:
James Swift

child:
Joshua Crothers

child:
Seth Crothers