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library director , museum director

Joseph Hugh Da Rold, library director, museum director. Certified Grantsmanship Training Center, 1977. Named Library of the Year, New Jersey Library. Association, 2010; recipient History award, New Jersey History Commission, 2004, Excellence in Leadership award, Nubian Cultural Center, 2008, Gertie award, Rancho Santa Gertrudis History Society, Raices award, Service Hispanic Community New Jersey, 2009.


Rold, Joseph Hugh Da was born on November 27, 1942 in New York City. Son of Joseph John Darold and Julia Dolores Fox.


Bachelor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1964. Master of Library Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1965.


Senior library Los Angeles County Public Library. Systems, 1966—1973; director Santa Fe Springs City Library., 1974—1980. Director public relations Abraxas Art Gallery, Newport Beach, 1981—1982.

Executive director Whittier History Society & Museum, 1983—1990. Deputy director Hathaway Ranch Museum, Santa Fe Springs, 1991—1992. Head library Warner Research Library., Burbank, 1992.

Principal library Burbank Public Library., 1993. Library director Plainfield Public Library., New Jersey, since 1994.


  • Certified Grantsmanship Training Center, 1977.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor monographs.


President Plainfield Cultural & Heritage Commission, 2002—2007, Rotary Club, Plainfield, 1999—2000. Member of New Jersey Library. Association (executive board member since 2008, Susan G. Swartzburg Preservation award 2007), Watchung Book Club (president 2001-2004, since 2009).


  • Other Interests

    Reading, art.


Joseph John Darold

Julia Dolores Fox