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Karen Lane Van Neste, American librarian, editor.


Neste, Karen Lane Van was born on October 18, 1951 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Daughter of Wilbur Lane and Phyllis Worthington Van Neste.


Bachelor, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1973. Master of Science in Library. Science, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976.


Library. division disorders development and learning University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1976—1977. Library Florida State University, Tallahassee, 1977—1978. Library, researcher Media General, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, 1979—1988.

Library Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1988—1998, restaurant critic, 2003—2004, library, 2004—2007. Public Van Neste Books, Midlothian, 1996—2001. Viewpoints editor & columnist, member, editorial board Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, since 2007.

Copy editor Richmond Times-Dispatch, 1999—2002. Freelance editor, Richmond, 2001—2007.



Member Edgehill Condominium Association, Richmond, Virginia, 1981—1983. Contributor James River Writers Festival, 2002—2006. Editor, writer newsletter The Prestwould Condominium Association, 2001—2007.

Member Architect Committee Villas Snowden Association, 2010. Member of American Biographical Institute, Virginia Museum Fine Arts, Special Libraries Association, Professional Women's Advisory Board, University Virginia Alumni Association (life), 2300 Club (house rules committee 2006, member house rules committee).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, interior decorating, cooking.


Married Howard Wayne Owen, August 18, 1973.

Wilbur Lane

Phyllis Worthington Van Neste

Howard Wayne Owen