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library director , storyteller

Marsha Jeanne Valance, American Library director, story teller ( hum: libr.art: perf.)library director, story teller.


Valance, Marsha Jeanne was born on August 2, 1946 in Evanston, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Edward James Junior and Jeanne Lois (Skinner) Leonard.


Student Northwestern University, 1964-1966.


Children's library trainee New York Public Library., New York City, 1968-1969. Reformed library Acton (Massachusetts) Memorial Public Library., 1969-1970. Manager The Footnote, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1976-1978.

Associate editor William C. Brown, Dubuque, 1978-1979. Director Dubuque County Library., 1979-1981, Great Britain Dedrick Public Library., Geneseo, Illinois, 1981-1984, Grand Rapids (Minnesota) public Library., 1984-1989. Management library Wisconsin Regional Library. for Blind and Physically Handicapped, since 1989.

Workshop coordinator, participant, section chairman professional conferences. LSCA grant reviewer Department Education, 1989-1995.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (with others) Mystery, Value and Awareness, 1979, Pluralism, Similarities and Contrast, 1979. Contributor articles and book reviews to publications.


Troop leader Mississippi Valley Council Girl Scouts United States of America, Cedar Rapids, 1976-1978. Member liturgy committee St. Malachy's Roman Catholic Church, Geneseo, 1983. Committee judging clinic 4-H, Moline, Illinois, 1984.

Trustee KAXE Northern Community Radio, 1986-1989, Information Capital Technology Ventures, 1988-1990. Secretary Grand Rapids Community Services Council, 1986. Coach Itasca County 4-H Horse Bowl Team, 1987.

Director Grand Rapids Storyfest, 1987-1989. Program chairman Spotlight on Books Conference, 1989. Board directors, trustee ABLE, Inc., since 1989.

Audio describer Artreach, Milwaukee, 1991-1998. Member American Library Association, Wisconsin Library. Association, Iowa Libraries Medium Size (secretary 1981), Northlands Storytelling Network (board directors 1988-1994, vice president 1989, president 1990, editor Grapevine 1991-1994), National Storytelling Association, Alliance Information and Referral Services, Daughters of the American Revolution (constitution chairman 1983-1984), Mississippi Valley Morgan Horse Club, Wisconsin Morgan Horse Club (newsletter editor 1994-1995, secretary 1995), Western Working Family Morgan Horse Club, American Morgan Horse Association, Geneseo Junior Women's Club (international chairman 1983-1984), University of California at Los Angeles Club Wisconsin (president 1990-1991), Alpha Gamma Delta.


Married William George Valance, December 27, 1966 (divorced 1976). 1 child, Marguerite Jeanne.

Edward James Junior Leonard

Jeanne Lois (Skinner) Leonard

William George Valance

Marguerite Jeanne Valance