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Rise Louise Smith, American librarian. Named Library of the Year, South Dakota Library. Association. Member American Association of University Women (president Madison chapter 1988-1990), American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, South Dakota Library. Association (treasurer 1990-1991, chairman academy section 1985-1986, president 1996-1997).

Background

Smith, Rise Louise was born on September 16, 1952 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Dallas Fisher and Leah Loretta (Nyffeler) Smith.

Education

Bachelor, Kalamazoo College, 1974;Master of Arts, University of Michigan, 1976;Master of Library Science, San Jose State University, 1981.

Career

Reference and serials librarian Santa Teresa Laboratory, International Business Machines Corporation, San Jose, California, 1981;archives assistant, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) College, 1982-1984;circulation supervisor, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) College, 1983-1984;learning resources director, Sioux Falls (South Dakot) College, 1984;acting director Mundt Library, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakot, April to August, 1986;public services library, Dakota State College, Madison, South Dakot, 1984-1990;technical services library, since 1990. Catalog committee South Dakot Library Network, Pierre, since 1987.

Membership

Member American Association of University Women (president Madison chapter 1988-1990), American Library Association, Association College and Research Libraries, South Dakot Library. Association (treasurer 1990-1991, chairman academic section 1985-1986), Mount Plains Library. Association.

Connections

Married Eugene Allan Fosnight, October 30, 1973. 1 child, Teal Helena Fosnight Smith.

father:
Dallas Fisher Smith

mother:
Leah Loretta (Nyffeler) Smith

spouse:
Eugene Allan Fosnight

child:
Teal Helena Fosnight Smith