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Rita Schmidt

librarian , media specialist

Rita Schmidt, American librarian, retired media specialist. Certified teaching, school administration, Montana. Recipient scholarship Mountain Plains Library. Association, 1985.


Schmidt, Rita was born on August 9, 1947 in Tacoma. Daughter of Robert V. and Ann Regine (Minette) Westermark.


Bachelor, Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois, 1969. Medical Science Liaison Society, Case We. Reserve University, Cleveland, 1970.


Library. cataloger Trenton Public Library., 1970-1971. Library media specialist Great Falls Public Schools, Montana, 1971—2001. Part-time library Montana State University, College of Technology, Great Falls, 2002—2008.


Part-time instructor College Great Falls, 1973-1976. President Great Falls Mount Branch American Association of University Women, 2007-2008.


  • Certified teaching, school administration, Montana.


Chair, member Montana Library. Services Advisory Council, Helena, Montana, 1983-1984, 85-89. Member Project Excellence School Accreditation Standards, Helena, 1988-1989.

Member American Library Association (council 1986), Montana Education Association (board directors 1989-1990), Great Falls Education Association (vice president 1988-1990, Silver Key award 1983, 84, 85, 89, 90, 94, 98), Montana Library. Association (president 1983-1984).


Married Guy Douglas Schmidt, June 29, 1972.