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Sue Ann Padilla


Sue Ann Padilla, American librarian.


Padilla, Sue Ann was born on December 11, 1950 in Horton, Kansas, United States. Daughter of Moulder and Elva Mae (Grimes) Oaks.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Kansas State Teachers College, 1972. Master of Library Science, Emporia State University, 1988.


Teacher Our Lady of Guadalupe School, Topeka, 1973-1975, Topeka Public Schools, 1975-1988. Library Ida Long Goodman Memorial Library., St. John, Kansas, 1988—2001, Newton Public Library., Newton, Iowa, since 2001.


  • Contributing author: Booktalk!3, Booktalk!4, Booktalk!5, The Booktalkers' Companion, Volume 1, Booktalking the Award Winners, 1993-1994, Booktalking the Award Winners: Young Adult Retrospective Volume, Booktalking the Award Winners 3.


Board directors St. John Planning Commission, 1997-2001, St. John Hospital District, 1991-1992, St. John Science Museum, 1997-2001. Chair Community Arts Series, St. John, since 1990. Member American Library Association, Iowa Library.

Association, Iowa Library. Administration and Management Association Forum (president 2005), Iowa Libraries of Medium Size (president since 2007), Iowa public Library. Forum (president 2009), Emporia State University Alumni Association (board directors 1991-1994), Lions Club (committee chair St. John's club 1990-2001), Kansas Center for the Book (board directors 1999-2001), Arts Connection (board director since 2001), Jasper County Concert Association (board directors 2003-2009), Jasper Library.

Association (president since 2004).


  • Other Interests

    Travel, antiques, cooking, gardening, reading.


Married John H. Padilla (divorced). Children: Elizabeth, Matthew.