Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Alma S. Jacobs, Montana Librarian

Hooray for Great Falls, Montana for dedicating their library plaza in the name of former public librarian Alma S. Jacobs (1916-1997). In a period when you can buy your name on just about anything, its refreshing to see something named for a librarian who deserves to be so honored. Alma S. Jacobs served as the director of the Great Falls Public Library from 1954 – 1973 and as Montana State Librarian from 1973 – 1981. She was chosen as one of the top 100 Montanans of the 20th century in 1999. Mayor Dona Stebbins also proclaimed June 16-22 as Alma Jacobs Week in Great Falls. Click here for the story of the dedication and more background on Jacobs.

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