Monday, October 31, 2011

Jessie Lee-Jones is New Director @ the Cobb Public Library

Cobb library has new director. (Dodgeville Chronicle, 10/27/2011)

Excerpt:   [Jessie] Lee-Jones graduated from LaFarge High School in 2003 and went to the UW-Stevens Point for a degree in Spanish & International Studies. While there, she worked at the university library and enjoyed it.

After graduation, she moved to Red Wing, MN and worked across the border in Wisconsin at the Elsworth Public Library. Then she moved to Madison and worked at the Middleton High School Library. Next she was employed at the Middleton Elementary School working with English Language Learners.

"That combination of experiences has allowed me to work with every age group and a diverse group of language speakers, so that makes working in a public library interesting," she said.

Lee-Jones lives with her husband in Mineral Point. "We're very comfortable living in this area," she said. "I love the hills. You can't beat the beautiful drive to work."

Currently she is studying for her Masters of Library & Information Studies at the UW-Madison, planning to graduate this May. The degree involves practical skills of use to library patrons, such as technology, researching online, and customer service. Her practicum of 120 hours is being done with Vickie Stangel, Director of the Dodgeville Public Library.

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