Saturday, June 16, 2012

Welcome to Wisconsin, Virginia Woods Roberts

Chippewa Falls hires library director. (Chippewa Herald, 6/13/2012)

Excerpt:   Virginia Woods Roberts figures she’s going to busy July 4. 

“I’ll probably spend the day unpacking,” the new director of the Chippewa Falls Area Public Library said Tuesday. 

Woods Roberts starts her new job July 1. She succeeds Darryl Eschete, who left April 16 to take a job with the West Des Moines Public Library.   [West Des Moines welcomes new library director.  Retired library director Ray Vignovich used to work for the Appleton Public Library.]

“I’m just looking forward to it,” she said of her new position. 

Woods Roberts is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she has a masters in library and information studies and a masters in art history. 

She is in her seventh year as library director in Suttons Bay, Mich., about 80 miles due east of Green Bay. 

Woods Roberts said she has experience at all levels of library work, including at a high school, college and public and private libraries. She has also worked in the private sector, in insurance and real estate. 

Woods Roberts is married and has three children, including one who recently graduated with a master’s degree from University of South Dakota. (After earning an undergrad degree at MSU in 2010?)

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