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Worthington native recognized for D.C. library work

May 5, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

Head of D.C. library system earns architectural awardWASHINGTON When Ginnie Cooper accepted the post as chief librarian and executive director of the District of Columbia Public Library, she knew it entailed some big challenges, particularly in dealing with the institution’s crumbling facilities. Continue Reading

Tears and memories overflow at library

February 28, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Sympathy and words of support for those who worked with Karen Simmons flowed into the Douglas County Library this week.
So much so that library staff set up a memorial area on the end of the front desk where Simmons spent a lot of time helping readers. Continue Reading

A new chapter for long-time librarian

April 5, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

When it comes to the qualifications for a great library director, Karen Simmons is a perfect fit.
Must love books. Check.
Must enjoy working with the public. Check.
Must enjoy detail-oriented work. Check.
Simmons is the new director of the Douglas County Library but she’s a familiar face around there. Continue Reading