Browse Items (27 total) for State Librarians of Iowa

J. Maurice Travillian served as Director of the Marshalltown Public Library from 1964 to 1970 when he became Assistant State Librarian at the State Library. Maurice initiated the first Iowa Governor’s Conference on Libraries and formulated a five…

Barry Lavon Porter was born in Cedar City, Utah on Oct. 3, 1942, the son of LaVon Porter and Alta Haycock. Barry received his Bachelor of Science degree from South Utah State College and his Masters in Library Science from Brigham Young University. …

Claudya Burkett was born in Bavaria, Germany on Sept. 14, 1946 while her father was stationed there in the military. Her parents were Ralph Leon Burkett and Elfiede Katherine Hilpert. Claudya came to the United States in 1952 and married William…

John Joseph Montag II was born in Omaha, Nebraska on Jan. 8, 1948, the son of John Joseph Montag and Ruth Helen Johnston. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history and English from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, Nebraska and his…

Shirley H. Hattendorf was born on Dec. 29, 1938 in Elgin, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin William Hattendorf and Nora Wiese. George received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University in Indiana, her Masters in Library Science from…

Sharman Bridges Smith was born in Lambert, Mississippi. Before coming to Iowa, Smith was director of Library Services at the Mississippi Library Commission in Jackson. Other positions she held there included director of Library Operations and…

Mary Wegner was named State Librarian in 2001, and prior to that served as Assistant State Librarian for one year. Before joining the State Library of Iowa, she worked for more than 20 years as the director of the libraries at Iowa Methodist, Iowa…