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1986-1988, John Montag


1986-1988, John Montag



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 Masters degree in Library Science from the University of Iowa. He taught high school English in Creston, Iowa and Potter, Nebraska. John Montag married Linda Kay Lubanski in 1971 and had two daughters: Nicole Elizabeth and Megan Kristine. Montag became Assistant Professor of Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He came to Iowa in 1984 and became Director of the Office of Information at the State Library, then Acting Director in February 1986 when Claudya Muller left Iowa to accept a position in New York. Montag accepted the position of State Librarian in October of 1986, serving through 1988. He was the director of the Thomas Library at Wittenburg University, Springfield, Ohio from 1987-1995, and is currently the director of the Nebraska Wesleyan University Library in Omaha. “Montag Appointed State Librarian…” Footnotes Oct 1986: front page “Montag, John Joseph II.” Who’s Who in the Midwest 2002, 28th ed. New Providence, NJ: Marquis Who’sWho. 2001: 417


State Librarians of Iowa 1837 - 2008 Compiled by Karon S. King Library Resource Technician State Library of Iowa 1112 East Grand Avenue Des Moines, Iowa 50319 2008


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