Nominations:Gratia Alta Countryman

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Runner-up Nominations
  • Started League of Women voters.
  • 1st female chief librarian even if she didn't get paid as much as her male predecessor.
  • Updated Public Library to include fiction, mobile libraries -- focussed on providing educational opportunities.

~Karen Bastien

Countryman was a nationally-known librarian. She strived to make the library more user-friendly for the public. She led the Minneapolis Public Library from 1904 to 1936.
~Chris Prementine

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