Miriam C. Giebel, MSLS

Title:Independent Genealogical Researcher
Company: Chicago Heights Public Library
Location: Lemont, Illinois, United States

Miriam C. Giebel, Independent Genealogical Researcher at the Chicago Heights Public Library, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in library science and genealogy.

Reading has been a part of Ms. Giebel’s life for as long as she can remember. As a child, she was always lost among the pages of books, so when it came time to choose a career, librarian seemed like a natural fit. Her first professional position was as an assistant in the Acquisitions Department of the Marquette University Library, followed by positions as the webmaster of the Technological Services Library of the Chicago Heights Public Library, librarian at the Little Company of Mary Nursing, assistant to the library headquarters of the American Library Association, extension in the Reference Library of the Chicago Heights Public Library, and volume coordinator of the Chicago Heights Public Library. Ms. Giebel has served the institution as an independent genealogical researcher since 2002.

Mrs. Giebel prepared for her endeavors by earning a Bachelor of Science from Marquette University in 1956 followed by a Master of Science in Library Science from Rosary College in 1960. She furthered her education with a certificate in family history research from Brigham Young University and certification as a paralegal from Roosevelt University in 1992. A respected voice among her peers, she took on leadership roles with a variety of organizations. She remains the second vice president of the DuPage Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Colonists, a registrar of the National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, and a chapter registrar of the National Society United States Daughters of 1812, and was previously the president of the Dames Court Honor of the National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars, and the state president of the Illinois Cameo Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.

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