Diane O’Donnell White

Diane White

Title: Retired Librarian, Animal Activist, Musician

Location: Albany, Oregon, United States

Diane O’Donnell White, Retired Librarian, Animal Activist and Musician, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in media technology and activism.

Mrs. White got into her profession because she wanted to help in the community. Initially, she wanted to get a PhD and teach but she decided to get her Masters in Library Science. She got married, had a baby, and left library work for a while to raise her family but returned to the profession in the late 1980s. She retired in 2002, but remains committed to making a difference in the lives of others with her work in activism, especially concerning animal rights. Prior to retiring, she was the library director of the Albany Public Library in Oregon. Her previous roles at the library were as supervising librarian and reference librarian. Going further back in her career, Mrs. White was a media specialist for the Harrisburg Elementary School, a coordinator of the Oregon Index at Oregon State Library, an adult services librarian at Kern County Library and a serials cataloger at the University of Oregon.

Mrs. White prepared for her career by first earning a Bachelor of Arts in German language and literature from the University of Oregon in 1967. She continued at the institution to receive an MLS in 1970. She later continued with studies of media at Western Oregon State University in the late 1980s. In her career, she maintained professional affiliation with the Oregon Library Association, the Greater Albany Rotary, the American Association for University Women, Willamette Valley Concert Band, Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Lambda Delta.

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