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Katherine R. Woods, who is rendering such capable and efficient service as librarian of the Plumas County Free Library at Quincy, came to this position well qualified by education and experience and she has in every respect measured up to the demands of her office. Miss Woods was born in Michigan City, Indiana, and is a daughter of Louis and Louise (Romel) Woods, also natives of Michigan City. Mr. Woods was engaged in the lumber business there for a number of years, but he and his wife now reside in Glendale, California. They are the parents of two children: Katherine of this review; and Helen, now Mrs. Nelson Dick, of Glendale.

Katherine R. Woods received her early education in the grammar and high schools of Michigan City, graduating from high school in 1915. She was a student in Northwestern University for one and a half years and in DePauw University for one year. She attended the Los Angeles Library School in 1919, after which she worked for one year in the Fresno County Library. She then finished her course at Pomona College, from which she was graduated in 1921, with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. She returned to the Fresno library, where she spent another year as an assistant, followed by three years as assistant librarian of Pomona College, and three years in the Orange County Free Library at Santa Ana. In 1928 Miss Woods came to Quincy as librarian of the Plumas County Free Library by appointment of the board of supervisors, and her administration has been marked by a quality of service which has earned for her high words of praise. She is in thorough sympathy with the spirit of the institution over which she presides and is closely devoted to its interests. She has won a host of warm friends since coming to Quincy and all who know her hold her in high regard for her ability and excellent personal qualities.



Transcribed by Gerald Iaquinta.

Source: Wooldridge, J.W.Major History of Sacramento Valley California, Vol. 3 Page 306 . Pioneer Historical Publishing Co. Chicago 1931.

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