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Walt Lessun

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Rural Career Path:

Pre-professional

Avid user of Abington Senior High School and Beaver College libraries (suburban Philadelphia) Ran up insurmountable fines at East Stroudsburg State College. Landed student aide job in library to pay off fines. Worked under Les Morris -- first to suggest I become a librarian Did tons of research at Penn State's Pattee Library as a British History Grad Student Gave up history. Enrolled in Clarion State College's MSLS program. Assistantship under Ken Emerick

Professional

Librarian, Ohio State Reformatory, Mansfield, Ohio (urban) Librarian, Southeastern Ohio Training Center, Lancaster, Ohio (getting rural) Librarian, Hocking Correctional Facility, Nelsonville, Ohio (very rural) On-Site Coordinator, Findlay College Program at Lima Correctional Institution, Lima, Ohio (back to urban) Librarian, Allen Correctional Institution, Lima, Ohio (still urban) Public Services Librarian, The University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio (smaller, but still urban) Director, Learning Resources and Instructional Technology Centers, Gogebic Community College, Ironwood, Michigan (extremely rural and getting more so everyday)

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