Emily Kofoid MLIS ’09 returns as library director in Mendota


Emily Kofoid MLIS ’09 (left) looks over files with Connie Beetz at Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota. Beetz is retiring as the library director and Kofoid will be taking over the library, where she was once a part-time employee while in high school.

June 21, 2018 

Emily Kofoid MLIS ’09 has been hired as the library director at the Graves-Hume Public Library in Mendota, Minnesota. In high school, Emily was a part-time employee at the library. She went on to receive a master's degree in library science from Dominican University.

"I guess when I went to college, I didn't think, 'I'm going to be a librarian,'" she said. "But, as I went through college, I just couldn't see myself anywhere else."

After college, Emily spent nine years at the library in St. Charles. She officially started working at the Mendota library on June 1 and she takes over as director on July 1.


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