Featured Contributor: Sue Keefer
SECO News Articles by Sue Keefer:
Owner: Scene in the Wild Photography
Retired Director of Library and Information Resources at Otero Junior College, La Junta, CO, Jan. 2010-May 2017.
Other Library Positions:
° Library Technician III at Fort Lyon Correctional Facility
◦ Library Director, Las Animas-Bent County Library District, Las Animas, CO
◦ Media Specialist, Las Animas School District 2003-
◦ Library Technician, Columbian Elementary School, Las Animas
◦ Clerk/Driver, Lower Arkansas Valley Regional Library (Bookmobile)
◦ Branch librarian, Grand County, CO
Library Journalism positions:
State Editor, Dixon (IL)
Telegraph Tri-State Editor, Daily Gate City, Keokuk, IA
Copywriter, KUAD AM/FM Windsor, CO
Reporter/Photographer Sky-Hi News, Granby, CO
Freelance reporter Bent County Democrat/La Junta Tribune-Democrat Reporter/photographer
Rocky Ford Daily Gazette
Other work experience:
Detention Officer, Grand County Sheriff’s Dept., Hot Sulphur Springs, CO
Substitute teacher, Las Animas School District, Las Animas, CO
Master’s in library science, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
Bachelor of Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Associate of Arts, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL
Volunteer for National Park Service/Amtrak Trails and Rails Program
Volunteer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Volunteer for U.S. Forest Service Picketwire Canyon tours
Member of La Junta Art Guild
Member of Picketwire Players Community Theater
Honors and awards:
Second place, news writing and third place, feature writing, Illinois Press Association annual conference.
One of three public librarians from Colorado chosen to attend the 2007 American Library Association Conference as part of the Gates rural library sustainability program.
One of four people from Colorado chosen to attend the 2007 Institute of Library and Museum Sciences Connection to Collections conference.