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Donna Walker

Director of Public Services

Donna joined Jefferson County Public Library as the director of public services in May, 2012. She leads a team of 11 managers and oversees the long range planning for and the delivery of services in 10 libraries. She also oversees outreach service to senior citizens and children in daycares and directs the website and the collections department where materials are ordered, processed and withdrawn. Walker comes to JCPL from Arapahoe Library District (ALD) in Arapahoe County, Colo. From 2005 to 2012, she served as manager of neighborhood libraries, outreach services and child and family library services for ALD, managing library operations for four library branches, outreach services (including mobile libraries, home delivery, Spanish and Russian services, and services to new Americans) and enterprise-wide services for children and families. From 1998 to 2004, she served as manager of circulation services for the Koelbel Library and was responsible for District-wide circulation services. In 2011, Walker was named a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in an annual award program that spotlights librarians who are doing extraordinary work to move libraries and library services forward. She is a member of the American Library Association, the Public Library Association and Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy; she has completed leadership programs sponsored by the Public Library Association and Mountain States Employers Council; and she has presented at numerous state, national, and international conferences on library outreach and innovations. Walker received a Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Ill.