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Becky Heil

Southeast District Consultant
Library Support Network
1112 E. Grand Ave.
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0034 United States

About Becky

As a district consultant, Becky found her passion guiding small and rural libraries as they work on strategic planning. As a consultant/trainer, she covers 22 counties and 92 of the state’s libraries, as well as providing continuing education across the state. She started her library journey as a student assistant at a medium sized public library, then went on to complete her Master’s Degree at the University of Iowa. While she enjoyed her first professional job as a children’s librarian in a small county system, she quickly moved into the director’s role and stayed there for nearly 30 years. She is most proud of her work with The Association for Rural & Small Libraries as it became an independent organization; serving as treasurer, president and as the volunteer administrative assistant. Her job with the State Library involves lots of travel, consulting and teaching, bringing together many of her interests.