A Retiring Librarian Tells Her Story

Fay Clow, about to retire as the Director of the Bettendorf (IA) Public Library, says with a laugh that it was ‘money’ that drew her to her chosen profession.

“I graduated from college and had planned on being an English teacher. When I got to the education courses, I decided I just hated it. So I graduated with a bachelor of arts degree. I was looking around for some scholarship to go for my masters. I applied for a scholarship to library school and got it. So it was just a matter that I got the scholarship. I didn’t know until I started the course work and the actual work of being a librarian that I loved it. It was a perfect fit. But I didn’t know it at the time I applied to go to library school.” More of this interview from Quad-Cities Online.