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Kathleen Wolf's Extraordinary Career

Career as a librarian included a stint with the CIA

Excerpt from an article by Ric Hallock in the Kitsap Sun, April 3, 2012.

With 32 years of librarian experience to her credit, it's a bit of an understatement to say that recently retired Gig Harbor Librarian Kathleen Wolf has seen a couple of changes take place.

The most obvious of those changes have been through technology. "There were no computers," Wolf said, when she first worked in the Lakewood branch years ago. She noted computers changed libraries everywhere in a fundamental way, affecting everything from reference materials and what they kept on hand to the eventual demise of the physical card catalog system.

More subtle changes have also taken place during her career. "It went from being a very quiet place to being a large community center," she said. "Libraries are far more welcoming than they used to be."

Early in her life, she thought she might enjoy teaching, and graduated from Marylhurst University with a degree in social services.

She was recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency and relocated to Washington, D.C., indexing documents.

Wolf enjoyed her time on the East Coast, except for the weather, and she longed to return to the West Coast. She got her wish, returning to the University of Washington to earn her master's degree in library science and landed her first librarian job in Grandview, Wash.

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