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Rasmussen College Fort Myers Librarian Elizabeth "Libby" Grimm Elected To The Southwest Florida Library Network Board Of Directors

Grimm to Serve on Board of Local Multitype Library Cooperative

November 16, 2010

Erin Werthman
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FORT MYERS, Fla., (November 16, 2010) Rasmussen College Fort Myers is proud to announce that one of its librarians, Elizabeth “Libby” Grimm, has been elected to serve on the Southwest Florida Library Network Board of Directors for 2011 and 2012. Utilizing her extensive knowledge of the field, Grimm will begin her two-year term for the multitype library cooperative, which serves Lee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, and Monroe counties, on Jan. 1, 2011.

“The Rasmussen College Library and Learning Resource team is dedicated to the growth and development of its students, and we are proud that one of our librarians has been recognized for her commitment to the industry,” Rasmussen College Director of Library & Learning Resources Emily O’Connor said. “Libby has been a tremendous asset to Rasmussen College, and she always goes above and beyond to help students find resources and obtain the information they need. The Southwest Florida Library Network Board of Directors will greatly benefit from her knowledge and dedication to librarian services.”

Grimm began working at Rasmussen College when its Fort Myers campus opened in 2008. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. Grimm will have the option of retaining her seat on the Southwest Florida Library Network Board of Directors for a second two-year term.

The Southwest Florida Library Network cooperative serves the seven counties by facilitating resource sharing within the service area, providing ground delivery for interlibrary loan of materials, advocating for library funding, and providing a premier training venue for library personnel in Southwest Florida, among other services for local academic, public, school, and special libraries. For more information about the Southwest Florida Library Network, visit

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Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit

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