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OCEAN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM, TOMS RIVER, NJ
CURRENT POSITION Chief of Branch Services, Ocean County Library System, Toms River, NJ
DEGREES MLS, St. John's University (Queens), 1986
WHO KNEW? Her diversity initiative placed first in the American Library Association's seventh Annual Diversity Fair
Valerie Bell was once the only African American librarian in the Ocean County Library System (OCLS). Characteristically, says her friend Rose Dawson. Bell saw that not as a problem but an opportunity.
Dawson calls Bell "an organizer extraordinaire," who founded and cochaired Ocean County Library's …