Jenny Emery-Davidson – A Truly Independent Library – Episode 009

June 16, 2016

Today’s guest is Jenny Emery-Davidson, the Executive Director of the Community Library of Ketchum, Idaho.

17 women with 17 dollars started a library in the 1950s in Ketchum, Idaho. To this day, the community library is funded privately and receives no dedicated tax dollars. It also runs the Gold Mine Thrift Shop and the Sun Valley Museum of History.

About Jenny

Jenny Emery-Davidson is the Executive Director of the Community Library of Ketchum. Previously, she had served as Director of the College of Southern Idaho’s Blaine County Center where she also taught Literature, Humanities, and English Composition.

As a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, she spent a semester teaching American literature at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico, in 2010. She earned a Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Links

The Community Library
The Community Library – Donate Page
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