2006 - Clem retires

Harriet Clem with Mayor Toni MiddletonAfter 36 years as director of Rodman Public Library, Harriet Clem was honored by Alliance Mayor Toni Middleton with a City Proclamation announcing January 31, 2006 "Harriet Clem Day in the City of Alliance".

Staff members and well-wishers looked on as the Mayor read the proclamation outlining her many accomplishments as Director of the Library. He also extended the Key to the City to Mrs. Clem, an honor bestowed on very few individuals.

Among the many items listed were the addition of the Children's Room in 1972, automation of the Library, the Library's presence on the World Wide Web, opening of the Carnation Mall Branch and her election as the first woman chairman of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce.

The most recent accomplishment was the start of the renovation project at the Main Library building.