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New library director welcomed

The Douglas County Library Friends and Foundations will host a meet and greet reception for the new Douglas County Library director, Jake Odland, on Tuesday, June 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library in Alexandria. The library is located at 720 Fillmore Street in the Douglas County Services Center.

The public is invited to attend. Coffee and refreshments will be served.

Odland grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Jefferson High School. He received his Master of Science in Library Information Science in library studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008.

He was previously the head librarian for the Olivia and Renville public libraries in the Pioneerland Library System in West Central Minnesota.