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Profile of Dale Alger of the Roundup site of the Montana Heritage Project

Dale Alger (1954-).  A librarian at the Roundup Community Library in Roundup, Montana, Alger is also interested in photography, history and reading.  Alger was raised on a dryland wheat farm north of Stanford, Montana, with his twin sister Diane and older siblings, Jess and Patty.  He graduated from Montana State University, in 1976, with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in music.  He completed his student teaching in Cumbernauld, Scotland.  In 1978, he completed a fifth-year program in Library Science from Eastern Montana College.  He then started his career as a librarian.  He has been a librarian in Roundup, Montana since 1980.  For sixteen years, he was at the Central Elementary School Library.  Then, he transferred to Roundup High School, in 1996 where he is currently the librarian at the Roundup Community Library.  This library is a combined school and public library housed at Roundup High School.  He received a Master’s of Information and Library Science from the University of Arizona, in 1997.  He completed the degree through a distance program.  Alger has also been a part of the Roundup contingent of the Montana Heritage Project, has coached freshman volleyball, acted in community theatre and is the voice of Roundup Volleyball, doing play-by-play for the Roundup High School volleyball team on the local radio station, Panther Country Radio.  Alger is married to another librarian, Tomi, and they have two children, Allison and Andrew.

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