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In May, 2006 Lois was appointed Director of the Bethpage Public Library. Lois has been a Bethpage resident since 1974 and started her career as a trainee at the Bethpage Library in 1976. Then from 1978 to 1994 she worked in the Public Affairs Archive/History Center at the Grumman Corporation. Lois returned to the public library sector in 1995, and she has worked in the Reference area of the Bethpage Library till her appointment as Director. Lois is active in the Central Park Historical Society and is instrumental in starting The Encyclopedia of Central Park/Bethpage.

The below information is taken from the AIAA Section meeting flyer telling of the program held at the Bethpage Library on January 15, 2008 where Lois was the guest speaker. The topic for the evening was: Grumman: An Historical and Personal Lookback.

Lois was employed by Grumman from 1978 to 1994, serving as assistant to the historian and then as Corporate Historian starting in 1985. During that time, she learned about the history of Grumman aircraft from the beginning of the company in 1929 to its acquisition by Northrop in 1994.

Lois has a B.A. from the University of Detroit, and M.B.A. from Adelphi University, and an M.L.S. from C. W. Post.

In July 2017, after 22 years of service as Director of the Bethpage Library, Lois retired. Over the 22 years Lois devoted her time and talents to making the Bethpage Library an inviting and community friendly place. She is responsible for opening the lobby/art gallery area; redesigned and improved the front walkway by updating the landscaping and installing pavers, that acknowledge community members and events; established an outdoor garden area for relaxing and peaceful time, as well as, an opportunity to hold summer outdoor concerts; renovated the children's Room and Story Room, as well as, making better use of existing areas for community use. Lois has been supportive of the Central Park Historical Society and their endeavors to collect as to document our proud local history. She is responsible for initiating a book on our local history which is still a work in progress.

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