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Barbara Ann Schmitt Webb Obituary
Barbara Ann Schmitt Webb of Washington, D.C. Barbara Ann Schmitt Webb, 66, died peacefully at her home in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 10, 2012. She was the longtime companion of Anne Jarman and daughter of the late John William Schmidt and Violet Grab Schmitt. Barbara is survived by an aunt, June Schmitt, of St. Louis, Missouri. Her many friends across the country will also sorely miss her. Born in St. Louis, Mo., Barbara graduated from Elmhurst College in Illinois with a degree in journalism. Her first jobs were in newspapers; she ultimately retired as assistant director for electronic resources and technology from Montgomery County Public Libraries. Barbara obtained her master's in library science from Rosary College in Ill. and started a long and successful career in librarianship where she made many innovative contributions as well as lifelong friends. In 1984, she also earned a master's degree in marketing from John Hopkins University. She served as director of libraries in Medina County, Ohio. and Chester County, Pa. and was assistant director for branch libraries in both the District of Columbia and Montgomery County. She also worked in libraries in Baltimore County, Elmhurst, Ill. and Fairfax County, Va. Among her other professional activities, she was a certified Myers-Briggs trainer and taught at library schools at Catholic University and Drexel University. At various times, her colleagues elected her to positions of leadership in the Maryland Library Association, the Public Library Association and the American Library Association, where she served on its governing council. A memorial service for Barbara will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at St. Columba's Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. (www.columba.org.) In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to your local animal rescue shelter.

Published in The Daily Local on Nov. 27, 2012
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