MA, English, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA 2008
MSIS, UT SIS, 2012
Ms. Reech-Harper currently serves as Associate Director of the Beauregard Parish Public Library, main branch located in DeRidder, LA. She is also the editor of Louisiana Libraries, the professional journal of the Louisiana Library Association. She is a member of the Louisiana Library Association Executive Council, Louisiana Teen Reader’s Choice Selection Committee, and Public Section Bylaws Committee. She was named LLA Public Section Librarian of the Year for 2014.
Ms. Reech-Harper is an active member of ALA and PLA where she serves on the Public Libraries Advisory Committee and participates in the Intellectual Freedom and Social Responsibilities Roundtables.
Her professional foci are community engagement and equitable access for patrons in rural communities. Ms. Reech-Harper is enthusiastic about utilization of new technologies to demolish access barriers.
She lives in DeRidder, Louisiana with her husband and three feline companions.