Thompson 'closes the book'
Four-school head librarian to retire after school year
May 29, 2019
Kathy Thompson did not start out her professional career in library science or even education.
Thompson, who hails from Montana, studied restaurant management, received an associates arts degree and founded her own establishment in Ennis, Mont. Thompson said the town was a major fly fishing destination near Yellowstone National Park. She said the town’s economy was seasonal.
“I did very well,” Thompson said. “But the season is only for about four months and I felt in a vicious cycle, making my money those months and then having to keep the place operational in the off months.”