Toni Buckner, Director, Sierra Madre Public Library (SMPL), CA, has retired after a 34-year career. Director since 1985, she earned a John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award from the American Library Association in 1987 for SMPL’s Centennial Celebration.
Sheila Collins is the new Director, William Faust Library, Westland Public Library, MI. She most recently was Executive Director of Libraries, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK.
Susan Gregory, Development Specialist, Pioneer Library System, Norman, OK, has been hired as Director, Bozeman Public Library, MT. She succeeds Alice Meister, who retired at the end of 2010.
Dennis Hayes, Assistant Library Director, Jersey City Free Public Library (JCFPL), retired October 1 after 56 years of service. He began his career at JCFPL as Junior Library Clerk and rose through the ranks to become Director. In 2002, Hayes stepped down to become Assistant Director in Charge of Outreach.
Robert Shupe has been appointed Director, Logan Library, UT. He was Director, Mohave County Library District, Kingman, AZ.
Mark Spasser is the new Director, Vera P. Shiffman Medical Library, Wayne State University, Detroit. He most recently was Director of Research Services and Medical Library Services, Josey Health Science Library, Palmetto Health, Columbia, SC.
Leander Spearman has been chosen as the next Director, Belleville Public Library, IL, replacing Jo Ann Rushing, who has been interim director since Harriet Zipfel retired in May. Spearman, currently Human Resources Recruiter, St. Louis County Library, will likely begin at Belleville next month.
Laura Wood is the new Director, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA.