October 30, 2014

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 11/08/11

Zahra Baird, Youth Services Librarian, Chappaqua Library, NY, will be leaving after eight years at the library to take a similar position at Yonkers Public Library, NY.

Carol Ann Batt is the new COO, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library System ­(BECPLS). A 30-plus-year veteran of BECPLS, she most recently was Assistant Deputy Director of Information Technology and Technology ­Support.

Bernie Bellin has been appointed Interim Director, Muskego Public Library, WI, a position to be held until January 16 while a search is conducted for a new Director. He retired as Director, Lakeshores Library System, Waterford, WI, in 2009.

Alex Boyd, Director, Newark Public Library (NPL), 1988−2004, died October 25. Under his leadership, all ten branches plus the Main Library were renovated or refurbished. He was 1997 President, New Jersey Library Association, and 1992–94 President, Black Caucus of the American Library Association.

Patty Braden is the new part-time Director, Romulus Public Library, MI. She most recently was Youth Services Librarian, Wayne Public Library, MI.

Keri Cascio has been appointed Director of Innovative Technologies and Library Resource Management, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City, MO. She previously was Branch Manager, St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Peters, MO.

Dean Corner, Director of Reader and Information Services, Maine State Library, Augusta, since 2006, has announced his retirement. He formerly was Assistant Director, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME.

David Gray has been promoted to Assistant Director, Hancock County Public Library, Greenfield, IN. Most recently, Gray served as Director of Technology at the library.

Maureen Hirten is the new Director, Capital Area District Library, Lansing, MI. She has been Interim Director since April; prior to that, she was Assistant Director.

Jill Lininger will become the new Director, Oak Creek Public Library, WI, effective November 24. She currently is Youth Services Librarian, Racine Public Library, WI.

Ruth Lufkin will become Director, Bernards Township Library, NJ, effective January 2, succeeding the retiring Anne Meany. She currently is Supervising Reference Librarian.

Chris Mahon is the new Children’s Librarian, Yorktown-Mount Pleasant Public Library, IN. She previously was Director, Daleville Community Library, IN.

Lindy Moore has been named County Librarian, Douglas County Public Library (DCPL), Douglasville, GA. She was Branch Librarian, Lithia Springs Branch, DCPL.

Alexandria Payne has been named Digital Services Manager, Newport News Public Library System, VA. She previously was Webmaster, Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Barbara Sutton is the new Children’s Librarian, Poway Branch Library, San Diego County Library. She most recently was Librarian, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, La Jolla, CA.

B. Kristen Valyi-Hax is the new Director, Romeo District Library, Washington, MI. She previously was Director, Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library, Imlay City, MI.

Cheryl Willliams has been promoted to Branch Supervisor, Cassville Branch Library, Barry-Lawrence Regional Library, MO. She was Children’s Coordinator.

Michael Kelley About Michael Kelley

Michael Kelley (mkelley@mediasourceinc.com) is the former Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal.

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