August 1, 2015

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries

Josh Berk was appointed Executive Director, Bethlehem Area Public Library, PA. He was previously Director, Memorial Library, Nazareth, PA.

Anne Birchwell was promoted to Director of the Franklin County Library System, FL. She was previously Assistant Librarian at the Carrabelle Branch.

Kristin Briney was named Data Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin Libraries, Milwaukee. She was formerly Research Assistant at the university’s Madison campus.

Karlen Chase was named Research Analyst of Educational Collaboration & Engagement at the University at Buffalo. She was previously Digital Services Librarian at Western New York Library Resources Council.

Sandra Collins was appointed Director of the New Castle Public Library, PA, following the retirement of Susan Walls . Collins previously served in the same role at Northland Public Library, Pittsburgh.

Brandie Doyle was promoted to Circulation Services Department Head at the Russell Library, Middletown, CT. She was previously the Business and Career Resources Librarian at Russell.

Laura Jacobs was appointed Interim Director of the Jim Dan Hill Library at the University of Wisconsin, Superior, following Deb Nordgren ’s retirement. Jacobs was previously an Archivist for the university.

Omar Khan was named Teen Librarian at the Ridgefield Park Public Library, NJ.

Cynthia Landrum was named Assistant Director for Public Services at Oak Park Public Library, IL. She was previously Assistant Director, Mt. Lebanon Public Library, Pittsburgh.

Michelle La Voie was named Director, David A. Howe Public Library, Wellsville, NY. She previously held the same title at the Anderson-Lee Library, Silver Creek, NY.

Jessica Lee was named Assistant Professor of Library Science and Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian at the Odum Library, Valdosta State University, GA.

Tuki Sathaye has been named Director, Itasca Community Library, IL. She was previously Head of Adult Services.

Kristen Sorth is now Director of the St. Louis County Library. She served as Interim Director since July 2013.

This article was published in Library Journal's January 1, 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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