January 29, 2015

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

Leann Benedict was promoted to Director of St. Charles Parish Library, LA, following the retirement of Mary desBordes . Benedict was previously Assistant Director of the library.

Stefanie Blankenship was named Branch Librarian at Cranston Public Library’s Oak Lawn Branch, RI. She was previously Youth Services Librarian at the Auburn Branch.

Brenna Call is now Director of the Vienna Public Library, WV. She was formerly Youth Services Director at South Charleston Public Library, WV.

Dee Crowner has retired as Director of North Liberty Community Library, IA. She had been in the position for 26 years.

Tina Fadlalla has retired as Reference Librarian, Midland Park Memorial Library, NJ. She had been with the library for 30 years.

After 34 years with the library, Vicki Ann Helton has retired as Branch Manager, Jones County Public Library, GA.

Alissa Henkel was promoted to Head of the Adult Division at Decatur Public Library, IL. She was previously a part-time Library Assistant in the Children’s Division.

April L. Judge was named Director of Bernardsville Public Library, NJ, effective January 2. She previously held the same position at the West Caldwell Public Library, NJ.

Charmaine Lindsay has retired as Chief Executive Officer at Cobourg Public Library, Ont. She had worked in the field for 30 years.

Tina Murdock was appointed Director of the Faulkner–Van Buren Library System, AR, following the retirement of Ruth Voss . Murdock was formerly Manager of Dallas Public Library’s Fine Arts and Humanities divisions.

Lupe Saldana has retired as Customer Services Division Supervisor at Loveland Public Library, CO, after 46 years with the library.

Ronald V. Stoch has retired as Director of the Eisenhower Public Library District, Harwood Heights, IL, after 34 years in the position.

Judith Tolchin is now Interim Director, Monmouth County Library (MCL), NJ, following the retirement of ­Kenneth Sheinbaum. Tolchin is currently Branch Manager and Chief Librarian at MCL headquarters in Manalapan.

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

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