February 1, 2015

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

Gloria Cousins has retired as Senior Manager for Communications and Community Relations at Wake County Public Libraries, NC. She had been with the library for more than 35 years.

Emily Kader was named Rare Book Research Librarian at North Carolina University’s Wilson Special Collection Library, Chapel Hill. She received her master’s degree from the university’s School of Information and Library Science.

Wen Mallette Livingston is now a Librarian at the West Florida Library System’s Molino Branch. She previously held the same position at the St. Louis County Library System.

Jack Martin was appointed Executive Director of Providence Public Library, following the retirement of Director Dale Thompson . Martin was previously Assistant Director for Public Programs and Lifelong Learning at New York Public Library.

David Mook has retired as Reference Librarian at Sioux City Public Library, IA. He had been with the library for more than 40 years.

Cathy Nelson has retired as Assistant Director and Children’s Librarian at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library, CT. She had been with the library for 37 years.

Neel Parikh has retired as Executive Director, Pierce County Library System, Tacoma. She had been with the library for 20 years.

Janet Quackenbush was named a Librarian at Santa Cruz Library, Eloy, AZ. She received her master’s degree from the University of Arizona, Tucson, in May 2013.

Richard Reyes-Gavilan was appointed Chief Librarian at the District of Columbia Public Library, Washington, replacing Ginnie Cooper , who retired in late 2013. Reyes-Gavilan was previously Director, Brooklyn Public Library.

Susan White has retired as Director of the Sequoyah Regional Library System, GA. She had been with the library for more than 42 years.


Christopher John Maloney , Director of the Ocean City Free Public Library, NJ, died on December 30, 2013. He was 45 years old.

This article was published in Library Journal's February 15, 2014 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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