March 30, 2015

Library People News from Princeton U. to Fullerton, CA

Stephen Abram was appointed to the Board of Directors at nonprofit Librarians Without Borders. He is currently CEO of the Federation of Ontario Public Libraries.

Seangill Peter Bae was named Circulation Services Director at Princeton University Library, NJ. He was previously Head of Delivery Services in the Butler Library at Columbia University, New York.

Mindy Hackner was named Director, North Adams Public Library, MA. She previously held the same position at the Dalton Free Library, MA.

Christopher J. Korenowsky was appointed Director of Worcester Public Library, MA. He was previously Executive Director of the New Haven Free Public Library, CT.

Rachel Lee was named Director, Waverly Free Library, NY. She had been serving as Interim Director since November of last year.

Genevieve Owens was named Director of the Williamsburg Regional Library, VA. She was previously its Interim Director and has been with the library since 1996.

Stacey J. Smith was named Public Services Manager at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Memphis. She previously was Circulation Department Head, University of Memphis Libraries.

Debra Stombres was named Director of Morton Grove Public Library, IL. She was previously Coordinator at the Aurora Public Library’s Eola Road Branch, IL.

Robert Wolven, Associate University Librarian for Bibliographic Services and Collection Development at Columbia University, New York, was awarded the 2014 Melvil Dewey Medal for creative leadership.

Wei Zheng has been named Chinese Cataloger at Columbia University’s C.V. Starr East Asian Library, New York. She was previously a Senior Librarian in the Cataloging Department, New York Public Library.


Janet Barnett , a former School, Academic, and Special Librarian, died on February 24, following a long illness; she was 63 years old. She received her MLS from Pratt Institute.

Carolyn Johnson, former Children’s Librarian and Library Director, Fullerton Public Library, CA, died on February 9. She was 92 years old.

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

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