January 17, 2018

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

Terri Davis began her role as Director of the Rapid City Public Library, SD, on August 14, after previously serving as Public Services Manager and Assistant Director.

Adam Eberle was named OverDrive’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer on July 26. Eberle, an “education-­industry veteran,” was brought on to lead OverDrive’s continued expansion into K–12 schools.

Kimber L. Fender, currently the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, has been awarded the Ohio Library Council’s 2017 Hall of Fame Librarian Award, recognizing her “commitment to advocacy, collaboration and innovation.”

The Wauwatosa Public Library, WI, announced that Pete Loeffel will be the new Director, replacing Mary Murphy, who is retiring after 24 years in that position. Loeffel was previously Director of the Muskego Public Library, WI.

Nicole Mitchell, Director of the University of Washington Press, assumed her new position as President of the Association of American University Presses on June 11.

Award-winning novelist Salvatore Scibona is the new Sue Ann and John Weinberg Director of the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign named Lynne M. Thomas, Head of Distinctive Collections since 2014, as Head of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

Michelle L. Young, Director of Libraries & Associate Professor at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, is the President-elect of the New York Library Association for 2017–18, assuming the presidency in the 2018–19 term.

This article was published in Library Journal's September 15, 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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