January 15, 2018

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

John S. Bracken, VP of Technology Innovation for the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, has been selected as the next Executive Director of the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), effective December 4. Bracken succeeds Interim ED Michele Kimpton, who stepped into the role in June 2017 following the departure of Founding ED Dan Cohen.

Matthew Ciszek, currently Head Librarian at Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Shenango, Sharon, PA, will become Head Librarian at Penn State ­Behrend, Erie, in January

Diane Foote, most recently Assistant Dean of the School of Information Studies and Curator of the Butler Children’s Literature Center at Dominican University, River Forest, IL, has been hired as the Illinois Library Association’s next ­Executive Director.

Davita Vance-Cooks, U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) Director since 2013, has announced her departure from federal service to accept a job in the private sector. GPO Deputy Director Jim Bradley will assume the duties of Acting GPO Director until a replacement is ­appointed.

This article was published in Library Journal's December 1, 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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  1. Benjamin Brackman says:

    David Jennings, Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, Ohio since 2004, announced his retirement effective as of March 2018.

  2. Benjamin Brackman says:

    David Jennings, Director of the Akron-Summit County Public Library in Akron, Ohio since 2004, announced his retirement effective as of March 31, 2018.

  3. Livia Bitner, VP of IT Products at Baker & Taylor is out! No replacement named for this key role to attempt to fix the numerous Axis 360 digital platform problems.

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