February 17, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 6/8/12

Stephanie Anderson, Manager of WORD bookstore, Brooklyn, will become Head of Readers’ Advisory, Darien Library, CT. She is known for tweeting under the name ­“bookavore.”

Mark Contois will return as Director, Framingham Public Library, MA, after leaving the position in 2010 to become Director, Worcester Public Library, MA. He replaces the retiring Jeanne Kelley.

Carol Dinges is the new Library Manager, Lebanon Public Library, OR. She most recently was Library Media Specialist, Lebanon Community School District, OR, a position she held for 26 years.

Kaija Greenberg has retired from her position as Manager, West Windsor Branch, Mercer County Library System, Princeton Junction, NJ. The branch’s new manager is Rina Banarjee, who ran the computer lab at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch.

Max Klein has been appointed Wikipedian in Residence, OCLC Research, San Mateo, CA, for a three-month, paid position.

Ann Moore, Director, Upper Arlington Public Library, OH, has retired after 33 years of service. She is succeeded by Chris Taylor, who was COO, Columbus Metropolitan Libraries, OH.

Sue Peavy, Director, Linwood Community Library, KS, for the past five years, has retired. Her successor is Dave Hanson, previously Systemwide Services Manager, Johnson County Library,Overland Park, KS.

Mary Anne Thompson, Kansas Room Librarian, Hays Public Library, KS, has retired after 28 years of service.

Mary Tynan is retiring from her position as Reference Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, MA, after 20 years.

Pam Van Kirk will become President, Illinois Library Association, Chicago, on July 1. She most recently was Director, Galesburg Public Library, a position she held from 1998 to 2011.

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Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Celebrating her 46th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ’s Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews.

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