March 18, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 11/16/12

Louise “Lu” Conti, Manager, Roswell Branch Library, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, has retired after 32 years in the ­position.

Jessica Keyser is the new Director, Ferndale Public Library, MI. She held a similar position at Hazel Park Memorial Library, MI.

Arlene Lane, Reference Librarian, Cook Memorial Public Library, Libertyville, IL, has retired after 26 years in the position.

Sandi Nailor, Director, Helen Kate Furness Free Library, Nether Providence, PA, has retired after 28 years of service.

Three finalists for the position of Director, Timberland Regional Library District (TRLD), Tumwater, WA, participated in public forums November 8–9 as part of the recruitment process: Ann Hammond, Executive Director, Lexington Public Library, KY; Cheryl Heywood, Interim Public Services Manager, TRLD; and Jeff Scott, Deputy Director, Tulare County Library, Visalia, CA.


Katherine Brunjes, Medical Librarian and renowned equestrian, died November 1 at the age of 59. Brunjes worked at the ­Gerrish-True Health Sciences Library, Central Maine Medical Center, Lewiston.

Emil Frey, former Medical Librarian, died November 3 at the age of 85. He had been Director, Health Sciences Libraries, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and held a similar position at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston.

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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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