March 19, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 12/07/12

Christine Flaherty, Director, Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, MA, will retire in January after 27 years in the position. Her replacement will be Assistant Librarian Erin Klemm.

Greta Galindo is the new Director, Woodland Public Library, CA. She most recently was Library Supervisor, Folsom Public Library, CA.

Tim Lawson has joined Tech Logic as Sales Consultant for the company’s southern territory, representing Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Ester Moberg is the new Director, Seaside Public Library, OR. She most recently was Youth Librarian, Creswell Library, OR.

Wendy Pape, Director, Princeton Public Library, MA, has announced her retirement after 24 years of service. She has been Director since 1991.

Nicole Saylor has been appointed Head of the American Folklife Center Archive, Library of Congress, replacing Michael Taft, who retired earlier this year. Saylor had been Head of Digital Research and Publishing, University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City.

Cindi Trainor, a 2011 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and Vice President of the Library Information Technology Association, a division of the American Library Association, has joined Springshare, a library software vendor, as Community Specialist & Trainer. She previously was Coordinator, Library Technology & Data Services, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond.

Ingram Content Group has promoted Dan Sheehan to Vice President & General Manager, Library Services Group. He was Vice President Sales, Ingram Book Company, and Vice President & General Manager, Ingram Periodicals. Pam Smith has been hired as Vice President of Global Sales, Library Services Group. She most recently was Senior Vice President, Follett Corporation.


Two former staffers from Buffalo and Erie County Public Library passed away recently. Donald Cloudsley, former Director, died November 22 at the age of 87. He retired in 1995. Robert North Jr., former Assistant Deputy Director, died November 15 at the age of 102. He retired in 1973.

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