February 17, 2018

Library People News: Hires, Promotions, Retirements, and Obituaries 1/11/13

William Adamcyk is the new Director, Milton Public Library, MA. He previously was Circulation Manager and Reader’s Advisor, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA.

Katie Bray has joined Bellingham Public Library, WA, as Public Services Librarian. She was Public Support Services Manager and Co-acting Director, Carbon County Library System, Rawlins, WY.

Andy Ingraham Dwyer has joined the State Library of Ohio as Infrastructure Specialist 2, Information Systems and Technology Group. He previously ran a computer consulting services business.

Jo Ann Greenberg, City Librarian, Escondido Public Library, CA, has retired after 34 years of service.

Mindy Hackner, Children’s Librarian, David and Joyce Milne Public Library, Williamstown, MA, since 1998, has joined Dalton Free Public Library, MA, as Director.

Maura Marx (a 2006 Library Journal Mover & Shaker) has been appointed Deputy Director, Office of Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, effective May 2013. She currently is Director, Digital Public Library of America Secretariat, Berkman Center, Harvard University.

Atlas Systems, creator of the ILLiad interlibrary loan management system, has announced management changes and corresponding promotions. Stephanie Spires assumes the newly created role of Chief Service Officer; she most recently was Director of Training and Library Solutions Manager. Kathy Poston will lead Information Technology Services, a new department dedicated to Atlas’s customer relationship management service; she previously was Network and Systems Administrator.

Chicago Public Library (CPL) has named four new senior team members. Michelle Frisque was Head of Information Systems at Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library before being named CPL’s Director of Library Technology. Katie Ludwig is Assistant Commissioner for Administration and Finance; she has worked at Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development since 2004. Patrick Molloy is Director of Government and Public Affairs; he was Director of Infrastructure for Chicago’s 39th Ward. Andrea Sáenz is First Deputy Commissioner; she was Chief of Staff, Chicago Public Schools.


Leonard Stoffel, founding Director, Suburban Library System, IL, from 1967 to 1985, died December 31 at the age of 92. After retirement, he and fellow librarian Robert Rohlf served as library reorganization and building consultants. He was named Illinois Librarian of the Year in the early 1970s.

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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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