February 17, 2018

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

Kevin Ayala, Assistant Director, Bay County Library System, MI, is now Interim Director, following the retirement of Thomas Birch .

Mary Bohman retired as Children’s Librarian, Algoma Public Library, WI. She first joined the library in 1985.

Rachel Bomberger was promoted to Director of Marketing at Wm. B. Eerd­mans Publishing Company. She was previously Editor of the company’s blog EerdWord.

John Grayshaw was named Director, Middletown Public Library, PA. He was previously Interim Director of the Atglen Public Library, PA.

Sharon Hancock retired as Executive Director of Library Marketing & Outreach at Candlewick Press. She was with the company for ten years.

Lynne Michaels retired as a Library Group Manager at Washington County Library, MN. She had worked for the library for 29 years.

Tonda F. Morris was appointed Director, Bruton Memorial Library, Plant City, FL. She was previously Head Librarian at Whitefield Academy, Mableton, GA.

Chy Ross was named Managing Librarian at Sno-Isle Libraries’ Edmonds Library, WA. He previously held the same title at Sno-Isle’s Mountlake Terrace Library.

Brian Simons was named Director, Brown County Library (BCL), WI. He previously held the same title at Verona Public Library, WI. BCL was the 1994 LJ Library of the Year.

Claire Stewart was appointed Associate University Librarian for Research and Learning at the University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis. She was previously Director, Center for Scholarly Communication and Digital Curation, and Head, Department of Digital Collections, at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Ann M. Watson was appointed Associate State Librarian for Library Services at the State Library of Ohio, Columbus. She previously held the position of Dean, Scarborough Library, Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV.


Nancy Johnson, former Head Law Librarian at Georgia State University, Atlanta, died on December 13, 2014. She was 65 years old.