April 19, 2018

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

Andrew S. Breidenbaugh was promoted to Director of the Tampa–Hillsborough County Public Library (THCPL), following Joe R. Stines ’s retirement. Breidenbaugh was previously THCPL’s Manager of Library Technology & Collections.

Phebe Dickson was named Industrial Relations Librarian at Princeton University, NJ. She was previously a Reference Librarian at Castleton State College, VT.

Gregg Dodd, Director of Marketing, Columbus Metropolitan Library, OH, has expanded his role to serve also as Director of Development & Affinity.

Frederick J. Kirby announced his retirement as Director of the Benton Harbor Public Library, MI, effective at the end of February. He has held the position for nearly 33 years.

Jason Kucsma was appointed Deputy Director, Toledo–Lucas County Public Library. He was previously Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council.

Steve McCartney retired as Director of Meridian–Lauderdale County Public Library, MS. He had been with the library for 24 years.

Donald Napoli announced his retirement as Director of St. Joseph County Public Library, South Bend, IN, effective June 30. He has been in the position for more than 37 years.

Mary Ellen Nichols retired as Supervisor of Adult Services at the Berea Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH. She has been with the library for 26 years.

Trevor Owens was named Senior Program Officer, National Digital Platform, at the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, DC. He was previously Digital Archivist with the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program in the Office of Strategic Initiatives at the Library of Congress.

Dean Smith was named Director of Cornell University Press, effective in April. He is currently Director of Project MUSE at the Johns Hopkins University Press.


Janice Eifling, retired Scientific Librarian at the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Centers for Animal Health, Ames, IA, died on January 16. She was 68 years old.

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