February 17, 2018

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

Anita Carroll was named Director, Granville Public Library, OH. She previously held the same title at MidPointe Library System, Middletown, OH.

Amy Dodson was named Director of the Douglas County Public Library System, Minden, NV. She previously held the same title at Pine River Library, Bayfield, CO.

Georgie Donovan was appointed Assistant Dean at College of William & Mary’s Swem Library, Williamsburg, VA. She was previously Associate Dean of Libraries at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.

Cliff Jo, Director of Finance and Business Operations at Pierce County Library System, Tacoma, was named the 2015 Government Financial Executive of the Year by the Business Examiner Media Group.

Jennifer Mayer, Associate Librarian in Research and Instruction at the University of Wyoming (UW) Libraries, Laramie, received the 2015 Agnes Milstead Distinguished Librarianship Award from UW.

Michelle Ornat is now Assistant Director, Chesapeake Public Library System, VA. She was previously Manager, Portsmouth Public Library, VA.

Whitney Payne was appointed Director of Grants, Research, and Statistics at Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta. She was previously Business Services Director at Gwinnett County Public Library, Lawrenceville, GA.

Robert Pursell was named Partner and Vice President of Sales at Dragonfly Sales & Marketing Consulting. He was previously Marketing Director for the Medical Publishing Division at McGraw-Hill Education.

Bobby Roberts announced his retirement as Director of the Central Arkansas Library System, effective early next year. LJ’s 1997 Librarian of the Year, Roberts first took the job in 1989.

Steven Escar Smith, Dean, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, was appointed to the Executive Board of the Tenn-Share Consortium.

Dorothy Swain was promoted to Director, Greenville Public Library, RI. She had been its Assistant Director since 2001.

Darla Wegener was named Head Librarian, Tulare County Library, Visalia, CA. She was previously Library Manager for the City of Long Beach, CA.

This article was published in Library Journal's March 15, 2015 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.