March 17, 2018

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

Stephanie Anderson was promoted to Assistant Director for Public Services at Darien Library, CT, effective July 1. She was previously the Head of Reader Services.

Chris Brown was named Deputy County Librarian of Community Library Development at Santa Clara County Library District, CA. He was previously Senior Community Library Manager at Contra Costa County Library, CA.

Sarah Campbell was promoted to Executive Director of Portland Public Library, ME. She was previously its Associate Director.

Pat Conley has retired as Director of Washington County Library, Woodbury, MN. She had been in the position for more than 11 years.

Wilma Grey announced she will retire as Director of Newark Public Library, NJ, later this year. She has held the position since 2005.

Tessa Killian was promoted to Executive Director of the Southeastern New York Library Resources Council, Highland. She was previously its ­Associate Director.

Cathy Lantz retired as Children’s Librarian at Pataskala Public Library, OH. She had worked for the library for nearly 40 years.

Beth McNeil was appointed Dean of Iowa State University Libraries, Ames, effective July 15. She is currently Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Purdue University Libraries, Lafayette, IN.

Sherry Sakovich is now Director, Decatur Public Library, AL. She previously worked at Alabama’s Huntsville–Madison County Public Library and Birmingham Public Library.

Jonathan M. Torres was named Business Librarian at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, effective June 1. He is currently Reference and Instruction Librarian at Bergen Community College’s Sidney Silverman Library, Paramus, NJ.


Steve Hanschu, Research Librarian and Instructor at the William Allen White Library at Emporia State University, KS, died on April 10. He was 62 years old.

William Powell, former Librarian of the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina Library, Chapel Hill, died on April 10. He was 95 years old.

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