April 19, 2018

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

Lynn Baird, Dean of Libraries at the University of Idaho, Moscow, was named Librarian of the Year by the Idaho Library Association.

Michelle Bickert was named Ebook Program Manager at the Digital Public Library of America. She was previously Digital Arizona Library Coordinator at the Arizona State Library, Phoenix.

Brett Bonfield, a 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker, was named Executive Director, Princeton Public Library, NJ. He was previously Director, Collings­wood Public Library, NJ.

Alison S. Gregory, Associate Professor and Associate Dean and ­Director of Library Services at Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA, will serve a two-year term as Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Library Association.

Cynthia Sturgis Landrum was named CEO–Director, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library, IN. She was previously Assistant Director for Public Services at Oak Park Public Library, IL.

Mary Cosper LeBoeuf, Director of the Terrebonne Parish Library System, Houma, LA, was elected President of the Louisiana Library Association. She will serve a three-year term, starting in July 2016.

Heather Sharpe was promoted to Executive Director, Lancaster Public Library, PA. She was previously its Community Relations Director.

Amelia Shelley was appointed to Executive Director, Fort Vancouver Regional Library District, WA. She previously held the same title at Garfield County Public Library District, CO.

Mark A. Smith, Associate Dean of Libraries and Director of Scholes Library, Alfred University, NY, was chosen Chair-elect, State University of New York Council of Library Directors.

Craig Van Dyck was appointed Executive Director of CLOCKSS. He was previously Vice President of Operations and Content Management and Technology at John Wiley publishers.


Richard M. Cheski, retired State Librarian of Ohio, died on November 20. He was 80 years old.

Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, Chair of publisher Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd., died on November 7. He was 85 years old.

This article was published in Library Journal's January 1, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.