February 17, 2018

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

Linda Beck, Director of Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA, is retiring after 28 years of service. Margie Stern, previously with Delaware County Library System, Media, PA, has stepped into the role.

Kathleen O’Doherty, Director of Woburn Public Library, MA, is retiring after 30 years. Andrea Bunker will begin as Library Director on July 1.

The George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, College Station, TX, named David B. Jones as CEO, effective May 25. He replaced Frederick D. McClure, who moved into a new role at Texas A&M University’s Office of the Provost, College Station.

The Board of Trustees of the Denville Free Public Library, NJ, recently welcomed Siobhan Koch as the new Director. She previously served as Director, Lodi Memorial Library, NJ, and Norwood Library, NJ.

The University of Denver announced Michael Levine-Clark as Dean and Director of University Libraries, effective June 1. He was previously Interim Dean and Director.

Mary Stokes, Manager of the Geneva branch of the Ashtabula County District Library, OH, retired at the end of May after 29 years of service.

Karla Trout, Executive Director, Palmyra Public Library, Annville, PA, has resigned from her position after 15 years of service to serve as Executive Director of the Adams County Library System, Gettysburg, PA.

This article was published in Library Journal's June 15, 2016 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.



  1. Andrea Bunker says:

    Dear Library Journal:
    I would like to make a correction. Our esteemed Library Director of thirty years, Kathleen O’Doherty, whose legacy is securing a building project after twenty years of perseverance, retired on June 30, 2016. I, the Assistant Director for three years, succeeded her and have begun the task of filling her quite big shoes. Thank you.
    Andrea Bunker, Director
    Woburn Public Library