February 17, 2018

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

Susan Fliss has been named Dean of Libraries at Smith College, Northampton, MA, effective September 1. She was formerly Associate University Librarian for Research, Teaching and Learning at Harvard Library and Director and Librarian, Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Jocelyn Kennedy, former director for library services at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Storrs, is the new Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA.

The board of the Skokie Public Library (SPL), IL, unanimously voted to hire current SPL Deputy Director Richard Kong as the next director. Kong is a 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker.

Marian Lytle has been hired as Director, Mooresville Public Library, NC, effective August 1, succeeding the retired John Pritchard. She was most recently Public Services Manager for the Rowan County Public Library System, Salisbury, NC.

Recent Kutztown University, PA, graduate Olivia Masser is the new director of the Milton Public Library, PA.

Amanda Clay Powers, currently Associate Professor and Research Department Coordinator at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library, was named Dean of Library Services at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus.

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