April 23, 2018

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

Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz will succeed Joanne Eldridge, who retired September 30, as Director of the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS), OH. Diamond-Ortiz, LPLS Director of Strategy and Innovation since 2014, began on October 31.

Reading Public Library, PA, has appointed Bronwen Gamble Executive Director. Gamble had served as acting director since the retirement of Frank Kasprowicz in January and is the first woman to hold this position in the library’s 250-year history.

The trustees of the Wayland Free Public Library, MA, have announced that Dana Mastroianni, most recently of Needham Free Public Library, MA, has succeeded Ann Knight as Library Director, effective October 31.

Ridgefield Library, CT, has hired Brenda McKinley as its new Director, replacing Chris Nolan, who will retire at the end of the year. McKinley is currently Director of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown, CT.

Campbell University Libraries, Buies Creek, NC, announced the promotion of Sarah Steele, most recently head of Research and Instructional Services, to Associate Dean of the Library, effective October 1.


Ashley Stang Esposito, Collections and Development Assessment Librarian at Shippensburg University, PA, died October 4 after a battle with synovial sarcoma. She was 32 years old.

Robert Goldstein, former Music Librarian and Research and Archives Manager for National Public Radio, died October 7, at 66, after a long battle with cancer.

Nettie Barcroft Taylor, former Maryland State Librarian, who retired in 1988, died October 21 from respiratory failure at the age of 102.

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