March 21, 2018

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

On June 5, the Obama Foundation announced that African American history scholar Louise Bernard, out­going director of exhibitions at the New York Public Library and a member of the design team for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington, DC, has been named director of the museum at the Barack Obama Presidential Center, to be located in Chicago’s Jackson Park neighborhood.

Courtenay Reece, formerly Director, Bridgeton Public Library, NJ, for nearly four years, is the new Director of the Millville Public Library, NJ.

Lori Wagner announced her retirement after serving for 26 years as Children’s Librarian, Mitchell Public Library, SD.

Per the Galesburg Public Library, IL, Harriett Zipfel will be retiring in October after six years as director.


Samuel ­DePiero, Librarian and Science Teacher for more than 24 years at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, Oakland, died on May 26 at 94.

This article was published in Library Journal's July 1, 2017 issue. Subscribe today and save up to 35% off the regular subscription rate.

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