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Broward County Libraries Update

Congratulations to Allison Grubbs who was selected as the next Director for the Broward County Libraries Division! Ms. Grubbs brings more than a decade of public library experience to her new role, coming to BCL from Washington State where she led Public Services at the Timberland Regional Library, which has jurisdiction of five counties.   We wish…

Wicomico County Libraries Update

Congratulations to Seth Hershberger who has been selected as the next Executive Director of Wicomico Public Libraries! Mr. Hershberger earned his master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Missouri. He joined the Peace Corps in 2004, and during his two years of service, he established two primary school libraries in Pacific island…

Marion Public Library Update

Congratulations to Bill Carroll who has been selected as the next Director of Marion Public Library (IA). Carroll has worked in the library industry for nearly 10 years, including nine years at Carnegie-Stout Library in Dubuque, IA as the Circulation Supervisor and Adult Services Manager. He has also served as an Adjunct Instructor at Northeast…

Hoboken Public Library Update

Congratulations to Jennie Pu who has been selected as the next Director of the Hoboken Public Library (NJ)! Pu served at Hudson County Community College for more than two years and has more than 15 years of diverse library and technology experience in academia, museums and K-12 schools. She also served as a senior library…

McCracken County Library Update

Congratulations to Justin Brasher for his appointment as the next Library Director of McCracken County Public Library! Justin is currently the community programming manager for the Pasadena Public Library System in southeast Houston. The board was impressed by Brasher’s educational background and experience in business and library science.  Brasher, who is a third-generation librarian, has a…

LibraryLinkNJ Update

LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey library cooperative, has named Ralph S. Bingham III as its new Executive Director after a nationwide search. He’ll begin leading LLNJ on July 6, 2021. LLNJ will benefit from a wealth of local and national experience when Bingham takes the helm. After some time at the University of Delaware and Rutgers…

New Milford Public Library Update

Congratulations to Lorna Rhyins, who is the newest Director of the New Milford Public Library (CT). Lorna most recently served as the Director of the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library and will begin her new position in June. Lorna began her career in the Connecticut library community over 25 years ago as a Library Assistant in…

Park Ridge Public Library Update

Congratulations to Joanna Bertucci who has been selected as the next Executive Director of the Park Ridge (IL) Public Library! Joanna most recently served as Operations Manager for the River Forest Public Library and brings 14 years of library experience to the role.  “The Park Ridge Public Library has been a part of my life…

Never let a good crisis go to waste

2020-2021 has been a time of transition and uncertainty for everyone on the planet, it seems.  Everyone has had to adapt, change, and do things differently.  It hasn’t been easy.  I have deeply appreciated and admired all the hard work that our library colleagues have put into adapting library services and seeking new opportunities to…