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Hello, Marcela!  A big congrats as the new Library Director!

Anastasia Weigle
Caribou Public Library

On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 11:56 AM, Peggy Malley <
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> Congratulations to Marcela!
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maine Libraries Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On
> Behalf Of Rick Speer
> Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:03 PM
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> Subject: [MELIBS-L] Lewiston Public Library names new director
>
> Lewiston City Manager Ed Barrett announced this morning that Marcela Peres
> has been appointed as the new director of the Lewiston Public Library,
> effective on June 1 of this year! This appointment was made following a
> national search that began in January.
>
> Marcela has been working at LPL since June of 2012 when she began working
> in
> our Adult & Teen Services Department. In January of 2014 she was promoted
> to
> head of that Department.
>
> Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and an
> MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also holds
> certificates from the Androscoggin Leadership Development Institute, the
> New
> England Library Leadership Symposium, and the Maine Library Leadership
> Institute.
>
> Marcela is active professionally and with the greater-Lewiston community.
> Volunteer commitments include serving as Board Vice-Chair with Literacy
> Volunteers of Androscoggin County and membership on both the Program
> Committee of Tree Street Youth and on the Maine State Workforce Women's
> Employment Issues Committee. She serves on the Board of the Maine Library
> Association where she is the Communications Committee Chair. In addition
> she
> is active in ALA, serving on the Graphic Novel Member Interest Group and in
> YALSA as a member of the MAE Award Jury. Her professional memberships also
> include PLA, LLAMA, & NELA.
>
> According to City Manager, Ed Barrett, "Marcela rose to the top of the
> field
> on the basis of her knowledge of our library and our community, her vision
> for the library's future, the work she has done to prepare herself for this
> position, and her enthusiasm.  As the hiring process moved forward, the
> members of the search committee became more and more convinced that she was
> the right candidate for the job."  Darby Ray, Chair of the Library Board
> and
> a member of the search committee, added: "The combination of Marcela's
> educational background, relevant experience, collaborative instincts,
> forward-looking vision for the library, and deep commitment to this
> community set her apart from other applicants. She is superbly qualified to
> lead the library into the future."
>
>
> Rick Speer, Director
> Lewiston Public Library
> 200 Lisbon Street
> Lewiston ME 04240
> (207) 513-3119
>



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