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Fri, 6 Mar 2020 09:02:44 -0500
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Congrats, Rachel! ...and thank you for the announcement, Kevin.  Cape
Elizabeth is in great hands!

Chip Schrader

On 2020-03-05 17:20, Davis, Kevin wrote:

> While we often have the privilege of introducing new staff members to the Maine library community via a MELIBS post, new Directors are not often introduced here because, well, who would post it?
> I'd like to take the opportunity to let you all know that South Portland's neighboring community of Cape Elizabeth has appointed a new Director to lead the Thomas Memorial Library.  She probably doesn't need much of an introduction, though - more of just an announcement: Rachel Davis, TML's Children's Librarian for the past 27 years and Children's Librarian/Assistant Director for the past 6, is now TML's Library Director!
> Countless children in Cape Elizabeth have grown up with 'Miss Rachel' at the library (some now bring little ones of their own to her story times) and to say that she's a bit of a fixture in the community would be a massive understatement.
> Arguably, credit (or blame, depending on your outlook) for me being in my job can go directly to Rachel who, way back when I was working for the USM libraries, told me about "the cute little branch library" that South Portland had.  That was only one of many ways she has provided a positive influence on my life over the past 18 years or so... including the last 16+ as my wife.
> All of us at SPPL are looking forward to continuing our ongoing collaborative relationship with TML and know that their patrons and staff will be well-served by her stewardship.
> Congrats, Rachel!
> Kevin  (aka, Mr. "Miss Rachel")
> Kevin M. Davis
> Director of Library Services
> City of South Portland
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