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

Susan Fliss has been named Dean of Libraries at Smith College, Northampton, MA; Richard Kong voted next director of Skokie Public Library, IL; recent LIS grad Olivia Masser to be director of the Milton Public Library, PA; and more new hires, promotions, retirements, and obituaries from the August 1, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Susan Fliss has been named Dean of Libraries at Smith College, Northampton, MA, effective September 1. She was formerly Associate University Librarian for Research, Teaching and Learning at Harvard Library and Director and Librarian, Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA.

Jocelyn Kennedy, former director for library services at the University of Connecticut School of Law, Storrs, is the new Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA.

The board of the Skokie Public Library (SPL), IL, unanimously voted to hire current SPL Deputy Director Richard Kong as the next director. Kong is a 2012 LJ Mover & Shaker.

Marian Lytle has been hired as Director, Mooresville Public Library, NC, effective August 1, succeeding the retired John Pritchard. She was most recently Public Services Manager for the Rowan County Public Library System, Salisbury, NC.

Recent Kutztown University, PA, graduate Olivia Masser is the new director of the Milton Public Library, PA.

Amanda Clay Powers, currently Associate Professor and Research Department Coordinator at Mississippi State University’s Mitchell Memorial Library, was named Dean of Library Services at Mississippi University for Women, Columbus.

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