The Board of Directors of the Library System is pleased to announce the appointment of Bonnie Young as the Library System’s Executive Director at their June board meeting. Young has been serving as interim Executive Director since January 2016 and has provided leadership for the library system staff and operations during a transition process.
The committee based their recommendation for the unanimous Board vote after reviewing all of the progress that has been made since Young stepped in as Interim Director of the Library System earlier this year.
Young had served as Head of Public Libraries and Professional Development for the Office of Commonwealth Libraries from 2004-2014. She has led public libraries across the state by developing and implementing strategies for improving library service, especially in the areas of professional development, programming, marketing, technology and trustee leadership training.
Prior to her position at Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Young served as Director of the Lititz Public Library (2000-2004) and Director of the Adamstown Area Library (1989-2000). She received a BA from Millersville University and her Masters in Library Science from Clarion University in 2001.
Library System Board President, Diane Tannehill, is enthusiastic about Young’s appointment, “Since Bonnie has taken the helm as Interim Director of the Library System, she has focused on implementing the system’s strategic plan and streamlining processes while inspiring the library system staff with enthusiasm and passion for libraries. Her experience and expertise certainly qualify her as an excellent leader for the organization.”
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