Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lexington (Kentucky) Public Library Hires New Director

Link to August 13 Lexington Herald-Leader article.

Excerpt:   A librarian from California will be the new executive director of the Lexington Public Library.

Ann Hammond, now deputy county librarian with the Alameda County Library in Fremont, Calif., will take over her new duties in September, according to the Lexington Library Board of Trustees.

Hammond's salary will be $120,000 a year, but other details of her contract are not final, said Doug Tattershall, the Lexington Public Library's media relations coordinator.

Hammond, 56, oversaw all community services for the 10-branch Alameda County library, which serves a population of 540,000 and has a $28 million budget. She also has worked as principal librarian for the San Diego County Library in California and as librarian for the Center for Injury Prevention Policy Practice in San Diego.

"Ann has a wide variety of experience that brings something unique to this leadership role," Buzz Carmichael, chairman of the Lexington library board, said in a prepared statement. "All our finalists were more than qualified for the position, but Ann just had the perfect combination of personality and skills."

Related articles:
Lexington Public Library's double whammy.  (2/28/2010)
Kathleen Imhoff fired as Lexington Public Library CEO.  (7/22/2009)

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