Friday, September 3, 2010

Wendy Rawson Named Director of Fitchburg Public Library

Link to August 20 Fitchburg Star article.

Excerpt:   The Fitchburg Library board this week appointed Wendy Rawson as the library director. She will be the first full-time library director for Fitchburg, according to a news release by the City.

Rawson will assume her duties as library director effective Oct. 4.

The Board made a unanimous decision to appoint Rawson after an extensive nation-wide recruitment process, Library Board President Jayne Kuehn said.

“Wendy has demonstrated her ability to fill the responsibilities of this position within a highly competitive field of candidates,” she said. “We look forward to working with her and welcoming her to our community.”

Rawson was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. She received a bachelor’s in sociology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a master’s in library science from Indiana University.

She has worked for Worthington Libraries in Worthington, Ohio for the past 10 years, beginning as a reference librarian, becoming a Lead Librarian in 2004 and then a Library Manager in 2007, according to the news release

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