Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monona Public Library Names New Director

The Monona Public Library Board selected Interim Director Erick Plumb as the new leader to succeed the late Demita Gerber. (Well-deserved, in my opinion.)


Monona Public Library Names New Director


Andrew Taylor, President, Monona Public Library Board

608-347-1048, ataylor@artsaxis.com

After a national search and intensive interview process, the Monona Public Library Board has selected Erick Plumb as its new Director. Plumb, who came to Monona in 2006, had been serving as the library's Assistant Director since 2009, and as Interim Director following the sudden illness and passing of former Director Demita Gerber in 2010. Plumb begins his new position immediately.

"Erick has shown true leadership and innovation during a challenging time for our Library," said Library Board President Andrew Taylor. "He has been a key partner in the work that led to our selection as the Wisconsin Library Association's Library of the Year in 2010. And he is a great choice for our next evolution in service and support to the community."

"I'm thrilled that I will continue to serve the people of Monona," Plumb said. "Over the past four years, I've come to care deeply about this community, and have been amazed at the extraordinary level of support the community gives to its library. We have a terrific staff that is always looking for innovative and improved ways to serve Monona."

Plumb is a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, and received his Master of Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington. He was honored with a Mayoral Award in 2009 for valuable contributions to the city of Monona, and a "Webby Award" from the Wisconsin Library Association in 2008 for his design and development of the Monona Public Library web site.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Erick, and great choice!