August 2015


James Madison University, Libraries and Educational Technologies

murrayDr. ADAM MURRAY joined James Madison University as the new Dean of Libraries and Educational Technologies on July 1, 2015. Dr. Murray previously served as Dean of University Libraries at Murray State University. Dr. Murray earned his BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies, and Sociology, from University of North Carolina at Wilmington, his MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and his Ed.D. in Postsecondary Education Leadership from Western Kentucky University. He has also been elected to serve on the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Steering Committee as the representative for the VIVA 4-year colleges and Richard Bland College.

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

bauerThe Jefferson-Madison Regional Library has hired a new children’s librarian for the Northside Library. COREY BAUER finished out the school year as the librarian and technology specialist at St. George's Independent School in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to her years at St. George's, Corey served for six years as a children's librarian at the Germantown Community Library in Germantown, Tennessee. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and her MLIS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She looks forward to getting to know her new community and working with the youth services team to implement the new Makerspace with a 3D printer.

Radford University, McConnell Library

hessEMILY HESS began working as the new Serials Acquisitions Specialist in April. She is a graduate of VCU. Previously, she worked at Blue Ridge Community College as the Evening Library Assistant. She held internships at the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Historical Society.


pampelZACH PAMPEL has been the new Web Services Developer since April. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech. Previously, he worked at VTLS doing web development for libraries worldwide.


hardeeROBIN HARDEE began work in June as the Processing & Migration Assistant in Collection & Technical Services. Her previous work experience includes office management and administrative support.



Roanoke College, Fintel Library

mcclenney ELIZABETH G. MCCLENNEY has joined the Fintel Library staff of Roanoke College as its new library director. Elizabeth was most recently at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library. Elizabeth has also worked at the University of California-Santa Barbara, Virginia State University, Old Dominion University, and the College of William & Mary.


Virtual Library of Virginia

ogaraEffective August 17, 2015, GENYA O’GARA will be the Associate Director for the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA). She was most recently the Director of Collections at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.




altOn Saturday, July 18, Prince William Public Library held its first-ever Job Fair from 10 am-1 pm. The Job Fair was created to help us fill openings at our two new locations: Haymarket Gainesville Community Library and Montclair Community Library in addition to some of our regular vacancies. Both new branches are scheduled to open this fall. Despite the heavy rain, we had a line of people waiting for the doors to open. The line only continued to grow during the next hour, but the event was so well organized that people were quickly registered by our County’s Human Resources staff. We had 279 applicants come in to speak with library supervisors. 420 applications were received, indicating that many of the applicants applied for more than one position. We consider it a huge success as we now interview dozens of applicants who attended the fair. We would like give special recognition to our library’s Human Resources Manager, Dianne Walker, for all of her time and effort in planning and developing this event. Her excellent organizational skills and thorough consideration of all aspects of this event ensured that every aspect flowed smoothly.

Waynesboro Public Library

The Waynesboro Public Library celebrated its 100th Anniversary on July 14. The original building was constructed under an incentive grant from the Carnegie Foundation. The Waynesboro citizens showed their love and enthusiasm at the special event with music, performances, pictorial postmarks, etc. Dr. Sandra Treadway, State Librarian, was the keynote speaker at the event.

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