Thompson named Director of the Davenport Public Library


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Posted Online: Feb. 19, 2013, 9:48 am
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Press release submitted by Davenport Public Library


KennethWayne Thompson named Director of the Davenport Public Library

The Davenport Public Library is proud to announce KennethWayne Thompson as its new director. Mr. Thompson is from Georgia and is honored to be selected as the library's new director. Mr. Thompson says, "I am excited about my role as Library Director of the Davenport Public Library and look forward to becoming actively involved in the community. The citizens of Davenport deserve the best library system possible and that will always be my focus. Leading such a great library system is a dream come true!"

KennethWayne is expected to start as the library's director the beginning of April, until that time, Amy Groskopf, Associate Director for Resource Services will continue as interim director.

The library staff and board were very happy to have three strong candidates interview for the position in January and are eager to have KennethWayne as their new director. The candidates were chosen by the search firm Keister & Associates, after the announcement of LaWanda Roudebush's retirement. LaWanda's last day was January 31, 2013.

For more information you may contact Steve Hart, PR & Marketing Coordinator at the Davenport Public Library.



















 



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