Library names new director

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

The Board of Trustees of the Eureka Public Library District announced the selection of Ann Reeves to serve as the library’s district director.

Reeves began her library career working part-time at Eureka Public Library with interlibrary loans in 1998.

She then worked for two-and-a-half years at Eureka College’s Melick Library as the circulation supervisor.

During her time at Eureka College, she began to work on her Master of Library and Information Science degree at Dominican University at River Forest.

She returned to Eureka Public Library full-time in May 2007 working with program coordination, interlibrary loans, marketing and cataloging.

After earning her MLIS degree in December 2008, she became the assistant director.

Reeves said she is excited about stepping into the library director position.

“I have enjoyed working with our retired director, Nancy Scott, for several years, and appreciate the many opportunities for learning and professional growth provided during that time,” Reeves said. “As I look towards the future, I know we will build on a successful past, and continue to be a valuable part of the community.”

Reeves also expressed gratitude for the board of trustees and their service to the library.

“Eureka Public Library has a board of trustees who are incredibly supportive of the library and a staff that is well trained and eager to serve,” Reeves said. “While technology continues to change our world very rapidly, the need for quality information and great customer service in a timely manner will always be in demand. It will always be our primary goal to be the kind of resource center this community can rely upon for their information and entertainment needs.”

“We feel that Ann Reeves possesses the knowledge, skills and determination necessary to meet the present and future needs of our library patrons,” said board member Shelli Streit. “Please join us in congratulating Ann on her new position.”

Reeves succeeds Scott, who retired earlier this month after 25 years of service.