[Libs-Or] Multnomah County Library news release
ellen.mueller at co.multnomah.or.us
Mon Jan 12 19:32:31 PST 2004
> December 11, 2003
> For immediate release
> Contact: Penny Hummel, Public Relations Manager, 503.988.5498
> Emily Bolls, Publication Specialist, 503.988.6129
> Press Information Center
> COMMUNITY TO CELEBRATE ARRIVAL OF NEW LIBRARY DIRECTOR ON JAN. 7
> PORTLAND, OR - Arriving on the job at the end of December, Molly Raphael
> is eagerly anticipating her first public appearance on January 7 as
> Multnomah County's new director of libraries.
> "I'm tremendously excited to be joining this great library system," says
> Raphael. "I look forward to working with community members, library staff
> and elected officials to make Multnomah County Library the very best it
> can be."
> The Board of Multnomah County Commissioners will officially welcome the
> new library director at a public celebration on Wednesday, January 7, at
> Central Library, 801 S.W. 10th Ave. in Portland from 5:30-7:30 p.m. This
> event will also serve as the kickoff of Everybody Reads 2004, Multnomah
> County Library's second annual community reading project. For information
> about Everybody Reads, visit www.multcolib.org/reads/.
> Molly Raphael joins Multnomah County Library from the District of Columbia
> Public Library, where she served as director for almost six years. She
> began her library career at the District of Columbia Public Library as a
> children's librarian in 1970 and held several leadership positions within
> that system prior to becoming its director. A nationally recognized
> leader in the library field, Molly recently completed a term on the
> American Library Association's governing board. She holds a bachelor's
> degree from Oberlin College and a master's degree in library science from
> Simmons College.
> In the months to come, there will be additional opportunities to meet
> Molly Raphael during informal receptions at various library locations.
> The new library director invites community members to attend these
> meetings, adding, "I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas about
> your library!"
> Upcoming dates and locations for community meetings with Molly
> Raphael are:
> * Wed., Jan. 28 - Gresham Library (385 N.W. Miller Ave., Gresham), 6-8
> * Tue., Feb. 17 - North Portland Library (512 N. Killingsworth St.),
> 6-8 p.m.
> * Mon., March 29 - Midland Library (805 S.E. 122nd Ave.), 6-8 p.m.
> * Sun., April 18 - Hollywood Library (4040 N.E. Tillamook St.), 2-4
> * Thu., May 13 - Capitol Hill Library (10723 S.W. Capitol Hwy.), 6-8
> * Wed., June 16 - Woodstock Library (6008 S.E. 49th Ave.), 6-8 p.m.
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