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For Immediate Release:
Jul 18, 2012
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Larry Palm, MPL Board Personnel Committee Chair
Tana Elias, Library Media Coordinator
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Gregory Mickells Confirmed as Madison Public Library Director
The Madison Public Library Board has chosen Gregory P. Mickells to be the new Director of Madison Public Library. Mickells's five-year contract was confirmed by the Common Council on July 17, and he will begin on September 4.
"You sense the passion and the support that this city has for its libraries. I'm really looking forward to this opportunity to provide leadership for the library," said Mickells when he was introduced at the meeting.
Gregory Mickells has been the Assistant Library Director for the Lincoln City Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska, since 2007. Lincoln City Libraries is a municipal system serving Lancaster County's 280,000 residents from a main library, seven branches, and a bookmobile. Previously, Mickells was a Library Manager at Douglas County Libraries in Castle Rock, Colorado for eight years, and has held other library positions in Nebraska and Colorado since 1989. Mickells has his Masters in Library Science from Emporia State University.
The library will be announcing several "meet and greet" opportunities for community members to meet Mickells in Madison libraries in September and October. Visit www.madisonpubliclibrary.org for an announcement of dates in August.