Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees selects new library director
After a nationwide executive search and selection process, the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees has approved a motion to offer Laura Marlane the position of executive director of Omaha Public Library. Marlane currently serves as executive director of Providence Community Library in Providence, Rhode Island. The appointment is subject to the execution of a written offer of acceptance.
“What really stood out about Laura was her focus on people,” said Board of Trustees president Mike Meyer. “She has a lot of enthusiasm for her work, and her experience and passion will continue to move the library in the right direction.”
Marlane brings 30 years experience working in public, academic and research libraries across Rhode Island. She has worked in a variety of roles throughout her career, with a particular affinity for technology and the role public libraries have in introducing and sharing technology with the public. Marlane also believes that an important part of her job is building relationships with staff, community organizations, and other library stakeholders. Pending acceptance of the offer, it is expected that Marlane will begin her job in the fall.
The OPL executive director position has been vacant since January 2015 following the resignation of previous director Gary Wasdin, who served at OPL for five years.
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