EVPL announces three finalists for CEO-Director position

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Three finalists for the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library’s CEO-Director position were announced on Friday.

Here’s a look at the finalists:

Scott Kinney – Director of the Mobile Public Library in Mobile, Ala.

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Lynette Schurdevin – Library Director of Rio Rancho Public Libraries in Rio Rancho, N.M.

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Rebecca Wolf – Library Director of Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District in Northfield, Ill.

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Public presentations by the three finalists will be held on Wednesday, November 6 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Browning Rooms of EVPL Central.

The public is invited to the presentations.

A national search for EVPL’s new CEO-Director began in July 2019.

The search is being handled by the Search Committee of the EVPL Board of Trustees and Bradbury Miller Associates, a library consultant group.

The new CEO-Director is expected to be named by the end of November.

Previous CEO-Director

In May 2019, former CEO-Director Cyndee Landrum was appointed Deputy Director for the Office of Library Sciences for the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington D.C.

Landrum was the leader of the library when it adopted a new logo and launched a new website in 2018.

In February 2019, under Landrum’s leadership, the library hosted “Drag Queen Story Hour,” which drew both supporters and critics on the day of the event.

Approximately 275 children and their guardians were able to experience “Drag Queen Story Hour” over multiple sessions. An estimated over 150 children and their guardians were turned away due to capacity.

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(This story was originally published on November 1, 2019)

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