(POUGHKEEPSIE, NY) The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS) announces, effective February 10, 2017: Thomas O’Connell will serve as Acting Technology Operations Manager; Nina Acosta will serve as Acting Automation Coordinator; and Courtney Wimmers will serve as Acting Cataloging Specialist II.
Mr. O’Connell has held the position of MHLS Automation Coordinator since 2014. From 2003-2014 he held positions with VTLS Inc. including User Interface Librarian and Lead Customer Support Librarian. He was awarded a Master of Library Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Southern Connecticut State University.
Ms. Acosta has served as MHLS Cataloging Specialist II since 2015 and prior held the position of MHLS Cataloging Specialist since 2013. She was awarded a Master of Library & Information Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Marist College. Ms. Wimmers has held the position of MHLS Cataloging Specialist since 2016. She was awarded a Master of Library Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from SUNY New Paltz.
“MHLS is announcing staff position changes during a period of transition due to the departure of Robert Drake, who has accepted the position of Assistant Director for Technology Operations at the Nassau Library System,” said Tom Sloan, MHLS Executive Director. “Due to our outstanding MHLS staff, MHLS Technology Operations will continue to provide services at the highest level during the period MHLS conducts a national search for the position of Technology Operations Manager,” stated Sloan.
“We wish Robert continuing success with his work supporting library system services” said Camilla von Bergen, President, MHLS Board of Trustees. “His many contributions to MHLS will be long remembered and appreciated,” von Bergen stated.
About Mid-Hudson Library System
The Mid-Hudson Library System (MHLS), headquartered in Poughkeepsie, NY, is a membership organization of sixty-six (66) independent public and free association libraries in Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Putnam, and Ulster counties. MHLS ensures the public’s right to free access, facilitates economical resource sharing, and promotes professional library services while working in partnership with libraries and other service organizations.