I am pleased to announce that the Plainfield Library’s Board of Trustees decided in June to name Assistant Library Director Lisa Pappas to the position of Interim Library Director for one year. This decision will provide consistent leadership for the Library through planning for a possible April 2017 referendum.
Lisa Pappas joined the Plainfield Library staff in October 2002 as the Head of Adult Services. One of her first projects was to overhaul the Library’s collection, which had not been weeded in more than a decade. She stepped into the newly-created Assistant Library Director position in 2007. As Assistant Director, her primary job was overseeing day-to-day operations of the Library. Second in command, she acted as the administrator in the absence of the Library Director, providing her with experience in the role. A native of Naperville, Lisa understands the continued impact of the explosive growth of the 2000s on the area and the Library. Lisa has also worked in public libraries in Aurora, West Chicago, Warrenville, and Oak Brook.
Lisa Pappas’ first day as Interim Library Director is July 15. My final day as Library Director is July 14. I feel confident leaving the Library in Lisa’s capable hands.