Anne M. Kozak, Library Director at Thomas Ford, has announced her retirement effective September 30, 2016. During her tenure the 1996 addition was completed, the Library became one of the first libraries in the area to offer computers and Internet access to the public, and programming for children, teens, and adults expanded.
Said Kozak in her retirement letter to the Board:
“My thirty years here have been ones of professional and personal fulfillment. The friendships I have developed with staff, patrons, and those who work on behalf of the Library through the various Boards have been unexpected and wonderful bonuses. While I very much look forward to this next phase of my life, I want to emphasize that the years spent at Thomas Ford have afforded me great satisfaction and that working in this beautiful building has been a daily source of delight. If it is possible to fall in love with a place I have done so and a large part of my heart will remain here after I have gone.”
The Library Board has begun a search for her replacement, with plans to have Kozak work with the new Director for a period to ensure a smooth transition.
More information on the Director search and requirements of the position can be seen here.