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City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has appointed Donna Dziedzic as Interim Director of the Evanston Public Library (EPL). She will start on Sept. 6 and serve until early 2012 while a recruitment for a permanent Library director is under way.

Ms. Dziedzic served as executive director of the Naperville Public Library from 1996 until earlier this year. During that time, Naperville’s Public Library was consistently ranked as one of the top municipal libraries in the United States for its circulation per capita and its community programs.

“I am pleased that Ms. Dziedzic has agreed to come to Evanston to assist our community during this period of transition,” said Mr. Bobkiewicz.

“She brings to this position a clear understanding of how municipal libraries can serve as key assets in communities and will be able to assist the Evanston Public Library staff and Library board complete the leadership and governance changes that are currently underway. I want to thank EPL board trustees Susan Newman and Gail Bush, who, as a subcommittee of the Board, assisted me in the selection of the interim director. … I also want to recognize and thank EPL Adult Services Manager Lesley Williams for her service as acting library director over the past six weeks, ” Mr. Bobkiewicz concluded.