Thursday, May 24, 2012

Eva Poole Goes to Washington

An accomplished librarian with strong ties to the Denton and TWU communities is headed for D.C.

Eva Poole (left), longtime director of the
Denton Public Library, will become chief of staff for the District of Columbia Public Library effective July 2nd, 2012. Photo courtesy of cityofdenton.com.

Eva's ties to Denton and TWU run deep. She earned both her degrees--a Bachelor of Arts in 1974 and a Master's in library science in 1976--from
Texas Woman's University. After working in Houston she became the Denton Public Library's library services manager in 1990. Three years later she was appointed Director of Libraries for the city.

Eva's leadership credentials are equally substantial. She was a member of
the 1994 inaugural class of the TALL Texans Leadership Development Institute (an arm of the Texas Library Association which provides advanced library leadership and management education). Under her command the South and North branches of the Denton Public Library were built in 1995 and 2003; Eva also supervised the renovations of the Emily Fowler Central Library in 2005 and the South Branch Library in 2010. “I am most proud of the new buildings and the renovations,” she has said. Denton Record Chronicle. May 14, 2012.

Eva has been the recipient of numerous awards--including Municipal Librarian of the Year from the Municipal Library Directors Association in 1998 and Outstanding Library Director from the North Texas Regional Library System in 2009--and her record of service to the community and librarian profession is extensive. She was
elected the 2012-2013 president of the Public Library Association; her one-year term begins in June, 2012.

After 22 years of exemplary service to the city of Denton, Texas, Eva Poole's last day with the city will be June 28th, 2012.

We wish her well.

--Stephany Compton

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