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Library director finalists named

The Roddenbery Memorial Library Board of Trustees and the library director search committee appointed by the trustees gathered Monday to meet behind closed doors and narrow the field of finalists for library director to three.
The finalists for the position include Acting Director Janet Boudet, former Librarian Administrative Assistant Pamela S. Grigg of Wilderness Coast Libraries in Monticello, and Assumption Parish, La. Library Director Dr. Teri Maggio.
According to Library Trustees Chairman Thomas L. Lehman, all three were interviewed and selected as the top finalists by the trustees and search committee members.
The trustees will meet on April 29 in a special called meeting to vote on a new director.
Lehman says over the next two weeks references and background checks of the finalists will be reviewed.
A total of 16 applications were received for the job vacancy and a search committee appointed by the board of trustees which included Susan Perkins, Lois Duncan, Ann Wooten, Dan Broome, Larry Rawlins, Renee G. Theophille, Howard Thrower III and Donna Powell narrowed the field to five and made their recommendation for finalists to the trustees.
Lehman told The Messenger the trustees intended to interview five of the candidates, but two withdrew.
Janet Boudet has served as the associate director of the local public library since 1993. The trustees appointed her acting director last October after veteran librarian Alan Kaye announced his retirement.
Prior to being named as associate director, Ms. Boudet served as the public services librarian at Roddenbery Memorial from 1989 until 1993 and from 1987 until 1989 she was an adult services librarian for St. Lucie County Library in Ft. Pierce, Fla.
She holds a master of library science degree, and is a member of the Georgia Library Association.
Pamela S. Grigg last worked from May, 2010, until June, 2010, as the librarian administrative assistant at Wilderness Coast Libraries in Monticello, Fla. Prior to that, her last job was Director of Library and Information Services for the Taylor County, Fla., Public Library where she worked from March, 2004 until December, 2009.
She worked one year as the outreach librarian for the Okefenokee Regional Library System based in Waycross and, prior to that, she worked for five months as part of a library administration internship through Florida State University at the Brooks County Public Library in Quitman.
From June 1998 until June 2002, Ms. Grigg was the media specialist for the Alfred B. Maclay School in Tallahassee. Other work experience includes stints as the reference/youth services librarian for the public library in Tallahassee and for the Southwest Georgia Regional Library in Bainbridge.
She is a graduate of Florida State University with a master’s degree with emphasis on library administration.
Dr. Teri Maggio is presently the library director for the Assumption Parish, La., Public Library, where she has worked since 2007. Prior to that she worked in 2006 and 2007 as a librarian specialist for the Jackson Correctional Institute and as a collection development librarian for the State Library of Florida.
From 1989 until 2005, she was the deputy director of outreach and technical services for the Southwest Georgia Regional Library based in Bainbridge.
Dr. Maggio was employed by Roddenbery Memorial Library as a reference and interlibrary loan librarian from 1988 until 1989.
She has previous experience as a research assistant, medical librarian and cataloger both in Florida and in Louisiana.
Dr. Maggio is a graduate of Florida State University where she earned a doctor of philosophy in library and information studies in addition to a master of science in library and information science degree at Louisiana State University.
She has had numerous articles published in trade journals and is a member of the Assumption Parish Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

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