The Board of Trustees of the Auburn Public Library announced that it hired Lynn Lockwood as its new library director.

She replaces Rosemary Waltos who took a new position for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts assisting municipalities to construct new or enlarged library facilities.

Lynn Lockwood was assistant director of the Baltimore County Public Library for 10 years, retiring in 2006. With her family, she moved to Maine where she has worked part time as a reference librarian at the Patten Free Library in Bath.

As assistant director of the Baltimore library, she provided leadership in a large suburban library system routinely rated one of the top five library systems in the United States. She was responsible for direction and oversight of nine administrative departments, including Development, Human Resources/Staff Development, Marketing, Collection Development, Programming, Information/Web Services, Graphic and Media Services and Youth Services. She coordinated support to 15 branches and 850 staff, overseeing departmental budgets totaling more than $15 million.

In 2006, Lynn received the “Urban Player Award” from the Urban Libraries Council; in 2005, the National Association of Counties Award for Baltimore library’s “My First Library Card” program; in 2005, a Baltimore County Executive Citation for community action.

She earned a bachelor of arts from Northern Illinois University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of North Carolina.

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