Members of the Westland Library Board approved the appointment of Jennifer Roth to the position at their March 17 meeting.
Roth had been serving as the interim library director since September of last year and was named as the new director following an interview with the board members March 16. Her new, permanent title, became effective immediately.
Prior to her appointment, Roth served for three years as the head of information services for the Westland library. She has more than 17 years of experience in library services, having formerly worked in libraries in Flint and Hartland. Roth graduated from Wayne State University with a masters degree in Library Information Science (MILS) in 2003. She is a member of the American Library Association as well as the Michigan Library Association, where she serves on the planning committee.
Roth's selection was by a unanimous vote of the members of the Westland Library Board. She was also highly recommended for the position by the former library director.
“I am excited to take on this new position,” commented Roth. “It has been an honor to be involved in the progress at the library over the past three years and I look forward to continuing that progress alongside our talented staff as we continue to navigate through these challenging times.”
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