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Mueller to retire as township library director

By Lisa Brody


On Thursday, March 11, Bloomfield Township Public Library Director Carol Mueller announced that she will be retiring from her position effective May 1, 2021.


Mueller, in her announcement, stated that as of this month, she is completing 43 years in the library profession.


“These last twelve years at Bloomfield Township Public Library have been the highlight of my career. However, the time has come for me to turn over the leadership of this library to a new director, and I will be retiring from my position as library director of Bloomfield Township Public Library effective May 1, 2021,” Mueller said.


Mueller informed the library's board at their regular meeting on December 15, 2020, of her decision, and board President Judy Lindstrom read her letter to the board, which stated in part, “Libraries have always been an important part of my life. As a young girl, I volunteered in both my elementary and middle school’s libraries, and continued working at libraries throughout my college years. When I was hired for my first professional librarian position at the Southfield Public Library, it was a dream come true. Twelve years ago, I had the wonderful privilege of joining the fantastic team at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, which was another dream come true!”


The board began a formal search for a new director in January, and will be interviewing library director finalist candidates Tuesday, March 30. Interviews will be conducted virtually and are open to the public, with a schedule of times and candidate names upcoming that will be posted at btpl.org. The library board hopes to have a new director in place by May 3, 2021.


“There is something special about the Bloomfield Township Public Library. I believe it’s the people that are connected to this library that makes this true – the dedicated trustees, amazing Friends (of the Library) and volunteers, and exceptional library staff. I have been so fortunate to work with each and every one of you, and am grateful to have been a part of the library’s proud history,” Mueller said. “I wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors and look forward to hearing about the new ways you make Bloomfield Township Public Library ‘the place to discover.’”


At the December 15, 2020, regular meeting of the Bloomfield Township Public Library Board, President Judy Lindstrom read and accepted a letter of retirement from Library Director Carol Mueller. In part, Carol’s letter stated, “Libraries have always been an important part of my life. As a young girl, I volunteered in both my elementary and middle school’s libraries, and continued working at libraries throughout my college years. When I was hired for my first professional librarian position at the Southfield Public Library, it was a dream come true. Twelve years ago, I had the wonderful privilege of joining the fantastic team at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, which was another dream come true!

 

This March 2021, I will be completing 43 years in the library profession. These last twelve years at Bloomfield Township Public Library have been the highlight of my career. However, the time has come for me to turn over the leadership of this Library to a new Director, and I will be retiring from my position as Library Director of Bloomfield Township Public Library effective May 1, 2021.

 

There is something special about the Bloomfield Township Public Library. I believe it’s the people that are connected to this Library that makes this true – the dedicated Trustees, amazing Friends and volunteers, and exceptional library staff. I have been so fortunate to work with each and every one of you, and am grateful to have been a part of the Library’s proud history. I wish all of you the very best in your future endeavors and look forward to hearing about the new ways you make Bloomfield Township Public Library ‘the place to discover.’”

 

The Library Board began its formal search process for a new Director in January 2021, and will be interviewing Library Director finalist candidates Tuesday, March 30. Interviews will be conducted virtually and are open to the public, with a schedule of times and candidate names forthcoming that will be posted at  www.btpl.org. The Library Board plans to have a new Library Director in place by May 3, 2021.

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