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Tera Moon named new township library director

By Lisa Brody

Following the retirement of long time Bloomfield Township Public Library Director Carol Mueller and a national search to find her replacement, the library's board of trustees announced that Tera Moon, assistant library director, would become the new director of the library, effective Monday, May 3.

The Bloomfield Township Board of Trustees announced at their meeting on Tuesday, March 30, that Moon was offered and accepted the position of library director of the Bloomfield Township Public Library.

Moon has been the assistant library director of Bloomfield Township Public Library since 2013. Before that she held several positions at the Southfield Public Library.

In December, Mueller announced that she will be retiring from her position effective May 1, 2021, after 43 years in the library profession. The board began a formal national search for a new director in January, with director finalist interviews on March 30.

Library board President Judy Lindstrom said, “I want everyone to know that it was a unanimous choice of the trustees to select Tera to step into this role created by the retirement of Carol Mueller. The trustees have every confidence that Tera will maintain the integrity of the library and bring it to new levels of excellence. We could not be happier about this decision. I applaud the library board and staff for being part of this process.”

Moon said she is very excited to begin her new position.

“I am honored and thrilled that the library board of trustees has chosen me to lead this already-great library through its next chapter,” she said. “I look forward to leveraging the skills and ideas of the creative, talented, hard-working staff, trustees, and volunteers into excellent service to the Bloomfield Township community.”

Moon is the second local assistant library director in recent months to ascend to library director following the retirement of a long-time library director. In December 2020, Baldwin Library Associate Director Rebekah Craft was selected as the library's new director upon the retirement January 16, 2021 of former library director Doug Koschik.


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