Leonardtown, MD – The St. Mary’s County Board of Library Trustees has appointed current Library Deputy Director, Mary Anne Bowman, as Acting Director of the St. Mary’s County Library effective September 5, 2015. Ms. Bowman will serve until a permanent Director is selected. The Library Board has selected the search firm Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates to assist with the search for its the next Director.
Ms. Bowman began her career at the St. Mary’s County Library in 1998 as a Reference Supervisor at the Charlotte Hall branch. She has held numerous positions within the organization, including acting as a Reference Coordinator, Electronic Services Coordinator, Branch Manager of Charlotte Hall and Lexington Park branches and Staff Development Coordinator. Ms. Bowman was appointed Deputy Director in 2014.
Ms. Bowman will step in as Acting Director immediately following the retirement of Kathleen Reif on September 4. Ms. Reif has served as St. Mary’s County Library Director since 2003.