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Welcome Kathleen Helsabeck to QPL!

October 18, 2018 8:48 AM | Guest Blogger (Administrator)

Quincy Public Library’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Kathleen Helsabeck to fill the position of Executive Director.

Helsabeck began her duties October 15. A reception to welcome her will be held Tuesday, October 23, at 5 pm at QPL.  The public is invited.

“We are excited for the future of the library under Kathleen’s leadership,” said QPL Board President Lynn Niewohner.  “We have one of the best libraries in the state of Illinois and would like to continue the innovative and exciting services and programs available for our community, allowing for QPL’s growth as an essential community center with resources for all ages.”

Helsabeck holds a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Culver-Stockton College. She previously worked for Vatterott College for nine years, first as the librarian, and then as the director of education, managing the academic programs, staff, and students.

She was raised in Canton, Missouri, and lives in Quincy with her husband and two young children.

“I am humbled and honored to be given this opportunity,” said Helsabeck. “My goals are to maintain the integrity of QPL services and to understand the needs of the community in order to provide relevant programs providing vital support for children and adults. I want to build connections between the library and our community members.”

For more information, call Quincy Public Library at 217-223-1309 or visit quincylibrary.org.

The mission of the Quincy Public Library is to provide its patrons with materials, facilities and programs to meet lifelong learning, cultural and recreational needs.


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