Brian Greene has been named the new Library Development Office manager at the Wyoming State Library. He was chosen for the position from a pool of three internal applicants.
“I’m overjoyed,” he said. “This was an unexpected opportunity to serve the Wyoming library community in a different way. I’m looking forward to being involved in more traditional library services. As a bonus, I’m going from one great team of people to another.”
Greene holds an MLIS from the University of South Florida. He was first hired by the WSL in March of 1992 as the WYLD Circulation Manager for the GEAC system. In 1994 he became the Network Coordinator and Community Service Representative and became WYLD Program Manager in 2000.
He has been an active member of the Wyoming Library Association for more than 24 years and served as President from 2007-08. From 1998 to 2000, he was the WLA’s Mountain Plains Library Association Representative. He was named WLA Librarian of the Year in 1999. Greene is a 2015 graduate of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute and was recently elected to represent WLA from 2015-18 on the American Library Association Council.
“Brian brings a lot to this position,” State Librarian Jamie Markus said. “We’re fortunate to have someone with his leadership, experience, and commitment to the library community. I’m excited to see what direction he’ll set for the LDO team.”
The State Library plans to immediately begin the process to fill the WYLD Program Manager position. In the interim, Greene will continue to lead the WYLD team as he transitions into his new LDO duties.