After four years as Director of the Sublette County Library, Sukey Hohl is retiring on June 30. Michelle Humber, currently the Assistant Director, has been named as her successor.
Sukey has been with the library nearly 25 years. She began as the Technical Services Manager and moved up to Assistant Director before taking on the top role. During her time in Sublette County, she’s served on numerous WYLD and Wyoming Library Association committees, led WLA as its President in 2010, and attended the American Library Association conference most years.
Sukey was originally from California. “I got my MLS from UC Berkeley in the dark ages, pre-internet 1978,” she said. “MARC was just the gleam in someone’s eye then.” Prior to moving to Wyoming, she worked for the California State Library, the Richmond Public Library, the Stanislaus County Library, and the Provo City Library. She took a 14-year break from libraries to work in outdoor recreation for The Outdoor Adventure Program in Idaho and for the National Outdoor Leadership School in Lander, Wyoming.
“The accomplishments I’m most proud of are getting funding for the Big Piney Library remodel, which is nearing completion, doing more with less money, especially our services to our seniors at both libraries, and the development of our awesome staff,” Sukey said. “Michelle Humber will be a great new director and I look forward to seeing how the libraries respond to new challenges.”
Sukey definitely has plans for retirement, as she recently celebrated the birth of her first grandchild. “I’m very much looking forward to being an active and involved grandma.”