January 18, 2022

Nebraska: Laura Marlane Offered Executive Director Position at Omaha Public Library

From the Omaha World-Herald:

The Omaha Library Board chose Laura Marlane, executive director of the Providence Community Library in Rhode Island, as the Omaha system’s new director.

omaha-public-library-logoThe board voted unanimously Thursday to offer Marlane the job.

Board President Mike Meyer will negotiate with Marlane on job terms.


Marlane previously told The World-Herald that she sees libraries as an important part of combating poverty. She said her system in Providence was the first in the country to allow people to check out Wi-Fi hot spots.

She also said she would prioritize employees’ needs.

See Also: Format Announcement From Omaha Public Library

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See Also: Washington: King County Library System Names Gary Wasdin New Executive Director
If she excepts the position Laura Marlane will replace Wasdin in Omaha.

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