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EVPL Names New Director


The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has hired a new director. 

The EVPL’s Board of Trustees says Scott Kinney has accepted the position of the library's CEO-Director.

Kinney is currently the Director of the Mobile Public Library in Mobile, Alabama.

He’s also served as a library director in Wyoming and Nebraska.

In a release, EVPL Board President Chuck Whobrey touted Kinney’s “library experience, passion for community engagement, and commitment to exceptional service.”

A national search for a new EVPL director began in July, after Cyndee Landrum accepted a job at the Institute of Museum and Library Services in Washington D.C.

Landrum led the EVPL for 3-and-a-half years.

Longtime Director Marci Au came out of retirement to serve as interim director after Landrum left.

Landrum’s departure came five months after the EVPL hosted a controversial drag queen story hour event.

A similar event was held during Kinney’s time as director at the Mobile library system.