Cromaine Library names new director

Mallorie DeVilbiss

Mallorie DeVilbiss, who has served as the head of digital services at Troy Public Library for the past five years, was selected as director of Cromaine Library at the Library’s Special Board Meeting on Nov. 20, 2019.

DeVilbiss has also served as the youth programming and web librarian for Harris County Public Library in Texas. She received degrees from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan School of Information.

“The Trustees are excited to bring Mallorie on board,” said Nancy Lewis, president of the Cromaine Library Board of Directors. “She has big shoes to fill, but we are confident she is going to lead us forward.”

DeVilbiss sees the library of the future becoming a community hub with access to traditional library sources, as well as a gathering spot for the community to come together where there is no barrier to entry or use. She believes that programming, outreach, and continuing to offer innovative services are the key to keeping the library relevant and extending its reach into the community.

DeVilbiss is a Michigan native, born and raised in Kalamazoo. She is currently living in metro Detroit with her husband and their two cats and one dog. She enjoys reading, cooking, playing board games, and traveling and also teaches fitness classes in her spare time.

The Library will host a public reception for DeVilbiss from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, at the library, 3688 N. Hartland Road, on Thursday, January 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

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