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Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

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January 22, 2019

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Miriam Meza, Aurora Public Library Communications Manager

meza@aurorapubliclibrary.org

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Haberkern appointed director of Aurora Public Library

Aurora – The Aurora Public Library (APL) board is pleased to announce the appointment of Michaela Haberkern as executive director. Haberkern, who has served as deputy director since January 2016, was appointed to the library’s highest post at the board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday.


Haberkern comes with 28 years of experience, including three years at APL. In her role as deputy director, she has hired and trained public service managers; strategically implemented policies, goals and objectives of the library; and helped improve the customer experience. Before coming to APL, she held leadership positions at the Hinsdale Public Library, Skokie Public Library, and St. Louis County Public Library.

Haberkern says, “I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the director of Aurora Public Library. The staff, board, and community are incredibly passionate about their library, and I look forward to working with them on making Aurora’s library services the very best.”

She will begin her position as director in early March, at which time she will become only the ninth executive director at APL since 1881.

“We’ve had the chance to watch Michaela in action for several years and we are impressed with everything she’s accomplished here,” said board president John Savage. “She’s the right leader to move this library forward so we can continue to offer amazing library services to Aurora.”

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