DC Public Library Names Eva Poole Chief of Staff

Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper announced today that Eva Poole will join the DC Public Library as chief of staff. Poole comes to the DC Public Library from Denton, Texas, where she led that city's public library system.

Poole will join the library in July.   As chief of staff, she will work closely with Cooper and other key library managers.  She will be responsible for further coordinating the work of library service and business operations. She will directly manage several areas of library service.

While serving as director of the Denton Public Library, Poole spearheaded efforts to create the state's first public library standards. These standards were designed to promote quality library service, to raise the expectations of library users and to provide an authoritative document to guide library administrators and supporters.  Poole also developed a $1 million partnership with 18 community organizations to place library computers in underserved low-income areas of the city.  Before joining the Denton Public Library, Poole was the library director at San Jacinto College South in Houston, Texas.

Over Poole's 30-year career in library service, she has held a number of national library leadership positions. She is currently president of the Public Library Association and serves on the organization's board of directors. Poole has also served on the boards of the Library Leadership and Management Association and the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends & Foundation.