Library Board Appoints Interim Director

The Naperville Public Library Board unanimously appointed Julie Rothenfluh as interim director at a meeting last night.

Current director John Spears will be leaving the Library on July 5 to take the director position at the Salt Lake City (Utah) Public Library System. Rothenfluh will assume her new duties on July 6.

Rothenfluh has held many positions throughout her career with Naperville Public Library. She was previously the children’s supervisor at the Nichols Library and manager of the 95th Street Library. She has been Deputy Director since 2007.

Spears agreed with the Board’s decision.

“Julie’s years of experience, her dedication to NPL, and the phenomenal skill she demonstrates on a daily basis make her an outstanding person to fill this role,” Spears wrote in an all-staff announcement. “I cannot think of anyone more qualified to lead the Library through this period of transition.”

No official plans have been stated by the Board in how it will proceed in filling the Library Director position permanently.