The Wixom Public Library will be rolling out the welcome mat to new Library Director Cindy Mack in a few weeks, as she takes over the reigns from Lisa Hoenig, who vacated the post in May.
Mack’s first day on the job is scheduled to be Monday, Sept. 19. In the wake of Hoenig’s departure, Adult Librarian Karen Caporale and Children’s Librarian Jane Kahn have split up the duties of helming the library’s operations.
Mack, a Michigan native and Upper Peninsula resident, will be relocating from Ishpeming, where she has been director of the Ishpeming Carnegie Library since 2007.
“She’s winding things up there so she can start with us,” said Wixom Library Board of Trustees President Leslie Carnacchi.
The library board employed the consulting firm of Hartzell-Mika to conduct a search for a new director. From the 20 applicants who submitted resumes, the board interviewed the four top candidates.
“We felt Cindy was the best fit for Wixom,” Carnacchi said. “She’s energetic, enthusiastic, and articulate.”
Mack received her master’s degree in library sciences from Indiana University.