Thursday, March 1, 2012

Library Board Hires New Director

Michael Sawyer


Meet Michael Sawyer. . .

 . . . a library administrator from Louisiana with 25 years experience who was hired Monday, February 27 as Director of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library System.

Michael Sawyer of Lake Charles, LA., was hired by the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Library Board of Trustees to replace Dave Burdick, who is retiring from the position on March 31.  Sawyer comes from Calcasieu Parish Public Library, where he is Director. 

Dave Burdick has worked for the library for 21 years, serving as Director for 18 years. With Mr. Sawyer’s hiring, Burdick’s title has become “Executive Library Director.” He will be available as an adviser during the transition.