APL Promotes Dianne Ludwig to Head of Circulation, Honors Predecessor Diane Klecka
January 23, 2013
Former Teen Librarian Dianne Ludwig was recently promoted to the position of Head of Circulation. Her predecessor, Diane Klecka, was honored for her 32 years of outstanding service to the library and the people of Addison by the Board of Trustees. The library is now searching for a teen librarian to replace Dianne.
Dianne Ludwig was Addison Public Library's first Teen Librarian, and along with the rest of the Adult Services staff, she saw amazing increases in the size and the circulation of her collection. She was--and remains--beloved by Addison's teens for her sense of humor, her approachability, and her passion for her job. Though we'll miss seeing her on the second floor, we look forward to her work in her new role as Head of Circulation. Her former position, Teen Librarian, is currently vacant and we are currently accepting applications.
Her predecessor, Diane Klecka, left the library after 32 years of hard work. She started with us in 1980 and managed the Circulation Department for nearly 15 years. Under her watch, the library adapted to new technological trends--continuously installing new equipment and adopting new policies--while still maintaining the department's core function as the gateway to the library. At the time of her departure, Diane was by several years the longest-serving employee of the library. Everyone at the library is deeply saddened to see her leave and wishes her well.
The Board of Trustees honored Diane with the following resolution:
Resolution Honoring Diane Klecka for Her Service to the Addison Public Library
WHEREAS, Mrs. Diane Klecka joined the staff of the Addison Public Library on February 18, 1980; and
WHEREAS, she has served with dedication and loyalty as an employee of the Addison Public Library for 32 years; and
WHEREAS, she diligently worked her way up from part-time library clerk to Circulation Services Department Head; and
WHEREAS, she was instrumental in helping bring the library into the 21stcentury with numerous improvements and advances in technology including the migration to DRA and later to the Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium automation system, the implementation of self-check workstations, RFID and an automated materials handling system; and
WHEREAS, she played a key role in planning for the new library and specifically the design and layout of the Circulation Department; and
WHEREAS, she provided exemplary service to patrons of the Addison Public Library and was known for her common sense, discretion, precision, tactfulness, and reliability; and
WHEREAS, she was elected by her colleagues as Employee of the Year in 2002 and was a beloved and respected co-worker who will be greatly missed;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Members of the Library Board of Trustees acknowledge Mrs. Diane Klecka’s numerous contributions to the Addison Public Library and express sincere gratitude for her years of service.