Welcoming David, New Library Director

The Ligonier Valley Library Board is pleased to announce the selection of David R. Brisendine as the new library director beginning in mid-June.

He is succeeding Janet Hudson as director. She is retiring after 44 years of dedicated service to the library and community.

“The library conducted a national search to fill the position, and had significant interest from very strong candidates. Ultimately, we were delighted to have found someone of David’s caliber and experience right here in Ligonier Valley,” stated Dustin Barr, library board president.

A long-time resident of Ligonier, Brisendine has worked with school, public, and academic libraries across North America in the information science industry for over 20 years. He has served previously as director at GOBI Library Solutions, EBSCO Information Services and Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Health Sciences Library.

“David will bring a deep understanding and diverse perspective of the informational landscape and user services which challenge today’s library patrons and community,” noted Barr.

After receiving a BA from West Virginia Wesleyan College, Brisendine completed a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has continued post-graduate studies at Florida State University.

“I am thrilled to be given this opportunity. The Ligonier Valley Library has been a cornerstone of the community for over 75 years. Janet and the staff at the library have set a high standard for library services. I look forward to continuing their work and building programs for the betterment of our community and the users we serve,” stated Brisendine.