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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Altadena Library District Announces New District Director

The Altadena Library District today announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Nikki Winslow to District Director, effective November 4, 2019. Winslow succeeds Interim District Director Cindy Cleary, who has led the Altadena Libraries since February 2019.

About the transition, Cleary said, “My work over the past several months has been focused on establishing a more stable foundation for our District, upon which my replacement can build. I am proud of what the Trustees and staff have accomplished during my tenure and feel confident that Ms. Winslow’s breadth of experience makes her the ideal candidate to keep the Altadena Libraries moving forward with positive momentum.”

Ms. Winslow has more than 14 years of experience innovating in library systems. She graduated from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 2001 and from the University of North Texas with a Master’s of Library and Information Science in 2005. Her most recent post was Assistant Director for the Glendale Library, Arts & Culture where she oversaw Public Services for eight branches, Technical Services, and Library Information Services. Prior to her work in Glendale, she managed the Spring Valley Library of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.

In addition to her regular duties, she is currently serving as the Conference Chair for the Annual California Library Association Conference that will take place in Pasadena from October 24-26.

Ms. Winslow’s appointment follows an extensive, nationwide search launched by the District’s Board of Trustees in March 2019 with the hiring of executive search firm William Avery & Associates. Using feedback collected from staff and members of the community about their desired qualities for the new Director, the Board of Trustees narrowed down candidates and conducted final interviews in closed session at the August Board meeting.

“We are very pleased to have come to an agreement with Nikki Winslow as the new Director of the Altadena Library District,” said President Terry Andrues on behalf of the Board of Trustees. “We conducted an exhaustive search and found her to be an excellent candidate; we are fortunate to have her. We look forward to years of service with Ms. Winslow at the helm of our dynamic library district.”

About the Altadena Libraries: The Altadena Library District is dedicated to providing free and equal access to information, ideas, technology and the joy of reading to educate and empower the diverse community of Altadena. More information about library services and resources can be found at






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