Manya Shorr named as Library Director
Manya Shorr has been named director of the Fort Worth Library. She will begin work in Fort Worth on Sept. 5, replacing Library Director Gleniece Robinson, who is retiring.
“We’re delighted that Manya Shorr has agreed to serve as our next library director,” said Assistant City Manager Fernando Costa. “She has an excellent reputation among her peers in the library world and has certainly impressed us with her leadership skills, her broad vision for the future of our library system and her ability to think critically about how libraries can help us in addressing a wide range of local issues.”
Led by Managing Partner Darien George, Fort Worth-based Mackenzie Eason & Associates executed the search that resulted in Shorr’s hiring.
Shorr has been director of public services for the Washington D.C. Public Library since September, 2014. She has managed all aspects of public service delivery and has been responsible for the experience offered in 25 branches and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. She has managed the Collections and Programs and Partnership departments and been part of a budget team that decided library spending.
Previously, she had held supervisory positions at the Omaha Public Library and the Sacramento Public Library and worked at the Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon.
Shorr holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is American Library Association certified.