Katherine Webber Named as New Director of Topsham Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Topsham Public Library is pleased to announce the hiring of a new director. After an extensive search, the board has selected Katherine Webber, most recently of Lewiston Public Library, where she has worked for the past eight years as the Lending Services Librarian and Interim Library Director. Webber has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Bentley University, Massachusetts, and a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland.

Kelley Glidden, Trustee President said, “We are very excited to welcome Katherine to the Topsham Public Library. We think her knowledge and years of library experience will make her a great asset to the library.”

Webber has significant experience in management and leadership in every aspect of library service, and has twice been the Acting Director of Lewiston Public Library while managing her own department at the same time, showing the kind of commitment, flexibility and expertise that is essential for the role of Director at the Topsham Public Library. She has also made considerable contributions to her community and the wider library community, including being a member of the Minerva Circulation Standards Committee, Staff Liaison of the Friends of Lewiston Public Library and L/A Art Walk, a community organizer for the L/A Poutine Feast-ival, and board member for the Lisbon Artist Collective and the Backwoods Veterans Foundation. She will begin her tenure at the Topsham Public Library on July 1.

Webber said, “I am delighted to be joining the Topsham Public Library team this summer. I look forward to learning more about the town, meeting its citizens, and helping to further grow the library as a community pillar for learning, engagement, and connection.”

Webber replaces current Director, Susan M. Preece, who has served exceptionally at the Topsham Public Library for nineteen years. She said, “I am excited to see this new chapter for the library.” Preece will retire on July, 15.