Prince George’s County Memorial Library System named Michael Gannon and Michelle Hamiel interim co-CEOs. In addition, both will continue to serve as chief operating officers for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System. They bring more than 45 years of combined experience in public library leadership.
Michael Gannon is chief operating officer for support services for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, where he serves on the senior executive team, supervises library operations, leads branch redevelopment projects and makes budget decisions. Previously, Gannon was head of administrative and borrower services for Anne Arundel County Public Library and also held the positions of branch manager and librarian.
He is past president of the Maryland Library Association and part of the American Library Association, Library Leadership and Management Association and Public Library Association. Gannon holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, a Master of Arts from Loyola University Maryland and a Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University.
Michelle Hamiel is chief operating officer for public services for Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, where she serves on the senior executive team, supervises library branch operations in 19 branches and Prince George’s County Detention Center and makes budget decisions.
Hamiel directs LINK, a program providing library access to all county public school students, Books from Birth and early literacy centers in branches as well as the library system’s other services. She is an adjunct professor for the University of Maryland, College Park. Previously, Hamiel held the positions of library manager II, library manager I and assistant library manager II for Baltimore County Public Library.
She has directed conferences for the Maryland Library Association, where she is a member. She is also part of the American Library Association, Public Library Association and Young Adult Library Services Association. She holds a Master of Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Towson University.
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is seeking a permanent CEO. Candidates may learn more and apply through the library’s website at www.pgcmls.info.