Rockford Public Library leader to leave for Huntley job

After nearly eight-and-a-half years at the helm in Rockford, Frank Novak, executive director of the Rockford Public Library, will be leaving to assume the duties as the new director for the Huntley Area Public Library District in Huntley, Ill.

It has been a pleasure to serve the Rockford community,” said Novak. “I was offered a new opportunity, and I felt that the time was right to make a change. I am excited to begin my new job and work to make the Huntley Area Public Library District the very best it can be.”

Paul Logli, Rockford Public Library Board of Trustees president, said: “I accepted his letter with regret, since I have enjoyed our working relationship over the years, and I believe Frank has served the library and our community in an exemplary manner.”

Novak brought to Rockford a progressive vision and ambition to lead the library into the 21st century.

Through Frank’s leadership, the library established the East Branch facility and expanded cultural and educational offerings for the whole city through the acquisition of the Nordlof Center, among other things.

Novak’s last day with the library will be April 11.

From the March 26-April 1, 2014, issue

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