The Board of Trustees of the Central Rappahannock Regional Library is pleased to announce their appointment of Martha Hutzel as the Director of the Library, effective January 1, 2016. She was selected from a pool of candidates after a nationwide search.
Ms. Hutzel has more than twenty years of professional library experience. She has worked for the CRRL since 1988 in positions ranging from head of the circulation department to manager of the Snow, Porter and England Run branches. At the England Run Branch, which she has managed since 2013, she oversaw successful community-wide programs such as the Festival of Makers in 2014 and CRRL-Con, a comic book convention, in 2015.
Ms. Hutzel is very active in community organizations, where she has served as the secretary and president of the North Stafford Rotary Club; as a steering committee member of the Chamber of Commerce Network of Enterprising Women; and as an advisory board member of the Leadership Colloquium at the University of Mary Washington. She was elected President of the Virginia Library Association for the 2015-2016 year.
Kathryn Miller, Chair of the Library Board, stated, “The Library Board is very pleased to have someone of Martha’s caliber take this important position of leadership in the community. We feel sure that her expertise in library leadership, advocacy, community relations and library management will benefit library customers, staff and the community at large.”