Pilar Shaker MLIS ’08 Named Director of Forest Park Public Library


May 18, 2016

Pilar Shaker MLIS ’08
has been hired as the new director of the Forest Park Public Library. Shaker attended Oak Park and River Forest High School and graduated from Dominican University in 2008 with a master's degree in library and information science (MSLIS).

While at Dominican, Shaker worked at the Maze branch of the Oak Park Public Library. Upon graduation, she worked at the Hinsdale Public Library for seven years before being hired by the New Lenox Public Library as their director in 2015.

During her time at Dominican, Shaker and her husband lived in Forest Park and most recently moved to River Forest last year after having lived in Brookfield for five years. Shaker said she looks forward to working in a community she is already familiar with and is grateful for this unique opportunity.

"Having the opportunity to work in a community that you know intimately, and that you spend a significant amount of personal time in, is a rare and special opportunity that I couldn't pass on," Shaker said. "The Forest Park Public Library has an outstanding reputation and many of the staff members are known leaders in the Northern Illinois library community. I'm excited to have the opportunity to work with a team that is making such admirable contributions to the community they serve and the professional community they are a part of."

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