Nov. 5, 2018

Self-confessed 'library kid' Anthony Auston MLIS ’02 recently took the reins as Wilmette Public Library director.

Anthony started at the library October 29. Wilmette and its library were actually part of Anthony's life while he was a graduate student at Dominican University in River Forest. At the time, he lived in north Evanston and completed much of his library science coursework at Wilmette Library, he said.

After graduating from Dominican in 2002, Anthony worked at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business Library, then at the Homewood Public Library, where he made the jump from being a front-line librarian – something he said he never thought he’d want to do until urged by another mentor – to becoming assistant library director there in 2008. He next worked at the Palatine Public Library District. He later became the library district’s director, before becoming executive deputy director of library operations in Mount Prospect in 2017.​​​​​​​

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