HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library board has appointed René L. Greenleaf to replace library director Margaret Evans, who retires Monday.
Greenleaf, who has been Hammond library assistant director since 1998, was selected from four finalists. She will earn $71,584 a year. Greenleaf holds a bachelor's degree in communication and electronic media from Western Illinois University, as well as a master's degree in library and informational sciences from Dominican University, formerly Rosary College, in River Forest, Ill.
Greenleaf is a member of the American Library Association, Black Caucus of the American Library Association, Indiana Library Federation and Indiana Black Librarians Network.
As assistant library director, she has been involved in Purdue University Calumet's Educational Talent Search, Hammond Neighborhood Crime Watch at the State Street Baptist Church and the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.