Angela Campbell has been hired as the new director for the Rock Island Public Library.

The library board of trustees will host a public reception to introduce Campbell to the community from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the community room of the main library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

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Campbell will officially begin her duties Jan. 21. She previously served two years as director of the Glenwood Public Library in Glenwood, Iowa. She also worked from 1997-2011 at the Davenport Public Library.

She replaces Ava Ketter who retired in May after 14 years as director, interim director and assistant director.