Former Bloomfield Township Public Library Assistant Director Tera Moon will step into the role of director beginning next monthafter a nationwide search for the best candidates.

Former Bloomfield Township Public Library Assistant Director Tera Moon will step into the role of director beginning next monthafter a nationwide search for the best candidates.

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Board looks in-house to replace retiring library director

By: Tiffany Esshaki | Birmingham - Bloomfield Eagle | Published April 21, 2021

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BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP — When Bloomfield Township Public Library Director Carol Mueller announced her retirement last month, the library board set out on a national search to find the perfect replacement.

As it turns out, they didn’t need to look so far.

Tera Moon, the library’s assistant director since 2013, formally accepted the director position March 30, and she’ll step up to the helm in early May.

Library board President Judy Lindstrom said Moon was the unanimous choice among trustees.

“The trustees have every confidence that Tera will maintain the integrity of the library and bring it to new levels of excellence,” Lindstrom said in a press release. “We could not be happier about this decision. I applaud the library board and staff for being part of this process.”

Before joining the team at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, Moon held several positions at the Southfield Public Library. She said she’s thrilled and honored to be named director, and she said she’s looking forward to “leveraging the skills and ideas” of her staff to take the library into its next chapter.

But first, she’ll need to make sure the library weathers COVID-19 and related shutdowns, which has halted a number of services available to members.

“My top priority is getting the library through the pandemic safely and to build on all the lessons we have learned throughout the last year. Lessons such as effective communication methods for reaching the residents and virtual programming,” Moon said in an email. “Next will be bringing together the community, (board) trustees, staff and volunteers to draft a new strategic plan that points to a bright future of being the place to discover reading, learning, entertainment, culture and collaboration.”

For more information on the Bloomfield Township Public Library, including online resources available to library members, visit btpl.org or call (248) 642-5800.

The Bloomfield Township Public Library is located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Township.

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