LEXINGTON PARK, Md. (Dec. 20, 2007)—State Superintendent of Schools Nancy Grasmick appointed Kathleen Reif, Director of St. Mary's County Library, to serve as a member of the Superintendent's Council on Library Services for People with Disabilities. This newly formed council will serve in an advisory capacity to the Maryland State Department of Education on issues of library service for Maryland's citizens who are blind and physically handicapped.
"This is quite an honor for Ms. Reif and our library system," said Board of Library Trustees President Joseph B. Bush. "Not only is it recognition of her leadership and experience, but more importantly her sensitivity to the needs of people with disabilities."
"I am honored to accept this appointment," said Reif, "and eager to hear about new ideas which I can bring back to St. Mary's County to make our library even more excellent!"