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Ranck appointed deputy director of Worcester County Library


WORCESTER COUNTY- The Worcester County Library Trustees announce the appointment of Jennifer Ranck as deputy director of the Worcester County Library. Ranck is the first person to serve in this position, and she will also act as the Ocean City Branch library manager.

“We are fortunate to have Jennifer take this important administrative position,” Library Board President Ron Cascio said. “She brings considerable talent, experience and energy to this challenging new assignment.”

Prior to joining Worcester County as deputy director, Ranck served since 2009 as director of the Somerset County Library System, where she led an effort to plan and design a new library building in Crisfield. Before leading in that capacity, she worked as the training coordinator at the Eastern Shore Regional Library, an agency that serves all eight county public libraries on the Eastern Shore. However, she actually began her local career in library service working for Worcester County. From 2005-2006, Ranck served as a library associate at the Ocean Pines branch library.

Ranck graduated from Stephen Decatur High School before going on to earn her bachelor’s degree from Elmira College, and her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh.

“In her dual role as the deputy director and a branch manager, Jennifer will provide leadership in both direct public service and the broader, strategic efforts of the library system,” Library Director Mark Thomas said. “Jennifer is already recognized as a leader in Maryland’s public library community, and she will continue to play a strong and growing role in the Eastern Shore region and across the state.”

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