South Carolina State Library appoints new director

The South Carolina State Library’s Board of Trustees has appointed Hulen Bivins director of the South Carolina State Library.

Hulen BivensBivins has more than 30 years of experience working at the Alabama Public Library Service and was most recently the director of the North Dakota State Library. He holds degrees from Lipscomb University (B.A. History), University of Tennessee (Master’s of Science in Library Science), and Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law (J.D.).

“I am honored by the confidence placed in me by the Board of the South Carolina State Library, and I am excited about the challenges that the position of agency director brings,” said Bivins. “Knowing of the quality and dedication of the staff, I look forward to a team approach to both sustain present services and to embrace new services, all which shall be to help serve the information, research, and enrichment needs of the citizens of South Carolina.”

Bivins will begin his position as director of the South Carolina State Library in September.

Deputy director Leesa Benggio has led the agency in an interim capacity since former director David Goble left in July 2012 to head up library services at The Citadel.

Via: South Carolina State Library