Erin Smith hired to lead Viking Library System

The Viking Library System Governing Board is pleased to announce, after leading a nationwide search, that Erin Smith, Director of the Fergus Falls Public Library (FFPL) in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, has been hired as the next System Administrator for Viking Library System (VLS), headquartered in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

Viking Library System Governing Board Chair Wayne Runningen said “We are very pleased to announce this appointment. Erin’s dedication to providing Public Library services to her community will continue in her new role of providing services and support to the entire region that the Viking Library System serves. ”

Smith received her undergraduate degree in English Secondary Education from Minnesota State University Moorhead and her Masters of Library Science Degree from Clarion University in Clarion, Pennsylvania. Smith has served as the Director of FFPL for 8 years. Prior to becoming the director of FFPL, she served as a Children’s Librarian with the Fargo Public Library in Fargo, ND and as the Children’s Librarian for FFPL for four years.

The previous director of the Viking Library System, Gerri Moeller, left for a position with Minitex, an information and resource sharing program of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota Libraries, located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Smith is expected to assume her duties as VLS System Administrator at the end of July.

Viking Library System is a federated regional public library system providing professional support for 11 member libraries and serves the counties of Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens and Traverse in west central Minnesota.