The Morrisson-Reeves Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Dena Little will serve as its next Library Director. “Dena’s depth and breadth of library experience, strong communication skills, knowledge of and approach to DEIA, approachability, and professionalism are among her many strengths,” expresses Board President Jennifer Lewis. She adds, “Dena will begin her leadership role at MRL in early December as Paris Pegg retires after ten years of dedicated service at MRL.”
Dena comes to Morrisson-Reeves Library from the Arlington Public Library in Virginia, where she served in leadership roles for the past five years, most recently as Assistant Division Chief. She also has experience in Ohio Public Library systems. Her strengths include project management, staff development, analytical evaluation, strategic and outcomes planning, and analytical evaluation.
Dena brings a lifetime of library service and leadership with her. She believes in leading with transparency, is inquisitive, and thrives on learning and sharing new technology and ideas. She believes that library leadership and service begin with people. With that foundation, Dena remains steady on her focus to serve the community and lead her team by fostering collaborative leadership and lateral thinking.
Dena and her family have experienced the wonderful aspects of the Richmond/Wayne County community and are eager to acclimate to their new hometown.