Wayland alum named director of Lubbock Public Libraries

PLAINVIEW – Hannah Stewart, who holds two degrees from Wayland Baptist University, is the new Director of Lubbock Public Libraries.

Stewart, who has been serving as branch manager at Groves Library and interim branch manager at Godeke Library, earned a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2009 and a Master of Arts in English in 2014 from Wayland. She also holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University. Stewart started her library career in the Lubbock Public Library system and recently moved back to Lubbock after serving as the assistant director of the Billings Public Library. She previously held the position as Youth Services Manager with the Yuma County Library District.

“Libraries play a vital role in our society by providing equal learning opportunities and resources to patrons from all walks of life,” said Stewart. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve the communities of Lubbock in this position and to guide the library system as we work together to meet present needs and provide evolving services in the future.”