The Mount Clemens Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Brandon B. Bowman to the position of Library Director, effective July 2, 2018. Mr. Bowman succeeds Donald E. Worrell, Jr., who will retire from the library at the end of June after 45 years of exemplary service to the Mount Clemens community.
Mr. Bowman has served most recently as the director of the Oak Park Public Library, and has earlier professional experience as a Youth Services Librarian at Chesterfield Township Library and as a media specialist with Almont Community Schools. He holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in public history from Western Michigan University. Mr. Bowman began his career as an intern at the Western Michigan University Archives and Regional History Collection (now known as the Zhang Legacy Center). He is also one of the founders of the Oak Park Historical Society.
“I’m really looking forward to coming to Mount Clemens,” Mr. Bowman says. “It’s a community with rich history and wonderful people, and I can’t wait to start to meet and interact with everyone there. In essence, it really will be like coming home, since I grew up not far from there in the thumb area, and have many fond memories of the city from my youth. The library in Mount Clemens does some really amazing things, and I’m looking forward to integrating myself into the community and becoming not just an advocate for the library, but the city as a whole. There seems to be such a wonderful synergy between the schools, the city and the library and it’s fantastic to be able to be part of that type of situation.”
Mr. Bowman is married and has five children. He describes himself as a huge football fan, having played and coached the game at the high school level. He is an active community volunteer in his home town, and looks forward to announcing youth football games this fall.
He’s also filled with enthusiasm for his new role at Mount Clemens Public Library. “Don has done an amazing job and left me with a wonderful position to start from, for which I can’t thank him enough,” he says. “Through his and the library staff’s hard work, there are such amazing opportunities available to us, and I can’t wait to get the community input and see what things we can cook up to keep the ball rolling.”