Alum Simons ’98 is new Brown County Library Director
A UW-Green Bay alumnus has been named the new director of the Brown County Library. Brian Simons ’98 is a Green Bay native who has served as Library Director of the Verona Public Library since 2008. Simons was featured in the fall 2013 issue of UW-Green Bay’s Inside magazine after the Verona library was named Wisconsin Library of the Year (a year after our own Cofrin Library was so honored). “To be a librarian, you need to be thoughtful and organized, sure, but you really need to be creative,” Simons told Inside. “You need to think in a different way to come up with answers that aren’t always right there on the surface. It requires multifaceted abilities … and that’s what UWGB emphasizes.” Simons will begin his new duties March 2. Read the Inside story featuring Simons (he’s on page 23).