Beverly Simmons Named Permanent BH Library DirectorBy Courier Staff Writer
The Beverly Hills Community Services Department has appointed Beverly Simmons as director of the BH Public Library.
For the past six months, Simmons has served as interim director, overseeing increased programs including celebrating milestones like the library’s 75th anniversary. Until accepting the appointment, she was an independent consultant, working with local governments to help improve public library services.
Her background included executive recruitment, management audits, planning projects, needs assessments and staff development programs for libraries all over the west coast and southern cities.
Simmons served as director of the Sunnyvale Public Library from 1986 to 1995. During part of that time, she directed that city’s information technology department in addition to its bibrary. She also held library directorships in Fall River and Methuen, Massachusetts, and spent five years with the North Carolina State Library.
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