LEWISTON After 11 years as the Mountain View School District 244 librarian, Lynn Johnson will be shelving her last books for the district.
Johnson was recently hired as the Lewiston Library director by the Lewiston Library Board of Trustees. Her first day on the job will be Jan. 14, 2019.
“I am excited about this new opportunity, but it is a little bittersweet for me, as this is the district I grew up in and I will truly miss the students, my library team, the staff, the administrators and school board that has been so supportive of our library programs over the last 11 years,” Johnson said last week.
“We are excited to have someone with Lynn’s qualifications coming onboard,” Library Board Chair Wayne Hollingshead said in a Dec. 5 press release. “She has extensive experience and a lot of enthusiasm. We are looking forward to her leadership.”
Johnson received her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Idaho, her School Library Media endorsement from the University of Montana and University of Montana Western, and completed her Masters of Educational Technology at Boise State University. In the local library community, she serves as a member of the Valnet Library Consortium Board. She has been an elementary school teacher in Idaho and Montana.
Johnson is a member of the second cohort of Lilead Fellows, a national fellowship for the development of leadership in school librarians. As the facilitator of the MVSD leadership team, she works with administrators and teachers to improve student achievement.
Outside of the school library, Johnson enjoys outdoor adventures with family and friends. She is also a member of the Lewis County Fair Board.