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Spades Park Branch Manager Named

July 9, 2012

Rodney FreemanA former Indianapolis Library assistant and digital projects coordinator has been appointed Manager of the Spades Park Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library, 1801 Nowland Avenue.

Rodney Freeman, Jr. returns to head one of the two remaining Carnegie libraries in Indianapolis following a 15-month stint as a branch manager with the St. Louis, Mo. Public Library. From 2009-2011, while receiving a Masters of Library Science from IUPUI, Freeman served as a library assistant at the Lawrence Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library and intern for digital projects highlighted by the digitization of images of the historic English Opera House as part of the Library's expanding digital collection. He also participated on the Johnson County Public Library's digital project's team.

"Being able to show patrons the importance of obtaining a library card, how it can help to open up a wide range of opportunities through recreational reading, and how a library card can provide adults with the tools to obtain the information they need to improve both their personal and professional situation is both rewarding and gratifying," said Freeman.

Since 2009, Freeman has supplemented his Library work by serving as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Book Festival.

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