City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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City Hires Library Director

Posted: April 1, 2021

During the February Board Meeting, the Library Board approved the hiring of Jillian Aschliman as the new Library Director for the Bettendorf Public Library. Jillian fills the position that was made available when Sue Sharp retired in February, 2021.

Over the last eight years, Jillian has served as the Director of the LeClaire Community Library and most recently at the Dewitt Community Library where she oversaw a $5.7 million renovation and expansion of the library facility.

Jillian is currently in the process of moving to Bettendorf with her husband, Neil Aschliman, Associate Professor of Biology at St. Ambrose University and their two dogs. Jillian loves to travel, collect vinyl records, work on hand embroidery projects and started to develop a passion for baking pies during COVID quarantine.

“I am incredibly honored to be selected as the Director of the Bettendorf Library and look forward to building upon the excellent services and programs the Library has to offer to the community.

Library Board President John Rabine adds, “We are very grateful to have found an outstanding applicant to become the Bettendorf Library Director. We are excited to move forward in a manner the community has grown accustom to”. Library Board members are looking forward to a team effort with Jillian, the new Bettendorf Public Library Director, and her experience to provide guidance serving as we continue the provision of high level library service and information access to the community.

Jillian began her duties on March 29, 2021.