The Ann Arbor District Library Board and staff acknowledge with sadness the passing of former Library Director and Board Member Gene Wilson.
Gene served as Director of the Ann Arbor Public Library from 1977 to 1983 and later served the community on the first elected Board of the newly formed Ann Arbor District Library. He remained on the AADL Board for four years, from July, 1996 - June, 2000.
Gene's career began at the Library in 1951 when he joined the Ann Arbor Public Library staff as a reference librarian. Prior to his appointment as Library Director, he held positions as Head of the Reference Department and Assistant Director.
We deeply regret his passing and offer our sincere condolences to his family. We admire and appreciate Gene's hard work and many years of dedication and service to the Ann Arbor community.
You can read articles from the Ann Arbor News about Gene's time at the library over on Old News.