The current librarian for the State of Kansas will be taking over as the director of the Manhattan Public Library and the North Central Kansas Library System in time for New Years.
Eric Norris will succeed Linda Knupp, who is retiring at the end of the year. He will begin his duties in Manhattan in late December.
He has served as the state’s librarian since 2018 and was the director of the Hays Public Library for six years before that. The University of Kansas graduate holds a masters from Fort Hays State and one from Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Knupp has been the Manhattan Public Library director for 20 years.