Interim leader named for Eastern Shore Public Library

Janet Justis is the interim director of the Eastern Shore Public Library.

The Eastern Shore Public Library Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Janet Justis as interim library system director.  

Justis began administration upon the Dec. 31, 2022, retirement of Cara Burton, the former director.  Burton served as director for seven years.  

The trustees formed a search committee for a nationwide recruitment of a new library system director and expect to hire the new professional before the move to the new regional library in the spring.

Having grown up on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Justis said she is pleased to join the team of library staff, board members, and volunteers.  

Her most recent position was dean of learning resources at Eastern Shore Community College. She also worked at Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University.  

Justis has over 25 years experience in librarianship with 10 years experience as a library administrator. She earned her master’s degree in library science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

Justis will lead ESPL into the new year with a return to full library hours of operation in Accomac and readying for the move.  

For more information about the library and its services, call 757- 787-3400 or visit

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