Kevin Enns-Rempel appointed director of Hiebert Library
Kevin Enns-Rempel has been appointed permanent director of Hiebert Library. The FPU Board of Trustees made the decision at its regular meetings March 2-3.
Enns-Rempel has served as interim director since 2010. Among the initiatives the library has made during that time is implementing the Encore library discovery system, which makes it easier for library users to find both print and online resources.
“As the university expands its reach up and down the Valley, the work of the library is becoming even more important as a part of the university’s academic program,” said President D. Merrill Ewert. “Kevin will carry out this new assignment with the same quality and class he displayed as an historian and archivist.”
Enns-Rempel has been archivist for the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, located in Hiebert Library, since 1984. He has also taught history at FPU since 1993. His B.A. earned his from Fresno Pacific in 1982 and his M.A. is from the University of California, Riverside, in 1984.
Among Enns-Rempel’s publications are two books he co-edited: Architecture, Ethnicity and Historic Landscapes of California’s San Joaquin Valley (City of Fresno Planning and Development Department, 2008), winner of the 2008 Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation and 2009 California Governor’s Preservation Award, and For Everything a Season: Mennonite Brethren in North America, 1874-2002 (Kindred Productions, 2002). His community work includes service on the City of Fresno Historic Preservation Commission from 1996 to 2009 and the board of the Fresno Audubon Society from 1999 to 2009.