The Camden Public Library Trustees recently honored outgoing President Jeff Colquhoun for his years of service. Colquhoun served on the library board for five years, the last three years as president. He served with distinction during a period of transition and great accomplishment, and will continue serving as a member of the board.

“Jeff brought to the board a sense of objectivity, confidence and calmness during board discussions that set a path for the future,” said board member and incoming President Rusty Brace, in a news release. “During Jeff’s tenure, a new library director was selected, who succeeded the former director of 20 years who retired. At the same time, Jeff recognized the organizational requirement for a deputy director. Jeff saw these two positions as providing a firm foundation for continuing the library’s preeminent position in the state of Maine.”

Colquhoun also served on the History Center board during the transition to┬áthe Walsh History Center at the Camden Public Library. Colquhoun also contributed to the publishing of “Where the Mountains Meet the Sea,” a history of the last 100 years in Camden.

While president, Colquhoun directed the creation of the Millay Society, which has become the cornerstone of successful fundraising campaigns within the library, Brace said.

“The board of trustees, director, deputy director, and entire staff as well as the community thank Jeff for his dedication and inspiration toward making the library’s four-star national rating a new standard of achievement,” Brace said.