Librarian to oversee film, video repository



MOUNT DESERT — Northeast Harbor Librarian Brook Ewing Minner will be leaving the institution to head up Northeast Historic Film (NHF), the nonprofit archival film organization that runs the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport.

In March, Ewing Minner will take the reins from Weiss, who announced his retirement in September.

Ewing Minner, who has a master’s degree in library science, became director of the Northeast Harbor Library in 2011.

Richard Rosen, president of the NHF Board, said he and his fellow board members were “thrilled that Brook will lead Northeast Historic Film at this pivotal moment for moving images and culture.”

Ewing Minner is a member of the Maine InfoNet Board and has been honored as an American Library Association Emerging Leader, according to the release.

She graduated from Agnes Scott College in Georgia with a degree in history, and from Southern Connecticut State University with a library science master’s. She now lives with her husband, Mark Eastman, and their daughter in Ellsworth.

“It’s a great honor to follow David Weiss, who developed Northeast Historic Film from an idea to a leading regional moving image archives,” Ewing Minner said.

Founded in 1986, NHF operates a three-story cold storage facility behind the Alamo Theatre. It’s the only such facility in northern New England. With more than 10 million feet of film and 10,000 hours of footage, the organization’s mission is to care for the moving image heritage of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

Charles Eichacker

Charles Eichacker

Reporter at The Ellsworth American
Charles Eichacker covers the towns of Bucksport, Orland, Castine, Verona Island, Penobscot, Brooksville and Dedham. When not working on stories, he likes books, beer and the outdoors. [email protected]

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