Wadsworth Library’s Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator Janet Griffing is next up for the celebrating one year series.
The library is in the hunt for new leadership as former director C. Allen Nichols retired late last month. Griffing says that main focus of the library will be filling that position with the right candidate, along with getting he or she acclimated to the role.
Take a look at what else is in store for the library, according to Griffing:
Q) What’s in store for the library within the next year?
A) Our former director, C. Allen Nichols, retired on May 31, so the very first thing we'll be undertaking within the next year is the search for his replacement. The library's board of trustees has hired a well-known search consultant who will guide us through the process.
Much of our time will be spent acclimating the new director to the Wadsworth Public Library and the community; looking at the strategic planning process and what changes we should be considering to make us as responsive to community needs as possible; and continuing to provide the kinds of services and programs that our customers have come to expect from us.
Q) How does the community influence what services and or activities are offered at the library?
A) The staff members who work directly with customers at the reference desks know what kinds of questions arise and can suggest programs and services that we can provide in response. We are committed to answering local needs, whether by providing programs to help prepare pre- and early readers for kindergarten or helping unravel the mysteries of new technologies by offering workshops to those with questions.
We are always open to suggestions for programming and for purchases of materials that people would like to see. Stop at the first floor reference desk for a title request card; if you have an idea for a program or event, you may share it with one of our librarians or fill out a suggestion form at the customer service desk.