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Wadsworth selects new library director

By Beau Dusz
Special to the Beacon Journal

WADSWORTH: Trustees on Monday named a new director of the Wadsworth Ella M. Everhard Public Library.

Daniel Slife was chosen from a field of 50 candidates, the board said in a news release. He will begin in his new role at the 31,000-square-foot facility Oct. 7.

Slife succeeds C. Allen Nichols, who resigned May 31 after 16 years as the library’s director to become executive director of the Akron Bar Association.

Presently director of Huron Public Library in Erie County, Slife also has served as supervisor in the Adult and Electronic Service Department at Lakewood Public Library.

Slife holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Kent State University and an undergraduate degree in urban studies from Cleveland State University.

His background includes being active in civic affairs and volunteering. He and his wife have one child and expect to move to Wadsworth soon.

According to the library’s website, the director administers all library activities, including planning, budgeting, personnel, public relations, facilities, maintenance, collection development and evaluation of library services.

Voters approved a 1-mill, five-year levy to support the library last year.



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