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Library Board of Trustees Appoints Interim Director

December 12, 2023 — The Board of Trustees for the Springfield-Greene County Library has selected Jim Schmidt to serve as the Interim Library Director effective December 30. Jim brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, having served in various capacities within the library system for many years. During this interim period, Jim will work closely with the staff to maintain the high standards of service and programming that the community has come to expect from the district. Jim will also be available to assist the Board of Trustees during the search process.  

“I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees and Library staff to create continuity and enhance communication as the search for a new Executive Director progresses. The hope is to create stability so the Board can find the right candidate for the residents of Greene County,” said Schmidt.

Rachael Morrow, President of the Board of Trustees, added, “Jim has served the library well in many capacities over the years, and we are thankful for his leadership for this interim period.  We know he will provide the necessary expertise to ensure a seamless continuity of service for all library patrons and a steady hand for our staff during this time of transition.  The Board has begun its search, and it is good to know the library operations are in good hands until the right candidate can be hired to serve the citizens of Springfield and Greene County.”


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