Wednesday, October 2, 2019
In the regular monthly meeting, the Goshen County Library Board accepted the resignation of Joan Brinkley, Library Director, effective October 2, 2019.
Brinkley was hired as the Library Director in August 2015.
In further action, the Board named Mike Durfee as Interim Director.
According to Board President, Ellen Creagar, “we met immediately with the staff and reassured them that we will move forward in finding a new Library Director. In the meantime, Mike (Durfee) brings the skill set we need for the interim. He is a proven administrator, very organized and positive, and a man who approaches tasks with integrity. The Board is confident that Mike will provide a smooth transition period for the public and staff.”
The Board also discussed the upcoming Book Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library. “The Friends have worked incredibly hard, putting in countless hours to sort and display all the books donated. We are very grateful for their efforts, for the donations from the community and also very excited for the public to be able to purchase current and classic titles in all genres,” says Creagar.
The Book Sale runs Saturday, October 5 through Saturday, October 19 (excluding Sundays) in the Foundation’s Activity Center at 2017 East A Street.
Questions about the Library should be directed to Mike Durfee at the Library. Questions about the Library Board or the Foundation Board should be directed to Ellen Creagar, by leaving a message at the Library.