Saturday, November 17, 2012

Gorham-MacBane Public Library: Director Resignation

In the event that you have not heard this by now, please allow me to pass along that Mary Schmidt, Library Director for our Gorham-MacBane Public Library has resigned.

Here is message from the Library Board of Trustees representative, James Marshall:

The Robertson County Library Board of Trustees has accepted the resignation of Library Director Mary Schmidt, effective November 9th, 2012. The former Library Director will be pursuing other job opportunities. The Library Board wishes her well in her future endeavors. Interim Director responsibilities will be assumed by Pat Bellar, Assistant Director until a new director is hired.
The Library Board is seeking a new vision for the planned future library expansion and services for the whole Robertson County community. Board of Trustees spokesman, James Marshall has stated that the board will begin their search for a qualified successor as soon as possible in their effort to both maintain current library capabilities while also advancing plans to meet the reading and study needs of a growing community.
The board’s goal is to find a suitable replacement who will provide the blend of leadership, motivation, and strategic planning required to continue moving towards the planned future construction of new library facilities.
The application process for a new director will be announced soon and public notice will be given upon completion of this search process.
For me personally, It has been a pleasure to serve on the Gorham-MacBane Public Library’s Board of Trustees through the Robertson County Commission.
I have gotten to know Mary over the last couple of years, and there are no peers to her love for our library. She certainly had our Library at heart, and was a tireless worker for our library. I certainly wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavors.