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SLC Library Starts New Director Search

The Salt Lake City Library has started a nationwide search for a new executive director, following Beth Elder’s resignation last fall. Transitional Director Linda Hamilton is helping with the process.

(KCPW News) The Salt Lake City Library has started a nationwide search for a new executive director, following Beth Elder’s resignation last fall. Transitional Director Linda Hamilton is helping with the process.

“We’re looking for somebody who’s a strategic thinker, an effective communicator, a relationship builder, an innovator, a collaborator and a manager,” she says.

An initial phone interview will be done between the most qualified applicants and the library board selection committee, along with Hamilton and two library managers.

Up to five applicants will then be invited to interview with a panel of library managers and the full board in person. Hamilton says there’s a lot of employee involvement in the process.

“We want them to have buy-in to whomever is actually selected for this position, and in addition to that, we value and respect their ideas and what they think makes a good leader,” says Hamilton.

The opening for the position will close July 30th. Hamilton hopes an offer will be made in September or October. More information is available on the library’s director search website.

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