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Public gets taste of candidate for PCPL director

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Grier Carson is a candidate for the PCPL director post that came open after Alice Greensburg's retirement after 12 years of service to the library.
The Putnam County Public Library has been on the search for a new director since Alice Greenburg, director of the library for the past 12 years, retired in August.

On Monday the public got the chance to listen to the ideas of a candidate for the job, Grier Carson.

Carson has been serving as director of academic technology and information sciences at Lake Forest Academy.

Lake Forest Academy is a boarding school in Illinois. Carson has been there for the past eight years and believes that he has done all that he can to help the school.

"It's a great job, why would I want to leave it," Carson said during the public forum. "But the time is right for me and my family."

Carson is being considered for the job as director to help lead the PCPL into the 21st century. With many ideas to incorporate the digital realm and the present library, Carson spoke of how to engage an audience that may have different needs.

He wants to help the library embrace the idea of "play." Carson said that play was something that was a way of learning for any age and not just young children.

Carson's idea is to help move the library in the 21st century will not be without its cost, but he believes the cost would be worth it to make sure the technology gap would not widen and leave the library obsolete.

Carson believes he can help PCPL achieve its goals. It wishes to help bring more people into the library and develop a better relationship with the community and schools.

More information on the new director search for the library will be available in later issues of the Banner Graphic.

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THANK YOU!PCL BOARD & STAFF...the public is lucky to have you working for the citizens of Putnam County.

-- Posted by Wait a minute on Thu, Nov 7, 2013, at 6:59 AM

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