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St. Charles Public Library appoints new director

Published: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 2:00 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 6:42 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library District Board of Trustees on Wednesday appointed its new director.

Trustees agreed to appoint Pam Leffler to the director position, which is being vacated by outgoing director Diana Brown, who officially retires Jan. 1.

“I’m excited and a little nervous,” Leffler said during the meeting. “I’ve got big shoes to fill.”

Leffler will replace Brown, who has worked in some capacity at the library for 39 years.

Board President Victoria Haines said four applicants were interviewed for the position, and interviews took place in late October. Leffler’s first day will be Jan. 2.

Haines said the board decided on Leffler “because she is a perfect fit for the goals and the policies of our library.”

Leffler, who lives in West Chicago, said her library career started at the Geneva Public Library District, and she later worked as assistant director of the Carol Stream Public Library. For the last year and a half, she has served as director of the Morton Grove Public Library.

She said she applied for the position because she lives in and has worked in the area, and said it was very appealing to be able to continue to be part of the area. She said the St. Charles Public Library District “has such a tradition of excellence,” which is another reason she was drawn to the position.

She said it’s a position she can see herself retiring from.

“I can’t wait to start,” she said. “I’m really excited.”

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