Geneva library aims to hire director’s adviser

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – The Geneva Library board has set a special meeting to 7 p.m. today at 127 James St., to consider hiring a temporary library consultant and to discuss criteria for potential sites for a new library.

A previous special meeting was canceled because of extreme weather, officials said.

The consultant or director’s adviser will be someone with library director experience but not be part of this library, library director Matt Teske said in an email.

“The director’s adviser can approach our library with a fresh set of eyes to help our organization take stock of what we are currently doing and suggest ways to improve our services, operations and perhaps even our building functionality,” Teske said.

The board will meet first in closed session. Then in open session, it is expected to approve the appointment of a temporary director’s adviser as a consultant.

Library officials are considering other sites to locate a new library. Officials dropped plans to purchase the Cetron property at Hamilton and Richards streets because of environmental and other concerns regarding the property.

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