Category: Library News

Public Engages with Library Director Finalists

On July 7, nearly fifty people filled Council Chambers to hear the Library Director finalists make presentations and answer questions about why they are best suited for the job.  The two finalists are Cynthia Fesemyer (Director, Columbus Public Library, Columbus, WI) and Donna Pittman (Interim Director and Development Director, Champaign Public Library). The event was televised […]

Meet the Champaign Public Library Director Finalists on July 7

  The Library Board of Trustees reminds the public of their opportunity to meet the candidates for the Library Director position at a special event on July 7, 2016. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil St., Champaign). The community is invited to attend […]

Public Invited to Meet the Library Director Finalists

Media Contact: Martin Wolske, President, Library Board of Trustees  | 217-840-7434 | Martin.Wolske@gmail.com The Library Board of Trustees invites the community to meet the three remaining candidates for Champaign’s Library Director position at a special public event on July 7, 2016.  The event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Champaign City Building (102 N Neil Street, Champaign) and the public […]

Celebrate National Library Week – Explore Your Star Library!

In celebration of National Library Week (April 9-16, 2016), the Champaign Public Library encourages community members to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its most recent four-star designation in November 2015 places it among the top 3% of public […]

Champaign Public Library Director Search Reopened

The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees announced today they have reopened their search for a new Library Director.  Applications can be completed on the City of Champaign’s website.  Applications will be accepted through May 15, 2016.  “Though our last recruitment didn’t result in filling this critical position, the process and accompanying input from all […]

Library Director Finalists Participate in Community Forum

On January 14, 2016, more than 100 people filled Council Chambers to hear the four Library Director finalists answer questions and explain why they are best suited for the job.  The finalists are: Linda Lyshol, Rick Meyer, Elaina Norlin, and Denise Raleigh.  The event was televised live on CGTV and live streamed on CGTV Online. […]

Public Invited to Meet Library Director Finalists at Community Forum

“Your Next Library Director”: Meet-the-Candidates Community Forum January 14 The Library Board of Trustees has selected four finalists for the Library Director position, all of whom will be in Champaign next week for interviews and to meet community members. The community forum will be held Thursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m., in the Champaign City […]

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director

News Advisory: Search Underway for New Champaign Library Director – Public Forum on September 28th to Gather Community Input The Champaign Public Library Board of Trustees (Board) has begun the process of selecting a new Library Director. On June 23, 2015, Library Director Marsha Grove announced her plans to retire on January 30, 2016. The […]

News Release: Champaign Library Director Announces Retirement

Library Director Marsha Grove has notified the Library Board of Trustees of her plans to retire effective January 30, 2016. On making her announcement, Ms. Grove said, “It has been a privilege and honor to be the Library Director at the Champaign Public Library since 2003. Through the planning and opening of the amazing new Main Library and […]

Celebrate National Library Week ▪ Explore Your Star Library

In celebration of National Library Week (April 12-18), community members are encouraged to “explore your star library” and discover the valuable resources it offers. The Champaign Public Library has been awarded “star library” status by Library Journal since 2008. Its recent four-star designation places it among the top 3% of public libraries nationwide. The celebration […]