The Johnson City Public Library would like to announce that Gina Thayer-Coleman will be working as the interim director until a national search for a new permanent director is concluded. Our former director, Robin Westphal, announced in early March that she accepted a position to become the State Librarian of Missouri. Her last day was March 30. Westphal said of her time at JCPL, “It was a privilege to work with a such a talented and community minded group of people. Every member of the staff is so incredibly talented and work very hard to fulfill the library’s mission and goals.”
Gina Thayer-Coleman was selected as the interim director by the JCPL board of directors March 27. She started in the position March 31. Gina is the Circulation Manager at JCPL, a position she has held for almost 35 years. Gina says, “I felt like it was a good time for me to help get us through this transition period. We have a strong staff, and we don’t anticipate any changes. I’m just keeping things going until the next person comes in.” The library expects the new director search to conclude late summer.