POMEROY — Chelsea Smith of Syracuse has been named the new assistant director of the Meigs County Public Library System which has libraries in Pomeroy, Middleport, Racine, and the Eastern Local School District.
Smith will serve under Kristi Eblin who has been director of the Library System in Meigs County since 1995. She fills the position vacated by Olita Heighton who retired this month after 30 years of employment in the Pomeroy Library.
Smith has had extensive service in library work having been employed in the Meigs County system since 2007. She is a graduate of Southern High School, attended the University of Rio Grande, graduating from there in 2010, and Kent State University receiving a degree in library science from there in 2013.
Her work in the new position at the library will include managing library operations in the absence of Eblin, which includes supervision of circulation and processing personnel and working with the collection development supervisor in choosing, purchasing and disposing of adult library materials in accordance with the library’s established collection development policy.
In addition she will work with the children’s services supervisor in selecting juvenile materials and will direct the efforts of other library staff members who work on adult programming such as the book club, the adult summer reading program, the annual quilt show, visits from authors, and promotion of library program through local sources and through the library’s website and social media outlets.
An emphasis will continue to be on keeping informed of developments and participating in activities of professional and community organizations.