BY BOB LATTA
RECORD SPORTS EDITOR
At its July meeting recently, library director Cari Cusick announced that it is time for the next chapter in her life.
Cusick is stepping down as director of Hesston Public Library to spend more time with her daughter, who was born in March.
The board accepted the resignation with regret, but board members also wished her well in this next season of her life as a parent.
“It has been such a privilege to work in such a beautiful library in such a wonderful community,” Cusick said. “I will miss it terribly, but this is the best choice for my family right now.”
Cusick began her tenure in November, 2009. Some of the projects that have been completed during her time as director include the move to the new library in November, 2010, the upgrade of the library software in late 2012, and the addition of downloadable e-books and audiobooks to the collection in spring of 2012.
“The people of Hesston are fortunate to have such a great library, and the library is fortunate to have such a supportive, progressive community to serve,” Cusick said.
The library Board of Trustees is forming a search committee to hire a new director. No definite time-line has been set. Cusick will continue to help oversee library operations until a new director is chosen.
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