Taylorville Library is getting a new director and one with big ideas to help the community be more well informed. Steven Ward, an Academic Librarian for the last 2 years will begin his tenure as Taylorville’s new Library Director this Saturday.
Ward spoke with Regional Radio News and says obtaining this job is fulfilling a lifelong dream.
Ward knows the transition from Academic Librarian to director of a community library will require much learning, but it’s a task he is willing to take head-on.
The Taylorville Library is currently running a summer reading program for kids but Ward has a few ideas he would like to implement right away to better the library’s relationship with the community.
Ward was a Faculty Librarian most recently with the University of Illinois-Springfield for the last 13 months.