Chris Wick named library director

Clermont County Public Library’s Interim Director has been named the system’s tenth Director. The library’s Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Chris Wick to the position at its meeting on Dec. 9.

“I have spent more than a decade at CCPL. I love this library system and I am honored to serve as its leader,” Wick said. “We provide great resources and services to our community and I am committed to overseeing that the library continues to be a vibrant stakeholder in the county. We will continue to do what we do best while at the same time be looking to grow and adapt to our patrons’ ever-changing needs.”

Wick has 25 years of library experience, more than 10 of those at CCPL. She joined CCPL in 2002 and has held a variety of key leadership roles including Branch Manager in New Richmond, Amelia and Union Township, and Assistant Director.

Most recently, she’s served as the library’s Interim Director since August. During her time on the administrative team she’s overseen recent projects such as hiring an Information Systems Manager to lead the library’s technology department and a Facilities Manager to run operations and maintenance. Wick has named Leslie Jacobs, manager of the Doris Wood branch in Batavia, as Assistant Director. Jacobs will remain manager of the Doris Wood branch.

Wick sees a promising future for the library and is enthusiastic about upcoming endeavors such as a new video streaming service for patrons, which will debut early next year. “The Board is excited about working with Chris and we look forward to the many ideas she has for the system,” said Joe Braun, president of the Library Board of Trustees.

“Even in our fast-paced, technology-driven world, there is still a very important place for our library,” Wick said. “Our resources and services give people in Clermont County an opportunity to access a world of ideas, information and entertainment that informs, engages and inspires.”

Wick’s appointment to the position was effective starting Dec. 16.