Library Appoints New Head Director

The Board of Trustees of the Guernsey County District Public Library is pleased to announce that Michael Limer has accepted the position of director. Limer will begin work at the library on March 19. He and his family plan to relocate to Guernsey County.

Limer has a Master of Science in Library Science, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, and is a certified Ohio public librarian. He has worked as a library director for over a decade and will be leaving his position as director of the Kaubisch Memorial Public Library in Fostoria, Ohio, to begin work at Guernsey County Library. His other experience includes serving as director of the Ada Public Library in Ada, Ohio.

He is active on many professional organizations and has served on the Ohio Digital Library Advisory Committee, the Northwest Regional Library System, the Serving Every Ohioan Advisory Committee, the Ohio Library Council. He is a member of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association.

Limer also finds time to contribute to his community through public service. He currently serves as a trustee for the Fostoria Community Foundation Board, the Fostoria City Schools Adult Basic Education Board, and the First Step Healthy Family Resource Center Board.

Limer knows what goes on in a library because he worked his way up the ladder—his first library responsibility was to reshelve books. He informed the Guernsey County Library board interview team that, “If it is a task in the library, I have done it [from talking] with state senators regarding library funding [to chatting] with toddlers about Thomas the Tank Engine.

Some of the skills and experience he brings to Guernsey County Public Library include developing positive, productive partnerships with local organizations, grant writing, levy campaign experience, and participation in web design.