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Indianapolis library narrows CEO search to two

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The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library announced on Wednesday afternoon that two candidates, including a City-County Councilor, have emerged as finalists for the library’s CEO position.

Councilor Jackie Nytes, a former associate director of the library, and Tom Sloan, associate executive director of Reaching Across Illinois Library System in suburban Chicago Burr Ridge, have been selected from a field of seven applicants. The library whittled the number from an initial list of 22.

A new CEO should be named by November, said Dan Bradbury, managing partner of Bradbury Associates Inc. in Indianapolis, which is conducting the search.

The public will have the opportunity to question the two finalists at a forum set for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.

Current CEO Laura Bramble announced plans in May to retire at the end of the year.

The library system operates 23 branches and has a budget of more than $38 million. More than 5 million patrons annually visit the local libraries.

 

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  • Clueless
    Previous poster clueless: Nytes is going off council at end of year anyway, which is a loss since she's one of the good ones.
  • Hatch Act
    Isn't it illegal to be in charge of the library and part of the body of people who vote on the library's funding at the same time? The city-county council is full of grift on both sides.
  • Done Deal
    This is a done deal. In exchange for Nytes supplying the necessary Democratic vote to get Ballard's various programs through, she now gets appointed to the library board.

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