The Library Director Search Committee and the Library Board of Trustees are pleased to announce the Board’s unanimous decision to select Mr. William Martino as the new Director of the Clark County Public Library, effective May 14th, 2018.

Most recently, Mr. Martino served as the Director of the Holmes County District Public Library from February 2011 to May 2018. Prior to that he was Executive Director of the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System, Director of Minerva Public Library and an Assistant Director at the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County.

In addition to his work with libraries, Martino has also taught classes in History at Kent State University, beginning in the early 90s to May 2018.

A native of Canton, Ohio, Mr. Martino received his undergraduate degree from Hiram College with a double major in History and German, his MA from Akron University with a degree in History and his MLS from Kent State University. Upon completion of his undergraduate and graduate degrees, Martino started his library career at the Stark County District Library in the Technical Services Department.

Married with three children, Martino said that he is “excited about moving to Springfield and getting to know the community.”

According to Lisa Henry, Library Board of Trustees President:

“On behalf of the Clark County Public Library Board of Trustees, I am pleased to welcome William Martino as the new Director of our library.  Bill brings a wealth of experience and expertise in his field and will be an asset to CCPL as we further our mission of providing free and equal access to information through exceptional customer service to meet the intellectual and recreational needs of the community.”

Both the Library Director Search Committee and the Library Board of Trustees were instrumental in the selection of Mr. Martino as the Clark County Public Library’s new Director.