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Library Director Welcome Reception

Jan Figa

Tuesday, April 24th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Please join us in the Community Room to welcome Dr. Jan Figa as our new Library Director. Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served, and all are welcome!

After a nationwide search for the position of Director at the Fremont Area District Library, the Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the role will be filled by Dr. Jan Figa. Figa’s background includes leadership roles in academic libraries, with his most recent position being the Library Director at Illinois College. The Fremont Library will welcome him on his start date of April 2nd, 2018. The following is an introduction from Jan to our community:

I grew up in a village of about 700 in Denmark to parents who were unable to go past 7th grade in school because of WWII. After a long day at work my father would come home and put newspapers and magazines on the floor for me, and  I would promptly use small scissors to cut out stories and articles, and sort them by my own categorization scheme — yes, a kid already trying to be a librarian...organizing information for access and retrieval. Fast forward some years with a few science degrees and I came full circle with a degree in librarianship. So, you might say that I have a scientist mind and a humanist heart. 

It has been my privilege to serve library users in various libraries in settings small and large, each with opportunities to make an impact as an individual and as a library team. When I first visited Fremont Area District Library I was amazed at its beauty, layout, and its library staff. My wife and I have lived in the Fruitport area since 2004, and I look forward to engaging with folks in Fremont and the surrounding communities to make the library even better.

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