A colleague, library leader and mentor died yesterday, poignantly reminding me of the power that a legacy can leave behind.
During Carol Myers' tenure at PLCMC, the last several of which she served as Interium Library Director and Assistant Director, she built a lasting legacy that is viewable in almost every single one of PLCMC's twenty-four locations. For nearly two decades, she was not only instramental in designing almost every new or remodeled branch (roughly 1.2 new locations/year), but also had a hand in hiring almost every branch manager in our system.
Carol retired early just this past May to spend more time on personal passions. But to those of us that had worked with her over the last 33 years here at PLCMC (myself, for 12) we also knew that PLCMC and public library services hovered high at the top of that list.
As you might guess we are still in shock here at PLCMC, but are grateful for her leadership and legacy.