Tom Merchant, Library Services Division Manager has announced his retirement effective in June 2012. While serving Lake County, Tom has accomplished numerous items during difficult economic times. The Cagan Crossings Community Library and the Joint Use facility between Lake Sumter Community College and Cooper Memorial Library were completed. The 2011-2016 Long Range Plan was developed and downloadable e-Books are now in place for patrons.
Tom states: "It has been a privilege and a pleasure to have served you as Assistant Library Services Director and Library Services Division Manager these last seven years. However, public librarianship is at the advent of the largest number of changes since the beginning of library automation, so it is time for me to pass the division leadership to someone full of energy and fully steeped in the latest technology. I wish all the best to you, the department and the Library Services Division."
Mr. Merchant will be missed!