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    Jefferson County Public Library Executive Director to Resign

    The Jefferson County Public Library View exit disclaimer policy page for links to third-party websites. (JCPL) Board of Trustees announced today that executive director Marcellus Turner has submitted a letter of resignation, effective July 15. Turner is leaving JCPL to become city librarian of Seattle Public Library.

    “Marcellus is a visionary leader who has helped us build one of the premiere library systems in the country,” said Linda Rockwell, chair of the library board of trustees. “While we hate to see him go, we wish him all the best in his new endeavors.”

    Turner joined JCPL in 2002 as director of library programs and services and was named to the executive director position in 2008. In his new position, Turner will oversee Seattle’s main library and 26 branch libraries.

    ”This was a very tough decision for me,” Turner noted. “Jefferson County is a wonderful community, and JCPL is one of the most innovative libraries I have ever worked with. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to work with such a supportive board and dedicated and professional employees, and I can't begin to express the joy that this job and library have given me.”

    Rockwell reported that the board of trustees will launch a nationwide search for a new executive director as quickly as possible.

    May 13, 2011

    Last Updated: 5-31-2013