New library head: Youth Coordinator hired for new post

A new director is set to take over the county library system after Auglaize County Public District Library Board of Trustees reached a decision.
Beth Steiner, who has served as the youth services coordinator for the last five years, replaces Jo Derryberry, who retired in September.
Steiner, a native of Auglaize County, has a master of science degree in library science from Clarion University, a master of arts in organizational management from Bluffton University and a bachelor of business administration/marketing from the University of Toledo.
Dana Webb, the board’s fiscal officer, had been serving as the interim director since September and was serving in both capacities.
Board members reviewed 30 applicants for the job and had hired Corbus
Library Consultants out of Highland Heights to assist in finding a new director.
Corbus prescreened all 30 candidates and participated in five finalist interviews with the board and staff.
The library was closed on Wednesday and no one could be reached for further information on the board’s hiring.