Posted by Rick Taylor on Jun 08, 2018
Topic:  "You Have the Right Not to Read"
Jean Duncan McFarren, Interim Executive Director, Stark County District Library will be our featured speaker this Friday.

Jean brings a true passion for libraries and the impact they can have in our community to her position as Interim Executive Director.  Having dedicated her career to helping patrons access the information they need to improve their lives, Jean knows the value of connecting people with information.  She is determined to make sure that our community has a smart library that works for them.

A graduate of Walsh University, Jean received her master’s degree in Library Science from Kent State University.  Jean has worked as a reference librarian and library administrator in both Stark and Summit Counties.  She is a graduate of Leadership Stark County’s Signature Program and Government Academy, and was selected for both the 2014 American Library Association Leadership Institute and the 2017 Public Library Association’s Leadership Academy.  Jean lives in Stark County with her husband, Rick, and daughter, Abigail.  She serves as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of TomTod Ideas and is active in Women’s Impact Inc.