Library Director Finalists

Library Director Finalists

Douglas County Libraries Announces Library Director Finalists

Media Contacts:

Amber DeBerry, Associate Director of Community Relations, 303-688-7641

Nanci Marr, Marketing and Communications Specialist, 303-688-7642

January 28, 2014 (Castle Rock, CO)—Douglas County Libraries (DCL) has announced two finalists for its open library director position.

The finalists are:

  • David Farnan, Associate Director of Community Services, Douglas County Libraries (Douglas County, Colo.)
  • Robert Pasicznyuk, Director, Cedar Rapids Public Library (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)

The personnel committee, comprised of four board members and chaired by library trustee Demetria Heath, is directing the process to find and hire a new library director. The committee, including members of DCL’s human resources department and the full board, began a national search for candidates in October. They considered several candidates; four visited Douglas County Libraries for a round of interviews that took place last week.

“The board is committed to finding a dedicated and visionary leader for Douglas County Libraries,” Heath said. “We have great optimism and confidence in the process we will be following.”

The two finalists will undergo further interviews in the next few weeks.

Douglas County Libraries posted the director position in October, 2013, following the retirement of Jamie LaRue, who left the district after 23 years of public service to pursue other interests.

More about the finalists:

David Farnan

Farnan has been the associate director of community services at DCL since 2008. Previously, he served as the adult services coordinator and the public services supervisor (adult services) for the Cleveland Heights–University Heights Public Library system (2001-2008). He currently serves on the Colorado Association of Libraries Executive Council and the Board of the Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC).

Robert Pasicznyuk

Pasicznyuk has been the director of the Cedar Rapids Public Library since 2009. Previously, he was an associate director of information technology at DCL (2004-2009). He was also the information technology officer and systems analyst/internet developer at Pikes Peak Library District (1997-2004). He served as an adjunct faculty member at the Library and Information Science School, University of Denver, 1996-2009.


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