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Romeo District Library Announces Search for New Director

Romeo District Library Executive Director John McNaughton has accepted a new role as director of Grand Rapids Public Library effective mid-April.
The board of trustees held a special meeting in March to review and approve the process to find McNaughton’s successor, engaging Kent District Library to conduct the recruitment and coordinate candidate evaluation and selection.
“Kent District Library has significant experience helping other library systems across the country with strategic planning and leadership recruiting,” said Elizabeth Miller, president of the Romeo District Library Board of Trustees. “The objective is to identify and consider top candidates throughout the country who can not only hit the ground running as our new library director, but to help take the library to greater levels of service and value for the people of Romeo. Kent District Library’s national stature and relationships will be invaluable to us.”
Miller added, “While our hearts are sad to see John leave RDL, we have had a productive 4 years. We wish John and his family much success at Grand Rapids Public Library”.
Interested candidates should refer to the employment posting and application process in the library’s website at
The Romeo District Library has served the village of Romeo, Bruce Township and Washington Township since 1900. The library’s mission is to provide services to the community that educate, enrich and entertain.