Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Marathon County Public Library Director Phyllis Christensen Announces Her Retirement

Link to September 21 Wausau Daily Herald, "Library director retires suddenly".

Excerpt: The director of the Marathon County Public Library announced Monday she will retire in January amid apparent calls by employees for her resignation.

Phyllis Christensen, 65, did not cite a reason for her departure in a letter read Monday during the Marathon County Public Library Board of Trustees meeting by its president, Tim Gierl.

"It is a privilege to work for the Marathon County Public Library, and I appreciate the opportunities for professional development that have been provided me over the years," Christensen wrote in the letter.

Christensen will serve as director through Jan. 8, and the board's three-member personnel committee will begin the search for a new director within 10 days, Gierl said. He said the county hopes to find a new director prior to Christensen's retirement.

The Marathon County Public Library system has nine branches: the headquarters in Wausau and eight branches in other areas of the county. It serves more than 130,000 people, according to the 2008 census estimate, and more than 75,000 county residents are card holders. As director, Christensen was in charge of about 49 employees

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