Thursday, March 12, 2009

Lancaster Public Library (Duke Street) director resigns

NewsLanc has confirmed the resignation of Debra Rosser-Hogben the Executive Director of the Lancaster Public Library (Duke Street), which is not to be confused with the Library System.

John McGrann, President of the Board, confirmed that Rosser-Hogben's last date will be April 3rd. He said that the board is currently in the process of determining what their next steps will be, and it is too premature to comment on plans for a new executive director.

Rosser-Hogben had made a significant contribution to the planning for the aborted remodeling and expansion of the Duke Street facility, although not necessarily an advocate for proceeding at this time. Of course, the decision lay with the Board.

An able administrator, Rosser-Hogben had little background or success in overseeing fund raising. Weight may be given to finding a candidate with strength in that area in selecting a successor.

Earlier this year Karen Haley Field stepped down as president when the board rejected plans to move ahead with the remodeling project. She remains on the board as treasurer.

Subsequently, representatives of Lancaster General Hospital and Fulton Bank became board members, strengthening the boards experience and ties to the community.