Jack of All Trades Lands at Mt. Pleasant Library; A Love of Books, a Skill Set of Marketing, Fundraising and Event Coordination, along with an Outgoing Personality, All Helped Mary Kaufman Land Her New Position as Mt. Pleasant Public Library Director. [Derived Headline]

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Jack of All Trades Lands at Mt. Pleasant Library; A Love of Books, a Skill Set of Marketing, Fundraising and Event Coordination, along with an Outgoing Personality, All Helped Mary Kaufman Land Her New Position as Mt. Pleasant Public Library Director. [Derived Headline]


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A love of books, a skill set of marketing, fundraising and event coordination, along with an outgoing personality, all helped Mary Kaufman land her new position as Mt. Pleasant Public Library director.

Hired late last year, she is considering ways to make the Church Street facility more user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.

"I am very lucky to have a terrific staff and a very strong, engaged board. I see nothing but potential here," she says.

Kaufman brings a range of experience, from positions in hospital communications and newspaper editing to working for the Norwin and Scottdale public libraries. She is pursuing her master's degree in library science, a position mandate.

The library's calendar includes story hours and book club meetings, along with groups who gather to crochet and knit, play chess or enjoy anime (a style of animation originating in Japan).

A recent Valentine's movie and lunch fundraiser, sponsored by Armstrong cable/internet provider and the Friends of the Library, attracted several dozen people on a recent weekday afternoon.

"This is something different that we are trying. We want to bring people into the library. ... We are not 'just books.' I like to think of us as a community resource and community center," Kaufman says.

The Friends group plans an Easter Bunny paint e_SSRqn sip event on March 17 and Kaufman hopes to hold an open house in April, part of an effort to better market the library.

"The Friends are really good about helping with things. ... We can always use volunteers, no question. Everybody brings gifts. One woman offered to proofread. I gave her our newsletter," she says.

Kaufman is the third library director in recent years. One decided to move on from the position and another declined to pursue the necessary accreditation, says Diane Bailey, library board president.

"We have wonderful programs, but I am not sure everyone is aware of what our library offers. We would like to always increase our membership," Bailey says.

Kaufman stood out among a number of "capable candidates," she says.

"We were very impressed with her abilities and her accomplishments, and the over-the-top personality she has. We were willing to go ahead and make a recommendation to the board, with the stipulation that the library of science credits come in under a year," she says.

"She's a really motivated person. Mary was definitely the person we felt was the best fit for our library and our community," Bailey says. …

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