Slipping into the Director’s role at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library is something Kerry Green looked forward to from the moment he heard the position was open.
“I’m excited about coming here to this Library,” Green said. “It’s considered a very good library.”
The former assistant director at Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library spent 21 years preparing for his new role. Moving up through the ranks at the Plainfield Library taught Green the importance of customer service. “My belief about what makes a library great is that it provides great customer service, and that comes from a great staff,” Green said.
Successfully leading an established, well-respected library like Hussey-Mayfield will have to begin with getting to know the staff and the community they serve he explained. “I’m coming in at the beginning to learn and to understand,” said Green. To start, he plans to get to know the Library staff and how they serve the community. “I’m excited about getting to know the staff. When you have a library this good, you have to have an enthusiastic staff; and this seems like a very happy place,” said Green.
Since Green and his wife of 30 years are looking forward to relocating to Zionsville, he plans to begin attending as many community events as possible so he can become more familiar with the community and local residents. ZionsvilleChamber of Commerce meetings are at the top of his agenda. He would like to introduce himself to local business owners and managers, and explore opportunities for collaboration.
Assistant Director Mary Rueff, who served as acting director the past few months, is looking forward to getting to working with Green. Over her tenure, she has worked with him in several capacities and respected the man and his ideas. “I think we’ll make a great team and he will enjoy his new community,” said Rueff.
Green comes to Zionsville with a breadth of experience having held positions in several library departments including circulation, adult reference and information technology. “I have a knack for troubleshooting,” Green said.
He is also a member of Indiana Library Federation, a state library association, past president of Indiana Online Users Group, a group dedicated to promoting technology innovations at local libraries, and a former teacher at several Indiana colleges and universities. Green’s first day as Hussey-Mayfield’s Director was January 2.