Gaylor Baird names new director of Lincoln City Libraries

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lincoln City Libraries has found a new leader after its longtime director called it quits earlier this year.

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird announced Friday that Ryan Wieber would take over as library director.

He is currently serving as the director of Kalamazoo Public Libraries in Michigan.

On Dec. 8, Wieber will replace Pat Leach, who retired at the end of August after a 14-year run as Lincoln’s library director.

“Ryan emerged as the unanimous top candidate during our search for the next Director,” Gaylor Baird said in a press release. “His enthusiasm for learning, experience as a library leader for over two decades and strong desire to lead Lincoln City Libraries into the future were notable strengths.”

Wieber has served as the director in Kalamazoo since 2017 and has led other library systems in Ostego and Decatur, Michigan.

“I am excited to arrive in Lincoln and begin leading a superb library system with strong ties to its communities,” Wieber said in the release. “It is especially evident the City recognizes the value of its libraries, and I am thrilled to begin meeting our staff, stakeholders, and residents, and continuing excellence in public library service.”

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