The Indianapolis Public Library is searching for its next chief executive officer. The library says it has formed a search committee, comprised of board members, staff, community stakeholders and patrons, to lead the process.
Former CEO Jackie Nytes served in the role from 2012 until August of 2021. She resigned after 23 years with the library following accusations of racism and ableism within the library system.
Chief Public Services Officer John Helling served as interim CEO until April 1 and was succeeded by Nichelle Hayes, who previously served as IndyPL’s manager of the Center for Black Literature & Culture.
The library says the search committee will work with the board’s Diversity, Policy and Human Resources Committee to bring two or three candidates to the full library board for consideration.
The job posting for the position will close on June 26, after which the committee will review applicants, determine semifinalists, and hold semifinal interviews. The library says finalists will be invited to Indianapolis for final interviews, a hospitality tour, a staff town hall, and public presentations on August 3.
The library system serves about 900,000 patrons in Marion County and employs nearly 600 people.
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