Library names new director

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library has appointed a new director who is to begin Aug. 1, it was announced Wednesday.

The library’s board of trustees has been searching for a new director since April and has named Matthew Ross to the post.

“I saw that I had a chance to do something creative that I had not had the opportunity to do anywhere else,” Ross said. “The Tiffin library has some really good resources already in place. I am looking forward to continue bringing in new, innovative services to the area.”

Ross has been director at the Bucyrus Library since December 2008. He previously was the head of reference at Marion Public Library and a reference librarian at Putnam County District Library.

“We are pleased that Matthew has accepted the leadership of T-SPL and are looking forward to the implementation of his ideas and interaction with the community,” Richard Ellinger, president of T-SPL’s board, said in a release. Ross also has a master’s degree in library science from Kent State University.

He said he has no specific plans as he starts his new job.

“I’m going to work with the board and staff to make sure we continue to preserve traditional library services,” Ross said. “There is also room to allow for new mobile services.”

“T-SPL will be well-positioned to continue serving and positively impacting lives across the community both now and in the future,” Ross said in a release provided by the library.

Ross said he is excited to join the community of Tiffin and get to know people, including the library staff.

He and his wife and three children live in Marion but plan to move to Tiffin.