[image-2]Charleston County Public Libraries have narrowed down their search for a new executive director, and three finalists — Nicolle Davies,  Alan Kornblau, and Michael Steinmacher — will travel to Charleston next week to meet with the Board of Trustees for final interviews. In a statement, the board’s former* chairman Janet Segal said, “After an extensive nationwide search, we ended up with a broad, diverse group of excellent, well-qualified candidates for this critical position.” The board received over 100 applications for the position.

*As of July 1, the Board of Trustees’ new acting chairman is businessman and publisher, Andy Brack.

Members of the public can listen to presentations from the candidates at 6 p.m. on July 6 at the Main Library, and the board will select a new director later in July. According to a press release: 

“The new director will lead the system’s continuing efforts to grow virtual services, overhaul technologies, create innovative content and build sustainable partnerships with businesses and community organizations. A key focus will be working with Charleston County government and moving forward with the library’s $108.5 million Building and Renovation Program, which includes constructing five new libraries (two new branches and three replacements), renovating 13 existing branches and relocating support staff out of the Main Library to free up space for public use.”

Nicolle Davies is the current executive director of Highlands Ranch, Colo.’s Arapahoe Library District in Arapahoe County.

Michael Steinmacher is the director of Louisville, Ky.’s Barr Memorial Library at Fort Knox Army Base.

Alan Kornblau is the director of Delray Beach, Fla.’s Delray Beach Public Library.