North Olympic Library System hires Public Services Director

  • Thu Nov 25th, 2021 1:30am
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Meghan Sullivan was hired as new Public Services Director at NOLS.

Meghan Sullivan was hired as new Public Services Director at NOLS.

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) has hired Meghan Sullivan to be its new Public Services Director. Sullivan, who started Nov. 1, succeeds Noah Glaude, who became the Executive Director in July 2020.

After initially leaving the position vacant in 2020 during the early days of the pandemic, a national recruitment effort began in June 2021. Several candidates were brought to Clallam County in July and August for interviews. “During the interview process, it quickly became clear that Meghan had the ideal experience and skillset for the job and would be able to step right into the position,” said Glaude. “I’m very excited to have her join the NOLS team. Meghan will take on the critical role of supporting public service staff and overseeing important projects planned to improve services and how the Library connects with the community.

Prior to joining NOLS, Sullivan worked for the Pierce County Library System (PCLS) for 14 years in a number of different positions. For the last 5 years, Sullivan was a Customer Experience Manager for Branch Operations, responsible for assisting with oversight, planning, coordination, and management of public operations and activities within the Customer Experience Department, including the delivery of customer-focused library services. Sullivan’s other positions at PCLS included: South Hill Library Branch Manager, Youth Services Librarian, and multiple branch services substitute positions.

Sullivan earned her Master of Library and Information Sciences degree and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington (2008 and 1997). Sullivan grew up in a Navy family and calls Washington State home.

Sullivan and her partner Jeff, recently moved to the Port Angeles area and are enjoying exploring Clallam County with their two dogs, Nelly and Peanut. They are looking forward to visits from their three grown children – Luke, Will (a junior at Western Washington University), and Jack (a freshman at Colorado State University).

“Growing up in a military family, the public library has always been a central part of my life and the first place my family connected with in our new communities,” said Sullivan. “I care deeply about the important role public libraries have in strengthening our communities by providing resources, services, and spaces that help advance lifelong learning and equitable access. I am honored to fill the Public Services Director role and be a part of the amazing work NOLS is doing to support residents of Clallam County.”