Brian Hare

Brian most recently served as the Director of Reed Memorial Public Library (Ravenna, Ohio) and has worked in a variety of settings during his 16+ years of library experience. He came to public library service through the AmeriCorps Network and obtained his Master of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Brian has also served as director for a small rural public library and youth services manager for a metro suburb library. One of his most fond positions was Archive Intern at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh where he got to rifle through Warhol’s Time Capsules. Specializing in strategic planning facilitation, marketing/branding, project management, levy campaigns, and public speaking, Brian stays active with the Ohio Library Council, American Library Association, and Public Library Association serving on various committees and presenting on library topics. Brian has also served as a board member of Main Street Ravenna and on the Ravenna School District Equity Task Force. He believes that libraries are the most important part of any community.

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