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Becky Coker

Becky Coker is the director of the Hardin Northern Public Library. She began working in the school library her junior year of high school and has remained in the library world since. She hired into the Hardin Northern Public Library July 6, 1976 and never left. Only having 1 part-time staff member at any given time, she has worn every hat that is needed in the library system. She moved her library from the local school to the Masonic Building. Then from the Masonic Building to a store front. Then from the store to it’s present location. The Hardin Northern library has been a member of SEO since 1997 and she has previously served on the SEO advisory committee. She is currently a member of the Norweld  Board of Trustees. She has successfully passed and renewed a levy and is now in the early stages of an addition to the library. She welcomes the opportunity to work with all types & sizes of libraries. She believes that all libraries want the same thing. That is, to serve their communities the best way they can. The way they do it will vary because different communities have different needs. And, different size libraries have different ways & means to address those needs.

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Sarah Frump

Sarah Frump is director of Carnegie Public Library in Washington Court House (2015 – present.) She has served one term on the SEO Advisory Board, and would very much welcome the opportunity to serve the consortium again. As a member of the SEO Library Consortium for nearly 25 years, Carnegie Public Library recognizes and values the ways membership has expanded and enriched the materials and services available to the Fayette County community. Sarah has worked in libraries for 19 years; serving public libraries in the areas of circulation, reference, and children’s & teen services, as well as in an academic setting providing reference, instruction, and acquisitions. Additionally, she serves her community on the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Ohio State University Extension Advisory Board, and as a member of the Fayette County Business Advisory Council.

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James Hill

I have been the Executive Director of Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library since February, 2017. I am a native of Jackson County, Ohio and a graduate of Ohio University in Athens with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Kent State University.

I started working at the Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library as a page/clerk through a summer training program while in high school and continued there part-time through college. After completing my Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, and most of a graduate degree (all but thesis), I took a full-time job at the Athens Public Library in 1997 as the Public Relations and Graphic Design Coordinator.

From 2000 to 2002, my future wife and I moved to Philadelphia where I was the Special Events Coordinator at the Library Company, a rare-books research and membership library founded in 1731 by Benjamin Franklin. By August of 2002, I had decided that I was ready to officially make a career of libraries and was accepted in the distance learning program at Kent State University. We returned to Athens while I completed my masters and again worked for Athens County Public Libraries. Over the years, I held a variety of positions, from branch manager at two different locations to Fiscal Officer to Access Coordinator to Assistant Director.

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Lisa Santucci

Lisa Santucci is the Director of the Tipp City Public Library, which is centered in their historic downtown.  She has worked in libraries since 1986, starting her career in academic libraries in which she was Assistant Dean for Instruction and Emerging Technologies at Miami University for 22 years.  She began as the library director at Tipp City in 2016 and has embraced the public library life.  She has served on OLC Small Libraries Council, Downtown Tipp City Partnership, Tippecanoe Educational Endowment, Rotary and a founding member of the Tippapalooza Music Festival.  She enjoys music, traveling, cooking, and riding her vespa or the libraries book bike around town.

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Rebecca Wilden

Rebecca has been the director of Mechanicsburg Public Library since August 2020. Previously she was assistant director at Bucyrus Public Library from 2017-2020. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2017. Rebecca is active in several local organizations and the Ohio Library Council, and is a member of ALA and PLA. She enjoys being part of the Ohio library community and would be excited for the opportunity to be more active in SEO.

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Laura Lee Wilson

Laura Lee Wilson has been a part of the Ohio public library community since 1995, always working in a SEO member library.  Wilson was the Youth Services Manager at the Loudonville Public Library; transitioned to the Children’s Services Librarian at the Holmes County District Public Library where she also led Extension Services; and is currently the Director of the Huron County Community Library (2012-present).  She earned her MLIS from Kent State University.

She believes in the professional duty to serve libraries and the people who work in them.  She is committed to safeguarding library services for all.  Professionally, Wilson is a member of and involved in numerous local, state, and national organizations.