Bob Pasicznyuk is heading from Cedar Rapids, IA to Douglas Co, Colorado to become the new director of the Douglas County Libraries.
As noted in the news release below, Pasicznyuk just led the Cedar Rapids Public Library through a flood recovery and the building and opening of a new central library and new branch library.
Just in from DCL:
The Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees has selected Robert “Bob” Pasicznyuk, as the next director of Douglas County Libraries. Currently the director for Cedar Rapids Public Library, Pasicznyuk will assume his new role on May 5, 2014.
“Douglas County Libraries Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring we hire the best person for this position and that the person possesses the experience, talents, and character to achieve the organization’s objective and continue its overall growth,” said Bob Morris, Douglas County Libraries board president. “With today’s announcement, we feel we have found the right person for the job. We chose Bob because of his experience with strategic planning, his broad knowledge of information technology, and his overall business acumen.”
Pasicznyuk’s five-year leadership of Cedar Rapids Public Library came during a time of transformative change, as the organization overcame catastrophic flood damage to maintain and improve its facilities and services. Pasicznyuk acted as the project manager for two simultaneous building projects: a $46.6 million flagship library and a $2.5 million branch library. In addition, he was able to reverse a decade of eroding library support and steady decline in favor of a solidrestoration plan, including the development and launch of a cohesive library communication campaign, complete with advocacy, strategy, and brand initiatives.
Pasicznyuk replaces the well-know and highly respected Jamie LaRue who announced last October that he was leaving DCL to become a consultant.