January 27, 2022

Missouri: St. Louis County Library Director Charles Pace Resigns, No Reason Provided

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Charles Pace, who helped the St. Louis County Library pass its first tax rate increase in decades, has resigned as library director, staff members learned today.

A memo gave no reason for the resignation and said it was effective July 12. Pace could not be reached for comment.

Kristen Sorth, assistant director of administration, was named interim director.


[St.Louis County Library Communications Director Jennifer] McBride said Pace’s resignation was a surprise to staff members and she did not know why he is leaving. “He’s been on vacation,” she said. And before that he was at a meeting of the American Library Association in Chicago, she said. “He’s accomplished a lot of things,” she said.

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