Joseph Sherwood Is The New County Library Director

Chester County Commissioners appointed Sherwood, who took over the role last week.

The Chester County Library System (CCLS) has a new executive director. Joe Sherwood was recently appointed to oversee the county's 18 libraries, following a selection process conducted by the CCLS Board of Directors.

Sherwood replaces John C. Venditta, who was appointed to the position in 2008 and left in March 2011 to "pursue other opportunities along the Eastern Shore of Maryland," according to a Phoenixville Library Board meeting document (PDF).

From the county communications office (PDF):

Sherwood has more than 20 years experience working in and managing libraries, including seven years in charge of libraries in the area. He holds a certification of public librarianship, professional librarian and a Master of Science degree in Information Science from Drexel University. 

“Joe brings a strong background of knowledge and experience to this county position,” Commissioner Ryan Costello said. “Most recently, he was director of Tredyffrin Township Libraries for three years and director of Lower Providence Community Library for four years.” [...]

The Chester County Library System registered more than two million visits in 2010 and over 209,000 Chester County residents have library cards.  More than four million items, including books, CDs and DVDs were circulated last year.


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