Logan Mayor Craig Petersen announced Tuesday that Karen Clark has been appointed as the Logan City Library Director, effective immediately. Clark has been the assistant director for nine years and has a total of 20 years experience in the Logan Library. She also has a master’s degree in library science.
The city received 19 applications for the director position and three finalists were invited to interview with Library Board members, library staff, city officials, and to make a public presentation. Under state law, the Logan City Library Board is designated to select the library director in consultation with the mayor.
In a press release late Tuesday, the mayor and the board agreed that Clark would be an excellent choice and she has their full support. Mayor Petersen noted that, “Karen not only has long experience, she also has a real passion for the Logan City Library.
“She stepped in as acting director on short notice and has exhibited strong leadership and excellent inter-personnel skills. Her public presentation on 21st Century libraries showed excellent vision that will be important as we move forward on a new library.”