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Library Names New Development Director

March 20, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is pleased to announce that Robyn Steinmetz has been named the new Development Director. In this role, Steinmetz will be responsible for developing and implementing development strategies for identifying and cultivating funding support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Steinmetz joins the Library from Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland & East Central Ohio, Inc. where she held many roles including Marketing and Communications Project Coordinator, Marketing Manager, Director of Marketing and most recently Vice President of Marketing and Fund Development. During her time at Goodwill, she supported and eventually became responsible for identifying and cultivating funding support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Steinmetz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing, with a minor in Communications from Walsh University. In 2011, she was selected to enroll in Goodwill’s Emerging Leader Program and in 2012 was a member of the 26th class of Leadership Stark County’s Signature Program. Steinmetz is active in the community by volunteering in various capacities through her church and other local organizations including Women’s Impact, Leadership Stark County and ystark! She resides in Canton Township, where she spends most of her free time with her husband and two young children.



One of the 9 largest library systems in Ohio – and the county’s oldest library – Stark County District Library serves the community through 10 locations, six mobile libraries, and a 24/7 digital branch.
A 2009 winner of the prestigious National Medal for library service, the Library serves over 110,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.4 million item collection and providing access to an additional 66 million items from lending networks throughout Ohio. Each year the library presents more than 9,000 programs for 170,000 attendees and provides 260,000 computer sessions on the publicly available computers found in each branch.

Today, as it reimagines itself as The Smart Store, where everything is free®, the Library is emerging as a national thought-leader with innovations such as its “no overdue fines” policy, the BikeSmart bike sharing network, and the Start Smart School Partnership.

For more information, call 330.452.0665 or visit http://www.starklibrary.org.

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