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Library Names Paula Mastroianni New Development Director

November 1, 2017 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is pleased to announce that Paula Mastroianni has been named the new Development Director. In this role, Mastroianni will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies identifying and cultivating funding support from individuals, corporations and foundations.

Mastroianni’s professional experience includes a variety of different industries including financial services, media (both print and broadcast), manufacturing, advertising, not-for-profit, insurance and quasi-governmental organizations. She joins the library from Western Reserve Public Media (PBS) where she served as the Chief Development and Marketing Director. She also served as the Director of Sales, Marketing and Events for the Canton Chamber of Commerce, the Director of Marketing, Communications and Community Relations for the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County and the Director of Marketing and Corporate Marketing Lead for the Canton Repository.

Mastroianni holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design with a minor in Marketing from Akron University. She has chaired numerous non-profit fundraisers for the Canton Museum of Art, United Way of Central Stark County, the Canton Advertising Federation, the YWCA and Stark County’s largest non-profit event, Aultman Hospital’s Angel Auction. Additionally, she has chaired the annual fundraiser for the Library Foundation two times.

She is currently involved with the United Way of Greater Stark County’s Women United Board, the Aultman Women’s Board, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Northeastern Ohio (AFPNEO) board and is the founder and vice president of Women’s Impact, Inc.


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.

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