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Stark County District Library Names New Information Technology Director

February 9, 2018 (Canton, Ohio) – Stark County District Library is pleased to announce that Brad Sayre has been named the new Information Technology Director for the library. In this role, he will be responsible for the planning, management and directing of IT operations for the library.

“Technological innovation is a key strategic focus of the library as we continue to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community,” said Jean Duncan McFarren, Interim Executive Director/CEO. “Brad brings great leadership and vision to this area and we’re excited about how this will benefit our patrons.”

Sayre has 14 years of IT management experience and project management, most recently as the Solutions Engineer for Hoplite Solutions. He has also served as the Information Technology Director for National Industrial Lumber Company in Hartville, and Information Systems Administrator for Best Reward Credit Union in Brook Park.

Sayre completed his undergraduate work DeVry University with a degree in Technical Management. He is also a member of the Pittsburgh Technology Council and a contributing supporter of Coleman Professional services.



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 140,000 active cardholders, annually circulating 3.85 million items from its 1.5 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 175,000 attendees and provides 240,000 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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