Jonesboro library director resigns
JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - The director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library is stepping down.
Brandi Hodges, the library’s public relations manager, said David Eckert submitted his resignation Thursday to take a position at another library.
In his letter to the CCJPL board members, Eckert stated:
I am resigning as library director to go into effect as of January 1st, 2022. Until recently, I have always enjoyed my employment at this library, and I hope that you feel during my time as director, the library has made a positive impact on the community with the building updates and outreach initiatives that we have enacted over the past several years. To those whom I have known for some time now, I appreciate the support and encouragement that you have always shown to me as well as the library staff. I will help in any way possible to make sure there is a smooth transition in library leadership.
On Friday, the library issued its official statement regarding Eckert’s decision:
David Eckert has served as Director of the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library for 8 years. He started working at the library in November of 2007 as Assistant Director. On Thursday, November 11th, he submitted his resignation. His last day will be December 31st. He has accepted a position as Director at a library out of state. We are sad to see him go but wish him the best of luck. We will have no further comment.
The library has been involved in a debate in recent months over discussions involving children’s books.
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