Martin accepts library director position

Loutit District Library officials wasted no time naming a new director after the unexpected resignation of L.J. Frank after only a week on the job. Grand Haven native John Martin accepted the top position late Thursday afternoon, according to Roger G. Cotner, Loutit District Library Board personnel committee chairman. Martin, who has served as director of the City of Oak Park Library since 1990, was one of three finalists who interviewed for the Grand Have position earlier this year.
Becky Vargo
Apr 23, 2011


The other two were Wisconsin resident Rose Frost and Frank, who e-mailed his letter of resignation last Monday after only seven days as Loutit’s director.

“We will begin our due dilligence promptly and anticipate Mr. Martin will assume duties here on May 23,” Cotner wrote in an e-mail to the Tribune. “I think he will be a tremendous director.”

Martin, 55, who holds degrees from Grand Valley State University and the University of Michigan, will receive a similar compensation package as was given to Frank, according to Loutit Library Board President Susan Robertson.

Frank’s salary was $62,917, the top of the board’s advertised pay scale for the director post.


See today's print edition of the Grand Haven Tribune for the rest of the story.


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