Turning the page: Howard County library director leaving after 16 years

“When Valerie Gross visited Howard County in 2001 to check out the place where she had the opportunity to lead the public library system, she called her husband at home in Indiana to say she could definitely see their family making the move. “I told him Columbia was similar to Berkeley, where we have lived and still have ties, with lots of educated people concerned about the environment and about their community,” she recalled. “I said I had a good feeling about working here.” Gross and her husband, classical guitarist Tri Nguyen, agreed to relocate for a three-year trial period, …read more

Source: Library Stuff