Trustees Vote to Replace Position, Extend Diorama

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Sheridan County Library System trustees will replace the collection development librarian position and extend the stay of the Fetterman Diorama at the Fulmer Public Library in Sheridan.

Action came during the board’s meeting Wednesday night. Cameron Duff, who’s the library system director, said filling the librarian position was recommended by the rest of the library staff. The collection development librarian is responsible for acquiring materials for the Fulmer Library and branches in Story, Clearmont and Ranchester.

Trustees voted on a month-to-month extension of the diorama, for up to six months. The diorama was created by local dioramist Tom Warnke in 2017. A previous library board, at the request of Dr. Scott Nickerson, voted to host the diorama for two years, a period that would end on Dec. 31. Dr. Nickerson wrote to the current board asking for an extension of that time.

In other action Wednesday, library trustees approved the holiday/closure calendar for 2020.

Trustees also briefly discussed the issue of library security cameras but took no action. Duff said he was unable to get a quote for the cost of installing a security system. But, he said, the security camera issue isn’t a result of a single issue. He said incidents posing a threat to library security are, in fact, numerous and increasing.