A search is underway to hire a Mesa County Libraries director to succeed Joseph Sanchez.
Sanchez announced he will leave this summer to take a position as librarian of the University of Hawaii.
Shana Wade, associate director of Mesa County Libraries, will serve as interim director until a new director is hired.
Sanchez joined Mesa County Libraries in 2013 and implemented projects and programs to expand the patron base and serve the public in new ways.
In 2017, Mesa County Libraries was selected by the Special District Association of Colorado as its District of the Year.