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In-house replacement again as OCC Library seeks permanent manager

Trish Blakely (foreground) helps out last September during the Old Colorado City Library's annual ice-cream giveaway outside the building after the Coronado High School Homecoming Parade. The event is in honor of 1904 OCC Library benefactor Andrew Carnegie (depicted in the sign at right),
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July 28, 2018
       Having been promoted to an administrative post within the Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) in early July, Janina Goodwin is no longer the manager of the Old Colorado City Library.
       Fortunately, Trish Blakely has recent experience as a temporary manager replacement. The branch supervisor, who's been at OCC for 7 of her 16 years with PPLD, had previously filled in between Jocelyne Sansing stepping down in July 2016 and Goodwin being hired last October.
Departed Old Colorado City Library Manager Janina Goodwin stands on its front steps.
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According to Blakely, the district has advertised for another permanent manager and expects to announce a hire by September.
       For herself, the only difference this time is her title. During her previous temporary managership, she pointed out that the district had called her “acting manager”; this time it's “interim.” She said she's happy to help out, and the district does increase her salary on such occasions to reflect the added duties.
       Under PPLD policy, Blakely could not apply for permanent manager because she lacks a master's degree.
       A Colorado Springs native, Goodwin had come to the Old Colorado City Library from the Pueblo Library District. She'd worked there about seven years, but before that had been with PPLD for six years.
       Built in 1904, the historically restored Carnegie library is at 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. It's open Mondays to Saturdays.
       For more information, the OCC branch phone is 634-1698 x2.

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(Community: Old Colorado City Library)

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