Sitka library director Robb Farmer. (KCAW file photo)

Robb Farmer reflects on his time as the Director of the Sitka Public Library, as he and his wife Kathy prepare to leave the position this month to work in Virginia as director of the Smyth County Public Library system. Farmer discusses how the Sitka Public Library has changed (the new building and new programs) as well as its future.

Farmer arrived in 2014, when the library was named Kettleson and temporarily located on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Under his tenure, the library received a new name, new location, and expanded programming.

Maite Lorente will take the helm as the library’s interim director, as the director search continues.

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Correction: A previous version of this article mistakenly said Farmer will be moving to Alabama.