Southwest Regional Coordinator Amber Painter recently had the opportunity to interview Jefferson County Public Library Director Mark Mellang. The following is an excerpt from their conversation.
AP: Are you from the Area?
MM: I’m not from Jefferson County, but I grew up in Southeastern Indiana, specifically Rising Sun. After graduating from IUPUI and applying for library jobs throughout the Midwest, the best offer I received was from the Aurora Public Library, which is the town just north of Rising Sun. After getting married and starting a family, I had deep roots in the area. The chance to become a director and remain in Southeast Indiana was a dream come true. Continue reading