Library System Welcomes New Director

Library System Welcomes New Director

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on March 28, 2023

A familiar face will be taking the place of long-time library director Eric Head.

Library System Welcomes New Director

Adam Chang, formerly the Region Manager for the Citrus County Library System (Citrus Libraries), was recently selected as the new Director of Library Services, replacing Eric Head in February.
Head left the position in January upon his appointment to Director of Community Services. Director Head
spent 27 years with the library system, with 12 of those years spent at the helm.

Adam Chang is no stranger to the library world. He began his career in libraries at Polk County’s Mulberry
Public Library. There, he worked to develop technology programs and received various grants to expand
library services. Adam made the move to Citrus County in 2014, when he began working at the Coastal
Region branch in Crystal River; he has since spent time working in each of Citrus Libraries’ five branch

In his time with the library system, Adam has held a variety of positions, including Instruction & Research
Librarian, Circulation Supervisor, Branch Supervisor, and Branch Manager. In his most recent position as
Region Manager, Mr. Chang coordinated the Homosassa and Lakes Region branches while serving as lead for both the Youth Services and Adult Literacy teams. Mr. Chang has also worked to develop award-
winning programs for Citrus Libraries; the topics range wildly from in scope, from technology to sewing to Star Wars.

“I knew from a young age that reading and education were important to me,” said Chang. “Libraries
seemed like the natural fit and have been a place where I could come into my own, while also learning
from others through their experiences and stories.”

Adam grew up in Citrus County after his parents moved to the area in 1990 to start a small business. A
graduate of Citrus High School, Adam also holds an MBA and a Master of Library Science from the
University of South Florida.

“When the opportunity to work on the Citrus Libraries team was presented, I was excited to return to the
community where I grew up,” recalled Chang. “Being able to give back to the community the invested so
much into me has been a driving force behind the work that I’ve done this far and will continue to do.”

Adam is actively engaged in the library community and advisory groups around Florida. He is a graduate
of Leadership Citrus, class of 2020, and was recently voted as one of the Citrus County Chamber of
Commerce Young Professionals’ 40 Under 40. Currently, Adam is the president of the Tampa Bay Library
Consortium (TBLC) Board of Directors and is a member of the Florida Library Association (FLA), where
he was recognized as the Outstanding New Librarian in 2019.

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