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MEGAN LARSEN - CHAIR
Term ends 2025
Megan joined the Board of Trustees in January 2014. Megan is currently Director of Operations at Community Planning Association of Southwest Idaho (COMPASS) and holds a Masters of Public Administration from Boise State University and a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Arizona State University, plus more than 19 years professional experience in the public and nonprofit sectors. She and her family have benefitted so much from Meridian Library, as well as the larger Meridian community, that she wanted to do her part to make sure that her fellow community members could enjoy those benefits too.
DUSTIN BARRETT - VICE CHAIR
Term ends 2021
Dustin is the Principal of Meridian Academy and recent graduate of the Leadership Meridian program. He believes that literacy is the key that unlocks the promise of education and the library provides opportunity and equity in the pursuit of literacy and knowledge. Not surprisingly, he and his family are avid readers!
CHRISTINA HIRSCH - TREASURER
Term ends 2023
Christina and her family moved to Meridian from Seattle in 2014 and they absolutely love Idaho! A graduate of Washington State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and an emphasis in Advertising, Christina spent more than a decade working for an advertising agency in media strategy and client management. Since moving to Idaho she has refocused her career on real estate and obtained her real estate license in 2015. In raising her three small children, Christina has developed a love of MLD and has strong feelings about the important role libraries play in our community for people of all ages.
Howard Little - Trustee
Term ends 2021
Howard Little is the longest standing Trustee on the Board, having served for 20 years and counting. He is a retired agronomist and has raised his family in the 42 years he has lived here in Meridian.
Jeff Kohler - Trustee
Term ends 2025
Jeff and his family moved to Meridian from Portland in 2000, and one of the first things they did when they arrived was get library cards. If he comes across a library when traveling someplace new he'll stop in for a look around. Jeff wanted to serve on the Board because he feels strongly that a top-notch library system is essential for a vibrant community. Jeff has a bachelor's degree in English from BYU, and works as an asset manager for an operator of utility-scale solar energy plants.
Gretchen Caserotti - Library Director
Gretchen serves as the Secretary to the Board and clerk to the District.
Gretchen Caserotti joined Meridian Library District as the Library Director in 2013. Her passion for storytelling and human-centered design/usability principles was developed while she completed the Masters in Library Science degree program at Pratt Institute in New York City. She began her career as a Children’s Librarian for New York Public Library and developed a national reputation for innovation while at the Darien Library in Connecticut. Caserotti was named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal magazine (2010), was awarded the 2018 Fellowship for the Center of the Future of Libraries at the American Library Association, was named the 2018 Woman of the Year by the Meridian Chamber of Commerce, and recently named a 2019 Woman of the Year by the Idaho Business Review. Building community is at the center of her work and she serves on many local boards and service clubs as well as volunteering.