The trustees of the Culver-Union Township Public Library (CUTPL) are pleased to announce that Joseph (Joe) Fox has joined the CUTPL staff as Director. His first day at work was Monday, February 5th.

A graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with a Masters in Library Science, Joe has a wealth of experience having filled roles at libraries in Indianapolis, Fishers, Wabash, and Marion. Most recently, Joe was the Youth Services Librarian at the Peabody Public Library in Columbia City.

According to CUTPL trustee board president Becky Strati, “Joe is a great fit for Culver. He has an eye for detail and a strong view of what’s possible for small-town libraries. He blends a calm leadership style with a passion for community outreach.”

Joe notes, “I see my role as supporting the growth and well-being of the staff while overseeing changes to the facility and services we provide. The library is the cultural and educational heart of Culver, and we want to provide the best experiences and materials for our patrons.”

The CUTPL board of trustees would like to thank the greater Culver community for their strong support of the library throughout this leadership transition. A special thank you goes to Interim Director Cathy Thomas – her work over these last months has been above and beyond the call. Thanks also to Leigh Marshall and Paul de Benedictis for their assistance in our search for a new Director.