New Director

The Brumback Library Board of Trustees appoints Nellie Schmidt as Director of The Brumback Library.



The Brumback Library, the first County Library in the United States, is pleased to announce effective June 3rd, Nellie Schmidt, System Librarian and Library Media Specialist at VWCS will become the Director of The Brumback Library.  


Nellie’s appointment comes at an exciting time for the library.  With transformational technology and programming advancements in progress, the Trustees are committed to building a foundation to faithfully serve the residents of Van Wert County for the next 125 years.  


Dave Brumback, President, The Brumback Library Board of Trustees: “I am humbled to welcome Nellie as our next Director.  Her creativity, passion, and hard work has led to a remarkable transformation at the VWCS library and will continue to serve the community well at The Brumback Library.   With 20 years of experience in public education, 17 of them in Library Media Management, she is well qualified to lead us in transforming how we serve the city and county communities.  I want to extend my thanks to Mark Bagley, Superintendent of VWCS for his leadership and partnership, to the Board of Trustees for their remarkable patience, insight, and support, and to Nellie for her vision and persistence.”


Nellie Schmidt, System Librarian and Library Media Specialist: “I am honored and excited to embark on this journey as the newly appointed Director of The Brumback Library. I’ve truly enjoyed working with the Van Wert City School district to transform their school library program into a place of creativity, connectedness, and community. I value the relationships I have made over the years with students and staff in the school and see this as a great opportunity to be able to serve all of Van Wert County. I look forward to working with staff to preserve the history of The Brumback Library while creating a library that is up-to-date, inclusive, engaging and inviting. There are exciting changes coming to the library and I am so grateful that I get to be a part of that.”