Hello Titusville, PA!

Benson-Memorial-LibraryHi everyone! I am very happy to announce that I have accepted the Executive Director position at the Benson Memorial Library in Titusville, PA. I’m pretty excited to head back to Northwestern Pennsylvania and work in Crawford County. Ten years ago, my wife Haley and I met in Crawford County (Meadville, PA) and we started our life together. We’ve traveled and lived in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, Portland Maine, and Chattanooga Tennessee over the last 8 years. We’ve loved every place we have lived and worked, but there was always something inside of us that knew that one day we’d be back to Crawford County.

I am really excited to lead the awesome team at the Benson Memorial Library and to serve the community of Titusville, PA. Titusville is a great town full of wonderful people. I am very lucky to be the leader of a library that will continue to be such a vital part of the community.

Before I head out, I want to thank everyone that I have worked with at the Chattanooga Public Library over the past two years (I can’t believe it has been two years….which reminds me of this scene from “The Jerk”). I have enjoyed every moment of my time here in Chattanooga. I have grown considerably as a person and librarian and I thank everyone for being patient and trusting with me.  The team that Corinne Hill and Nate Hill have worked to assemble at the Chattanooga Public Library is one of the great all time teams. I will miss you a lot but we shall always be connected.

In the meantime, we’ll be packing up our orange house over the next month and tidying everything up here in Chattanooga, TN as we begin the next step in our journey. Thank you all for your love and support.


  1. Justin: CONGRATULATIONS! What a great opportunity for you. I hope you keep this blog going to let us know how you are doing. Good luck and god bless you and your family.

  2. Hi Justin, I’m the custodian of the Benson library that no one sees too often. I work either late at night or early in the morning so I don’t see everyone very often. My husband helps me clean the library. I also have a job at Wal-mart that is why I work weird hours. i’ll probably meet you at some point just wanted to say Hi and hope you like our town once you get here. It’s a great little town and the people are very friendly.

    • Mildred! So nice to meet you virtually and I am jazzed to meet you in real life soon. Your job is one of the most important in the library. Thank you so much for doing it and thank you to your husband for helping out!

      I’ll swing by Wal Mart when I get into town…my two sons are always looking for an excuse to go look at their toy section so now I have an excuse to take them to Wal Mart!

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