Forrest O. Tate, III has been named Interim Director of the Caldwell County Public Library.
Tate will temporarily take over the position left vacant by Sarah Greene, who will become the Director of the Hickory Public Library on July 13. Tate will serve until a new Library Director is hired.
On Saturday, the Caldwell County Library Board of Trustees voted unanimously to recommend Tate for the appointment and the Caldwell County Board of Commissioners approved the appointment at their June 15, 2015 regular meeting.
Tate has served as the Reference Librarian at the Caldwell County Public Library since February 2010. His primary responsibilities have included the management of the Reference Department, supervising staff and coordinating computer classes for library patrons, and workshops for teachers on how to use library databases. He manages the library’s public computers and has coordinated services and resources with outside agencies building community partnerships.
While earning a Master of Arts in Information Resources and Library Science from the University of Tucson, in Arizona, Tate served as Library Information Associate in the university library providing reference desk services and technology and troubleshooting support for students and other library customers. He also taught information literacy classes. After earning his Masters in May of 2008, Tate served as Teacher - Librarian, teaching students and managing the library at Cholla High Magnet School in Tucson.
Prior to this, Tate earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Appalachian State University in 2001. His teaching experience includes Music Teacher at Southeastern Stokes Middle School in Walnut Grove, North Carolina from 2002 to 2006, Assistant Marching Band Director at South Stokes High School also in Walnut Cove from 2002 to 2004 and Interim Language Arts Academically-Intellectually Gifted Teacher at Western Rockingham Middle School in Mayodan, North Carolina.
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