Gretchen Caserotti serves as the Pierce County Library System’s executive director. The Pierce County Library’s Board of Trustees appointed Caserotti in March 2022, and she started in the position in May 2022.
Previously, Caserotti was the library director with the Meridian Library District in Meridian, Idaho, where she served since 2013. She began her career as a children’s librarian at the New York Public Library.
Caserotti’s career has earned her numerous awards and recognitions. In 2010, Library Journal magazine named her a Mover & Shaker, which is an honor recognizing professionals who are helping shape the future of libraries. In 2018, the American Library Association awarded Caserotti the Fellowship for the Center of the Future of Libraries. In 2019, the Idaho Business Review named her one of the Women of the Year.
She earned her Master’s in Library Science at Pratt Institute in New York.
She is the fifth executive director of the Library System.
The Executive Director oversees an operating budget of more than $40 million, approximately 300 employees, 19 library locations and extensive online and outreach services.
Established in 1946, Pierce County Library System includes unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns. The library serves 634,000 people and lends nearly 6 million items each year. The library is an independent taxing district reporting to a volunteer Board of Trustees. Local taxpayers fund 97 percent of the library’s revenues through property taxes. In 2013, Pierce County Library earned the coveted National Medal for Museum and Library Service award.
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