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Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes and board of trustees held a special meeting, the CEO is leaving the library

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Indianapolis, Indiana – In a special meeting held on Friday afternoon, Indianapolis Public Library CEO Jackie Nytes and board of trustees decided the CEO to leave her role in the library in what appears to be a joint decision.

According to the meeting, the CEO will leave the library by the end of August, they confirmed.

The situation in the library hasn’t been good for some time now or at least that’s what the employees said. According to them, they have been asking for the change in the management since they have created a toxic working environment.

Some workers went even further claiming that workers under the CEO created a work environment where racism, sexism, ableism, and other issues are swept under the rug.

Nytes’ term should have ended in 2022. She has been in charge since 2012 and was reappointed again in 2019.

“It has been my greatest joy to serve the Indianapolis community in this role, and I feel fortunate to have facilitated many significant and lasting changes for The Library and how we serve our city,” said Nytes.

“I am grateful to everyone who has supported us, inside the Library and outside in the community, in accomplishing all that we have together. And I am grateful for the many dedicated Board members I have worked for over the years who understood the needs of the community and my vision to serve them,” she added.

As soon as the decision was announced, the library started looking for the next CEO which should start immediately. The position requires a majority vote from the board for appointment. An interim CEO is expected to be named and confirmed at the next regular board meeting on August 23.

“We thank Jackie for her dedicated service over the years and agreed that this is the correct time for a change in leadership. We look forward to finding the next CEO and working with Library staff to guide this important community pillar into its next phase of service for Marion County residents,” the board said in a joint statement.

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