Bruce Ziegman to retire as Fort Vancouver Regional Library chief

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Bruce Ziegman, 63, says he will retire Oct. 31 as executive director of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library.

Ziegman was promoted to the top job in January 2001 after serving as assistant director of the library district for more than 11 years. He oversaw the district’s computer automation; the introduction of Internet services and the later controversy that led to implementing Internet filtering; four library operating or construction funding campaigns, of which two were approved by voters; and the opening of five new community library buildings: Three Creeks, La Center, Battle Ground, Cascade Park, and most recently the Vancouver Community Library.

Board of Trustees Chairman Bill Yee said the board is starting a national search for a new director immediately and will retain the assistance of a search firm. In the interim, the Board has appointed Operations Director Patty Duitman as acting executive director.