Richard Landreth is retiring as Director of the Lincoln County Library County Library System. His last day with LCLS is May 19, 2023.
Richard worked for the Campbell County School District as a library media specialist before accepting the directorship at Lincoln County in August of 2018. He has long been involved in the Wyoming library community, and was a graduate of the Wyoming Library Leadership Institute class of 2003. Richard is a Past President of the Wyoming Library Association and served as Book Awards Advisor for many years. In 2022, WLA honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award.
During his time as LCLS Director, the libraries updated and modernized the way they operate, bringing system-wide programs to Lincoln County patrons, as well as weathering the Covid-19 pandemic. “I feel that the library system is now in a great place to continue growing and evolving to meet the needs of the citizens of Lincoln County for years to come,” he said. “Our strengths? One word: people! The staff and residents of Lincoln County are amazing to work with. We found out during the pandemic that the staff are flexible and will do almost anything to meet patrons needs.”
He continued, “My hope is that the Lincoln County Library System continues to change, grow, and evolve to continue meeting the needs of Lincoln County. As we all know, if we — as libraries — don’t do this, our value diminishes and we can quickly become irrelevant.”
Although he’s retiring from Lincoln County, Richard is staying in the library field. He has accepted a position as Director of the Lied Scottsbluff Public Library and is moving to Nebraska. He also plans to slow down, spend more time with friends and family, and enjoy days on Lake Minatare near his new home.