SLC Library Director Feels the Love

Meet Elizabeth Elder, new director of the beautiful Salt Lake City Library.
Salt Lake Tribune does the honors.

“They just go on and on and on about the library,” said Elder, who started her new job Monday as director of Salt Lake City’s showcase downtown library and its neighborhood branches. “I don’t know how many people have shared with me how much they like the library – which makes me really happy.”

Elder, hired after two rounds of searches, replaces longtime director Nancy Tessman, who retired in June. Tessman left a 12-year legacy that included 2006 Library of the Year honors. That national award spotlighted the Main Library’s design – “It’s just a sparkling jewel,” Elder said. If you didn’t get a chance to see this stunning library, check out our story from last month.