Teton County Library

Five years after retiring, Deb Adams will return to Teton County Library as its director of library services while the library board searches for a new leader.

Adams, who retired in 2015, will serve as interim director beginning Monday, a library news release said.

She replaces Oscar Gittemeier, who left after three months on the job. The library board has declined to say whether he was fired or quit.

A 28-year library employee, including 11 as director, Adams brings experience that should allow for a smooth transition, the news release said, adding that the search for a new director will begin in the coming months.

“The board unanimously voted to select Deb Adams for this very important role,” board Chairman Mark Hendrickson said in a prepared statement.

Adams described her role as similar to gardening, one of her passions, because she plans to spend her time “nurturing the roots and tending the soil.”

“We already have great people growing there,” she said in a statement. “I just want to prepare the library for its next director.”

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