Seth Ervin, Chief Innovation Officer
Seth Ervin, lover of “nerdy science-fiction stuff “provides the overall strategic direction of the Library’s innovation activities – a growing list of that includes makerspaces, community media and programming partnership development. He has been with the Library just shy of 10 years!
When it comes to moving the Library FOREWORD, Seth is most passionate about two principles: We Over Me and Every Voice Counts. “I think these are some of the most challenging culture principles because they force us out of patterns that are usually self-benefiting or hierarchical in nature,” Seth says.
Seth works daily to ensure his actions are not proprietary in nature, but beneficial to the full Library staff and the organization. “I am not a believer in change for change's sake,” he says. “Change, for the most part, needs to have a purpose and needs to be grounded in the strategy of the Library. I also am a huge believer that good ideas and innovation can come from anyone,” he adds. Seth also believes libraries are institutions that point us toward a better way of being as humans and communities.
Outside of the Library, Seth loves doing life with his beautiful wife, two rambunctious sons, dog and four chickens.