The Grandview Heights Public Library announced Friday, May 17, its board of trustees has selected Ryan McDonnell as the library's new director.
McDonnell currently serves as director of the Marysville Public Library and will begin his new post Sept. 1.
He will succeed Mary Ludlum, who will retire Aug. 31 after serving nearly 32 years at the Grandview library, including the past five years as director.
McDonnell was one of three finalists for the Grandview position. The other finalists were Tony Howard, a service area manager for the Karl Road and Northern Lights branches of the Columbus Metropolitan Library; and Wendy Rawson, director of the Fitchburg Public Library in the Madison, Wisc., area.