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Boise library director a finalist for Missouri position

Boise Public Library director Kevin Booe is one of three finalists for a similar job in Joplin, Missouri.

“I didn’t really seek this, but I saw it and it piqued my interest,” he said. “Joplin is my first home town. It’s where I was born and where I went to elementary school, and I have a lot of family there.”

Booe said the Joplin system is forward thinking, much like Boise’s Public Library.

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“It’s an opportunity that I can’t dismiss. No offer has been made, and if one is made, I haven’t decided if I will take it just yet.”

Booe will travel to Joplin next week for interviews and a site visit.

“It has nothing do with Boise or the personnel here. I love working with the mayor and council and the trustees. It’s a story still evolving and we will see how it goes.”

The Boise library is in the middle of a large project to build a new library that will cost tens of millions of dollars. Booe has been at the center of the project for several years. He said it would be hard to leave in the middle of the project.

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“It would be hard to leave, but it’s hard to leave anywhere.”

Booe has worked with the Boise Public LIbrary since 1980. He graduated from Boise State University.

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