Election Candidate: Steve Marcum

Steve Marcum  Steve Marcum

   Candidate for Trustee at Large




Current Position:

President of Trustees, Warren County Public Library, Bowling Green, Kentucky

Previous Positions:

Citizens First Corporation, Chief Financial Officer & Director, 2005 - present

Degrees and Certificates:

Western Kentucky University BS in Accounting 1977
University of Wisconsin-Madison Prochnow Graduate School of Banking 1982
Western Kentucky University MBA 1983
Certified Public Accountant (KY) 1979

ALA and/or ALA-APA Activities:

ALTAFF Legislation, Advocacy & Intellectual Freedom Committee member, 2011-2012
ALA Conference attendee 2008-2013
PLA Conference attendee 2010

Offices held in state/regional library associations, and other associations:

Kentucky Library Trustee Roundtable Chair 2011 - 2013; Kentucky Library Association Board Member 2011-2013; Kentucky Public Library Association Executive Committee 2011-2013.

Major Accomplishments:

Former chair of Kentucky State Board of Accountancy
Active in Kentucky Bankers Association and Independent Community Bankers of America
Volunteer for Southern Kentucky Book Fest since 1999
Active in United Way and local literary club
Team member of International Development Relief Board Workshop in North Africa 2011 and 2012

Statement of Professional Concerns/Aspirations if Elected:

Libraries provide essential services in our local communities while serving a key role in promoting economic development.  Working with my fellow trustees in the Warren County, Kentucky system since 2007, we've seen the positive impact in our community from two branch expansions, co-sponsoring a successful book festival with local businesses, and hosting a widely successful speaker series with nationally-renowned authors.  While serving as chair of the Kentucky Library Trustee Roundtable and working with library leaders as a member of the Kentucky Library Association board, our group promoted trustee certification and advocated for the financial stability of libraries, since several Kentucky public library districts are currently facing lawsuits which may negatively impact their ability to appropriately fund their future operations.  My representation on the United for Libraries Board will be strengthened not only by my love for libraries, but also by my work experience as a banker and CPA.

Member of ALA since: