The Innovators: Lorena Hegedus

As has become The Business Journal’s custom during the month of May, designated as National Small Business Month, we ask readers to tell us who is worthy of recognition. This time, we asked readers to nominate innovators – the risk takers, out-of-box thinkers and the status quo challengers.

Lorena Hegedus
Director, Hubbard Public Library

HUBBARD, Ohio – Lorena Hegedus has served as the director of Hubbard Public Library since 2013. She has led the implementation of innovative library and community-centered services. These include media and electronic services, public computer services, social services and outdoor resources.

During her tenure, the library has added a “library of things,” from which patrons can borrow nonbook items such as mobile Wi-Fi hot spots and a variety of technology devices. In addition, the library now has a MakerSpace that includes a sublimation printer, a wide-format cutter, a wide-format printer, a Cricut maker, screen printing equipment and a 3D printer.

Nominated by Cynthia Hirtzel, Hubbard Friends of The Library.

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