Search for Derry library director down to two
Library trustees have interviewed candidates from across the country to fill the director’s position after Cheryl Lynch left the job in early June, said Elizabeth Ives, chairman of the library trustees.
Ives said numerous interviews were conducted in person, via Skype and through conference calls. Trustees won’t release the names of the finalists, she said.
After narrowing the field to only two finalists, trustees are no longer interviewing candidates and have put the process on hold. They will wait until January to finish pursuing the two finalists, Ives said.In the search to fill the vacancy, Ives said trustees were looking for certain characteristics in the next director.
Trustees have been looking for someone who is out in the community, Ives said. Looking ahead, the library wants to reach out more to the community and have the community, in turn, seek out the library. There are still a lot of people in town who aren’t familiar with the library, Ives said.
Some recent projects have included redoing the main library floor, which was completed about 18 months ago, Ives said.
In addition, the children’s area was rearranged to make it more accessible to each age group. Trustees are hoping to receive a gift soon that will allow them to improve the toddler area, Ives said.
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