Library Board Sets Executive Director Search Committee

The committee will start seeking applicants


A majority of the New City Library Board of Trustees voted against renegotiating the contract with former Executive Director Chuck McMorran back in February and on Thursday put together a committee to find a replacement.

, and at Thursday’s board meeting, New Executive Director Search Committee Chair Tom Ninan announced his selections for the committee that will be in charge of searching for candidates to be the library’s next executive director.

Ninan selected trustees Anthony Feliciano and Aney Paul, Board President Joseph Reiter and library staff members Nancy Moskowitz and Debbie Murphy. Paul, who was the chair of the last search committee, resigned from the board at Thursday’s meeting, but will be allowed to stay on the committee because it’s open to community members as well.

“She can give valuable information and valuable notes,” Ninan said.

At least one person from the management staff will also join the committee.

“I think that should be a wise balance,” Ninan said. “If you get too big, it may become a burden because I want to move this process fast.”

The board also approved the classified ad for the position, which states that applications received before Sept. 7 will “attract early consideration,” according to Ninan. Trustee Jeff Greenberg said that since it’s summer, perhaps they should push that date back a few weeks, but Ninan the date will just be used for the committee to start collecting resumes and then figure out when to start meeting about the applicants.

“If there’s resumes still coming, I won’t stop it,” Ninan said. “I will present them to the committee.”


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