It appears as though the head librarian’s position is open (!!!!!!), and — as was previously reported in various news outlets — the WPL Foundation is looking for a new executive director as well.
Due to myriad obligations, I have not been able to attend regular meetings of the WPL Board, but I may have to again.
I serve on the board of the Friends, but the following opinion is mine and mine alone:
I’ve said it before, and I hope I will never have to say it again: it would be great to have a head librarian who lasts more than a year and a half!
Worcester Public Library needs stability in leadership, and we will now be going through our third head librarian search in less than a decade.
This is something the City Council needs to consider when selecting new board members in a few weeks’ time.
More to come…