John Palfrey to Lead Search For New President of Boston Public Library
From The Boston Globe:
John Palfrey, the 42-year-old head of school at Phillips Academy in Andover [and founding President of DPLA], will lead the search for a new permanent president of the Boston Public Library, city officials said Tuesday.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh named Palfrey chairman of the Boston Public Library presidential search committee, charging him with selecting committee members and working with a search firm to find a permanent replacement for Amy E. Ryan.
“It’s critical we find a candidate who brings a forward-looking vision to the library that is grounded in respect for this crucial institution,’’ Palfrey said.
He said the next president should be able to align the goals of the library with the needs of the city, understand the ways in which libraries can play a critical role in residents’ lives, and be a strong manager who can lead a complex institution.
Palfrey could not provide a timeline for when the library president will be chosen, saying only that the search will conclude “when we find the right person.
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