January 21, 2022

Interview: David Leonard, New President of Boston Public Library, Chats with Boston Magazine

From the Interview:

The Boston Public Library may have gone through a slightly bumpy stretch, between missing artwork and its issues finding a new president, but with newly chosen president David Leonard at the helm, things seem likely to settle down. Plus, a brand new renovation will finally be open to the public this weekend. With an eye to the future, we thought it was time to get to know Leonard and what he has in mind for his new job.

While he says the renovation is project 1, he has an idea for what he’d like to do next.

“I am in the process of starting a series of listening sessions, initially with internal stakeholders, and then over the next couple of months we’ll broaden that out to members of the community and other important input, and I think that will feed then what our strategy over the next three, five, maybe even ten years will be.”

Read the Complete Interview

See Also: Boston Public Library’s Drab Half Gets a Colorful Makeover (via Boston Globe)

See Also: Photos: A First Look at the Renovated Boston Public Library (via Boston Magazine)

See Also: With $78M Renovation, Boston Public Library Aims For Friendlier Vibe (via WBUR)

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