Monday, November 21, 2011

Library Names New Director

The Trustees of the Hudson Area Library announced today that they have named a new library director: Emily Bennison Chameides. What follows is the press release announcing the appointment issued by the library this morning. 
The Board of Trustees of Hudson Area Library is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Bennison Chameides as our new Library Director. She has been working at the library for the last year as Library Assistant and since August as the Library Manager. In this role she has carried out many of the day-to-day responsibilities of the Director's position since the departure of the previous Library Director.

Previously, Ms. Chameides was the Youth Services and Program Coordinator at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale, NY and Director of Media Education and Exhibitions at the Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY. She holds a BA from Vassar College. Ms. Chameides will begin work on her Master's in Library Science degree in the Fall of 2012.

Ms. Chameides is also an active member of the Hudson community. Besides her earlier volunteer work at the library, she has been active with the Friends of the Hudson Area Library. She is the Youth Programs Coordinator & Workshop Facilitator at WGXC: Hands-On Radio. She and her husband Michael Chameides live in Hudson.

The Board looks forward to Ms. Chameides continuing the energetic and creative leadership she has shown over the last few months in her role as Library Manager. As the Library moves forward with work on the new library facility at the Armory on North Fifth Street, we expect to continue to improve the services we provide at 400 State St. We are confident that Ms. Chameides will be a driving force, with the Library's staff and volunteers, in bringing both of these challenges to fruition. 

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