Monday, May 11, 2015
Somers Library Names New Director
The Somers Library Board of Trustees has selected Andrew Farber as the new director for the Somers Public Library. Currently the head of Young Adult Services at the Greenburgh Public Library, Farber will assume his new role on June 1, 2015. “The mission of the Somers Library is to provide residents of all ages with informational, recreational and cultural resources and programs in a welcoming atmosphere conducive to learning and enjoyment,”said Jim Hasl, president of the Somers Library Board of Trustees. “Andrew understands this mission well and possesses the experience, talent and character to lead our library into the future.” At Greenburgh, Farber expanded the library’s community outreach, creating new partnerships with local businesses and schools. He has considerable experience working with digital technologies to enhance library services as he served as the technical support specialist for Greenburgh earlier in his career. “I am both honored and thrilled to have been named the new director of the Somers Library. I look forward to working with the staff and the board to continue the tradition of excellence that the library is known for and to expand the services the library offers to our community,” Farber said. Farber sits on the Westchester Library System Director’s Association Youth Services Advisory Committee charged with providing professional development for young adult librarians, and the WLS Technology Committee responsible for evaluating new technologies to implement across county libraries. Farber was also a member of the team that created the first countywide Battle of the Books competition, a book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth, grades 4-9. After earning his bachelor’s degree in Information Science from the State University at Oswego, Farber received his master’s degree in Library Science from City University at Queens. Farber is current enrolled in the New York Library Association Leadership and Management Program and will complete that program in June. Farber takes over for library director Pat Miller who retired in early March after 12 years of service with the Somers Library.
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