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East Brunswick Library Board of Trustees Appoints New Director

East Brunswick Library Board of Trustees Appoints New Director

Posted June 30, 2009 B By John Saccenti


At a special meeting on June 23 the Library Board of Trustees voted to appoint MaryEllen Firestone to the position of Library Director effective July 1, 2009.

Ms. Firestone has been serving as the Assistant Library Director at The Library for the past 7 years and has been an East Brunswick Library employee since January 1990.  Ms. Firestone spent many years of her career working as a special librarian in law, advertising and banking firms.  She has also served as President of the Board of Directors of Literacy Programs of New Jersey for the past four years. 

When announcing the appointment, Board President Elaine Lee Kessler said “The Board is delighted to promote a long-term employee and talented professional to the position of Director.  MaryEllen has a deep knowledge of The Library’s programs and services and her leadership skills have been honed over the past few years. She brings her knowledge of the fiscal challenges that face our institution and her community roots to the role of Director.  The Board is confident that MaryEllen will guide the institution competently and creatively at a time when we must do more with fewer resources.”  Ms. Firestone, her husband Howard and three children have lived in East Brunswick for the past 22 years.

For more information, please call 732-390-6761.