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March 24, 2013

City to interview library candidates

PLATTSBURGH — The public will get to hear from the two finalists for the job of Plattsburgh Public Library director.

Katharine Mosher and Anne de la Chapelle will give presentations and answer questions from the public at the library on Monday.

Mosher will speak from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., and de la Chapalle will talk from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Mosher, of Cicero near Syracuse, has been a reference librarian at the Northern Onondaga Public Library in Cicero since last July. Before that, she served as library director of the Skaneateles Library Association from 2007 to last summer.

She was library director at Champlain Regional College-St. Lambert campus in Montreal from 2004 to 2007.

Mosher graduated from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and received her Master of Library Science degree from McGill University in Montreal.

She holds New York State Public Library certification.

ALSO CERTIFIED

Also State Public Library certified, de la Chapelle serves as the electronic services and emerging technologies librarian at Clinton Community College, a post she has held since November 2011.

She was a visiting assistant librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh from March 2008 to May 2011; adjunct instructor at CCC from February to the present; evening reference librarian at CCC from April 2007 to March 2008, and served as library director of the Westport Library Association from July 2001 to August 2007.

A Westport resident, de la Chapelle graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and received her Master of Library Science and master’s in curriculum development and instructional technology from the University of Albany.

‘VERY GOOD CANDIDATES’

Library Board President Roland Lockwood said the two finalists were chosen from a field of five who applied for the job. The position became open when Stanley Ransom retired last year.

Russell Puschak has been serving as the interim library director since Ransom left.

“We had some very good candidates apply, and I think the two finalists are very good,” Lockwood said.

“They are different in a lot of ways, but I think either one can handle the job.”

The board will make its decision soon after the public session, he said.

The salary will be negotiated, but Lockwood said the board is looking at a figure in the low $60,000 range.

Email Joe LoTemplio:jlotemplio@pressrepublican.com

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