“Basically, the idea is to cultivate relationships to move the organization forward ... and holding the vision and reaching for great service,” de la Chapelle said.
“It takes all of the partnerships to make it work.”
De la Chapelle said she hoped to lead the library with mission-driven planning when it comes to budgets and services, saying she would “make sure all the decisions are being made for the mission.”
Mosher and de la Chapelle also discussed their management styles, experience working with unions and initial impressions of the city library, both stating they remain open to ideas and would lead in a people-friendly approach.
Both candidates hold New York State Public Library certifications.
Mosher is currently a reference librarian at Northern Onondaga Public Library near Syracuse and past library director of the Skaneateles Library Association and at Champlain Regional College-St. Lambert campus in Montreal.
De la Chapelle is the electronic-services and emerging-technologies librarian at Clinton Community College and a past visiting librarian at SUNY Plattsburgh. The Westport native is also currently an adjunct professor at CCC and past library director of the Westport Library Association.