Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Jones Library has a new Director
Sharon Sharry, director of the Greenfield Public Library is now the Director of the Jones Library, an iconic downtown Amherst institution. Surviving a first round 3-3 deadlock vote against the only other candidate, Christopher Lindquist, director of the Westfield Athenaeum, Ms. Sharry won a unanimous 6-0 vote in the second balloting.
After the unsettling episode last year where a renegade wing of the Jones Library Trustees, a sort of evaluation inquisition, drove out 30 year Director Bonnie Isman, lets hope the new director can maintain cordial terms with the Board of Trustees--especially now that Carol Gray has returned from a one year stay in Egypt.
Somebody appreciates my timeliness