Monday, January 14, 2008

Interim Library Director Named in Hampton

Shirley Barron to Fill in For Catherine Redden
By Patrick Cronin
Courtesy of The Hampton Union, Tuesday, January 8, 2007
(Republished here with permission)

HAMPTON -- The trustees of the Lane Memorial Library recently hired an interim director to fill in for Catherine Redden, who has been out on medical leave since June.

Bridgit Valgenti, chairwoman of the trustees, said the board unanimously voted at its December meeting to hire Shirley Barron.

Barron, who worked as the interim director at the Hollis Social Library in Hollis, will serve in the position until Redden is able to return to work.

"Catherine is on medical leave and is not being replaced," Valgenti. "She is a great director and we hope she will come back soon."

Valgenti said the trustees felt they could go no longer operate without having a permanent person in that position.
Redden has been out on medical leave for undisclosed medical reasons since June 15.

Valgenti said Assistant Library Director Bill Teschek has been doing double duty for the last six months. Not only has he been doing his normal duties but also serving as acting library director.

"The staff has done wonderfully in her absence but it's been long enough," Valgenti said. "This was our time frame when we said we would look for someone on an interim basis."

Barron, who has officially accepted the job, will be working only 34 hours a week.

"She was a wonderful candidate," Valgenti said. Her references spoke very highly of her."


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