New director appointed
Mansfield - posted Jan, 10 2012
MANSFIELD- Ms. Leslie B. McDonough has been appointed as the next director of the Mansfield Public Library. Ms. McDonough was selected following a competitive recruitment process and will begin work in Mansfield on Jan. 30. Ms. McDonough is an accomplished professional with over two decades experience as a library director for various Rhode Island municipalities. She has served as the Director of the North Scituate Public Library in Scituate, Rhode Island since 1998, where she has successfully completed a major addition and renovation project while managing the organization through challenging economic times. Ms. McDonough holds a master’s degree in library and information science from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in archaeology from the State University of New York, Binghamton, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania. Ms. McDonough succeeds Louise Bailey, who recently retired after many years of dedicated service to the Mansfield Public Library and the town. The Town is currently planning a reception to welcome Ms. McDonough to the community, and will announce the details on this event at a later date.