The position for President of the Boston Public Library is now available on the City of Boston website for interested applicants to apply. In addition, executive search firm Spencer Stuart is actively recruiting candidates from across the country. To craft the position description, Spencer Stuart worked closely with the BPL Presidential Search Committee to ensure that community feedback from seven public listening sessions held across the city were incorporated.
“We received insightful feedback from the community regarding desired qualities for the president role; and now we are moving this process into the next stage and will begin identifying strong candidates to lead this great institution,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
“I am extremely thankful to all who attended the listening sessions or sent comments, and request that you continue with the feedback. These comments will enrich the interview process and ensure the community’s voice is present,” said John Palfrey, Chair of the BPL Presidential Search Committee.
“This position description calls for a well-rounded candidate with strong leadership and partnership skills,” said Spencer Stuart consultants Mary Gorman and Michele Haertel. “We look forward to presenting Mayor Walsh, the BPL Board of Trustees, the BPL Presidential Search Committee, and residents of Boston and the Commonwealth with a strong selection of finalists this spring.” Read more »