The Board of Trustees at Friend Memorial Public Library is delighted to announce the appointment of Catherine Nevin as the Library Director.

Catherine, who has been serving as the Interim Library Director since June, brings a wealth of library experience and a deep connection to the community that makes her an ideal fit for this leadership role. She holds a Master’s in Library Science (with a concentration in Information Technology) from Simmons University in Boston and has been a lifelong library enthusiast.

“Over the course of my life many libraries have served my book needs, but only one has served as my home,” shared Catherine. “The Friend Memorial has always held a special place in my heart, and I feel incredibly fortunate that the place which gave me comfort and peace as a child is now my place of work. I love this library and the community that it serves, and I look forward to everything that is to come.”

The Library Director position encompasses responsibility for all aspects of library operations, including programming, goal setting, library planning, collection development, supervision, annual fundraising, and budget management. Catherine’s experience has already been instrumental in enhancing the library’s digital transformation and technical assistance over the past two years, making her a natural choice for this position.

As Library Director, Catherine Nevin will continue to provide a welcoming environment where patrons can access various informational, reference, and recreational materials. She will work closely with the board of trustees and lead the small team of talented library staff, fostering their professional development and ensuring they continue to deliver outstanding service to our community.

“Our library, a library for everyone, is so fortunate to have such a vibrant young staff lead by Catherine,” said Ed DePasqual, president of the Board of Trustees. “Having grown up in the library, she has it in her blood. She’s so talented and energetic. It bodes well for the library’s future.”

Please join us in congratulating Catherine Nevin on her appointment as the Library Director of Friend Memorial Public Library. Her passion for libraries and her commitment to community service will undoubtedly continue to benefit the library and the Brooklin community for years to come.