Tuesday, December 05, 2006

New Director for Curtis Library

BRUNSWICK. After a several-month national search, the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick has announced that Elisabeth Doucett will take over as Director on January 16, 2007. Ms. Doucett comes to Curtis from the Beebe Memorial Library in Wakefield, Massachusetts.

She received her MLS from Simmons College, where she was elected to the Beta Phi Mu Honor Society. Prior to entering the library profession, Ms. Doucett received an MBA from the J. L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and had an extensive marketing career with several major multinational corporations and consulting groups. Between her graduation from Smith College and management school, she worked in the Harvard University and Boston University development offices.

“It is an understatement to say that we are remarkably fortunate to have attracted Liz to Curtis,” said Library Board President Jamie Kaplan in announcing the Ms. Doucett’s hiring. “She has a perfect skill set to lead Curtis to the next level and into the future. We all truly owe a debt of gratitude to the Search Committee for months of hard work and superb judgment.”

Michael Jones, Chair of the Search Committee, observed that “We received over 60 applications, some from as far away as California and Texas. To the Library’s credit, the talent pool was outstanding. Even so, we were unanimous that Liz stood alone at the top of the group.”

Local residents may attend a reception for Ms. Doucett betwwen 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. on February 1st in the Morrell Meeting Room at the library. For further information, please contact Michael Heath at 725-5242 ext. 236.

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