Wickedlocal reports...A new chapter started yesterday at the Milford Town Library, with Susan Edmonds, formerly of Boston's George Fingold Library, taking over as director and establishing stability for a staff that has worked under three bosses in three months in a newly renovated library.
Edmonds said she's ready to lead, but first has to get her bearings.
On day 1, Edmonds had to check with staff to see how to get into the locked Milford Room, which showcases the town's history.
When a staff member in circulation told Edmonds her staff key would open the door, the new director halted and smiled, saying, "Oh, I don't have one yet." And when the phone rang in her office, "I gotta learn how to use this," she said, picking it up to say, "Hello, this is Susan."
At the state library in Boston, Edmonds worked in technical services, as the library systems manager, assistant director and head of services. Before that, at the Somerville Public Library, she was reference librarian, circulation supervisor and technical services librarian.
"I've been everything else, but," she said of the director's job. "And I enjoy what I did but this was an opportunity I couldn't miss, pass up."