(Saugus, MA) October 6, 2017 – Town Manager Scott C. Crabtree and the Library Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that Alan Thibeault has been provisionally appointed as director of Saugus Public Library. Thibeault’s first day on the job was Monday, September 25, 2017.
Thibeault comes to Saugus from the Peabody Institute Library in Danvers, Massachusetts, where he worked as the director for five years. Prior to that Thibeault worked as the Director of the Winthrop Public Library & Museum in Winthrop, Mass.
Thibeault has his Master of Library Science from Simmons College and his Bachelor of Arts from Norwich University. He is a member of the American Library Association and the Public Library Association, and he served as the President of the North of Boston Library Exchange Executive Board from 2015 to 2017.
“I am pleased to welcome Alan Thibeault aboard as the Town’s new Library Director,” said Town Manager Crabtree. “I look forward to working collaboratively with him, and seeing all that he will undoubtedly accomplish in this capacity, including his innovative ideas that will allow him to enhance services and programs for our residents.”
As director of the Saugus Public Library, Thibeault is responsible for all planning, direction, and supervision of library services including collection development, programming, and staffing. In addition, he will work with the Board of Trustees to develop a long range plan based on community needs and strategic vision.
“I'm really looking forward to serving as library director and continuing to expand on the library's accomplishments of the last year,” said Thibeault. “I'd love to see the library become an even more popular destination and a more valuable informational and cultural resource for the people of Saugus.”
As technology continues to evolve at a faster pace, Thibeault said he would like to position the library in a way to take advantage of new technologies.
“This will help provide our citizens easy access to the universe of culture and knowledge,” Thibeault explained. “The library's resources should be available to all citizens wherever they are, whether it be at home, work, or school, and of course, in the library building itself.”
The Library Board of Trustees is also excited to welcome Thibeault aboard.
"I am eagerly anticipating his forward leaning efforts in the areas of staff continuing education/training, after school programming, community outreach and facility upgrades,” said Gail M. Murray, Library Trustee.
Currently, the Saugus Public Library offers meeting spaces and wifi/computer accessibility, and provides programs for residents including those for children and young adults, research assistance, genealogy and local history research databases, and online subscriptions to professional journals and other periodicals.
For more information, contact the Town Manager’s office at 781-231-4111.
About The Town of Saugus
The Town of Saugus, Massachusetts, is a family-friendly, historic neighborhood Town located along the north shore, ten miles north of Boston. First settled in 1629, Saugus is home to historic sites, top-tier public services, and a thriving business community. Strong community support, a forward-thinking approach to town government, rich recreational opportunities, affordable choices, and easy access to all the amenities that Boston has to offer – they all contribute to make Saugus a Town where businesses flourish and families make their home.