Siobhan Reardon Named Library Journal's 2015 Librarian of the Year

January 7th, 2015

Siobhan Reardon, President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia (FLP) has been named Librarian of the Year for 2015.

After large budget cuts to state library funding and the FLP, Reardon implemented a five-year strategic plan that focused on "five target populations (job seekers, entrepreneurs, new Americans, children under five, and people with disabilities)."

The full article details some of the struggles, new ideas and lessons learned along the way. "I'm proudest that I came out the other side after a difficult two and a half years," Reardon notes. "Once we had the strategic plan in place, life became fun. Now that it is all coming to pass it is exciting."