National accolade for head of Free Library of Philadelphia

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    Siobhan A. Reardon

    Siobhan A. Reardon

    Siobhan Reardon took over as president and director of the Free Library of Philadelphia amid a turbulent economic time: the recession of 2008.

    Now, on much more secure footing, she’s been cited as the 2015 Librarian of the Year by Library Journal.  She spoke with NewsWorks Tonight’s host Dave Heller about dealing with budget cuts, making hard choices, and how she’s managed to start new programs at the same time. 

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