Elizabeth Joseph Named Assistant Director of Library

The Board of Directors of the New Rochelle Public Library announced that Elizabeth Joseph has been appointed to the position of Assistant Director, effective July 18, 2022. 


Ms. Joseph brings to the New Rochelle Public Library substantial experience in library management, having worked at Ferguson Library in Stamford since 2005 where she served as Head of Information and Adult Services, and most recently as Associate Director, Community Engagement. Prior to joining Ferguson, Ms. Joseph worked as a librarian at New York Public Library and White Plains Public Library.  Ms Joseph is also involved in numerous professional activities and community services. In 2015, she was one of the recipients of Library Journal’s “Mover and Shaker” award.


As Assistant Director, Ms. Joseph will be an important part of the library leadership team. She will be second-in-charge and work with the Director relative to daily operations and outreach efforts in the community.


“The Library continues to evolve as an anchor institution in New Rochelle,” said New Rochelle Public Library Board President Whitney Barrat, “The Board is confident that Elizabeth will add great value to our talented leadership team, and help the Library rise to new heights. We know Elizabeth will play an integral role in strengthening the Library’s role in the community as a premier provider of outstanding programs and services  designed to meet the ever-changing needs of our residents.”


 “We are very excited that Elizabeth is joining our team,“ said Tom Geoffino, Director. “She brings a strong combination of leadership, financial management, and community outreach skills  and we are confident her knowledge, experience and passion will be a tremendous asset to our community.”


Ms. Joseph has a Bachelor’s in English Literature from City College of New York and a Masters in Library and Information Science from Queens College.  She resides in Port Chester, NY with her husband and son. 


The New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a community resource that seeks to improve the life of every citizen in our city. The Library offers a comprehensive print and digital collection that includes retrospective and current materials, up-to-date technology for public use, and a wide range of community services and programs tailored to a diverse audience. Chartered in 1894, NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees composed of seven elected members. It has served the 79,000 residents of New Rochelle from its Main Library building in the downtown business district since 1979. A smaller branch, located in the park in front of the New Rochelle High School, was restored through a grassroots effort and currently operates as the Huguenot Children’s Library. 


Learn more at nrpl.org