Mover & Shaker Red Hook Public Library Director receives prestigious award from Library Journal
(RED HOOK, NY – Erica Freudenberger, director of Red Hook Public Library, has been named a “Mover and Shaker” in the library industry by the national publication, Library Journal.
In its March 15, 2016, issue, Library Journal named 54 outstanding professionals committed to providing excellent service and shaping the future of libraries. Freudenberger was selected because of her commitment to the profession, leadership at Red Hook Public Library, and ability to build community through collaboration and partnerships.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be recognized by my peers,” said Freudenberger. “I’m blown away by the talents of my colleagues and am fortunate to be a part of such a creative profession. I’m incredibly lucky to serve such an amazing community.”
“This year’s class of 54 joins a group of talented professionals who are committed, passionate, and invigorated—each alone and all together transforming the library world and the communities it impacts for the better,” said Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director of Library Journal and School Library Journal.
Freudenberger became Director of Red Hook Public Library in 2010. Since then, the library has partnered with numerous local organizations, including the Town and Village of Red Hook, Red Hook Central School District, Red Hook Rotary, Red Hook Chamber of Commerce, Bard College, Historic Red Hook, Red Hook Community Arts Network and many others.
The 2016 Movers & Shakers were selected by the editors of Library Journal, the profession’s leading trade magazine. Each of the Movers & Shakers will be prominently featured in the March 15th issue of Library Journal and celebrated at a special reception in June during the American Library Association’s annual conference in Orlando, FL. The print feature’s companion website is sponsored by OCLC and available at www.libraryjournal.com/movers2016.
Red Hook Public Library has been serving the community of Red Hook and its need for lifelong learning since 1898. In 1935, the library made its home in a mid-nineteenth century octagonal building based on the designs of Orson Squire Fowler. In 2013 and 2014, it was designated a five-star library by Library Journal. The library was chosen as a finalist for the Best Small Library in America award, given by Library Journal and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, in 2015.
Founded in 1876, Library Journal is one of the oldest and most respected publications covering the library field. Over 75,000 library directors, administrators, and staff in public, academic, and special libraries read LJ. Library Journal reviews over 8000 books, audiobooks, videos, databases, and web sites annually, and provides coverage of technology, management, policy, and other professional concerns. For more information, visit www.libraryjournal.com. Library Journal is a publication of Media Source Inc., which also owns School Library Journal, The Horn Book publications, and Junior Library Guild.