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Board interviews candidates to lead Penn Area Library

| Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, 9:01 p.m.

Finalists for the open director position at Penn Area Library will be invited to meet with the library board's personnel committee in the coming weeks, board president Joseph Burns said.

Library officials are searching for a successor to Christine Miller, who moved to California after serving as director since early 2010. Pat Cappeta, coordinator of the library's children's section, is serving as interim director.

Board members have had phone interviews with some of the nearly 20 people who applied for the job, Burns said. He declined to say how many have been chosen to meet with board members.

Burns said the committee's goal was to get “as wide a collection as possible” of people who already have been directors or have been working toward that goal, though the first consideration likely will be a candidate's supervisory skills.

The library employs four full-time employees and about half a dozen part-time employees, and volunteers perform some tasks.

Library officials said they expect that Cappeta will continue fill in into February as the personnel committee whittles the field to a recommendation to the full board, Burns said.

Candidates are from inside and outside of the Pittsburgh region. The library director is not required to live in Penn Township, he said.

Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 8671, or cforeman@tribweb.com.

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