Erica Freudenberger Named “Mover & Shaker”

erica Erica Freudenberger, Director of the Red Hook Public Library, has been named a 2016 Library Journal Mover & Shaker! This industry award identifies emerging leaders who are “up-and-coming individuals from around the world who are innovative, creative, and making a difference.” Erica was cited for her leadership that has led to impressive increases at her library since 2010:
• 250% increase in annual visits
• 23% increase in circulation
• 102% increase in program attendance
• 97% increase in publicly-approved funding
How has she done it? “Collaboration, partnership, and community engagement,” she says. “We’ve chosen to focus on helping our community reach its aspirations, which has transformed how people feel about the library and our community.” MHLS congratulates Erica on this significant acknowledgement of her leadership and vision. Read the full article about Erica