At the monthly meeting of the library trustees on July 18, the board voted to approve Maurice J. (Mitch) Freedman's contract, which names him as director of the New City Library through December of 2014.
Freedman was appointed as interim director in May.
He retired from the Westchester Library System in 2005, after serving as its director for 23 years. He was president of the American Library Association and has spoken or consulted in close to 30 countries. Prior to coming to New City, Freedman served as the interim director for the Purchase Free and Nyack libraries.