Anthony Marx will be the New York Public Library's next president
The New York Times
October 6, 2010
At a time when the digital revolution has thrown the mission of libraries into question, the New York Public Library is planning to name Anthony W. Marx, the current president of Amherst College, a native New Yorker and a passionate advocate of public education, as its new president. He replaces Paul LeClerc, who announced his plan to step down in November 2009.
The choice suggests that the search committee sees the library’s future as rooted in the life of its 86 neighborhood branches, where poor families and immigrants go not only to check out books and DVDs, but also to use computers, do job searches, take English classes and seek guidance on how to search the Internet and write a résumé.