A new chapter: departure of Angela Montefinise, communications manager at the New York Public Library
NEW YORK: Angela Montefinise, vice president of communications and marketing at the New York Public Library, is “starting a new chapter”.
Montefinise, who has worked in the public library system for 12 years, noted in a LinkedIn post that she will be starting as communications and content manager “at another important and incredible NYC/internationally beloved institution” on the 18th. July.
She was not immediately available for comment.
In the post, she noted that during her time at the New York Public Library, she and her team “have given the institution a voice, we’ve raised awareness, we’ve shone the spotlight on all the great work that’s going on. in our branches and research centers, we contributed to progress on all the KPIs. And we had a lot of fun.”
The Montefinise team also made him a farewell video featuring the library’s lion mascot sadly walking around the office, recording his departure.
Since joining the New York Public Library in 2010 as Director of Media Relations, Montefinise has been promoted several times. She entered her current position in March, leading an internal team of 30 communications professionals, according to her LinkedIn profile.
A recent campaign Montefinise worked on was the New York Public Library’s landmark decision last fall to make late book return fines a thing of the past. All late fines have been eliminated going forward – and all existing fines and fees in customer accounts have been erased.
The library is looking for his successor.
New York Public Library President Anthony Marx said in an emailed statement to PRWeek that the library is “deeply grateful” for Montefinise’s service to the institution.
“An accomplished and respected member of the library family, [Montefinise’s] leadership significantly increased public awareness and engagement with the library, and contributed to its successes for more than a decade,” Marx said.
Earlier in her career, Montefinise was a Saturday reporter and editor for the New York Post.
Editor’s note: This story was updated July 6 with Marx’s comment.