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Siobhan Reardon is President and Director of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Through her leadership, the reimagining of the Free Library of the future is highlighted via the Library’s “Building Inspiration” campaign marking the physical and programmatic changes necessary to present a viable 21st Century library organization. Notable programmatic enhancements include the establishment of the Culinary Literacy Center, the Center for Public Engagement and the Business Resource and Innovation Center which supports the development and advancement of small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Ms. Reardon holds a B.A. from SUNY Purchase (NY), an M.A. from Fordham University, and an M.L.S. from the Palmer School of Library Science at Long Island University. She serves on a number of Boards in Philadelphia and nationally and was named Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year in 2015.

She has achieved national prominence in handling complex commercial litigation and class actions. A leader in the American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, she is the first women to chair the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. She chaired the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations? Commissions on Women and the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed her to committees dedicated to eliminating bias in the justice system.




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