Riley was most recently the Director of the Mount Kisco Library where she oversaw the planning, construction, and move into the newly built facility in 2009. She has previously worked in the Greenburgh Library, the White Plains Public Library, the Ardsley Library, the Chappaqua Library, and the Ossining Public Library, according to the library board’s announcement. She received her Masters in Library Science from Queens College and the Advanced Certificate for Public Library Administration from LIU.
“My primary goals for the Mamaroneck Library are to maximize efficiency of operations, to increase open communications with local residents, to update technology, and to identify and offer more programs of community interest,” Riley said in a statement. “Most importantly, it’s clear to me that Mamaroneck Library is a centerpiece of the community and I will do all in my power to position the Library into the future as an exciting and broad-reaching community center…a warm, welcoming place for children of all ages to learn, have access to information, entertainment, meet & grow together, and more. Libraries today are so much more than just books,” she added.
According to the announcement, Riley “is a self-described technology geek … (who) loves to read, work out at the gym and run trails, hike with her husband and dogs, travel, take yoga classes, and spoil her two grandchildren. … As a well-known professional book reviewer for more than 22 years, she specializes in writing reviews for both fiction and nonfiction titles for teens as well as reviews on books dealing with pets.”