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BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FREE LIBRARY OF PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCE ELECTION OF NEW CHAIRMAN

 PHILADELPHIA, June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Trustees of The Free Library of Philadelphia has elected Dr. Marciene S. Mattleman, as chairman, effective immediately.
 Mattleman, 63, executive director and founder of Philadelphia Futures, succeeds Dr. Gloria Twine Chisum, who had served as chair since June 1990. The election took place at the board's year-end meeting on June 1.
 The Board of Trustees was created by City Ordinance in 1894, enabling the library system to receive appropriations from the City of Philadelphia for establishing and maintaining a free library. There are 22 members of the board.
 The board also installed a new slate of officers for 1993-94 and elected two new members. Officers for the upcoming year are:
 -- Chair: Dr. Marciene S. Mattleman, executive director, Philadelphia Futures.
 -- First Vice Chair: Ronald J. Naples, chief executive officer at Hunt Manufacturing Company.
 -- Second Vice Chair: William J. Marrazzo, president, Roy F. Weston, Inc.
 -- Treasurer: Annetta Foster Givhan, attorney, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius.
 Elected to the board were: Kenneth D. Hill, vice president at Sun Refining and Marketing Company, and Ernest Jones, attorney, executive director of the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition.
 "I'm genuinely thrilled with the opportunity to serve an institution that's been important in my life since childhood," Mattleman said. "This responsibility is consonant with my professional life -- my position as executive director of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy, my many years as a professor at Temple University in training teachers in English education, and my work at Philadelphia Futures that daily speaks to the critical nature of a sound and broad education as a means to a better future. In that regard, libraries citywide are clearly our partners."
 Mattleman's professional career spans more than 40 years in education. Indeed, the bulk of her career was spent at Temple University from 1962-84, where she attained the rank of full professor. Her academic area is in English Education and she has written more than 50 articles for both professional journals and the popular press.
 In 1984, Mattleman left Temple to join the administration of Mayor W. Wilson Goode, as executive director of the Mayor's Commission on Literacy. She headed the commission for more than four years, creating an initiative that served as a model for other municipalities. She left to form Philadelphia Futures in 1988.
 Mattleman is on the board of a number of civic, cultural and business organizations, most notably, Community College of Philadelphia, Hahnemann University, Jewish Community Relations Council, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia and Philadelphia City Sail.
 Mattleman has received numerous awards and honors from local and statewide organizations, including Temple University, Philadelphia Committee on City Policy, Philadelphia Council of Administrative Women in Education, Lutheran Settlement House, Keystone State Reading Association, Jewish Chaplaincy Services, B'nai B'rith Educators and the American Jewish Committee.
 Mattleman is married to Herman Mattleman, a lawyer and former president of the Board of the School District of Philadelphia. The Mattlemans reside in Center City and have three married children and six grandchildren.
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 /CONTACT: Tom McNally, public relations office of The Free Library of Philadelphia, 215-686-5424 or 215-686-5425.


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