BIDDEFORD — McArthur Public Library will welcome a new director this month.

Jeffrey Cabral will start the job on Feb. 28, interim director Sally Leahey said. He currently is serving as director of Yeadon Public Library near Philadelphia.

“He seemed really interested in Biddeford and had done quite a bit of research. He is very interested in being active in the community,” Leahey said.

Cabrel has a master’s degree in library sciences from Victoria University in New Zealand and a bachelor’s in marketing from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Leahey has been serving as interim director since Dora St. Martin left the position in early November to sail the world with her husband.