The Fairport Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Carl Gouveia has been appointed Library Director, replacing Betsy Gilbert who announced her retirement at the end of May. Carl joins us from the Seymour Public Library in Brockport NY, where he has been Director since 2013. He holds a Master of Library Science degree from SUNY – Buffalo and is completing a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Public Library Administration from Long Island University. Carl successfully built strong relationships with the Seymour Library staff, board and patrons, community organizations, key stakeholders, Friends, volunteers, and donors. These relationships created an caring, sustainable environment for the Seymour Library which serves two towns and one village. The Seymour Library is the 2019 recipient of the RRLC Public Library of the year.
The Board thanks Betsy for her 19 years of outstanding leadership and caring service to the Fairport Library staff, patrons and communities, and wishes her much happiness in her retirement.
Congratulations to Carl in his new role and welcome to the library!