LILRC APPOINTS TIMOTHY J. SPINDLER AS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Bellport, New York – March 20, 2018 – Earlier today the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) announced the appointment of Mr. Timothy J. Spindler as Executive Director. Mr. Spindler will begin his work with LILRC on June 11, 2018.
As Executive Director Mr. Spindler will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for LILRC to address its members’ needs in an ever-changing information service environment. Mr. Spindler will manage LILRC’s personnel, budget, technology, and serve as chief spokesperson and advocate. He will oversee an annual budget of approximately $1,200,000 and a staff of seven full time employees.
Mr. Spindler currently serves as Executive Director of Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) library consortium, a position that he has held since 2015. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Mr. Spindler served as the Library Applications Manager at C/W MARS.
Mr. Spindler’s past work experience includes time as a User Services and Information Systems Librarian at Roger Williams University, Reference Librarian and Information Technology Coordinator at Roger Island College, as well as work as an archivist at a museum, historical society, and research center.
LILRC Board President Carol Meschkow commented, “The entire LILRC Board of Trustees was impressed by Tim’s vision for the evolving role of libraries, administrative experience, varied technological background, and his commitment to multi-type library systems. We are excited that he will be our new Executive Director.”
Mr. Spindler said, “I am very excited about the opportunity to work with the Long Island library community and with the LILRC staff building upon their excellent service to libraries and their communities.”
The Long Island Library Resources Council is one of New York’s nine Reference and Research Library Resources Systems. As a regional multi-type library organization serving academic, special, public, school libraries and library systems in Nassau and Suffolk counties, its purpose is to enhance access to information, encourage resource sharing, and promote library interests for all LILRC members. LILRC is primarily state funded. LILRC’s website: www.lilrc.org.