Sunday, June 5, 2016

Bridget

Bridget Quinn-Carey is Hartford Public Library's new CEO.
She took over two months ago after stints in Iowa, Essex, Buffalo and Queens.  


It is a tough time to run the Hartford library system.  It suffered a $600,000 budget cut and lost 10 positions in the city's recent efforts to balance the city budget.  The library system narrowly 
escaped $400,000 more in cuts that would have required closing three branch libraries.

9 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

Same situation in Haninge, this summer you can borrow a bike with your library card here. Bridget sure looks happy here.

RedPat said...

It seems to be the same story everywhere these days, jack!

Sharon Anck said...

She has a tough job balancing the library needs with the budget.

William Kendall said...

A tough job, but one that must be maintained.

Taken For Granted said...

She has a tough job. I wish her all the luck possible given these shrinking budget times.

Bob Crowe said...

Her shining personality seems to be up to the challenge.

But who would leave my native Queens? Besides me, I mean.

Kay said...

Given what you've said about the state of Hartford's libraries I have to wonder why this lovely woman is smiling. I wish her luck.

Kate said...

Oh dear! Our library systems are a treasured part of our country and it needs level heads and civic help in order to maintain the wonderful services they provide. I hope this woman is able to work effectively for the city!

jennyfreckles said...

Our local library has just had a big refit. Apparently it is one of the most used in the district. I must start using it more myself when I retire. They are such a valuable service. I hope yours does well under this lady's leadership.