Library director out, assistant director named interim head (June 7, 2011)
Interim director Daryl Fletcher was recently named Director of the Conyers-Rockdale Library.
The library Board of Trustees appointed Fletcher, who has served as interim head since April, during a called meeting on Dec. 6.
Board of Trustees Chairman Jerry Troff said in a released statement, “Daryl has done an excellent job as Interim Director and I think he will do an excellent job as Director.” He cited Fletcher's credentials and relationship with the staff and Friends of the Library, trustees and community groups.
“His technology background, both in and outside of the public library setting, is so important and necessary to keep our library on the cutting edge of computer networking and telecommunications which is required by the patrons that enter the Nancy Guinn Library every day. Our library is so much more than a repository of books.
On being appointed, Fletcher said, “I certainly appreciate the confidence and support that has been shown to me by the Library Board and staff. Our library is a shining star in Rockdale County, and there is more demand for everything we offer than ever before. While we are not immune to the challenges facing all libraries these days, I am extremely optimistic about the future of our library.”
Fletcher came to the Conyers-Rockdale Library in 2006 as Assistant Director for Technical Services and was involved in the Library’s recent renovation. He was named interim director after the contract of previous director Debbie Manget was not renewed. Prior to that, he worked for a company Interface Electronics that serviced libraries and for the Ga. Public Library Service. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and a Master of Library Information Science, both from the University of Alabama, in 1992 and 1995, respectively.