Special Announcement from the President of the Board of Trustees

I am pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has hired Sukrit Goswami as the Director of the Library to replace Rachelle Nocito, who has served as the Acting Director since February 2017. Sukrit will assume his new position on June 4th; Rachelle will remain on board for a short transition period.

An experienced librarian with a master’s in Business Administration, a master’s in Information Science (Library Science), and a B.S. degree in Economics—all from University at Albany—Sukrit currently serves as the Executive Director of the Montgomery County Library and Information Network Consortium, where he has worked closely with the Directors of the County’s 16 libraries.

Prior to joining the Consortium in 2013, Sukrit managed several libraries in New York State and held several positions during his library career including Director of Youth Programs and Services, Volunteer Coordinator, Reference Librarian and Director.

Sukrit was attracted to the Haverford Township Free Library because he wanted to return to a position where he was more directly working with the patrons and the community. And the Board was attracted to him because with his experience and education Sukrit brings a wealth of knowledge in business, technology and management to our Library, all critical needs as the Library seeks to keep up with the new ways people receive information and how information is now disseminated.

The search for a new Director began in November 2017; the Board received numerous applications and interviewed several of the candidates. The board was unanimous in its opinion that Sukrit was the best individual who could take our very fine Library to even greater heights.

The Board is very thankful to Rachelle for her distinguished service in her interim capacity. During her tenure, the Library held its most successful Gala in its history, conducted the first annual Dewey Decimal 5K and Fun Run and has maintained its status as having the highest circulation of any of the public libraries in Delaware County. Prior to assuming her position as acting director, she wrote the successful Keystone grant that provided the Library with $500,000 for its renovation project. She has been a vigorous advocate for those with special needs and taken interest in looking at ways the Library can serve those with autism.

We thank her for her service.

Phil Goldsmith
President of the Board of Trustees