The Conyers-Rockdale Library welcomed back Ben Carter (MSLS '06), who began work as the new assistant director on September 4. Carter had previously served at the Library as head of Youth Services from 2006 – 2007, then worked for Gwinnett Public Library System for five years, most recently as assistant branch manager.
“I’m very excited about returning to Rockdale County and the Nancy Guinn Library,” said Carter. “The more public libraries I visit and compare, the more I realize that we have something special here - for example, our youth programs, basic computer classes, a great genealogy collection and a wide variety of eBooks. I look forward to working with Daryl and the rest of the Nancy Guinn staff to support our community.”
A native of Walton County, Carter has degrees from the two oldest state universities in the U.S., the University of Georgia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests include studying languages (he’s currently learning the basics of Tamil), reading and hiking in state parks.
“I look forward to exploring Conyers and Rockdale County on bike soon, too!” he added.
The job of assistant director is to coordinate and supervise the four public service departments: Adult Services, Circulation, Computer Center and Youth Services.