As the library director of the Jacksonville Public Library (JPL), Tim Rogers works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, the City Council and Mayor’s Office, and a host of other city leaders to animate the Library’s mission of enriching lives, building community and fostering success by bringing people,information and ideas together. He is responsible for the overall operations of JPL’s Main Library and 20 branches which serve Jacksonville’s 369,995 households and 941,798 residents with a collection of more than 2.2 million borrowable physical and digital items. His other key duties include strengthening the Library’s financial base while providing an environment that attracts and supports a diverse and talented staff of more than 460 people.
Tim has more than 30 years as a library leader, serving in executive leadership positions with library systems and organizations in Kansas, New York, North Carolina and Oklahoma. He has been professionally active on both the national and state level, including terms as the Chair of the Board for the Northeast Florida Library and Information Network, a member of Florida’s State Library Council, the President of the Kansas Library Association, and the President of the Board of Trustees for the Public Library of Smithfield and Johnston County (NC). He has participated in four Rotary clubs in three different states, and was a founding member local Lions’ Club chapter.
Tim earned a BA in Linguistics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. He is a lifelong learner, a fan of baseball and base baseball analystics, and avid reader of and listener a variety of works of fiction and nonfiction. He lives in Jacksonville with his wife Carla, and is the proud grandfather of two very curious granddaughters.