As the chief librarian and library director of the Jacksonville Public Library, Tim Rogers works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, elected officials and a host of city community leaders to deliver on the Library’s mission to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. He is responsible for the overall operations of JPL’s Main Library and 20 branches (soon to be 21!) which serve Jacksonville’s 400,000 households. 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 425 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 is professionally active local, state and national library organizations, most recently serving as president of the Northeast Florida Library and Information Network and currently chairs Florida’s State Library Council. On a local level, he has participated in five Rotary clubs in four different states (including the Rotary Club of Jacksonville) and was a founding member a Lions’ Club chapter.
Tim earned a BA from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Library Science from Indiana University. He lives in the Bartram Park area of Jacksonville with his wife Carla and is the proud grandfather of two very curious granddaughters who share his love of books and reading.