The Board of the Farmington Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Lindquist of West Simsbury, CT as Executive Director of the Farmington Libraries. The Board’s decision to hire Mr. Lindquist came based on the recommendation of a search committee which conducted a 2 month process of soliciting, assessing, and interviewing candidates for the Executive Director position. Mr. Lindquist officially assumed his position on July 7, 2020.
Chris emerged as the top candidate after an extensive interview process and the Board is pleased that he accepted our offer. He is the former Executive Director of the Northborough Free Library in Northborough, MA and prior to that position, served as Library Director of the Westfield Athenaeum in Westfield, MA and Library Director of the Sturgis Library in Barnstable, MA. Chris, who grew up in Newington, is a long-time resident of the Farmington Valley and is eager to assume a position on his home turf.
Chris is a graduate of Trinity College and holds a Master’s degree in Library Science from the Columbia University School of Library Service. Chris led the Northborough Library in continuing to provide remote services to the community during COVID times, and will be working to continue to provide creative ways to offer services to the Farmington community. In addition to his commitment as a librarian, Chris has a keen interest in Colonial New England history.
Library Board Chair Jorie Andrews commented: “Based on his career accomplishments and knowledge of library operations and trends, the Board is excited to have Chris join us and we are confident that Chris’ management and organizational skills will help us continue to provide outstanding service to the Farmington Libraries and our community in these challenging times.”
Commented Chris: “I am truly excited about the opportunity to serve as the Executive Director of the Farmington Libraries, which has a long and proud tradition of serving the informational, educational and cultural needs of Town residents. I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, staff and volunteers to build on this tradition of excellence, even as we reshape, rethink and adapt our services during these challenging times.”