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Fairfield's Town Librarian Checks Out After A Decade Of Service

Town Librarian Karen Ronald, center standing, was on hand when financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn visited Fairfield Public Library.
Town Librarian Karen Ronald, center standing, was on hand when financial writer Jane Bryant Quinn visited Fairfield Public Library. Photo Credit: Carll Tucker

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Karen Ronald has resigned as town librarian to spend time with her family and to move out of state.

Her resignation is effective June 1, First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced Wednesday.

Ronald has worked for the Fairfield Public Library for more than 10 years. She first served as deputy town librarian before becoming town librarian for seven years.

“Karen’s love for learning and her ability to recognize and help meet the needs of our community have been instrumental in the success of both the Main Library and the Fairfield Woods Branch Library,” Tetreau said.

Ronald had led three other public libraries before coming to Fairfield – in Trumbull, Wilton and in one in Canada.

“Over the past decade, the library has become more open, responsive and more agile in responding to community needs and challenges,” Ronald said. “The Board of Library Trustees, the Friends of the Fairfield Public Library and especially the staff are committed to service excellence from daily interactions with patrons checking out library materials to the stellar community-wide One Book One Town program.”

Beginning Friday, Deputy Town Librarian Nancy Coriaty will serve as interim town librarian.

The Board of Library Trustees will be conducting a national search for town librarian, effective immediately. The search committee is expected to recommend a candidate this fall.

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