Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Godfrey appoints James R. Benn new Director

NOTE from DearMYRTLE: This was just received from our friends at the Godfrey Memorial Library. Please address all inquiries to


 James R. Benn, B.A., M.L.S., is the new Director of Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, Connecticut beginning September 13. He is currently the Coordinator of Information Technology for the West Hartford, Connecticut public schools.

Previously he has been the National Sales Director for Auto-Graphics, Inc., a library automation and internet service provider; a research associate for the National Commission on Libraries and Information Services; Director, Department of Planning and Network Services of the Connecticut State Library; Executive Director of the Southeastern Connecticut Library Association; and Director of the Ledyard, Connecticut Public Library. He has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Southern Connecticut University School of Library Science.

In addition, he is a published author, with his fifth mystery novel due to be released this fall and is a member of the Lyme, Connecticut Public Library Board of Trustees.

Godfrey Memorial Library (, a library of genealogy and local history, is the publisher of the American Genealogical Biographical Index and the creator of the Connecticut Cemeteries Preservation Project.

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