New Library Director at Berlin-Peck Memorial Library

Meet our new Library Director!

January 30, 2024

BERLIN, CT – Berlin-Peck Memorial Library is extremely pleased to announce the promotion of Carrie Tyszka to the position of Library Director, effective January 29, 2024.

Ms. Tyszka joined the library in 2000 as a reference librarian and most recently served as Head of Adult Services, where she coordinated daily operations of the reference department, supervised reference librarians, and built and maintained strong community partnerships. She brings a strong set of skills vital to successful library leadership: institutional knowledge, a deep understanding of the community, and a commitment to universal access to information. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Connecticut, and an MS in Library and Information Science from Southern Connecticut State University.

Ms. Tyszka replaces Kimberly McNally who served as library director from June 2021 until this month. “I am delighted to hand over leadership of this wonderful library to Carrie Tyszka. It has been a gift to be part of this community over the last two and a half years and I am excited to see Carrie take on this role. She helped lead this library through the pandemic, stepped in as interim director when the previous director retired, and tirelessly advocated on behalf of this community and library. Berlin is so very lucky to have her at the helm.”

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library recently completed its strategic plan that will guide the library through 2026. In accepting the promotion, Carrie said, “I am very excited to begin my next chapter at the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. This library has held an important place in my heart since my very first day, twenty-three years ago. I feel lucky to embark upon a new role in a place that I love, with coworkers I admire and a community I know. I am committed to building upon the strong foundation that has already been laid and to finding new and innovative ways to serve our patrons, guided by our new strategic plan.”

The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library strengthens individuals and builds community through universal access to information, opportunities, ideas, and understanding. The library serves a community of approximately 20,000 and offers books, media, databases, internet access, a Library of Things, and programs for all ages.