Geoffrey Kirkpatrick has served as director of Bethlehem Public Library since July 2011 and is responsible for overseeing all library services. He has previously served as assistant director, head of information technology and head of circulation and technical services, having joined the Bethlehem library team in 2000, following his role as head of readers services at Albany Public Library.
From 2013-2014, he taught Public Libraries, a three-credit, graduate-level course at the University of Albany focused on preparing students to work in a modern public library.
Kirkpatrick is a past president of the New York Library Association, and is a member of the organization’s Civil Service Task Force, as well as a co-creator and Benchmarks Committee chair of the NYLA Sustainability Initiative.
Kirkpatrick earned a Master’s degree in Library Science from UAlbany. He is also a graduate of the NYLA Leadership and Management Academy. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of arts in Psychology and Chinese Studies from UAlbany in 1995.