The Middletown Township Public Library and the Township of Middletown recently announced the appointment of Kim Rinaldi as Provisional Library Director, beginning on February 24, 2014.

Ms. Rinaldi comes to the Middletown Township Public Library after having served as the Library Director of the Margaret E. Heggen Free Public Library in Washington Township.  During her tenure there, Ms. Rinaldi managed 26 employees and a $2.5 million annual budget.  Ms. Rinaldi has also served as the Director of the Brielle Public Library and as a Senior Librarian at the Ocean County Library, Long Beach Island Branch in Surf City, New Jersey.

Ms. Rinaldi holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Texas Womens College and has extensive experience in library administration, budgeting and project management.  Ms. Rinaldi is credited with outsourcing material cataloging and processing at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library, reducing annual operating costs by $150,000.00.  Ms. Rinaldi, who will earn an annual salary of $95,000,  also managed a successful $2 million library building project.