Managing Director of Library Services

Kerry McGeath
Kerry McGeath

Kerry McGeath joined the DeSoto Public Library in March 2014 as the Managing Director.

Kerry worked as a retailer for 25 years including as a general manager of stores for bookstore/cafes at DFW and Denver International Airports, and corporate Buyer for several national chains.  He received his Masters In Library Science from Indiana University in 1989 but did not work in the library field until 1999. Initially he worked in many different aspects of libraries in varying communities to learn the business for four years before being named City Librarian for the City of Southlake, Texas.

Kerry has served as President of the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association, an affiliate of the Texas Municipal League (TML), and President of the Public Library Administrators of North Texas. He was named 2009 Texas Librarian of the year by the Texas Library Association, and was nominated to run for President of that organization in 2014. He brings a business and retail sensibility focused on keeping costs down, developing an efficient and productive staff focused on providing superior customer service, and being out in the community developing partnerships that benefit the library as well as making the library an indispensable part of the fabric of DeSoto.
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