Ralph S. Bingham III, began his tenure as Executive Director of LibraryLinkNJ in July 2021 after serving as Director of the Gloucester County Library System. Before being appointed to Director of GCLS in 2018, Ralph was Head of Reference & Digital Services, and was project manager for the MakerStudio @ GCLS--the first public library makerspace in Gloucester County, NJ, and the GCLS InnovationStudio on the Gloucester campus of Rowan College of South Jersey. Ralph has spent much of his professional life working with technology in public libraries with a brief stop as Director of Information Technology at the New Jersey State Library.
Ralph was honored to be selected 2022 Librarian of the Year by the New Jersey Library Association. He also served as Chair of TOPCATS: Taskforce On Post COVID-19 Alignment, Trends and Strategies in New Jersey Libraries and as Secretary of the LibraryLinkNJ Executive Board. Over the past decade, Ralph has served on numerous statewide task forces and advisory groups including the LLNJ Delivery Task Force, MentorNJ Task Force, NJSL LSTA Advisory Council, NJSL Database Advisory Committee, NJSL Statewide Services Task Force, the New Jersey Makers Day Board, and various NJLA Sections and Committees. Ralph received his BA from the University of Delaware and his MLS from Rutgers University. When he's not working, he enjoys reading, traveling, and nature photography.