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Leadership Change: Drake Memorial Library

Dr. Mary Jo Orzech will be stepping down as Library Director, Drake Memorial Library, and Jennifer Smathers has been named Interim Library Director.

Dr. Mary Jo Orzech will be stepping down as Library Director, Drake Memorial Library, effective December 15, 2017, and returning to a faculty role as an Associate Librarian. Mary Jo has served as Library Director since June of 2008 and we appreciate her many years of service to the Library and the greater College Community.

Jennifer Smathers has been named Interim Library Director and will be working with Mary Jo over the next few weeks to transition responsibilities. Jennifer has been in the library since starting with the College in May 2006 in the role of Head of Library Technical Services. She previously held the same role at Lavery Library at St. John Fisher College. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Nazareth College of Rochester and a Master of Library Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Jennifer will assume her new role on December 18, 2017, and with Cabinet approval, we anticipate conducting a search for a permanent Library Director in late Spring 2018.

contact: Bob Cushman, rcushman@brockport.edu
submitted: Wed, Nov 22, 2017 by rcushman
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