The Next Step

I am happy to announce that I have accepted a position at St. Joseph’s University as the Associate Director for Public Services and Programming in the Francis A. Drexel Library beginning on June 8th. I will be providing leadership in the development, provision and expansion of all public services, including reference, instruction, outreach, circulation and reserves, quiet and collaborative spaces for students, and the Curriculum Materials Center.

SJU Librarians’ Way – Photo by htomren

I have a wealth of experience managing at the departmental level, so moving into the added responsibility of an Associate Director position feels like the perfect next step. I have been working in libraries for over twenty years in various capacities and am glad to find a position where I can apply my diverse background.

My time at Drexel University Libraries has provided valuable experience. For nearly four years, I have been the Liaison Librarian to the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, where I provided instruction, reference and collection support for their programs. I have learned a great deal working with such a wide variety of departments, including Art History, Architecture, Dance, Design and Merchandising, Fashion Design, and graduate programs in Arts Administration, Interior Architecture and Design, Museum Leadership and Television Management, among others. For about the past year, I have also been the Manager of Learning Engagement overseeing our instruction program.

The last two times I changed jobs, I also moved across the country. It’s a big relief to “only” be changing jobs. I will no longer be able to walk to work, but St. Joe’s is an easy bus or train ride away.

I am really looking forward to this new opportunity and to working again at a university with a strong liberal arts component.