New Information Technology Librarian Named At C.H. Booth Library

Published: July 18, 2018 at 12:00 am


Olivia Scully has been named the new Information Technology Librarian for the Cyrenius H. Booth Library. Ms Scully began working in the position on July 11.

In her new position, Ms Scully will manage all aspects of the library's complex information technology infrastructure, including supervising cataloging work and instructing classes and patrons on research and use of the library materials and personal technology devices. Ms Scully will also have a role on the Reference Desk, where she will answer reference questions from the community.

"This is an incredible boon to the community," said library Director Douglas Lord. "With her communication skills, knowledge of graphic design, and user experience (UX) background, Olivia brings a high level of talent to an already strong organization. For libraries in this day and age, the importance of a strong information technology presence cannot be understated, and the library is looking forward to serving the community even better through Olivia's talents."

A resident of Brewster, N.Y., Ms Scully's work experience includes time at the Bethel Public Library as a Senior Library Assistant in the Technical Services & Technology department. She received her Master's Degree in Information and Library Sciences from the University at Buffalo in May of 2018, has a Master's Degree in Education from Widener University in Pennsylvania, and earned an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from the University of Connecticut at Storrs. A self-described die-hard technophile, Ms Scully said that her goals include "assisting patrons to connect with one another and form a greater sense of community."

Ms Scully is a member of the American Library Association, the Connecticut Library Association's Intellectual Freedom Committee, and the New York Library Association, and she is experienced at implementing and teaching new and emerging technologies.

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