Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Russell Library's New Appointments

Brandie Doyle is the new Assistant Director at Russell Library.

Russell Library announced today the appointments of Brandie Doyle as Assistant Library Director and Catherine Ahern as Info Services Department Head.
Brandie Doyle joined the Library in June 2011 as business and career resources librarian and was promoted to circulation department head in December 2013. Brandie has played an important role in helping to redefine the importance of the customer experience in the 21st century. She holds a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Simmons College.
Catherine Ahern, who joined the Library in 1990, was named Acting Information Services Department Head in February this year after the departure of Jason Neely, who was appointed director at the Enfield Public Library. During her tenure, Catherine has held various positions from which she has helped create a modern public library for the citizens of Middletown and the region. Catherine holds a Masters of Library Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University.
“We are fortunate to have the talent internally to fill these important leadership positions”, said Matthew K. Poland, the Library’s director. “Maintaining a sustainable public library in the 21st century requires inspired leadership like Brandie and Catherine.”
Both appointments are effective Monday, May 30, 2016.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am very pleased to learn of Brandie Doyle's promotion to the position of Russell Library Assistant Director. Brandie has done an excellent job in her previous roles as Job & Career Services Librarian and as Head of Circulation. She is forward-thinking, creative, and committed to providing excellent library services to the public.

Let me add that Catherine Ahern is among the very best of reference librarians. Her familiarity with the Middletown public and its information needs is very impressive. She has been a driving force in the adoption, evaluation, and use of informational databases.

I had the honor of working with both Cathy and Brandie for a number of years. I congratulate them on their promotions. Russell Library is in good hands! -- Vince Juliano, former Assistant Director.