New Library Director Joins SJC on the L.I. Campus

PATCHOGUE, NY – MARCH 1, 2012 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy has joined its Long Island Campus as the new Director for the Callahan Library. 

Dr. Pollicino Murphy has more than 30 years experience in libraries and higher education. Prior to joining SJC, she worked at St. John’s University, where she served in a variety of administrative capacities, most recently associate director of the Division of Library and Information Science. She has also worked as a librarian at the North Babylon Public Library, Farmingdale State College, and St. Aidan School in Williston Park.

In addition, Dr. Pollicino Murphy has given many presentations and has published extensively in her field. From 2007-2010, she was co-director on a grant of just under $1 million awarded by the Institute for Museum and Library Services. Her professional affiliations include membership in the American Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries, Association for Library and Information Science Education, and The Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C). She also serves on the board of the New York (State) Library Association Section of School Librarians and was chairperson of the ALA Joint Committee on School/Public Library Cooperation from 2010-2011.

Dr. Pollicino Murphy earned an Ed.D. in Education Administration, an M.L.S. degree and a B.A. in American studies all from St. John’s University. She resides in Islip, New York with her husband, Thomas, and son, Gregory.

About St. Joseph's College

St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.

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