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

February 29, 2012

PATCHOGUE, NY MARCH 1, 2012 St. Josephs 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. Johns 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. Johns University. She resides in Islip, New York with her husband, Thomas, and son, Gregory.