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Connecticut State Library Board names Sullivan Interim State Librarian

May 18, 2020

At their regular May meeting this afternoon, the Connecticut State Library Board introduced Maureen Sullivan of East Haddam, CT as Interim State Librarian. During her six-month appointment, Ms Sullivan will direct daily operations of the State Library, represent the agency in State government activities, and participate in educational and professional organizations related to the State Library’s services.  She will work with the State Library Board, its appointed Search Committee, and an executive search firm to recruit and select a new permanent State Librarian to replace Kendall F. Wiggin, who retired as State Librarian after 22 years of service.

A Connecticut native, Ms Sullivan has held positions in library management at the University of Maryland and Yale University and has served as an organizational development consultant for nearly thirty years, specializing in strategic planning, personnel management, leadership development, assessment, and organizational change.  She has taught in the doctoral program in Managerial Leadership at Simmons College and served as Interim Dean of its Graduate School of Library and Information Science.  She is a Past President of the American Library Association, the Association of College and Research Libraries, and the Library Leadership and Management Association and served as an Advisor to the Aspen Institute’s program Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries.  Her articles on leadership and organizational development have been widely published and she has been honored for her work in support of libraries by professional organizations across the country. 

For more information, please contact:

Mary J. Etter, Chair

CT State Library Board

(860) 644-1541

  • 19 May 2020
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