Suzanne Bartels Named Library Director
April 19, 2013
Suzanne Bartels has been appointed director of library services and instructional technology, bringing nearly 30 years of higher-ed experience when she begins work this summer.
Since 2008, Suzanne has been director of library and information services at Mitchell College, which is located in New London, Conn. She was vice president for library and information technology for five years and director of library services for two years at the college.
“Suzanne is a personable leader and team builder who brings technical and managerial skills to this important leadership position at Guilford,” said Adrienne Israel, vice president for academic affairs and academic dean.
“She interacts well with people and understands the challenges of developing a strong library presence at a college while dealing with financial constraints. I look forward to working with her.”
Suzanne’s experience also includes serving as library director at Brainerd Memorial Library in Haddam, Conn., from 1996-2001 and music and media services librarian at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., from 1986-96.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Skidmore College and a master’s in library science from Southern Connecticut State University. She has pursued post-graduate study in library and information science and/or technology at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and at Southern Connecticut and in music at the University of Connecticut.
Suzanne has expertise and interests in librarianship, technology and music and in addressing gender issues. She served on the Trinity College Affirmative Action Oversight Committee and was the library representative on the President’s Special Council on Women, serving as chair at one point.
At Guilford she succeeds Leah Dunn, who accepted a position at UNC Asheville last summer. Gwen Erickson served as interim director of Hege Library.