The Pequot Library has introduced Fairfield resident Dianne Schlosser as its new Head Librarian.
Schlosser comes from an education background. She's the former Director of Information Services at Greens Farms Academy, and served in that role from 2003 until July 2013. Schlosser’s duties at Greens Farms Academy included leading the library and technology department.
Prior to joining Greens Farms Academy, Schlosser was Director of Information Services for the Louise S. McGehee School in New Orleans, La., for 15 years. Before that she was a librarian in various public schools in New Orleans.
Schlosser holds a Master’s in Education from the University of New Orleans, with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and a minor in Library Science after receiving a B.A. in Library Science and English from the University of Mississippi. She also has certification in English, Library Science, and Administration.
“All libraries are having to reinvent themselves in these technological times," Schlosser said. "My vision is to lead Pequot by preserving traditional values while at the same time seeking new and non-traditional ways of doing things particularly in processing and services."
Schlosser also welcomes the opportunity to further highlight Pequot Library’s unique Special Collections to the community.
"Teaching and managing technology is about problem solving so my experience at schools is a plus for Pequot Library.”
Pequot Library, open to the public, offers literary, educational, art, music, science, and important issue of the day programs for patrons of all ages. As Head Librarian, Schlosser will supervise other library employees who deal directly with patrons and library materials.
In addition, she will plan programs and events based on the needs of the community. Although most of her time will be spent on these duties, Schlosser will still spend some time working at the reference circulation desk, assisting patrons with locating books and reference materials, and answering their reference questions.
“I’m thrilled to join such a historical, cultural library with an incredible reputation and such a dedicated and passionate staff that is clearly committed to moving Pequot’s mission forward," Schlosser said.
"We will work together to develop goals and priorities to not only maintain the successful programs but also to further expand Pequot’s reach into the greater Fairfield community."
Schlosser added she looks forward to working with the Fairfield Main and Fairfield Woods libraries.
"Our Town of Fairfield has such an outstanding library system.”