Executive Director Update

Alan Hagyard Retires from Libraries Online

After ten years as its Executive Director, Alan Hagyard, has retired from Libraries Online. During his tenure, Alan oversaw the expansion of LION’s use of technology to provide high quality resources and services to member library patrons, maintained its reputation for dedicated service, and wisely managed its resources in an era of fiscal challenges. He leaves an impressive legacy. Libraries Online wishes Alan well as he embarks on his retirement, and we thank him for his many fine efforts on the organization’s behalf.

Joe Farara Assumes Directorship of Libraries Online

LION is pleased to announce that Joe Farara is LION’s new Executive Director. He comes to us from the Vermont State Colleges, where he served as both Faculty Librarian at Johnson State College and Director of Vermont State Colleges Library Planning. A past president of the Vermont Consortium of Academic Libraries and the Vermont Library Association, Joe has worked extensively with public, school, and academic libraries, and looks forward to continuing this commitment to library collaboration in Connecticut.