The Staff of the JJML met this morning with our new Director, Catherine Creedon. Board and Staff alike are thrilled to welcome Cathy to the library. She brings to our ranks an extraordinary depth of library experience and a proven commitment to this community. We will be hosting a small get-together at the Library on Sunday, September 30th, from
5-7 pm (time change) 3-5 p.m., so that interested members of the public can meet her in person. Please come!
Cathy has an MLS degree, and has worked in libraries for 32 years, beginning as a clerk just out of college. She has driven bookmobiles, worked in prison libraries and museums, as well as in public libraries and in schools. She served as Director of the two-site library of the Morriss Center School in Wainscott, and was the instrumental force in developing the initial high school collection there. She is currently both a reference librarian and a young adult author (Read her novel BLUE WOLF; it is in the JJML collection and was required summer reading for the Ross School 7th grade this year!).
Cathy is an active member of our Sag Harbor community, volunteering for Literacy Suffolk, in food pantries and as advisor on many student literary publications. Cathy and her husband Scott Sandell have lived in the Sag Harbor School district for nearly two decades. Her two sons, now both in college, went through the Sag Harbor school system and graduated from Pierson. (Both Ben and Per also worked at the JJML during high school, so this is a library family!)
We are delighted to welcome Cathy, and are certain that you will be delighted to work with her as Director of the John Jermain Library, beginning October 1st and for many years to come!