This post is written by Sarah Faye Cohen, Associate University Librarian.
I’m delighted to announce that Margaret Adeogun has joined Kennedy Library as our Head of Access Services as of March 4, 2014.
First and last
Margaret will be leading the Access Services team, which is both the backbone and front face of the library: they keep our building open and safe and they are the first people you see when you walk in and the last when you leave. Their commitment to customer service is extraordinary.
Margaret’s extensive experience with and passion for libraries makes her a great match for managing daily operations. She will support the team now and as we prepare for architectural and system changes. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome her!
Extensive and international experience in libraries
Margaret received her PhD in Library and Information Studies from the University of South Africa in Pretoria in 2005 and her MLS from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria in 1987. As a library director at the University of East Africa in Baraton (Kenya) for 23 years, she managed all aspects of a library including leading teams, creating and implementing policies, training and mentoring, and both strategic and tactical planning — all of which will be assets to Access Services and Kennedy Library!
According to one of her colleagues, Margaret “completely transformed the library into a state-of-the art learning facility.” If you met her during her on campus interview or attended her presentation, I’m sure you’ll agree with the search committee that Margaret will prove a capable, committed, passionate advocate for libraries. We welcome her as an important addition to our team.