Message from Jay:
Over the summer, Emily Silverman, our longtime Director of Library Development and Communication, left us to move to North Carolina with her husband Mike Milewski, who recently retired from Special Collections and University Archives. To fill behind Emily, we conducted a national search. In reading the numerous applications we received from professionals across the country, it was obvious that many were specifically interested in joining UMass Amherst Libraries to be a part of the excellent work being done here – the work you have been reading about in past issues of this newsletter. After an extensive interview process, we found that we had a gem of a person, sitting right here on our front porch at UMass Amherst. It is my pleasure to welcome Carol Connare as the Director of Library Development and Communication. For the past seven years, Carol produced various university publications, websites, and videos, primarily focused on fundraising, including serving as editor of UMass Magazine. Carol’s diverse experience in communications and development, her enthusiasm, her knowledge of the community and her dedication to the campus and Libraries’ mission all promise that she will provide the leadership required to continue UMass Amherst Libraries’ success in Friend-raising and fund-raising. She is also very excited to be working with our three support organizations – the Friends of the Library Board, the Director’s Council, and the Executive Board of the Du Bois Center. Please help me welcome Carol Connare as she joins our excellent staff who provide the highest quality library and information services possible for the students and faculty of UMass Amherst.
Director of Libraries