Hagaman Library Director Tapped for Branford Post

Karen Jensen, the current director of the Hagaman Memorial Library in East Haven, has been appointed the new director of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.

This is a press release from the has James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.

Karen Jensen, Director of the Hagaman Memorial Library in East Haven, has been appointed the new Director of the James Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford.  The appointment was made by the Blackstone Board of Trustees at a meeting on December 6.

Prior to joining the Hagaman Library, Jensen served as Assistant Director of the Plumb Memorial Library in Shelton, following previous service at public libraries in Newington and Enfield.  She succeeds Kathy Rieger who resigned last spring to take a position in Iowa.

Andrew McKirdy, President of the Board of Trustees, said that, “Karen’s experience and her commitment to exploring new ways technology can enhance the library experience will be a great asset to the Blackstone Library as we move forward toward the achievement of important goals that we have set for ourselves.” 

Jensen indicated that she “was honored and delighted to accept the appointment.  The Blackstone Library is not only a physical icon in the community, but it represents a standard of excellence in library service that I look forward to helping to build on.”

Jensen will begin her new duties at the Blackstone Library on January 14.

Sam Giglio December 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Karen is a wonderful person, I wish her all the luck in her new positon in Branford. The Folks in that Town are lucky to have her. A lost for East Haven but a gain for the Blackstone Memorial Library. I may have to reach out to her for a place to display my Art work in the Spring.
Doreen Boudreau Hausler December 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Very sad to see Karen go. Our community so benefited from her presence at Hagaman. Congratulations to her, on this new opportunity. Our loss is certainly Branford's gain.
Jack Stacey December 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM
The announcement is bittersweet in that we wish Karen much success in her new position while at the same time are sorry to see her leave East Haven.
Flowers December 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM
Sorry to see Karen leave. She made the library an active community center and put in many hours contributing to town events. She'll be tough to replace.


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