For Immediate Release

Contact: Deborah Gilleran

Georgian Court Alumna Appointed Library Associate

Lakewood, N.J., Dec. 8, 2008—Georgian Court alumna, Andrea Simzak, has joined the State Library Information Center as a library associate in the Reference Services Section. Her responsibilities will include scheduling the State Library’s Training Lab, coordinating staff training, scheduling presenters for training sessions, and working on staff development programs, in addition to serving as a reference librarian.

Ms. Simzak earned her master’s in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University, where she worked at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library as a research assistant and project manager. While there, she spearheaded the digitization of the virtual references services library and worked on an international research project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Online Computer Library Center, and Rutgers called “Seeking Synchronicity: Evaluating Virtual Reference Services from User, Non-User and Librarian Perspectives.” She also worked for two summers at the State Library and served as a panelist on the State Library’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Future.

The Ewing resident received her bachelor’s degree from Georgian Court University in 2006.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,000 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

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