Sarah Hughes Appointed Access Services Librarian

Sarah Hughes joins the staff of the Cheng Library as Access Services Librarian.

Sarah Hughes, Access Services Librarian

Sarah Hughes joined the staff of the Cheng Library as Access Services Librarian on September 6, 2017. She had previously worked in the same capacity at Dominican College in Orangeburg, New York, and at the New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY.

As the Access Services Librarian, Sarah oversees all of the activities of the Lending Services Department.  These areas include reserves, circulation of books, and media, and maintenance of these collections.  As head of the department, Sarah supervises three full-time staff and student assistants.

Sarah earned her graduate degree in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute, and a Anthropology from Rutgers University. Sarah also has a strong background in medical librarianship from her experience working in the libraries at Princeton Healthcare System, Saint Peter’s University Hospital and VA NY Harbor Health Care System.

About her new role at the Library, Sarah commented, “I’m eager to meet and learn more about WPU students and faculty with regard to their needs in the library. The students are fortunate that the Cheng Library offers such an expansive space for study and group collaboration. Along with the Lending Services staff, I will strive to make sure the library is providing services and materials that are current and in line with their changing needs.”

In her spare time Sarah enjoys kayaking, watching documentaries, going to see live music, and traveling. Her position as Access Services Librarian means that Sarah will be working frequently at the Lending Services Desk of the Library.  Students and staff are sure to see her often, and we invite you to stop by the Cheng Library to meet Sarah.

September 12, 2017