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Giordano hired as new director for library

From staff reports

MIFFLINTOWN – Vincent Giordano has been hired as the new director of the Juniata County Library, and will begin on April 6.

Geraldine Gerber, president of the library’s board of trustees, said he was recently hired after the board spent several months interviewing and screening candidates.

Giordano is a 2009 graduate of Shippensburg University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with a minor in secondary education. He is enrolled in the Masters of Library and Information Science program at the University of Pittsburgh, from which he will graduate early in 2016.

He has been employed as an integrated library systems assistant in the York County Library System since September 2010.

Molly Kinney, director of the Mifflin County Library and chairperson of the Juniata County Library Search Committee said, “Juniata County is lucky to have Vince. He is a talented and highly qualified young man who will be an asset to the library and the community.”

Giordano comes into this job at a time when state budget cuts have crippled many public libraries, but he looks forward to this challenge and hopes to “enhance the library experience” by cultivating community partners and local partnerships.

Developing technology infrastructures, addressing financial needs, and making the library a community cornerstone are three of his priorities.

“Libraries increase the quality of life,” Giordano said, “and I am excited to work with the Juniata County community in doing that and connecting to their reading needs, interests and overall life goals.”

Giordano and his wife Megan, a native of Allensville, are anxious to return to the area she calls home. “Being around great family, friends and the beautiful scenery is very important to us,” he said. “We find a lot of happiness in being in a place like this, on top of being involved in libraries!”

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