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Brenda Hazard is New Director of Hudson Valley Community College’s Marvin Library \"Photo

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8072
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Oct. 4, 2007

Brenda Hazard
Brenda Hazard of Albany has been named the director of Hudson Valley Community College’s Marvin Library.

Hazard, who has nearly two decades of academic library experience within the State University system, will oversee the college’s library, which provides information, instruction and services to enhance student learning at the college. The library contains more than 100,000 books, more than 100 periodicals and facilitates access to other academic libraries.

Hazard comes to the college from the University at Albany, where she most recently served as head of the University Libraries’ circulation and media services department. She also served as head of the media, periodicals and reserves department and the interactive media center during her 17 years there.

Her area of expertise is integrating technology into students’ library experiences and meeting the increasing demand for online library and research resources that are needed for the growing number of online students. Hazard served in a leadership role in her campus’s implementation of the Ex Libris ALEPH system that aims to integrate all 64 SUNY campus libraries on a single shared catalog.

She has a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in teaching from Simmons College. She earned her master’s in library science from the University at Albany.

Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 70 associate’s degree and certificate programs in four schools: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training. Hudson Valley has more than 60,000 alumni.