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Gregory named director of library services at Lycoming College

Gregory named director of library services at Lycoming College

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Alison S. Gregory, an alumna of Lycoming College, has been named the College's associate dean and director of library services at the John G. Snowden Memorial Library, according to an announcement by Dr. Phil Sprunger, provost and dean of the College. She will begin her duties July 1, having served the College since 2005 as assistant professor and instructional services librarian and coordinator of information literacy and outreach.

Gregory was selected following a national search. In her new role, she also will oversee the College Archives, as well as coordinate grant projects and continue teaching. She is replacing Janet McNeil Hurlbert, who retired at the conclusion of the 2012-13 academic year.

“I am extremely fortunate to come into a well-oiled machine,” Gregory said. “Everyone works well together and we are enthusiastic and dedicated to the library.”

She hopes to continue collaborating with faculty to help improve students’ research assignments, as well as teaching students how to conduct research. Also as of July 1, she will be promoted from assistant professor to associate professor.

“We are a teaching library,” she said. “And to be a good director, I still need to be hands on in the library classroom.”

Gregory earned a master’s of science degree in library science at Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in history from Lycoming in 1997. At the College, she has been elected to serve as the secretary of the faculty for 2013-14, is the Class of 2014 adviser and is past president of the College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She serves as publicity coordinator on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s College and Research Division, is on the steering committee for the West Branch chapter of the Pennsylvania Library Association, and is a mentee within the American Library Association’s Association of College and Research Libraries’ College Director’s Mentor Program.

As a graduate student, she completed an internship in reference and instructional services at Snowden Library. She also has numerous publications to her name, and has collaborated on several projects with College faculty members.

Gregory resides in Williamsport with her teenage daughter and their rescued dog.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit

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