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Ann Tenglund will become director of Friedsam Memorial Library on Jan. 1.
Paul Spaeth is retiring after 24 years as library director, but will continue to oversee the university’s Special and Rare Books Collections on a part-time basis.
Tenglund has worked at St. Bonaventure since she was an undergraduate, most recently as associate library director.
Tenglund has master’s degrees in library science from Syracuse University and education from St. Bonaventure University.
“I am honored and excited by the opportunity to become the library’s next director to help all of us continue our tradition of excellence in library service,” Tenglund said. “I am fortunate to work with talented library staff members who are dedicated to serving the academic and research needs of our students, faculty and staff.”
Spaeth has worked at Friedsam since 1980 and is only the third person to hold the position of director since the library opened in 1938.
“I want to thank Paul for his many years of service to St. Bonaventure,” said Dr. Michael Hoffman, chief information officer and associate provost. “We are very fortunate to have an accomplished and respected leader in Ann ready to assume the role of director of our library. I’m excited to work with Ann as she leads our library into the future.”
Spaeth and Tenglund have been working for years on a leadership transition so Spaeth could devote his time more fully to the collections.
“Because of their unique character, these collections give St. Bonaventure an unquestionable national and international standing in the academic community at large,” Spaeth said.
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