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Marna Hostetler is new Associate Dean

Mar 22, 2011
Marna Hostetler is the new Associate Dean of University Libraries and Director of Thomas Cooper Library at the University of South Carolina. In this role, she will lead and manage the Thomas Cooper Library, as well as three branch libraries across campus. A native of Indiana, Marna has a master of library science degree, as well as bachelor degrees in psychology and sociology, from Indiana University. After beginning her library career as a staff member at the Indiana University law school library in Bloomington, Marna moved to that university's main library. She then accepted her first faculty post with the Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. In 1999, she continued her southern migration and joined the University of South Carolina faculty as Assistant Interlibrary Loan Librarian. She quickly moved into progressively more responsible positions. She was promoted to head of Interlibrary Loan in 2003 and received tenure at the level of Associate Librarian in 2005. In 2007, she also was named head of Access Services. At South Carolina, Marna has been a key player in many areas of service, including being elected Presiding Officer on the University Libraries' Faculty and sitting on the Provost's Advisory Committee on Women's Issues. She served as both chair and co-chair of that group's Research Forum Subcommittee. Marna is active at both the state- and nationwide levels. She is a long-time member of and has held several positions within the South Carolina Library Association. Since 1997, she has been a member of the American Library Association and has served on a number of committees for that organization. A frequent presenter and published author, Marna most recently moderated a session at the South Carolina Chapter of the Special Libraries Association 25th Anniversary Meeting, and published "Purchase on Demand: An Overview of the Literature" in the journal, Against the Grain.