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Ferrum College Introduces New Director of Stanley Library


Dr. Brandi Porter recently assumed the reins.

Ferrum, Va. (August 7, 2012) – Ferrum College announces the appointment of Dr. Brandi Porter as Director of Stanley Library. 

Dr. Porter is already on campus and working in the library helping to oversee renovations on the second floor of the facility where previous storage areas are being converted to classroom space.

“I'm pleased to be a part of Ferrum College.  It is a very exciting time to be here as the Stanley Library undergoes major space changes to further support teaching, learning, and collaboration opportunities among the campus community,” said Porter.

Prior to Ferrum, Dr. Porter worked as Director of the Mount Aloysius College Library in Cresson, PA, as Associate Director of the Learning Commons at Syracuse University Library, and Director of Library Services for Bucks County Community College in Newtown, Pa.  Dr. Porter received her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Doctorate in Information Science from Nova Southeastern University.

Her areas of research include millennial student search strategies, learning commons development, and online learning communities.  Dr. Porter has served as an adjunct instructor for library management, information systems and technology, and information literacy and communication courses.

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