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People news: Hurst-Wahl named to OCPL Board of Trustees

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Jill Hurst-Wahl has been named to the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL) Board of Trustees. She is an associate professor of practice and director of the Library Science program at the School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University.

She fills a vacancy on the OCPL board, and her renewable term runs through December 2017, according to an iSchool news release.

The OCPL’s board sets and oversees library policies, including general oversight, fiduciary responsibility, and employment and evaluation of library leadership. OCPL is one of 23 public library systems chartered by the Board of Regents in New York state. It operates the Central Library in downtown Syracuse, 10 more libraries in the city, and 21 independent libraries across the Onondaga County suburbs. 

Hurst-Wahl is a former member of the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors (2011-2013) and of the Regents Advisory Council on Libraries (2007-2012), per the release.

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