School of Information Sciences

SIS alumna appointed Director at New York Public Libraries


Denise Hibay (MLIS ‘87) was recently appointed to the position of Astor Director for Collections and Research Services at the New York Public Library (NYPL). In this new role, Hibay primary responsibilities will be to establish a unified vision for NYPL’s research collections; formulate and implement a clear collection management and preservation plan for the lifecycle of all research collection material; and coordinate the development and assessment of research services that position the Library as a vital resource to support learning, creativity, scholarship, and enterprise.

Hibay has worked with the NYPL for more than twenty-nine years, starting her career there as a reference librarian and selector for Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese materials. Since then, she has held a range of managerial and leadership positions in the Research Libraries.  In 2007, she became Interim Director of the first Collections Strategy department. Most recently, Hibay has been serving as the Associate Director for Collection Development, where she has been leading the NYPL’s efforts in the ongoing development of its collections, managing the transition from print to online, providing oversight for the global studies collections, and furthering strategic partnerships.

Join us in congratulating Hibay on her new appointment!

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